Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 24559-24560 [2016-09746]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / Notices in response to Congressional mandate in the Agricultural Research Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105–185, Section 103d). The ARS peer-review panels are comprised of scientists who review current scientific research projects and who have expert knowledge in the fields being reviewed. Need and Use of the Information: ARS will collect the information using the following forms: ARS–199A, Ad Hoc Peer Review of ARES Research Project ARS–200PA, Confidentiality Agreement ARS–202P, Chair & Panelist Information Form ARS–203PA, Suggested Peer Reviewer Form ARS–209P, OSQR Expense Report ARS–211P, Request for Honorarium ARS–223P Panel Recommendation on ARS Research Project Plan ARS–225P, Panelist Peer Review of ARS Research Project ARS–227P, Action Class Judgement ARS–231 Reviewer Comment Form The information collected is used to manage the travel and stipend payments to panel reviewers and provide wellorganized feedback to ARS’s researchers about their projects. If information were not collected, ARS would not meet the administrative or legislative requirements of the Peer Review Process as mandated by Public Law 105–185; Section 103(d). Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 230. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Weekly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,708. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09747 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES April 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:08 Apr 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 May 26, 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), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 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. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Wooden Handicrafts from China. Omb Control Number: 0579–0357. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not known to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The regulations in ‘‘Subpart-Logs, Lumber, and Other Unmanufactured Wood Articles’’ (7 CFR 319.40–1 through 319.40–11, referred to as the regulations) govern the importation of various logs, lumber, and other unmanufactured wood products in the United States. APHIS’ regulations provide for the importation of wooden handicrafts from China under certain conditions. Trade in these handicrafts has resumed while continuing to protect PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24559 the United States against the introduction of plant pests. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the following information activities to allow for trade in Chinese wooden handicrafts while continuing to protect the United States: Merchandise tags, a fumigation certification, and an application for permit to import timber or timber products. Failure to collect this information would cause foreign countries to refuse any shipments from the United States that contained wooden handcrafts, a development that could cause a significant disruption in trade with foreign countries and result in serious economic consequences not only to U.S. exporters, but to many U.S. industries that export products to foreign countries. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 361. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 5,271. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09743 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request April 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 May 26, 2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 24560 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: 7 CFR part 245, Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools. OMB Control Number: 0584–0026. Summary of Collection: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), as amended, authorizes the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Section 9, Paragraph 9(b) of the NSLA provides that the income guidelines for determining eligibility for free school meals must be 130 percent, and reduced price school meals must be 185 percent, of the applicable family size income levels contained in the non-farm income poverty guidelines prescribed by the Office of Management and Budget, as adjusted annually. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 7 CFR part 245, Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools, sets forth policies and procedures for implementing these provisions. These federal regulations require schools operating the NSLP to determine children’s eligibility for free and reduced-price meals on the basis of each child’s household income and size, and to establish operating procedures that will prevent physical segregation, or other discrimination against, or overt identification of children unable to pay the full price for meals or milk. Section 104 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 added section 9(b)(4) to the NSLA (42 U.S.C. 1758(b)(4)) to require school food authorities to directly certify, without further application, any child who is a member of a household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information to determine eligibility of children for free and reduced price meals and for free milk and to assure that there is no physical VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:08 Apr 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 segregation of, or other discrimination against, or overt identification of children unable to pay the full price for meals or milk. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 5,409,878. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually; Other (3 per year). Total Burden Hours: 945,743. Food Nutrition Service Title: Regional Office Administered Program (ROAP) Child Nutrition Payment Center (for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs). OMB Control Number: 0584–0284. Summary of Collection: Section 5 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 [U.S.C. 1774] specifies that if the Secretary of Agriculture is administering (in whole or in part) any program authorized under this Act, the State in which the Secretary is administering the program may, upon request to the Secretary, assume administration of that program. If a State educational agency is not permitted by law to disburse the funds paid to it under this Act to any of the nonpublic schools in the State, the Secretary shall disburse the funds directly to such schools within the State for the same purposes and subject to the same conditions as are authorized or required with respect to the disbursements to public schools within the State by the State educational agency. In States where the FNS Regional Office administers the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs as a Regional Office Administered Program (ROAP), school food authorities (SFAs) or local institutions must submit the monthly claim for reimbursement data to the Regional Office for processing to receive reimbursement. Need and Use of the Information: The information is collected electronically from school food authorities that participate in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs that are administered directly by the associated USDA FNS Regional Office as a ROAP. The ROAP system is used to collect application and meal count information which is used to process claims for reimbursement. The application information is collected annually, while the meal count information is collected monthly. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 60. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Monthly. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 330. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09746 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II), and the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act) (Pub. L. 110–246). Committee information can be found at the following Web site at http:// www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/frcc/. DATES: The teleconference will be held on June 15, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference. For anyone who would like to attend the teleconference, please visit the Web site listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments placed on the Committee’s Web site listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Bedell-Loucks, Designated Federal Officer, at 202–205–1190 or via email at abloucks@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Review action items and timetable from the May meeting; and 2. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

April 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 May 26, 
2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for

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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: 7 CFR part 245, Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced 
Price Meals and Free Milk in Schools.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0026.
    Summary of Collection: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch 
Act (NSLA), as amended, authorizes the National School Lunch Program 
(NSLP). Section 9, Paragraph 9(b) of the NSLA provides that the income 
guidelines for determining eligibility for free school meals must be 
130 percent, and reduced price school meals must be 185 percent, of the 
applicable family size income levels contained in the non-farm income 
poverty guidelines prescribed by the Office of Management and Budget, 
as adjusted annually. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 7 
CFR part 245, Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals 
and Free Milk in Schools, sets forth policies and procedures for 
implementing these provisions. These federal regulations require 
schools operating the NSLP to determine children's eligibility for free 
and reduced-price meals on the basis of each child's household income 
and size, and to establish operating procedures that will prevent 
physical segregation, or other discrimination against, or overt 
identification of children unable to pay the full price for meals or 
milk. Section 104 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 
2004 added section 9(b)(4) to the NSLA (42 U.S.C. 1758(b)(4)) to 
require school food authorities to directly certify, without further 
application, any child who is a member of a household receiving 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
    Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information to 
determine eligibility of children for free and reduced price meals and 
for free milk and to assure that there is no physical segregation of, 
or other discrimination against, or overt identification of children 
unable to pay the full price for meals or milk.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; State, 
Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 5,409,878.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually; Other 
(3 per year).
    Total Burden Hours: 945,743.

Food Nutrition Service

    Title: Regional Office Administered Program (ROAP) Child Nutrition 
Payment Center (for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and 
Special Milk Programs).
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0284.
    Summary of Collection: Section 5 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 
[U.S.C. 1774] specifies that if the Secretary of Agriculture is 
administering (in whole or in part) any program authorized under this 
Act, the State in which the Secretary is administering the program may, 
upon request to the Secretary, assume administration of that program. 
If a State educational agency is not permitted by law to disburse the 
funds paid to it under this Act to any of the nonpublic schools in the 
State, the Secretary shall disburse the funds directly to such schools 
within the State for the same purposes and subject to the same 
conditions as are authorized or required with respect to the 
disbursements to public schools within the State by the State 
educational agency. In States where the FNS Regional Office administers 
the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs 
as a Regional Office Administered Program (ROAP), school food 
authorities (SFAs) or local institutions must submit the monthly claim 
for reimbursement data to the Regional Office for processing to receive 
reimbursement.
    Need and Use of the Information: The information is collected 
electronically from school food authorities that participate in the 
National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs that 
are administered directly by the associated USDA FNS Regional Office as 
a ROAP. The ROAP system is used to collect application and meal count 
information which is used to process claims for reimbursement. The 
application information is collected annually, while the meal count 
information is collected monthly.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 60.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually; Monthly.
    Total Burden Hours: 330.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-09746 Filed 4-25-16; 8:45 am]
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