Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Form FNS-380, Worksheet for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control (QC) Reviews, 28003-28004 [2019-12637]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices Dated: June 10, 2019. Brandon Lipps, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2019–12638 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Form FNS–380, Worksheet for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control (QC) Reviews 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 a renewal of a currently approved information collection request. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Stephanie Proska, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 822, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Stephanie Proska at 703–305–0928 or via email to SNAPHQ–WEB@ 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 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 Stephanie Proska at 703–305–2437. 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 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 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: Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s Quality Control Reviews. Form Number: FNS 380. OMB Control Number: 0584–0074. Expiration Date: September 30, 2019. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Section 16 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 provides the legislative basis for the operation of the Quality Control (QC) system. Part 275, Subpart C, of SNAP regulations implements the legislative mandates found in Section 16. Regulations at 7 CFR 275.1, 275.14(d) and 275.21(a) and (b)(1) provide the regulatory basis for the QC reporting requirements. Section 11(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 provides the legislative basis for the recordkeeping requirements. SNAP regulations, at 7 CFR 272.1(f), specify that program records must be retained for three years from the month of origin. Regulations at 7 CFR 275.4 specifically address record retention requirements for form FNS– 380. Form FNS–380, is a SNAP worksheet used to determine eligibility and benefits for households selected for review in the QC sample of active SNAP cases. This form provides a systematic means of aiding the State’s Quality Control Reviewer in analyzing the case record, planning and doing field investigation and gathering, comparing, analyzing and evaluating data. We estimate the total reporting burden for the collection of information to support SNAP QC as 428,745.53 hours. This includes approximately 8.9 hours for State Agencies to analyze each household case record including planning and carrying out the field investigation; gathering, comparing, analyzing and evaluating the review data and forwarding selected cases to the Food and Nutrition Service for PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28003 Federal validation, totaling approximately 404,923.30 hours for the entire caseload. We are also including an average interview burden of 30 minutes (0.5 hours) for each household, creating a reporting burden for them for 22,748.50 hours. Additionally, we estimate the recordkeeping burden per record for the State Agencies to be 0.0236 hours, thereby making the recordkeeping burden associated with this information collection for the State Agencies to be 1,073.73 hours. The total estimated reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection is 428,745.53 hours and 136,491 total annual responses for reporting and recordkeeping. Based on the most recent table of active case sample sizes and completion rates (FY2017), we estimate 45,497 FNS–380 worksheets and interviews will now be completed annually. We are requesting a three-year approval from OMB for this information collection. Affected Public: 45,550 (Households, and State, Local and Tribal Governments: Respondent groups identified include: 45,497 Households and 53 State Agencies). Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1,718 (The total number of responses per household is 1 and total number of responses per State, Local and Tribal Governments is 1,717 to include reporting and recordkeeping responses). Estimated Total Annual Responses: 136,491. This includes 45,497 sampled active cases for QC review, 45,497 reporting households, and 45,497 records being maintained by 53 State Agencies. Estimated Time per Response: 9.42 hours (The estimated time of response for State Agencies to report is approximately 534 minutes, 30 minutes for households to report, and the estimated response time for State Agencies to do recordkeeping is approximately 1.42 minutes. Therefore, the total time per response is approximately 565.42 minutes or 9.42 hours.) Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 428,745.53 hours. This includes 405,997.03 for State Agencies reporting and recordkeeping plus 27,748.50 Households reporting only. See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 28004 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices Estimated number respondents Respondent Estimated total responses annually per respondent Estimated total annual responses (Col. bxc) Estimated average number of hours per response Estimated total hours (Col. dxe) Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden State Agencies Reporting .................................................................. State Agencies Recordkeeping ......................................................... 53 53 858.43 858.43 45,497 45,497 8.9 0.0236 404,923.30 1,073.73 Subtotal Weighted Estimate States Reporting and Recordkeeping .................................................................................... Households Reporting ....................................................................... 53 45,497 1,716.86 1 90,994 45,497 8.9236 .5 405,997.03 22,748.50 Subtotal Households Reporting Only ......................................... 45,497 1 45,497 .5 22,748.50 Grand Total Reporting & Recordkeeping Burden for the entire collection—State Agencies and Households ......... 45,550 1,718 136,491 9.4236 428,745.53 Dated: May 29, 2019. Brandon Lipps, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2019–12637 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Settlement Pursuant to CERCLA; Blue Ledge Mine Site, Siskiyou County, California Forest Service, USDA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of settlement. AGENCY: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), notice is hereby given of an administrative settlement to resolve the alleged liability of the Trust of Michelle E. Tracey (Settling Party) for response costs incurred by the United States at or in connection with the Blue Ledge Mine Site (the ‘‘Site’’), a former copper mining site located in Siskiyou County, California, on land owned by the Trust. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the proposed settlement are available for public inspection at: Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, Oregon, 97504; and USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region, 1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204–2825. For technical information or a copy of the proposed settlement, contact Karen Gamble at the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Regional Office at (541) 523–1245. For legal information or a copy of the proposed settlement, khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 contact Gary M. Fremerman with USDA’s Office of the General Counsel, (202) 720–8041; email: gary.fremerman@usda.gov. Comments should reference the Blue Ledge Mine Site, Siskiyou County, California, and should be addressed to Gary M. Fremerman, USDA Office of the General Counsel, Room 2013-South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1412; phone (202) 720–8041; email: gary.fremerman@usda.gov. Legal information or a copy of the proposed settlement may also be obtained from Tessa Berman, Assistant Regional Counsel, Office of Regional Counsel (ORC–3–1), U.S. EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105; phone (415) 972–3472; fax: (417) 947–3570; email: berman.tessa@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of an administrative settlement to resolve the alleged liability of the Trust of Michelle E. Tracey (Settling Party) for response costs incurred by the United States at or in connection with the Blue Ledge Mine Site (the ‘‘Site’’), a former copper mining site located in Siskiyou County, California, on land owned by the Trust. Under the settlement, the Settling Party has agreed, among other things, to (1) transfer certain land owned by the Trust to the United States, and (2) provide the United States access to all of the land owned by the Trust at the Site to conduct cleanup and any other necessary activities. The United States has agreed to forego the collection of its costs incurred at the Site from the Trust because of the Trust’s financial inability to pay these costs. The settlement includes a PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 covenant not to sue the Settling Party pursuant to Sections 106 and 107of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. 9606 and 9607, with regard to the Site. For thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the United States will receive written comments relating to the settlement pursuant to CERCLA Section 122(i), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i). The United States will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The United States’ response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at: Rogue RiverSiskiyou National Forest, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, Oregon 97504; and USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region, 1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204–2825. Dated: May, 31, 2019. Frank R. Beum, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2019–12752 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Ochoco National Forest; Oregon; Ochoco Wild Horse Herd Management Plan Project Forest Service, USDA. Withdrawal of notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The Ochoco National Forest is withdrawing the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ochoco Wild Horse Herd Management Plan. The SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28003-28004]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12637]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Form FNS-380, Worksheet for Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control (QC) Reviews

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 a renewal 
of a currently approved information collection request.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 16, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Stephanie Proska, Food and 
Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center 
Drive, Room 822, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted 
via fax to the attention of Stephanie Proska at 703-305-0928 or 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 Stephanie 
Proska at 703-305-2437.

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: Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program's Quality Control Reviews.
    Form Number: FNS 380.
    OMB Control Number: 0584-0074.
    Expiration Date: September 30, 2019.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Section 16 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 provides 
the legislative basis for the operation of the Quality Control (QC) 
system. Part 275, Subpart C, of SNAP regulations implements the 
legislative mandates found in Section 16. Regulations at 7 CFR 275.1, 
275.14(d) and 275.21(a) and (b)(1) provide the regulatory basis for the 
QC reporting requirements.
    Section 11(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 provides the 
legislative basis for the recordkeeping requirements. SNAP regulations, 
at 7 CFR 272.1(f), specify that program records must be retained for 
three years from the month of origin. Regulations at 7 CFR 275.4 
specifically address record retention requirements for form FNS-380.
    Form FNS-380, is a SNAP worksheet used to determine eligibility and 
benefits for households selected for review in the QC sample of active 
SNAP cases. This form provides a systematic means of aiding the State's 
Quality Control Reviewer in analyzing the case record, planning and 
doing field investigation and gathering, comparing, analyzing and 
evaluating data.
    We estimate the total reporting burden for the collection of 
information to support SNAP QC as 428,745.53 hours. This includes 
approximately 8.9 hours for State Agencies to analyze each household 
case record including planning and carrying out the field 
investigation; gathering, comparing, analyzing and evaluating the 
review data and forwarding selected cases to the Food and Nutrition 
Service for Federal validation, totaling approximately 404,923.30 hours 
for the entire caseload. We are also including an average interview 
burden of 30 minutes (0.5 hours) for each household, creating a 
reporting burden for them for 22,748.50 hours. Additionally, we 
estimate the recordkeeping burden per record for the State Agencies to 
be 0.0236 hours, thereby making the recordkeeping burden associated 
with this information collection for the State Agencies to be 1,073.73 
hours. The total estimated reporting and recordkeeping burden for this 
collection is 428,745.53 hours and 136,491 total annual responses for 
reporting and recordkeeping.
    Based on the most recent table of active case sample sizes and 
completion rates (FY2017), we estimate 45,497 FNS-380 worksheets and 
interviews will now be completed annually. We are requesting a three-
year approval from OMB for this information collection.
    Affected Public: 45,550 (Households, and State, Local and Tribal 
Governments: Respondent groups identified include: 45,497 Households 
and 53 State Agencies).
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1,718 (The total 
number of responses per household is 1 and total number of responses 
per State, Local and Tribal Governments is 1,717 to include reporting 
and recordkeeping responses).
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 136,491. This includes 45,497 
sampled active cases for QC review, 45,497 reporting households, and 
45,497 records being maintained by 53 State Agencies.
    Estimated Time per Response: 9.42 hours (The estimated time of 
response for State Agencies to report is approximately 534 minutes, 30 
minutes for households to report, and the estimated response time for 
State Agencies to do recordkeeping is approximately 1.42 minutes. 
Therefore, the total time per response is approximately 565.42 minutes 
or 9.42 hours.)
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 428,745.53 hours. 
This includes 405,997.03 for State Agencies reporting and recordkeeping 
plus 27,748.50 Households reporting only. See the table below for 
estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent.

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                                                              Estimated     Estimated    Estimated
                                               Estimated        total         total       average     Estimated
                 Respondent                     number        responses       annual     number of   total hours
                                              respondents   annually per    responses    hours per    (Col. dxe)
                                                             respondent     (Col. bxc)    response
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                                       Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden
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State Agencies Reporting...................            53          858.43       45,497          8.9   404,923.30
State Agencies Recordkeeping...............            53          858.43       45,497       0.0236     1,073.73
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    Subtotal Weighted Estimate States                  53        1,716.86       90,994       8.9236   405,997.03
     Reporting and Recordkeeping...........
Households Reporting.......................        45,497               1       45,497           .5    22,748.50
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    Subtotal Households Reporting Only.....        45,497               1       45,497           .5    22,748.50
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        Grand Total Reporting &                    45,550           1,718      136,491       9.4236   428,745.53
         Recordkeeping Burden for the
         entire collection--State Agencies
         and Households....................
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    Dated: May 29, 2019.
Brandon Lipps,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-12637 Filed 6-14-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-30-P