Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Form FNS-46, Issuance Reconciliation, 62363 [2010-25410]

Download as PDF 62363 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 195 Friday, October 8, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Form FNS–46, Issuance Reconciliation AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on proposed information collection. This collection is an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for Form FNS–46, Issuance Reconciliation Report, which concerns benefit issuance operations in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 7, 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 will 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. Comments may be sent to: Andrea Gold, Chief, Retailer Management and erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Oct 07, 2010 Jkt 223001 Issuance Branch, Benefit Redemption Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 403, Alexandria, VA 22302; FAX number (703) 305–1863; or via e-mail to: BRDHQ-WEB@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 responses to this notice will be summarized and 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: Andrea Gold, Chief, Retailer Management and Issuance Branch at (703) 305–2456. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Form FNS–46, Issuance Reconciliation. Form Number: FNS–46. OMB Number: 0584–0080. Expiration Date: February 28, 2011. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Section 7(d) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, (the Act) (7 U.S.C. 2016(d)), requires State agencies to report on their benefits issuance operations not less than monthly. Section 11(a) of the Act (7 U.S.C. 2020(a)) requires State agencies to assume responsibility for the issuance, control, and accountability of benefits. Regulations at 7 CFR 274.4 (a) and 274.4(b)(2) require State agencies to account for all issuance through the reconciliations process and to submit a report on this process using Form FNS– 46, Issuance Reconciliation Report. These reports must be submitted to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) monthly and must reach FNS no later than 90 days following the end of each report month. The FNS–46 report reflects the total issuance, returns, and unauthorized issuance amounts resulting in the net Federal obligation. With all States implementing EBT systems, the State have generally reduced the time they spend on reconciling SNAP benefit issuance and completing the FNS–46. Therefore, there is a corresponding reduction in the burden of collecting the FNS–46 data. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 54. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 12. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 648. Estimated Time per Response: 4.0 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2592 hours annually. Dated: October 1, 2010. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. 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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/ component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS– 2010–0090 to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2010–0090, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Please state that your SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 195 / Friday, October 8, 2010 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Form FNS-
46, Issuance Reconciliation

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 proposed information collection. This collection is an extension, 
without change, of a currently approved collection for Form FNS-46, 
Issuance Reconciliation Report, which concerns benefit issuance 
operations in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 7, 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 will 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.
    Comments may be sent to: Andrea Gold, Chief, Retailer Management 
and Issuance Branch, Benefit Redemption Division, Food and Nutrition 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 
403, Alexandria, VA 22302; FAX number (703) 305-1863; or via e-mail to: 
BRDHQ-WEB@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 responses to this notice will be summarized and 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: Andrea Gold, Chief, Retailer 
Management and Issuance Branch at (703) 305-2456.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Form FNS-46, 
Issuance Reconciliation.
    Form Number: FNS-46.
    OMB Number: 0584-0080.
    Expiration Date: February 28, 2011.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Section 7(d) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as 
amended, (the Act) (7 U.S.C. 2016(d)), requires State agencies to 
report on their benefits issuance operations not less than monthly. 
Section 11(a) of the Act (7 U.S.C. 2020(a)) requires State agencies to 
assume responsibility for the issuance, control, and accountability of 
benefits. Regulations at 7 CFR 274.4 (a) and 274.4(b)(2) require State 
agencies to account for all issuance through the reconciliations 
process and to submit a report on this process using Form FNS-46, 
Issuance Reconciliation Report. These reports must be submitted to the 
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) monthly and must reach FNS no later 
than 90 days following the end of each report month. The FNS-46 report 
reflects the total issuance, returns, and unauthorized issuance amounts 
resulting in the net Federal obligation.
    With all States implementing EBT systems, the State have generally 
reduced the time they spend on reconciling SNAP benefit issuance and 
completing the FNS-46. Therefore, there is a corresponding reduction in 
the burden of collecting the FNS-46 data.
    Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 54.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 12.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 648.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4.0 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2592 hours annually.

    Dated: October 1, 2010.
Julia Paradis,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
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