Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Information Collection for the National School Lunch Program, 12683-12684 [2016-05312]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2016 / Notices Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,219 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 4th day of March 2016. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05464 Filed 3–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Information Collection for the National School Lunch Program 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 public agencies to comment on this information collection. This is a revision of the FNS–640 Administrative Review Data Report associated with the currently approved information collection for the National School Lunch Program. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before May 9, 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 shall 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 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: Sarah Smith-Holmes, Division Director, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Mar 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 Program Monitoring and Operational Support, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302–1594. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Sarah Smith-Holmes at 703– 305–2879 or via email to Sarah.SmithHolmes@fns.usda.gov. 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. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Sarah SmithHolmes at the address indicated above or by phone at 703–605–3223. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 7 CFR Part 210, National School Lunch Program. Form: FNS–640. OMB Control Number: 0584–0006. Expiration Date: March 31, 2016. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), as amended, authorizes the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to safeguard the health and well-being of the nation’s children and provide free or reduced price school lunches to qualified students through subsidies to schools. Section 10 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1779) requires the Secretary of Agriculture to prescribe such regulations as deemed necessary to carry out this Act and the NSLA (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.). Pursuant to that provision, the Secretary has issued 7 CFR part 210, which sets forth policies and procedures for the administration and operation of the NSLP. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides States with general and special cash assistance and donations of foods to assist schools in serving nutritious lunches to children each school day. Participating State agencies must conduct administrative reviews to monitor compliance with Program requirements. FNS collects PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12683 Program data from State agencies on FNS forms that have been approved by OMB. The FNS–640 form collects information from these administrative reviews conducted by the State agency. The FNS–640 Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) Data Report is currently approved as part of this information collection. The title of the FNS–640 form is being changed to ‘‘Administrative Review Data Report’’ and FNS is proposing revisions to reflect changes to the administrative review process and revisions to incorporate the form into an electronic report for the Food Program Reporting System (FPRS). Upon approval of the proposed revisions by OMB, the reporting burden for this form will be merged into the FPRS information collection, OMB control # 0584–0594, expiration date 06/30/2017. The reporting and recordkeeping burden hours associated with this revision are not changing. This information collection is required to administer and operate this program in accordance with the NSLA. All of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements associated with the NSLP 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: (1) State agencies; (2) School Food Authorities; and (3) schools. Number of Respondents: 121,210 (56 State agencies (SAs), 19,822 school food authorities (SFAs), and 101,332 schools. Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.14573. Total Annual Responses: 502,504. Reporting Time per Response: 0.7038758. Estimated Annual Reporting Burden: 353,700. Number of Recordkeepers: 121,210 (56 SAs, 19,822 SFAs, 101,332 schools). Number of Records per Record Keeper: 406.294827. Estimated Total Number of Records: 49,246,996. Recordkeeping Time per Response: 0.19326446. Total Estimated Recordkeeping Burden: 9,517,694. Annual Recordkeeping and Reporting Burden: 9,871,395. Current OMB Inventory for Part 210: 9,871,395. Difference (change in burden with this renewal): 0. Refer to the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 12684 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2016 / Notices Estimated number of respondents Affected public Number of responses per respondent Total annual responses Estimated average hours per response Estimated total burden (hours) Reporting State Agencies ..................................................................... School Food Authorities ....................................................... Schools ................................................................................ 56 19,822 101,332 122 15 2 6,832 293,008 202,664 7.7762 0.956653 0.1 53,127 280,307 20,266 Total Estimated Reporting Burden ............................... 121,210 ........................ 502,504 ........................ 353,700 Recordkeeping State Agencies ..................................................................... School Food Authorities ....................................................... Schools ................................................................................ 56 19,822 101,332 1419 20 481 79,464 396,440 48,771,092 1.5913 4.5380 0.15567 126,451 1,799,045 7,592,199 Total Estimated Recordkeeping Burden ....................... 121,210 ........................ 49,246,996 ........................ 9,517,695 Total of Reporting and Recordkeeping Reporting .............................................................................. Recordkeeping ..................................................................... 121,210 121,210 4.14573 510.264 502,504 49,246,996 0.703875 0.184631055 353,700 9,517,695 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ 49,749,500 ........................ 9,871,395 Dated: February 29, 2016. Telora T. Dean, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2016–05312 Filed 3–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Study of WIC Food Package Costs and Cost Containment 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 public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a new Information Collection for The Study of WIC Food Package Costs and Cost Containment. DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received on or before May 9, 2016. 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 shall 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Mar 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: Anna Potter, Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1004, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Anna Potter at 703–305–2576 or via email to anna.potter@fns.usda.gov. 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 be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Anna Potter at 703–305–2719. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Study of WIC Food Package Costs and Cost Containment. Form Number: N/A. OMB Number: Not Yet Assigned. Expiration Date: Not Yet Determined. Type of Request: New collection. Abstract: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods to safeguard the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 health of low-income pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age who are at nutritional risk. In an effort to ensure the best use of available funds and to provide for participation by eligible individuals, WIC State agencies (SAs) are responsible for implementing food package and other cost containment measures. FNS has funded this study to gather information on the types of costcontainment practices used by the 90 WIC SAs, assess the effectiveness of various practices, and identify those practices that constrain the cost of WIC foods with minimal increases to administrative costs and no adverse effects on WIC program outcomes such as participant satisfaction, retention, and consumption of WIC foods. The findings will be used by FNS to share with WIC SAs food item cost containment practices that are effective at reducing WIC food costs. The information collection subject to this notice includes the following: 1. Telephone interviews with WIC directors in all 90 WIC SAs: Needed to obtain information on cost containment measures, reasons for implementing certain cost containment strategies and not others, opinions on effects on program outcomes, and challenges of implementing and maintaining measures. 2. Collection of administrative costs of practices, administrative WIC data, and electronic benefit transfer (EBT) data in 12 WIC SAs: Administrative data are needed to assess administrative costs and examine participant characteristics, food package prescriptions, indicators of health, and income; EBT data are E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 47 (Thursday, March 10, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12683-12684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05312]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Information Collection for the National School Lunch 
Program

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 public agencies to comment 
on this information collection. This is a revision of the FNS-640 
Administrative Review Data Report associated with the currently 
approved information collection for the National School Lunch Program.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before May 9, 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 shall 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 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: Sarah Smith-Holmes, Division Director, 
Program Monitoring and Operational Support, Child Nutrition Division, 
Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park 
Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302-1594. Comments may also be submitted 
via fax to the attention of Sarah Smith-Holmes at 703-305-2879 or via 
email to Sarah.Smith-Holmes@fns.usda.gov. 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.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will 
be a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of this information collection should be directed to Sarah 
Smith-Holmes at the address indicated above or by phone at 703-605-
3223.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: 7 CFR Part 210, National School Lunch Program.
    Form: FNS-640.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0006.
    Expiration Date: March 31, 2016.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), 
as amended, authorizes the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to 
safeguard the health and well-being of the nation's children and 
provide free or reduced price school lunches to qualified students 
through subsidies to schools. Section 10 of the Child Nutrition Act of 
1966 (42 U.S.C. 1779) requires the Secretary of Agriculture to 
prescribe such regulations as deemed necessary to carry out this Act 
and the NSLA (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.). Pursuant to that provision, the 
Secretary has issued 7 CFR part 210, which sets forth policies and 
procedures for the administration and operation of the NSLP. The United 
States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides States with general 
and special cash assistance and donations of foods to assist schools in 
serving nutritious lunches to children each school day. Participating 
State agencies must conduct administrative reviews to monitor 
compliance with Program requirements. FNS collects Program data from 
State agencies on FNS forms that have been approved by OMB. The FNS-640 
form collects information from these administrative reviews conducted 
by the State agency. The FNS-640 Coordinated Review Effort (CRE) Data 
Report is currently approved as part of this information collection. 
The title of the FNS-640 form is being changed to ``Administrative 
Review Data Report'' and FNS is proposing revisions to reflect changes 
to the administrative review process and revisions to incorporate the 
form into an electronic report for the Food Program Reporting System 
(FPRS). Upon approval of the proposed revisions by OMB, the reporting 
burden for this form will be merged into the FPRS information 
collection, OMB control # 0584-0594, expiration date 06/30/2017. The 
reporting and recordkeeping burden hours associated with this revision 
are not changing.
    This information collection is required to administer and operate 
this program in accordance with the NSLA. All of the reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements associated with the NSLP 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: (1) State agencies; (2) School Food Authorities; 
and (3) schools.
    Number of Respondents: 121,210 (56 State agencies (SAs), 19,822 
school food authorities (SFAs), and 101,332 schools.
    Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.14573.
    Total Annual Responses: 502,504.
    Reporting Time per Response: 0.7038758.
    Estimated Annual Reporting Burden: 353,700.
    Number of Recordkeepers: 121,210 (56 SAs, 19,822 SFAs, 101,332 
schools).
    Number of Records per Record Keeper: 406.294827.
    Estimated Total Number of Records: 49,246,996.
    Recordkeeping Time per Response: 0.19326446.
    Total Estimated Recordkeeping Burden: 9,517,694.
    Annual Recordkeeping and Reporting Burden: 9,871,395.
    Current OMB Inventory for Part 210: 9,871,395.
    Difference (change in burden with this renewal): 0.
    Refer to the table below for estimated total annual burden for each 
type of respondent.

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                                     Estimated       Number of                       Estimated       Estimated
         Affected public             number of     responses per   Total annual    average hours   total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses     per response       (hours)
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                                                    Reporting
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State Agencies..................              56             122           6,832          7.7762          53,127
School Food Authorities.........          19,822              15         293,008        0.956653         280,307
Schools.........................         101,332               2         202,664             0.1          20,266
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    Total Estimated Reporting            121,210  ..............         502,504  ..............         353,700
     Burden.....................
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                                                  Recordkeeping
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State Agencies..................              56            1419          79,464          1.5913         126,451
School Food Authorities.........          19,822              20         396,440          4.5380       1,799,045
Schools.........................         101,332             481      48,771,092         0.15567       7,592,199
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    Total Estimated                      121,210  ..............      49,246,996  ..............       9,517,695
     Recordkeeping Burden.......
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                                      Total of Reporting and Recordkeeping
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Reporting.......................         121,210         4.14573         502,504        0.703875         353,700
Recordkeeping...................         121,210         510.264      49,246,996     0.184631055       9,517,695
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    Total.......................  ..............  ..............      49,749,500  ..............       9,871,395
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    Dated: February 29, 2016.
Telora T. Dean,
Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-05312 Filed 3-9-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-30-P