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USDA/FNS RIN: 0584-AE78 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Two-Year Administrative Funding Availability and Substantial Burden Waiver Signatory Requirements 

This rule revises Federal regulations for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) in 7 CFR part 253 on the period of availability of FDPIR administrative funds to align with statutory changes made by section 4003 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-334, the 2018 Farm Bill). Additionally, this rule also revises Federal regulations in 7 CFR part 253 to allow Indian Tribal Organizations to determine the proper Tribal agency or departmental head that oversees FDPIR to be the signatory when applying for an administrative match waiver based on substantial burden as authorized by section 4003(a) of the 2018 Farm Bill.

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: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 253   
Legal Authority: sec. 4003(a) of Pub. L. 115-334   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Effective upon enactment of Public Law 115-334 - 2018 Farm Bill  12/20/2018 
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action With Request for Comment  10/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael DePiro
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone:703 305-2876

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