Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Special Nutrition Program Operations Study (SNPOS), 68316-68317 [2010-28037]

Download as PDF 68316 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 214 / Friday, November 5, 2010 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Livestock and Meat Market Reports. OMB Number: 0581–0154. Expiration Date of Approval: 04–29– 2011. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) directs and authorizes the collection and dissemination of marketing information including adequate outlook information, on a market area basis, for the purpose of anticipating and meeting consumer requirements aiding in the maintenance of farm income and to bring about a balance between production and utilization. Under this market news program, AMS issues market news reports covering the livestock and meat trade, which encompasses a wide range of industry contacts, including packers, processors, producers, brokers, and retailers. 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Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Nov 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 2, 2010. David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator. 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Correction: In the Federal Register of October 1, 2010, in FR Doc. 2010–24627, on page 60712, in the second column, correct the ‘‘Title’’ caption in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION to read: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Programs. OMB Number: 0581–0093. Expiration Date, as approved by OMB: 3/31/2011. SUMMARY: Dated: November 2, 2010. David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2010–28047 Filed 11–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Special Nutrition Program Operations Study (SNPOS) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), United States Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a new information collection for the Special Nutrition Program Operations Study. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by January 4, 2011. 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 that were used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: John Endahl, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Research and Analysis, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1004, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of John Endahl at 703–305–2576 or via email to john.endahl@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 be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans, contact John Endahl, Senior Program Analyst, Office SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 68317 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 214 / Friday, November 5, 2010 / Notices of Research and Analysis, Food and Nutrition Service/USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1004, Alexandria, VA 22302; Fax: 703–305–2576; E-mail: john.endahl@fns.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Special Nutrition Program Operations Study. OMB Number: 0584–NEW. Expiration Date of Approval: Not yet determined. Type of Information Collection Request: New information collection. Abstract: The objective of the Special Nutrition Program Operations Study (SNPOS) is to collect timely data on policies, administrative, and operational issues on the Child Nutrition Programs. The ultimate goal is to analyze these data and provide input for new legislation on Child Nutrition Programs as well as to provide pertinent technical assistance and training to program implementation staff. The SNPOS will help the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) better understand and address current policy issues related to Special Nutrition Programs (SNP) operations. The policy Total ............................. Frequency of response Total annual responses Average burden hours per response Total annual burden estimate (hours) School Food Authority (SFA) Directors. State Agency Child Nutrition Directors. 1,500 1 1,500 1 1,500 56 1 56 1 56 ............................................. 1,556 ........................ 1,556 1 1,556 Respondents Dated: November 1, 2010. Julia Paradis, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. Evaluation of the Impact of the Summer Electronic Benefits for Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity. [FR Doc. 2010–28037 Filed 11–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DATES: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ADDRESSES: Written comments must be received on or before January 4, 2011. Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 new collection for the purpose of conducting The SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 • Conducting a paper survey of all 56 State Agency CN Directors. Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments. Type of Respondents: 1,500 SFA Directors and 56 State CN Program Directors. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 1,556. Frequency of Response: Once annually. Estimated Annual Responses: 1,556. Estimate of Time per Respondent and Annual Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average sixty (60) minutes per Self Administered Survey for the SFA Directors and the State Agency Child Nutrition Directors (this includes 30 minutes for data gathering and 30 minutes to respond to the questionnaire). Respondents in the SNOPS include 1,500 School Food Service Directors and 56 State Child Nutrition Program Directors. The annual reporting burden is estimated at 1,556 hours (see table below). Estimated number of respondents Data collection activity Self Administered/Web/ Telephone Survey. Self Administered/Telephone Survey. and operational issues include, but are not limited to, the preparation of the program budget, development and implementation of program policy and regulations, and identification of areas for technical assistance and training. Specifically, this study will help FNS obtain: • General descriptive data on the Child Nutrition (CN) program characteristics to help FNS respond to questions about the nutrition programs in schools; • Data related to program administration for designing and revising program regulations, managing resources, and reporting requirements; and • Data related to program operations to help FNS develop and provide training and technical assistance for School Food Authorities (SFAs) and State Agencies responsible for administering the CN programs. The activities to be undertaken subject to this notice include: • Conducting a multi-modal (e.g. paper, Web, and telephone) survey of approximately 1,500 SFA Directors. 17:16 Nov 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 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 that were used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments may be sent to: Steven Carlson, Director, Office of Research and Analysis, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1014, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Steven Carlson at 703–305–2576 or via e-mail to Steven.Carlson@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 be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Steven Carlson at 703–305–2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 214 (Friday, November 5, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68316-68317]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28037]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Special Nutrition Program Operations Study (SNPOS)

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), United States Department of 
Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice invites the the general public and other public agencies to 
comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a 
new information collection for the Special Nutrition Program Operations 
Study.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by January 4, 
2011.

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 that were used; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments may be sent to: John Endahl, Senior Program Analyst, 
Office of Research and Analysis, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 
Park Center Drive, Room 1004, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also 
be submitted via fax to the attention of John Endahl at 703-305-2576 or 
via e-mail to john.endahl@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 
be a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans, 
contact John Endahl, Senior Program Analyst, Office

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of Research and Analysis, Food and Nutrition Service/USDA, 3101 Park 
Center Drive, Room 1004, Alexandria, VA 22302; Fax: 703-305-2576; E-
mail: john.endahl@fns.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Special Nutrition Program Operations Study.
    OMB Number: 0584-NEW.
    Expiration Date of Approval: Not yet determined.
    Type of Information Collection Request: New information collection.
    Abstract: The objective of the Special Nutrition Program Operations 
Study (SNPOS) is to collect timely data on policies, administrative, 
and operational issues on the Child Nutrition Programs. The ultimate 
goal is to analyze these data and provide input for new legislation on 
Child Nutrition Programs as well as to provide pertinent technical 
assistance and training to program implementation staff.
    The SNPOS will help the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) better 
understand and address current policy issues related to Special 
Nutrition Programs (SNP) operations. The policy and operational issues 
include, but are not limited to, the preparation of the program budget, 
development and implementation of program policy and regulations, and 
identification of areas for technical assistance and training. 
Specifically, this study will help FNS obtain:
     General descriptive data on the Child Nutrition (CN) 
program characteristics to help FNS respond to questions about the 
nutrition programs in schools;
     Data related to program administration for designing and 
revising program regulations, managing resources, and reporting 
requirements; and
     Data related to program operations to help FNS develop and 
provide training and technical assistance for School Food Authorities 
(SFAs) and State Agencies responsible for administering the CN 
programs.
    The activities to be undertaken subject to this notice include:
     Conducting a multi-modal (e.g. paper, Web, and telephone) 
survey of approximately 1,500 SFA Directors.
     Conducting a paper survey of all 56 State Agency CN 
Directors.
    Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments.
    Type of Respondents: 1,500 SFA Directors and 56 State CN Program 
Directors.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 1,556.
    Frequency of Response: Once annually.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 1,556.
    Estimate of Time per Respondent and Annual Burden: Public reporting 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average sixty 
(60) minutes per Self Administered Survey for the SFA Directors and the 
State Agency Child Nutrition Directors (this includes 30 minutes for 
data gathering and 30 minutes to respond to the questionnaire). 
Respondents in the SNOPS include 1,500 School Food Service Directors 
and 56 State Child Nutrition Program Directors. The annual reporting 
burden is estimated at 1,556 hours (see table below).

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                                                                        Estimated                                        Average burden    Total annual
        Data collection activity                 Respondents            number of       Frequency of     Total annual      hours per     burden estimate
                                                                       respondents        response        responses         response         (hours)
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Self Administered/Web/Telephone Survey.  School Food Authority                1,500                1            1,500                1            1,500
                                          (SFA) Directors.
Self Administered/Telephone Survey.....  State Agency Child                      56                1               56                1               56
                                          Nutrition Directors.
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    Total..............................  ..........................           1,556   ...............           1,556                1            1,556
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    Dated: November 1, 2010.
Julia Paradis,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-28037 Filed 11-4-10; 8:45 am]
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