Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 68398 [2016-23869]

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

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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Economic Research Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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 
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.

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.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-23869 Filed 10-3-16; 8:45 am]
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