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Provisions To Improve the SNAPs Quality Control System - Reopening of Comment Period

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Federal Register Documents
Proposed Rule
Comment Period End Date

The USDA proposed to make changes to the SNAP's Quality Control (SNAP QC) system to strengthen and improve the integrity and accuracy of the system and to better align SNAP QC with requirements in the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019 (PIIA).

When published, the proposed rule included an incorrect email address for comments; the reopening of the comment period is intended to allow additional time for the public to submit comments in the event the original comment submission was returned as undeliverable due to the incorrect email address.


The comment period for the proposed rule published Sept. 19, 2023, at 88 FR 64756, is reopened. Written comments must be received on or before Jan. 2, 2024 to ensure their consideration.


The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, invites interested persons to submit written comments on this proposed rule. Comments may be submitted in writing by one of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal
    Go to Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail
    Send comments to John McCleskey, Branch Chief, Quality Control Branch, Program Accountability and Administration Division; Food and Nutrition Service, 1320 Braddock Place, 5th Floor, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
  • E-Mail
    Send comments to Include Docket ID Number FNS–2020–0016, “Provisions to Improve the SNAP QC System” in the subject line of the message.

All written comments submitted in response to this proposed rule will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the substance of the comments and the identity of the individuals or entities submitting the comments will be subject to public disclosure. FNS will make the written comments publicly available on the internet via

Page updated: December 19, 2023