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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE64 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Reform Provisions for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Quality Control System 

The Department proposes to revise its regulations for various Quality Control (QC) provisions in subpart C of 7 CFR part 275 to reflect numerous changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) Quality Control system. There have been concerns about the SNAP QC process by not only its stakeholders, but FNS as well, primarily due to questions regarding the integrity of State collected error rate data that is used to develop SNAP’s national error rates. SNAP has been working diligently for several years to address these concerns and plans to move forward to reform components of its QC process to ensure the integrity of state-reported error rates.

On December 20, 2018, the President signed Public Law 115-334, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Act). The Act included specific and broad requirements to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control (QC) system in order to improve its accuracy and integrity.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 275   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2011 to 2036    Pub. L. 115-334   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  10/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
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

Kelly Stewart
Chief, Planning and Regulatory Affairs Office
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
3101 Park Center Drive,
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone:703 305-2425