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Comment Request - SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

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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 codified by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations at 7 CFR 274.6(b)(5) and 274.6(b)(6).

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) regulations at 7 CFR 274.6(b)(5) allow state agencies to deny a request for a replacement SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card until the household makes contact with the state agency if the requests for replacement cards are determined to be excessive. The state agency may determine the threshold for excessive card replacements, not to be less than four replacement cards in a 12-month period.

FNS regulations at 274.6(b)(6) require state agencies to monitor EBT card replacement requests and send notices to households when they request four cards within a 12-month period. The state agency shall be exempt from sending this Excessive Replacement Card Notice if it adopts the card withholding option in accordance with 7 CFR 274.6(b)(5) and sends the requisite Withholding Replacement Card Warning Notice on the fourth replacement card request.

06/24/2016