Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 18559 [2013-06953]

Download as PDF 18559 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 59 Wednesday, March 27, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES March 21, 2013. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) Whether the 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 including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Forms: Applications, Periodic Reporting, and Notices. OMB Control Number: 0584–0064. Summary of Collection: The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act), as amended, specifies national eligibility standards and imposes certain administrative requirements on State agencies in administering the program. Information must be collected from households to assure that they are eligible for the program and that they receive the correct amount of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Information collected is limited to that necessary for the administration and enforcement of the SNAP Program. The Federal procedures for implementing the application and certification procedures in the Act are in Parts 271, 272, and 273 of the Title 7 of the Code of Federal Register. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information to determine the eligibility of households for the SNAP program and to determine the correct benefit levels for eligible households. If information is not collected to certify households in accordance with the Act or changing the frequency of information or reporting requirements as they relate to the application, certification, and continue eligibility of households would result in a direct violation of the Act and its implementing regulations. Further, benefits could be overissued or underissued for a long period of time if necessary information is not collected or actions are not taken timely. Description of Respondents: State, Local, and Tribal Government; Individuals or household. Number of Respondents: 14,910,993. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Monthly; Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 24,897,947. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. OMB Control Number: 0584–0541. Summary of Collection: The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 (SFMNP) authorized by Section 4402 of Public Law 107–711, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, 7 U.S.C. 3007, the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110– 246, reauthorized the SFMNP through Fiscal Year 2012. The purposes of the SFMNP are to provide resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs from farmer’s 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 program; and to develop or aid in the development of new and additional farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs. The SFMNP is designed to be administered in a manner consistent with the administration of the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program whenever possible. Need and Use of the Information: SFMNP financial and program information is collected on the FNS– 683–A, ‘‘Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Annual Financial and Program Data Report’’ and is submitted annually to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) by participating SFMNP State agencies. The information is used to reconcile and close out grants in accordance with the requirements of § 3016.23(b) and § 3016.41(a)(1). FNS will also collect information to assess how each State agency operates and to ensure the accountability of State agencies, local agencies, and authorized farmers/farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs in administering the SFMNP. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Farms; Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 905,669. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Report: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 474,273. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–06953 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 18559]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06953]


========================================================================
Notices
                                                Federal Register
________________________________________________________________________

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.

========================================================================


Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / 
Notices

[[Page 18559]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 21, 2013.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) Whether the 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 including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (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 should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or 
fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, 
Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602. Comments regarding these 
information collections are best assured of having their full effect if 
received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the 
submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8958.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Food and Nutrition Service

    Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Forms: 
Applications, Periodic Reporting, and Notices.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0064.
    Summary of Collection: The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the 
Act), as amended, specifies national eligibility standards and imposes 
certain administrative requirements on State agencies in administering 
the program. Information must be collected from households to assure 
that they are eligible for the program and that they receive the 
correct amount of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
benefits. Information collected is limited to that necessary for the 
administration and enforcement of the SNAP Program. The Federal 
procedures for implementing the application and certification 
procedures in the Act are in Parts 271, 272, and 273 of the Title 7 of 
the Code of Federal Register.
    Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information to 
determine the eligibility of households for the SNAP program and to 
determine the correct benefit levels for eligible households. If 
information is not collected to certify households in accordance with 
the Act or changing the frequency of information or reporting 
requirements as they relate to the application, certification, and 
continue eligibility of households would result in a direct violation 
of the Act and its implementing regulations. Further, benefits could be 
overissued or underissued for a long period of time if necessary 
information is not collected or actions are not taken timely.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, and Tribal Government; 
Individuals or household.
    Number of Respondents: 14,910,993.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Monthly; Quarterly.
    Total Burden Hours: 24,897,947.

Food and Nutrition Service

    Title: Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0541.
    Summary of Collection: The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program 
(SFMNP) authorized by Section 4402 of Public Law 107-711, the Farm 
Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, 7 U.S.C. 3007, the Food 
Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110-246, reauthorized 
the SFMNP through Fiscal Year 2012. The purposes of the SFMNP are to 
provide resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared locally 
grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs from farmer's 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 program; and to 
develop or aid in the development of new and additional farmers' 
markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs. The SFMNP is designed to be 
administered in a manner consistent with the administration of the WIC 
Farmers Market Nutrition Program whenever possible.
    Need and Use of the Information: SFMNP financial and program 
information is collected on the FNS-683-A, ``Senior Farmers' Market 
Nutrition Program Annual Financial and Program Data Report'' and is 
submitted annually to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) by 
participating SFMNP State agencies. The information is used to 
reconcile and close out grants in accordance with the requirements of 
Sec.  3016.23(b) and Sec.  3016.41(a)(1). FNS will also collect 
information to assess how each State agency operates and to ensure the 
accountability of State agencies, local agencies, and authorized 
farmers/farmers' markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs in 
administering the SFMNP.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; 
Farms; Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not 
for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 905,669.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Report: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 474,273.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-06953 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-30-P