Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Forms: FNS-698, FNS-699 and FNS-700; The Integrity Profile (TIP), 55744-55745 [2014-22156]

Download as PDF 55744 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 180 Wednesday, September 17, 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 September 12, 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by October 17, 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 20502. Commenters 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) 720–8958. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Sep 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: National Veterinary Services Laboratories Request Forms. OMB Control Number: 0579—NEW. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301– 8317) provides the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to prohibit or restrict the importation or entry of any animal, article, or means of conveyance, if USDA determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent the introduction into or spread with the United States of any pest or disease of livestock. In connection with this disease prevention mission, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) safeguard U.S. animal health and contribute to public health by ensuring that timely and accurate laboratory support is provided by their nationwide animal health diagnostic system. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information using VS Form 4–9, Request for Reagents or Supplies; VS Form 4–10, NVSL Customer Contact Update; and VS Form 4–11, Request for Training at NVSL. These forms are used to safeguard the U.S. animal population from pests and diseases. If the information was collected less frequently or not collected, APHIS would be unable to process reagent orders or provide training that customer’s desire. Description of respondents: Individuals or households; Not forprofit Institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 1,085. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 942. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–22158 Filed 9–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Forms: FNS–698, FNS–699 and FNS– 700; The Integrity Profile (TIP) Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 an extension, without change of a currently approved data collection. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 17, 2014. SUMMARY: 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 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 Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 17, 2014 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection form and instructions should be directed to: Sarah Widor, (703) 305– 2746. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: The Integrity Profile (TIP) Data Collection. OMB Number: 0584–0401. Form Numbers: FNS–698, FNS–699 and FNS–700. Expiration Date: 03/31/2015. Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Each year, WIC State agencies administering the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) are required by 7 CFR 246.12(j)(5) to submit to FNS an annual summary of the results of their vendor monitoring efforts in order to provide Congress, senior FNS officials, as well as the general public, assurances that every reasonable effort is being made to ensure integrity in the WIC Program. State agencies use the TIP web-based system to report the information. The number of State agencies reporting remains at 90, which includes 50 geographic State agencies, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands. The reporting burden consists of three automated forms, the FNS–698, FNS–699 and FNS–700. The FNS–698 and FNS–699 are used to report State agency summary data, whereas the FNS–700 is used to capture information on each authorized WIC vendor. The number of vendors authorized by each WIC State agency varies from State to State. There are no changes in the burden hours associated with collection. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average of 25 minutes or 0.4175 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. Affected Public: State and Tribal Agencies; Respondent Type; Directors or Administrators of WIC State agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 90 respondents. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: One. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 90 responses. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.4175. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Sep 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 37.57 rounded up to 38 burden hours. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2014–22156 Filed 9–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0027] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection: Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s intention to reinstate an information collection associated with qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback on service delivery by the Food Safety and Inspection Service. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before November 17, 2014. SUMMARY: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including CD–ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Docket Clerk, Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8– 163A, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–163A, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2014–0027. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55745 Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go to the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6067, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; (202) 690–6510. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The proposed information collection activity provides a means for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Agency’s commitment to improving service delivery. By ‘‘qualitative feedback’’ we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but not a statistical survey that yields quantitative results that can be generalized to the population studied. Qualitative feedback provides insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations; provides an early warning of issues with the Agency’s customer service; and focuses attention on matters with respect to which communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. This collection will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow the feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of qualitative feedback will target topics such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. FSIS will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collection is voluntary; • The collection is low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 180 (Wednesday, September 17, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22156]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, 
Infants and Children (WIC) Forms: FNS-698, FNS-699 and FNS-700; The 
Integrity Profile (TIP)

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 an extension, without 
change of a currently approved data collection.

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 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 Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will 
become a matter of public record.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection form and instructions should be 
directed to: Sarah Widor, (703) 305-2746.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: The Integrity Profile (TIP) Data Collection.
    OMB Number: 0584-0401.
    Form Numbers: FNS-698, FNS-699 and FNS-700.
    Expiration Date: 03/31/2015.
    Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved 
collection.
    Abstract: Each year, WIC State agencies administering the Special 
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 
are required by 7 CFR 246.12(j)(5) to submit to FNS an annual summary 
of the results of their vendor monitoring efforts in order to provide 
Congress, senior FNS officials, as well as the general public, 
assurances that every reasonable effort is being made to ensure 
integrity in the WIC Program. State agencies use the TIP web-based 
system to report the information. The number of State agencies 
reporting remains at 90, which includes 50 geographic State agencies, 
34 Indian Tribal Organizations, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 
Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and 
the Virgin Islands. The reporting burden consists of three automated 
forms, the FNS-698, FNS-699 and FNS-700. The FNS-698 and FNS-699 are 
used to report State agency summary data, whereas the FNS-700 is used 
to capture information on each authorized WIC vendor. The number of 
vendors authorized by each WIC State agency varies from State to State. 
There are no changes in the burden hours associated with collection.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average of 25 minutes or 0.4175 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.
    Affected Public: State and Tribal Agencies; Respondent Type; 
Directors or Administrators of WIC State agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 90 respondents.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: One.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 90 responses.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.4175.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 37.57 rounded up to 
38 burden hours.

Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-22156 Filed 9-16-14; 8:45 am]
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