Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Program Regulations-Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden, 32318-32322 [2017-14623]

Download as PDF 32318 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 133 / Thursday, July 13, 2017 / Notices seq.); (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b); and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Done in Washington, DC, this 7th day of July 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–14694 Filed 7–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0053] Availability of an Environmental Assessment for the Biological Control of Swallow-Worts Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments. AGENCY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a draft environmental assessment relative to the control of swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum nigrum and Vincetoxicum rossicum). The environmental assessment considers the effects of, and alternatives to, the field release of a leaf-feeding moth, Hypena opulenta, into the continental United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of swallowwort infestations. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0053. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0053, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at https:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0053 or in our reading room, which is located in sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jul 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Colin D. Stewart, Assistant Director, Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits, Permitting and Compliance Coordination, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–2327, email: Colin.Stewart@aphis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Two species of swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum nigrum and Vincetoxicum rossicum), native to Mediterranean regions of Europe (V. nigrum) and Ukraine and southeastern Russia (V. rossicum), were first documented in the United States in the late nineteenth century and are now widely distributed along the northeast Atlantic coast and in Ontario and Quebec in Canada, as well as in upper Midwestern regions of the United States. Swallow-worts are long-lived vines that overwinter as seeds or rootstalks, and they outcompete native plants for resources while often also forming dense monocultures in a variety of habitats. Swallow-wort invasions in primarily upland habitats including, but not restricted to, pastures, old fields, hillsides, shores, flood plains, roadsides, and forest margins, pose a major threat to native species diversity and ecosystem functioning and negatively affect farming practices, livestock, and ornamental landscapes. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to issue permits for the field release of a leaffeeding moth, Hypena opulenta, into the continental United States to reduce the severity of swallow-wort infestations. APHIS’ review and analysis of the proposed action are documented in detail in a draft environmental assessment (EA) entitled ‘‘Field release of the leaf-feeding moth, Hypena opulenta (Christoph) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), for classical biological control of swallow-worts, Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbarich (Gentianales: Apocyanceae), in the contiguous United States’’ (June 2017). We are making this EA available to the public for review and comment. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before the date listed under the heading DATES at the beginning of this notice. The EA may be viewed on the Regulations.gov Web site or in our reading room (see ADDRESSES above for PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a link to Regulations.gov and information on the location and hours of the reading room). You may request paper copies of the EA by calling or writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to the title of the EA when requesting copies. The EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Done in Washington, DC, this 7th day of July 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–14695 Filed 7–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Program Regulations— Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden 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 revision of a currently approved information collection for the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Regulations for the reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with the WIC FMNP Program regulations. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 11, 2017. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 133 / Thursday, July 13, 2017 / Notices 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: Kurtria Watson, Chief, Policy Branch, Supplemental Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 524, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Kurtria Watson at 703–305–2196 or via email to Kurtria.Watson@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to https://www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. 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 Kurtria Watson at 703–605–4387. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Regulations—Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden. Form Number: N/A. OMB Number: 0584–0447. Expiration Date: November 30, 2017. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC. The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education at no cost to lowincome pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age, who are found to be at nutritional risk. The purpose of the WIC VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jul 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables through farmers’ markets and roadside stands to WIC participants, and to expand awareness and use of, and sales at, farmers’ markets and roadside stands. Currently, FMNP operates through State health departments in 39 States, 6 Indian Tribal Organizations, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Section 17(m)(8) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. 1786(m)(8), and the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) regulations at 7 CFR part 248 require that certain program-related information be collected and that full and complete records concerning FMNP operations are maintained. The information reporting and recordkeeping burdens are necessary to ensure appropriate and efficient management of the FMNP program. These burden activities are covered by this Information Collection Request (ICR) which include requirements that involve the authorization and monitoring of State agencies; the certification of FMNP participants; the nutrition education that is provided to participants; farmer and market authorization, monitoring, and management; and financial and participation data (using FNS 683 B approved under OMB Control Number: 0584–0594, Expiration Date: 06/2019). State plans (using FNS 339 approved under OMB Control Number: 0584– 0332, Expiration Date: 02/2019) are the principal source of information about how each State agency operates its FMNP program. Information collected from participants and local agencies is collected through State-developed forms or Management Information Systems. The information collected is used by the Department of Agriculture to manage, plan, evaluate, make decisions and report on FMNP program operations. Revisions in burden hours are due to program adjustments that primarily reflect expected changes in the number of Individuals/Household FMNP participants; this affected public was not included in the currently approved information collection request. The oversight is being remedied with this request and we are now including the burden on individuals/households. Additionally, there are changes to the number of FMNP authorized farmers and markets; and FMNP authorized PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32319 State agencies who are participating in this program. The currently approved burden for this collection is 23,661. FNS is seeking 931,145, an increase of 907,484 burden hours. The currently approved total annual responses is 18,433.68. We are requesting 4,968,387 which is an increase of 4,949,953.35 total annual responses. The currently approved reporting burden is 23,331.98; we are requesting 517,177. This revision increased the reporting burden by 493,845 hours. The currently approved burden for recordkeeping is 329 and we are requesting 413,968. This increased the recordkeeping burden by 413,639, and increased the total approved reporting and recordkeeping burden by 907,484 hours. Affected Public: Respondents include State agencies, local agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations, Individuals/ Households (participants), and authorized FMNP outlets (farmers, farmers’ markets, roadside stands). Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of respondents is 1,660,227. This includes: State agencies (49), local agencies & Indian Tribal Organizations (980), Individuals/Households (1,646,589 participants), and authorized FMNP outlets (farmers, farmers’ markets, roadside stands) (12,560). Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The total estimated number of responses per respondent for this collection is 3. Estimated Total Annual Responses: The total estimated number of annual responses for this collection is 4,968,387. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated time per response averages .19 hours for all participants. For the reporting burden, the estimated time of response varies from approximately 1 minute to 40 hours, while the estimated time of response for the recordkeeping burden varies from 15 minutes to 40 hours, depending on the respondent group. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The estimated total annual burden on respondents for this collection is 931,145 hours. The reporting and recordkeeping burden is 517,177 and 413,968 hours, respectively. See the table below for the estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 32320 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Information Collected Form(s) Jkt 241001 Estimated Number of Respondents Annual Responses per Respondent Hours per Response Total Annual Responses Total Annual Burden Hours REPORTING BURDEN ESTIMATES I I PO 00000 Affected Public: STATE & LOCAL AGENCIES (Including Indian Tribal Organizations and U.S. Territories) Frm 00005 248.2, 248.3(e), 246.5 Local Agency Applications 248.4 State Plan 248.6, 246.7(c) Certification Data for Participants 980 FNS-339 49 49 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 248.10(e) Authorization - Review of Outlet Applications (Farmers, Farmers' Market, Roadside Stand) Monitoring/Review of Authorized Outlets 248.10(t) Coupon Management System 49 248.10(b) Coupon Reconciliation 49 248.11 Financial Management System 49 248.17(b)(2)(ii) State Agency Corrective Action Plan 7 248.18(b) Audit Responses I 248.2, 248.3(e), 246.6 Local Agency Applications 248.6, 246.7 Annual Financial and Program Data Report 248.10(a)(2),(3),(b) 49 49 0.5 I 33,604 256 51.27 I I I I 13JYN1 I Certification Data for Participants 248.10(b) Authorized outlets 2 980 49 40 1,960 1,646,589 0.25 411 ,647 12,560 I 12,560 2,5 12 1.50 3,768 49 5 245 49 3 147 49 10 490 7 10 70 I 15 15 980 FNS-683B I 1.5 1,470 8 11,197 49 I 49 40 1,960 1,662,404 0.26 433,842 1,646,589 0.05 82,329 1,646,589 0.05 82,329 12,560 0.08 1,005 Subtotal Reporting: State and Local Agencies (Including Indian Tribal 1,029 1,615.55 O~anizations and U.S. Territories)s Affected Public: INDIVIDUALS/HOUSEHOLDS (Applicants for Program Benefits) 248.6, 246.7 490 1,646,589 1.00 1,646,589 1 Affected Public: AUTHORIZED OUTLETS (Farmers/Markets/Roadside Stands) 12,560 100 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 133 / Thursday, July 13, 2017 / Notices 17:41 Jul 12, 2017 Regulatory Section Subtotal Reporting: Individuals/Households EN13JY17.000</GPH> I ESTIMATE OF THE FMNP COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BURDEN TABLE r sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 I I 12,560 12,560 1 0.08 1,005 GRAND SUBTOTAL: REPORTING 1,660,178 2.00 3,321,553 0.16 517,177 RECORD-KEEPING BURDEN ESTIMATES I Affected Public: STATE & LOCAL AGENCIES (Including Indian Tribal Organizations and U.S. Territories) Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 248.9 Nutrition Education 49 248.10(b) Authorized Outlet Agreements 49 248.10(e) Monitoring and Review of Autl1orized Outlets 49 248.11 Record of Financial Expenditures 49 248.16(a) Fair Hearings 49 248.23(a) Record of Program Operations 49 I GRAND SUBTOTAL: RECORD-KEEPING 33,604 1 1 I I I 1,646,589 0.25 411 ,647 49 2 104 49 2 104 49 2 104 49 I 49 49 40 1,960 49 33,608.86 1,646,834 0.25 413,968 1,660,227 2.99 4,968,387 0.19 931,145 GRAND TOTAL: REPORTING AND RECORD-KEEPING 13JYN1 Note: FNS-339 (WIC Federal and State Agreement), OMB Control No. : 0584-0332, Expiration Date: 2/28/20 19 FNS FNS-683B (WIC Fann ers ' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Annual Financial and Program Data Report) OMB Control No. : 0584-0594; Expiration Date: 6/30/2019 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 133 / Thursday, July 13, 2017 / Notices 17:41 Jul 12, 2017 Subtotal Reporting: Authorized Outlets 32321 EN13JY17.001</GPH> 32322 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 133 / Thursday, July 13, 2017 / Notices Dated: June 29, 2017. Jessica Shahin, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. number of people who wish to speak. Speakers should assume that their presentations will be limited to three minutes or less, but commenters may submit written statements for the record. [FR Doc. 2017–14623 Filed 7–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Hillary Cohen, CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting TIME AND DATE: July 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. EDT. U.S. Chemical Safety Board, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20006. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on July 26, 2017, starting at 1:00 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC, at the CSB offices located at 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 910. The Board Members will discuss open investigations, the status of audits from the Office of the Inspector General, financial and organizational updates, and a review of the agency’s action plan. The Board will also discuss the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge investigation. An opportunity for public comment will be provided. PLACE: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Additional Information The meeting is free and open to the public. If you require a translator or interpreter, please notify the individual listed below as the CONTACT PERSON FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, at least three business days prior to the meeting. A conference call line will be provided for those who cannot attend in person. Please use the following dial-in number to join the conference: (888) 466–9863 Confirmation Number 8812164#. The CSB is an independent, nonregulatory federal agency charged with investigating accidents and hazards that result, or may result, in the catastrophic release of extremely hazardous substances. The agency’s Board Members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of chemical incidents and hazards, including physical causes such as equipment failure as well as inadequacies in regulations, industry standards, and safety management systems. Public Comment The time provided for public statements will depend upon the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jul 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Communications Manager, at public@ csb.gov or (202) 446–8094. Further information about this public meeting can be found on the CSB Web site at: www.csb.gov. Dated: July 10, 2017. Kara A. Wenzel, Acting General Counsel, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. [FR Doc. 2017–14864 Filed 7–11–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6350–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE U.S. Census Bureau Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: U.S. Census Bureau. Title: 2018 End-to-End Census Test— Peak Operations. OMB Control Number: 0607–xxxx. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 133 (Thursday, July 13, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32318-32322]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14623]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, 
Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) 
Program Regulations--Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden

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 revision 
of a currently approved information collection for the WIC Farmers' 
Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Regulations for the reporting and 
recordkeeping burden associated with the WIC FMNP Program regulations.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 11, 
2017.

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

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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: Kurtria Watson, Chief, Policy Branch, 
Supplemental Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 524, 
Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the 
attention of Kurtria Watson at 703-305-2196 or via email to 
Kurtria.Watson@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to https://www.regulations.gov, and 
follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically.
    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 Kurtria 
Watson at 703-605-4387.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, 
and Children (WIC) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) 
Regulations--Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden.
    Form Number: N/A.
    OMB Number: 0584-0447.
    Expiration Date: November 30, 2017.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is 
associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, 
Infants, and Children, also known as WIC. The WIC Program provides 
supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education at 
no cost to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding 
post-partum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age, 
who are found to be at nutritional risk. The purpose of the WIC 
Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is to provide fresh, 
nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables through 
farmers' markets and roadside stands to WIC participants, and to expand 
awareness and use of, and sales at, farmers' markets and roadside 
stands. Currently, FMNP operates through State health departments in 39 
States, 6 Indian Tribal Organizations, District of Columbia, Guam, 
Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
    Section 17(m)(8) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. 
1786(m)(8), and the WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) 
regulations at 7 CFR part 248 require that certain program-related 
information be collected and that full and complete records concerning 
FMNP operations are maintained. The information reporting and 
recordkeeping burdens are necessary to ensure appropriate and efficient 
management of the FMNP program. These burden activities are covered by 
this Information Collection Request (ICR) which include requirements 
that involve the authorization and monitoring of State agencies; the 
certification of FMNP participants; the nutrition education that is 
provided to participants; farmer and market authorization, monitoring, 
and management; and financial and participation data (using FNS 683 B 
approved under OMB Control Number: 0584-0594, Expiration Date: 06/
2019). State plans (using FNS 339 approved under OMB Control Number: 
0584-0332, Expiration Date: 02/2019) are the principal source of 
information about how each State agency operates its FMNP program. 
Information collected from participants and local agencies is collected 
through State-developed forms or Management Information Systems. The 
information collected is used by the Department of Agriculture to 
manage, plan, evaluate, make decisions and report on FMNP program 
operations.
    Revisions in burden hours are due to program adjustments that 
primarily reflect expected changes in the number of Individuals/
Household FMNP participants; this affected public was not included in 
the currently approved information collection request. The oversight is 
being remedied with this request and we are now including the burden on 
individuals/households. Additionally, there are changes to the number 
of FMNP authorized farmers and markets; and FMNP authorized State 
agencies who are participating in this program.
    The currently approved burden for this collection is 23,661. FNS is 
seeking 931,145, an increase of 907,484 burden hours. The currently 
approved total annual responses is 18,433.68. We are requesting 
4,968,387 which is an increase of 4,949,953.35 total annual responses. 
The currently approved reporting burden is 23,331.98; we are requesting 
517,177. This revision increased the reporting burden by 493,845 hours. 
The currently approved burden for recordkeeping is 329 and we are 
requesting 413,968. This increased the recordkeeping burden by 413,639, 
and increased the total approved reporting and recordkeeping burden by 
907,484 hours.
    Affected Public: Respondents include State agencies, local agencies 
and Indian Tribal Organizations, Individuals/Households (participants), 
and authorized FMNP outlets (farmers, farmers' markets, roadside 
stands).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of 
respondents is 1,660,227. This includes: State agencies (49), local 
agencies & Indian Tribal Organizations (980), Individuals/Households 
(1,646,589 participants), and authorized FMNP outlets (farmers, 
farmers' markets, roadside stands) (12,560).
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The total estimated 
number of responses per respondent for this collection is 3.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: The total estimated number of 
annual responses for this collection is 4,968,387.
    Estimated Time per Response: The estimated time per response 
averages .19 hours for all participants. For the reporting burden, the 
estimated time of response varies from approximately 1 minute to 40 
hours, while the estimated time of response for the recordkeeping 
burden varies from 15 minutes to 40 hours, depending on the respondent 
group.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The estimated total 
annual burden on respondents for this collection is 931,145 hours. The 
reporting and recordkeeping burden is 517,177 and 413,968 hours, 
respectively.
    See the table below for the estimated total annual burden for each 
type of respondent.

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    Dated: June 29, 2017.
Jessica Shahin,
Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.
[FR Doc. 2017-14623 Filed 7-12-17; 8:45 am]
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