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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE69 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances 

The Department is standardizing the methodology to calculate State heating and cooling standard utility allowances (HCSUA) used in determining a SNAP applicant household’s shelter expenses as part of the certification process.  The Department also plans to finalize the proposed rule, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Standard Utility Allowances Based on the Receipt of Energy Assistance Payments (81 Fed. Reg. 23189), in this final rule.  

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 273.9   
Legal Authority: FNA sec. 5(e)(6)(c)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/03/2019  84 FR 52809   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/02/2019 
Final Action  08/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Merged with 0584-AE43 
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