Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Federal Collection of State Plan of Operations, Operating Guidelines and Forms, 8035-8036 [2010-3448]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 23, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 17, 2010. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 regarding (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 to be collected; (d) 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 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. 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. Forest Service Title: Visitor Permit and Visitor Registration Card. OMB Control Number: 0596–0019. Summary of Collection: The Organic Administration Act (30 stat.11), the Wilderness Act (78 stat.890), the Wild and Scenic River Act (82 stat. 906) and Executive Order 11644, all authorize the Forest Service (FS) to manage the forests to benefit both land and people. The information collected from the Visitor’s Permit Form (FS–2300–30) and Visitor VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Feb 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 Registration Card (FS–2300–32) help the Forest Service ensure that visitors’ use of National Forest System lands is in the public interest and compatible with the mission of the agency. The information is collected from National Forest System land visitors, who will be asked to describe their intended use of the land and the estimated duration of their visit. Need and Use of the Information: FS will collect the visitor’s name, address, area to be visited, date of visit, length of stay, method of travel, number of people, and number of pack and saddle stock. The permit and registration card allows managers to identify heavily used areas to prepare restoration and monitoring plans that reflect where use is occurring, and in extreme cases, to develop plans to move forest users to lesser-impacted areas. The completed forms also provide managers with information useful in locating lost forest visitors. Not being able to use these forms could result in overuse and site deterioration in environmentally sensitive areas. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 460,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (per visit). Total Burden Hours: 23,000. Forest Service Title: Youth Conservation Corps Application & Medical History Forms. OMB Control Number: 0596–0084. Summary of Collection: Under Public Law 93–408, the Youth Conservation Corps Act (YCC), the Forest Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture), and agencies within the Department of the Interior (the Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management) cooperate to provide seasonal employment for eligible youth 15 to 18 years old. Need and Use of the Information: Youth, ages 15–18, who seek training and employment with participating agencies through the YCC must complete an application form (FS– 1800–18) and once selected for employment must complete a medical history form (FS–1800–3). The applicant’s parents or guardian must sign both forms. The application form is used in the random selection process and the medical history form provides information needed to determine certification of suitability, any special medical or medication needs, and a file record for the Federal Government and participants. If these forms were not used, the Federal government’s ability to oversee the Youth Conservation PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8035 Corps program would be greatly impaired. The organizational and liability issues that would result from inability to collect the information needed to manage the program would be virtually insurmountable. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 20,000. Frequency of Responses: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,267. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–3436 Filed 2–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Federal Collection of State Plan of Operations, Operating Guidelines and Forms AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a collection currently approved for State Agency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, administrative matters. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 26, 2010, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: 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 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Send comments and requests for copies of this information collection to E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 8036 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 23, 2010 / Notices Jane Duffield, Chief, State Administration Branch, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 818, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Ms. Duffield at 703–605–0795 or via e-mail to PADMAILBOX@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All written comments will be open for public inspection at the office of the Food and Nutrition Service during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 818, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. All comments will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Jane Duffield at (703) 605–4385. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Operating Guidelines, Forms and Waivers. OMB Number: 0584–0083. Expiration Date: October 31, 2010. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: In accordance with section 11(d) of the Food & Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act), 7 U.S.C. 2020(B), State agencies are required to submit a Plan of Operation specifying the manner in which SNAP will be conducted. The State Plan of Operations, in accordance with current rules at 7 CFR 272.2, consists of a Federal/State Agreement, annual budget and activity statements, and specific attachments relating to the State Plan of Operation. State Plans of Operation are a one-time effort with updates that are provided as necessary. Under section 16 of the Act, 7 U.S.C. 2025, the Secretary is authorized to pay each State agency an amount equal to 50 percent of all administrative costs involved in each State agency’s operation of the SNAP. Under corresponding SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 272.2, the State agencies must submit annually to FNS for approval, a Budget Projection Statement (Form FNS–366A), which projects the total costs for major areas of SNAP operations, and a Program Activity Statement (Form FNS–366B), which provides a summary of SNAP operations during the preceding fiscal year. The reports are required to substantiate the costs the State agency expects to incur during the next fiscal year. Form FNS– 366A is submitted annually by August 15, for the upcoming fiscal year and Form FNS–366B must be submitted no later than 45 days after the end of each State agency’s fiscal year. In fiscal year (FY) 2009, 91 percent of State agencies submitted the FNS–366A electronically and 9 percent submitted a paper report. For FY 2009, a total of 82 percent of State agencies submitted the FNS–366B electronically with the remaining 18 percent submitting paper reports. Finally, State agencies are required to submit certain other documents to FNS for review relating to certain specific activities that the State agency may choose to do. These other submissions include but are not limited to Advance Planning Documents (APD) if the State agency wishes to acquire proposed automated data processing (ADP) services, systems or equipment; Number of respondents Frequency of response outreach plans if the State elects to do program information activities; and updates related to options exercised under the Act, as amended. Respondents: State agencies that administer SNAP. Number of Respondents: 53. Estimated Number of Responses Per Respondent: Plan of Operation Updates: 53 State agencies once a year. Form FNS–366A: 53 State agencies once a year. Form FNS–366B: 53 State agencies once a year. Other APD, Plan, or Update Submissions: Up to 53 State agencies may submit one or more APD, plan or update submission averaging 4.75 submissions per respondent per year or 252 total responses. Estimate of Burden: Plan of Operation Updates: The State agencies submit Plan updates at an estimate of 10 hours per respondent, or 530 total hours. Form FNS–366A: The State agencies submit Form FNS–366A at an estimate of 13 hours per respondent, or 689 total hours. Form FNS–366B: The total burden for the collection of information for Form FNS–366B is 18 hours per respondent, or 954 hours. Other APD, Plan, or Update Submissions: We estimate that up to 53 States may submit one or more APD, plan, or update for a total of 251.75 annual responses at an average estimate of 2.681 hours per respondent, or 675.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for OMB No. 0584–0083 is estimated to be 2,848.5 hours, which is the same as the currently approved burden. Total annual responses Time per response (hrs) Annual burden hours Forms State Agencies ................ FNS–366A ...................... FNS–366B ...................... Plan of Operation ........... Other APD Plan or Update. 53 53 53 53 1 1 1 4.75 53 53 53 251.75 13 18 10 2.681 689 954 530 675.5 Total Burden Estimates. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Affected public ......................................... 53 .......................... .......................... .......................... 2848.5 Dated: February 4, 2010. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE [FR Doc. 2010–3448 Filed 2–22–10; 8:45 am] Monitor-Hot Creek Rangeland Project Forest Service BILLING CODE 3410–30–P AGENCY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Feb 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. PO 00000 Forest Service, USDA. Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The Austin/Tonopah Ranger Districts, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal to authorize continued livestock grazing E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 35 (Tuesday, February 23, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8035-8036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-3448]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Federal 
Collection of State Plan of Operations, Operating Guidelines and Forms

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment 
on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision 
of a collection currently approved for State Agency Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program, 
administrative matters.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 26, 2010, to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: 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 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 through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Send comments and requests for copies of this information 
collection to

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Jane Duffield, Chief, State Administration Branch, Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 
Park Center Drive, Room 818, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be 
submitted via fax to the attention of Ms. Duffield at 703-605-0795 or 
via e-mail to PADMAILBOX@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted 
through the federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments electronically.
    All written comments will be open for public inspection at the 
office of the Food and Nutrition Service during regular business hours 
(8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 3101 Park Center Drive, 
Room 818, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.
    All comments will be summarized and included in the request for 
Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a 
matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of this information collection should be directed to Jane 
Duffield at (703) 605-4385.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Operating Guidelines, Forms and Waivers.
    OMB Number: 0584-0083.
    Expiration Date: October 31, 2010.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: In accordance with section 11(d) of the Food & Nutrition 
Act of 2008 (the Act), 7 U.S.C. 2020(B), State agencies are required to 
submit a Plan of Operation specifying the manner in which SNAP will be 
conducted. The State Plan of Operations, in accordance with current 
rules at 7 CFR 272.2, consists of a Federal/State Agreement, annual 
budget and activity statements, and specific attachments relating to 
the State Plan of Operation. State Plans of Operation are a one-time 
effort with updates that are provided as necessary.
    Under section 16 of the Act, 7 U.S.C. 2025, the Secretary is 
authorized to pay each State agency an amount equal to 50 percent of 
all administrative costs involved in each State agency's operation of 
the SNAP. Under corresponding SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 272.2, the 
State agencies must submit annually to FNS for approval, a Budget 
Projection Statement (Form FNS-366A), which projects the total costs 
for major areas of SNAP operations, and a Program Activity Statement 
(Form FNS-366B), which provides a summary of SNAP operations during the 
preceding fiscal year. The reports are required to substantiate the 
costs the State agency expects to incur during the next fiscal year. 
Form FNS-366A is submitted annually by August 15, for the upcoming 
fiscal year and Form FNS-366B must be submitted no later than 45 days 
after the end of each State agency's fiscal year.
    In fiscal year (FY) 2009, 91 percent of State agencies submitted 
the FNS-366A electronically and 9 percent submitted a paper report. For 
FY 2009, a total of 82 percent of State agencies submitted the FNS-366B 
electronically with the remaining 18 percent submitting paper reports.
    Finally, State agencies are required to submit certain other 
documents to FNS for review relating to certain specific activities 
that the State agency may choose to do. These other submissions include 
but are not limited to Advance Planning Documents (APD) if the State 
agency wishes to acquire proposed automated data processing (ADP) 
services, systems or equipment; outreach plans if the State elects to 
do program information activities; and updates related to options 
exercised under the Act, as amended.
    Respondents: State agencies that administer SNAP.
    Number of Respondents: 53.
    Estimated Number of Responses Per Respondent:
    Plan of Operation Updates: 53 State agencies once a year.
    Form FNS-366A: 53 State agencies once a year.
    Form FNS-366B: 53 State agencies once a year.
    Other APD, Plan, or Update Submissions: Up to 53 State agencies may 
submit one or more APD, plan or update submission averaging 4.75 
submissions per respondent per year or 252 total responses.
    Estimate of Burden:
    Plan of Operation Updates: The State agencies submit Plan updates 
at an estimate of 10 hours per respondent, or 530 total hours.
    Form FNS-366A: The State agencies submit Form FNS-366A at an 
estimate of 13 hours per respondent, or 689 total hours.
    Form FNS-366B: The total burden for the collection of information 
for Form FNS-366B is 18 hours per respondent, or 954 hours.
    Other APD, Plan, or Update Submissions: We estimate that up to 53 
States may submit one or more APD, plan, or update for a total of 
251.75 annual responses at an average estimate of 2.681 hours per 
respondent, or 675.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The total annual 
reporting and recordkeeping burden for OMB No. 0584-0083 is estimated 
to be 2,848.5 hours, which is the same as the currently approved 
burden.

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                                                                            Number of     Frequency of    Total annual      Time per      Annual burden
             Affected public                           Forms               respondents      response        responses    response (hrs)       hours
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State Agencies...........................  FNS-366A....................              53            1              53             13                689
                                           FNS-366B....................              53            1              53             18                954
                                           Plan of Operation...........              53            1              53             10                530
                                           Other APD Plan or Update....              53            4.75          251.75           2.681            675.5
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    Total Burden Estimates...............  ............................              53  ..............  ..............  ..............           2848.5
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    Dated: February 4, 2010.
Julia Paradis,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-3448 Filed 2-22-10; 8:45 am]
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