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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE08 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Child Nutrition Program Integrity 
Abstract: This rule proposes to codify three provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act). Section 303 of the Act requires the Secretary to establish criteria for imposing fines against schools, school food authorities, or State agencies that fail to correct severe mismanagement of the program, fail to correct repeat violations of program requirements, or disregard a program requirement of which they had been informed. Section 322 of the Act requires the Secretary to establish procedures for the termination and disqualification of organizations participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Section 362 of the Act requires that any school, institution, service institution, facility, or individual that has been terminated from any program authorized under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act or the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, and appears on either the SFSP or the Child and Adult Care Food Program's (CACFP's) disqualified list, may not be approved to participate in or administer any other programs authorized under those two Acts. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR part 210; 7 CFR part 215; 7 CFR part 220; 7 CFR part 225; 7 CFR part 226; 7 CFR part 235 (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.
Legal Authority: PL 111-296 
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need: There are currently no regulations imposing fines on schools, school food authorities or State agencies for program violations and mismanagement. This rule will: 1) establish criteria for imposing fines against schools, school food authorities or State agencies that fail to correct severe mismanagement of the program or repeated violations of program requirements; 2) establish procedures for the termination and disqualification of organizations participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP); and 3) require that any school, institutions, or individual that has been terminated from any Federal Child Nutrition Program and appears on either the SFSP or the Child and Adult Care Food Program's (CACFP's) disqualified list may not be approved to participate in or administer any other Child Nutrition Program.

Summary of the Legal Basis: This rule codifies Sections 303, 322, and 362 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-296).

Alternatives: None identified; this rule implements statutory requirements.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: This rule is expected to help promote program integrity in all of the child nutrition programs. FNS anticipates that these provisions will have no significant costs and no major increase in regulatory burden to States.

Risks: None identified.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2014   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/00/2014   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
James F Herbert
Regulatory Review Specialist
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive,
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone:703 305-2572
Email: james.herbert@fns.usda.gov

Lynnette M Thomas
Chief, Planning and Regulatory Affairs Branch
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive,
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone:703 605-4782
Email: lynnette.thomas@fns.usda.gov

 
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