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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AD31 Publication ID: Spring 2004 
Title: FSP: Non-Discretionary Quality Control Provisions of Title IV of Public Law 107-171 
Abstract: This final rule implements several quality control changes to the Food Stamp Act required by sections 4118 and 4119 of title IV of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-171). The provisions in this rule affect the following areas: 1) Timeframes for completing quality control reviews; 2) timeframes for completing the arbitration process; 3) timeframes for determining final error rates; 4) the threshold for potential sanctions and time period for sanctions; 5) the calculation of State error rates; 6) the formula for determining States' liability amounts; 7) sanction notification and method of payment; and 8) corrective action plans. (02-014) 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 273    7 CFR 275   
Legal Authority: 7 USC 2011 to 2032    PL 107-171   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  10/16/2003  68 FR 59519   
Interim Final Rule Effective  12/15/2003    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  01/14/2004    
Final Action  12/00/2005    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Sharon Ackerman
Agency Regulatory Officer
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
Room 918, 3101 Park Center Drive,
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone:703 305-2246