Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Work Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) proposes to amend its regulations to implement several workrelated provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA). This proposed rule makes significant changes to current work rules, including requirements for the Food Stamp Employment and Training Program and the optional workfare program.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Personal Responsibility Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

Reconciliation Act of 1996 that add new eligibility requirements, increase existing penalties for failure to comply with Program rules, and establish a time limit for food stamp participation of three months in three years for able-bodied adults without children who are not working.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Retailer Application Processing

This action proposes to revise the initial application processing timeframe for retail food stores and wholesale food concerns that apply for authorization to accept and redeem food stamp benefits and clarify verification requirements.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: FSP Electronic Benefit Transfer Benefit Adjustments

This action provides interim rulemaking for a proposed rule published on May 19, 1998. It revises Food Stamp Program regulations pertaining to the State agency's ability to make an adjustment to a household's account in an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Rule: FSP Provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997

This rule will implement two food stamp provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. 

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FSP 1995 Quality Control Technical Amendments

This final rule addresses significant comments received in response to the regulatory changes proposed in the proposed rule and finalizes regulatory changes to the Food Stamp Program’s quality control system in the following areas: negative case reviews, State agency minimum sample sizes for active and negative case reviews, state sampling procedures, Federal subsample size formulas, error dollar tolerance level, home visits, case completion standards, and miscellaneous technical corrections. 

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Non-Discretionary Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

On August 22, 1996, the President signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. This rule proposes to amend the Food Stamp Program Regulations to implement the non-discretionary provisions of this law which affect the Food Stamp Program. T

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Revisions to the Retail Food Store Definition and Program Authorization Guidance

This proposed rule would implement provisions of the Food Stamp Program Improvements Act of 1994 to revise the criteria for eligibility of firms to participate in the Food Stamp Program (FSP) as retail food stores, and to provide for notification to such firms of eligibility criteria for participation in the FSP.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: FSP Regulatory Review - EBT Provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

This rule proposes to implement the Electronic Benefit Transfer provisions found in Section 825 of this law which affect the Food Stamp Program.

Resource | Notices
Field Guidance on Deportability and Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

The Department of Justice  is publishing a proposed rule in this issue of the Federal Register which proposes to establish clear standards governing a determination that an alien is inadmissible or ineligible to adjust status, or has become deportable, on public charge grounds. Before the proposed rule becomes final, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Service) is publishing its field guidance on public charge issues as an attachment to this notice. This is necessary to help alleviate public confusion over the meaning of the term ‘‘public charge’’ in immigration law and its relationship to the receipt of Federal, State, and local public benefits. This field guidance will also provide aliens with better guidance as to the types of public benefits that will and will not be considered in public charge determinations