Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-2014 Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity, 68810-68811 [2013-27456]

Download as PDF 68810 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 221 Friday, November 15, 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 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES November 7, 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), 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by December 16, 2013. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720– 8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. Rural Housing Service Title: Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing—7 CFR 1927–B. OMB Control Number: 0575–0147. Summary of Collection: Rural Housing Service is a credit agency for the Department of Agriculture. The Agency offers a supervised credit program to build family farms, modest housing, sanitary water and sewer systems, essential community facilities, businesses and industries in rural areas. Section 306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONTACT), 7 U.S.C. 1926.a (as amended), authorizes RUS to make loans to public agencies, American Indian tribes, and non-profit corporations. The loans fund the development of drinking water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas with populations of up to 10,000 residents. Section 501 of Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, provides authorization to extend financial assistance to construct, improve, alter, repair, replace or rehabilitate dwellings and to provide decent, safe and sanitary living conditions in rural areas. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prescribe regulations to ensure that these loans, made with federal funds, are legally secured. Need and Use of the Information: The approved attorney/title company (closing agent) and the field office staff collect the required information. Forms and/or guidelines are provided to assist in the collection, certification and submission of this information. Most of these forms collect information that is standard in the industry. If the information is collected less frequently, the agency would not obtain the proper security position on the properties being taken as security and would have no evidence that the closing agents and agency meet the requirements of this regulations. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Farms. Number of Respondents: 13,980. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 4,018. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27336 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—2014 Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity 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 collection is a revision of the Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for Children (SEBTC) Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity, OMB Control No. 0584–0559. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before January 14, 2014. 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: Richard Lucas, Director, Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2013 / Notices Park Center Drive, Room 1014, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Richard Lucas at 703–305–2576 or via email to Richard.Lucas@ fns.usda.govmailto:. 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, Room 1014, 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 Richard Lucas at 703–305–2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 2014 Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity Form Number: None. OMB Number: 0584–0559. Expiration Date: 03/31/2014. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–80), Section 749(g), directed that the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out demonstration projects to develop and test methods of providing access to food for children in urban and rural areas during the summer months when schools are not in regular session to reduce or eliminate the food insecurity and hunger of children; and to improve the nutritional status of children. The Summer Electronic Benefits for Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity carries out the demonstration projects Congress directed USDA to perform in this section. In addition, the Act directed the Secretary of Agriculture to provide for an independent evaluation of the demonstration projects using rigorous methodologies. The Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity carries out the provisions of the Act. The evaluation of these projects is intended to provide policymakers with clear, rigorous and timely findings to make decisions about potential changes to Federal summer feeding programs during the next Child Nutrition reauthorization cycle. In 2011 through 2013, the SEBTC evaluations primarily examined how the provision of summer food benefits to the households of children certified for free or reducedprice school meals impacted the prevalence of very low food security among children as well as their nutritional status. 68811 The revised evaluation will gather data from up to 50 demonstration areas in the summer of 2014. Each demonstration site will consist of school districts that have high proportions of children who qualify for free and reduce-price school lunches and be located in rural areas. Households selected for participation will receive either a $60 or $30 benefit per child per month. Affected Public: School Food Authority Directors in participating Districts. Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of respondents in 2014 is 50. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: Each respondent will provide data on the number of children offered a benefit and the number of children who consented to receive the benefit; they may also be asked to transfer an electronic benefit redemption data file to the research team; and they will participate in a onehour qualitative interview about their experiences with the demonstration. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 50. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated average response time is 3 hours. We expect no non-respondents because providing the data is a requirement of participation. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Non-Respondents: The total estimated response time is 150 hours. See the table below. Respondent Estimated number of respondent Responses annually per respondent Total annual responses (Col. b × c) Estimated average number of hours per response Estimated total hours (Col. d × e) Reporting Burden ................................................................. School Food Authority Directors .......................................... ........................ 50 ........................ 1 ........................ 50 ........................ 3 ........................ 150 Total Reporting Burden ................................................ 50 ........................ 50 ........................ 150 Dated: November 8, 2013. Jeffrey J. Tribiano, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--2014 Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for 
Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity

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 collection is a revision 
of the Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for Children 
(SEBTC) Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity, OMB Control 
No. 0584-0559.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before January 14, 2014.

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: Richard Lucas, Director, Office of Policy 
Support, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
3101

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Park Center Drive, Room 1014, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also 
be submitted via fax to the attention of Richard Lucas at 703-305-2576 
or via email to Richard.Lucas@fns.usda.govmailto:. 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, 
Room 1014, 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 Richard 
Lucas at 703-305-2017.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 2014 Evaluation of the Summer Electronic Benefits for 
Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity
    Form Number: None.
    OMB Number: 0584-0559.
    Expiration Date: 03/31/2014.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. 
L. 111-80), Section 749(g), directed that the Secretary of Agriculture 
shall carry out demonstration projects to develop and test methods of 
providing access to food for children in urban and rural areas during 
the summer months when schools are not in regular session to reduce or 
eliminate the food insecurity and hunger of children; and to improve 
the nutritional status of children. The Summer Electronic Benefits for 
Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity carries out 
the demonstration projects Congress directed USDA to perform in this 
section. In addition, the Act directed the Secretary of Agriculture to 
provide for an independent evaluation of the demonstration projects 
using rigorous methodologies. The Evaluation of the Summer Electronic 
Benefits for Children Household-Based Demonstrations on Food Insecurity 
carries out the provisions of the Act.
    The evaluation of these projects is intended to provide 
policymakers with clear, rigorous and timely findings to make decisions 
about potential changes to Federal summer feeding programs during the 
next Child Nutrition reauthorization cycle. In 2011 through 2013, the 
SEBTC evaluations primarily examined how the provision of summer food 
benefits to the households of children certified for free or reduced-
price school meals impacted the prevalence of very low food security 
among children as well as their nutritional status.
    The revised evaluation will gather data from up to 50 demonstration 
areas in the summer of 2014. Each demonstration site will consist of 
school districts that have high proportions of children who qualify for 
free and reduce-price school lunches and be located in rural areas. 
Households selected for participation will receive either a $60 or $30 
benefit per child per month.
    Affected Public: School Food Authority Directors in participating 
Districts.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of 
respondents in 2014 is 50.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: Each respondent will 
provide data on the number of children offered a benefit and the number 
of children who consented to receive the benefit; they may also be 
asked to transfer an electronic benefit redemption data file to the 
research team; and they will participate in a one-hour qualitative 
interview about their experiences with the demonstration.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 50.
    Estimated Time per Response: The estimated average response time is 
3 hours. We expect no non-respondents because providing the data is a 
requirement of participation.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Non-Respondents: 
The total estimated response time is 150 hours. See the table below.

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                                                                                     Estimated
                                     Estimated       Responses     Total annual       average        Estimated
           Respondent                number of     annually per      responses       number of      total hours
                                    respondent      respondent     (Col. b x c)      hours per     (Col. d x e)
                                                                                     response
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Reporting Burden................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
School Food Authority Directors.              50               1              50               3             150
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    Total Reporting Burden......              50  ..............              50  ..............             150
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    Dated: November 8, 2013.
Jeffrey J. Tribiano,
Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-27456 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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