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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE61 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: ●Providing Regulatory Flexibility for Retailers in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 

This rule provides additional flexibilities to retailers applying to participate in SNAP as authorized food stores.  The Agricultural Act of 2014 amended the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to increase the requirement that certain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) authorized retail food stores have available on a continuous basis at least three varieties of items in each of four staple food categories, to a mandatory minimum of seven varieties.  The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) codified these mandatory requirements.  This change will provide retailers with more flexibility in meeting the variety standards of the enhanced SNAP eligibility requirements.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 271.2    7 CFR 278.1   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 113-79   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2018 
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 
Related RINs: Related to 0584-AE27 
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