Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 6.djvu/142

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108 STAT. 4710 PUBLIC LAW 103-448—NOV. 2, 1994 "(ii) in the case of a State requesting a waiver, describes actions, if any, that the State has undertaken to remove State statutory or regulatory barriers; "(iii) describes the goal of the waiver to improve services under the program and the expected outcomes if the waiver is granted; "(iv) includes a description of the impediments to the efficient operation and administration of the program; "(v) describes the management goals to be achieved, such as fewer hours devoted to, or fewer number of personnel involved in, the administration of the program; "(vi) provides a timetable for implementing the waiver; and "(vii) describes the process the State or eligible service provider will use to monitor the progress in implementing the waiver, including the process for monitoring the cost implications of the waiver to the Federal Government. "(B) An application described in subparagraph (A) shall be developed by the State or eligible service provider and shall be submitted to the Secretary by the State. "(3)(A) The Secretary shall act promptly on a waiver request contained in an application submitted under paragraph (2) and shall either grant or deny the request. The Secretary shall state in writing the reasons for granting or denying the request. "(B) If the Secretary grants a waiver request, the Secretary shall state in writing the expected outcome of granting the waiver. "(C) The result of the decision of the Secretary shall be disseminated by the State or eligible service provider through normal means of communication. "(D)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), a waiver granted by the Secretary under this subsection shall be for a period not to exceed 3 years. "(ii) The Secretary may extend the period if the Secretary determines that the waiver has been effective in enabling the State or eligible service proAdder to carry out the purposes of the program. "(4) The Secretary may not grant a waiver under this subsection of any requirement relating to— "(A) the nutritional content of meals served; "(B) Federal reimbursement rates; "(C) the provision of free and reduced price meals; "(D) offer versus serve provisions; "(E) limits on the price charged for a reduced price meal; "(F) maintenance of effort; "(G) equitable participation of children in private schools; "(H) distribution of funds to State and local school food service authorities and service institutions participating in a program under this Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.); "(I) the disclosure of information relating to students receiving free or reduced price meals and other recipients of benefits; "(J) prohibiting the operation of a profit producing program; "(K) the sale of competitive foods; "(L) the commodity distribution program under section 14; "(M) the special supplemental nutrition program authorized under section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786); and