Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 43706-43707 [2014-17623]

Download as PDF 43706 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 144 Monday, July 28, 2014 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES July 22, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Jul 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—Store Applications OMB Control Number: 0584–0008 Summary of Collection: Section 9(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 as amended, (7 U.S.C. 2018 et seq.) requires that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) provide for the submission of applications for approval by retailers, wholesalers, meal service providers, certain types of group homes, shelters, and state-contracted restaurants that wish to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP). FNS is responsible for reviewing the application in order to determine whether or not applicants meet eligibility requirements, and make determinations whether to grant or deny authorization to accept and redeem SNAP benefits. FNS will collect information using forms FNS–252, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Application for Store, FNS– 252–E, On line Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Application for Store, FNS 252–2, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Meal Service Application, FNS–252–C, Corporate Supplemental Application, and FNS 252–R, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Stores Reauthorization and FNS–252FE, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Farmer’s Market Application. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information to determine the eligibility of retail food stores, wholesale food concern, and food service organizations applying for authorization to accept and redeem SNAP benefits and to monitor these firms for continued eligibility, and to sanction stores for noncompliance with the Act, and for Program management. Disclosure of information other than Employer Identification Numbers and Social Security Numbers may be made to Federal and State law enforcement or investigative agencies or instrumentalities administering or enforcing specified Federal or State laws, or regulations issued under those laws. Without the information on the application or reauthorization application, the consequence to the Federal program is the Agency’s reduced ability to effectively monitor accountability for program compliance PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and to detect fraud and abuse would be severely jeopardized. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit, Farms. Number of Respondents: 150,030. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 15,986. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Report of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Issuance and Report of Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief. OMB Control Number: 0584–0037. Summary of Collection: Food Distribution in disaster situations is authorized under Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c), as amended; Section 416 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1431), as amended; Section 709 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1965 (7 U.S.C. 1446a-1), as amended; Section 4(a) of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 612c note), as amended; and by Sections 412 and 413 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5179, 5180). Surplus foods are made available by State distributing agencies for relief purposes to victims of natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, etc. Participating local organizations use surplus foods for both central feeding operations and for distribution to families in homes cut off from normal sources of food supply. Disaster assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is authorized by sections 402 and 502 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) and the temporary emergency provisions contained in Section 5 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, and in 7 CFR part 280 of the SNAP regulations. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information through the use of form FNS–292–A and B, which is used by the FNS Administrator, the Food Distribution Division, and the three SNAP divisions to monitor program activity, assess coverage provided to needy recipients, and assure the validity of requested commodity reimbursement and to prepare budget requests. If the information were not collected, FNS would be unable to monitor the issuance of SNAP benefits and the distribution of surplus foods E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 144 / Monday, July 28, 2014 / Notices during disaster situations, ensure integrity and reimburse States appropriately for their disaster relief efforts. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 55. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 9. Dated: July 18, 2014. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. Tongass National Forest: Alaska, Kake to Petersburg Transmission Line Intertie [FR Doc. 2014–17623 Filed 7–25–14; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 3410–30–P ACTION: [FR Doc. 2014–17683 Filed 7–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Forest Service, USDA. Corrected Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Correction DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs: National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: This document contains a correction to the notice published in the Federal Register on July 16, 2014 entitled, ‘‘National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs: National Average Payments/ Maximum Reimbursement Rates.’’ DATES: Effective Date: These rates are effective from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Food and Nutrition Service published a document in the Federal Register (79 FR 41532) on July 16, 2014. The third sentence in the Background section regarding the Special Milk Program for Children states that for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to a non-needy child in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program is 20.30 cents. This number is a typographical error and should state the Special Milk Program reimbursement rate is 23.00 cents. It should be noted that this number is correct in the table on page 41535. This document corrects the error. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Correction In notice document 2014–16719, published on July 16, 2014 at 79 FR 41532, make the following correction: On page 41533, in the first column, in the third sentence under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, Background, Special Milk Program for Children, change ‘‘20.30’’ to ‘‘23.00’’. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Jul 25, 2014 The Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposal to construct, operate and maintain a new electrical transmission line intertie that would extend west across the Tongass National Forest from the Petersburg area to the community of Kake. The proposed action is to construct a new transmission line, and associated features, that would transmit power at either 69 or 138 kilovolt (kV) and consist of single wood-pole structures with horizontal post insulators, with average span of lengths between poles of 350 to 400 feet. The proposed project would also include a 24-strand fiber optic communication cable. Construction access would be via existing roads, temporary shovel trails and matting panels, and temporary access spurs, with helicopter support as needed. The proposed project would cross National Forest System (NFS) lands in the Petersburg Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest. The length of the proposed electrical transmission line is approximately 60 miles and would follow a route identified as a Transportation and Utility Systems (TUS) land use designation (LUD) corridor; labeled ‘‘Potential Power Transmission Corridor’’ on the 2008 Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) LUD map. An estimated 59 percent, or 35.2 miles, of the overhead portion of the proposed transmission line would follow existing roads. No new road segments would be built; existing roads would be used for long-term maintenance access where possible. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by August 27, 2014. The draft environmental impact statement is expected September 2014 and the final SUMMARY: Food and Nutrition Service Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43707 environmental impact statement is expected May 2015. ADDRESSES: You may comment on the project in the following ways: Send written comments to Petersburg Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, AK. 99833 ATTN: Kake-Petersburg Intertie Project or handdelivered to 12 N. Nordic Drive, Petersburg, AK. Comments may also be sent via email to comments-alaskatongass-petersburg@fs.fed.us, with ‘‘Kake-Petersburg Intertie Project’’ in the subject line. Comments can be sent via facsimile to 907–772–5995. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the proposal and EIS should be directed to Tom Parker, Petersburg Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, AK 99833 or (907) 772– 5974. 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: Background: The Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA), the project proponent, is a joint action agency organized and existing pursuant to the laws of the State of Alaska. SEAPA’s member utilities (Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg) provide electric utility services to their respective service areas utilizing power generated by SEAPA’s facilities. These three communities are part of SEAPA’s interconnected network, which include the Swan Lake and Lake Tyee hydroelectric projects and approximately 175 miles of transmission line that span from Ketchikan to Petersburg. The proposed Kake to Petersburg Intertie (KPI) project would connect Kake to SEAPA’s interconnected network and provide relatively low cost electricity to the community of Kake. Purpose and Need for Action The community of Kake is presently served by an isolated electric system that depends upon high-cost, diesel generation. This isolated system is served by a diesel plant that consists of three diesel generators. High operation and maintenance expenses and high fuel costs make diesel generators costly to operate. In 2011, the full retail cost of power in Kake was more than five times the rate in the larger communities of Petersburg, Ketchikan, and Wrangell, and is currently subsidized for residential customers and public facilities through the State of Alaska’s Power Cost Equalization (PCE) program, which is funded on an annual basis by E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 22, 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: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program--Store 
Applications
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0008
    Summary of Collection: Section 9(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act 
of 2008 as amended, (7 U.S.C. 2018 et seq.) requires that the Food and 
Nutrition Service (FNS) provide for the submission of applications for 
approval by retailers, wholesalers, meal service providers, certain 
types of group homes, shelters, and state-contracted restaurants that 
wish to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP). FNS 
is responsible for reviewing the application in order to determine 
whether or not applicants meet eligibility requirements, and make 
determinations whether to grant or deny authorization to accept and 
redeem SNAP benefits. FNS will collect information using forms FNS-252, 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Application for Store, FNS-
252-E, On line Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Application 
for Store, FNS 252-2, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for 
Meal Service Application, FNS-252-C, Corporate Supplemental 
Application, and FNS 252-R, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
for Stores Reauthorization and FNS-252FE, Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program Farmer's Market Application.
    Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information to 
determine the eligibility of retail food stores, wholesale food 
concern, and food service organizations applying for authorization to 
accept and redeem SNAP benefits and to monitor these firms for 
continued eligibility, and to sanction stores for noncompliance with 
the Act, and for Program management. Disclosure of information other 
than Employer Identification Numbers and Social Security Numbers may be 
made to Federal and State law enforcement or investigative agencies or 
instrumentalities administering or enforcing specified Federal or State 
laws, or regulations issued under those laws. Without the information 
on the application or reauthorization application, the consequence to 
the Federal program is the Agency's reduced ability to effectively 
monitor accountability for program compliance and to detect fraud and 
abuse would be severely jeopardized.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-
profit, Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 150,030.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 15,986.

Food and Nutrition Service

    Title: Report of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Issuance 
and Report of Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0037.
    Summary of Collection: Food Distribution in disaster situations is 
authorized under Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 
612c), as amended; Section 416 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1949 
(7 U.S.C. 1431), as amended; Section 709 of the Food and Agriculture 
Act of 1965 (7 U.S.C. 1446a-1), as amended; Section 4(a) of the 
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 (7 U.S.C. 612c note), 
as amended; and by Sections 412 and 413 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5179, 5180). 
Surplus foods are made available by State distributing agencies for 
relief purposes to victims of natural disasters such as hurricanes, 
floods, tornadoes, etc. Participating local organizations use surplus 
foods for both central feeding operations and for distribution to 
families in homes cut off from normal sources of food supply. Disaster 
assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
is authorized by sections 402 and 502 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) 
and the temporary emergency provisions contained in Section 5 of the 
Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, and in 7 CFR part 280 of the SNAP 
regulations.
    Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information 
through the use of form FNS-292-A and B, which is used by the FNS 
Administrator, the Food Distribution Division, and the three SNAP 
divisions to monitor program activity, assess coverage provided to 
needy recipients, and assure the validity of requested commodity 
reimbursement and to prepare budget requests. If the information were 
not collected, FNS would be unable to monitor the issuance of SNAP 
benefits and the distribution of surplus foods

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during disaster situations, ensure integrity and reimburse States 
appropriately for their disaster relief efforts.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 55.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 9.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-17623 Filed 7-25-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-30-P