Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Reopening of Comment Period, 55870-55871 [2019-22783]

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Amend § 205.602 by redesignating paragraphs (e) through (j) as paragraphs (f) through (k) and adding new paragraph (e) to read as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Oct 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service 7 CFR Part 273 [FNS–2018–0037] Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); 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 Asisstance Program (SNAP) regulations to refine categorical eligibility requirements based on receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. To aid the public’s review of the rulemaking, FNS is providing an informational analysis regarding the potential impacts on participants in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The agency is extending the comment period to provide the public an opportunity to review and provide comment on this document as part of the rulemaking record. Comments that do not pertain to the issues referenced in this additional document are not germane to the extended comment period and will not be accepted. DATES: The comment period on the proposed rule that published July 24, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 2019 (84 FR 35570) is reopened. Written comments must be received on or before November 1, 2019 to be assured of 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 the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • 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: Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Dr., Alexandria, VA 22302. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 24, 2019, FNS published in the Federal Register (84 FR 35570) a proposed rule to refine categorical eligibility requirements based on receipt of TANF benefits. Specifically, FNS proposed: (1) To define ‘‘benefits’’ for categorical eligibility to mean ongoing and substantial benefits; and (2) to limit the types of non-cash TANF benefits conferring categorical eligibility to those that focus on subsidized employment, work supports and childcare. The proposed rule would also require State agencies to inform FNS of all non-cash TANF benefits that confer categorical eligibility. FNS has provided an additional supplemental analysis on www.regulations.gov regarding the potential impacts on participants in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. This informational analysis, which was prepared upon request after the proposed rule was published, is being posted to the docket in the interest of public transparency. This analysis has now been published on www.regulations.gov as part of Docket FNS–2018–0037. FNS is extending the comment period to provide the public an opportunity to review and provide comment on this document as part of the rulemaking record. This document notifies the public FNS is reopening the comment period. For additional information, see the proposed rule published July 24, 2019 (84 FR 35570). ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\18OCP1.SGM 18OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 202 / Friday, October 18, 2019 / Proposed Rules Dated: October 11, 2019. Stephen L. Censky, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2019–22783 Filed 10–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 271 [EPA–R09–RCRA–2019–0491; FRL–10001– 19–Region 9] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to authorize changes California has made to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended. EPA reviewed California’s application for authorization of these changes and determined that the changes satisfy all requirements. EPA seeks public comment prior to taking final action. DATES: Comments on this proposed rule must be received by November 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. [EPA–R09– RCRA–2019–0491], at https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Amaro, EPA Region 9, 75 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Oct 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Why are revisions to state programs necessary? California: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions SUMMARY: Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105. By phone: (415) 972–3364 or by email at Amaro.Laurie@epa.gov. You may also view California’s application at: California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control, 1001 ‘‘I’’ Street, 11th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, Attention: Carmela Torres, Phone (916) 322–7893, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (appointment preferred but not required). States that have received final authorization from EPA under RCRA section 3006(b), 42 U.S.C. 6926(b), must maintain a hazardous waste program that is equivalent to, consistent with, and no less stringent than the Federal program. As the Federal program changes, states must change their programs and ask EPA to authorize the changes. Changes to state programs may be necessary when Federal or state statutory or regulatory authority is modified or when certain other changes occur. Most commonly, states must change their programs because of changes to EPA’s regulations in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 124, 260 through 268, 270, 273, and 279. New Federal requirements and prohibitions imposed by Federal regulations that EPA promulgates pursuant to the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (HSWA) take effect in authorized states at the same time that they take effect in unauthorized states. Thus, EPA will implement those requirements and prohibitions in California, including the issuance of new permits implementing those requirements, until the state is granted authorization to do so. B. What decisions has EPA made in this rule? On July 10, 2019, California submitted a program revision application to EPA seeking authorization of changes to its hazardous waste management program that correspond to certain Federal rules related to the universal waste rule initially promulgated by EPA on May 11,1995 (63 FR 60 FR 25492) and amended on July 6, 1999 (64 FR 36466), December 24, 1998 (63 FR 71225), August 5, 2005 (70 FR 45508) and July 14, 2006 (71 FR 40254). These regulatory changes are also known as RCRA rule checklists 142A, 142B, 142D, 142E, 176, 181 and 209. EPA concludes that California’s application to revise its authorized program meets all statutory PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 55871 and regulatory requirements established by RCRA, as set forth in RCRA section 3006(b), 42 U.S.C. 6926(b), and 40 CFR part 271. Therefore, EPA proposes to grant California final authorization to operate its hazardous waste program with the changes described in the authorization application dated July 10, 2019, and as outlined below in Section F of this document. California has responsibility for permitting treatment, storage, and disposal facilities within its borders (except in Indian country) and for carrying out the aspects of the RCRA program described in its revised program application, subject to the limitations of HSWA, as discussed above. C. What is the effect of this authorization decision? If California is authorized for the changes described in the State’s authorization application, these changes would become part of the authorized State hazardous waste program and would therefore be federally enforceable. California will continue to have primary enforcement authority and responsibility for its State hazardous waste program. EPA would retain its authorities under RCRA sections 3007, 3008, 3013, and 7003, including its authority to: • Conduct inspections, and require monitoring, tests, analyses or reports; • Enforce RCRA requirements, including authorized California program requirements, and suspend or revoke permits; and • Take enforcement actions regardless of whether the State has taken its own actions. This action does not impose additional requirements on the regulated community because the regulations for which California is being authorized by today’s action are already effective and are not changed by today’s action. D. What happens if EPA receives comments that oppose this proposed action? EPA will consider all comments received during the comment period and address them in a final rule. You may not have another opportunity to comment. If you want to comment on this authorization, you must do so at this time. E. What has California previously been authorized for? California initially received final authorization for the state hazardous waste management program on July 23, 1992, effective August 1, 1992 (57 FR E:\FR\FM\18OCP1.SGM 18OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 202 (Friday, October 18, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22783]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service

7 CFR Part 273

[FNS-2018-0037]
RIN 0584-AE62


Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program (SNAP); 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 Asisstance Program (SNAP) 
regulations to refine categorical eligibility requirements based on 
receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. To 
aid the public's review of the rulemaking, FNS is providing an 
informational analysis regarding the potential impacts on participants 
in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The 
agency is extending the comment period to provide the public an 
opportunity to review and provide comment on this document as part of 
the rulemaking record. Comments that do not pertain to the issues 
referenced in this additional document are not germane to the extended 
comment period and will not be accepted.

DATES: The comment period on the proposed rule that published July 24, 
2019 (84 FR 35570) is reopened. Written comments must be received on or 
before November 1, 2019 to be assured of consideration.

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 the following method:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     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: Office of Policy Support, Food and 
Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Dr., Alexandria, VA 22302.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 24, 2019, FNS published in the 
Federal Register (84 FR 35570) a proposed rule to refine categorical 
eligibility requirements based on receipt of TANF benefits. 
Specifically, FNS proposed: (1) To define ``benefits'' for categorical 
eligibility to mean ongoing and substantial benefits; and (2) to limit 
the types of non-cash TANF benefits conferring categorical eligibility 
to those that focus on subsidized employment, work supports and 
childcare. The proposed rule would also require State agencies to 
inform FNS of all non-cash TANF benefits that confer categorical 
eligibility. FNS has provided an additional supplemental analysis on 
www.regulations.gov regarding the potential impacts on participants in 
the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. This 
informational analysis, which was prepared upon request after the 
proposed rule was published, is being posted to the docket in the 
interest of public transparency. This analysis has now been published 
on www.regulations.gov as part of Docket FNS-2018-0037. FNS is 
extending the comment period to provide the public an opportunity to 
review and provide comment on this document as part of the rulemaking 
record. This document notifies the public FNS is reopening the comment 
period. For additional information, see the proposed rule published 
July 24, 2019 (84 FR 35570).


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    Dated: October 11, 2019.
Stephen L. Censky,
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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