[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 6, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 19933-19934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07454]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service

7 CFR Parts 251, 271, 272, and 277

[FNS-2016-0028]
RIN 0584-AE44


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Promotion; Correction

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This document contains a correction to the proposed rule 
published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2016, ``Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program Promotion.'' The Food and Nutrition 
Service published a proposed rule in the Federal Register, 81 FR 13290, 
on March 14, 2016, to implement section 4018 of the Agricultural Act of 
2014. Section 4018 created new limitations on the use of federal funds 
authorized in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (FNA), for the 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) promotion and outreach 
activities. The summary of the proposed rule is being corrected to aid 
in clarity to the reader.

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DATES: To be assured of consideration, written comments must be 
received on or before May 13, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Rose Conroy, Branch Chief, 
Program Development Division, Program Design Branch, Food and Nutrition 
Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 
810, Alexandria, VA 22302, or by phone at (703) 305-2803, or by email 
at Maryrose.conroy@fns.usda.gov.

Correction

    In proposed rule FR Doc. 2016-05583, beginning on page 13290 in the 
issue of March 14, 2016, make the following correction in the Summary 
section. On page 13290 the Summary section is revised to read as 
follows:

SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement Section 4018 of the 
Agricultural Act of 2014. Section 4018 created new limitations on 
the use of federal funds authorized in the Food and Nutrition Act of 
2008 (FNA), for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
promotion and outreach activities. Specifically, Section 4018 of the 
2014 Farm Bill prohibits the use of Federal funds appropriated in 
the FNA from being used for recruitment activities designed to 
persuade an individual to apply for SNAP benefits; television, 
radio, or billboard advertisements that are designed to promote SNAP 
benefits and enrollment; or agreements with foreign governments 
designed to promote SNAP benefits and enrollment. The prohibition on 
using funds appropriated under the FNA for television, radio, or 
billboard advertisements does not apply to Disaster SNAP.
    Section 4018 also prohibits any entity that receives funds under 
the FNA from compensating any person engaged in outreach or 
recruitment activities based on the number of individuals who apply 
to receive SNAP benefits. Lastly, Section 4018 modifies Section 
16(a)(4) of the FNA to prohibit the Federal government from paying 
administrative costs associated with recruitment activities designed 
to persuade an individual to apply for program benefits or that 
promote the program through television, radio, or billboard 
advertisements.
    This proposed rule would also impact the Food Distribution 
Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and The Emergency Food 
Assistance Program (TEFAP), both of which receive funding and/or 
foods authorized under the FNA.

     Dated: March 22, 2016.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-07454 Filed 4-5-16; 8:45 am]
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