Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Agency Options, 44092-44094 [2013-17558]

Download as PDF 44092 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 141 Tuesday, July 23, 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 ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES July 17, 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by August 22, 2013 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. Total Burden Hours: 1,017. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–17557 Filed 7–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Spring Viremia of CarpSusceptible Finfish and their Gametes, and Diagnostic Specimens Importation Permits. OMB Control Number: 0579–0301. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of the health of animals under the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority. APHIS has import restrictions at title 9, parts 92 through 98, of the CFR. Sections 93.900 through 93.906 contain the requirements to prevent the introduction spring viremia of carp disease (SVC) into the United States. SVC is disease of certain species of finfish that is caused by an eponymous rhabdovirus. The disease is considered extremely contagious, and there are currently no U.S. approved vaccines or treatments for the virus. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS has developed import requirements for SVC-susceptible fish species. This necessitates the use of several information collection activities, including the completion of VS forms 17–129, Fish Import Permit Application, 17–29, Application for Import or In Transit Permit, 16–3, Diagnostic Specimen Import Permit Application, 17–136, Refusal of Entry and Order to Dispose of Fish; a health certificate and or cleaning and disinfection certificate; 72-hour notification of arrival, and recordkeeping requirements. Without the information, APHIS would be unable to effectively protect farmed fish populations that are known to be susceptible to SVC from imports of finfish or their gametes infected with SVC virus. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 77. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Request for Nominations of Members for the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Solicitation for membership. AGENCY: The notice announced the USDA’s request for membership on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board. The notice was published in the Federal Register on May 2, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Kelly, 202–720–4421. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of May 2, 2013 in FR Doc. 2013–10392, on pages 25691–25692 in the date section, correct to read as follows: DATES: All nomination materials should be mailed in a single, complete package and postmarked by August 30, 2013. Yvette Anderson, Federal Register Liaison Officer for ARS, ERS, and NASS. [FR Doc. 2013–17649 Filed 7–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Agency Options 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 the proposed collection. This is a revision SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Notices of the currently approved burden for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): State Agency Options information collection. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 23, 2013. 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Angela Kline, Chief, Certification Policy Branch, Program Development Division, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 812, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be faxed to the attention of Ms. Kline at (703) 305– 2486, or via email to Angela.Kline@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 FNS office at 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia, 22302, Room 800, during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday). 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 Ms. Kline at (703) 305–2495. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Agency Options OMB Number: 0584–0496 Form Number: None ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Expiration Date: 11/30/2013 Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The collections covered under OMB Number 0584–0496, address information and burden estimates associated with the following State Agency Options: Establishing and reviewing standard utility allowances and establishing methodology for offsetting cost of producing selfemployment income. This notice revises the State Agency Options information collection for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to reflect changes in the number of States that have implemented the options herein and the change in burden since the previous revision. Federal regulations implementing SNAP application and certification procedures are contained in Parts 271, 272 and 273 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The regulations addressing State agency options specified in this collection are contained in 7 CFR part 273. The last two revisions of this collection extended the collection burden to account for changes required by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA) proposed and final rules. The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) made no changes to this collection. However, since the last renewal, there have been changes in the number of states that take the options in this collection. This collection revises the number of State agencies that have implemented the options herein as well as the burden associated with the collection. Establishing and Reviewing Standard Utility Allowances The regulations at 7 CFR 273.9(d)(6)(iii) allow State agencies to establish standard utility allowances (SUA) in place of the actual utility costs incurred by a household. State agencies are required to review and adjust SUAs annually to reflect changes in the costs of utilities. State agencies are required to submit the amounts of standards when they are changed and methodologies used to develop and update the standards to FNS for approval when they are developed or changed. Estimates of burden: Currently, 50 State agencies have a standard that includes heating or cooling costs and 40 have a standard for utility costs other PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44093 than heating or cooling. In addition, 52 State agencies have a telephone allowance standard. We estimate 52 State agencies will submit one request to adjust the SUAs, for a total annual response of 52 requests at a minimum of 2.5 hours annually (52 State agencies × 1 SUAs request = 52 total annual responses × 2.5 hours = 130 hours). Total burden for this provision is estimated to be 130 hours per year. This burden activity remains unchanged from the previous submission. Self-employment Costs The regulations at 7 CFR 273.11(b) allow self-employment income to be reduced by the cost of producing such income. The regulations allow the State agencies, with approval from FNS, to establish the methodology for offsetting the costs of producing self-employment income, as long as the procedure does not increase program costs. Estimates of burden: Based on the information provided in the Tenth Edition of the SNAP State Options Report, 18 State agencies have incorporated a methodology for determining the cost of doing business in self-employment cases. This is an increase from ten states in the 2010 information collection. It is estimated that these 18 States will submit one request, totaling 18 annual responses. States will incur a burden of at least 10 working hours gathering and analyzing data, developing the methodology, determining the cost implication and submitting a request to FNS, for a total burden of 180 hours annually (18 State agencies × 1 request = 18 total annual responses × 10 working hours = 180 burden hours). This is an increase of 80 burden hours from the previous submission. Record Keeping Burden Only All 53 State agencies are required to keep and maintain one record of the information gathered and submitted to FNS for the SUA and self-employment options. It is estimated that this process will take 7 minutes or .1169 hours per year for each State agency, resulting in a total annual burden of 6 hours (53 State agencies × 1 record = 53 total annual records × .1169 hours = 6 hours). This burden remains unchanged from the previous submission. The following table illustrates the burden estimates associated with the State agency options included in this collection. BILLING CODE 3410–30–P E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Notices Estimated Annual Burden Summary for Reporting and Recordkeeping: Affected Public: State agencies and local governments administering SNAP. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53 Estimated Annual Reports/Records Filed Per Respondent: 2.32 Estimated Total Annual Responses: 123 Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 2.57 Estimated Total Burden Hours: 316 Dated: July 11, 2013. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2013–17558 Filed 7–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–C VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:40 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1908] Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 124 (Expansion of Service Area) Under Alternative Site Framework; Gramercy, Louisiana Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (15 CFR 400.2(c)) as an option for the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 establishment or reorganization of zones; Whereas, the Port of South Louisiana, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 124, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B–16–2013, docketed 02/ 21/2013) for authority to expand the service area of the zone to include Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, as described in the application, adjacent to the Gramercy Customs and Border Protection port of entry; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (78 FR 13320–13321, 02/27/ 2013) and the application has been E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 EN23JY13.000</GPH> ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 44094

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State 
Agency Options

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 the proposed collection. This is a revision

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of the currently approved burden for the Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program (SNAP): State Agency Options information collection.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 23, 
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 through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments may be sent to Angela Kline, Chief, Certification Policy 
Branch, Program Development Division, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 812, 
Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be faxed to the attention of 
Ms. Kline at (703) 305-2486, or via email to Angela.Kline@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 FNS 
office at 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia, 22302, Room 
800, during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday 
through Friday).
    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 Ms. Kline 
at (703) 305-2495.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Agency 
Options
    OMB Number: 0584-0496
    Form Number: None
    Expiration Date: 11/30/2013
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The collections covered under OMB Number 0584-0496, 
address information and burden estimates associated with the following 
State Agency Options: Establishing and reviewing standard utility 
allowances and establishing methodology for offsetting cost of 
producing self-employment income.
    This notice revises the State Agency Options information collection 
for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to reflect 
changes in the number of States that have implemented the options 
herein and the change in burden since the previous revision. Federal 
regulations implementing SNAP application and certification procedures 
are contained in Parts 271, 272 and 273 of Title 7 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR). The regulations addressing State agency 
options specified in this collection are contained in 7 CFR part 273.
    The last two revisions of this collection extended the collection 
burden to account for changes required by the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA) proposed and final rules. The Food, 
Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) made no changes to this 
collection. However, since the last renewal, there have been changes in 
the number of states that take the options in this collection. This 
collection revises the number of State agencies that have implemented 
the options herein as well as the burden associated with the 
collection.

Establishing and Reviewing Standard Utility Allowances

    The regulations at 7 CFR 273.9(d)(6)(iii) allow State agencies to 
establish standard utility allowances (SUA) in place of the actual 
utility costs incurred by a household. State agencies are required to 
review and adjust SUAs annually to reflect changes in the costs of 
utilities. State agencies are required to submit the amounts of 
standards when they are changed and methodologies used to develop and 
update the standards to FNS for approval when they are developed or 
changed.
    Estimates of burden: Currently, 50 State agencies have a standard 
that includes heating or cooling costs and 40 have a standard for 
utility costs other than heating or cooling. In addition, 52 State 
agencies have a telephone allowance standard. We estimate 52 State 
agencies will submit one request to adjust the SUAs, for a total annual 
response of 52 requests at a minimum of 2.5 hours annually (52 State 
agencies x 1 SUAs request = 52 total annual responses x 2.5 hours = 130 
hours). Total burden for this provision is estimated to be 130 hours 
per year. This burden activity remains unchanged from the previous 
submission.

Self-employment Costs

    The regulations at 7 CFR 273.11(b) allow self-employment income to 
be reduced by the cost of producing such income. The regulations allow 
the State agencies, with approval from FNS, to establish the 
methodology for offsetting the costs of producing self-employment 
income, as long as the procedure does not increase program costs.
    Estimates of burden: Based on the information provided in the Tenth 
Edition of the SNAP State Options Report, 18 State agencies have 
incorporated a methodology for determining the cost of doing business 
in self-employment cases. This is an increase from ten states in the 
2010 information collection. It is estimated that these 18 States will 
submit one request, totaling 18 annual responses. States will incur a 
burden of at least 10 working hours gathering and analyzing data, 
developing the methodology, determining the cost implication and 
submitting a request to FNS, for a total burden of 180 hours annually 
(18 State agencies x 1 request = 18 total annual responses x 10 working 
hours = 180 burden hours). This is an increase of 80 burden hours from 
the previous submission.

Record Keeping Burden Only

    All 53 State agencies are required to keep and maintain one record 
of the information gathered and submitted to FNS for the SUA and self-
employment options. It is estimated that this process will take 7 
minutes or .1169 hours per year for each State agency, resulting in a 
total annual burden of 6 hours (53 State agencies x 1 record = 53 total 
annual records x .1169 hours = 6 hours). This burden remains unchanged 
from the previous submission.
    The following table illustrates the burden estimates associated 
with the State agency options included in this collection.
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    Estimated Annual Burden Summary for Reporting and Recordkeeping:
    Affected Public: State agencies and local governments administering 
SNAP.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53
    Estimated Annual Reports/Records Filed Per Respondent: 2.32
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 123
    Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 2.57
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 316

     Dated: July 11, 2013.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
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