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Download as PDF 12065 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 45 Tuesday, March 8, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES March 2, 2016. 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 are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 April 7, 2016 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), 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 potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: WIC Participant and Program Characteristics Study. OMB Control Number: 0584–NEW. Summary of Collection: This data collection effort for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Participant and Program Characteristics Study is authorized by 7 CFR 246.25(b)(3) (2011). This legislation requires State and local agencies to provide information required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for the creation of biennial reports on WIC participant and program characteristics (PC). This information includes, at a minimum, income and nutritional risk characteristics of participants, information on breastfeeding incidence and duration, and participation in the program by category (pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children) within each priority level (as established in 7 CFR 246.7 (e)(4)) and by migrant farmworker households. The study affirms USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services’ fourth strategic goal for 2014–2018: to ensure all of America’s children have access to safe, nutritious, and balanced meals. Need and Use of the Information: The WIC PC Study will collect updated program characteristics data from each of the 90 WIC State agencies. FNS uses this data for general program monitoring as well as for managing the information needs of the program. The data is used to estimate budgets, submit civil rights reporting, identify needs for research, and review current and proposed WIC policies and procedures. FNS uses this data to produce the WIC PC reports which provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date statistics on WIC. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 90. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Biennially. Total Burden Hours: 530. Food and Nutrition Service Title: WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study–2 (ITFPS–2) Age 5 Extension. 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Need and Use of the Information: The study is needed to provide the Food and Nutrition Service with information on the factors that influence feeding practices and the nutrition and health outcomes of children in the first three years of their lives. The Age 5 Extension study will expand the data collection to their fifth year of life. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Businesses or other for-profit institutions; Not-forprofit institutions; and State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 5,869. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; semi-annually. Total Burden Hours: 11,619. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. 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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. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 2, 2016.
    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 
are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 April 7, 
2016 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), 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 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.

Food and Nutrition Service

    Title: WIC Participant and Program Characteristics Study.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-NEW.
    Summary of Collection: This data collection effort for the Special 
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 
Participant and Program Characteristics Study is authorized by 7 CFR 
246.25(b)(3) (2011). This legislation requires State and local agencies 
to provide information required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 
(USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for the creation of biennial 
reports on WIC participant and program characteristics (PC). This 
information includes, at a minimum, income and nutritional risk 
characteristics of participants, information on breastfeeding incidence 
and duration, and participation in the program by category (pregnant, 
breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children) within each 
priority level (as established in 7 CFR 246.7 (e)(4)) and by migrant 
farmworker households. The study affirms USDA's Food, Nutrition, and 
Consumer Services' fourth strategic goal for 2014-2018: to ensure all 
of America's children have access to safe, nutritious, and balanced 
meals.
    Need and Use of the Information: The WIC PC Study will collect 
updated program characteristics data from each of the 90 WIC State 
agencies. FNS uses this data for general program monitoring as well as 
for managing the information needs of the program. The data is used to 
estimate budgets, submit civil rights reporting, identify needs for 
research, and review current and proposed WIC policies and procedures. 
FNS uses this data to produce the WIC PC reports which provide the most 
comprehensive and up-to-date statistics on WIC.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 90.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Biennially.
    Total Burden Hours: 530.

Food and Nutrition Service

    Title: WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2 (ITFPS-2) 
Age 5 Extension.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0580.
    Summary of Collection: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 
(Pub. L. 111-296, Sec. 305) mandates programs under its authorization, 
including WIC, to cooperate with the United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) program research and evaluation activities. The 
USDA's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and 
Children (WIC) serves a highly-vulnerable population: low-income 
pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children through their 
fifth birthday who are at nutritional risk. The program provides 
supplemental food packages, health referrals and nutrition education 
for participants. The Age 5 Extension will follow children through the 
entire period of their WIC eligibility, and provide the data to answer 
research questions relevant to WIC program and policy as well as the 
nutrition and wellbeing of children up to their 5th birthday.
    Need and Use of the Information: The study is needed to provide the 
Food and Nutrition Service with information on the factors that 
influence feeding practices and the nutrition and health outcomes of 
children in the first three years of their lives. The Age 5 Extension 
study will expand the data collection to their fifth year of life.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Businesses 
or other for-profit institutions; Not-for-profit institutions; and 
State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 5,869.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; semi-annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 11,619.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-05065 Filed 3-7-16; 8:45 am]
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