Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Request-Evaluation of the School Meal Data Collection Process, 1312-1314 [2016-31953]

Download as PDF 1312 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 3 / Thursday, January 5, 2017 / Notices or your authorized representative. Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email: Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410, Fax: (202) 690–7442, Email: program.intake@ usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Done at Washington, DC on: December 29, 2016. Alfred V. Almanza, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–31930 Filed 1–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Request—Evaluation of the School Meal Data Collection Process 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 new collection. The primary purpose of this study is to provide FNS with a description and evaluation of the methodologies and processes used to collect and report program data via the FNS–10, FNS–742, and FNS–834 forms. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before March 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Jinee Burdg, MPP, RDN, LDN, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Jinee Burdg at 703–305–2744 or via email to Jinee.Burdg@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. All written comments will be open for public inspection at the office of the Food and Nutrition Service during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:32 Jan 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 Jinee Burdg at 703–305–2744. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Title: Evaluation of the School Meal Data Collection Process. Form Number: Not applicable. OMB Number: Not yet Assigned. Expiration Date: Not yet Determined. Type of Request: New collection. Abstract USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) at the Federal level. At the State level, State agencies, typically State Departments of Education or Agriculture, operate the program through agreements with Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Federal law, regulations, and policies determine eligibility for meal benefits. Based on federal regulations at 7 CFR part 210, LEAs have the legal authority to operate the NSLP and SBP as well as to certify and verify student eligibility for free and reduced-price meal benefits. Section 9 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758) and regulations at 7 CFR part 245 provide the requirements related to determining free and reduced-price meal eligibility including certification and verification requirements and procedures. FNS administers and provides directives for these school meal programs but most of the reporting and data collection originates at schools or sites, flows up to school food authorities (SFAs), then to State agencies, and PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ultimately to FNS. Some of the key forms FNS uses to collect data on the NSLP and SBP are the FNS–10, Report of School Operations; the FNS–742, SFA Verification Collection Report; and the FNS–834, State Agency Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report. FNS is conducting a study, the Evaluation of the School Meal Data Collection Process, to provide a description and evaluation of the methodologies and processes used to collect and report program data for the school meal programs via the FNS–10, FNS–742, and FNS–834 forms. The key research objectives relate to assessing how schools/sites, SFAs, and State agencies handle the following three functions: Collect/aggregate data, process or validate data, and transmit data about the school meal programs. The ultimate objective is to understand the likely sources of error within each of these functions at each reporting level. The study approach includes analysis of administrative data and site visits to conduct case studies. Using on-site interviews and observations in 4 States, 40 SFAs and 120 schools that are selected purposively, the study will describe and assess the data collection/ aggregation, validation, and transmittal processes used to complete the FNS–10, FNS–742, and FNS–834, and to describe the likely sources of error for each of these processes—from schools/sites, to SFAs, to States, and ultimately delivery to FNS regional offices via the FNS Food Program Reporting System (FPRS). Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal government (20 respondents and 0 nonrespondents); and Business-for-profit/ not-for-profit (167; 160 respondents and 7 non-respondents).There are approximately 7 non-respondents who will be contacted but choose not to participate. The burden for all respondents is broken down in the table below. Type of Respondents: State Child Nutrition (CN) Agency Directors and key staff; State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Agency Directors; SFA Directors and School Cafeteria Managers. Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of respondents is 187. This includes: 4 State Child Nutrition Agency Directors, 12 Child Nutrition Agency key staff involved in reporting, 4 State SNAP Directors, 40 SFA Directors, 120 School Cafeteria Managers, and 7 nonrespondents. Estimated Frequency of Response: The estimated frequency of response is E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 3 / Thursday, January 5, 2017 / Notices VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:06 Jan 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 The recruitment (electronic study notification letter) for each respondent type will take 10 minutes (0.167 hours) and scheduling interviews for each respondent type will also take 10 minutes (0.167 hours). The in-depth interview for State SNAP Agency Directors, State Child Nutrition Directors and State Child Nutrition key staff will take 60 minutes (1.00 hours). The in-depth interview for SFA Directors and School Cafeteria Managers will take 90 minutes (1.5 hours). Indepth interview follow up will take 10 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 minutes (0.167 hours) among State Child Nutrition Directors, State Child Nutrition key staff, State SNAP Agency Directors and School Food Authority Directors. The average estimated time across all respondents is 0.54. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The total public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated at 333.1 hours (annually). The estimated burden for each type of respondent is provided in the table below. E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 EN05JA17.315</GPH> mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 3.36 annually for respondents and 2.00 annually for non-respondents. Including respondents and non-respondents, the overall frequency for the entire collection is 3.30 annually. Estimated Total Annual Responses: The total estimated number of responses for data collection is 618. This includes 604 for respondents and 14 for nonrespondents. Estimated Time per Respondent: The estimated time of response varies from 10 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on the respondent group. 1313 1314 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 3 / Thursday, January 5, 2017 / Notices Dated: December 23, 2016. Richard Lucas, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2016–31953 Filed 1–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Kansas Advisory Committee To Discuss the Committee’s Draft Report Regarding Voting Rights in the State, as Well as Other Civil Rights Issues for Future Inquiry AGENCY: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ACTION: Announcement of meeting. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Kansas Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. CST. The meeting will include a discussion of a draft report on voting rights in the state, and a discussion of other current civil rights concerns in Kansas for future study. DATES: The meeting will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. CST. ADDRESSES: Public call information: Dial: 888–715–1402, Conference ID: 1650782. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 888–715–1402, conference ID: 1650782. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:06 Jan 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Programs Unit, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Corrine Sanders at csanders@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353– 8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Kansas Advisory Committee link (http:// www.facadatabase.gov/committee/ meetings.aspx?cid=249). Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Roll Call Discussion of Committee Report: Voting Rights in Kansas Civil Rights in Kansas: 2017 Project Concepts Future Plans and Actions Public Comment Adjournment Dated: December 29, 2016. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2016–31926 Filed 1–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Ohio Advisory Committee for a Meeting To Discuss Approval and Publication of a Report Regarding Civil Rights and Hate Crime in the State, and To Begin Discussion of the Committee’s Next Topic of Civil Rights Study U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Ohio Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. EST for the purpose of discussing a draft report regarding civil rights and human trafficking in the state. The Committee will also begin preparation for their next topic of civil rights study. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. EST Public Call Information: Dial: 888– 609–5673, Conference ID: 8833502 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the following tollfree call-in number: 888–609–5673, conference ID: 8833502. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Midwestern Regional Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Midwestern Regional Office, as they E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 3 (Thursday, January 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1312-1314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-31953]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Request--Evaluation of the School Meal Data Collection Process

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 new 
collection. The primary purpose of this study is to provide FNS with a 
description and evaluation of the methodologies and processes used to 
collect and report program data via the FNS-10, FNS-742, and FNS-834 
forms.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before March 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Jinee Burdg, MPP, RDN, LDN, Food 
and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center 
Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to 
the attention of Jinee Burdg at 703-305-2744 or via email to 
Jinee.Burdg@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.
    All written comments will be open for public inspection at the 
office of the Food and Nutrition Service during regular business hours 
(8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 3101 Park Center Drive, 
Alexandria, Virginia 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 Jinee Burdg 
at 703-305-2744.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
    Title: Evaluation of the School Meal Data Collection Process.
    Form Number: Not applicable.
    OMB Number: Not yet Assigned.
    Expiration Date: Not yet Determined.
    Type of Request: New collection.

Abstract

    USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the National 
School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) at the 
Federal level. At the State level, State agencies, typically State 
Departments of Education or Agriculture, operate the program through 
agreements with Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Federal law, 
regulations, and policies determine eligibility for meal benefits. 
Based on federal regulations at 7 CFR part 210, LEAs have the legal 
authority to operate the NSLP and SBP as well as to certify and verify 
student eligibility for free and reduced-price meal benefits. Section 9 
of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758) 
and regulations at 7 CFR part 245 provide the requirements related to 
determining free and reduced-price meal eligibility including 
certification and verification requirements and procedures.
    FNS administers and provides directives for these school meal 
programs but most of the reporting and data collection originates at 
schools or sites, flows up to school food authorities (SFAs), then to 
State agencies, and ultimately to FNS. Some of the key forms FNS uses 
to collect data on the NSLP and SBP are the FNS-10, Report of School 
Operations; the FNS-742, SFA Verification Collection Report; and the 
FNS-834, State Agency Direct Certification Rate Data Element Report.
    FNS is conducting a study, the Evaluation of the School Meal Data 
Collection Process, to provide a description and evaluation of the 
methodologies and processes used to collect and report program data for 
the school meal programs via the FNS-10, FNS-742, and FNS-834 forms. 
The key research objectives relate to assessing how schools/sites, 
SFAs, and State agencies handle the following three functions: Collect/
aggregate data, process or validate data, and transmit data about the 
school meal programs. The ultimate objective is to understand the 
likely sources of error within each of these functions at each 
reporting level.
    The study approach includes analysis of administrative data and 
site visits to conduct case studies. Using on-site interviews and 
observations in 4 States, 40 SFAs and 120 schools that are selected 
purposively, the study will describe and assess the data collection/
aggregation, validation, and transmittal processes used to complete the 
FNS-10, FNS-742, and FNS-834, and to describe the likely sources of 
error for each of these processes--from schools/sites, to SFAs, to 
States, and ultimately delivery to FNS regional offices via the FNS 
Food Program Reporting System (FPRS).
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal government (20 respondents 
and 0 non-respondents); and Business-for-profit/not-for-profit (167; 
160 respondents and 7 non-respondents).There are approximately 7 non-
respondents who will be contacted but choose not to participate. The 
burden for all respondents is broken down in the table below.
    Type of Respondents: State Child Nutrition (CN) Agency Directors 
and key staff; State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
Agency Directors; SFA Directors and School Cafeteria Managers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of 
respondents is 187. This includes: 4 State Child Nutrition Agency 
Directors, 12 Child Nutrition Agency key staff involved in reporting, 4 
State SNAP Directors, 40 SFA Directors, 120 School Cafeteria Managers, 
and 7 non-respondents.
    Estimated Frequency of Response: The estimated frequency of 
response is

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3.36 annually for respondents and 2.00 annually for non-respondents. 
Including respondents and non-respondents, the overall frequency for 
the entire collection is 3.30 annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: The total estimated number of 
responses for data collection is 618. This includes 604 for respondents 
and 14 for non-respondents.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: The estimated time of response 
varies from 10 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on the 
respondent group. The recruitment (electronic study notification 
letter) for each respondent type will take 10 minutes (0.167 hours) and 
scheduling interviews for each respondent type will also take 10 
minutes (0.167 hours). The in-depth interview for State SNAP Agency 
Directors, State Child Nutrition Directors and State Child Nutrition 
key staff will take 60 minutes (1.00 hours). The in-depth interview for 
SFA Directors and School Cafeteria Managers will take 90 minutes (1.5 
hours). In-depth interview follow up will take 10 minutes (0.167 hours) 
among State Child Nutrition Directors, State Child Nutrition key staff, 
State SNAP Agency Directors and School Food Authority Directors. The 
average estimated time across all respondents is 0.54.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The total public 
reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated at 
333.1 hours (annually). The estimated burden for each type of 
respondent is provided in the table below.
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    Dated: December 23, 2016.
Richard Lucas,
Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-31953 Filed 1-4-17; 8:45 am]
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