Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Operating Guidelines, Forms and Waivers, 65965-65967 [2019-26043]

Download as PDF 65965 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 231 Monday, December 2, 2019 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 Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Operating Guidelines, Forms and Waivers 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 information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection. This information collection consists of five components of State agency reporting and/or recordkeeping: A budget projection statement, a program activity report, State plans of operation updates, waiver requests, and other plans and submissions such as advance planning documents for information systems and for electronic benefit transfer (EBT) systems. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before January 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Jane Duffield, Branch Chief, State Administration Branch, Program Accountability and Administration Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 818, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via email to SM.FN.SNAPSAB@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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Nov 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 Evan Sieradzki 703–605–3212. 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: Operating Guidelines, Forms and Waivers. OMB Number: 0584–0083. Forms: SNAP Waiver Request Template. Expiration Date: July 31, 2020. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Section 16(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act) authorizes 50 percent Federal reimbursement for State agency costs to administer the program. 7 CFR 272.2(a) of SNAP regulations states that State agencies shall periodically plan and budget program operations and establish objectives for the next year. The basic components of the State Plan of Operation are the Federal/State Agreement, the Budget Projection Statement (FNS–366A) and the Program Activity Statement (FNS–366B) (7 CFR 272.2(a)(2)). Under 7 CFR 272.2(c), the State agency shall annually submit to FNS for approval a Budget Projection Statement which shall contain projections for each quarter of the next Federal Fiscal Year and a narrative justification document explaining the assumptions used to arrive at the projections. The reporting burden [a total of 3,876 burden hours and 267 total annual responses] for forms FNS– 366A, has 696 burden hours and 55 total PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 annual responses and FNS–366B has 3,180 total burden hours and 212 total annual responses) was merged in the burden for the Food Programs Reporting System (OMB control number 0584– 0594, expiration date September 30, 2019, currently under review); therefore, reporting hours associated with these forms are not included in this notice. However, recordkeeping requirements for these forms remains in this OMB Control Number. The State agency shall also submit quarterly a Program Activity Statement soliciting a summary of Program activity for the State agency’s operations during the preceding reporting period. In addition, certain attachments to the plan as specified in subparagraphs (c) and (d) are to be submitted. As specified in subparagraph (f), State agencies only have to provide FNS with changes to these attachments as they occur. Consequently, these attachments are considered State plan updates. Under Section 11(o) of the Act, each State agency is required to develop and submit plans for the use of automated data processing (ADP) and information retrieval systems to administer SNAP. Section 16(a) of the Act authorizes partial Federal reimbursement of State costs for State ADP systems that the Secretary determines will assist meeting the requirements of the Act, meets conditions prescribed by the Secretary, are likely to provide more efficient and effective administration of the program, and are compatible with certain other Federally-funded systems. Under 7 CFR 277.18(c)(1) of SNAP regulations, State agencies must obtain prior written approval from FNS when it plans to enhance, replace, or acquire Information System (IS) equipment with a total acquisition cost of $6 million or more in Federal and State funds. The State agency must submit an Advance Planning Document (APD) prior to acquiring planning services and an Implementation APD prior to acquiring ADP equipment or services. Additionally, State agencies administering SNAP may submit formal written requests, SNAP waiver requests, to obtain approval from FNS to deviate from a specific program rule or regulation. Current procedures require that in order for FNS to approve a SNAP waiver request, the State agency must submit the SNAP Waiver Request template to FNS. Due to ongoing E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 65966 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2019 / Notices technical complications, the SNAP Workflow Information Management (SWIM) system has been suspended however, FNS may consider its use in the future. This suspension does not modify the currently approved burden hours in any way and States will continue to submit the SNAP Waiver Requests electronically via email. Burden Estimates: The burden within this collection consists of reporting and recordkeeping burden for the State Plan of Operation Updates and APD Plans or Updates; and only recordkeeping burden for forms FNS–366A and FNS– 366B. The current burden is 1,095.76 hours (1,056.04 reporting hours and 39.72 recordkeeping hours. The calculation of the burden for each of these components is described below: resulting in estimated burden hours of 348.74 (53 × 6.58 = 348.74). APD Plans or Updates. We estimate that up to 53 State agencies may submit on an average of 4 APD, plan, or update submission for a total of 212 annual responses at an average estimate of 2.5 hours per respondent. The reporting burden is 530 hours. SNAP Waiver Requests. FNS estimates that out of 53 State agencies 45 State will submit 3.94 of the three identified waivers annually for a total number of 177.3 Waivers annually. Completion and submission of these waivers take approximately 1 hour for a total of 177.3 burden hours annually. Reporting Reporting Burden Estimates: Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.35. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 442.3. Estimated Reporting Time per Response: 2.3876. Estimated Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 1,056.04. State Plan of Operation Updates. 53 State agencies submit one 1 response annually for a total of 53 annual responses. The reporting burden for submission of updates to State Plans of Operation is 6.58 hours per respondent, Affected public Burden activities Forms State Agencies ..... Plan of Operations Other APD Plan or Update. SNAP Waiver Requests. .............................. .............................. Number of respondents CFR citations Reporting Frequency of response Time per response (hrs) Total annual responses Annual reporting burden hours 272.2 277.18 53.00 53.00 1.00 4.00 53.00 212.00 6.58 2.50 348.74 530.00 272.3(c) 45.00 3.94 177.30 1.00 177.30 Reporting Total Burden Estimates ................................................................. 53.00 8.35 442.30 2.3876 1,056.04 SNAP Waiver Template. Recordkeeping Recordkeeping Burden Estimates: Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government Agencies. Estimated Number of Recordkeepers: 53. Estimated Number of Records per Recordkeepers: 9.85. Estimated Total Annual Records: 522. Estimated Recordkeeping Time per Recordkeepers: 0.07609. Estimated Annual Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 39.72. FNS–366A. State agencies are required to submit to FNS for approval a Budget Projection Statement, Form FNS–366A, which includes projections of the total Federal costs for major areas of program operations. There is a total of 53 recordkeepers for each activity. Affected public Each State agency submits 1 response annually for a total of 53 annual responses. A copy is maintained for 3 years. It takes approximately 0.05 minutes to maintain each record. Total annual recordkeeping burden for FNS– 366A is estimated at 2.65 hours annually per recordkeeper. FNS–366B. State agencies are required to submit to FNS quarterly, a Program Activity Statement, Form FNS–366B, providing a summary of program activity for the State agency’s operations during its preceding quarter. Each State agency submits 4 responses annually for a total of 212 annual responses; each record takes approximately 0.05 minutes to maintain. The annual recordkeeping burden for FNS–366B is estimated annually at 2.65 hours per recordkeeper. State Plan of Operation Updates. Each State agency submits 1 response annually for a total of 45 annual responses; each record takes approximately 0.07 minutes to maintain. The annual recordkeeping burden for updates to State Plans of Operation as attachments to the FNS– 366B is 3.15 hours per recordkeeper. Other APD Plans and Updates. FNS estimated that up to 53 State agencies may submit an average of 4 APD, Plan, or Update submissions and approximately 212 records at an average estimate of 0.11 minutes per recordkeeper for an estimated total of 23.32 recordkeeping burden for this activity hours. Form No. or activity Number recordkeepers Number records per respondent Estimate total annual records (c × d) Hours per recordkeeper Total burden (e × f) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) Recordkeeping jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES State Agencies .................... Recordkeeping Total Burden Estimates. VerDate Sep<11>2014 FNS–366A .......................... FNS–366B .......................... Plan of Operations Updates Other APD Plan or Update 53.00 53.00 45.00 53.00 1.00 4.00 1.00 4.00 53.00 212.00 45.00 212.00 0.05 0.05 0.07 0.11 2.65 10.60 3.15 23.32 ............................................. 53.00 9.85 522.00 0.076091954 39.72 18:18 Nov 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2019 / Notices Dated: November 18, 2019. Pamilyn Miller, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2019–26043 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection: Youth Conservation Corps Application and Medical History Forest Service, USDA. Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USDA Forest Service and certain Department of Interior agencies are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of a currently approved information collection, Youth Conservation Corps Application and Medical History. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before January 31, 2020 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Volunteers & Service Program Manager, USDA, Forest Service, Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources, 201 14th Street NW, Mailstop 1125, Washington, DC 20024. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to 202–205–1145 or by email to: keyana.ellis@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at USDA, Forest Service, Washington Office, Sidney R. Yates Building during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 202–205–0650 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keyana C. Ellis Reynolds, Ph.D., Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources staff, at 202–205–0650, keyana.ellis@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Youth Conservation Corps Application and Medical History. OMB Number: 0596–0084. Expiration Date of Approval: 01/31/ 2020. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Nov 29, 2019 Jkt 250001 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Under the Youth Conservation Corps Act of August 13, 1970, as amended (U.S. 18701–1706), the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Department of Interior; cooperate to provide seasonal employment for eligible youth 15 through 18 years old. The Youth Conservation Corps stresses three important objectives: 1. Accomplish needed conservation work on public lands; 2. Provide gainful employment for 15 to 18 year-old males and females from all social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds; and 3. Foster, on the part of the 15 through 18 year-old youth, an understanding and appreciation of the Nation’s natural resources and heritage. Youths seeking training and employment with the Youth Conservation Corps must complete the following forms: FS–1800–18 Youth Conservation Corps Application, and FS–1800–3, Youth Conservation Corps Medical History. The applicant’s parent or guardian must sign both forms. The application and medical history form are evaluated by participating agencies to determine the eligibility of each youth for employment with the Youth Conservation Corps. FS–1800–18, Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Application: Applicants are asked to answer questions that include their name; date of birth; age; mailing address; telephone numbers; email address; gender; desired work location; where they learned about the program; certification of ability to apply for/provide social security number, citizenship or permanent residency documentation, work permit, and understanding of the conditions of job/ role; Parent/Guardian Contact Information (if under 18); and why they want to enroll in a YCC program. Estimate of Annual Burden: 23 minutes per form per respondent. Type of Respondents: Youth 15 through 18 years old seeking seasonal employment with the above-named agencies through the YCC program. Please note that if an applicant is under the age of 18; a Parent/Guardian may respond for the youth. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 8,500 respondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,256 hours. FS–1800–3, Youth Conservation Corps Medical History: Accepted applicants are asked to provide contact information, age, date of birth, gender, PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 65967 emergency contact information, parent or guardian’s contact information and signature, medical insurance information, medical history including vaccination history, previous and current illnesses or conditions that may affect ability to perform certain tasks, primary language, ethnic background (optional), exercise currently undertaken, and swimming ability. The purpose of this form is to certify the youth’s physical fitness to work in the seasonal employment program. Estimate of Annual Burden: 23 minutes per form per respondent. Type of Respondents: Youth 15 through 18 years old seeking seasonal employment with the above-named agencies, through the YCC program. Please note that if an applicant is under the age of 18, a Parent/Guardian may respond for the youth. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2,909 respondents. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,105 hours. Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, 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 respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: November 6, 2019. Michiko Martin, Director, Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources. [FR Doc. 2019–25943 Filed 11–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2019 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): 
Operating Guidelines, Forms and Waivers

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 information collection. This is a revision of a currently 
approved collection. This information collection consists of five 
components of State agency reporting and/or recordkeeping: A budget 
projection statement, a program activity report, State plans of 
operation updates, waiver requests, and other plans and submissions 
such as advance planning documents for information systems and for 
electronic benefit transfer (EBT) systems.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before January 31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Jane Duffield, Branch Chief, State 
Administration Branch, Program Accountability and Administration 
Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
3101 Park Center Drive, Room 818, 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 Evan 
Sieradzki 703-605-3212.

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: Operating Guidelines, Forms and Waivers.
    OMB Number: 0584-0083.
    Forms: SNAP Waiver Request Template.
    Expiration Date: July 31, 2020.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Section 16(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the 
Act) authorizes 50 percent Federal reimbursement for State agency costs 
to administer the program. 7 CFR 272.2(a) of SNAP regulations states 
that State agencies shall periodically plan and budget program 
operations and establish objectives for the next year. The basic 
components of the State Plan of Operation are the Federal/State 
Agreement, the Budget Projection Statement (FNS-366A) and the Program 
Activity Statement (FNS-366B) (7 CFR 272.2(a)(2)). Under 7 CFR 
272.2(c), the State agency shall annually submit to FNS for approval a 
Budget Projection Statement which shall contain projections for each 
quarter of the next Federal Fiscal Year and a narrative justification 
document explaining the assumptions used to arrive at the projections. 
The reporting burden [a total of 3,876 burden hours and 267 total 
annual responses] for forms FNS-366A, has 696 burden hours and 55 total 
annual responses and FNS-366B has 3,180 total burden hours and 212 
total annual responses) was merged in the burden for the Food Programs 
Reporting System (OMB control number 0584-0594, expiration date 
September 30, 2019, currently under review); therefore, reporting hours 
associated with these forms are not included in this notice. However, 
recordkeeping requirements for these forms remains in this OMB Control 
Number. The State agency shall also submit quarterly a Program Activity 
Statement soliciting a summary of Program activity for the State 
agency's operations during the preceding reporting period. In addition, 
certain attachments to the plan as specified in subparagraphs (c) and 
(d) are to be submitted. As specified in subparagraph (f), State 
agencies only have to provide FNS with changes to these attachments as 
they occur. Consequently, these attachments are considered State plan 
updates. Under Section 11(o) of the Act, each State agency is required 
to develop and submit plans for the use of automated data processing 
(ADP) and information retrieval systems to administer SNAP. Section 
16(a) of the Act authorizes partial Federal reimbursement of State 
costs for State ADP systems that the Secretary determines will assist 
meeting the requirements of the Act, meets conditions prescribed by the 
Secretary, are likely to provide more efficient and effective 
administration of the program, and are compatible with certain other 
Federally-funded systems. Under 7 CFR 277.18(c)(1) of SNAP regulations, 
State agencies must obtain prior written approval from FNS when it 
plans to enhance, replace, or acquire Information System (IS) equipment 
with a total acquisition cost of $6 million or more in Federal and 
State funds. The State agency must submit an Advance Planning Document 
(APD) prior to acquiring planning services and an Implementation APD 
prior to acquiring ADP equipment or services. Additionally, State 
agencies administering SNAP may submit formal written requests, SNAP 
waiver requests, to obtain approval from FNS to deviate from a specific 
program rule or regulation. Current procedures require that in order 
for FNS to approve a SNAP waiver request, the State agency must submit 
the SNAP Waiver Request template to FNS. Due to ongoing

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technical complications, the SNAP Workflow Information Management 
(SWIM) system has been suspended however, FNS may consider its use in 
the future. This suspension does not modify the currently approved 
burden hours in any way and States will continue to submit the SNAP 
Waiver Requests electronically via email.
    Burden Estimates: The burden within this collection consists of 
reporting and recordkeeping burden for the State Plan of Operation 
Updates and APD Plans or Updates; and only recordkeeping burden for 
forms FNS-366A and FNS-366B. The current burden is 1,095.76 hours 
(1,056.04 reporting hours and 39.72 recordkeeping hours. The 
calculation of the burden for each of these components is described 
below:

Reporting

    Reporting Burden Estimates: Affected Public: State, Local and 
Tribal Government Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 8.35.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 442.3.
    Estimated Reporting Time per Response: 2.3876.
    Estimated Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 1,056.04.
    State Plan of Operation Updates. 53 State agencies submit one 1 
response annually for a total of 53 annual responses. The reporting 
burden for submission of updates to State Plans of Operation is 6.58 
hours per respondent, resulting in estimated burden hours of 348.74 (53 
x 6.58 = 348.74).
    APD Plans or Updates. We estimate that up to 53 State agencies may 
submit on an average of 4 APD, plan, or update submission for a total 
of 212 annual responses at an average estimate of 2.5 hours per 
respondent. The reporting burden is 530 hours.
    SNAP Waiver Requests. FNS estimates that out of 53 State agencies 
45 State will submit 3.94 of the three identified waivers annually for 
a total number of 177.3 Waivers annually. Completion and submission of 
these waivers take approximately 1 hour for a total of 177.3 burden 
hours annually.

Reporting

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             Affected public                   Burden activities                 Forms             CFR citations     Number of     Frequency of    Total annual      Time per        reporting
                                                                                                                    respondents      response        responses    response (hrs)   burden hours
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State Agencies..........................  Plan of Operations........  ..........................           272.2           53.00            1.00           53.00            6.58          348.74
                                          Other APD Plan or Update..  ..........................          277.18           53.00            4.00          212.00            2.50          530.00
                                          SNAP Waiver Requests......  SNAP Waiver Template......        272.3(c)           45.00            3.94          177.30            1.00          177.30
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    Reporting Total Burden Estimates............................................................................           53.00            8.35          442.30          2.3876        1,056.04
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Recordkeeping

    Recordkeeping Burden Estimates: Affected Public: State, Local and 
Tribal Government Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Recordkeepers: 53.
    Estimated Number of Records per Recordkeepers: 9.85.
    Estimated Total Annual Records: 522.
    Estimated Recordkeeping Time per Recordkeepers: 0.07609.
    Estimated Annual Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 39.72.
    FNS-366A. State agencies are required to submit to FNS for approval 
a Budget Projection Statement, Form FNS-366A, which includes 
projections of the total Federal costs for major areas of program 
operations. There is a total of 53 recordkeepers for each activity. 
Each State agency submits 1 response annually for a total of 53 annual 
responses. A copy is maintained for 3 years. It takes approximately 
0.05 minutes to maintain each record. Total annual recordkeeping burden 
for FNS-366A is estimated at 2.65 hours annually per recordkeeper.
    FNS-366B. State agencies are required to submit to FNS quarterly, a 
Program Activity Statement, Form FNS-366B, providing a summary of 
program activity for the State agency's operations during its preceding 
quarter. Each State agency submits 4 responses annually for a total of 
212 annual responses; each record takes approximately 0.05 minutes to 
maintain. The annual recordkeeping burden for FNS-366B is estimated 
annually at 2.65 hours per recordkeeper.
    State Plan of Operation Updates. Each State agency submits 1 
response annually for a total of 45 annual responses; each record takes 
approximately 0.07 minutes to maintain. The annual recordkeeping burden 
for updates to State Plans of Operation as attachments to the FNS-366B 
is 3.15 hours per recordkeeper.
    Other APD Plans and Updates. FNS estimated that up to 53 State 
agencies may submit an average of 4 APD, Plan, or Update submissions 
and approximately 212 records at an average estimate of 0.11 minutes 
per recordkeeper for an estimated total of 23.32 recordkeeping burden 
for this activity hours.

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              Affected public                   Form No. or activity          Number      Number records  annual records     Hours per     Total burden
                                                                           recordkeepers  per respondent      (c x d)      recordkeeper       (e x f)
                                            (b).........................             (c)             (d)             (e)             (f)             (g)
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State Agencies............................  FNS-366A....................           53.00            1.00           53.00            0.05            2.65
                                            FNS-366B....................           53.00            4.00          212.00            0.05           10.60
                                            Plan of Operations Updates..           45.00            1.00           45.00            0.07            3.15
                                            Other APD Plan or Update....           53.00            4.00          212.00            0.11           23.32
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      Recordkeeping Total Burden Estimates  ............................           53.00            9.85          522.00     0.076091954           39.72
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    Dated: November 18, 2019.
Pamilyn Miller,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-26043 Filed 11-29-19; 8:45 am]
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