Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Regulations, Part 275-Quality Control, 25830-25832 [2010-10928]

Download as PDF 25830 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 89 / Monday, May 10, 2010 / Notices 4. A Lender must have submitted its application under the GRRHP 2009 Notice published January 21, 2009, Volume 74 FR 3551–3558, or the GRRHP 2009 Notice published on June 26, 2009, Volume 74 FR 30503–30510 or the GRRHP 2010 Notice published February 26, 2010, Volume 75 FR 8896– 8902. 5. The application to be considered must have been obligated from October 1, 2009 to December 17, 2010. However, if the Demonstration Program funds have not been fully utilized by December 17, 2010, the Agency may consider applications obligated on or after October 1, 2008. 6. The Lender must not have closed the construction loan prior to its selection to participate in the Demonstration Program. Demonstration Program Selection Process jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Selections from qualified applications that have requested consideration and met all requirements for this Demonstration Program will be based on priority scores they received on their previously submitted applications, with the highest scoring applications being selected first, until all available Demonstration Program authority is used. In the event of a tie, priority will be given to the application that is in the smaller rural community, and in case of a subsequent tie to the application that has the lowest LTC ratio. The first round of selections into the Demonstration Program will be made on May 20, 2010. In the event there are not enough qualified requests for selection into the Demonstration Program to utilize all the available Demonstration Program authority, then until all funds are exhausted, an additional selection process will be conducted on the 3rd Friday of each month starting September 17, 2010. December 17, 2010, will be the last possible selection date unless the Final Rule is published as explained below. All applicants will be notified of the selection results no later than 30 business days from the date of selection. DATES: Effective Dates: The GRRHP intends to incorporate the guarantee offered under this demonstration as a permanent part of the program. To that end we have published in the Federal Register (January 29, 2009, Volume 75 FR 4707–4710) a proposed rule for ‘‘Continuous Construction-Permanent Loan Guarantees.’’ This Notice will terminate upon the earlier of either the publication date of the final rule or December 17, 2010. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 May 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 Demonstration Program Response Submission Address Eligible lenders wishing to have their obligated applications considered for selection into the Demonstration Program must submit a signed request (not to exceed one page) on its letterhead that includes the following information: 1. Developer’s Name 2. Borrower’s Name 3. Project’s Name 4. Project’s Address (City and State) 5. Project Type (Family, Senior, or Mixed) 6. Project’s Total Units 7. Project’s Total Development Cost (TDC) 8. Amount of 538 Loan Guarantee 9. Amount of Tax Credits Awarded 10. Amount and Source of Other Financing 11. Loan to Cost (LTC) % 12. Area Population 13. Date obligated or date of Conditional Commitment Send the Demonstration Program Response Submission Letter with all of the information listed above, along with a copy of the State Office’s ‘‘Proceed with Application/NOFA Response Selection’’ letter and a copy of the tax credit award notification to: Tammy S. Daniels, Financial and Loan Analyst, Multi-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Division, Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program, USDA Rural Development, South Agriculture Building, Room 1233, STOP 0781, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0781. Requests may also be faxed to 202– 690–3444 or sent by email (signed PDF copies of the above submissions) to tammy.daniels@wdc.usda.gov. Eligible lenders mailing a request must provide sufficient time to permit delivery to the submission address. If all the funds set aside for the Demonstration Program have not been utilized, the Agency will continue to accept requests for inclusion into the FY 2010 Demonstration Program until December 17, 2010 or publication of the final rule if earlier. Acceptance by a U.S. Post Office or private mailer does not constitute delivery. Postage due responses and applications will not be accepted. Paperwork Reduction Act In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the information collection requirements contained in this Notice is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 0575–0174. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nondiscrimination Statement ‘‘The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720– 2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410 or call (800) 795–3272 (voice) or (202) 720– 6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.’’ Dated: May 3, 2010. ˜ Tammye Trevino, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2010–10929 Filed 5–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Regulations, Part 275—Quality Control AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s Regulations, Part 275— Quality Control. Specifically, the burden associated with the collection of information for the sampling plan, arbitration process, and the good cause process. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection, OMB No. 0584–0303. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 9, 2010. 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 E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 25831 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 89 / Monday, May 10, 2010 / Notices information has 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; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Tiffany Susan Wilkinson, Program Analyst, Quality Control Branch, Program Accountability and Administration Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 822, Alexandria, VA 22302. You may also download an electronic version of this notice at https://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/ rules/regulations/default.htm and comment via e-mail at SNAPHQWeb@fns.usda.gov or use the Federal e-Rulemaking 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 822, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. All responses to this notice will be included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection form and instruction should be directed to Tiffany Susan Wilkinson, (703) 305– 2805. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) Quality Control Regulations, Part 275. OMB Number: 0584–0303. Expiration Date: November 30, 2010. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: There are three components of the Quality Control (QC) system that are covered in this proposed information collection. They are: (1) The sampling plan; (2) the arbitration process; and (3) the good cause process. Each State is required to develop a sampling plan that demonstrates the integrity of its case selection procedures. The QC system is designed to measure each State agency’s payment error rate based on a statistically valid sample of SNAP cases. A State agency’s payment error rate represents the proportion of cases that were reported through a QC review as being ineligible, overissued and underissued SNAP benefits. The QC system contains procedures for resolving differences in review findings between State agencies and FNS. This is referred to as the arbitration process. The QC system also contains procedures that provide relief for State agencies from all or a part of a QC liability when a State agency can demonstrate that a part or all of an excessive error rate was due to an unusual event that had an uncontrollable impact on the State agency’s payment error rate. This is referred to as the good cause process. The approved burden for the QC system includes the burden for the QC sampling plan, the arbitration process, and the good cause process. The annual reporting burden associated with the QC sampling plan remains at 265 hours. We estimate the annual reporting burdens associated with arbitration and good cause processes to total 936 hours and 160 hours, respectively. The increase in the proposed burden from the currently approved 840 to 936 hours for the arbitration process is due to an increase in the number of State agencies estimated to respond from 14 to 15 and to the estimated number of responses per State agency from 2.5 to 2.6. These increases are a result of State agencies more frequently disagreeing with FNS’ findings. The proposed annual reporting burden for the good cause process is unchanged from the currently approved burden of 160 hours. The total reporting burden for the QC system is, therefore, 1,361 hours. The proposed annual recordkeeping burden associated with the QC sampling plan is 1.25 hours per year. The proposed annual recordkeeping burdens associated with arbitration have increased from 0.83 to 0.92 hours and the good cause process remains at 0.0236 hour. The recordkeeping burden for the arbitration process increased from 0.83 hour to 0.92 hour due to an increase in the estimated number of affected State agencies from 14 to 15 and an increase in the estimated number of responses per State from 2.5 to 2.6. The recordkeeping burden for the good cause process remains at 0.0236 hours. The total burden for recordkeeping is 2.19 hours. As a result, the total annual burden for the QC system, as proposed by this notice, increased from 1,267 to 1,363 hours. Quality Control System Reporting Burden Associated with the Sampling Plan, Arbitration, and Good Cause: REPORTING BURDEN Number of responses/ respondent Number of respondents Affected public Requirement State Agencies ............ State Agencies ............ State Agencies ............ Sampling Plan ......................... Arbitration Process .................. Good Cause Process .............. 53 15 1 Total responses per year 1 2.6 1 1 39 1 Time per response (hrs) 5 24 160 Annual reporting burden (hrs) 265 936 160 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 1,361 Quality Control System Recordkeeping Burden Associated with VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:33 May 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 the Sampling Plan, Arbitration, and Good Cause: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 25832 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 89 / Monday, May 10, 2010 / Notices RECORDKEEPING BURDEN Number of records Affected public Requirement State Agencies ............ State Agencies ............ State Agencies ............ Sampling Plan ........................ Arbitration Process ................. Good Cause Process ............. Number of records/state Dated: April 29, 2010. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2010–10928 Filed 5–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program AGENCY: Farm Service Agency and Commodity Credit Corporation and, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comment. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency and the Commodity Credit Corporation are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The information collected is needed for producers to determine eligibility to obtain NAP assistance. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by July 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: We invite to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Mail: Candance Thompson, Acting Division Director, Production, Emergencies, and Compliance Division, Farm Service Agency, USDA, Mail Stop, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0522. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:33 May 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 1 2.6 N/A Total annual recordkeeping burden (hrs) • E–Mail: Candy.Thompson@wdc.usda.gov. • Fax: 202–690–2130. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC, 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Hill, Section Head, Crop Disaster Section, Disaster Assistance Branch, (202) 720–3087. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of Information Collection Title: Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. OMB Number: 0560–0175. Expiration Date: November 30, 2010. Type of Request: Extension with no revision. Abstract: The NAP is authorized under 7 U.S.C. Section 7333 and implemented under regulations issued at 7 CFR Part 1437. The NAP is administered under the general supervision of the Executive VicePresident of CCC (who also serves as Administrator, FSA), and is carried out by FSA State and County committees. The information collected allows CCC to provide assistance under NAP for losses of commercial crops or other agricultural commodities (except livestock) for which catastrophic risk protection under 7 U.S.C Section 1508 is not available, and that are produced for food or fiber. Additionally, NAP provides assistance for losses of floriculture, ornamental nursery, Christmas tree crops, turfgrass sod, seed crops, aquaculture (including ornamental fish), sea oats and sea grass, and industrial crops. The information collected is necessary to determine whether a producer and crop or commodity meet applicable conditions for assistance and to determine compliance with existing rules. Producers must annually: (1) Request NAP coverage by completing an application for coverage and paying a service fee by the CCC-established application closing date; (2) file a current crop-year report of acreage for PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.0236 0.0236 0.0236 Total annual reporting & recordkeeping burden (hrs) 1.25 0.92 0.0236 266.25 936.92 160.02 2.1936 The Combined Quality Control System’s Estimated Burden (includes the burdens associated with the Sampling Plan, Arbitration and Good Cause): (Reporting 1,361 + Recordkeeping 2 burden hours) = 1,363 hours. 53 15 1 Time per record (hrs) 1,363.19 the covered crop or commodity; and (3) certify production of each covered crop or commodity. When damage to a covered crop or commodity occurs, producers must file a notice of loss with the local FSA administrative county office within 15 calendar days of occurrence or 15 calendar days of the date damage to the crop or commodity becomes apparent. Producers must also file an application for payment and certification of income with the local FSA County office. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated to average 0.6 hours per response. Type of Respondents: Producers of commercial crops or other agricultural commodities (except livestock). Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 291,500. Estimated Annual Number of Forms Filed per Respondent: 3. Estimated Total Number of Responses: 2,167,302. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,143,562. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection and to help us to: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 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 E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 89 (Monday, May 10, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-10928]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Regulations, 
Part 275--Quality Control

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment 
on the proposed information collection for the Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program's Regulations, Part 275--Quality Control. 
Specifically, the burden associated with the collection of information 
for the sampling plan, arbitration process, and the good cause process. 
This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection, OMB 
No. 0584-0303.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 9, 2010.

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

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information has 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; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments may be sent to: Tiffany Susan Wilkinson, Program Analyst, 
Quality Control Branch, Program Accountability and Administration 
Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
3101 Park Center Drive, Room 822, Alexandria, VA 22302. You may also 
download an electronic version of this notice at https://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/rules/regulations/default.htm and comment via e-
mail at SNAPHQ-Web@fns.usda.gov or use the Federal e-Rulemaking 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 822, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.
    All responses to this notice will be included in the request for 
Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will also become 
a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection form and instruction should be 
directed to Tiffany Susan Wilkinson, (703) 305-2805.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program's (SNAP) Quality Control Regulations, Part 275.
    OMB Number: 0584-0303.
    Expiration Date: November 30, 2010.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: There are three components of the Quality Control (QC) 
system that are covered in this proposed information collection. They 
are: (1) The sampling plan; (2) the arbitration process; and (3) the 
good cause process. Each State is required to develop a sampling plan 
that demonstrates the integrity of its case selection procedures. The 
QC system is designed to measure each State agency's payment error rate 
based on a statistically valid sample of SNAP cases. A State agency's 
payment error rate represents the proportion of cases that were 
reported through a QC review as being ineligible, overissued and 
underissued SNAP benefits.
    The QC system contains procedures for resolving differences in 
review findings between State agencies and FNS. This is referred to as 
the arbitration process. The QC system also contains procedures that 
provide relief for State agencies from all or a part of a QC liability 
when a State agency can demonstrate that a part or all of an excessive 
error rate was due to an unusual event that had an uncontrollable 
impact on the State agency's payment error rate. This is referred to as 
the good cause process.
    The approved burden for the QC system includes the burden for the 
QC sampling plan, the arbitration process, and the good cause process. 
The annual reporting burden associated with the QC sampling plan 
remains at 265 hours. We estimate the annual reporting burdens 
associated with arbitration and good cause processes to total 936 hours 
and 160 hours, respectively. The increase in the proposed burden from 
the currently approved 840 to 936 hours for the arbitration process is 
due to an increase in the number of State agencies estimated to respond 
from 14 to 15 and to the estimated number of responses per State agency 
from 2.5 to 2.6. These increases are a result of State agencies more 
frequently disagreeing with FNS' findings. The proposed annual 
reporting burden for the good cause process is unchanged from the 
currently approved burden of 160 hours. The total reporting burden for 
the QC system is, therefore, 1,361 hours.
    The proposed annual recordkeeping burden associated with the QC 
sampling plan is 1.25 hours per year. The proposed annual recordkeeping 
burdens associated with arbitration have increased from 0.83 to 0.92 
hours and the good cause process remains at 0.0236 hour. The 
recordkeeping burden for the arbitration process increased from 0.83 
hour to 0.92 hour due to an increase in the estimated number of 
affected State agencies from 14 to 15 and an increase in the estimated 
number of responses per State from 2.5 to 2.6. The recordkeeping burden 
for the good cause process remains at 0.0236 hours. The total burden 
for recordkeeping is 2.19 hours. As a result, the total annual burden 
for the QC system, as proposed by this notice, increased from 1,267 to 
1,363 hours.
    Quality Control System Reporting Burden Associated with the 
Sampling Plan, Arbitration, and Good Cause:

                                                                    Reporting Burden
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                                                                                            Number of          Total                          Annual
             Affected public                        Requirement             Number of       responses/    responses  per     Time per        reporting
                                                                           respondents      respondent         year       response (hrs)   burden (hrs)
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State Agencies...........................  Sampling Plan...............              53              1                 1               5             265
State Agencies...........................  Arbitration Process.........              15              2.6              39              24             936
State Agencies...........................  Good Cause Process..........               1              1                 1             160             160
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                                                                                                                                                   1,361
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    Quality Control System Recordkeeping Burden Associated with the 
Sampling Plan, Arbitration, and Good Cause:

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                                                                  Recordkeeping Burden
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                                                                                                                                           Total annual
                                                                            Number of       Number of        Time per      Total annual     reporting &
             Affected public                        Requirement              records      records/state    record (hrs)    recordkeeping   recordkeeping
                                                                                                                           burden (hrs)    burden (hrs)
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State Agencies...........................  Sampling Plan...............              53              1            0.0236          1.25            266.25
State Agencies...........................  Arbitration Process.........              15              2.6          0.0236          0.92            936.92
State Agencies...........................  Good Cause Process..........               1            N/A            0.0236          0.0236          160.02
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                                                                                                                                  2.1936        1,363.19
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    The Combined Quality Control System's Estimated Burden (includes 
the burdens associated with the Sampling Plan, Arbitration and Good 
Cause): (Reporting 1,361 + Recordkeeping 2 burden hours) = 1,363 hours.

    Dated: April 29, 2010.
Julia Paradis,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-10928 Filed 5-7-10; 8:45 am]
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