Department Of Agriculture

Economically Significant Regulation

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Farm Bill of 2008 Retailer Sanctions

August 14, 2012 - 77 FR 48461 - RIN: 0584-AD88 - Download Full Notice: Text | PDF

The Department is proposing changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly the Food Stamp Program) retailer sanction regulations in accordance with amendments made to Sections 7, 9, and 12 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (``the Act'') by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110-246 (``the 2008 Farm Bill''). The proposal would update SNAP retailer sanction regulations to include authority granted in the 2008 Farm Bill to allow FNS to impose a civil penalty in addition to disqualification, raise the allowable penalties per violation, and provide greater flexibility to USDA for minor violations.

Agency Contact: Andrea Gold, Director, Benefit Redemption Division, Rm. 426, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302, 703-305-2434.

This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on October 15, 2012.

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