Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 39404 [2017-17472]

Download as PDF 39404 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 159 Friday, August 18, 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 August 15, 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 September 18, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Aug 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Scanner Capability Assessment of SNAP-Authorized Small Retailers (SCANR) Study. OMB Control Number: 0584—NEW. Summary of Collection: The SCANR Study will provide FNS with an understanding of the extent to which small retailers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are able to meet Section 4002 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) requirement that all authorized SNAP retailers use scanning technologies at the point of sale (POS) to redeem SNAP benefits. Understanding the number of small retailers that lack scanning systems, the costs of adopting and maintaining scanning systems, and the barriers small retailers face in adopting the technology are key to informing rulemaking for the 2014 Farm Bill requirement. Need and Use of the Information: This study will result in a comprehensive description of the scanner capability of small SNAPauthorized retailers that will provide FNS with information to inform rulemaking for the 2014 Farm Bill requirement. Cost estimates from the industry interviews and follow-up interviews with retailers and data from secondary sources will be used to estimate store-level costs for adopting scanning systems with different levels of functionality. The cost estimates will account for all costs associated with the purchase, installation, and maintenance of scanning systems. Using the storelevel costs and data from the SCANR Survey on the number of small SNAPauthorized retailers without scanning systems, the study will also include the total cost estimate for all small SNAPauthorized retailers to comply with the 2014 Farm Bill requirements. Finally, the study will include a descriptive assessment of the technological and economic barriers small SNAP retailers face in adopting and using scanning systems. Description of Respondents: Businessfor-profit. Number of Respondents: 1,443. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 370. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–17472 Filed 8–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Comment Request—Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education (SNAP Ed) Connection Resource Sharing Form Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. AGENCY: Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 this notice announces the Food and Nutrition Service’s intent to request approval to collect information via an online form. This is a revision of a currently approved information collection request which was transferred from Agricultural Research Service. This voluntary form will be used by SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed) instructors and nutrition education material developers to submit materials for review and possible inclusion in the SNAP-Ed Library (formerly known as the SNAP-Ed Connection Resource Finder). The following materials may be submitted: Obesity prevention education materials targeting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligible persons; materials related to the development, implementation, administration and evaluation of SNAP Education programs; reports or other materials that demonstrate the effectiveness of SNAPEd funded programs; other materials developed by SNAP-Ed funded programs. The SNAP-Ed Library may be used by SNAP-Ed instructors and others to easily search for resources and to learn about the work of other SNAP-Ed programs. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by 60 days after date of publication in the Federal Register to be assured of consideration. DATES: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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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 

appearing in this section.



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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 159 / Friday, August 18, 2017 / 

Notices



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE




Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request



August 15, 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 

September 18, 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: Scanner Capability Assessment of SNAP-Authorized Small 

Retailers (SCANR) Study.

    OMB Control Number: 0584--NEW.

    Summary of Collection: The SCANR Study will provide FNS with an 

understanding of the extent to which small retailers participating in 

the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are able to meet 

Section 4002 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) 

requirement that all authorized SNAP retailers use scanning 

technologies at the point of sale (POS) to redeem SNAP benefits. 

Understanding the number of small retailers that lack scanning systems, 

the costs of adopting and maintaining scanning systems, and the 

barriers small retailers face in adopting the technology are key to 

informing rulemaking for the 2014 Farm Bill requirement.

    Need and Use of the Information: This study will result in a 

comprehensive description of the scanner capability of small SNAP-

authorized retailers that will provide FNS with information to inform 

rulemaking for the 2014 Farm Bill requirement. Cost estimates from the 

industry interviews and follow-up interviews with retailers and data 

from secondary sources will be used to estimate store-level costs for 

adopting scanning systems with different levels of functionality. The 

cost estimates will account for all costs associated with the purchase, 

installation, and maintenance of scanning systems. Using the store-

level costs and data from the SCANR Survey on the number of small SNAP-

authorized retailers without scanning systems, the study will also 

include the total cost estimate for all small SNAP-authorized retailers 

to comply with the 2014 Farm Bill requirements. Finally, the study will 

include a descriptive assessment of the technological and economic 

barriers small SNAP retailers face in adopting and using scanning 

systems.

    Description of Respondents: Business-for-profit.

    Number of Respondents: 1,443.

    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.

    Total Burden Hours: 370.



Ruth Brown,

Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 2017-17472 Filed 8-17-17; 8:45 am]

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