Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Form FNS-648, WIC Local Agency Directory Report, 77095-77096 [2013-30331]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices review findings between State agencies and FNS (arbitration process). The QC system also contains procedures that provide relief for State agencies when a State agency can demonstrate that a part or all of an excessive error rate was due to an unusual event that had an uncontrollable impact on the State agency’s payment error rate (good cause process). Additionally, State agencies are required to maintain case records for three years to ensure compliance with provisions of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. Need and Use of the Information: The quality control information collection is necessary to meet the requirements of Section 16 of the Act, which requires USDA to establish a system that enhances payment accuracy and improves administration by determining payment error rates, liabilities and performance bonuses. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,379. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–30289 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES December 16, 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 and other forms of information technology. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 Comments regarding this information collection received by January 21, 2014 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 20503. Commentors 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) 720–8681. 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. Forest Service Title: Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural Resource Agencies. OMB Control Number: 0596–0080. Summary of Collection: The Volunteer Act of 1972, (Pub. L. 92–300), as amended, authorizes Federal land management agencies to use volunteers and volunteer organizations to plan, develop, maintain and manage, where appropriate, trails and campground facilities, improve wildlife habitat, and perform other useful and important conservation services throughout the Nation. Participating agencies in Department of Agriculture: Forest Service and National Resources Conservation Service; Department of the Interior: National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Indian Affairs and U.S. Geological Survey; Department of Defense: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Commerce: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Agencies will collect information using Common Forms OF 301—Volunteer Service Application; OF 301a Volunteer Service Agreement and OF 301b Volunteer Service Agreement and Sign-up Form for Groups. Need and Use of the Information: Agencies will collect the names, addresses, and certain information about individuals who are interested in public service as volunteers. The information is used by the agencies as a position application, to review and PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77095 determine if a potential volunteer is a good fit for a particular volunteer position. The OF–301a is used to enroll volunteers, collect contact information, parent or guardian approval, describe duties, project locations, schedules and any reimbursements, describe safety requirements and delineate any other terms of service. The new OF–301b form will be used to record the name and contact information of the volunteer group, and the names and signatures of volunteers participating in a project. If the information is not collected, participating natural resource agencies will be unable to recruit and/or screen volunteer applicants or administer/run volunteer programs that are crucial to assisting these agencies in fulfilling their missions. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 83,696. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Other: One time. Total Burden Hours: 24,411. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–30303 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Form FNS–648, WIC Local Agency Directory Report Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Local Agency Directory Report which lists the names and addresses of all WIC local agencies. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by February 18, 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 will 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 used; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 77096 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices The number of WIC State Agencies reporting remains at 90. Respondents: Directors or Administrators of WIC State agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 90 respondents. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 90. Estimated Time per Response: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.17 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15.3 hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (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: Debra Whitford, Director, Supplemental Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 520, Alexandria, VA 22302. 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 OMB approval, and will become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection form and instructions should be directed to: Joan Carroll, (703) 305– 2729. Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notices in the Southwestern Region, Which Includes Arizona, New Mexico, and Parts of Oklahoma and Texas Title: WIC Local Agency Directory. Form Number: FNS–648. OMB Number: 0584–0431. Expiration Date: 04/30/2014. Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Abstract: FNS administers the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) by awarding cash grants to State agencies (generally State health departments). The State agencies award subgrants to local agencies (generally local health departments and nonprofit organizations) to deliver program benefits and services to eligible participants. FNS maintains a WIC Local Agency Directory which lists the names and addresses of all WIC local agencies. WIC State and local agencies and FNS use the directory to refer individuals to the nearest source of WIC Program services and to maintain continuity of program services to migrant and other transient participants. It is also used as a mailing list to provide local agencies with technical assistance manuals and other information. State agencies complete the WIC Local Agency Directory Report Form FNS–648 to inform FNS when a local agency is newly established, closed or changes its address. This data is needed to keep the directory current. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Southwestern Region; 333 Broadway SE., Albuquerque, NM 87102–3498. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Van Gilder, Regional Administrative Review Coordinator; (505) 842–3223. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The administrative procedures at 36 CFR parts 215, 218, and 219 require the Forest Service to publish notices in a newspaper of general circulation. The content of the notices is specified in 36 CFR parts 215, 218, and 219. In general, the notices will identify: the decision or project, by title or subject matter; the name and title of the official making the decision; how to obtain additional information; and where and how to file comments, appeals, or objections. The date the notice is published will be used to establish the official date for the beginning of the comment, appeal, or objection period. Where more than one newspaper is listed for any unit, the first newspaper listed is the primary newspaper of record of which publication date shall be used for calculating the time period to file comment, appeal, or an objection. Forest Service Southwestern Regional Office Dated: December 5, 2013. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2013–30331 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P Forest Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice lists the newspapers that will be used by all Ranger Districts, Grasslands, Forests, and the Regional Office of the Southwestern Region to publish legal notices required under 36 CFR parts 215, 218, and 219. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers the Forest Service will use to publish notices of proposed actions, notices of decision, and notices of opportunity to file an objection. This will provide the public with constructive notice of Forest Service proposals and decisions, provide information on the procedures to comment, appeal, or object, and establish the date that the Forest Service will use to determine if comments, appeals, or objections were timely. DATES: Publication of legal notices in the listed newspapers will begin on the date of this publication and continue until further notice. ADDRESSES: Margaret Van Gilder, Regional Administrative Review Coordinator, Forest Service, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regional Forester Notices of Availability for Comment and Decisions and Objections affecting New Mexico Forests:—‘‘Albuquerque Journal’’, Albuquerque, New Mexico, for National Forest System Lands in the State of New Mexico and for any projects of Region-wide impact. Regional Forester Notices of Availability for Comment and Decisions and Objections affecting Arizona Forests: —‘‘The Arizona Republic’’, Phoenix, Arizona, for National Forest System lands in the State of Arizona and for any projects of Region-wide impact. Regional Forester Notices of Availability for Comment and Decisions and Objections affecting National Grasslands in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas are listed by Grassland and location as follows: Kiowa National Grassland notices published in:— ‘‘Union County Leader’’, Clayton New Mexico. Rita Blanca National Grassland in Cimarron County, Oklahoma notices published in:—‘‘Boise City News’’, Boise City, Oklahoma. Rita Blanca National Grassland in Dallam County, Texas notices published in:—‘‘The Dalhart Texan’’, Dalhart, Texas. Black Kettle National Grassland in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma notices published in:—‘‘Cheyenne Star’’, Cheyenne, Oklahoma. Black Kettle National Grassland in Hemphill County, Texas notices published in:—‘‘The Canadian E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 245 (Friday, December 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77095-77096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30331]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Form FNS-648, WIC Local Agency Directory Report

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) intention to 
request an extension for a currently approved information collection, 
the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and 
Children (WIC) Local Agency Directory Report which lists the names and 
addresses of all WIC local agencies.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by February 18, 
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 will 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 used;

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(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: Debra Whitford, Director, Supplemental 
Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 520, Alexandria, VA 22302. 
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 OMB approval, and will become a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection form and instructions should be 
directed to: Joan Carroll, (703) 305-2729.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: WIC Local Agency Directory.
    Form Number: FNS-648.
    OMB Number: 0584-0431.
    Expiration Date: 04/30/2014.
    Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved 
collection.
    Abstract: FNS administers the Special Supplemental Nutrition 
Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) by awarding cash grants 
to State agencies (generally State health departments). The State 
agencies award subgrants to local agencies (generally local health 
departments and nonprofit organizations) to deliver program benefits 
and services to eligible participants. FNS maintains a WIC Local Agency 
Directory which lists the names and addresses of all WIC local 
agencies. WIC State and local agencies and FNS use the directory to 
refer individuals to the nearest source of WIC Program services and to 
maintain continuity of program services to migrant and other transient 
participants. It is also used as a mailing list to provide local 
agencies with technical assistance manuals and other information. State 
agencies complete the WIC Local Agency Directory Report Form FNS-648 to 
inform FNS when a local agency is newly established, closed or changes 
its address. This data is needed to keep the directory current. The 
number of WIC State Agencies reporting remains at 90.
    Respondents: Directors or Administrators of WIC State agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 90 respondents.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 90.
    Estimated Time per Response: Public reporting burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 0.17 hours per 
response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching 
existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and 
completing and reviewing the collection of information.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 15.3 hours.

    Dated: December 5, 2013.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-30331 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
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