Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request: FNS-583, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Program Activity Report, 3391-3393 [2013-00815]

Download as PDF 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 3392 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2013 / Notices equitable. After FNS makes initial E&T allocations, State agencies may request more funds as needed. Typically FNS receives fourteen such requests per year. The time it takes to prepare these requests is included in the burden. After receiving the State requests, FNS will reallocate unexpended funds as provided above. Following is the revised estimated burden for E&T reporting including the burden for State agencies to request additional funds. Reporting FNS–583 Report Frequency: 4. Affected Public: State Agency. Number of Respondents: 53. Number of Responses: 684. (Note this reflects multiple responses within the FNS–583 form; In aggregate, 53 State Agencies submit 1 form each quarter or 212 total responses per year.) Estimated Time per Response: 31.9363 hours per State agency. Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden: 21,844.40 hours. Requests for Additional Funds Frequency: .2641 Affected Public: State Agency. Number of Respondents: 53. Number of Responses: 14. Estimated Time per Response: 1.00 hour per request. Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden: 14 hours. Recordkeeping FNS–583 Report Number of Respondents: 53. Number of Records: 212. Number of Hours per Record: 0.137 hours. Estimated Total Annual Recordkeeping Burden: 29.04 hours. Requests for Additional Funds Number of Respondents: 53. Number of Records: 14. Number of Hours per Record: 0.137 hours. Estimated Total Annual Recordkeeping Burden: 1.92 hours. TOTAL ANNUAL REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN [Compiling and reporting for the FNS–583 and requests for more funding] [Snap employment and training program activity report] Section of regulation Title Number of respondents Reports filed annually Total responses (C × D) Estimated number of hours per response Estimated total hours (C × D × F) A B C D E F G REPORTING 7 CFR 273.7(c)(8) ............... 7 CFR 273.24(g) ................. 7 CFR 273.7(f) .................... 7 CFR 273.7(C)(8) .............. 7 CFR 273.7(d)(1)(i)(F) ....... Total Reporting for FNS–583 and Additional Funds Requests. Compile and report new work registrants on FNS– 583. Compile and report 15 percent ABAWD exemptions on FNS–583. Compile and report E&T activities (placements) on FNS–583. Preparing FNS–583:. States filing electronically ... States filing manually ......... Preparing requests for more funds after initial allocation. 53 212 90.94 19,278.28 * 12 4 48 4.59 220.32 53 4 212 10.10 2,142.20 50 3 53 4 4 0.2641 200 12 14 1.00 0.3 1 200 3.6 14 53 ............................................. 4 13.1698 698 31.32 21,858.40 RECORDKEEPING 7 CFR 277.12 ..................... 7 CFR 277.12 ..................... Total Recordkeeping Burden for FNS 583 and Additional Funds Requests. Recordkeeping burden for FNS–583. Record-keeping burden for additional requests. 53 4 212 0.137 29.04 53 0.26415 14 0.137 1.92 ............................................. 53 4.26 226 0.137 30.96 17.43 924 23.689 21,889.36 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY Total All Burdens ......... ............................................. 53 * There are 12 States without statewide waivers of the time-limit that will likely use 15 percent exemptions in FY2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jan 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2013 / Notices Dated: January 10, 2013. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2013–00815 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—Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) 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 renewal of the currently approved collection for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). SUMMARY: 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: Donna Hines, Chief, Policy Branch, Supplemental Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 528, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Donna Hines at 703–305–2196 or via email to wichq-web@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jan 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 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, Room 528, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. 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 Donna Hines, Chief, Policy Branch, Supplemental Food Programs Division at 703–305– 2746 or Donna.Hines@fns.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). Form Number: FNS 683A. OMB Number: 0584–0541. Expiration Date: March 3, 2013. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Section 4231 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–246, also known as the Farm Bill) reauthorized the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) through fiscal year 2012; a prior law (the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107– 171)) gave the Department of Agriculture the authority to promulgate regulations for the operation and administration of the SFMNP. These regulations are published at 7 CFR Part 249. The purposes of the SFMNP are to provide resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs from farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs to low income seniors; to increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding or aiding in the expansion of domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs; and to develop or aid in the development of new and additional farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs. USDA published a final rulemaking on the SFMNP on December 6, 2006 (71 FR 74618), that contained an estimated PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3393 information collection burden based on the rule’s requirements for program operation and administration. The previous SFMNP information collection burden was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 3 years, effective March 2010, under RIN 0584–0541. The Department is now soliciting comments on the accuracy and reasonableness of the renewal of this estimated burden. The estimated total annual Reporting and Recordkeeping burden is 465,319 hours. The estimated total burden is 32,459 hours lower than the previously approved collection burden. Several SFMNP State agencies reported a decrease in the number of participants served and number of authorized farmers’ markets. See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. Reporting Burden Affected Public: Respondents include State agencies, local agencies, individuals/households (participants), and authorized SFMNP farms (farmers, farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs). Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of respondents is 906,196. This includes: State agencies, local agencies, individuals/households (participants), and authorized SFMNP farms (farmers, farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs). Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 906, 196. Estimated Time per Response: .263 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 237,922 hours. Recordkeeping Burden Estimated Number of Recordkeepers: 900,255. Respondents include: State and local agencies. Estimated Number of Records per Respondent: 1. Estimated Time per Recordkeeping: .253 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 227,397. Estimated Total Annual Reporting/ Recordkeeping Requirements: 465,319 hours. E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 16, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-00815]


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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

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: Submit written comments 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 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.

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 non-ABAWD 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

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equitable. After FNS makes initial E&T allocations, State agencies may 
request more funds as needed. Typically FNS receives fourteen such 
requests per year.
    The time it takes to prepare these requests is included in the 
burden. After receiving the State requests, FNS will reallocate 
unexpended funds as provided above. Following is the revised estimated 
burden for E&T reporting including the burden for State agencies to 
request additional funds.

Reporting

FNS-583 Report

    Frequency: 4.
    Affected Public: State Agency.
    Number of Respondents: 53.
    Number of Responses: 684. (Note this reflects multiple responses 
within the FNS-583 form; In aggregate, 53 State Agencies submit 1 form 
each quarter or 212 total responses per year.)
    Estimated Time per Response: 31.9363 hours per State agency.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden: 21,844.40 hours.

Requests for Additional Funds

    Frequency: .2641
    Affected Public: State Agency.
    Number of Respondents: 53.
    Number of Responses: 14.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.00 hour per request.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden: 14 hours.

Recordkeeping

FNS-583 Report

    Number of Respondents: 53.
    Number of Records: 212.
    Number of Hours per Record: 0.137 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Recordkeeping Burden: 29.04 hours.

Requests for Additional Funds

    Number of Respondents: 53.
    Number of Records: 14.
    Number of Hours per Record: 0.137 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Recordkeeping Burden: 1.92 hours.

                                                     Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden
                                         [Compiling and reporting for the FNS-583 and requests for more funding]
                                                 [Snap employment and training program activity report]
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                                                                             Number of     Reports filed       Total         number of       Estimated
           Section of regulation                        Title               respondents      annually     responses (C x     hours per    total hours (C
                                                                                                                D)           response        x D x F)
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A                                           B...........................               C               D               E               F               G
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                                                                        REPORTING
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7 CFR 273.7(c)(8).........................  Compile and report new work               53               4             212           90.94       19,278.28
                                             registrants on FNS-583.
7 CFR 273.24(g)...........................  Compile and report 15                   * 12               4              48            4.59          220.32
                                             percent ABAWD exemptions on
                                             FNS-583.
7 CFR 273.7(f)............................  Compile and report E&T                    53               4             212           10.10        2,142.20
                                             activities (placements) on
                                             FNS-583.
7 CFR 273.7(C)(8).........................  Preparing FNS-583:..........
                                            States filing electronically              50               4             200            1.00             200
                                            States filing manually......               3               4              12             0.3             3.6
7 CFR 273.7(d)(1)(i)(F)...................  Preparing requests for more               53          0.2641              14               1              14
                                             funds after initial
                                             allocation.
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    Total Reporting for FNS-583 and         ............................              53         13.1698             698           31.32       21,858.40
     Additional Funds Requests.
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                                                                      RECORDKEEPING
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7 CFR 277.12..............................  Recordkeeping burden for FNS-             53               4             212           0.137           29.04
                                             583.
7 CFR 277.12..............................  Record-keeping burden for                 53         0.26415              14           0.137            1.92
                                             additional requests.
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    Total Recordkeeping Burden for FNS 583  ............................              53            4.26             226           0.137           30.96
     and Additional Funds Requests.
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                                                                         SUMMARY
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    Total All Burdens.....................  ............................              53           17.43             924          23.689       21,889.36
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* There are 12 States without statewide waivers of the time-limit that will likely use 15 percent exemptions in FY2013.



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    Dated: January 10, 2013.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-00815 Filed 1-15-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-30-P