Summer Food Service Program 2016 Reimbursement Rates, 1603-1605 [2016-00506]

Download as PDF 1603 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2016 / Notices operations include direct certification, the submission of household size and income applications for school meal/ milk benefits, record maintenance, and public notification. The information collection burden associated with this revision is summarized in the chart below. The difference in burden is mainly due to updating the number of participating school food authorities and local educational agencies and the number of households having to submit an application. All of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements associated with this information collection are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget and are in force. This is a revision of the currently approved information collection. Affected Public: State Agencies, School Food Authorities, Schools, and Individuals/Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,449,186 (56 SAs, 19,822 SFAs, 5,390,000 households). Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.035. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 16,540,513. Estimated Hours per Response: 0.0580889. (b) Estimated number respondents (a) Affected public (c) Estimated number responses per respondent Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden: 947,920. Estimated Total Annual Recordkeeping Burden: 5,958. Estimated Total Annual Public Disclosure Burden: 6,943. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 960,821. Current OMB Inventory for Part 245: 966,023. Difference (Burden Revisions Requested with this renewal): ¥5,202. Refer to the following table for estimated annual burden per each type of respondent: (d) Estimated total annual responses (b × c) (e) Estimated hours per response (f) Estimated total annual burden hours (d × e) Reporting State Agencies ..................................................................... School Food Authorities ....................................................... Individuals/Households ........................................................ Total Reporting Burden ................................................ 56 19,600 5,390,000 5,409,656 5.018 557.247 1.03 3.045 281 10,922,050 5,551,000 16,473,331 0.637 0.025 0.121 0.058 179 274,741 673,000 947,920 125.772 1.056 1.398 6,792 20,692 27,484 0.249 0.206 0.217 1,691 4,267 5,958 1 2 2 54 39,644 39,698 0.100 0.175 0.17 5 6,938 6,943 Recordkeeping State Agencies ..................................................................... School Food Authorities ....................................................... Total Recordkeeping Burden ........................................ 54 19,600 19,654 Public Notification State Agencies ..................................................................... School Food Authorities ....................................................... Total Recordkeeping Burden ........................................ 54 19,822 19,876 Total Reporting, Recordkeeping and Public Disclosure Reporting .............................................................................. Recordkeeping ..................................................................... Public Disclosure ................................................................. 5,409,656 19,654 19,876 3.045 1.398 2 16,473,331 27,484 39,698 0.058 0.217 0.17 947,920 5,958 6,943 Total Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Public Disclosure Burden ............................................................... 5,449,186 ........................ 16,540,513 ........................ 960,821 Dated: December 29, 2015. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2016–00514 Filed 1–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Food and Nutrition Service Summer Food Service Program 2016 Reimbursement Rates Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jan 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 the Summer Food Service Program for Children. These adjustments address changes in the Consumer Price Index, as required under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act. The 2016 reimbursement rates are presented as a combined set of rates to highlight simplified cost accounting procedures. The 2016 rates are also presented individually, as separate operating and administrative rates of reimbursement, to show the effect of the Consumer Price Index adjustment on each rate. DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Hortin, Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Suite 628, Alexandria, Virginia 22302; 703–305–4375. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.559 and is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See, 2 CFR part 415 and final rule-related notice published at 48 FR 29114, June 24, 1983.) In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501– 3518, no new recordkeeping or reporting requirements have been included that are subject to approval from the Office of Management and Budget. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 1604 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2016 / Notices This notice 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. Additionally, this notice has been determined to be exempt from formal review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. Definitions The terms used in this notice have the meaning ascribed to them under 7 CFR part 225 of the SFSP regulations. Background This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in SFSP. In accordance with sections 12(f) and 13, 42 U.S.C. 1760(f) and 1761, of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) and SFSP regulations under 7 CFR part 225, the United States Department of Agriculture announces the adjustments in SFSP payments for meals served to participating children during calendar year 2016. The 2016 reimbursement rates are presented as a combined set of rates to highlight simplified cost accounting procedures. Reimbursement is based solely on a ‘‘meals times rate’’ calculation, without comparison to actual or budgeted costs. Sponsors receive reimbursement that is determined by the number of reimbursable meals served, multiplied by the combined rates for food service operations and administration. However, the combined rate is based on separate operating and administrative rates of reimbursement, each of which is adjusted differently for inflation. However, the calculations of adjustments for both cost categories are based on the same set of changes in the Food Away From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor. They represent a 2.7 percent increase in this series for the 12-month period, from November 2014 through November 2015 (from 251.987 in November 2014 to 258.805 in November 2015). Calculation of Rates Table of 2016 Reimbursement Rates The combined rates are constructed from individually authorized operating and administrative reimbursements. Simplified procedures provide flexibility, enabling sponsors to manage their reimbursements to pay for any allowable cost, regardless of the cost category. Sponsors remain responsible, however, for ensuring proper administration of the Program, while providing the best possible nutrition benefit to children. The operating and administrative rates are calculated separately. Presentation of the 2016 maximum per meal rates for meals served to children in SFSP combines the results from the calculations of operational and administrative payments, which are further explained in this notice. The total amount of payments to State agencies for disbursement to SFSP sponsors will be based upon these adjusted combined rates and the number of meals of each type served. These adjusted rates will be in effect from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 2016 REIMBURSEMENT RATES (COMBINED) Per meal rates in whole or fractions of U.S. dollars All states except Alaska and Hawaii Rural or selfprep sites Breakfast .................................................. Lunch or Supper ...................................... Snack ....................................................... All other types of sites 2.1325 3.7450 0.8875 Operating Rates Alaska Rural or selfprep sites 2.0925 3.6850 0.8650 All other types of sites 3.4625 6.0650 1.4350 amounts set in section 13(b)(1) of the NSLA, 42 U.S.C. 1761(b)(1). They are rounded down to the nearest whole The portion of the SFSP rates for operating costs is based on payment Hawaii 3.3975 5.9675 1.4025 Rural or selfprep sites 2.4950 4.3850 1.0325 All other types of sites 2.4475 4.3150 1.0100 cent, as required by section 11(a)(3)(B)(iii) of the NSLA, 42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(3)(B)(iii). SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM OPERATING COMPONENT OF 2016 REIMBURSEMENT RATES All states except Alaska and Hawaii Operating rates in U.S. dollars, rounded down to the nearest whole cent asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Breakfast ...................................................................................................................................... Lunch or Supper .......................................................................................................................... Snack ........................................................................................................................................... Administrative Rates The administrative cost component of the reimbursement is authorized under section 13(b)(3) of the NSLA, 42 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jan 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 1761(b)(3). Rates are higher for sponsors of sites located in rural areas and for ‘‘self-prep’’ sponsors that prepare their own meals at the SFSP site or at a central facility instead of purchasing PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1.94 3.39 0.79 Alaska 3.15 5.49 1.28 Hawaii 2.27 3.97 0.92 them from vendors. The administrative portion of SFSP rates are adjusted, either up or down, to the nearest quarter-cent. E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 1605 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2016 / Notices SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE COMPONENT OF 2016 REIMBURSEMENT RATES All states except Alaska and Hawaii Administrative rates in U.S. dollars, adjusted, up or down, to the nearest quarter-cent Rural or selfprep sites Breakfast .................................................. Lunch or Supper ...................................... Snack ....................................................... All other types of sites 0.1925 0.3550 0.0975 Authority: Sections 9, 13, and 14, Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1758, 1761, and 1762a, respectively. Alaska Rural or selfprep sites 0.1525 0.2950 0.0750 Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2016–00506 Filed 1–12–16; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 3410–30–P Linda Bledsoe, Project Manager, at 970– 263–5802 or via email at lbledsoe@ fs.fed.us. 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: A DEIS analyzing effects from the enlargement of Hunter Reservoir was issued in 2007. In 2009, Ute Water acquired the rights to Monument No. 1 Reservoir and subsequently commissioned a raw water study to be completed to analyze all of its water rights (storage and flow), how those rights are currently used and what additional rights or facilities might be needed in order for Ute Water to have sufficient water to meet increased municipal water demands for the next several decades. That study identified the need for additional high mountain storage, especially during times of drought. In February 2012, Ute Water submitted a proposal for the enlargement of Monument No. 1 Reservoir to be considered along with the enlargement of Hunter Reservoir. With new alternatives and additional information brought forward, as well as the length of time that has passed since issuance of the DEIS in 2007, the Forest Service has determined that a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS) that included both reservoir enlargement proposals was appropriate (FSH 1905.18.2, Chapter 10). Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region; Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests; Grand Valley Ranger District; Mesa County, Colorado; Enlargement of Monument No. 1 and Hunter Reservoirs Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a supplemental draft environmental impact statement. AGENCY: The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) intends to prepare a Supplement to the June 2007 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Hunter Reservoir Enlargement to also include enlargement of the Monument No. 1 Reservoir in the Proposed Action. The original notice of intent (NOI) for the Hunter Reservoir Enlargement was published in 70 FR 61781 on October 26, 2005; and the notice of availability (NOA) was published in 72 FR 39808 on July 20, 2007. Both reservoirs are owned by the Ute Water Conservancy District (Ute Water) and are located on National Forest System (NFS) lands in the Leon Creek watershed in the eastern portion of Mesa County, Colorado. DATES: Comments concerning the expanded scope of the analysis must be received by February 12, 2016. The supplemental DEIS is expected to be released in April 2016 for comment and the final environmental impact statement is expected in October 2016. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Ute Water Reservoir Enlargement Projects, Grand Valley Ranger District, 2777 Crossroads Boulevard, Unit 1, asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jan 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Purpose and Need for Action The purpose and need for the Forest Service action on the Monument No. 1 and Hunter Reservoirs enlargement project is to respond to a request by the Ute Water Conservancy District for special use permits to expand the dams for these two reservoirs, which were PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All other types of sites 0.3125 0.5750 0.1550 Grand Junction, CO 81506. Comments may also be sent via email to commentsrocky-mountain-gmug-grande-valley@ fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 970–263– 5819. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Hawaii Rural or selfprep sites 0.2475 0.4775 0.1225 0.2250 0.4150 0.1125 All other types of sites 0.1775 0.3450 0.0900 submitted under the Forest Service’s special use regulations (36 CFR 251.54). Ute Water has proposed these expansions to meet the need for projected municipal water demand. Over the next 30 years, demand is expected to increase by about two and a half times the current amount of 14,300 acre-feet (AF). The Proposed Action is one of several actions that Ute Water has indicated it will need to meet its future demand for municipal water in its service area. Those actions include, but are not limited to, acquiring new water rights, perfecting existing water rights, and upgrading Ute’s Colorado River pumping capacity and water treatment plant. Proposed Action Under the Proposed Action, the Forest Service would authorize the use of NFS lands by Ute Water to enlarge the existing Monument No. 1 and Hunter Reservoirs by increasing the size and height of the dams and spillways, along with the activities associated with those enlargements. The reservoirs are located in Mesa County, Colorado, about 15 miles southeast of Collbran, Colorado. Hunter Reservoir is located in Section 27, T. 11 S., R. 93 W., 6th P.M. Monument No. 1 Reservoir is located in Sections 11 and 12, T. 11 S., R. 93 W., 6th P.M. Construction associated with the Proposed Action would likely begin with the roads and trails, including necessary relocations, in advance of dam construction activities. Both reservoirs hold irrigation water rights and are operated as irrigation reservoirs, meaning that the reservoirs fill each year and are typically drained in the summer after runoff has ended in order to irrigate the ranches below the forest boundary that have historically used the water. Depending on the amount of snowpack, the reservoirs fill during spring and early summer; and the water is stored in the reservoirs until later in the summer when the water is needed to irrigate the ranches or when a senior water rights holder places a call on the stream. The reservoirs are E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 8 (Wednesday, January 13, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1603-1605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00506]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Summer Food Service Program 2016 Reimbursement Rates

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to 
the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service 
Program for Children. These adjustments address changes in the Consumer 
Price Index, as required under the Richard B. Russell National School 
Lunch Act. The 2016 reimbursement rates are presented as a combined set 
of rates to highlight simplified cost accounting procedures. The 2016 
rates are also presented individually, as separate operating and 
administrative rates of reimbursement, to show the effect of the 
Consumer Price Index adjustment on each rate.

DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Hortin, Program Monitoring and 
Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and 
Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park 
Center Drive, Suite 628, Alexandria, Virginia 22302; 703-305-4375.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is 
listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.559 
and is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which 
requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. 
(See, 2 CFR part 415 and final rule-related notice published at 48 FR 
29114, June 24, 1983.)
    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
3501-3518, no new recordkeeping or reporting requirements have been 
included that are subject to approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget.

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    This notice 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. Additionally, this notice has been determined to be exempt from 
formal review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive 
Order 12866.

Definitions

    The terms used in this notice have the meaning ascribed to them 
under 7 CFR part 225 of the SFSP regulations.

Background

    This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the 
reimbursement rates for meals served in SFSP. In accordance with 
sections 12(f) and 13, 42 U.S.C. 1760(f) and 1761, of the Richard B. 
Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) and SFSP regulations under 7 
CFR part 225, the United States Department of Agriculture announces the 
adjustments in SFSP payments for meals served to participating children 
during calendar year 2016.
    The 2016 reimbursement rates are presented as a combined set of 
rates to highlight simplified cost accounting procedures. Reimbursement 
is based solely on a ``meals times rate'' calculation, without 
comparison to actual or budgeted costs.
    Sponsors receive reimbursement that is determined by the number of 
reimbursable meals served, multiplied by the combined rates for food 
service operations and administration. However, the combined rate is 
based on separate operating and administrative rates of reimbursement, 
each of which is adjusted differently for inflation.

Calculation of Rates

    The combined rates are constructed from individually authorized 
operating and administrative reimbursements. Simplified procedures 
provide flexibility, enabling sponsors to manage their reimbursements 
to pay for any allowable cost, regardless of the cost category. 
Sponsors remain responsible, however, for ensuring proper 
administration of the Program, while providing the best possible 
nutrition benefit to children.
    The operating and administrative rates are calculated separately. 
However, the calculations of adjustments for both cost categories are 
based on the same set of changes in the Food Away From Home series of 
the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, published by the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor. 
They represent a 2.7 percent increase in this series for the 12-month 
period, from November 2014 through November 2015 (from 251.987 in 
November 2014 to 258.805 in November 2015).

Table of 2016 Reimbursement Rates

    Presentation of the 2016 maximum per meal rates for meals served to 
children in SFSP combines the results from the calculations of 
operational and administrative payments, which are further explained in 
this notice. The total amount of payments to State agencies for 
disbursement to SFSP sponsors will be based upon these adjusted 
combined rates and the number of meals of each type served. These 
adjusted rates will be in effect from January 1, 2016 through December 
31, 2016.

                                                               Summer Food Service Program
                                                           2016 Reimbursement Rates (Combined)
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                                                           All states except Alaska and               Alaska                          Hawaii
                                                                      Hawaii             ---------------------------------------------------------------
  Per meal rates in whole or fractions of U.S. dollars   --------------------------------
                                                          Rural or self-     All other    Rural or self-     All other    Rural or self-     All other
                                                            prep sites    types of sites    prep sites    types of sites    prep sites    types of sites
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Breakfast...............................................          2.1325          2.0925          3.4625          3.3975          2.4950          2.4475
Lunch or Supper.........................................          3.7450          3.6850          6.0650          5.9675          4.3850          4.3150
Snack...................................................          0.8875          0.8650          1.4350          1.4025          1.0325          1.0100
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Operating Rates

    The portion of the SFSP rates for operating costs is based on 
payment amounts set in section 13(b)(1) of the NSLA, 42 U.S.C. 
1761(b)(1). They are rounded down to the nearest whole cent, as 
required by section 11(a)(3)(B)(iii) of the NSLA, 42 U.S.C. 
1759a(a)(3)(B)(iii).

                                           Summer Food Service Program
                                 Operating Component of 2016 Reimbursement Rates
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                                                                    All states
  Operating rates in U.S. dollars, rounded down to the nearest     except Alaska      Alaska          Hawaii
                           whole cent                               and Hawaii
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Breakfast.......................................................            1.94            3.15            2.27
Lunch or Supper.................................................            3.39            5.49            3.97
Snack...........................................................            0.79            1.28            0.92
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Administrative Rates

    The administrative cost component of the reimbursement is 
authorized under section 13(b)(3) of the NSLA, 42 U.S.C. 1761(b)(3). 
Rates are higher for sponsors of sites located in rural areas and for 
``self-prep'' sponsors that prepare their own meals at the SFSP site or 
at a central facility instead of purchasing them from vendors. The 
administrative portion of SFSP rates are adjusted, either up or down, 
to the nearest quarter-cent.

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                                                               Summer Food Service Program
                                                  Administrative Component of 2016 Reimbursement Rates
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                                                           All states except Alaska and               Alaska                          Hawaii
                                                                      Hawaii             ---------------------------------------------------------------
  Administrative rates in U.S. dollars, adjusted, up or  --------------------------------
            down, to the nearest quarter-cent             Rural or self-     All other    Rural or self-     All other    Rural or self-     All other
                                                            prep sites    types of sites    prep sites    types of sites    prep sites    types of sites
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Breakfast...............................................          0.1925          0.1525          0.3125          0.2475          0.2250          0.1775
Lunch or Supper.........................................          0.3550          0.2950          0.5750          0.4775          0.4150          0.3450
Snack...................................................          0.0975          0.0750          0.1550          0.1225          0.1125          0.0900
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    Authority: Sections 9, 13, and 14, Richard B. Russell National 
School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1758, 1761, and 1762a, respectively.

Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-00506 Filed 1-12-16; 8:45 am]
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