Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 38852 [2014-16050]

Download as PDF 38852 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 9, 2014 / Notices Office of Management and Budget control number. Cheryl L. Cook, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–16044 Filed 7–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KR–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES July 2, 2014. 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: School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study. OMB Control Number: 0584—NEW. Summary Of Collection: The school meal programs administered by the VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:08 Jul 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture are a cornerstone of the nation’s nutrition safety net for low-income children. FNS has long been committed to ensuring that the meals provided in schools are healthful and contribute to children’s dietary requirements. The School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS) will continue the long-standing commitment of FNS to periodically assess the school meal programs. The SNMCS comes at a time of unprecedented change for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). In the 2012–2013 school year, the school meal programs began to undergo far-reaching changes, mainly stemming from the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA, Public Law 111–296). Key reforms stemming from this legislation include new, more stringent meal pattern and nutrient requirements for school meals, new offer-versus-serve rules, gradually increased price for paid meals, and the introduction of nutrition standards for competitive foods. With the implementation of the new meal patters, nutrition requirements, and other changes, FNS has to determine the success of school meals in meeting the program goals set by the new standards, the cost of serving healthful meals that are acceptable to children, and the relationship of the school meals and competitive foods to children’s participation in the programs and dietary quality. Need and Use of the Information: The SNMCS will collect a broad range of data from nationally representative samples of public school food authorities, school, students, and parents during SY 2014–2015. These data will provide needed information about how federally sponsored school meal programs are operating after implementation of the new nutrition standards and other changes in regulations. Without this information FNS will not be able to assess progress toward key strategic goals for the NSLP and SBP or identify related training and technical assistance needs of SFAs and schools. Description of Respondents: Individual or households; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 40,509. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 52,594. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–16050 Filed 7–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Chugach National Forest Forest Service, USDA. Notice of initiating the development of a land management plan revision for the Chugach National Forest. AGENCY: ACTION: The Chugach National Forest, located in Southcentral Alaska, is initiating the development of a land management plan revision (forest plan). An Assessment will be posted to our Web site around September 1, 2014. We are inviting the public to help us further develop the ‘‘need for change’’ and a proposed action for the land management plan revision. DATES: The Assessment report for the revision of the Chugach NF’s land management plan will be posted on the following Web site at www.fs.usda.gov/ chugach around September 1, 2014. Public meetings associated with the continued development of the ‘‘need for change’’ and a proposed action will be announced on the Web site cited above. It is anticipated that the Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (which will accompany the land management plan revision for the Chugach NF), will be published in the Federal Register around March 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: Written comments or questions concerning this notice should be addressed to U.S. Forest Service, Chugach National Forest, 161 East 1st Avenue, Door 8, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501. Comments or questions may also be sent via email to FS-commentsalaska-chugach@fs.fed.us. All correspondence, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Kessler, Acting Forest Plan Revision Team Leader, at 907–743–9461 or, after September 1, 2014, Mary C. Rasmussen, Forest Plan Revision Team Leader at 907–743–9500. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 2, 2014.
    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: School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study.
    OMB Control Number: 0584--NEW.
    Summary Of Collection: The school meal programs administered by the 
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
are a cornerstone of the nation's nutrition safety net for low-income 
children. FNS has long been committed to ensuring that the meals 
provided in schools are healthful and contribute to children's dietary 
requirements. The School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS) will 
continue the long-standing commitment of FNS to periodically assess the 
school meal programs. The SNMCS comes at a time of unprecedented change 
for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast 
Program (SBP). In the 2012-2013 school year, the school meal programs 
began to undergo far-reaching changes, mainly stemming from the 
Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA, Public Law 111-296). Key reforms 
stemming from this legislation include new, more stringent meal pattern 
and nutrient requirements for school meals, new offer-versus-serve 
rules, gradually increased price for paid meals, and the introduction 
of nutrition standards for competitive foods. With the implementation 
of the new meal patters, nutrition requirements, and other changes, FNS 
has to determine the success of school meals in meeting the program 
goals set by the new standards, the cost of serving healthful meals 
that are acceptable to children, and the relationship of the school 
meals and competitive foods to children's participation in the programs 
and dietary quality.
    Need and Use of the Information: The SNMCS will collect a broad 
range of data from nationally representative samples of public school 
food authorities, school, students, and parents during SY 2014-2015. 
These data will provide needed information about how federally 
sponsored school meal programs are operating after implementation of 
the new nutrition standards and other changes in regulations. Without 
this information FNS will not be able to assess progress toward key 
strategic goals for the NSLP and SBP or identify related training and 
technical assistance needs of SFAs and schools.
    Description of Respondents: Individual or households; Not-for-
profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 40,509.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 52,594.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-16050 Filed 7-8-14; 8:45 am]
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