Providing Regulatory Flexibility for Retailers in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Reopening of Comment Period, 27743 [2019-12630]

Download as PDF 27743 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 115 Friday, June 14, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Parts 271 and 278 RIN 0584–AE61 Providing Regulatory Flexibility for Retailers in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Reopening of Comment Period Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS, or the Agency) proposed to make changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations pertaining to the eligibility of certain SNAP retail food stores in a document published on April 5, 2019. FNS inadvertently excluded from publication two supporting documents to the proposed rule, the Regulatory Impact Analysis and the Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. These have now been published as part of the docket for the proposed rule. The agency is extending the comment period to provide the public an opportunity to review and provide comment on these documents as part of the rulemaking record. This document reopens the comment period until June 20, 2019. DATES: The comment period for the information collection requirements published on April 5, 2019, 84 FR 13555, has been reopened from June 14, 2019 through June 20, 2019. To be assured of consideration, comments must be received on or before June 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: 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: • Preferred Method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jun 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Send comments to Vicky Robinson, Chief, Retailer Management and Issuance Branch, Retailer Policy and Management Division, FNS, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 418, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. • 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 http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vicky Robinson, Chief, Retailer Management and Issuance Branch, Retailer Policy and Management Division, FNS, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 418, Alexandria, Virginia 22302; telephone 703–305–2476, email: vicky.robinson@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FNS proposes to make changes to the SNAP regulations pertaining to the eligibility of certain SNAP retail food stores. These proposed changes are in response to the Consolidated Appropriations Acts of 2017 and 2018, which prohibited the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from implementing two retailer stocking provisions (the ‘‘Breadth of Stock’’ provision and the ‘‘Definition of ‘Variety’ ’’ provision) of the 2016 final rule titled, ‘‘Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’’, until such a time as regulatory modifications to the definition of ‘‘variety’’ are made that would increase the number of food items that count as acceptable staple food varieties for purposes of SNAP retailer eligibility. Using existing authority in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, the Agency proposes to modify the definition of the term ‘‘variety’’ as it pertains to the stocking requirements for SNAP authorized retail food stores. FNS inadvertently excluded from publication on www.regulations.gov two supporting documents to the proposed rule, the Regulatory Impact Analysis and the Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. These have now been published as part of Docket FNS–2019–0003. The agency is extending the comment period to PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 provide the public an opportunity to review and provide comment on these documents as part of the rulemaking record. For additional information, see the proposed rule published April 5, 2019 (84 FR 13555). Dated: June 7, 2019. Brandon Lipps, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2019–12630 Filed 6–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2019–0437] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations, Upper Mississippi River, Mile Markers 839 to 840 St. Paul, MN Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary Special Local Regulation for the navigable waters of the Upper Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 839 and MM 840 in St. Paul, MN on September 7, 2019 in order to provide for the safety of life on these waters during a Red Bull Flugtag event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering and operating between MM 839 and MM 840 of the Upper Mississippi River during the event unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2019–0437 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 115 (Friday, June 14, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-12630]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2019 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 27743]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service

7 CFR Parts 271 and 278

RIN 0584-AE61


Providing Regulatory Flexibility for Retailers in the 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS, or the Agency) proposed 
to make changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
regulations pertaining to the eligibility of certain SNAP retail food 
stores in a document published on April 5, 2019. FNS inadvertently 
excluded from publication two supporting documents to the proposed 
rule, the Regulatory Impact Analysis and the Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis. These have now been published as part of the docket for the 
proposed rule. The agency is extending the comment period to provide 
the public an opportunity to review and provide comment on these 
documents as part of the rulemaking record. This document reopens the 
comment period until June 20, 2019.

DATES: The comment period for the information collection requirements 
published on April 5, 2019, 84 FR 13555, has been reopened from June 
14, 2019 through June 20, 2019. To be assured of consideration, 
comments must be received on or before June 20, 2019.

ADDRESSES: 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:
     Preferred Method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Send comments to Vicky Robinson, Chief, Retailer 
Management and Issuance Branch, Retailer Policy and Management 
Division, FNS, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 418, Alexandria, Virginia 
22302.
     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 http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vicky Robinson, Chief, Retailer 
Management and Issuance Branch, Retailer Policy and Management 
Division, FNS, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 418, Alexandria, Virginia 
22302; telephone 703-305-2476, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FNS proposes to make changes to the SNAP 
regulations pertaining to the eligibility of certain SNAP retail food 
stores. These proposed changes are in response to the Consolidated 
Appropriations Acts of 2017 and 2018, which prohibited the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) from implementing two retailer 
stocking provisions (the ``Breadth of Stock'' provision and the 
``Definition of `Variety' '' provision) of the 2016 final rule titled, 
``Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program (SNAP)'', until such a time as regulatory modifications to the 
definition of ``variety'' are made that would increase the number of 
food items that count as acceptable staple food varieties for purposes 
of SNAP retailer eligibility. Using existing authority in the Food and 
Nutrition Act of 2008, the Agency proposes to modify the definition of 
the term ``variety'' as it pertains to the stocking requirements for 
SNAP authorized retail food stores. FNS inadvertently excluded from 
publication on www.regulations.gov two supporting documents to the 
proposed rule, the Regulatory Impact Analysis and the Regulatory 
Flexibility Analysis. These have now been published as part of Docket 
FNS-2019-0003. The agency is extending the comment period to provide 
the public an opportunity to review and provide comment on these 
documents as part of the rulemaking record. For additional information, 
see the proposed rule published April 5, 2019 (84 FR 13555).

    Dated: June 7, 2019.
Brandon Lipps,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-12630 Filed 6-13-19; 8:45 am]
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