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Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Commission's Final Determination Finding No Violation of Section 337 by Solofill LLC or DongGuan Hai Rui Precision Mould Co., Ltd.; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Orders to Defaulted Respondents; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2016-06654
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has found no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. Sec. 1337 (``section 337'') by Solofill LLC and DongGuan Hai Rui Precision Mould Co., Ltd., and has issued a limited exclusion order and cease desist orders to the defaulted respondents Eko Brands, LLC, Evermuch Technology Co., Ltd., and Ever Much Company, Ltd. The investigation is terminated.
Notice of Availability of Government-Owned Inventions; Available for Licensing
Document Number: 2016-06653
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Navy
The inventions listed below are assigned to the United States Government, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy and are available for domestic and foreign licensing by the Department of the Navy. The following patents are available for licensing: Patent No. 8,911,145: METHOD TO MEASURE THE CHARACTERISTICS IN AN ELECTRICAL COMPONENT//Patent No. 8,336,054: HAND LAUNCHABLE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE//Patent No. 8,855,961: BINARY DEFINTION FILES//Patent No. 8,904,934: SEGMENTED LINEAR SHAPED CHARGE//Patent No. 9,081,409: EVENT DETECTION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A REMOTE SENSOR OR PROJECTILE SYSTEM//Patent No. 8,977,507: EVENT DETECTION SYSTEM USER INTERFACE SYSTEM COUPLED TO MULTIPLE SESNOR OR PROJECTILE SYSTEMS//Patent No. 8,905,282 ACCESSORY MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR A VEHICLE//Patent No. 9,083,078 UNIVERSAL ANTENNA MOUNTING BRACKET//Patent No. 8,967,049 SOLID LINED FABRIC AND A METHOD FOR MAKING//Patent No. 8,850,950 HELICOPTER WEAPON MOUNTING SYSTEM.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Availability of Proposed Low-Effect Habitat Conservation Plan, Palmas Home Owners Association, Palmas Del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2016-06652
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application for an incidental take permit (ITP) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). Palmas del Mar Home Owners Association requests a 10-year ITP. We request public comment on the permit application and accompanying proposed habitat conservation plan (HCP), as well as on our preliminary determination that the plan qualifies as low-effect under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). To make this determination, we used our environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, which are also available for review.
Meeting of the Tri-State Fuel Break Joint Subcommittee of the Boise and Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Councils to the Boise and Vale Districts
Document Number: 2016-06651
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tri-State Fuel Break Project Joint Subcommittee of the Boise District and Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) will hold meetings as indicated below.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue
Document Number: 2016-06649
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Census Bureau, Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request (3064-0169)
Document Number: 2016-06648
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of an existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comment on the renewal of the information collection described below.
Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06647
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Kincheloe, Michigan. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://cloudapps- usda-gov.force.comlFSSRSlRAC_Page?id=OOIt0000002JcwPAAS.
Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2016-06646
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Following consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) is renewing the charter for the Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group (CAG). The purpose of the CAG is to provide recommendations to the Secretary and the State of Washington on the structure and implementation of the Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program.
Proposed Information Collection-Claim for One Sum Payment Government Life Insurance (VA Form 29-4125) and Claim for Monthly Payments Government Life Insurance (29-4125a); Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06645
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including revisions of these currently approved collections, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to process the beneficiaries claim for payment of Life Insurance Policy insurance proceeds.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2016-06643
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06642
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-06640
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Department of the Army
The Department of the Army proposes to alter a system of records, A0600-43 DAPE, entitled ``DA Conscientious Objector Review Board''. This system is used to investigate claims of a service member that he/she is a conscientious objector to participation in war or to the bearing of arms and to make final determination resulting in assignment of appropriate status or awarding of discharge.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2016-06639
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof DN 3127; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06637
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the DFAS announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06634
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the DFAS announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Notice of Proposed Commission Interpretation Regarding Automated Quotations Under Regulation NMS
Document Number: 2016-06633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing for comment a proposed interpretation with respect to the definition of automated quotation under Rule 600(b)(3) of Regulation NMS.
Notice of June 2-3, 2016, Meeting of the National Park System Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-06631
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix, and Parts 62 and 65 of title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and in furtherance of the National Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. Section 1244(b)(3), that the National Park System Advisory Board will meet June 2-3, 2016, in Anchorage, Alaska. The agenda will include the review of proposed actions regarding the National Historic Landmarks Program and the National Natural Landmarks Program. The Board also will consider a proposed extension to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and may consider proposed additions to the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer and Pony Express National Historic Trails. Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments and recommendations that will be presented to the Board. Interested parties also may attend the board meeting and upon request may address the Board concerning an area's national significance.
Proposed Template Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances for the Fisher in Oregon and a Draft Environmental Action Statement
Document Number: 2016-06627
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has developed a proposed template Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the West Coast Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of the fisher in Oregon, and proposes to issue enhancement of survival (EOS) permits under the CCAA, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The permits would authorize incidental take with assurances to eligible landowners who are willing to enroll in the template CCAA and carry out conservation measures that would benefit the West Coast DPS of the fisher. We request comments from the public on the proposed template CCAA, the issuance of EOS permits, and on the Service's draft Environmental Action Statement (EAS) for our preliminary determination that the CCAA and issuance of EOS permits qualify for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
Market Test of Experimental Product: Global eCommerce Marketplace (GeM) Merchant Solution
Document Number: 2016-06623
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Postal Service, Agencies and Commissions
The Postal Service gives notice of a market test of an experimental product in accordance with statutory requirements.
Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-06620
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2016-06619
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06618
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Market Test of Experimental Product-Customized Delivery
Document Number: 2016-06616
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Postal Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service proposal to conduct a market test of an experimental product called Global eCommerce Marketplace (GeM) Merchant. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps.
Investigations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance
Document Number: 2016-06615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for Reentry Demonstration Projects for Young Adults Grants
Document Number: 2016-06613
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (the Department), announces the availability of approximately $30,250,000 in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Department intends to award these grants to a combination of rural- and urban-serving organizations. This Announcement solicits applications for Reentry Demonstration Projects for Young Adults. The purpose of these grants is to utilize evidence-based and informed interventions or new interventions that theory or research suggests are promising to improve employment outcomes of young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system and who reside in high-poverty, high-crime communities. The Department plans to award approximately seven grants of up to $4,500,000 each to eligible applicants. All applicants must have the capacity to implement multi-site projects and may only submit one application in response to this FOA. These awards will have a 36-month period of performance which includes a planning period, period of operation, and follow-up period; the period of operation must be at least 24 months of the total period of performance. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm or on http:// www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Employment and Training Grants and Housing Assistance Grants
Document Number: 2016-06612
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $81,402,000 in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 167 for National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Employment and Training Grants and Housing Assistance Grants. This Announcement solicits applications for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Employment and Training Grants and Housing Assistance Grants. The purpose of this program is to assist eligible Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFWs) and their dependents, including youth MSFWs, receive career services, training services, housing assistance services, youth services, and other related assistance services that help retain and stabilize their current agriculture jobs as well as acquire new skills they need to start careers that provide higher wages and stable, year-round employment. To support better economic outcomes for farmworkers, NFJP also works to meet a critical need for quality housing. Of the approximately $81,402,000 available, the Department intends to award approximately $75,885,000 for Employment and Training Grants and $5,517,000 for Housing Assistance Grants. These awards will have a 4-year period of performance and will fund program years (PY) 2016-2019, that is, July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm or on http:// www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) National Grants for Program Year (PY) 2016
Document Number: 2016-06611
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $338,520,000 in grant funds authorized by Title V of the Older Americans Act (OAA) as amended in 2006, Public Law 109-365 for the Community Service Employment for Older Americans program commonly referred to as the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), for National Grants for Program Year (PY) 2016. SCSEP is the only Federally-sponsored employment and training program targeted specifically to low-income older individuals who are able to enter or reenter the workforce. Program participants receive paid work experience at local public or non-profit agencies and are paid the higher of the Federal, State, or local minimum wage, or the prevailing wage for similar employment, for approximately 20 hours per week while in community service and other job training (OAA Amendments Sec. 502(b)(1)(J); 20 CFR 641.565(a)). The dual goals of the program are to promote useful opportunities in community service job training and to move SCSEP participants into unsubsidized employment. We anticipate awarding approximately 10-22 grants ranging from $2 million to $50 million each under this FOA. This is a four-year grant, renewable annually for each of those four years based on annual Departmental application requirements and subject to the availability of funds. The grant may be extended for a fifth year at the Department's discretion, contingent upon the grantee meeting or exceeding the minimum negotiated performance measures as required by section 514(a) of the OAA Amendments and 20 CFR 641.700. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm or on http:// www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2016-06603
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on certain information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Judicial Proceedings Since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (Judicial Proceedings Panel); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06602
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Judicial Proceedings since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (``the Judicial Proceedings Panel'' or ``the Panel''). The meeting is open to the public.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (US-PERU TPA)
Document Number: 2016-06599
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On behalf of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), the Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Social Security Ruling 16-3p; Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims
Document Number: 2016-06598
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Social Security Administration published a document in the Federal Register of March 16, 2016, in FR Doc. 2016-05916, on page 14172, in the second column; correct the ``Effective Date'' caption to read: Effective Date: This SSR is effective on March 28, 2016.
Projects Approved for Consumptive Uses of Water
Document Number: 2016-06594
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice lists the projects approved by rule by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06592
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for renewal of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0990-0406, scheduled to expire on April 30, 2016. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Permit Applications
Document Number: 2016-06591
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct activities intended to enhance the survival of endangered or threatened species.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06590
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning the information collection known as the ``American Survey of Mortgage Borrowers'' (in a prior PRA Notice, this information collection was referred to as the ``National Survey of Existing Mortgage Borrowers''). This is a new collection that has not yet been assigned a control number by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Perkins Loan Program Regulations
Document Number: 2016-06589
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers
Document Number: 2016-06588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Energy
The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer equipment and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including commercial packaged boilers. EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to periodically determine whether more stringent standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would save a significant amount of energy. DOE has tentatively concluded that more stringent standards are technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in significant additional conservation of energy. Therefore, DOE proposes amended energy conservation standards for commercial packaged boilers. This document also announces a public meeting to receive comment on the proposed standards and associated analyses and results.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-06583
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking an extension of the following currently approved information collection activities. On February 19, 2016, FRA published in the Federal Register its request for Emergency Clearance for new Form FRA F 6180.167, Bridge Inspection Report Public Version Request Form. See 81 FR 8588. The information collection activities associated with Form FRA F 6180.167 received a six-month emergency approval from OMB on February 25, 2016. FRA seeks a regular clearance (extension of the current approval for three years) to continue this effort to provide a means for a State or a political subdivision of a State to obtain a public version of a bridge inspection report generated by a railroad for a bridge located within their respective jurisdiction. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Agency Information Collection Activites; New Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2016-06578
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval the new information collection described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Agreement Filed
Document Number: 2016-06577
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Employment and Training Program Monitoring, Oversight and Reporting Measures
Document Number: 2016-06549
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Section 4022 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 requires that, not later than 18 months after the date of enactment, USDA (the Department) shall issue an interim final rule implementing the amendments made by subsection (a)(2). Pursuant to that requirement, this rule implements the employment and training (E&T) provisions of section 4022(a)(2) of the Agricultural Act of 2014. Section 4022(a)(2) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 provides the Department additional oversight authority of State agencies' administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) E&T program. In addition, it requires the Department to develop national reporting measures and for State agencies to report outcome data to the Department. It also requires that the Department monitor and assess State agencies' E&T programs, and provides the Department with the authority to require State agencies to make improvements to their programs as necessary. Finally, State agencies are required to submit reports on the impact of certain E&T components and, in certain States, the E&T services provided to able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).