[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 67 (Thursday, April 8, 1999)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 17085]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-8762]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service

7 CFR Part 254

RIN 0584-AB56


Food Distribution Programs: FDPIHO--Oklahoma Waiver Authority

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; Confirmation of effective date of direct final 
rule.

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SUMMARY: This action confirms the effective date of the direct final 
rule, published in the Federal Register on January 8, 1999 (64 FR 
1097), that amends regulations for the Food Distribution Program for 
Indian Households in Oklahoma (FDPIHO) at 7 CFR Part 254. The rule 
reinstates the Food and Nutrition Service's authority to grant waiver 
requests from Indian Tribal Organizations in Oklahoma to allow Indian 
tribal households living in urban places to participate in FDPIHO. No 
adverse comments nor notices of intent to submit adverse comments were 
received in response to that rule. The comment period ended February 8, 
1999.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 9, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillie F. Ragan, Assistant Branch 
Chief, Household Programs Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and 
Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 612, 4501 Ford 
Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22302, or telephone (703) 305-2662.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Procedural Matters
    II. Background and Discussion of Final Rule

I. Procedural Matters

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) and is exempt from the provisions of that Act.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This action does not contain reporting or recordkeeping 
requirements subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget 
in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507).

Executive Order 12372

    This program is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance Programs under No. 10.570, and is subject to the provisions 
of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation 
with State and local officials (7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, and final 
rule-related notices published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983, and 49 FR 
22676, May 31, 1984.

II. Background and Discussion of Final Rule

    On January 8, 1999, the Department published a direct final rule to 
amend the regulatory requirements for FDPIHO at 7 CFR Part 254. The 
rule expressed the Food and Nutrition Service's intent to reinstate the 
authority to grant waiver requests from Indian Tribal Organizations in 
Oklahoma to allow Indian tribal households living in urban places to 
participate in FDPIHO. It provided a 30-day comment period and 
stipulated that unless the Department received written adverse 
comments, or written notices of intent to submit adverse comments, the 
rule would become effective on March 9, 1999, which was 60 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. Since no adverse comments were 
received, this action confirms the rule's effective date as March 9, 
1999.

    Dated: March 25, 1999.
Samuel Chambers, Jr.,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 99-8762 Filed 4-7-99; 8:45 am]
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