September 10, 2015

USDA Drafts Proposed SNAP Photo Requirements Regulations

Editor’s Note: For an example of how career OIRA bureaucrats help fight poverty, see Accolades to the Census Bureau, OMB and BLS for Developing a Supplemental Measure of Poverty.

From: NACS Online | The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing

Proposal will provide clarity for state agencies to implement the photo EBT card option.  

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon issue proposed regulations related to the use of identification photographs on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards used for the redemption of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

USDA sent a proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the end of July for interagency review. OMB review and approval is generally the last step in the regulatory process before the proposals are released for public comment, and the review generally takes between 30 and 90 days. 

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