Notice of Intent To Request Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 28409-28410 [2018-13114]

Download as PDF 28409 Notices Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 118 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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 Economic Research Service Notice of Intent To Request Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection Economic Research Service, Agriculture. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations, this notice announces the Economic Research Service’s (ERS) intention to request renewal of approval for an annual information collection on supplemental food security questions in the Current Population Survey (CPS), commencing with the December 2019 survey. These data will be used: to monitor household-level food security and food insecurity in the United States; to assess food security and changes in food security for population subgroups; to assess the need for, and performance of, domestic food assistance programs; to improve the measurement of food security; and to provide information to aid in public policy decision making. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 20, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Food Assistance Branch, Food Economics Division, Economic Research Service, Room 5–229B, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Mail Stop 1800, Washington, DC 20050– 1800. Submit electronic comments to acjensen@ers.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alisha Coleman-Jensen at the address in the preamble. Tel. 202–694–5456. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Jun 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 OMB Number: 0536–0043. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2018. Type of Request: Intent To Seek Approval To Extend an Information Collection for 3 Years. Abstract: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the ERS intention to request renewal of approval for an annual information collection. The U.S. Census Bureau will supplement the December CPS, beginning in 2019, with questions regarding household food shopping, use of food and nutrition assistance programs, food sufficiency, and difficulties in meeting household food needs. A similar supplement has been appended to the CPS annually since 1995. The last collection was in December 2017. ERS is responsible for conducting studies and evaluations of the Nation’s food and nutrition assistance programs that are administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Fiscal Year 2017, the Department spent about $99 billion to ensure access to nutritious, healthful diets for all Americans. The Food and Nutrition Service administers the 15 food assistance programs of the USDA including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called the Food Stamp Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These programs, which serve 1 in 4 Americans, represent our Nation’s commitment to the principle that no one in our country should lack the food needed for an active, healthy life. They provide a safety net to people in need. The programs’ goals are to provide needy persons with access to a more nutritious diet, to improve the eating habits of the Nation’s children, and to help America’s farmers by providing an outlet for the distribution of food purchased under farmer assistance authorities. The data collected by the food security supplement will be used to monitor the prevalence of food security and the prevalence and severity of food insecurity among the Nation’s households. The prevalence of these PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conditions as well as year-to-year trends in their prevalence will be estimated at the national level and for population subgroups. The data will also be used to monitor the amounts that households spend for food and their use of community food pantries and emergency kitchens. These statistics along with research based on the data will be used to identify the causes and consequences of food insecurity, and to assess the need for, and performance of, domestic food assistance programs. The data will also be used to improve the measurement of food security and to develop measures of additional aspects and dimensions of food security. This consistent measurement of the extent and severity of food insecurity will aid in policy decision-making. The supplemental survey instrument was developed in conjunction with food security experts nationwide as well as survey method experts within the Census Bureau and was reviewed in 2006 by the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council. This supplemental information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular monthly CPS interviewing. Interviews will be conducted using Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) and Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) methods. Authority: Legislative authority for the planned data collection are 7 U.S.C. 2204a and 7 CFR 2.67. These statutes authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Administrator of the Economic Research Service to conduct research and collect statistics on the U.S. food system, consumers, and human nutrition. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this data collection is estimated to average 7.2 minutes (after rounding) for each household that responds to the labor force portion of the CPS. The estimate is based on the average proportion of respondents that were asked each question in recent survey years (2012–2016) and typical reading and response times for the questions. The estimate assumes an 80 percent response rate to the supplement. The estimated total number of respondents is based on the average of the two years out of the last five years with the largest numbers of sampled households in the survey. E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 28410 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 19, 2018 / Notices Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 53,802. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,465 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Alisha Coleman-Jensen at the address in the preamble. Comments: 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 will 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 used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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 should be sent to the address in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, May 22, 2018. Mary Bohman, Administrator, Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2018–13114 Filed 6–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–18–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Georgia Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Georgia Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST. The purpose of the meeting is continuing discussion of the Georgia Olmstead Decision regarding civil rights issues in the state. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Public Call Information: (audio): Dial: 1–877–879–6203, Conference ID: 5147180. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Jun 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Hinton, DFO, at jhinton@usccr.gov or 404–562–7006. 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. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organizations they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference call. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and 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 Regional Program Unit Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 230 S. Dearborn, Suite 2120, Chicago, IL 60604. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Regional Director, Jeffrey Hinton at jhinton@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Program Unite Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Program Unit, 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, Georgia Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, https:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Southern Regional Office at the above email or street address. Agenda Welcome and Introductions Discussion continues: Georgia Olmstead Decision. Director of Atlanta Legal Aid (Decatur, GA office) will present some information Open Comment Adjournment PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 13, 2018. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2018–13057 Filed 6–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meetings of the Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: 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 Ohio Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a series of meetings via conference call for the purpose of preparing for a public hearing on educating funding in the state. DATES: The meetings will be held on: • Thursday, June 28 at 10 a.m. EDT • Wednesday, July 11 at 12 p.m. EDT • Monday, July 23 at 12 p.m. EDT • Monday, August 27 at 12 p.m. EDT Public Call Information: Dial: 877– 604–9673, Conference ID: 1551373. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. SUMMARY: Members of the public can listen to these discussions. These meetings are available to the public through the above listed toll free number. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. 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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. 83, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 19, 2018 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Economic Research Service


Notice of Intent To Request Renewal of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Economic Research Service, Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations, this 
notice announces the Economic Research Service's (ERS) intention to 
request renewal of approval for an annual information collection on 
supplemental food security questions in the Current Population Survey 
(CPS), commencing with the December 2019 survey. These data will be 
used: to monitor household-level food security and food insecurity in 
the United States; to assess food security and changes in food security 
for population subgroups; to assess the need for, and performance of, 
domestic food assistance programs; to improve the measurement of food 
security; and to provide information to aid in public policy decision 
making.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 20, 2018 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Alisha 
Coleman-Jensen, Food Assistance Branch, Food Economics Division, 
Economic Research Service, Room 5-229B, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Mail 
Stop 1800, Washington, DC 20050-1800. Submit electronic comments to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alisha Coleman-Jensen at the address 
in the preamble. Tel. 202-694-5456.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement.
    OMB Number: 0536-0043.
    Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2018.
    Type of Request: Intent To Seek Approval To Extend an Information 
Collection for 3 Years.
    Abstract: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(Pub. L. 104-13) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, 
August 29, 1995), this notice announces the ERS intention to request 
renewal of approval for an annual information collection. The U.S. 
Census Bureau will supplement the December CPS, beginning in 2019, with 
questions regarding household food shopping, use of food and nutrition 
assistance programs, food sufficiency, and difficulties in meeting 
household food needs. A similar supplement has been appended to the CPS 
annually since 1995. The last collection was in December 2017.
    ERS is responsible for conducting studies and evaluations of the 
Nation's food and nutrition assistance programs that are administered 
by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U.S. Department of 
Agriculture. In Fiscal Year 2017, the Department spent about $99 
billion to ensure access to nutritious, healthful diets for all 
Americans. The Food and Nutrition Service administers the 15 food 
assistance programs of the USDA including the Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called the Food Stamp Program, the 
National School Lunch Program, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition 
Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These programs, which 
serve 1 in 4 Americans, represent our Nation's commitment to the 
principle that no one in our country should lack the food needed for an 
active, healthy life. They provide a safety net to people in need. The 
programs' goals are to provide needy persons with access to a more 
nutritious diet, to improve the eating habits of the Nation's children, 
and to help America's farmers by providing an outlet for the 
distribution of food purchased under farmer assistance authorities.
    The data collected by the food security supplement will be used to 
monitor the prevalence of food security and the prevalence and severity 
of food insecurity among the Nation's households. The prevalence of 
these conditions as well as year-to-year trends in their prevalence 
will be estimated at the national level and for population subgroups. 
The data will also be used to monitor the amounts that households spend 
for food and their use of community food pantries and emergency 
kitchens. These statistics along with research based on the data will 
be used to identify the causes and consequences of food insecurity, and 
to assess the need for, and performance of, domestic food assistance 
programs. The data will also be used to improve the measurement of food 
security and to develop measures of additional aspects and dimensions 
of food security. This consistent measurement of the extent and 
severity of food insecurity will aid in policy decision-making.
    The supplemental survey instrument was developed in conjunction 
with food security experts nationwide as well as survey method experts 
within the Census Bureau and was reviewed in 2006 by the Committee on 
National Statistics of the National Research Council. This supplemental 
information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone 
interviews in conjunction with the regular monthly CPS interviewing. 
Interviews will be conducted using Computer Assisted Personal Interview 
(CAPI) and Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) methods.
    Authority: Legislative authority for the planned data collection 
are 7 U.S.C. 2204a and 7 CFR 2.67. These statutes authorize the 
Secretary of Agriculture and the Administrator of the Economic Research 
Service to conduct research and collect statistics on the U.S. food 
system, consumers, and human nutrition.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this data 
collection is estimated to average 7.2 minutes (after rounding) for 
each household that responds to the labor force portion of the CPS. The 
estimate is based on the average proportion of respondents that were 
asked each question in recent survey years (2012-2016) and typical 
reading and response times for the questions. The estimate assumes an 
80 percent response rate to the supplement. The estimated total number 
of respondents is based on the average of the two years out of the last 
five years with the largest numbers of sampled households in the 
survey.

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    Respondents: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 53,802.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,465 hours. Copies 
of this information collection can be obtained from Alisha Coleman-
Jensen at the address in the preamble.
    Comments: 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 will 
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 used; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
(d) 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 should be 
sent to the address in the preamble. All responses to this notice will 
be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All 
comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, May 22, 2018.
Mary Bohman,
Administrator, Economic Research Service, United States Department of 
Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2018-13114 Filed 6-18-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-18-P