National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates, 41796-41798 [2010-17507]

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Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 715–373–2667 to facilitate entry into the building. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Yoshikane, RAC coordinator, USDA, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, 113 East Bayfield St., Washburn, WI 54891; (715) 373–2667; E-mail syoshikane@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. The meeting is open to the public. The following business will be conducted: (1) Introductions of all committee members, replacement members and Forest Service personnel; (2) Receive materials explaining the process for considering and recommending Title II projects; (3) Selection of a chairperson by the committee members; and (4) Public Comment. Persons who wish to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Dated: July 7, 2010. Paul I.V. Strong, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–17443 Filed 7–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jul 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 Food and Nutrition Service National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. DATES: The meeting will be held on August 11, 2010, and will begin at 10 a.m. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SUMMARY: This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the ‘‘national average payments,’’ the amount of money the Federal Government provides States for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; to the ‘‘maximum reimbursement rates,’’ the maximum per lunch rate from Federal funds that a State can provide a school food authority for lunches served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program; and to the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children. The payments and rates are prescribed on an annual basis each July. The annual payments and rates adjustments for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs reflect changes in the Food Away From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. The annual rate adjustment for the Special Milk Program reflects changes in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products. DATES: These rates are effective from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Wagoner, Section Chief, School Programs Section, Policy and Program Development Branch, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, VA 22302 or phone (703) 305–2590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Special Milk Program for Children— Pursuant to section 3 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1772), the Department announces the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program for Children. This rate is adjusted annually to reflect changes in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to a nonneedy child in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program is 17.75 cents. This reflects an increase of 10.55 percent in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products from May 2009 to May 2010 (from a level of 174.4 in May 2009 as previously published in the Federal Register to 192.8 in May 2010). As a reminder, schools or institutions with pricing programs that elect to serve milk free to eligible children continue to receive the average cost of a half-pint of milk (the total cost of all milk purchased during the claim period divided by the total number of purchased half-pints) for each half-pint served to an eligible child. National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs—Pursuant to sections 11 and 17A of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, (42 U.S.C. 1759a and 1766a), and section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773), the Department annually announces the adjustments to the National Average Payment Factors and to the maximum Federal reimbursement rates for lunches and afterschool snacks served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program and breakfasts served to children participating in the School Breakfast Program. Adjustments are prescribed each July 1, based on changes in the Food Away From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor. The changes in the national average payment rates for schools and residential child care institutions for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 reflect a 1.14 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers during the 12-month period May 2009 to May 2010 (from a level of 223.023 in May 2009 as previously published in the Federal Register to 225.573 in May 2010). Adjustments to the national average payment rates for all lunches served under the National School Lunch Program, breakfasts served under the School Breakfast Program, and afterschool snacks served under the National School Lunch Program are rounded down to the nearest whole cent. Lunch Payment Levels—Section 4 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1753) provides general cash for food assistance payments to States to assist schools in purchasing food. The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act provides two different section 4 payment levels E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 41797 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 137 / Monday, July 19, 2010 / Notices for lunches served under the National School Lunch Program. The lower payment level applies to lunches served by school food authorities in which less than 60 percent of the lunches served in the school lunch program during the second preceding school year were served free or at a reduced price. The higher payment level applies to lunches served by school food authorities in which 60 percent or more of the lunches served during the second preceding school year were served free or at a reduced price. To supplement these section 4 payments, section 11 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C.1759(a)) provides special cash assistance payments to aid schools in providing free and reduced price lunches. The section 11 National Average Payment Factor for each reduced price lunch served is set at 40 cents less than the factor for each free lunch. As authorized under sections 8 and 11 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1757 and 1759a), maximum reimbursement rates for each type of lunch are prescribed by the Department in this Notice. These maximum rates are to ensure equitable disbursement of Federal funds to school food authorities. Afterschool Snack Payments in Afterschool Care Programs—Section 17A of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1766a) establishes National Average Payments for free, reduced price and paid afterschool snacks as part of the National School Lunch Program. Breakfast Payment Factors—Section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773) establishes National Average Payment Factors for free, reduced price and paid breakfasts served under the School Breakfast Program and additional payments for free and reduced price breakfasts served in schools determined to be in ‘‘severe need’’ because they serve a high percentage of needy children. Revised Payments The following specific section 4, section 11 and section 17A National Average Payment Factors and maximum reimbursement rates for lunch, the afterschool snack rates, and the breakfast rates are in effect from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Due to a higher cost of living, the average payments and maximum reimbursements for Alaska and Hawaii are higher than those for all other States. The District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam use the figures specified for the contiguous States. National School Lunch Program Payments Section 4 National Average Payment Factors—In school food authorities which served less than 60 percent free and reduced price lunches in School Year 2008–09, the payments for meals served are: Contiguous States—paid rate—26 cents, free and reduced price rate—26 cents, maximum rate—34 cents; Alaska—paid rate—42 cents, free and reduced price rate—42 cents, maximum rate—53 cents; Hawaii—paid rate—30 cents, free and reduced price rate—30 cents, maximum rate—39 cents. In school food authorities which served 60 percent or more free and reduced price lunches in School Year 2008–09, payments are: Contiguous States—paid rate—28 cents, free and reduced price rate—28 cents, maximum rate—34 cents; Alaska—paid rate—44 cents, free and reduced price rate—44 cents, maximum rate—53 cents; Hawaii—paid rate—32 cents, free and reduced price rate—32 cents, maximum rate—39 cents. Section 11 National Average Payment Factors—Contiguous States—free lunch—246 cents, reduced price lunch—206 cents; Alaska—free lunch— 399 cents, reduced price lunch—359 cents; Hawaii—free lunch—288 cents, reduced price lunch—248 cents. Afterschool Snacks in Afterschool Care Programs—The payments are: Contiguous States—free snack—74 cents, reduced price snack—37 cents, paid snack—06 cents; Alaska—free snack—121 cents, reduced price snack—60 cents, paid snack—11 cents; Hawaii—free snack—87 cents, reduced price snack—43 cents, paid snack—08 cents. School Breakfast Program Payments For schools ‘‘not in severe need’’ the payments are: Contiguous States—free breakfast—148 cents, reduced price breakfast—118 cents, paid breakfast—26 cents; Alaska—free breakfast—236 cents, reduced price breakfast—206 cents, paid breakfast—39 cents; Hawaii—free breakfast—172 cents, reduced price breakfast—142 cents, paid breakfast—30 cents. For schools in ‘‘severe need’’ the payments are: Contiguous States—free breakfast—176 cents, reduced price breakfast—146 cents, paid breakfast—26 cents; Alaska—free breakfast—282 cents, reduced price breakfast—252 cents, paid breakfast—39 cents; Hawaii—free breakfast—205 cents, reduced price breakfast—175 cents, paid breakfast—30 cents. Payment Chart The following chart illustrates the lunch National Average Payment Factors with the sections 4 and 11 already combined to indicate the per lunch amount; the maximum lunch reimbursement rates; the reimbursement rates for afterschool snacks served in afterschool care programs; the breakfast National Average Payment Factors including ‘‘severe need’’ schools; and the milk reimbursement rate. All amounts are expressed in dollars or fractions thereof. The payment factors and reimbursement rates used for the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam are those specified for the contiguous States. SCHOOL PROGRAMS—MEAL, SNACK AND MILK PAYMENTS TO STATES AND SCHOOL FOOD AUTHORITIES [Expressed in dollars or fractions thereof] [Effective from July 1, 2010–June 30, 2011] jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES National school lunch program* Less than 60% Contiguous States: Paid ....................................................................................................................................... Reduced price ...................................................................................................................... Free ...................................................................................................................................... Alaska: Paid ....................................................................................................................................... Reduced price ...................................................................................................................... Free ...................................................................................................................................... Hawaii: Paid ....................................................................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:04 Jul 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 60% or more Maximum rate 0.26 2.32 2.72 0.28 2.34 2.74 0.34 2.49 2.89 0.42 4.01 4.41 0.44 4.03 4.43 0.53 4.26 4.66 0.30 0.32 0.39 19JYN1 41798 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 137 / Monday, July 19, 2010 / Notices SCHOOL PROGRAMS—MEAL, SNACK AND MILK PAYMENTS TO STATES AND SCHOOL FOOD AUTHORITIES—Continued [Expressed in dollars or fractions thereof] [Effective from July 1, 2010–June 30, 2011] National school lunch program* Less than 60% Reduced price ...................................................................................................................... Free ...................................................................................................................................... 2.78 3.18 60% or more Maximum rate 2.80 3.20 2.97 3.37 Non-Severe need School breakfast program Contiguous States: Paid ................................................................................................................................................................... Reduced price .................................................................................................................................................. Free .................................................................................................................................................................. Alaska: Paid ................................................................................................................................................................... Reduced price .................................................................................................................................................. Free .................................................................................................................................................................. Hawaii: Paid ................................................................................................................................................................... Reduced price .................................................................................................................................................. Free .................................................................................................................................................................. Special milk program All milk Severe need 0.26 1.18 1.48 0.26 1.46 1.76 0.39 2.06 2.36 0.39 2.52 2.82 0.30 1.42 1.72 0.30 1.75 2.05 Paid milk Pricing programs without free option ................................................................................... Pricing programs with free option ........................................................................................ 0.1775 N/A N/A 0.1775 Nonpricing programs ............................................................................................................ 0.1775 N/A Free milk N/A. Average cost per. 1⁄2 pint of milk. N/A. Afterschool snacks served in afterschool care programs Contiguous States: Paid ............................................................................................................................................................................................... Reduced price .............................................................................................................................................................................. Free .............................................................................................................................................................................................. Alaska: Paid ............................................................................................................................................................................................... Reduced price .............................................................................................................................................................................. Free .............................................................................................................................................................................................. Hawaii: Paid ............................................................................................................................................................................................... Reduced price .............................................................................................................................................................................. Free .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 0.06 0.37 0.74 0.11 0.60 1.21 0.08 0.43 0.87 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES * Payment listed for Free and Reduced Price Lunches include both section 4 and section 11 funds. This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), no new recordkeeping or reporting requirements have been included that are subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget. This notice has been determined to be not significant and was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget in conformance with Executive Order 12866. National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs are listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.555, No. 10.553 and No. 10.556, respectively, and are subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:04 Jul 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 State and local officials. (See 7 CFR Part 3015, Subpart V, and the final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.) Authority: Sections 4, 8, 11 and 17A of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1753, 1757, 1759a, 1766a) and sections 3 and 4(b) of the Child Nutrition Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1772 and 42 U.S.C. 1773(b)). DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS-2008-0098] Solicitation of Letters of Interest to Participate in Biotechnology Quality Management System Program July 13, 2010. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. [FR Doc. 2010–17507 Filed 7–16–10; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is soliciting letters of interest to participate in the APHIS Biotechnology Quality Management System Program. The Biotechnology Quality Management System Program is a voluntary BILLING CODE 3410–30–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 137 (Monday, July 19, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41796-41798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-17507]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast 
Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the ``national 
average payments,'' the amount of money the Federal Government provides 
States for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to 
children participating in the National School Lunch and School 
Breakfast Programs; to the ``maximum reimbursement rates,'' the maximum 
per lunch rate from Federal funds that a State can provide a school 
food authority for lunches served to children participating in the 
National School Lunch Program; and to the rate of reimbursement for a 
half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school or 
institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for 
Children. The payments and rates are prescribed on an annual basis each 
July. The annual payments and rates adjustments for the National School 
Lunch and School Breakfast Programs reflect changes in the Food Away 
From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. 
The annual rate adjustment for the Special Milk Program reflects 
changes in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products.

DATES: These rates are effective from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 
2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Wagoner, Section Chief, 
School Programs Section, Policy and Program Development Branch, Child 
Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center 
Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, VA 22302 or phone (703) 305-2590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Special Milk Program for Children--Pursuant to section 3 of the 
Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1772), the 
Department announces the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk 
served to non-needy children in a school or institution that 
participates in the Special Milk Program for Children. This rate is 
adjusted annually to reflect changes in the Producer Price Index for 
Fluid Milk Products, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the 
Department of Labor.
    For the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, the rate of 
reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to a non-needy child in a 
school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program is 
17.75 cents. This reflects an increase of 10.55 percent in the Producer 
Price Index for Fluid Milk Products from May 2009 to May 2010 (from a 
level of 174.4 in May 2009 as previously published in the Federal 
Register to 192.8 in May 2010).
    As a reminder, schools or institutions with pricing programs that 
elect to serve milk free to eligible children continue to receive the 
average cost of a half-pint of milk (the total cost of all milk 
purchased during the claim period divided by the total number of 
purchased half-pints) for each half-pint served to an eligible child.
    National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs--Pursuant to 
sections 11 and 17A of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch 
Act, (42 U.S.C. 1759a and 1766a), and section 4 of the Child Nutrition 
Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773), the Department annually announces the 
adjustments to the National Average Payment Factors and to the maximum 
Federal reimbursement rates for lunches and afterschool snacks served 
to children participating in the National School Lunch Program and 
breakfasts served to children participating in the School Breakfast 
Program. Adjustments are prescribed each July 1, based on changes in 
the Food Away From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All 
Urban Consumers, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the 
Department of Labor. The changes in the national average payment rates 
for schools and residential child care institutions for the period July 
1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 reflect a 1.14 percent increase in the 
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers during the 12-month period 
May 2009 to May 2010 (from a level of 223.023 in May 2009 as previously 
published in the Federal Register to 225.573 in May 2010). Adjustments 
to the national average payment rates for all lunches served under the 
National School Lunch Program, breakfasts served under the School 
Breakfast Program, and afterschool snacks served under the National 
School Lunch Program are rounded down to the nearest whole cent.
    Lunch Payment Levels--Section 4 of the Richard B. Russell National 
School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1753) provides general cash for food 
assistance payments to States to assist schools in purchasing food. The 
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act provides two different 
section 4 payment levels

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for lunches served under the National School Lunch Program. The lower 
payment level applies to lunches served by school food authorities in 
which less than 60 percent of the lunches served in the school lunch 
program during the second preceding school year were served free or at 
a reduced price. The higher payment level applies to lunches served by 
school food authorities in which 60 percent or more of the lunches 
served during the second preceding school year were served free or at a 
reduced price.
    To supplement these section 4 payments, section 11 of the Richard 
B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C.1759(a)) provides 
special cash assistance payments to aid schools in providing free and 
reduced price lunches. The section 11 National Average Payment Factor 
for each reduced price lunch served is set at 40 cents less than the 
factor for each free lunch.
    As authorized under sections 8 and 11 of the Richard B. Russell 
National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1757 and 1759a), maximum 
reimbursement rates for each type of lunch are prescribed by the 
Department in this Notice. These maximum rates are to ensure equitable 
disbursement of Federal funds to school food authorities.
    Afterschool Snack Payments in Afterschool Care Programs--Section 
17A of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 
1766a) establishes National Average Payments for free, reduced price 
and paid afterschool snacks as part of the National School Lunch 
Program.
    Breakfast Payment Factors--Section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 
1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773) establishes National Average Payment Factors for 
free, reduced price and paid breakfasts served under the School 
Breakfast Program and additional payments for free and reduced price 
breakfasts served in schools determined to be in ``severe need'' 
because they serve a high percentage of needy children.

Revised Payments

    The following specific section 4, section 11 and section 17A 
National Average Payment Factors and maximum reimbursement rates for 
lunch, the afterschool snack rates, and the breakfast rates are in 
effect from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Due to a higher cost of 
living, the average payments and maximum reimbursements for Alaska and 
Hawaii are higher than those for all other States. The District of 
Columbia, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam use the figures 
specified for the contiguous States.

National School Lunch Program Payments

    Section 4 National Average Payment Factors--In school food 
authorities which served less than 60 percent free and reduced price 
lunches in School Year 2008-09, the payments for meals served are: 
Contiguous States--paid rate--26 cents, free and reduced price rate--26 
cents, maximum rate--34 cents; Alaska--paid rate--42 cents, free and 
reduced price rate--42 cents, maximum rate--53 cents; Hawaii--paid 
rate--30 cents, free and reduced price rate--30 cents, maximum rate--39 
cents.
    In school food authorities which served 60 percent or more free and 
reduced price lunches in School Year 2008-09, payments are: Contiguous 
States--paid rate--28 cents, free and reduced price rate--28 cents, 
maximum rate--34 cents; Alaska--paid rate--44 cents, free and reduced 
price rate--44 cents, maximum rate--53 cents; Hawaii--paid rate--32 
cents, free and reduced price rate--32 cents, maximum rate--39 cents.
    Section 11 National Average Payment Factors--Contiguous States--
free lunch--246 cents, reduced price lunch--206 cents; Alaska--free 
lunch--399 cents, reduced price lunch--359 cents; Hawaii--free lunch--
288 cents, reduced price lunch--248 cents.
    Afterschool Snacks in Afterschool Care Programs--The payments are: 
Contiguous States--free snack--74 cents, reduced price snack--37 cents, 
paid snack--06 cents; Alaska--free snack--121 cents, reduced price 
snack--60 cents, paid snack--11 cents; Hawaii--free snack--87 cents, 
reduced price snack--43 cents, paid snack--08 cents.

School Breakfast Program Payments

    For schools ``not in severe need'' the payments are: Contiguous 
States--free breakfast--148 cents, reduced price breakfast--118 cents, 
paid breakfast--26 cents; Alaska--free breakfast--236 cents, reduced 
price breakfast--206 cents, paid breakfast--39 cents; Hawaii--free 
breakfast--172 cents, reduced price breakfast--142 cents, paid 
breakfast--30 cents.
    For schools in ``severe need'' the payments are: Contiguous 
States--free breakfast--176 cents, reduced price breakfast--146 cents, 
paid breakfast--26 cents; Alaska--free breakfast--282 cents, reduced 
price breakfast--252 cents, paid breakfast--39 cents; Hawaii--free 
breakfast--205 cents, reduced price breakfast--175 cents, paid 
breakfast--30 cents.

Payment Chart

    The following chart illustrates the lunch National Average Payment 
Factors with the sections 4 and 11 already combined to indicate the per 
lunch amount; the maximum lunch reimbursement rates; the reimbursement 
rates for afterschool snacks served in afterschool care programs; the 
breakfast National Average Payment Factors including ``severe need'' 
schools; and the milk reimbursement rate. All amounts are expressed in 
dollars or fractions thereof. The payment factors and reimbursement 
rates used for the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico 
and Guam are those specified for the contiguous States.

              School Programs--Meal, Snack and Milk Payments To States and School Food Authorities
                                   [Expressed in dollars or fractions thereof]
                                   [Effective from July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011]
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                 National school lunch program*                    Less than 60%    60% or more    Maximum rate
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Contiguous States:
    Paid........................................................            0.26            0.28            0.34
    Reduced price...............................................            2.32            2.34            2.49
    Free........................................................            2.72            2.74            2.89
Alaska:
    Paid........................................................            0.42            0.44            0.53
    Reduced price...............................................            4.01            4.03            4.26
    Free........................................................            4.41            4.43            4.66
Hawaii:
    Paid........................................................            0.30            0.32            0.39

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    Reduced price...............................................            2.78            2.80            2.97
    Free........................................................            3.18            3.20            3.37
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                                            Non-Severe
        School breakfast program               need         Severe need
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Contiguous States:
    Paid................................            0.26            0.26
    Reduced price.......................            1.18            1.46
    Free................................            1.48            1.76
Alaska:
    Paid................................            0.39            0.39
    Reduced price.......................            2.06            2.52
    Free................................            2.36            2.82
Hawaii:
    Paid................................            0.30            0.30
    Reduced price.......................            1.42            1.75
    Free................................            1.72            2.05
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                      Special milk program                          All milk        Paid milk       Free milk
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    Pricing programs without free option.......................          0.1775             N/A             N/A
    Pricing programs with free option..........................             N/A          0.1775    Average cost
                                                                                                            per
                                                                                                  \1/2\ pint of
                                                                                                           milk
    Nonpricing programs........................................          0.1775             N/A             N/A
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         Afterschool snacks served in afterschool care programs
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Contiguous States:
    Paid................................................            0.06
    Reduced price.......................................            0.37
    Free................................................            0.74
Alaska:
    Paid................................................            0.11
    Reduced price.......................................            0.60
    Free................................................            1.21
Hawaii:
    Paid................................................            0.08
    Reduced price.......................................            0.43
    Free................................................            0.87
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* Payment listed for Free and Reduced Price Lunches include both section
  4 and section 11 funds.

    This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that 
Act.
    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3507), no new recordkeeping or reporting requirements have been 
included that are subject to approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget.
    This notice has been determined to be not significant and was 
reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget in conformance with 
Executive Order 12866.
    National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs 
are listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 
10.555, No. 10.553 and No. 10.556, respectively, and are subject to the 
provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental 
consultation with State and local officials. (See 7 CFR Part 3015, 
Subpart V, and the final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, 
June 24, 1983.)

    Authority:  Sections 4, 8, 11 and 17A of the Richard B. Russell 
National School Lunch Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1753, 1757, 1759a, 
1766a) and sections 3 and 4(b) of the Child Nutrition Act, as 
amended, (42 U.S.C. 1772 and 42 U.S.C. 1773(b)).

    July 13, 2010.
Julia Paradis,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-17507 Filed 7-16-10; 8:45 am]
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