Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Waivers under Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008

ICR 201807-0584-004

OMB: 0584-0479

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0584-0479 201807-0584-004
Historical Inactive 201710-0584-002
USDA/FNS Associated with Proposed Rule RIN AE 57
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Waivers under Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Comment filed on proposed rule and continue 04/08/2019
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 02/07/2019
Prior to publication of the final rule, the agency should provide to OMB a summary of all comments received on the proposed information collection and identify any changes made in response to these comments.
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
07/31/2021 36 Months From Approved 07/31/2021
36 0 36
1,198 0 1,198
0 0 0

Section 824 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) establishes a time limit for the receipt of Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents. In order to obtain and evaluate waivers for this provision, State agencies must submit sufficient supporting information so that the Secretary of Agriculture can make the required determination as to an area's unemployment rate or its insufficient number of jobs.

PL: Pub.L. 104 - 193 824 Name of Law: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act 1996
   US Code: 7 USC 2015 Section 6 Name of Law: Food and Nutrition Act, 2008

0584-AE57 Proposed rulemaking 84 FR 980 02/01/2019

  84 FR 980 02/01/2019

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Waiver Under Section 6(o) of the Food Stamp Act

Changing Regulations
This is a proposed revision of a currently approved collection based on proposed regulatory changes. The current OMB burden inventory is 1,198 and 36 total annual responses. FNS is requesting 1,008 total burden annual hours and 36 total annual response. FNS is proposing to revise the standards for waiver approvals to better align with the Administration’s focus on self-sufficiency. The proposed rule would eliminate the ability of States to request waivers for areas that are not economically tied together, eliminate simply being designated as LSA as a criterion for approval, limit the use of alternative economic indicators to areas for which standard data is limited or unavailable, such as Indian Reservations and U.S. Territories, and provide clarity for States on the waiver request process. The proposed changes would ensure waivers are used to provide targeted relief and would ensure that the ABAWD time limit is used to encourage SNAP participants find and keep work when jobs are sufficiently available. These program changes would result in a decrease from 35 hours to 28 hours to complete and submit each response. In addition, under the current collection, FNS estimated 43 States would submit waiver requests; FNS now anticipates approximately 36 States will submit waiver requests, which is a decrease of 7 annual responses.

Rachelle Ragland-Greene 703 605-0038 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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