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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AD97 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Updated Trafficking Definition and SNAP-FDPIR Dual Participation 
Abstract: Title IV-Part IV: Program Integrity, section 4132 (Civil Penalties and Disqualification of Retail Food Stores and Wholesale Food Concerns) and section 4131 (Eligibility Disqualification) provisions clarify current intentional Program violation (IPV) regulations to include: (1) The selling of food purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in exchange for cash or other considerations; and (2) SNAP recipients buying and intentionally dumping food and beverages purchased with SNAP benefits in exchange for cash redeemed from bottle deposits. These provisions amend 7 CFR part 271.2 to include (1) and (2) above in the definition of trafficking. Title IV-Part II: Food Distribution on Indian Reservations, section 4211(b)(3) (Disqualified Participants) provision prohibits clients from participating in Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the same time. It also restricts them from participating in one of these programs if they have been disqualified from the other. In this regulation, we delineate timeframes and penalties for those who seek to participate in SNAP (09-008). 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 271.2   
Legal Authority: PL 110-246   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/20/2011  76 FR 35787   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/19/2011    
Final Action  02/21/2013  78 FR 11967   
Final Action Effective  03/25/2013 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Charles H. Watford
Regulatory Review Specialist
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive,
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone:703 605-0800

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