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Resource | Notices

Comment Request - SNAP Mobile Payment Pilots

FNS seeks comments on its plans to study the use of mobile payment technology for accessing SNAP benefits through smart phones, tablets, and other personal mobile devices in place of EBT cards.

Resource | Final Rule

Taking Administrative Actions Pending Freedom of Information Act Processing

This final rule amends the SNAP regulations to ensure that retail food stores can no longer use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process to delay FNS' administrative actions to sanction a retail food store for SNAP violations. Under this rule, FNS will process FOIA requests and FOIA appeals separately from the administrative action for all SNAP violations, as originally proposed. The processing of FOIA requests and appeals during the administrative and judicial review process will have no impact on when the agency can take administrative action.

Resource | Notices

Comment Request - SNAP Store Applications (Forms FNS-252, FNS-252-C, FNS-252-E, FNS-252-FE, FNS-252-R and FNS-252-2)

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and concerns Retail Store Applications (Forms FNS-252; FNS-252-C, FNS-252-E; FNS-252-FE; FNS-252-R and FNS-252-2).

Resource | Notices

Information Collection: Waiver Requests To Offer Incentives to SNAP Recipients at Authorized Stores

This is an existing collection in use without an OMB Control Number in which we are seeking approval to establish a process for SNAP  retailers to request a waiver from the FNS to offer SNAP recipients incentives that encourage them to purchase healthier foods.

Resource | Notices

Assessment of the Collection, Analysis, Validation, and Reporting of SNAP Employment and Training Data

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a new collection for the assessment of the collection, analysis, validation, and reporting of SNAP E&T data collected by states.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: Taking Administrative Actions Pending Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Processing

The Food and Nutrition Service seeks to prevent firms authorized to participate in SNAP from delaying administrative actions, such as disqualification or civil money penalties, through submission of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests or appeals. As such, FNS is proposing that FOIA requests and FOIA appeals be processed separately from administrative actions FNS takes against retail food stores. This proposed rule would ensure that retail food stores can no longer use the FOIA process to delay FNS' administrative actions to sanction a retail food store for SNAP violations.

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - SNAP Store Applications (Forms FNS-252, FNS-252-E, FNS-252-FE, FNS-252-R, FNS-252-2 and FNS-252-C)

The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 requires that FNS determine the eligibility of retail food stores and certain food service organizations to accept SNAP benefits and to monitor them for compliance and continued eligibility and to ensure program integrity.

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - Understanding the Anti-Fraud Measures of Large SNAP Retailers

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a new collection for the purpose of learning about the types of  SNAP related fraud activity observed by large retailers and the methods they use to prevent fraud and minimize their losses.

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Comment Request - Scanner Capability Assessment of SNAP-Authorized Small Retailers Study

This notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed collection of information for the Scanner Capability Assessment of SNAP-Authorized Small Retailers study.

Resource | Comment Request

Comment Request - SNAP Store Applications (FNS-252, FNS-252-E, FNS-252-FE, FNS-252-R, FNS-252-2 & FNS-252-C)

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and concerns Retail Store Applications (Forms FNS-252; FNS-252-E; FNS-252- FE; FNS-252-R; FNS-252-2; and FNS-252-C).