Agency Information Collection Activities: State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report (FNS-834), 29249-29250 [2016-11044]

Download as PDF 29249 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 91 Wednesday, May 11, 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: State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report (FNS–834) 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 reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired for the State Agency (NSLP/ SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report (FNS–834). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 11, 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 SUMMARY: 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 will be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. Comments may also be sent to: Lynnette Thomas, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1014, Alexandria, VA 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 Lynnette Thomas at 703–305–2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report (FNS–834). Form Number: FNS–834. OMB Number: 0584–0577. Expiration Date: Not Yet Determined. Type of Request: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Abstract: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), as amended, authorizes the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Section 101(b) of the HHFKA, amended section 9(b)(4) of the NSLA (42 U.S.C. 1758(b)(4)) to define required percentage benchmarks for directly certifying children who are members of households receiving assistance under Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and further amended the NSLA to require, beginning with SY 2011–2012, that each State agency that does not meet the benchmark for a particular school year develop, submit, and implement a continuous improvement plan (CIP) to fully meet the benchmarks and to improve direct certification for the following school year. FNS must calculate the direct certification rates for States and compare them to the benchmarks to determine which States will need to submit CIPs. To calculate these direct certification rates, FNS annually collects specific direct certification data elements from SNAP State agencies and NSLP State agencies on form FNS–834, State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report. The form is available for review in the Supporting Documents of this docket. The FNS–834 will be made available in the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS) (OMB Control Number 0584– 0594, expiration date 6/30/2017). The burden for 0584–0577 will subsequently be merged into the FPRS system. Affected Public (Respondents): State Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 106. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 106. Average Hours per Response: .5. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 53. REPORTING (STATE AGENCIES) Estimated number of respondents mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Section Frequency of response Average annual responses Average burden per response Annual burden hours NSLP State agencies must annually report data to FNS for calculating direct certification rate. SNAP State agencies must annually report data to FNS for calculating direct certification rates. 7 CFR 245.13(c) ................ 54 1 54 0.5 27 7 CFR 272.8(a)(5) .............. 52 1 52 0.5 26 Total Reporting Burden ............................................. 106 1 106 0.5 53 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 29250 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Notices Dated: May 2, 2016. David Burr, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2016–11044 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Walden, Colorado. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/goto/mbr/ advisorycommittee. DATES: The meeting will be held May 27, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., Mountain Standard Time. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Parks Ranger District Office, 100 Main Street, Walden, Colorado. 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 received at the Forest Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Voos, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 307–745–2323 or via email at atvoos@ 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: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 1. To review and recommend projects authorized under title II of the Act, and 2. Update RAC members on the progress of previously approved projects. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by May 20, 2016, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Dennis Jaeger, RAC Designated Federal Officer, 2468 Jackson Street, Laramie, Wyoming 82070; by email to djaeger01@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 307–745–2467. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable accommodation. For access to the facility or proceedings, please contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Dated: May 2, 2016. Dennis Jaeger, Forest Supervisor, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland. [FR Doc. 2016–10783 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Generic Clearance for Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Collection of State Administrative Records Data U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before July 11, 2016. SUMMARY: Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to request a general clearance for acquiring State administrative records in order to improve efficiency and accuracy in our data collections, and to improve measures of the population and economy. The Census Bureau has undertaken research projects to integrate and link State administrative records with Census Bureau data from current surveys and censuses. The Census Bureau uses the State administrative records linked with other survey and census records to conduct further research and improve operations with surveys and censuses, including 2020 Census Operations. The Census Bureau benefits from these projects by improving data quality and estimates, as well as studies of program participation over time. State data providers have benefited through access to tabulated data and reports to better understand the demographic characteristics of program participants and to administer their programs. II. Method of Collection Census Bureau PO 00000 Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at jjessup@doc .gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Dr. Amy O’Hara, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 5k043, Washington, DC 20233 8400 at (301) 763–5757. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Sfmt 4703 The Census Bureau will contact the State Agencies to discuss uses of State administrative records. The State Agencies will enter data sharing agreements with the Census Bureau to provide administrative records data. The State Agency will transfer State administrative records to the Census Bureau via secure File Transfer Protocol or appropriately encrypted CD–ROM or DVD–ROM. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Form Number(s): Information will be collected in the form of a data transfer to the Census Bureau. No form will be used. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50 states and the District of Columbia. E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2016-11044]


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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. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: State Agency (NSLP/
SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report (FNS-834)

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 proposed information collection. This collection is a 
reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for 
which approval has expired for the State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct 
Certification Rate Data Element Report (FNS-834).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 11, 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 will be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. 
Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions 
for submitting comments electronically. Comments may also be sent to: 
Lynnette Thomas, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1014, Alexandria, VA 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 Lynnette 
Thomas at 703-305-2017.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: State Agency (NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data 
Element Report (FNS-834).
    Form Number: FNS-834.
    OMB Number: 0584-0577.
    Expiration Date: Not Yet Determined.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously 
approved collection for which approval has expired.
    Abstract: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), 
as amended, authorizes the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). 
Section 101(b) of the HHFKA, amended section 9(b)(4) of the NSLA (42 
U.S.C. 1758(b)(4)) to define required percentage benchmarks for 
directly certifying children who are members of households receiving 
assistance under Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and 
further amended the NSLA to require, beginning with SY 2011-2012, that 
each State agency that does not meet the benchmark for a particular 
school year develop, submit, and implement a continuous improvement 
plan (CIP) to fully meet the benchmarks and to improve direct 
certification for the following school year.
    FNS must calculate the direct certification rates for States and 
compare them to the benchmarks to determine which States will need to 
submit CIPs. To calculate these direct certification rates, FNS 
annually collects specific direct certification data elements from SNAP 
State agencies and NSLP State agencies on form FNS-834, State Agency 
(NSLP/SNAP) Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report. The form is 
available for review in the Supporting Documents of this docket.
    The FNS-834 will be made available in the Food Programs Reporting 
System (FPRS) (OMB Control Number 0584-0594, expiration date 6/30/
2017). The burden for 0584-0577 will subsequently be merged into the 
FPRS system.
    Affected Public (Respondents): State Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 106.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 106.
    Average Hours per Response: .5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 53.

                                                               Reporting (State Agencies)
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                                                                             Estimated                        Average         Average
                                                       Section               number of     Frequency of       annual        burden per     Annual burden
                                                                            respondents      response        responses       response          hours
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NSLP State agencies must annually report    7 CFR 245.13(c).............              54               1              54             0.5              27
 data to FNS for calculating direct
 certification rate.
SNAP State agencies must annually report    7 CFR 272.8(a)(5)...........              52               1              52             0.5              26
 data to FNS for calculating direct
 certification rates.
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    Total Reporting Burden................  ............................             106               1             106             0.5              53
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    Dated: May 2, 2016.
David Burr,
Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-11044 Filed 5-10-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-30-P