Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 18604 [2017-07980]

Download as PDF 18604 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 75 Thursday, April 20, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES April 17, 2017. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding (1) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by May 22, 2017 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Regulations— Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden. OMB Control Number: 0584–0043. Summary of Collection: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, nutrition education, including breastfeeding promotion and support, and health care referrals to low income, nutritionally atrisk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. Currently, WIC operates through State health departments in 50 States, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The Federal regulations governing the WIC Program (7 CFR part 246) require that certain program-related information be collected and that full and complete records concerning WIC operations are maintained. The WIC Program is authorized by the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended. Need and Use of the Information: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) collects information from state and local agencies, applicants, and retail vendors to determine eligibility in the WIC Program. This information includes participant certification information (e.g., income and nutrition risk); nutrition education documentation; local agency and vendor application and agreement information; vendor sales and shelf price data; data related to vendor monitoring and training; and financial and food delivery system records. Additionally, information related to Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) delivery is also collected as a result of the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Related Provisions of Public Law 111–296 Final Rule published on March 1, 2016. State Plans are the principal source of information about how each State agency operates its WIC Program. The information is needed for the general operation of the Program, including regulatory compliance, and for ongoing program integrity and costsaving efforts. The information is also used by FNS to manage, plan, evaluate, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 make decisions, and report on WIC Program operations. Description of Respondents: Individuals or Households; Businesses or Other for Profit; Not-for profit institutions; and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 7,751,897. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly; Semi-annually; Monthly; and Annually. Total Burden Hours: 3,773,950. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–07980 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Meeting of Expert Panel on Publication of Farm Operator Demographics National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of an Expert Panel on Publication of Farm Operator Demographic data obtained through the 2017 Census of Agriculture. DATES: The Panel meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. There will be an opportunity for public comments at 9:15 a.m. on May 16, 2017. ADDRESSES: The Panel meeting will take place in U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6309, South Building, Washington, DC 20250. Written comments may be filed before or up to two weeks after the meeting with the contact person identified herein at: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6035, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–2001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda J. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

April 17, 2017.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
are requested regarding (1) whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by May 22, 
2017 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or 
fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, 
Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602. Copies of the submission(s) 
may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8958.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Food and Nutrition Service

    Title: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, 
and Children (WIC) Program Regulations--Reporting and Recordkeeping 
Burden.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0043.
    Summary of Collection: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program 
for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, 
nutrition education, including breastfeeding promotion and support, and 
health care referrals to low income, nutritionally at-risk pregnant, 
breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 
five. Currently, WIC operates through State health departments in 50 
States, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations, American Samoa, District of 
Columbia, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto 
Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The Federal regulations governing the WIC 
Program (7 CFR part 246) require that certain program-related 
information be collected and that full and complete records concerning 
WIC operations are maintained. The WIC Program is authorized by the 
Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended.
    Need and Use of the Information: The Food and Nutrition Service 
(FNS) collects information from state and local agencies, applicants, 
and retail vendors to determine eligibility in the WIC Program. This 
information includes participant certification information (e.g., 
income and nutrition risk); nutrition education documentation; local 
agency and vendor application and agreement information; vendor sales 
and shelf price data; data related to vendor monitoring and training; 
and financial and food delivery system records. Additionally, 
information related to Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) delivery is 
also collected as a result of the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) 
Related Provisions of Public Law 111-296 Final Rule published on March 
1, 2016. State Plans are the principal source of information about how 
each State agency operates its WIC Program. The information is needed 
for the general operation of the Program, including regulatory 
compliance, and for ongoing program integrity and cost-saving efforts. 
The information is also used by FNS to manage, plan, evaluate, make 
decisions, and report on WIC Program operations.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or Households; Businesses 
or Other for Profit; Not-for profit institutions; and State, Local, or 
Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 7,751,897.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Quarterly; Semi-annually; Monthly; and Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,773,950.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-07980 Filed 4-19-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-30-P