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Download as PDF 16127 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 58 Friday, March 25, 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 21, 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 25, 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 18:30 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Total Burden Hours: 252,432. persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 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. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 21, 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 
25, 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: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Requirement for 
National Directory of New Hires Employment Verification and Annual 
Program Activity Reporting
    OMB Control Number: 0584-NEW.
    Summary Of Collection: In an interim final rule, FNS will amend the 
SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 272 to require State agencies to access 
employment data through the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) at 
the time of certification, including recertification, to determine 
eligibility status and appropriate benefit amount for SNAP applicants. 
This requirement codifies Section 4013 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 
(Pub. L. 113-79).
    Need And Use Of The Information: National Directory of New Hires, 
State agencies are required to compare identifiable information about 
each household member against data from the NDNH at the time of 
certification and recertification. This comparison will be used to 
determine the eligibility status of the household and determine the 
correct benefit amount the household should receive.
    The data reported on the Program Activity Statement (FNS 366B) 
enables FNS to identify areas that may need improvement and to provide 
more effective technical assistance to State agencies. An increase in 
reporting frequency will allow for greater access to timely program 
data. It will help States, FNS, and other stakeholders identify trends, 
inconsistencies and inefficiencies earlier in each fiscal year. FNS 
uses the data to monitor State agency activity levels and performance 
and to target technical assistance to State agencies in need of 
performance improvements.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; 
Individual or households.
    Number of Respondents: 891,125.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 252,432.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-06821 Filed 3-24-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-30-P