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Start Preamble Start Printed Page 12184 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is re-opening the comment period for the proposed rule published December 1, 2016. The proposed action would implement four … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 11854 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is extending the comment period for this proposed rule. This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements for the processing of donated … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 1231 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements for the processing of donated foods in order to: Incorporate successful processing options tested in demonstration projects, ensure accountability for donated foods provided for … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 86614 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The proposed action would implement four sections of the Agricultural Act of 2014, (2014 Farm Bill), affecting eligibility, benefits, and program administration requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Section 4007 … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 81015 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The proposed action would update civil rights assurance language contained in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations on the Federal-State Agreement (FSA). The rule does not contain any new requirements and would … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 66866 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is proposing changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issuance regulations in accordance with the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110-234 (“the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures II. Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action Costs and Benefits DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background How D-SNAP Currently Operates What acronyms or abbreviations are used in this supplementary discussion of the proposed provisions? Legislation and Regulations What authorities does the Department have regarding disasters? What does legislation say … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Other Similar Energy Assistance Program Qualifying LIHEAP or Other Payment Special Circumstances Procedural Matters Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Regulatory Impact Analysis Regulatory Flexibility Act Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Executive Order 12372 Federalism … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction DATES: Back to Top To be assured of consideration, written comments must be received on or before May 13, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Mary Rose Conroy, Branch Chief, Program Development Division, Program … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Clarification and Request For Comment 1. Under the proposed rule, what would be the varieties of items retailers would need to stock? 2. Under the proposed rule, how many perishable items … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures II. Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action Costs and Benefits III. Background and Discussion of the Proposed Rule Proposed Changes … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures II. Background and Discussion of the Proposed Rule What are the recruitment activities designed to persuade an individual to apply for SNAP benefits? The regulations already define recruitment activities as … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Retail Food Store Staple Food Determination of Authorization Need for Access Public Disclosure of SNAP Information Regulatory Impact Analysis Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Need for Action Benefits Costs Regulatory Flexibility … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Acronyms or Abbreviations Implications of Photo EBT Card Option Discussion of the Rule's Provisions State Agency Requirements for Photo EBT Card Implementation Minimum Requirements Function of Issuance Voluntary vs Mandatory Exemptions Serving Clients … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Discussion of the Rule's Provisions 7 CFR Part 271 7 CFR Part 274 7 CFR Part 278 III. Procedural Matters Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Regulatory Impact Analysis Regulatory Flexibility Act … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Overview of the Existing CRE Administrative Review III. Overview of the Key Proposed Changes to the Administrative Review Procedures for Conducting a Review Off-Site and On-Site Review Activities Entrance and Exit … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule that was published on January 15, 2015 (80 FR 2037) has been extended from April 15, 2015 to May 27, 2015. To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures II. Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action in Question Program Purpose Infant Meal Patterns Child and Adult Meal Patterns Best … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Discussion of the Rule's Provisions 7 CFR Part 250 A. Subpart A—General Purpose and Administration 1. Purpose and Use of Donated Foods, § 250.1 2. Definitions, § 250.2 3. Administration at … [read more]

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