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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE22 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Suspension of SNAP Benefit Payments to Retailers 

This rule will implement part of section 4132 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246) by authorizing the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to suspend the payment of redeemed program benefits to a suspected retail food store or wholesale food concern pending administrative action to disqualify the firm.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 278   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-246   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/22/2013  78 FR 12245   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/22/2013 
Final Action  08/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: 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
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314
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