Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS-II), 68398-68400 [2016-23859]

Download as PDF 68398 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 192 Tuesday, October 4, 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 Economic Research Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES September 28, 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 November 3, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Economic Research Service Title: National Food Study Pilot. OMB Control Number: 0536–NEW. Summary of Collection: The Economic Research Service (ERS) will be conducting the National Alternative Data Collection Method (ADCM) for Collecting FoodAPS-Like Data Study (aka National Food Study Pilot). The mission of ERS is to provide timely research and analysis to public and private decision makers on topics related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America. To achieve this mission, ERS requires a variety of data that describe agricultural production, food distribution channels, availability and price of food at the point of sale, and household demand for food products. Section 17 (U.S.C. 2026) (a) (1) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 provides legislative authority for the planned data collection. . Need and Use of the Information: The main objective of the National Food Study Pilot (NSF) is to test an alternative method of collecting data on the food acquired by American households that leads to more complete and accurate information about patterns of food acquisitions. The NSF Pilot will make use of the latest computer technologies to collect data on foods acquired and to monitor data. The data collection will provide information that is critical to ERS’ plans for the next round of FoodAPS data collection. The NSF Pilot findings will be used to improve the sampling design and data collection methodology for the next FoodAPS Study. Description of Respondents: Individuals or household. Number of Respondents: 2,500. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 6,575. AGENCY: Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–23869 Filed 10–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN– OPS–II) Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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 revision of a currently approved collection for the Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN–OPS–II) (OMB Number 0584–0607, Expiration Date: 04/30/ 2019). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 5, 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 may be sent to: Devin Wallace-Williams, Ph.D., Social Science Research Analyst, Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Devin Wallace-Williams at 703–305– 2576 or via email to Devin.WallaceWilliams@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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: To request more information on the proposed project, contact Devin Wallace-Williams, Ph.D., Social Science Research Analyst, Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302; Fax: 703–305– 2576; Email: Devin.WallaceWilliams@fns.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN–OPS–II). Form Number: N/A. OMB Number: 0584–0607. Expiration Date: 04/30/2019. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The objective of the Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN–OPS–II) is to collect timely data on policies, administrative, and operational issues on the Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). The ultimate goal is to analyze these data and to provide input for new legislation on Child Nutrition Programs, as well as to provide pertinent technical assistance and training to program implementation staff. CN–OPS–II will help the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) better VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Oct 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 understand and address current policy issues related to CNP operations. The policy and operational issues include, but are not limited to, the preparation of the program budget, development and implementation of program policy and regulations, and identification of areas for technical assistance and training. Specifically, this study will help FNS obtain: • General descriptive data on the CN program characteristics to help FNS respond to questions about the nutrition programs in schools; • Data related to program administration for designing and revising program regulations, managing resources, and reporting requirements; and • Data related to program operations to help FNS develop and provide training and technical assistance for School Food Authorities (SFAs) and State Agencies responsible for administering the CN programs. The activities to be undertaken subject to this notice include: • Conducting a multi-modal (e.g. paper, web, and telephone) survey of approximately 1,750 SFA Directors in School Year (SY) 2016–17, SY 2017–18, and SY 2018–19; and • Conducting a multi-modal (e.g. paper, web, and telephone) survey of all 55 State Agency CN Directors in SY 2016–17, SY 2017–18, and SY 2018–19. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68399 Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments. Type of Respondents: SFA Directors and State CN Directors. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 2,251 annually, including 1,813 respondents and 438 nonrespondents. Frequency of Responses per Respondent: 3. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 6737 responses across the entire collection. This includes 5,423 for the respondents and 1,314 for the nonrespondents. Estimate of Time per Respondent and Annual Burden: The average time across all respondents is 42 minutes (0.70 hours). This includes 3.5 minutes (0.06 hours) for non-respondents and 51 minutes (0.85 hours) for respondents. The total annual reporting burden is estimated at 4,699 (see Exhibit 1. Estimates of Respondent Burden). The estimates presented are expected to be typical of the burden in each year of data collection. FNS will submit amended estimates if burden deviates significantly for a particular year. Dated: September 20, 2016. Telora T. Dean, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68398-68400]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS-
II)

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 revision 
of a currently approved collection for the Child Nutrition Program 
Operations Study II (CN-OPS-II) (OMB Number 0584-0607, Expiration Date: 
04/30/2019).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 5, 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 may be sent to: Devin 
Wallace-Williams, Ph.D., Social Science Research Analyst, Office of 
Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center 
Drive, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the 
attention of Devin Wallace-Williams at 703-305-2576 or via email to 
Devin.Wallace-Williams@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments electronically.

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    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: To request more information on the 
proposed project, contact Devin Wallace-Williams, Ph.D., Social Science 
Research Analyst, Office of Policy Support, Food and Nutrition Service, 
USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302; Fax: 703-305-2576; 
Email: Devin.Wallace-Williams@fns.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS-II).
    Form Number: N/A. OMB Number: 0584-0607.
    Expiration Date: 04/30/2019.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The objective of the Child Nutrition Program Operations 
Study II (CN-OPS-II) is to collect timely data on policies, 
administrative, and operational issues on the Child Nutrition Programs 
(CNP). The ultimate goal is to analyze these data and to provide input 
for new legislation on Child Nutrition Programs, as well as to provide 
pertinent technical assistance and training to program implementation 
staff.
    CN-OPS-II will help the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) better 
understand and address current policy issues related to CNP operations. 
The policy and operational issues include, but are not limited to, the 
preparation of the program budget, development and implementation of 
program policy and regulations, and identification of areas for 
technical assistance and training. Specifically, this study will help 
FNS obtain:
     General descriptive data on the CN program characteristics 
to help FNS respond to questions about the nutrition programs in 
schools;
     Data related to program administration for designing and 
revising program regulations, managing resources, and reporting 
requirements; and
     Data related to program operations to help FNS develop and 
provide training and technical assistance for School Food Authorities 
(SFAs) and State Agencies responsible for administering the CN 
programs.
    The activities to be undertaken subject to this notice include:
     Conducting a multi-modal (e.g. paper, web, and telephone) 
survey of approximately 1,750 SFA Directors in School Year (SY) 2016-
17, SY 2017-18, and SY 2018-19; and
     Conducting a multi-modal (e.g. paper, web, and telephone) 
survey of all 55 State Agency CN Directors in SY 2016-17, SY 2017-18, 
and SY 2018-19.
    Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments.
    Type of Respondents: SFA Directors and State CN Directors.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 2,251 annually, including 
1,813 respondents and 438 non-respondents.
    Frequency of Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 6737 responses across the entire 
collection. This includes 5,423 for the respondents and 1,314 for the 
non-respondents.
    Estimate of Time per Respondent and Annual Burden: The average time 
across all respondents is 42 minutes (0.70 hours). This includes 3.5 
minutes (0.06 hours) for non-respondents and 51 minutes (0.85 hours) 
for respondents. The total annual reporting burden is estimated at 
4,699 (see Exhibit 1. Estimates of Respondent Burden). The estimates 
presented are expected to be typical of the burden in each year of data 
collection. FNS will submit amended estimates if burden deviates 
significantly for a particular year.

    Dated: September 20, 2016.
Telora T. Dean,
Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
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