7 CFR 274.5 - Record retention and forms security.
(a) Availability of records. (1) The State agency shall maintain issuance, inventory, reconciliation, and other accountability records for a period of three years as specified in § 272.1(f) of this chapter. This period may be extended at the written request of FNS.
(2) In lieu of the records themselves, easily retrievable microfilm, microfiche, or computer tapes which contain the required information may be maintained.
(b) Control of issuance documents. The State agency shall control all issuance documents which establish household eligibility while the documents are transferred and processed within the State agency. The State agency shall use numbers, batching, inventory control logs, or similar controls from the point of initial receipt through the issuance and reconciliation process.
(c) Accountable documents. (1) EBT cards shall be considered accountable documents. The State agency shall provide the following minimum security and control procedures for these documents:
(v) Periodic review and validation of inventory controls and records by parties not otherwise involved in maintaining control records.
Title 7 published on 2015-01-01.
No entries appear in the Federal Register after this date, for 7 CFR Part 274.