Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 33460-33461 [2016-12381]

Download as PDF 33460 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2016 / Notices requirements of 35 U.S.C. 209 and 37 CFR 404.7. Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–12492 Filed 5–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES May 20, 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 June 27, 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: 7 CFR part 235—State Administrative Expense Funds. OMB Control Number: 0584–0067. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 Summary of Collection: The authority for this collection is provided for in Sections 7 and 10 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 80 Stat. 888, 889, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1776, 1779). As required, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued regulations in 7 CFR part 235, which prescribes the methods for making payments of funds to State agencies to use for administrative expenses incurred in supervising and giving technical assistance in connection with activities undertaken by them under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) (7 CFR part 210), the Special Milk Program (SMP) (7 CFR part 215), the School Breakfast Program (SBP) (7 CFR part 220), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) (7 CFR part 226), and the Food Distribution Program (FDP) (7 CFR part 250). Need and Use of the Information: Under this information collection, FNS collects the information necessary for making payments for funds to State agencies to use for the administrative expenses incurred in supervising and giving technical assistance in connection with the activities undertaken by the State agency under NSLP, SMP, SBP, CACFP, and the FDP. The Federal regulations in 7 CFR part 235 SAE Funds require the collection of information associated with this collection. This information is collected through written agreements that cover the operation of the Program during a specified period; State Administrative Expense plans that outline funding and activities; State Administrative Expense Funds Reallocation Reports that describe the use of SAE funds; and annual reports containing information on School Food Authorities (SFAs) under agreement with the State agency to participate in the National School Lunch or Commodity School Programs. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 84. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Quarterly and Annually. Total Burden Hours: 6,631. Title: Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). OMB Control Number: 0584–0541. Summary of Collection: Section 4203 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–79) reauthorized the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) through fiscal year 2018; a prior law (the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107– 171)) gave the Department of Agriculture the authority to promulgate regulations for the operation and PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 administration of the SFMNP. These regulations are published at 7 CFR part 249. The purposes of the SFMNP are to provide resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs from farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs to low income seniors; to increase the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding or aiding in the expansion of domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs; and to develop or aid in the development of new and additional farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs. Need and Use of the Information: The SFMNP financial and program information is collected on FNS Form FNS–683a, ‘‘Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Annual Financial and Program Data Report’’ and is submitted annually to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) by participating SFMNP State agencies. This information is used to reconcile and close out grants in accordance with the requirements of 7 CFR 3016.23(b) and 7 CFR 3016.41(a)(1). FNS collects information to assess how each State agency operates and to ensure the accountability of State agencies, local agencies, and authorized farmers/ farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs in administering the SFMNP. Program information is also used by FNS for program planning purposes, and for reporting to Congress as needed. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Individuals/households; Farms, Business or other for-profit; and Not-forprofit institutions. Number of Respondents: 804,714. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 421,920. Title: Follow Up to An Assessment of the Roles and Effectiveness of Community-based Organizations in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). OMB Control Number: 0584–0578. Summary of Collection: State and local SNAP offices are partnering with Community Based-Organizations (CBOs) that have the capacity to provide application assistance and conduct applicant interviews for SNAP participants across five States. FNS has approved these partnerships as part of a demonstration of ‘‘Community Partner Interviewer Projects.’’ In 2015, FNS released a report that assessed whether the use of CBOs to conduct SNAP applicant interviews had an impact on E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2016 / Notices SNAP program performance. Specific program outcomes included efficiency, payment accuracy and client satisfaction. FNS has extended the demonstration projects, and to further assess the impact of these SNAP–CBO partnerships on SNAP program outcomes, FNS is seeking to collect additional data from the five States and those respondents that are participating in the demonstration. Need and Use of the Information: This revised collection supports the extension of the demonstration projects, to further assess the impact of these SNAP–CBO partnerships on SNAP program outcomes such as efficiency, payment accuracy and client satisfaction surveys. FNS is seeking to collect additional data from the five States, SNAP participants and CBOs that are participating in the demonstration. The purpose of this information collection is to support research that assesses the roles and effectiveness of approximately 10 CBOs that are serving as representatives of the 5 SNAP State agencies with FNS-approval to implement a Community Partner Interview demonstration. Description of Respondents: 5 State, Local, or Tribal Government; 3,452 Individuals/Households and 10 Business-not-for-profit. Number of Respondents: 3,467. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 558. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–12381 Filed 5–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES May 20, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 June 27, 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: Performance Reporting System, Management Evaluation. OMB Control Number: 0584–0010. Summary of Collection: The purpose of the Performance Reporting System is to ensure that each State agency and project area is operating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in accordance with the Act, regulations, and the State agency’s Plan of Operation. Section 11 of the Food and Nutrition Act (the Act) of 2008 requires that State agencies maintain necessary records to ascertain that SNAP is operating in compliance with the Act and regulations and must make these records available to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for inspection. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will use the information to evaluate state agency operations and to collect information that is necessary to develop solutions to improve the State’s administration of SNAP policy and procedures. Each State agency is required to submit one review schedule every one, two, or three years, depending on the project areas make-up of the state. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33461 Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 491,172. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Quality Control Review Schedule. OMB Control Number: 0584–0074. Summary of Collection: State agencies are required to perform Quality Control (QC) reviews for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In order to determine the accuracy of SNAP benefits authorized by State agencies, a statistical sample of SNAP cases is selected for review from each State agency. Relevant information from the case record, investigative work and documentation about individual cases is recorded on the form FNS–380, Worksheet for SNAP Quality Control Reviews. The purpose is for State agencies to analyze each household case record including planning and carrying out the field investigation; gathering, comparing, analyzing and evaluating the review of data and forwarding selected cases to the Food and Nutrition Service for Federal validation, for the entire caseload. Need and Use of the Information: Form FNS–380, is a SNAP worksheet used to determine eligibility and benefits for households selected for review in the quality control sample of active cases. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Individuals/Households. Number of Respondents: 55,120. Frequency of Responses: Reporting; Recordkeeping: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 518,938.81. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–12478 Filed 5–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

May 20, 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 June 27, 
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: 7 CFR part 235--State Administrative Expense Funds.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0067.
    Summary of Collection: The authority for this collection is 
provided for in Sections 7 and 10 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 
80 Stat. 888, 889, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1776, 1779). As required, Food 
and Nutrition Service (FNS) issued regulations in 7 CFR part 235, which 
prescribes the methods for making payments of funds to State agencies 
to use for administrative expenses incurred in supervising and giving 
technical assistance in connection with activities undertaken by them 
under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) (7 CFR part 210), the 
Special Milk Program (SMP) (7 CFR part 215), the School Breakfast 
Program (SBP) (7 CFR part 220), the Child and Adult Care Food Program 
(CACFP) (7 CFR part 226), and the Food Distribution Program (FDP) (7 
CFR part 250).
    Need and Use of the Information: Under this information collection, 
FNS collects the information necessary for making payments for funds to 
State agencies to use for the administrative expenses incurred in 
supervising and giving technical assistance in connection with the 
activities undertaken by the State agency under NSLP, SMP, SBP, CACFP, 
and the FDP. The Federal regulations in 7 CFR part 235 SAE Funds 
require the collection of information associated with this collection. 
This information is collected through written agreements that cover the 
operation of the Program during a specified period; State 
Administrative Expense plans that outline funding and activities; State 
Administrative Expense Funds Reallocation Reports that describe the use 
of SAE funds; and annual reports containing information on School Food 
Authorities (SFAs) under agreement with the State agency to participate 
in the National School Lunch or Commodity School Programs.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 84.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Quarterly and 
Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,631.

    Title: Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0541.
    Summary of Collection: Section 4203 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 
(Pub. L. 113-79) reauthorized the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition 
Program (SFMNP) through fiscal year 2018; a prior law (the Farm 
Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-171)) gave the 
Department of Agriculture the authority to promulgate regulations for 
the operation and administration of the SFMNP. These regulations are 
published at 7 CFR part 249. The purposes of the SFMNP are to provide 
resources in the form of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown 
fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs from farmers' markets, roadside 
stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs to low 
income seniors; to increase the domestic consumption of agricultural 
commodities by expanding or aiding in the expansion of domestic 
farmers' markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs; and to develop or 
aid in the development of new and additional farmers' markets, roadside 
stands, and CSA programs.
    Need and Use of the Information: The SFMNP financial and program 
information is collected on FNS Form FNS-683a, ``Senior Farmers' Market 
Nutrition Program (SFMNP) Annual Financial and Program Data Report'' 
and is submitted annually to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) by 
participating SFMNP State agencies. This information is used to 
reconcile and close out grants in accordance with the requirements of 7 
CFR 3016.23(b) and 7 CFR 3016.41(a)(1). FNS collects information to 
assess how each State agency operates and to ensure the accountability 
of State agencies, local agencies, and authorized farmers/farmers' 
markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs in administering the SFMNP. 
Program information is also used by FNS for program planning purposes, 
and for reporting to Congress as needed.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; 
Individuals/households; Farms, Business or other for-profit; and Not-
for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 804,714.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 421,920.

    Title: Follow Up to An Assessment of the Roles and Effectiveness of 
Community-based Organizations in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program (SNAP).
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0578.
    Summary of Collection: State and local SNAP offices are partnering 
with Community Based-Organizations (CBOs) that have the capacity to 
provide application assistance and conduct applicant interviews for 
SNAP participants across five States. FNS has approved these 
partnerships as part of a demonstration of ``Community Partner 
Interviewer Projects.'' In 2015, FNS released a report that assessed 
whether the use of CBOs to conduct SNAP applicant interviews had an 
impact on

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SNAP program performance. Specific program outcomes included 
efficiency, payment accuracy and client satisfaction. FNS has extended 
the demonstration projects, and to further assess the impact of these 
SNAP-CBO partnerships on SNAP program outcomes, FNS is seeking to 
collect additional data from the five States and those respondents that 
are participating in the demonstration.
    Need and Use of the Information: This revised collection supports 
the extension of the demonstration projects, to further assess the 
impact of these SNAP-CBO partnerships on SNAP program outcomes such as 
efficiency, payment accuracy and client satisfaction surveys. FNS is 
seeking to collect additional data from the five States, SNAP 
participants and CBOs that are participating in the demonstration.
    The purpose of this information collection is to support research 
that assesses the roles and effectiveness of approximately 10 CBOs that 
are serving as representatives of the 5 SNAP State agencies with FNS-
approval to implement a Community Partner Interview demonstration.
    Description of Respondents: 5 State, Local, or Tribal Government; 
3,452 Individuals/Households and 10 Business-not-for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 3,467.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 558.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
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