Agency Information Collection Activities: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-Waiver Requests To Offer Incentives to SNAP Recipients at SNAP Authorized Stores, 27709-27711 [2020-09993]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / Notices Egg Product, for product that will be destroyed under FSIS supervision. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 151. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 17,818. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–09951 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0037] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the interstate movement of regulated articles to prevent the spread of Phytophthora ramorum. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 10, 2020. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2020-0037. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0037, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2020-0037 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 May 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 For information on reporting sightings of plant pests and diseases, contact Mr. William Wesela, National Policy Manager, PPQ, APHIS USDA, 4700 River Road, Unit 137, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 851–2229. For information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0310. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. In accordance with the regulations in ‘‘Subpart X-Phytophthora Ramorum’’ (§§ 301.92 through 301.92–12), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture restricts the interstate movement of certain articles to prevent the spread of Phytophthora ramorum, the plant pathogen that causes the disease commonly known as sudden oak death. The regulations contain requirements for the interstate movement of regulated articles, such as nursery stock and certain trees, from both quarantined areas and regulated establishments and involve information collection activities including compliance agreements, annual inspections of nurseries and certification of nurseries, issuance and cancellation of certificates, sampling labels for testing, records of fungicide applications, recordkeeping of incoming and outgoing shipments of plants, notification of high risk P. ramorum genera, and emergency action notifications. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27709 (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.3 hours per response. Respondents: Plant growers, nursery operators, and State plant regulatory officials. Estimated annual number of respondents: 43. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 15. Estimated annual number of responses: 622. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 181 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 6th day of May 2020. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–10030 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—Waiver Requests To Offer Incentives to SNAP Recipients at SNAP Authorized Stores Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is an existing collection in use without an OMB Control Number in which we are seeking approval to establish a process for SNAP authorized SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 27710 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / Notices retailers to request a waiver from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to offer SNAP recipients incentives that encourage them to purchase healthier foods. This collection burden only affects SNAP retailers and non-profit organizations or governmental entities who partner with SNAP-authorized stores. There is no data collection activities for SNAP households in this request. Written comments must be received on or before July 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, invites interested persons to submit written comments on this information collection. Comments may be submitted in writing by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Comments should be addressed to Vicky Robinson, Chief, Retailer Management and Issuance Branch, Retailer Policy and Management Division, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Vicky Robinson at 703–305–2476. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions that were used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title: SNAP Retailer Incentive Waiver Request. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 May 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 Form Number: Not Applicable. OMB Number: 0584–NEW. Expiration Date: Not Yet Determined. Type of Request: Existing collection in use without an OMB Control Number. Abstract: SNAP equal treatment provisions at 7 CFR 278.2(b) and 7 CFR 274.7(f) require that SNAP recipients receive treatment equal to that received by other customers at all stores authorized to participate in SNAP with the exception that sales tax may not be charged on eligible foods purchased with SNAP benefits. This equal treatment provision prohibits both negative treatment (such as discriminatory practices) as well as preferential treatment (such as incentive programs). Pursuant to Section 4008 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Public Law 115–334 (2018 Farm Bill), individual SNAP authorized retailers (or non-profit organizations or governmental entities, which partner with authorized stores) may request that FNS waive the SNAP equal treatment provisions in order to be allowed to implement an incentive program the meets the requirements under 7 U.S.C. 2018(j) to encourage SNAP recipients to purchase healthier foods. Most SNAP authorized stores that offer incentives to SNAP recipients are either farmers’ markets or part of the statutorily-authorized Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP), which is administered by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Farmer’s markets are already authorized to provide incentives to SNAP recipients under a blanket FNS waiver of the SNAP equal treatment provision, specifically for farmers’ markets. GusNIP grantees are authorized to provide incentives to SNAP recipients through GusNIP grant projects under 7 U.S.C. 7517 and, therefore, do not require a waiver to implement a SNAP incentive program. Only SNAP retailers that are not farmers’ markets or that are not offering incentives under a GusNIP grant are required to obtain individual waivers from FNS to provide incentives at authorized SNAP retailer locations to SNAP households. FNS has been providing incentive waivers to SNAP retailers prior to passage of the 2018 Farm Bill under FNS’ regular waiver process. To date, FNS has been receiving an average of four incentive waiver requests per year. Waivers PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provided to non-profit institutions or State/local/Tribal governments generally cover multiple retailer locations. With this new streamlined process, the Department estimates that out of 245,000 authorized retailers that participate in our program, approximately 18 different retailers would be covered under 10 different incentive waiver requests annually. In general, the waivers are granted for one year. The new streamlined process for requesting a waiver would involve emailing information to a specified FNS email box. The information a retailer must submit would include: 1. FNS number, name, and address of each participating retailer; 2. A description of the incentive program; 3. The incentive program start and end dates; and 4. A brief description of any data collection/analysis the store would be conducting on its own behalf to measure program impact if applicable. The Department has identified and outlined the activity and the estimated burden hours associated with submitting a SNAP Retailer Incentive Waiver Request. SNAP Retailer Incentive Waiver Request Affected Public: (a) Business or other for-profit, (b) Not-for-profit institution, and (c) State, local or Tribal Government. Respondent groups identified include: Up to a total of three SNAP authorized stores, five not-forprofit institutions, and two State, local or Tribal governments, which are neither farmers’ markets nor operating an incentive program under a GusNIP grant. Business or Other For-Profit/Not-ForProfit Institution/State, Local or Tribal Government Annual Burden Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 10. Estimated Annual Time per Response: 30 minutes or 0.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5 hours. E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 27711 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / Notices Respondent Business or other for-profit ............... Business-not-for-profit institution ...... Sub-total Business-for-not-forprofit. State, local or Tribal Government ..... Grand-Total for Business-fornot-for-profit and State, Local and Tribal. CFR citation Estimated avg. # of hours per response annually Estimated annual total hours 3 1 3 0.5 1.5 5 1 5 0.5 2.5 ....................................... ....................................... 8 1 8 0.5 4.0 7 CFR 274.7(f) and 278.2(b). SNAP Retailer Incentive Waiver Request. 2 1 2 0.5 1.0 ....................................... ....................................... 10 1 10 0.5 5.0 BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee; Meeting Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination 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 the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https://cloudappsusda-gov.secure.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_ Page?id=001t0000002JcuqAAC. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 9, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held with virtual attendance only. For virtual meeting information, please reach out to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Total annual responses SNAP Retailer Incentive Waiver Request. SNAP Retailer Incentive Waiver Request. [FR Doc. 2020–09993 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] 17:47 May 08, 2020 Activity Responses annually per respondent 7 CFR 274.7(f) and 278.2(b). 7 CFR 274.7(f) and 278.2(b). Pamilyn Miller, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Estimated annual # respondent Jkt 250001 comments received at Monongahela National Forest Headquarters Building. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Fosbender, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 304–635–4446 or via email at julie.fosbender@usda.gov. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Review and discuss Title II projects; 2. Decide which project proponents to invite to June meetings to present their project and answer questions from the committee. 3. Decide which projects, if any, the RAC will not recommend to the Forest Supervisor for Title II funding. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by May 15, 2020, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time to make oral comments must be sent to Julie Fosbender, RAC Coordinator, Monongahela National Forest Headquarters Building, 200 Sycamore Street, Elkins, West Virginia 26241; by email to julie.fosbender@usda.gov; or via facsimile to 304–637–0582. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation. For PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 access to the facility or proceedings, please contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: May 6, 2020. Cikena Reid, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–09994 Filed 5–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call at 11:30 a.m. (ET) on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The purpose of the project planning meeting is to discuss the Committee’s draft report on its civil rights project titled, School Discipline and the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Pennsylvania. Public Call-In Information: Conference call-in number: 800–353– 6461 and conference call ID number: 6813288. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivy Davis at ero@usccr.gov or by phone at 202–376–7533. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested members of the public may listen to the discussion by calling the following tollfree conference call-in number: 800– 353–6461 and conference call ID number: 6813288. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 91 (Monday, May 11, 2020)]
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[Pages 27709-27711]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-09993]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program (SNAP)--Waiver Requests To Offer Incentives to SNAP 
Recipients at SNAP Authorized Stores

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment 
on this proposed information collection. This is an existing collection 
in use without an OMB Control Number in which we are seeking approval 
to establish a process for SNAP authorized

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retailers to request a waiver from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) 
to offer SNAP recipients incentives that encourage them to purchase 
healthier foods. This collection burden only affects SNAP retailers and 
non-profit organizations or governmental entities who partner with 
SNAP-authorized stores. There is no data collection activities for SNAP 
households in this request.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 10, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, invites interested 
persons to submit written comments on this information collection. 
Comments may be submitted in writing by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Comments should be addressed to Vicky Robinson, 
Chief, Retailer Management and Issuance Branch, Retailer Policy and 
Management Division, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will 
be a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of this information collection should be directed to Vicky 
Robinson at 703-305-2476.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    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 collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions that were used; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Title: SNAP Retailer Incentive Waiver Request.
    Form Number: Not Applicable.
    OMB Number: 0584-NEW.
    Expiration Date: Not Yet Determined.
    Type of Request: Existing collection in use without an OMB Control 
Number.
    Abstract: SNAP equal treatment provisions at 7 CFR 278.2(b) and 7 
CFR 274.7(f) require that SNAP recipients receive treatment equal to 
that received by other customers at all stores authorized to 
participate in SNAP with the exception that sales tax may not be 
charged on eligible foods purchased with SNAP benefits. This equal 
treatment provision prohibits both negative treatment (such as 
discriminatory practices) as well as preferential treatment (such as 
incentive programs). Pursuant to Section 4008 of the Agriculture 
Improvement Act of 2018, Public Law 115-334 (2018 Farm Bill), 
individual SNAP authorized retailers (or non-profit organizations or 
governmental entities, which partner with authorized stores) may 
request that FNS waive the SNAP equal treatment provisions in order to 
be allowed to implement an incentive program the meets the requirements 
under 7 U.S.C. 2018(j) to encourage SNAP recipients to purchase 
healthier foods.
    Most SNAP authorized stores that offer incentives to SNAP 
recipients are either farmers' markets or part of the statutorily-
authorized Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP), which 
is administered by the USDA's National Institute of Food and 
Agriculture (NIFA).
    Farmer's markets are already authorized to provide incentives to 
SNAP recipients under a blanket FNS waiver of the SNAP equal treatment 
provision, specifically for farmers' markets. GusNIP grantees are 
authorized to provide incentives to SNAP recipients through GusNIP 
grant projects under 7 U.S.C. 7517 and, therefore, do not require a 
waiver to implement a SNAP incentive program. Only SNAP retailers that 
are not farmers' markets or that are not offering incentives under a 
GusNIP grant are required to obtain individual waivers from FNS to 
provide incentives at authorized SNAP retailer locations to SNAP 
households. FNS has been providing incentive waivers to SNAP retailers 
prior to passage of the 2018 Farm Bill under FNS' regular waiver 
process. To date, FNS has been receiving an average of four incentive 
waiver requests per year. Waivers provided to non-profit institutions 
or State/local/Tribal governments generally cover multiple retailer 
locations. With this new streamlined process, the Department estimates 
that out of 245,000 authorized retailers that participate in our 
program, approximately 18 different retailers would be covered under 10 
different incentive waiver requests annually. In general, the waivers 
are granted for one year.
    The new streamlined process for requesting a waiver would involve 
emailing information to a specified FNS email box. The information a 
retailer must submit would include:
    1. FNS number, name, and address of each participating retailer;
    2. A description of the incentive program;
    3. The incentive program start and end dates; and
    4. A brief description of any data collection/analysis the store 
would be conducting on its own behalf to measure program impact if 
applicable.
    The Department has identified and outlined the activity and the 
estimated burden hours associated with submitting a SNAP Retailer 
Incentive Waiver Request.

SNAP Retailer Incentive Waiver Request

    Affected Public: (a) Business or other for-profit, (b) Not-for-
profit institution, and (c) State, local or Tribal Government. 
Respondent groups identified include: Up to a total of three SNAP 
authorized stores, five not-for-profit institutions, and two State, 
local or Tribal governments, which are neither farmers' markets nor 
operating an incentive program under a GusNIP grant.

Business or Other For-Profit/Not-For-Profit Institution/State, Local or 
Tribal Government Annual Burden

    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 10.
    Estimated Annual Time per Response: 30 minutes or 0.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5 hours.

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                                                                                         Estimated    Responses      Total       avg. # of    Estimated
             Respondent                     CFR citation               Activity           annual #     annually      annual      hours per      annual
                                                                                         respondent      per       responses     response    total hours
                                                                                                      respondent                 annually
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Business or other for-profit........  7 CFR 274.7(f) and       SNAP Retailer Incentive            3            1            3           0.5          1.5
                                       278.2(b).                Waiver Request.
Business-not-for-profit institution.  7 CFR 274.7(f) and       SNAP Retailer Incentive            5            1            5           0.5          2.5
                                       278.2(b).                Waiver Request.
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    Sub-total Business-for-not-for-   .......................  .......................            8            1            8           0.5          4.0
     profit.
State, local or Tribal Government...  7 CFR 274.7(f) and       SNAP Retailer Incentive            2            1            2           0.5          1.0
                                       278.2(b).                Waiver Request.
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    Grand-Total for Business-for-not- .......................  .......................           10            1           10           0.5          5.0
     for-profit and State, Local and
     Tribal.
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Pamilyn Miller,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-09993 Filed 5-8-20; 8:45 am]
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