Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Review of Major Changes in Program Design and Management Evaluation Systems

Docket ID: FNS-2011-0035
Agency: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The final rule will amend 7 CFR parts 271, 272, and 275 to codify section 4116 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. This section, Review of Major Changes in Program Design, requires the Secretary to develop standards for identifying major changes in the operations of a State agency that administers SNAP. Once the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has determined that a State reported operational change is considered major, the State will be required to report to FNS, on a regular basis, information related to the impact of the change on program integrity and program access.

RIN: 0584-AD86
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 275
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: Pub. L. 110-234
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/03/201176 FR 24820
NPRM Comment Period End07/05/2011
Final Action01/19/201681 FR 2725
Final Action Effective01/19/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Organization: Food and Nutrition Service
Category: Not Significant
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jul 05, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/03/2011
ID: FNS-2011-0035-0001

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Agency Contact
Charles H Watford
Regulatory Review Specialist
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
Lynnette M Thomas
Chief, Planning and Regulatory Affairs Branch
3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302
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