Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Comment Request-Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education (SNAP Ed) Connection Resource Sharing Form, 39404-39405 [2017-17517]

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 39405 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 159 / Friday, August 18, 2017 / Notices Comments may be sent to: Usha Kalro, Food and Nutrition Service, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Program Administration and Accountability Division, SNAP-Ed Connection, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 822, Alexandria, VA 22302, telephone (703) 305–2397 or via Fax703 305 0928. Submit electronic comments to snap-edconnection@ 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 collected should be directed to Usha Kalro at usha kalro@fns.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: SNAP-Ed Connection Resource Sharing Form. Form Number: OMB Number: 0584–0625. Expiration Date: 10/30/2017. Type of Request: Revision of existing data collection. Abstract: We are requesting an update to the name of this form. The previous data collection was titled the Food Stamp Nutrition Connection Sharing Form. The name change from Food ADDRESSES: Affected public State, Local or Tribal Agencies Business-for-not-for-profit ......... Federal Government (such as CDC). mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Total Respondents Cost .... Frequency per respondents Total annual response Average time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours SNAP Ed (nutrient education instructors). SNAP Ed (nutrient education instructors). SNAP Ed (nutrient education instructors). 14 5 70 0.167 11.69 10 4 40 0.167 6.68 1 1 1 0.167 0.167 ................................................. 25 4.44 111 0.167 18.54 [FR Doc. 2017–17517 Filed 8–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P Jkt 241001 Notice of meeting. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ACTION: Forest Service SUMMARY: Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY: 17:47 Aug 17, 2017 Number of respondents Type of respondent Dated: August 10, 2017. Brandon Lipps, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. VerDate Sep<11>2014 database via the SNAP-Ed Connection Web site https://snaped.fns.usda.gov to locate materials of interest. By using this database, SNAP-Ed funded programs can share resources with each other, reduce duplication of efforts, and improve program quality. SNAP-Ed funded programs can also learn about useful nutrition education materials created by other organizations. 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 on 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 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. Affected Public: 12 State Agencies, 12 Business, and 1 Federal Government (Respondents are SNAP-Ed instructors and others educators who develop nutrition education materials) Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.44. Estimated Total Annual Response: 111. Estimated Time per Response: 0.167 (10 minutes). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 18.54 (rounded up to 19 burden hours). Stamp to SNAP was based on the Farm Bill, The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, Section 4001 enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill). The Web site is developed and maintained at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. The SNAP-Ed Connection is a resource Web site for SNAP-Ed administrators and educators. SNAP-Ed educators (e.g., State Agencies, Business or Federal Government, such as the Center for Disease Control) use the SNAP-Ed Connection Web site to locate curricula, participant materials, nutrition research, administrative documents, and information regarding SNAP-Ed program development, implementation and evaluation. This resource Web site helps SNAP-Ed instructors find the tools and information they need to implement high-quality evidence-based obesity prevention programs. Instructors may complete the form online. Respondents will provide contact information, ordering information, and information about the resource they are submitting. The SNAP-Ed Library is an online database of SNAP-Ed related materials. The SNAP-Ed Connection Resource Sharing Form gives SNAP-Ed instructors, as well as those who develop nutrition education materials, the opportunity to voluntarily share information about resources that can be used to administer, develop, implement, evaluate or showcase SNAP-Ed programs. Information collected via this form enables the SNAP-Ed Connection staff to review materials for possible inclusion in the SNAP-Ed Library. SNAP-Ed instructors and other interested parties then search this PO 00000 Forest Service, USDA. Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Truckee, California. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (the Act) and operates in compliance with the E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 159 (Friday, August 18, 2017)]
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[Pages 39404-39405]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17517]



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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



AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA.



ACTION: Notice and request for comments.



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SUMMARY: 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 SNAP-Ed 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.



DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 60 days after date 

of publication in the Federal Register to be assured of consideration.



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ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Usha Kalro, Food and Nutrition 

Service, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Program 

Administration and Accountability Division, SNAP-Ed Connection, 3101 

Park Center Drive, Room 822, Alexandria, VA 22302, telephone (703) 305-

2397 or via Fax- 703 305 0928. Submit electronic comments to snap-edconnection@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 collected should be directed to Usha Kalro 

at usha kalro@fns.usda.gov.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Title: SNAP-Ed Connection Resource Sharing Form.

    Form Number:

    OMB Number: 0584-0625.

    Expiration Date: 10/30/2017.

    Type of Request: Revision of existing data collection.

    Abstract: We are requesting an update to the name of this form. The 

previous data collection was titled the Food Stamp Nutrition Connection 

Sharing Form. The name change from Food Stamp to SNAP was based on the 

Farm Bill, The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-

234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, Section 4001 enacted May 22, 2008, also 

known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill).

    The Web site is developed and maintained at the USDA Food and 

Nutrition Service. The SNAP-Ed Connection is a resource Web site for 

SNAP-Ed administrators and educators. SNAP-Ed educators (e.g., State 

Agencies, Business or Federal Government, such as the Center for 

Disease Control) use the SNAP-Ed Connection Web site to locate 

curricula, participant materials, nutrition research, administrative 

documents, and information regarding SNAP-Ed program development, 

implementation and evaluation. This resource Web site helps SNAP-Ed 

instructors find the tools and information they need to implement high-

quality evidence-based obesity prevention programs. Instructors may 

complete the form online. Respondents will provide contact information, 

ordering information, and information about the resource they are 

submitting.

    The SNAP-Ed Library is an online database of SNAP-Ed related 

materials. The SNAP-Ed Connection Resource Sharing Form gives SNAP-Ed 

instructors, as well as those who develop nutrition education 

materials, the opportunity to voluntarily share information about 

resources that can be used to administer, develop, implement, evaluate 

or showcase SNAP-Ed programs. Information collected via this form 

enables the SNAP-Ed Connection staff to review materials for possible 

inclusion in the SNAP-Ed Library. SNAP-Ed instructors and other 

interested parties then search this database via the SNAP-Ed Connection 

Web site https://snaped.fns.usda.gov to locate materials of interest. 

By using this database, SNAP-Ed funded programs can share resources 

with each other, reduce duplication of efforts, and improve program 

quality. SNAP-Ed funded programs can also learn about useful nutrition 

education materials created by other organizations.

    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 on 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 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.

    Affected Public: 12 State Agencies, 12 Business, and 1 Federal 

Government (Respondents are SNAP-Ed instructors and others educators 

who develop nutrition education materials)

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.

    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.44.

    Estimated Total Annual Response: 111.

    Estimated Time per Response: 0.167 (10 minutes).

    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 18.54 (rounded up to 

19 burden hours).



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                                                                                      Number of     Frequency   Total annual       per      Total annual

               Affected public                         Type of respondent            respondents       per         response     response        burden

                                                                                                   respondents                   (hours)        hours

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State, Local or Tribal Agencies.............  SNAP Ed (nutrient education                     14             5            70         0.167         11.69

                                               instructors).

Business-for-not-for-profit.................  SNAP Ed (nutrient education                     10             4            40         0.167          6.68

                                               instructors).

Federal Government (such as CDC)............  SNAP Ed (nutrient education                      1             1             1         0.167         0.167

                                               instructors).

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    Total Respondents Cost..................  ....................................            25          4.44           111         0.167         18.54

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    Dated: August 10, 2017.

Brandon Lipps,

Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.

[FR Doc. 2017-17517 Filed 8-17-17; 8:45 am]

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