Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk, 1602-1603 [2016-00514]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1602 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 13, 2016 / Notices The Agency will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collections are voluntary; • The collections are low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and are low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • Any collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of the agency; • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data usage require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, information collections will not result in any new VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jan 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. Below we provide projected average estimates for the next 3-years: Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Annual responses: 30,000. Estimated time per response: 60 minutes. Burden hours: 30,000. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2016–00505 Filed 1–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk 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 this information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection for determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk as stated in 7 CFR part 245. These federal requirements affect eligibility under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program and are also applicable to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program when individual eligibility must be established. The current approval for the information collection burden associated with 7 CFR part 245 expires on April 30, 2016. The revisions being requested are primarily adjustments due to updating the number of respondents. DATES: Written comments must be submitted by March 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 that were used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of 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: Sarah Smith-Holmes, Director of Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302–1594. 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 (OMB) approval, and will become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Smith-Holmes, Director of Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division; Sarah.SmithHolmes@fns.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR part 245—Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools. OMB Number: 0584–0026. Expiration Date: April 30, 2016. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Food and Nutrition Service administers the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program as mandated by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 1751, et seq.), and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1771, et seq.). Per 7 CFR part 245, schools participating in these meal and milk programs must make free and reduced price meals and free milk available to eligible children. This information collection obtains eligibility information for free and reduced price meals and free milk and also incorporates verification procedures as required to confirm eligibility. The Programs are administered at the State and local educational agency levels and E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 8 (Wednesday, January 13, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1602-1603]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00514]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price 
Meals and Free Milk

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 this information collection. This is a revision of a currently 
approved collection for determining eligibility for free and reduced 
price meals and free milk as stated in 7 CFR part 245. These federal 
requirements affect eligibility under the National School Lunch 
Program, School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program and are 
also applicable to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer 
Food Service Program when individual eligibility must be established. 
The current approval for the information collection burden associated 
with 7 CFR part 245 expires on April 30, 2016. The revisions being 
requested are primarily adjustments due to updating the number of 
respondents.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted by March 14, 2016.

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 that were used; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(d) ways to minimize the burden of 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: Sarah Smith-Holmes, Director of Program 
Monitoring and Operational Support Division, Child Nutrition Programs, 
Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park 
Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302-1594. 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 (OMB) approval, and will become a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Smith-Holmes, Director of 
Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division; Sarah.Smith-Holmes@fns.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: 7 CFR part 245--Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced 
Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools.
    OMB Number: 0584-0026.
    Expiration Date: April 30, 2016.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The Food and Nutrition Service administers the National 
School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special 
Milk Program as mandated by the Richard B. Russell National School 
Lunch Act (NSLA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 1751, et seq.), and the Child 
Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1771, et seq.). Per 7 CFR 
part 245, schools participating in these meal and milk programs must 
make free and reduced price meals and free milk available to eligible 
children. This information collection obtains eligibility information 
for free and reduced price meals and free milk and also incorporates 
verification procedures as required to confirm eligibility. The 
Programs are administered at the State and local educational agency 
levels and

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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.
    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:

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                                                   (c) Estimated   (d) Estimated                   (f) Estimated
                                   (b) Estimated      number       total annual    (e) Estimated   total annual
       (a) Affected public            number       responses per  responses (b x     hours per     burden hours
                                    respondents     respondent          c)           response         (d x e)
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                                                    Reporting
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State Agencies..................              56           5.018             281           0.637             179
School Food Authorities.........          19,600         557.247      10,922,050           0.025         274,741
Individuals/Households..........       5,390,000            1.03       5,551,000           0.121         673,000
    Total Reporting Burden......       5,409,656           3.045      16,473,331           0.058         947,920
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                                                  Recordkeeping
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State Agencies..................              54         125.772           6,792           0.249           1,691
School Food Authorities.........          19,600           1.056          20,692           0.206           4,267
    Total Recordkeeping Burden..          19,654           1.398          27,484           0.217           5,958
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                                               Public Notification
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State Agencies..................              54               1              54           0.100               5
School Food Authorities.........          19,822               2          39,644           0.175           6,938
    Total Recordkeeping Burden..          19,876               2          39,698            0.17           6,943
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                              Total Reporting, Recordkeeping and Public Disclosure
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Reporting.......................       5,409,656           3.045      16,473,331           0.058         947,920
Recordkeeping...................          19,654           1.398          27,484           0.217           5,958
Public Disclosure...............          19,876               2          39,698            0.17           6,943
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    Total Reporting,                   5,449,186  ..............      16,540,513  ..............         960,821
     Recordkeeping, and Public
     Disclosure Burden..........
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    Dated: December 29, 2015.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
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