Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2014 Through June 30, 2015, 41251-41252 [2014-16550]

Download as PDF 41251 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 15, 2014 / Notices For the work registrant and participant surveys, the burden estimate for each respondent is 0.42 hours (25 minutes), including time to read the advance letter and complete the survey. For survey nonrespondents, the burden estimate is 0.08 hours (5 minutes), including time to read the advance letter and field a call regarding the survey. For the SNAP E&T provider survey, the burden estimate is 0.33 hours (20 minutes) for each respondent, including time to read the advance letter and complete the survey. For provider survey nonrespondents, the burden estimate is 0.08 hours (5 minutes), including time to read the advance letter and field a call regarding the survey. For all participants in the focus groups, the burden estimate is 1.67 hours (100 minutes). This includes eligibility screening, receiving a reminder call, Affected public Individuals & households. Total ..................... reading a reminder letter and participating in the group. For all those who decline to participate in the focus groups, the burden estimate is 0.08 hours (5 minutes), including the time to be screened (see the table below). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents and Nonrespondents: SNAP work registrants, E&T participants, and providers will be interviewed or will participate in a focus group only once. Thus, the total hours for this effort is 1,748.9, including 625 hours for respondents to the SNAP work registrant survey and 39.5 hours for nonrespondents; 625 hours for the SNAP E&T participant survey and 39.5 hours for nonrespondents; 166.7 hours for respondents to the SNAP E&T provider survey and 13.2 hours for nonrespondents; and 200 hours for the focus group participants and 40 hours Estimated number of respondents Respondent type Responses annually per respondent for the nonparticipants. The number of survey nonrespondents is based on the assumption that the sample will contain 1,974 people for each group (work registrants and E&T participants) and 658 providers, of which 95 percent will be eligible for the survey, and 80 percent of those will complete the survey. The burden for E&T participants in the focus groups is estimated at 200 hours; for people who elect not to participate in the focus groups (nonparticipants), the estimated total burden is 40 hours. The number of nonparticipants is based on the assumption that to have 120 people attend the focus groups, 300 people need to be recruited. To recruit 300 people, twice as many, or 600, will need to be contacted initially (five-toone ratio). Total annual responses Estimated average number of hours per response Estimated total hours SNAP work registrants survey respondents a. SNAP work registrant survey nonresponders a. SNAP E&T participant survey respondents a. SNAP E&T participant survey nonresponders a. SNAP E&T provider survey respondents a. SNAP E&T provider survey nonresponders a. SNAP E&T focus group participants b. SNAP E&T focus group nonparticipants c. 1,500 1 1,500 0.42 (25 minutes) ....... 625.0 474 1 474 0.08 (5 minutes) ......... 39.5 1,500 1 1,500 0.42 (25 minutes) ....... 625.0 474 1 474 0.08 (5 minutes) ......... 39.5 500 1 500 0.33 (20 minutes) ....... 166.7 158 1 158 0.08 (5 minutes) ......... 13.2 120 1 120 1.67 (100 minutes) ..... 200.0 480 1 480 0.08 (5 minutes) ......... 40.0 ....................................... 5,206 ........................ 5,206 ..................................... 1,748.9 a An advance letter will be sent before contacting the individual for an interview. group participants will take part in a brief screening call or interview, participate in the focus group, and receive a reminder call and letter before the focus group. c Focus group nonparticipants include individuals who refuse to participate, are ineligible, or do not show up for the focus group. These individuals will participate in a brief screening call or interview. b Focus Dated: July 8, 2014. Audrey Rowe, FNS Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. ACTION: This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2014–16586 Filed 7–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice. Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2014 Through June 30, 2015 DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Jul 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 Carolyn Smalkowski, Program Analyst, Policy Branch, Food Distribution PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302–1594, or telephone (703) 305– 2662. These programs are listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under Nos. 10.555 and 10.558 and are subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, and final rule related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 41252 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 15, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. This notice was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1, 2014 Through June 30, 2015 This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and 17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Section 6(c)(1)(A) of the Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance to be given to States for each lunch served in the NSLP at 11.00 cents per meal. Pursuant to section 6(c)(1)(B), this amount is subject to annual adjustments on July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a three-month average value of the Price Index for Foods Used in Schools and Institutions for March, April, and May each year (Price Index). Section 17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of donated foods (or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches shall also be established for lunches and suppers served in the CACFP. Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 24.75 cents for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The Price Index is computed using five major food components in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (cereal and bakery products; meats, poultry and fish; dairy; processed fruits and vegetables; and fats and oils). Each component is weighted using the relative weight as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The value of food assistance is adjusted each July 1 by the annual percentage change in a three-month average value of the Price Index for March, April, and May each year. The three-month average of the Price Index increased by 6.1 percent from 204.88 for March, April, and May of 2013, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 217.35 for the same three months in 2014. When computed on the basis of unrounded data and rounded to the nearest one-quarter cent, the resulting national average for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Jul 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 2015 will be 24.75 cents per meal. This is an increase of one and one half cents from the school year 2014 (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014) rate. Authority: Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1755(c)(1)(A) and (B) and (e)(1), and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Dated: July 9, 2014. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2014–16550 Filed 7–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest; Idaho; Forest Plan Revision for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: As directed by the National Forest Management Act, the USDA Forest Service is preparing the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ revised land management plan (forest plan), which requires preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS). This notice briefly describes the nature of the decision to be made, the proposed action, and information concerning public participation. It also provides estimated dates for filing the EIS, the name and address of the responsible agency official, and the individuals who can provide additional information. Finally, this notice identifies the applicable planning rule that will be used for completing this plan revision. The revised forest plan will supersede the existing forest plans that were approved by the Regional Forester in 1987. The existing forest plans will remain in effect until the revised forest plan takes effect. As a result of this notice we are asking for comments on the proposed action and the list of potential species of conservation concern. The full text of the proposed action, large-scale color maps, information on public meetings, and the list of potential species of conservation concern can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ nezperceclearwater/landmanagement/ planning/?cid=stelprdb5447338. Information gathered during this scoping period, as well as other information, will be used to prepare the draft plan and the draft EIS. DATES: Comments concerning the proposed action provided in this notice SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will be most useful in the development of the draft revised forest plan and EIS if received by September 15, 2014. The agency expects to release a draft revised forest plan and draft EIS for formal comment by June, 2015 and a final EIS and draft record of decision by June, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent via email to fpr_npclw@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 208–935–4275. Send or deliver written comments to Nez PerceClearwater National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Attn: Forest Plan Revision, 903 3rd Street, Kamiah, ID 83536. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timory Peel, Forest Planner, Nez PerceClearwater National Forests, 903 3rd Street, Kamiah, ID 83536, 208–983–2513 or at fpr_npclw@fs.fed.us. Information regarding this revision is also available on the Forest’s Web site at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ nezperceclearwater/landmanagement/ planning/?cid=stelprdb5447338. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Responsible Official The responsible official who will approve the Record of Decision is Rick Brazell, Forest Supervisor for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, 903 3rd Street, Kamiah, ID 83536. Nature of Decision To Be Made The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests (Forest) are preparing an EIS to revise the existing forest plans. The EIS process is meant to inform the Forest Supervisor so he can decide which alternative best maintains and restores National Forest System terrestrial and aquatic resources while providing ecosystem services and multiple uses, as required by the National Forest Management Act and the Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act. The revised forest plan will describe the strategic intent of managing the Forest for the next 10 to 15 years and will address the identified need to change the existing land management plans. The revised forest plan will provide management direction in the form of desired conditions, objectives, standards, guidelines, and suitability of lands. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 135 (Tuesday, July 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41251-41252]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16550]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 
2014 Through June 30, 2015

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the national average value of donated 
foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be 
provided in school year 2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015) for 
each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch 
Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions 
participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

DATES: Effective Date: July 1, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Smalkowski, Program Analyst, 
Policy Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22302-1594, or telephone (703) 305-2662.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These programs are listed in the Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance under Nos. 10.555 and 10.558 and are 
subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires 
intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 7 
CFR part 3015, subpart V, and final rule related notice published at 48 
FR 29114, June 24, 1983.)

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    This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions 
that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). 
This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(5 U.S.C. 601-612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. 
This notice was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under 
Executive Order 12866.

National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1, 
2014 Through June 30, 2015

    This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and 
17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (the 
Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Section 6(c)(1)(A) of the 
Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance 
to be given to States for each lunch served in the NSLP at 11.00 cents 
per meal. Pursuant to section 6(c)(1)(B), this amount is subject to 
annual adjustments on July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a 
three-month average value of the Price Index for Foods Used in Schools 
and Institutions for March, April, and May each year (Price Index). 
Section 17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of donated 
foods (or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches shall also 
be established for lunches and suppers served in the CACFP. Notice is 
hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, 
or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and 
per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 24.75 
cents for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
    The Price Index is computed using five major food components in the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (cereal and bakery 
products; meats, poultry and fish; dairy; processed fruits and 
vegetables; and fats and oils). Each component is weighted using the 
relative weight as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 
value of food assistance is adjusted each July 1 by the annual 
percentage change in a three-month average value of the Price Index for 
March, April, and May each year. The three-month average of the Price 
Index increased by 6.1 percent from 204.88 for March, April, and May of 
2013, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 217.35 for 
the same three months in 2014. When computed on the basis of unrounded 
data and rounded to the nearest one-quarter cent, the resulting 
national average for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 will 
be 24.75 cents per meal. This is an increase of one and one half cents 
from the school year 2014 (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014) rate.

    Authority:  Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 
17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 
U.S.C. 1755(c)(1)(A) and (B) and (e)(1), and 1766(h)(1)(B)).

    Dated: July 9, 2014.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-16550 Filed 7-14-14; 8:45 am]
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