Information Collection; Commodity Request (Food Aid Request Entry System, FARES), 8682-8683 [E7-3374]

Download as PDF 8682 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices approximately $1 million. These grant funds are contingent upon Congress’s providing funding to AMS for this program. The maximum amount of Federal funds awarded for any one proposal will be $75,000. Number of Awards An applicant can not receive more than one FMPP grant in a grant funding year. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Eligible Grant Uses FMPP grants were established for projects intended to benefit more than one agricultural farmer or producer. Applications for FMPP grants funds should be for, but not limited to, projects and proposals that are associated with the following three categories: 1. Improving Farmer/Vendor Access to Relevant Marketing and Financial Information—Projects that provide opportunities and promote training, education, networking, technical assistance, and information sharing for farmers, vendors, market management, and market sponsors. These projects are designed to enhance sales volumes, selfsufficiency, and product security/safety. Project focuses may address: • Direct marketing practices and methods, business planning, market growth management, recordkeeping, food handling and safety. • Farmer and vendor selection, recruitment, and retention. • Consumer trends, demographics, changing ethnic demographics, and their relationship to customer purchasing patterns. • Alternative purchasing methods, such as Women, Infants, and Children Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (WIC-FMNP) coupons; Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons; and debit/credit technologies. • Association and other organizational development. 2. Consumer-Based Education and Market Access—Projects that address ways to improve consumers’ access and utilization of markets/entities: These projects may include: • Consumer education that focuses on new food and agricultural products, product applications, and chef demonstrations with a required emphasis on the assessment, evaluation, and impact of such education on consumer patronage at eligible markets/ entities. • Assessment, evaluation, and impact of the vendors and/or the market/ entities in providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income households, children, and seniors. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 3. Innovative Approaches to Market/ Facility Operations and Management— Projects that address operational or marketing opportunities and issues of markets and/or farmers/vendors to: enhance product value and sales; increase revenue and efficiency; or reduce expenses. These projects may address: • The use and effect of advertising, market promotion, labeling, and/or signage and the measurement of their impact. • Waste management/recycling. • Liability coverage and insurance. • Facility planning and/or design. • Transportation and delivery systems. • Infrastructure for electronic benefits transfer (EBT) usage; processing, kitchen incubators, storage, packaging, and refrigeration. Any of the projects within each category above can be identified as a ‘‘primary’’ or ‘‘secondary’’ proposal activity. Only one activity, however, should be selected and identified as the ‘‘primary project activity’’ for FMPP grant funding uses. See ‘‘Proposal Narrative,’’ sections 6.l. and 6.m. in ‘‘Proposal and Application Preparation,’’ for more information. Ineligible Grant Uses FMPP grant funds cannot be used to pay for: 1. Acquisition of land, repair, rehabilitation, acquisition or construction of a building or facility. 2. Political or lobbying activities. 3. Any activities prohibited by 7 CFR parts 3015 and 3019. How To Submit Proposals and Applications Each application must contain the following information stated in the ‘‘Proposal Preparation’’ section of the NOFA: Forms SF–424, SF–424A, and SF–424B; the entity DUNS number; the entity eligibility statement; and the proposal narrative. Electronic forms, proposals, letters of support, or any other application materials emailed directly to AMS or USDA–AMS staff will not be accepted. Following are the options available for submitting proposals and applications to AMS: Paper Submissions—For paper submissions an original and one copy of the proposal, required forms, narrative, letters of support, and all required materials must be submitted in one package, preferably via express mail. Because packages sent to the Agency through the United States Postal Service can be damaged or delayed due to security procedures at USDA PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington DC headquarters, express mail services or couriers are strongly recommended. Paper submissions must be sent to: Mr. Errol Bragg, Associate Deputy Administrator, Marketing Services Branch, Transportation and Marketing Programs, AMS, USDA, Room 2646South, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20250–0269. If an e-mail address is provided on Form SF–424, FMPP will send an e-mail message to the applicant confirming receipt of the application package. Electronic Submissions via Grants.gov—Applicants may apply electronically for grants through the Federal grants Web site: http:// www.Grants.gov. Applicants who submit their FMPP proposals via the Federal grants Web site are not required to submit any paper documents to FMPP. FMPP is listed in the ‘‘Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance’’ under number 10.168 and subject agencies must adhere to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars discrimination in all federally assisted programs. Dated: February 21, 2007. Lloyd Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–3263 Filed 2–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection; Commodity Request (Food Aid Request Entry System, FARES) Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension and revision of an approved information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. CCC procures various processed foods and commodities to be exported and donated for use in humanitarian food aid programs. Information related to this activity is collected and processed electronically through the Food Aid Request Entry System (FARES). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before April 30, 2007 to be assured consideration. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 27, 2007 / Notices the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; or (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the 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. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for OMB approval. Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to: Khristy Baughman, Chief, Business Operations Support Division, Kansas City Commodity Office, 6501 Beacon Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64133–4676. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to (816) 926–1648, telephone (816) 926–6509 or by e-mail to khristy.baughman@kcc.fsa.gov. Comments regarding this information collection requirement may be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for USDA, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Hadder, Marketing Specialist, (202) 720–3816, or Sharon.Hadder@fsa.usda.gov. Signed at Washington, DC, on February 21, 2007. Teresa C. Lasseter, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. E7–3374 Filed 2–26–07; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3410–05–P ADDRESSES: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Description of Information Collection Title: Food Aid Request Entry System (FARES). OMB Control Number: 0560–0225. Type of Request: Extension with revision. Abstract: The information collection is necessary for the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to procure various processed foods and commodities for export under humanitarian food aid programs. The FARES was developed to automate the entry of commodity requests submitted to CCC from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), the World Food Program (WFP), the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), and the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for collecting information under this notice is estimated to average .75 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the information. Respondents: USAID, PVOs, the WFP, FAS and FSA. Respondents: 305. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 12. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,745 hours. Comment is invited on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Feb 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Claiming Data Collection Pilot Project—Data Collection Instrument Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This notice announces FNS’ intent to request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the data collection instrument for the CACFP Meal Claiming Data Collection Pilot Project. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received on or before April 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Fred Lesnett, Contracting Officer’s Representative, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Fred Lesnett at 703–305–2576 or via email to Fred.Lesnett@fns.usda.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8683 agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Fred Lesnett at 703–605–0811. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: CACFP Meal Claiming Data Collection Pilot Project. OMB Number: Not Yet Assigned. Expiration Date: Not yet determined. Type of Request: New collection of information. Abstract: The Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (Act) (Pub. L. 107–300) requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to identify and reduce significant improper over- and under-payments in various programs, including the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Therefore, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture, is conducting a feasibility evaluation of four possible data collection methods for validating the number and type of meals claimed for reimbursement by family day care homes (FDCHs) in the CACFP. The feasibility evaluation is scheduled to collect data from August 2007 until September 2007. Localized data collection is to be conducted in up to four States to evaluate whether the data collection methodologies under evaluation can: *Validate the meal reimbursement claims submitted by FDCHs for the number of children who are CACFP eligible and present in the FDCHs during the time period(s) for which the meals/snacks were claimed. *Generate the data required for developing an estimate of improper payments, based on the meals claimed for reimbursement by FDCHs, that meet the requirements of the IPIA. *Be implemented nationwide in an efficient and cost effective method. Under this task order, the contractor is to conduct a pretest evaluation which compares meal reimbursement claims submitted by FDCHs to their sponsors E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Information Collection; Commodity Request (Food Aid Request Entry 
System, FARES)

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all 
interested individuals and organizations on the extension and revision 
of an approved information collection under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act. CCC procures various processed foods and commodities to be 
exported and donated for use in humanitarian food aid programs. 
Information related to this activity is collected and processed 
electronically through the Food Aid Request Entry System (FARES).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before April 30, 
2007 to be assured consideration.

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ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to: 
Khristy Baughman, Chief, Business Operations Support Division, Kansas 
City Commodity Office, 6501 Beacon Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64133-
4676. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to (816) 926-1648, 
telephone (816) 926-6509 or by e-mail to khristy.baughman@kcc.fsa.gov. 
Comments regarding this information collection requirement may be 
directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Attention: Desk Officer for 
USDA, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Hadder, Marketing Specialist, 
(202) 720-3816, or Sharon.Hadder@fsa.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Description of Information Collection

    Title: Food Aid Request Entry System (FARES).
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0225.
    Type of Request: Extension with revision.
    Abstract: The information collection is necessary for the Commodity 
Credit Corporation (CCC) to procure various processed foods and 
commodities for export under humanitarian food aid programs. The FARES 
was developed to automate the entry of commodity requests submitted to 
CCC from the United States Agency for International Development 
(USAID), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), the World Food Program 
(WFP), the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), and the Farm Service 
Agency (FSA).
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for collecting 
information under this notice is estimated to average .75 hour per 
response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching 
existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and 
completing and reviewing the information.
    Respondents: USAID, PVOs, the WFP, FAS and FSA.
    Respondents: 305.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 12.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,745 hours.
    Comment is invited on: (a) 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; (b) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collected; or (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of the 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. All comments received in 
response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, 
will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and 
included in the submission for OMB approval.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on February 21, 2007.
Teresa C. Lasseter,
Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. E7-3374 Filed 2-26-07; 8:45 am]
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