Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Pre-Screening Tool, 55426-55427 [2014-21948]

Download as PDF 55426 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 179 Tuesday, September 16, 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES September 10, 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 Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Case and Procedural Case Action Review Schedule. OMB Control Number: 0584–0034. Summary of Collection: The legislative basis for the operation of the quality control system is provided by section 16 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. State agencies are required to perform Quality Control (QC) reviews for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Section 275.21 requires State agencies to submit reports to enable the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to monitor their compliance with Program requirements relative to the Quality Control Review System. FNS will collect information using form FNS–245 Case and Procedural Case Action Review Schedule. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information to record data in negative case reviews. Case and Procedural cases include the denial, termination or suspension of benefits. If the information were not collected, FNS would not be able to effectively monitor invalid denials, terminations or suspensions; nor would we be able to identify related policy improvements to ensure program integrity. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 121,784. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–21947 Filed 9–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program PreScreening Tool AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection for a web-based pre-screening tool used by the general public to determine potential eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 17, 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; (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 Sasha Gersten-Paal, Branch Chief, Certification Policy Branch, Program Development Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 812, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Sasha Gersten-Paal at 703–305–2507 or via email to Sasha.Gersten-Paal@ fns.usda.gov. 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 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 Sasha GerstenPaal at (703) 305–2507. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 55427 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 179 / Tuesday, September 16, 2014 / Notices Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Pre-Screening Tool. OMB Number: 0584–0519. Expiration Date: January 31, 2015. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: In June 2003, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) deployed an interactive web-based pre-screening tool that can be utilized by the general public to determine potential eligibility for benefits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The tool has been modified since the last revision of this collection to maintain ease of use. Once the user enters household size, income, expenses and resource information, the tool will calculate and provide the user with an estimated range of benefits that the household may be eligible to receive. Since SNAP eligibility and benefit amount may vary by location, FNS makes it clear that the tool is only an estimator and the household will need to contact the local agency to determine actual eligibility and the appropriate benefit amount. Other data collected are: • State: State or territory in which the user resides; OMB # 0584–0519 • Number of People: Number of people living in the household; • Migrant Workers: Is anyone in the household a seasonal or migrant farm worker; • Homeless: Is the household homeless or living in a shelter; • Citizenship: Whether each member is a U.S. citizen; • Utility expenses: Whether client is billed for utility costs; Although the tool also requests the name and age of the user, FNS does not retain this information nor does it request other personally identifiable information such as social security numbers, birthdays, etc. of the household members. FNS estimates it will take approximately 402, 534 users about 10 minutes (0.167 hours) to provide the required information to receive potential eligibility benefit information using the pre-screening tool. Users are expected to access the system once for a total annual response of 402,534. FNS estimates 67,223 burden hours for this activity. Once the user logs out of the system, none of the user-provided information is retained by FNS. In reviewing National Databank program participation data for FY 2012 Estimated number of respondents Requirement Responses annually per respondent to FY 2014, it was noted that a peak in household participation occurred in FY 2013. Although we estimated a 1.65 percent difference in participation levels since the last extension of this collection, the trajectory of current participation levels suggests that household participation in SNAP may level off for FY 2014. Based on this analysis, and the number of potential applicants estimated to use the prescreening tool, the current burden inventory is 66,132; FNS projects an annual burden of 67,223 hours, representing an increase of 1,091 hours. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, potential SNAP clients. Estimated Number of Respondents: 402,534. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 402,534. Estimate Time per Response: 0.167. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 67,223. Because none of the data entered by users is retained, there is no recordkeeping requirement associated with this information collection. Total annual responses Hours per response Annual burden hours Affected Public Potential SNAP Clients Reporting burden Completion of SNAP Prescreening Tool. 402,534 1 402,534 0.167 67,223 Reporting totals. ....................................................... 402,534 1 402,534 0.167 67,223 Dated: September 5, 2014. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. Service and the Department of the Army. BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Forest Service Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction: Ernest Veuve Hall United States Army Reserve Center at Fort Missoula, Missoula, Montana, and the Helena Property, Helena National Forest, Helena, Montana Forest Service, USDA. Notice of joint jurisdictional interchange of lands between the Forest ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Sep 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 On July 25, 2014, Paul D. Cramer, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army and Robert Bonnie, the Under Secretary of Agriculture, signed a joint interchange order authorizing the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of 12.31 acres from the Department of the Army to the United States Department of Agriculture for the inclusion in the Lolo National Forest located at Fort Missoula, Missoula, Montana. Furthermore, the joint order transfers administrative jurisdiction of 59.96 acres from the United States Department of Agriculture to the Department of the Army, located at the Helena Airport. DATES: The 45-day Congressional oversight requirement of the Act of July 26, 1956 (70 Stat. 656; 16 U.S.C. 505a, ADDRESSES: SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2014–21948 Filed 9–15–14; 8:45 am] AGENCY: 505b) has been met. The order is effective September 15, 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Copies of the signed joint order, legal descriptions along with maps showing the lands included in this joint interchange are on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Regional Forester, Northern Region, 200 E. Broadway, (P.O. Box 7669) Missoula, Montana 59807, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on business days. Those wishing to inspect the maps and legal descriptions are encouraged to call ahead to Mr. Guy Adams at 406–329–3581 or by email ghadams@fs.fed.us to facilitate entry into the building. A.L. Richard, Washington Office Lands and Realty Staff, USDA, Forest Service, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC 20250, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 179 (Tuesday, September 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55426-55427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21948]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Pre-
Screening Tool

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, 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 the proposed information collection. This is a revision of a 
currently approved collection for a web-based pre-screening tool used 
by the general public to determine potential eligibility for 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 17, 
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; (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 Sasha Gersten-Paal, Branch Chief, 
Certification Policy Branch, Program Development Division, Food and 
Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center 
Drive, Room 812, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted 
via fax to the attention of Sasha Gersten-Paal at 703-305-2507 or via 
email to Sasha.Gersten-Paal@fns.usda.gov. 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 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 Sasha 
Gersten-Paal at (703) 305-2507.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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    Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Pre-Screening 
Tool.
    OMB Number: 0584-0519.
    Expiration Date: January 31, 2015.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: In June 2003, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) 
deployed an interactive web-based pre-screening tool that can be 
utilized by the general public to determine potential eligibility for 
benefits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The 
tool has been modified since the last revision of this collection to 
maintain ease of use. Once the user enters household size, income, 
expenses and resource information, the tool will calculate and provide 
the user with an estimated range of benefits that the household may be 
eligible to receive. Since SNAP eligibility and benefit amount may vary 
by location, FNS makes it clear that the tool is only an estimator and 
the household will need to contact the local agency to determine actual 
eligibility and the appropriate benefit amount. Other data collected 
are:
     State: State or territory in which the user resides;
     Number of People: Number of people living in the 
household;
     Migrant Workers: Is anyone in the household a seasonal or 
migrant farm worker;
     Homeless: Is the household homeless or living in a 
shelter;
     Citizenship: Whether each member is a U.S. citizen;
     Utility expenses: Whether client is billed for utility 
costs;

Although the tool also requests the name and age of the user, FNS does 
not retain this information nor does it request other personally 
identifiable information such as social security numbers, birthdays, 
etc. of the household members. FNS estimates it will take approximately 
402, 534 users about 10 minutes (0.167 hours) to provide the required 
information to receive potential eligibility benefit information using 
the pre-screening tool. Users are expected to access the system once 
for a total annual response of 402,534. FNS estimates 67,223 burden 
hours for this activity. Once the user logs out of the system, none of 
the user-provided information is retained by FNS.
    In reviewing National Databank program participation data for FY 
2012 to FY 2014, it was noted that a peak in household participation 
occurred in FY 2013. Although we estimated a 1.65 percent difference in 
participation levels since the last extension of this collection, the 
trajectory of current participation levels suggests that household 
participation in SNAP may level off for FY 2014. Based on this 
analysis, and the number of potential applicants estimated to use the 
prescreening tool, the current burden inventory is 66,132; FNS projects 
an annual burden of 67,223 hours, representing an increase of 1,091 
hours.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households, potential SNAP 
clients.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 402,534.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 402,534.
    Estimate Time per Response: 0.167.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 67,223.
    Because none of the data entered by users is retained, there is no 
recordkeeping requirement associated with this information collection.

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                                                                             Estimated       Responses
        OMB  0584-0519                    Requirement               number of     annually per    Total annual      Hours per     Annual burden
                                                                            respondents     respondent       responses       response          hours
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Affected Public
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                                                                 Potential SNAP Clients
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Reporting burden.......................  Completion of SNAP Prescreening         402,534               1         402,534           0.167          67,223
                                          Tool.
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    Reporting totals...................  ...............................         402,534               1         402,534           0.167          67,223
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    Dated: September 5, 2014.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-21948 Filed 9-15-14; 8:45 am]
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