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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AD77 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): Revisions in the WIC Food Packages 
Abstract: This final rule will affirm and address comments from stakeholders on an interim final rule that was implemented October 1, 2009, governing WIC food packages to align them more closely with updated nutrition science. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 246   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1786   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    11/30/2006 

Overall Description of Deadline: CN and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-265) requires issuance of a final rule within 18 months of the release of the IOM Report.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/07/2006  71 FR 44784   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/06/2006    
Interim Final Rule  12/06/2007  72 FR 68966   
Interim Final Rule Effective  02/04/2008    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  02/01/2010    
Final Rule  03/04/2014  79 FR 12273   
Final Rule Effective  05/05/2014 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: www.fns.usda.gov/wic   Public Comment URL: www.fns.usda.gov/wic  
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