Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Generic Clearance To Conduct Formative Research, 8474-8475 [2016-03385]

Download as PDF 8474 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 33 Friday, February 19, 2016 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 Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Generic Clearance To Conduct Formative Research Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other interested parties to comment on a proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection. This information collection will conduct research in support of FNS’ goal of delivering science-based nutrition education to targeted audiences. From development through testing of materials and tools with the target audience, FNS plans to conduct data collections that involve formative research including focus groups, interviews (dyad, triad, telephone, etc.), surveys and Web-based collection tools. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 19, 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 has 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 Comments may be sent to Lynnette Thomas, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1014, 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 written comments will be open for public inspection at the Office of the Food and Nutrition Service during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday) at 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302, Room 1014. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Lynnette Thomas at 703–305–2119. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance to Conduct Formative Research for Development of Nutrition Education and Promotion Materials and Related Tools for FNS Population Groups. OMB Number: 0584–0524 Expiration Date: June 30, 2016. Type of Request: Revision of previously approved information collection. Abstract: This information collection is based on Section 19 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1787), Section 5 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1754) and Section 11(f) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2020). This request for approval of information collection is necessary to obtain input into the development of nutrition education interventions for population groups served by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (USDA–FNS). Interventions need to be designed so that they can be delivered through different types of media and in a variety of formats for diverse audiences. FNS develops a variety of resources to support nutrition education and promotion activities. These resources are designed to convey science-based, behavior-focused nutrition messages about healthy eating and physical activity to children and adults eligible PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to participate in FNS nutrition assistance programs and to motivate them to consume more healthful foods as defined by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). This includes education materials, messages, promotion tools and interventions for the diverse population served by the Federal nutrition programs including WIC, Team Nutrition, Food Distribution and other programs. Obtaining formative input and feedback is fundamental to FNS’ success in delivering science-based nutrition messages and reaching diverse segments of the population in ways that are meaningful and relevant. This includes conferring with the target audience, individuals who serve the target audience, and key stakeholders on the communication strategies and interventions that will be developed and on the delivery approaches that will be used to reach consumers. The formative research and testing activities described will help in the development of effective education and promotion tools and communication strategies. Collection of this information will increase FNS’ ability to formulate nutrition education interventions that resonate with the intended target population, in particular low-income families. Formative research methods and information collection will include focus groups, interviews (dyad, triad, telephone, etc.), surveys and Web-based data collection. The data obtained will provide input regarding the potential use of materials and products during both the developmental and testing stages. In order to determine future nutrition education needs, tools and dissemination strategies, key informant interviews will be conducted. This task involves collecting a diverse array of information from a variety of groups including: people familiar with the target audiences; individuals delivering nutrition education interventions and projects; program providers at State and local levels; program participants; and other relevant informants associated with FNS programs. Findings from all data collection will be included in summary reports submitted to USDA–FNS. The reports will describe the data collection methods, findings, conclusions, implications, and recommendations for the development and effective E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 8475 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 33 / Friday, February 19, 2016 / Notices dissemination of nutrition education materials and related tools for FNS population groups. There will be no specific quantitative analysis of data. No attempt will be made to generalize the findings to be nationally representative or statistically valid. Reporting Burden Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government; Individuals and Households; and Business or Other for Profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 102,500 respondents. Estimated number respondents Collection instruments Responses annually per respondent Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 response. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 102,500. Estimate of Time per Respondent: .468 hours. Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 48,000 hours. Total annual responses Estimated average number of hours per response Estimated total hours Reporting Burden Focus Group Screeners ....................................................... Interview Screeners/Surveys ............................................... Focus Groups ...................................................................... Intercept Interviews .............................................................. Dyad/Triad Interviews .......................................................... Telephone Interviews ........................................................... Surveys ................................................................................ Web-based Collections ........................................................ Confidentiality Agreements .................................................. 10,000 5,000 5,500 5,000 2,000 10,000 10,000 40,000 15,000 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10,000 5,000 5,500 5,000 2,000 10,000 10,000 40,000 15,000 0.17 0.17 2.00 0.50 1.00 0.25 0.50 0.50 0.17 1,666.67 833.33 11,000.00 2,500.00 2,000.00 2,500.00 5,000.00 20,000.00 2,500.00 Total Reporting Burden ................................................ 102,500 1 102,500 .468 48,000 Dated: February 8, 2016. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. 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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 33 / Friday, February 19, 2016 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Generic Clearance To Conduct Formative Research

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), 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 interested parties to 
comment on a proposed information collection. This collection is a 
revision of a currently approved collection. This information 
collection will conduct research in support of FNS' goal of delivering 
science-based nutrition education to targeted audiences. From 
development through testing of materials and tools with the target 
audience, FNS plans to conduct data collections that involve formative 
research including focus groups, interviews (dyad, triad, telephone, 
etc.), surveys and Web-based collection tools.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 19, 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 has 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 Lynnette Thomas, Food and Nutrition 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 
1014, 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 
written comments will be open for public inspection at the Office of 
the Food and Nutrition Service during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. 
to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday) at 3101 Park Center Drive, 
Alexandria, Virginia 22302, Room 1014.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All 
comments will be a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Lynnette Thomas at 703-305-2119.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Generic Clearance to Conduct Formative Research for 
Development of Nutrition Education and Promotion Materials and Related 
Tools for FNS Population Groups.
    OMB Number: 0584-0524
    Expiration Date: June 30, 2016.
    Type of Request: Revision of previously approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: This information collection is based on Section 19 of the 
Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1787), Section 5 of the Richard 
B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1754) and Section 11(f) 
of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2020). This request for 
approval of information collection is necessary to obtain input into 
the development of nutrition education interventions for population 
groups served by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition 
Service (USDA-FNS).
    Interventions need to be designed so that they can be delivered 
through different types of media and in a variety of formats for 
diverse audiences.
    FNS develops a variety of resources to support nutrition education 
and promotion activities. These resources are designed to convey 
science-based, behavior-focused nutrition messages about healthy eating 
and physical activity to children and adults eligible to participate in 
FNS nutrition assistance programs and to motivate them to consume more 
healthful foods as defined by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 
(DGA). This includes education materials, messages, promotion tools and 
interventions for the diverse population served by the Federal 
nutrition programs including WIC, Team Nutrition, Food Distribution and 
other programs.
    Obtaining formative input and feedback is fundamental to FNS' 
success in delivering science-based nutrition messages and reaching 
diverse segments of the population in ways that are meaningful and 
relevant. This includes conferring with the target audience, 
individuals who serve the target audience, and key stakeholders on the 
communication strategies and interventions that will be developed and 
on the delivery approaches that will be used to reach consumers. The 
formative research and testing activities described will help in the 
development of effective education and promotion tools and 
communication strategies. Collection of this information will increase 
FNS' ability to formulate nutrition education interventions that 
resonate with the intended target population, in particular low-income 
families.
    Formative research methods and information collection will include 
focus groups, interviews (dyad, triad, telephone, etc.), surveys and 
Web-based data collection. The data obtained will provide input 
regarding the potential use of materials and products during both the 
developmental and testing stages. In order to determine future 
nutrition education needs, tools and dissemination strategies, key 
informant interviews will be conducted. This task involves collecting a 
diverse array of information from a variety of groups including: people 
familiar with the target audiences; individuals delivering nutrition 
education interventions and projects; program providers at State and 
local levels; program participants; and other relevant informants 
associated with FNS programs.
    Findings from all data collection will be included in summary 
reports submitted to USDA-FNS. The reports will describe the data 
collection methods, findings, conclusions, implications, and 
recommendations for the development and effective

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dissemination of nutrition education materials and related tools for 
FNS population groups. There will be no specific quantitative analysis 
of data. No attempt will be made to generalize the findings to be 
nationally representative or statistically valid.

Reporting Burden

    Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government; Individuals 
and Households; and Business or Other for Profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 102,500 respondents.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 response.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 102,500.
    Estimate of Time per Respondent: .468 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 48,000 hours.

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                                                                                     Estimated
                                     Estimated       Responses     Total annual   average number     Estimated
     Collection instruments           number       annually per      responses     of hours per     total hours
                                    respondents     respondent                       response
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                                                Reporting Burden
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Focus Group Screeners...........          10,000               1          10,000            0.17        1,666.67
Interview Screeners/Surveys.....           5,000               1           5,000            0.17          833.33
Focus Groups....................           5,500               1           5,500            2.00       11,000.00
Intercept Interviews............           5,000               1           5,000            0.50        2,500.00
Dyad/Triad Interviews...........           2,000               1           2,000            1.00        2,000.00
Telephone Interviews............          10,000               1          10,000            0.25        2,500.00
Surveys.........................          10,000               1          10,000            0.50        5,000.00
Web-based Collections...........          40,000               1          40,000            0.50       20,000.00
Confidentiality Agreements......          15,000               1          15,000            0.17        2,500.00
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    Total Reporting Burden......         102,500               1         102,500            .468          48,000
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    Dated: February 8, 2016.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-03385 Filed 2-18-16; 8:45 am]
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