Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Performance Reporting System, Management Evaluation, 30083-30084 [2019-13611]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices 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. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES National Institute of Food and Agriculture Title: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). OMB Control Number: 0524–0044. Summary of Collection: The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a unique program that began in 1969 and is designed to reach limited resource audiences, especially youth and families with young children. EFNEP operates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and in American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The objectives of EFNEP are to assist families and youth with limited resources in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being. Need and Use of the Information: NIFA will collect information using Web-Based Nutrition Education Evaluation and Reporting System (WebNEERS), which is an integrated database system that stores information on: (1) Programmatic results: (A) Adult program participants, their family structure and dietary practices; (B) youth group participants; and (C) staff; and (2) programmatic plans (D) annual budget; and (E) annual program plans. Without the information it would be extremely difficult for the national office to compare, assess, and analyze the effectiveness and the impact of EFNEP without the annual collection of data. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 75. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 15,440. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–13562 Filed 6–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–09–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Performance Reporting System, Management Evaluation 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 is an extension of a currently approved collection under OMB No. 0584–0010, which is due to expire October 31, 2019. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: 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. Comments may be sent to: Simon Miller, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 08.0051, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Simon Miller at 703–305–4397 or via email to simon.miller@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 Simon Miller at 703–605–3205. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30083 Title: Performance Reporting System, Management Evaluation. OMB Number: 0584–0010. Expiration Date: October 31, 2022. Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The purpose of the Performance Reporting System (PRS) is to ensure that each State agency and project area is operating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in accordance with the requirements of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act) (7 U.S.C. 2011, et seq.), as amended, and corresponding program regulations. Under Section 11 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 2020), State agencies must maintain necessary records to ascertain that SNAP is operating in compliance with the Act and regulations and must make these records available to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for inspection and audit. Per Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 275, each State agency is required to submit one Management Evaluation (ME) review schedule every one, two, or three years, depending on the project area make-up of the State, unless the State receives approval for an alternative Management Evaluation review schedule. Under 7 CFR part 275, each State must establish a system for analysis and evaluation of all data available to the State. Data analysis and evaluation is an ongoing process that facilitates the development of effective and prompt corrective action. Under 7 CFR part 275, State agencies must prepare a corrective action plan (CAP) addressing identified deficiencies. The State agencies must develop a system for monitoring and evaluating corrective action and submit CAP updates, as necessary. Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government; Respondent Type: SNAP State and local agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53 State agencies. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: State agencies will submit one review schedule and one corrective action plan per year, and will conduct and document ME reviews for an average total of 27 project areas, totaling 29 responses per State agency. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,537 (53 State agencies * 29 estimated responses per State Agency). Estimated Time per Response: FNS estimates that it takes 4 hours to prepare a review schedule, and that each of the 53 State agencies will submit one review schedule per year resulting in a total burden of 212 hours (53 State E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 30084 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices agencies * 1 review schedule * 4 hours). FNS estimates that it takes on average approximately 80 hours to develop a comprehensive State and local corrective action plan, resulting in a total of 4,240 hours (80 hours * 53 State plans). FNS estimates that it takes an average of 340 hours to conduct a review. It is estimated that ME reviews are conducted for one-half of the total Section of CFR number of project areas (1,430). Therefore, FNS estimates that it takes approximately 486,200 hours annually for State agencies to conduct their reviews (340 hours × 1,430 ME reviews). FNS also estimates that the time necessary for recordkeeping, that is, the time required for State agencies to document and maintain the findings of an ME review for internal purposes is Estimated # respondent Respondent Responses annually per respondent/ reviews 0.1169 hours, or 7 minutes, per State record. If State agencies each maintain approximately 29 records, then the total amount of time for recordkeeping required is 180 hours (1,537 records * 0.1169 hours). See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. Total annual responses (Col. b × c) Estimated avg. # of hours per response Estimated total hours (Col. d × e) Reporting Burden 7 CFR 275.20 ............ 7 CFR 275.16–18 ...... 7 CFR 275.19 ............ Total Reporting Burden. State and local agencies review schedule. State and Local corrective action plan development. State and Local agencies conducting reviews. 53 1 53 4 212 53 1 53 80 4,240 53 27 1,430 340 486,200 ...................................................... 53 29 1,537 ........................ 490,652 Recordkeeping Burden 7 CFR 275.4 .............. State and local agencies ............. 53 29 1,537 .1169 179.68 Total Recordkeeping Burden. ...................................................... 53 ........................ 1,537 ........................ 180 The total estimated annual reporting burden is as follows: Prepare Review Schedules: 4 × 53 = 212 hours Prepare Corrective Action Plans: 80 × 53 = 4,240 hours Conduct ME Reviews: 340 × 1,430 = 486,200 hours Record Keeping: .1169 × 1,537 = 180 hours Estimated Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: 490,832 hours Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 29,449,920 minutes (490,832 hours). Dated: June 19, 2019. Brandon Lipps, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2019–13611 Filed 6–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees Forest Service, USDA. Call for nominations. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the Secure Rural School SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 Resource Advisory Committees (SRS RACs) pursuant to the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Additional information on the SRS RACs can be found by visiting the SRS RACs website at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/pts/. DATES: Written nominations (containing a completed application packet that includes the nominee’s name, resume, and completed Form AD–755 (Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information)) must be received by July 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION under Nomination and Application Information for the address of the SRS RAC Regional Coordinators accepting nominations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leanne Veldhuis, National Partnership Coordinator, Forest Service Secure Rural Schools Program, by telephone at (202) 649–1177 or by email at lveldhuis@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background In accordance with the provisions of FACA, the Secretary of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the purpose of improving collaborative relationships among people who use and care for National Forests and provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with SRS Title II. The duties of SRS RACs include monitoring projects, advising the Secretary on the progress and results of monitoring efforts, and making recommendations to the Forest Service for any appropriate changes or adjustments to the projects being monitored by the SRS RACs. SRS RACs Membership The SRS RACs will be comprised of 15 members, no fewer than 9 members in accordance with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018; hereafter, 2018 Farm Bill. Members will be approved by the Secretary of Agriculture except in Arizona and Montana, where they will be approved by the Regional Forester and each will serve a 4-year term. SRS RACs membership will be balanced in terms of the points of view represented and functions to be performed. The SRS RACs shall include representation from the following interest areas: (1) Five persons who represent: E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 123 (Wednesday, June 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30083-30084]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13611]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Performance Reporting System, Management Evaluation

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 is an extension of a 
currently approved collection under OMB No. 0584-0010, which is due to 
expire October 31, 2019.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 26, 2019.

ADDRESSES: 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.
    Comments may be sent to: Simon Miller, Food and Nutrition Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 08.0051, 
Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the 
attention of Simon Miller at 703-305-4397 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 Simon 
Miller at 703-605-3205.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Performance Reporting System, Management Evaluation.
    OMB Number: 0584-0010.
    Expiration Date: October 31, 2022.
    Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved 
collection.
    Abstract: The purpose of the Performance Reporting System (PRS) is 
to ensure that each State agency and project area is operating the 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in accordance with the 
requirements of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act) (7 U.S.C. 
2011, et seq.), as amended, and corresponding program regulations. 
Under Section 11 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 2020), State agencies must 
maintain necessary records to ascertain that SNAP is operating in 
compliance with the Act and regulations and must make these records 
available to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for inspection and 
audit.
    Per Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 275, each State agency 
is required to submit one Management Evaluation (ME) review schedule 
every one, two, or three years, depending on the project area make-up 
of the State, unless the State receives approval for an alternative 
Management Evaluation review schedule.
    Under 7 CFR part 275, each State must establish a system for 
analysis and evaluation of all data available to the State. Data 
analysis and evaluation is an ongoing process that facilitates the 
development of effective and prompt corrective action.
    Under 7 CFR part 275, State agencies must prepare a corrective 
action plan (CAP) addressing identified deficiencies. The State 
agencies must develop a system for monitoring and evaluating corrective 
action and submit CAP updates, as necessary.
    Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government; Respondent 
Type: SNAP State and local agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53 State agencies.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: State agencies will 
submit one review schedule and one corrective action plan per year, and 
will conduct and document ME reviews for an average total of 27 project 
areas, totaling 29 responses per State agency.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,537 (53 State agencies * 29 
estimated responses per State Agency).
    Estimated Time per Response: FNS estimates that it takes 4 hours to 
prepare a review schedule, and that each of the 53 State agencies will 
submit one review schedule per year resulting in a total burden of 212 
hours (53 State

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agencies * 1 review schedule * 4 hours). FNS estimates that it takes on 
average approximately 80 hours to develop a comprehensive State and 
local corrective action plan, resulting in a total of 4,240 hours (80 
hours * 53 State plans). FNS estimates that it takes an average of 340 
hours to conduct a review. It is estimated that ME reviews are 
conducted for one-half of the total number of project areas (1,430). 
Therefore, FNS estimates that it takes approximately 486,200 hours 
annually for State agencies to conduct their reviews (340 hours x 1,430 
ME reviews). FNS also estimates that the time necessary for 
recordkeeping, that is, the time required for State agencies to 
document and maintain the findings of an ME review for internal 
purposes is 0.1169 hours, or 7 minutes, per State record. If State 
agencies each maintain approximately 29 records, then the total amount 
of time for recordkeeping required is 180 hours (1,537 records * 0.1169 
hours).
    See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type 
of respondent.

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                                                                            Estimated #    annually per    Total annual   Estimated avg.     Estimated
              Section of CFR                         Respondent             respondent      respondent/      responses    # of hours per    total hours
                                                                                              reviews      (Col. b x c)      response      (Col. d x e)
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                                                                    Reporting Burden
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7 CFR 275.20..............................  State and local agencies                  53               1              53               4             212
                                             review schedule.
7 CFR 275.16-18...........................  State and Local corrective                53               1              53              80           4,240
                                             action plan development.
7 CFR 275.19..............................  State and Local agencies                  53              27           1,430             340         486,200
                                             conducting reviews.
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    Total Reporting Burden................  ............................              53              29           1,537  ..............         490,652
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                                                                  Recordkeeping Burden
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7 CFR 275.4...............................  State and local agencies....              53              29           1,537           .1169          179.68
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    Total Recordkeeping Burden............  ............................              53  ..............           1,537  ..............             180
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    The total estimated annual reporting burden is as follows:

Prepare Review Schedules: 4 x 53 = 212 hours
Prepare Corrective Action Plans: 80 x 53 = 4,240 hours
Conduct ME Reviews: 340 x 1,430 = 486,200 hours
Record Keeping: .1169 x 1,537 = 180 hours
Estimated Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: 490,832 
hours

    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 29,449,920 minutes 
(490,832 hours).

    Dated: June 19, 2019.
Brandon Lipps,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
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