Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2016 Through June 30, 2017, 52611-52612 [2016-18833]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / Notices and ballots used in referenda to amend or continue marketing orders. Under Federal marketing orders, producers and handlers are nominated by their peers to serve as representatives on a committee or board which administers each program. Nominees must provide information on their qualifications to serve on the committee or board. Qualified nominees are then appointed by the Secretary. Formal rulemaking amendments must be approved in referenda conducted by USDA and the Secretary. For the purposes of this action, ballots are considered information collections and are subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. If a marketing order is amended, handlers are asked to sign an agreement indicating their willingness to abide by the provisions of the amended marketing order. Some forms are required to be filed with the committee or board. The marketing orders and their rules and regulations authorize the respective commodities’ committees and boards, the agencies responsible for local administration of the marketing orders, to require handlers and producers to submit certain information. Much of the information is compiled in aggregate and provided to the respective industries to assist in marketing decisions. The committees and boards have developed forms as a means for persons to file required information relating to supplies, shipments, and dispositions of their respective commodities, and other information needed to effectively carry out the purpose of the Act and their respective orders, and these forms are utilized accordingly. The forms covered under this information collection require respondents to provide the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the marketing orders, and use of these forms is necessary to fulfill the intent of the Act as expressed in the marketing orders’ rules and regulations. The information collected is used only by authorized employees of the committees and authorized representatives of the USDA, including AMS, Specialty Crops Program’s regional and headquarters’ staff. Authorized committee or board employees are the primary users of the information and AMS is the secondary user. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.26 hours per response. Respondents: Producers, handlers, processors, dehydrators, cooperatives, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Aug 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 manufacturers, importers, and public members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,750. Estimated Number of Responses: 97,129.29. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 5.47. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 25,219.72 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed 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 the burden of the proposed collection of information 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 should reference OMB No. 0581–0178 OMB Vegetable and Specialty Crop Marketing Orders, and be sent to the USDA in care of the Docket Clerk at the address above. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. 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. AMS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies, to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. A 60-day comment period is provided to allow interested persons to respond to the notice. Dated: August 4, 2016. Elanor Starmer, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2016–18848 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52611 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2016 Through June 30, 2017 Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). DATES: Effective date: July 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Polly Fairfield, Program Analyst, Policy Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302–1594, or telephone (703) 305– 2680. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These programs are listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under Nos. 10.555 and 10.558 and are subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 2 CFR 415.9) This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. This notice was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. SUMMARY: National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1, 2016 Through June 30, 2017 This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and 17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Section 6(c)(1)(A) of the Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance to be given to States for each lunch served in the NSLP at 11.00 cents per meal. Pursuant to section 6(c)(1)(B), this amount is subject to annual adjustments on July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a three-month E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 52612 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / Notices average value of the Producer Price Index for Foods Used in Schools and Institutions for March, April, and May each year (Price Index). Section 17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of donated foods (or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches shall also be established for lunches and suppers served in the CACFP. Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 23.00 cents for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The Price Index is computed using five major food components in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (cereal and bakery products; meats, poultry and fish; dairy; processed fruits and vegetables; and fats and oils). Each component is weighted using the relative weight as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The value of food assistance is adjusted each July 1 by the annual percentage change in a three-month average value of the Price Index for March, April, and May each year. The three-month average of the Price Index decreased by 3.55 percent from 209.20 for March, April, and May of 2015, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 201.77 for the same three months in 2016. When computed on the basis of unrounded data and rounded to the nearest one-quarter cent, the resulting national average for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 will be 23.00 cents per meal. This is a decrease of three quarters of a cent from the school year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016) rate. Authority: Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1755(c)(1)(A) and (B) and (e)(1), and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Dated: August 3, 2016. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. White Mountain Pass, which covers 27 day use sites on the Forest, will also cover Zealand Picnic Area in the pass. Fees are determined based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operation, maintenance, and market assessment. Funds from fees will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of the sites. National recreation passes such as the Interagency Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass, or White Mountain National Forest Annual Pass would be valid for day use fees at these sites. DATES: Comments on the proposal will be accepted through October 11, 2016. Fees for Zealand Picnic Area will go into effect spring of 2017 pending a recommendation from the Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC). ADDRESSES: Forest Supervisor, White Mountain National Forest, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH 03223. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marianne Leberman, Recreation & Wilderness Program Leader (603) 536– 6236. Information about the proposed fee changes can also be found on the White Mountain National Forest Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/ whitemountain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established. Prior to these fees going into effect, the White Mountain National Forest will present this proposal to the Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC). The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act requires a recommendation from the Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC) prior to a decision and implementation. [FR Doc. 2016–18833 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] Dated: August 1, 2016. Thomas G. Wagner, White Mountain National Forest Supervisor. BILLING CODE 3410–30–P [FR Doc. 2016–18832 Filed 8–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Forest Service Forest Service Notice of New Fee Sites Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (LTFAC) White Mountain National Forest, USDA Forest Service. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The White Mountain National Forest proposes to add Zealand Picnic Area to the Recreation Fee Program. The SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Aug 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) will SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meet in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. Additional information concerning the Committee, including meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Committee’s Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ ltbmu/LTFAC. The summary/minutes of the meetings will be posted within 21 days of the meetings. DATES: The meeting will be held on August 26, 2016, from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. All meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Emerald Bay Conference Room, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California. 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 Service, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California. Please call ahead at 530–543–2774 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Kuentz, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Forest Service, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150, by phone at 530–543– 2774, or by email at kkuentz@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 this meeting is to provide: 1. Presentation on past LTFAC SNPLMA project approval 2. Presentation on SNPLMA secondary projects on current list 3. Agreement process for LTFAC 4. LTFAC prep for Lake Tahoe Summit The meeting is open to the public. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before the meeting. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should submit a request in writing by June 2, 2016. Written comments and time requests for oral comments must be E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 153 (Tuesday, August 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52611-52612]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18833]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 
2016 Through June 30, 2017

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the national average value of donated 
foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be 
provided in school year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) for 
each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch 
Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions 
participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

DATES: Effective date: July 1, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Polly Fairfield, Program Analyst, 
Policy Branch, Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, 
Virginia 22302-1594, or telephone (703) 305-2680.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These programs are listed in the Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance under Nos. 10.555 and 10.558 and are 
subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires 
intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 2 
CFR 415.9)
    This notice imposes no new reporting or recordkeeping provisions 
that are subject to Office of Management and Budget review in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). 
This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
(5 U.S.C. 601-612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act. 
This notice was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under 
Executive Order 12866.

National Average Minimum Value of Donated Foods for the Period July 1, 
2016 Through June 30, 2017

    This notice implements mandatory provisions of sections 6(c) and 
17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (the 
Act) (42 U.S.C. 1755(c) and 1766(h)(1)(B)). Section 6(c)(1)(A) of the 
Act establishes the national average value of donated food assistance 
to be given to States for each lunch served in the NSLP at 11.00 cents 
per meal. Pursuant to section 6(c)(1)(B), this amount is subject to 
annual adjustments on July 1 of each year to reflect changes in a 
three-month

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average value of the Producer Price Index for Foods Used in Schools and 
Institutions for March, April, and May each year (Price Index). Section 
17(h)(1)(B) of the Act provides that the same value of donated foods 
(or cash in lieu of donated foods) for school lunches shall also be 
established for lunches and suppers served in the CACFP. Notice is 
hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, 
or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR part 210) and 
per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR part 226) shall be 23.00 
cents for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
    The Price Index is computed using five major food components in the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index (cereal and bakery 
products; meats, poultry and fish; dairy; processed fruits and 
vegetables; and fats and oils). Each component is weighted using the 
relative weight as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 
value of food assistance is adjusted each July 1 by the annual 
percentage change in a three-month average value of the Price Index for 
March, April, and May each year. The three-month average of the Price 
Index decreased by 3.55 percent from 209.20 for March, April, and May 
of 2015, as previously published in the Federal Register, to 201.77 for 
the same three months in 2016. When computed on the basis of unrounded 
data and rounded to the nearest one-quarter cent, the resulting 
national average for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 will 
be 23.00 cents per meal. This is a decrease of three quarters of a cent 
from the school year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016) rate.

    Authority:  Sections 6(c)(1)(A) and (B), 6(e)(1), and 
17(h)(1)(B) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 
U.S.C. 1755(c)(1)(A) and (B) and (e)(1), and 1766(h)(1)(B)).

     Dated: August 3, 2016.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
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