Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the Summer Food Service Program

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 57 (Tuesday, March 24, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 57 (Tuesday, March 24, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 16572]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-05978]
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Proposed Rules
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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 24, 2020 /
Proposed Rules
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food and Nutrition Service
7 CFR Parts 210, 215, 220, 225, and 226
RIN 0584-AE72
Streamlining Program Requirements and Improving Integrity in the
Summer Food Service Program
AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA.
ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
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SUMMARY: This rulemaking proposes to amend the Summer Food Service
Program (SFSP) regulations to strengthen program integrity by codifying
in regulations changes that have been tested through policy guidance
and by streamlining requirements among Child Nutrition Programs. These
changes update important definitions, simplify the application process,
enhance monitoring requirements, and provide more discretion at the
State agency level to manage program operations. The intended effect of
this rulemaking is to clarify, simplify, and streamline program
administration in order to facilitate compliance with program
requirements. The original comment period for this proposed rule,
published on January 23, 2020, ends on March 23, 2020. FNS is extending
the comment period through April 22, 2020.
DATES: The comment period of the proposed rule published January 23,
2020 at 85 FR 4094 has been extended through April 22, 2020. To be
assured of consideration, comments must be received on or before April
22, 2020.
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: Andrea Farmer, Chief, Community Meals Branch, Policy
and Program Development Division, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, 1320
Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314.
    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: Andrea Farmer, Chief, Community Meals
Branch, Policy and Program Development Division, USDA Food and
Nutrition Service, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-305-
2590.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is
reopening the public comment period for this proposed rule, which was
published on January 23, 2020 at 85 FR 4094. The Coronavirus Disease
2019 (COVID-19) outbreaks have had a strong impact on schools, state
agencies, stakeholders and others who are working tirelessly to ensure
children receive meals in light of school closures. USDA wants to give
these parties, and the public at large, additional time to provide
feedback on these proposed reforms.
    Dated: March 16, 2020.
Pamilyn Miller,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-05978 Filed 3-23-20; 8:45 am]
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