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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE02 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: 2008 Farm Bill Provisions on Clarification of Split Issuance; Accrual of Benefits; Interchange Fees and Definition Changes 

A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2016 (81 FR 66866) to codify Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issuance provisions of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110-234. Since the publication of the proposed rule, the President signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill; Pub. L. 115-334). Section 4006 of the 2018 Farm Bill made various changes to the provisions governing the storage and expungement of benefits. Section 4006 specifies that a State may take benefits off-line after 3 months (previously 6 months). States must expunge unused benefits after 9 months (previously 12 months). States must also send a notice to households before expunging benefits. FNS intends to adopt the proposed rule as final with changes reflecting section 4006 of the 2018 Farm Bill, providing States two expungement options, and providing greater clarification regarding the off-line process.

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 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 271    7 CFR 274   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-246    Pub. L. 115-334   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/29/2016  81 FR 66866   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/28/2016 
Final Action  06/00/2020 
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

Melissa Abelev
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
Phone:703 305-2209