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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE46 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Definition of "Benefit" as it Pertains to Retail Owners 

This rule proposes to define the word benefit as it pertains to retail owners as recommended by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) under Recommendation 8 of their July 2013, FNS: Controls for Authorizing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Retailers (# 27601-0001-31) audit report. The definition would put the burden of proof on the retail owners to demonstrate that they did not benefit from any trafficking that occurred, and are therefore eligible for a civil money penalty in lieu of disqualification.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
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 278   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 104-193   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  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