Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 34923 [2017-15804]

Download as PDF 34923 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 143 Thursday, July 27, 2017 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES July 24, 2017. 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 August 28, 2017 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), 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Jul 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E & T) Program Activity Report (Request for Additional Funds and Recordkeeping Burden). OMB Control Number: 0584–0339. Summary of Collection: The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 105–33) modified the Employment and Training (E&T) Program so that States’ efforts are now focused on a particular segment of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) population –ablebodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). Requests for Additional E&T Funds: 7 CFR 273.7(d)(1)(i)(D) provides that if a State agency will not expend all of the funds allocated to it for a fiscal year, FNS will reallocate unexpended funds to other State agencies during the fiscal year or the subsequent fiscal year as FNS considers appropriate and equitable. After FNS makes initial E&T allocations, under 7 CFR 273.7(d)(1)(i)(F), State agencies may request additional E&T funds if needed. FNS will reallocate available funds (e.g., funds that are unallocated or funds that are allocated but will not be spent) in a fair and equitable manner. Retention and Custody of Records. Under 7 CFR 277.12 (1) and (2), all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, negotiated contracts, and all other records pertinent to program funds shall be maintained for three years from the date of submission of the annual financial status report or if any litigation, claim, or audit is started before the expiration of the three-year period, the applicable records shall be retained until these have been resolved. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will review requests about their E&T programs so that the Department can monitor State performance to ensure that the program is being efficiently and economically operated. Without the information, FNS would be unable to make adjustments or allocate exemptions in accordance with the statute. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Occasionally; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 50. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–15804 Filed 7–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 24, 2017. 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 August 28, 2017 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 E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 143 / Thursday, July 27, 2017 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 24, 2017.
    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 August 
28, 2017 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), 
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.

Food and Nutrition Service

    Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment 
and Training (E & T) Program Activity Report (Request for Additional 
Funds and Recordkeeping Burden).
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0339.
    Summary of Collection: The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 
105-33) modified the Employment and Training (E&T) Program so that 
States' efforts are now focused on a particular segment of the 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) population -able-
bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).
    Requests for Additional E&T Funds: 7 CFR 273.7(d)(1)(i)(D) provides 
that if a State agency will not expend all of the funds allocated to it 
for a fiscal year, FNS will reallocate unexpended funds to other State 
agencies during the fiscal year or the subsequent fiscal year as FNS 
considers appropriate and equitable. After FNS makes initial E&T 
allocations, under 7 CFR 273.7(d)(1)(i)(F), State agencies may request 
additional E&T funds if needed. FNS will reallocate available funds 
(e.g., funds that are unallocated or funds that are allocated but will 
not be spent) in a fair and equitable manner.
    Retention and Custody of Records. Under 7 CFR 277.12 (1) and (2), 
all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, 
negotiated contracts, and all other records pertinent to program funds 
shall be maintained for three years from the date of submission of the 
annual financial status report or if any litigation, claim, or audit is 
started before the expiration of the three-year period, the applicable 
records shall be retained until these have been resolved.
    Need and Use of the Information: FNS will review requests about 
their E&T programs so that the Department can monitor State performance 
to ensure that the program is being efficiently and economically 
operated. Without the information, FNS would be unable to make 
adjustments or allocate exemptions in accordance with the statute.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 53.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Occasionally; 
Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 50.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-15804 Filed 7-26-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-30-P