Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-FNS-380, Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control Reviews, 3390-3391 [2013-00812]

Download as PDF 3390 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 11 Wednesday, January 16, 2013 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—FNS–380, Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control Reviews Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. 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 is a revision of a currently approved collection of FNS–380, Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s Quality Control Reviews. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before March 18, 2013. 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: Francis B. Heil, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jan 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 822, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via email to SNAPHQWeb@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://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 (OMB) 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 Francis B. Heil at 703–305–2442. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) Quality Control Reviews. Form Number: FNS–380. OMB Number: 0584–0074. Expiration Date: April 30, 2013. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Form FNS–380, is a SNAP worksheet used to determine eligibility and benefits for households selected for review in the quality control sample of active cases. We estimate the total reporting burden for this collection of information as 8.9 hours, equating to a total of 467,631 hours collectively. This includes the time for State agencies analyzing the household case record; planning and carrying out the field investigation; gathering, comparing, analyzing and evaluating the review data and forwarding selected cases to the Food and Nutrition Service for Federal validation. It also includes an average interview burden of 30 minutes (0.5 hours) for each household. Additionally, we estimate the recordkeeping burden per record for the State agency to be 0.0236 hours, thereby making the recordkeeping burden associated with this information collection for the State agency to be 1,226 hours. The total estimated reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection is 463,661.33 hours. The reporting and recordkeeping burden for this form was previously approved under OMB clearance number PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0584–0074. OMB approved the burden through April 30, 2013. Based on the most recent table of active case sample sizes and completion rates (FY2011), we estimate 51,959 FNS–380 worksheets and interviews will now be completed annually. This is a decrease of 4,106 responses from the estimate made to substantiate the current collection. This estimate will also cause a corresponding decrease in the reporting and recordkeeping burden. The decrease in response is a result of a reduction in the number of cases being pulled for review over the minimum required review amount. We are requesting a three-year approval from OMB for this information collection. Affected Reporting Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53 State Agencies (SA). Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 980.3584906. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 51,959. Estimated Time per Response: 8.4 hours per. Estimated Total Burden for SA: 436,455.6. Affected Reporting Public: Households (HH). Estimated Number of Respondents: 51,959. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 51,959. Estimated Time per Response: .5 hours. Estimated Total Burden for HH: 25,979.5. Overall Total Reporting burden: 462,435.10 hours. Affected Recordkeeping Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53 State Agencies. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 980.3584906. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 51,959. Estimated Time per Response: 0.0236 hours. Overall Total Recordkeeping burden: 1,226.2324 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 463,661.33 hours. E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 3391 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2013 / Notices Estimated number of respondents Respondent Responses annually per respondent Total annual responses (col. b × c) Estimated avg. number of hours per response Estimated total hours (col. d × e) Reporting Burden STATE AGENCIES .............................................................. HOUSEHOLDS .................................................................... 53 51,959 980.3584906 1 51,959 51,959 8.4 .5 436,455.6 25,979.5 Total Reporting Burden ................................................ 52,012 ........................ 103,918 ........................ 462,435.10 Recordkeeping Burden STATE AGENCIES .............................................................. 53 980.3584906 51,959 0.0236 1,226.2324 Total Recordkeeping Burden ........................................ 53 ........................ 51,959 ........................ 1,226.2324 Total Overall Burden Hours ................................... 52,012 3.00 155,877 2.97 463,661.33 Dated: January 10, 2013. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2013–00812 Filed 1–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request: FNS–583, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Program Activity Report Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice invites the public and other public agencies to comment on a proposed information collection burden for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Employment and Training (E&T) Program, currently approved under OMB No. 0584–0339. This is a revision of a currently approved collection, which proposes to decrease the currently approved burden of 26,083 hours by 4,194. The adjusted burden is 21,889 hours. This decrease is due to greater efficiencies in tracking and reporting E&T component placements. In prior collections, FNS estimated that State agencies used one minute per component placement to compile and record this data. This estimate is now reduced to 10 seconds per component placement, which is the same amount of time allotted for States to compile and record work registrant data. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: Submit written comments on or before March 18, 2013. DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jan 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 burden of the proposed collection of information, including 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 form of information technology. Comments may be sent to Moira Johnston, Chief, Program Design Branch, Program Development Division, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 810, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Moira Johnston at 703–305– 2454 or via email to moira.johnston@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://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, Alexandria, Virginia 22302, Room 810. 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. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Moira Johnston at (703) 305–2515. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Employment and Training Program Activity Report. OMB Number: 0584–0339. Expiration Date: April 30, 2013 Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: 7 CFR 273.7(c)(9) requires State agencies to submit quarterly E&T Program Activity Reports containing monthly figures for participation in the program. FNS uses Form FNS–583, to collect participation data. The information collected on the FNS–583 report includes: • On the first quarter report, the number of work registrants receiving SNAP as of October 1 of the new fiscal year; • On each quarterly report, by month, the number of new work registrants; the number of able–bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) applicants and recipients participating in qualifying components; the number of all other applicants and recipients (including ABAWDs involved in non-qualifying activities) participating in components; and the number of ABAWDs exempt under the State agency’s 15 percent exemption allowance; • On the fourth quarter report, the total number of individuals who participated in each component, which is also sorted by ABAWD and nonABAWD participants and the number of individuals who participated in the E&T Program during the fiscal year. 7 CFR 273.7(d)(1)(i)(D) provides that if a State agency will not expend all of the funds allocated to it for a fiscal year, FNS will reallocate unexpended funds to other State agencies during the fiscal year or the subsequent fiscal year as FNS considers appropriate and E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2013 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--FNS-380, Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program Quality Control Reviews

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment 
on this proposed information collection. This is a revision of a 
currently approved collection of FNS-380, Worksheet for the 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Quality Control Reviews.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before March 18, 2013.

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: Francis B. Heil, Food and Nutrition 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 
822, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via email to 
SNAPHQ-Web@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://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 (OMB) 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 Francis B. 
Heil at 703-305-2442.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program's (SNAP) Quality Control Reviews.
    Form Number: FNS-380.
    OMB Number: 0584-0074.
    Expiration Date: April 30, 2013.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Form FNS-380, is a SNAP worksheet used to determine 
eligibility and benefits for households selected for review in the 
quality control sample of active cases. We estimate the total reporting 
burden for this collection of information as 8.9 hours, equating to a 
total of 467,631 hours collectively. This includes the time for State 
agencies analyzing the household case record; planning and carrying out 
the field investigation; gathering, comparing, analyzing and evaluating 
the review data and forwarding selected cases to the Food and Nutrition 
Service for Federal validation. It also includes an average interview 
burden of 30 minutes (0.5 hours) for each household. Additionally, we 
estimate the recordkeeping burden per record for the State agency to be 
0.0236 hours, thereby making the recordkeeping burden associated with 
this information collection for the State agency to be 1,226 hours. The 
total estimated reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection 
is 463,661.33 hours.
    The reporting and recordkeeping burden for this form was previously 
approved under OMB clearance number 0584-0074. OMB approved the burden 
through April 30, 2013. Based on the most recent table of active case 
sample sizes and completion rates (FY2011), we estimate 51,959 FNS-380 
worksheets and interviews will now be completed annually. This is a 
decrease of 4,106 responses from the estimate made to substantiate the 
current collection. This estimate will also cause a corresponding 
decrease in the reporting and recordkeeping burden. The decrease in 
response is a result of a reduction in the number of cases being pulled 
for review over the minimum required review amount. We are requesting a 
three-year approval from OMB for this information collection.
    Affected Reporting Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53 State Agencies (SA).
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 980.3584906.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 51,959.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8.4 hours per.
    Estimated Total Burden for SA: 436,455.6.
    Affected Reporting Public: Households (HH).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 51,959.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 51,959.
    Estimated Time per Response: .5 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden for HH: 25,979.5.
    Overall Total Reporting burden: 462,435.10 hours.
    Affected Recordkeeping Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53 State Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 980.3584906.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 51,959.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.0236 hours.
    Overall Total Recordkeeping burden: 1,226.2324 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 463,661.33 hours.

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                                                                                  Estimated avg.
                                     Estimated       Responses     Total annual      number of       Estimated
           Respondent                number of     annually per      responses       hours per      total hours
                                    respondents     respondent     (col. b x c)      response      (col. d x e)
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                                                Reporting Burden
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STATE AGENCIES..................              53     980.3584906          51,959             8.4       436,455.6
HOUSEHOLDS......................          51,959               1          51,959              .5        25,979.5
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    Total Reporting Burden......          52,012  ..............         103,918  ..............      462,435.10
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                                              Recordkeeping Burden
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STATE AGENCIES..................              53     980.3584906          51,959          0.0236      1,226.2324
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    Total Recordkeeping Burden..              53  ..............          51,959  ..............      1,226.2324
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        Total Overall Burden              52,012            3.00         155,877            2.97      463,661.33
         Hours..................
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    Dated: January 10, 2013.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-00812 Filed 1-15-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-30-P