Agency Information Collection Activities: Employment and Training Performance Measurement, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements, 19901-19902 [2019-09254]

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[FR Doc. 2019–09276 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Employment and Training Performance Measurement, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements 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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for annual outcome data for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) programs, as mandated by Section 16(h)(5) of the Food and Nutrition Act (FNA) and as amended by section 4022 of the Agricultural Act of 2014. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Moira Johnston, Director, SNAP, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 806, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via email to moira.johnston@usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 May 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://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 Moira Johnston at 703–305–2515. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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. Title: SNAP E&T Performance Measure, Monitoring, and Reporting Requirements. Form Number: Not applicable. OMB Number: 0584–0614. Expiration Date: 9/30/2019. Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations at 7 CFR 273.7(c)(17) requires State agencies to submit annual outcome reports to monitor the effectiveness of SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) programs. State agencies must maintain records in order to support data reported in the annual outcome reports. The information collected on the annual outcome report includes: (1) The number and percentage of E&T participants who retain employment 2 quarters and 4 quarters after completing E&T; (2) the median wages for participants with earnings 2 quarters after completion of E&T; (3) the number and percentage of participants that completed a training, education, work experience or on-the-job training component; (4) certain unique characteristics of SNAP E&T participants; and (5) additional reporting requirements for State PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19901 agencies that pledge to serve all at-risk Able-bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs). State agencies are also required to identify appropriate outcome reporting measures for each proposed component that is intended to serve a threshold number of participants of at least 100 a year. The reporting measures for these components are identified in State agencies’ E&T plans and the outcome data will be reported to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in State agencies’ annual outcome reports. State agencies are required to report outcome data annually. With this information, FNS will be able to identify more, and less, successful E&T practices and work with State agencies to improve their E&T programs. This process is critical to building a more effective E&T operation nationally that will help move more individuals into the workforce. State agencies use a combination of methods to collect the outcome data, including existing automated data systems, new data collection, sampling methods, and some direct contact with SNAP E&T participants. FNS estimates that the ongoing additional time burden will average no more than about 231 hours annually per State (about one and a half staff-months) on average (12,233 hours per year for all States). The breakdown of the 231 hours is itemized in the table below. FNS believes this estimate may be somewhat high since more States have moved to collecting data through automated data systems which requires less time than data collected through direct contact with SNAP E&T participants. Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government. Respondent groups identified include State agencies administering the SNAP E&T program in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of respondents is 53 State agencies, including the agencies responsible for SNAP administration in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The 53 State agencies are required to submit data on the outcome report annualy. State agencies will be required to maintain data to support 1 report per year. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 53. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated time of response, including recordkeeping and reporting is 32.796 hours per response. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 12,233 hours. E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 19902 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / Notices See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. ESTIMATED ONGOING REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN HOURS Annual report/ record filed Total annual responses Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Description of activity 272.1(f) Recordkeeping. 273.7(c)(17)(i) Reporting. ............................................................ 53 1 53 1 53 E&T participants who have earnings in the second quarter after completion of E&T. E&T participants who have earnings in the fourth quarter after completion of E&T. Median quarterly earnings ................. 53 1 53 40 2,120 53 1 53 40 2,120 53 1 53 40 2,120 E&T participants that completed a training, educational, work experience or an on-the-job training component within 6 months after completion of participation in E&T. Characteristics of E&T participants, some broken out by 4 above measures. Measures in a State agencies’ E&T plan for components that are designed to serve at least 100 E&T participants a year. Information about ABAWDs from State agencies that have committed to offering them participation in a qualifying activity. 45 1 45 80 3,600 53 1 53 20 1,060 53 1 53 20 1,060 10 1 10 10 100 ............................................................ 53 7 320 38 12,180 ............................................................ 53 1 53 1 53 ............................................................ 53 7.03774 373 32.7962 12,233 273.7(c)(17)(ii) Reporting. 273.7(c)(17)(iii) Reporting. 273.7(c)(17)(iv) Reporting. 273.7(c)(17)(v) & (vi) Reporting. 273.7(c)(17)(vii) Reporting. 273.7(c)(17)(viii) Reporting. Total Reporting. Total Recordkeeping. Total .............. Dated: April 26, 2019. Brandon Lipps, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2019–09254 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Klamath National Forest; California; Pumice Vegetation Management Project Forest Service, USDA. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 88 (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19901-19902]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09254]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Employment and Training 
Performance Measurement, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements

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 an 
extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for 
annual outcome data for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
(SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) programs, as mandated by Section 
16(h)(5) of the Food and Nutrition Act (FNA) and as amended by section 
4022 of the Agricultural Act of 2014.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 8, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Moira Johnston, Director, SNAP, 
Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park 
Center Drive, Room 806, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be 
submitted via email to [email protected]. 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 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 Moira 
Johnston at 703-305-2515.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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.
    Title: SNAP E&T Performance Measure, Monitoring, and Reporting 
Requirements.
    Form Number: Not applicable.
    OMB Number: 0584-0614.
    Expiration Date: 9/30/2019.
    Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved 
collection.
    Abstract: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
regulations at 7 CFR 273.7(c)(17) requires State agencies to submit 
annual outcome reports to monitor the effectiveness of SNAP Employment 
and Training (E&T) programs. State agencies must maintain records in 
order to support data reported in the annual outcome reports.
    The information collected on the annual outcome report includes: 
(1) The number and percentage of E&T participants who retain employment 
2 quarters and 4 quarters after completing E&T; (2) the median wages 
for participants with earnings 2 quarters after completion of E&T; (3) 
the number and percentage of participants that completed a training, 
education, work experience or on-the-job training component; (4) 
certain unique characteristics of SNAP E&T participants; and (5) 
additional reporting requirements for State agencies that pledge to 
serve all at-risk Able-bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs). State 
agencies are also required to identify appropriate outcome reporting 
measures for each proposed component that is intended to serve a 
threshold number of participants of at least 100 a year. The reporting 
measures for these components are identified in State agencies' E&T 
plans and the outcome data will be reported to the Food and Nutrition 
Service (FNS) in State agencies' annual outcome reports. State agencies 
are required to report outcome data annually.
    With this information, FNS will be able to identify more, and less, 
successful E&T practices and work with State agencies to improve their 
E&T programs. This process is critical to building a more effective E&T 
operation nationally that will help move more individuals into the 
workforce.
    State agencies use a combination of methods to collect the outcome 
data, including existing automated data systems, new data collection, 
sampling methods, and some direct contact with SNAP E&T participants. 
FNS estimates that the ongoing additional time burden will average no 
more than about 231 hours annually per State (about one and a half 
staff-months) on average (12,233 hours per year for all States).
    The breakdown of the 231 hours is itemized in the table below. FNS 
believes this estimate may be somewhat high since more States have 
moved to collecting data through automated data systems which requires 
less time than data collected through direct contact with SNAP E&T 
participants.
    Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government. Respondent 
groups identified include State agencies administering the SNAP E&T 
program in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. 
Virgin Islands.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of 
respondents is 53 State agencies, including the agencies responsible 
for SNAP administration in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam 
and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The 53 State agencies 
are required to submit data on the outcome report annualy. State 
agencies will be required to maintain data to support 1 report per 
year.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 53.
    Estimated Time per Response: The estimated time of response, 
including recordkeeping and reporting is 32.796 hours per response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 12,233 hours.

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    See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type 
of respondent.

                                               Estimated Ongoing Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Hours
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                                                                                                                              Average
           Regulation section                Description of activity         Number of    Annual report/   Total annual    burden hours    Total  burden
                                                                            respondents    record  filed     responses     per response        hours
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272.1(f) Recordkeeping.................  ...............................              53               1              53               1              53
273.7(c)(17)(i) Reporting..............  E&T participants who have                    53               1              53              40           2,120
                                          earnings in the second quarter
                                          after completion of E&T.
273.7(c)(17)(ii) Reporting.............  E&T participants who have                    53               1              53              40           2,120
                                          earnings in the fourth quarter
                                          after completion of E&T.
273.7(c)(17)(iii) Reporting............  Median quarterly earnings......              53               1              53              40           2,120
273.7(c)(17)(iv) Reporting.............  E&T participants that completed              45               1              45              80           3,600
                                          a training, educational, work
                                          experience or an on-the-job
                                          training component within 6
                                          months after completion of
                                          participation in E&T.
273.7(c)(17)(v) & (vi) Reporting.......  Characteristics of E&T                       53               1              53              20           1,060
                                          participants, some broken out
                                          by 4 above measures.
273.7(c)(17)(vii) Reporting............  Measures in a State agencies'                53               1              53              20           1,060
                                          E&T plan for components that
                                          are designed to serve at least
                                          100 E&T participants a year.
273.7(c)(17)(viii) Reporting...........  Information about ABAWDs from                10               1              10              10             100
                                          State agencies that have
                                          committed to offering them
                                          participation in a qualifying
                                          activity.
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    Total Reporting....................  ...............................              53               7             320              38          12,180
    Total Recordkeeping................  ...............................              53               1              53               1              53
    Total..............................  ...............................              53         7.03774             373         32.7962          12,233
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    Dated: April 26, 2019.
Brandon Lipps,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-09254 Filed 5-6-19; 8:45 am]
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