Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Information Collection for the Child and Adult Care Food Program, 70930-70931 [2019-27764]

Download as PDF 70930 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Information Collection for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Food and Nutrition Service, 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 revision of a currently approved information collection. SUMMARY: Written comments must be received on or before February 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to Andrea Farmer, Community Meals Branch, Policy and Program Development Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Andrea Farmer at 703–305–6294 or via email to Andrea.Farmer@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 Andrea Farmer, Community Meals Branch, Policy and Program Development Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314. DATES: 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 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: 7 CFR part 226, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Form Number: None. OMB Number: 0584–0055. Expiration Date: February 29, 2020. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Section 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA), as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1766), authorizes the CACFP to provide cash reimbursement and commodity assistance, on a per meal basis, for food service to children in nonresidential child care centers and family day care homes, and to eligible adults in nonresidential adult day care centers. The USDA, through FNS, has established application, monitoring, and reporting requirements to manage the CACFP effectively. The purpose of this submission to OMB is to obtain approval to continue the discussed information collection. States and service institutions participating in the CACFP will submit to FNS account and record information reflecting their efforts to comply with statutory and regulatory Program requirements. Examples of data collected and reported with this collection include, but are not limited to: Applications and supporting documents; records of enrollment; records supporting the free and reduced price eligibility determinations; daily records indicating numbers of program participants in attendance and the number of meals served by type and category; and receipts, invoices and other records of CACFP costs and documentation of non-profit operation of food service. This is a revision of a currently approved information collection (ICR). Section 17 of the National School Lunch Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1766), authorizes the Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP). Under this Program, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to provide cash reimbursement and commodity assistance, on a per meal basis, for food service to children in nonresidential child care centers and family or group day care homes, and to eligible adults in nonresidential adult day care centers. This renewal revises reporting and recordkeeping burden and adds public disclosure burden not captured in the previous ICR. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reporting and recordkeeping burden had to be adjusted because of decreases in the number of sponsoring organizations and facilities, and an increase in the number of enrolled participants who are required to submit information. In order to ensure that the ICR adequately represents the reporting burden associated with operating CACFP, FNS included the requirement that State agencies must comply with policy, instructions, guidance, and handbooks issued by USDA. Similarly, FNS also adjusted the burden hours associated with reviewing materials to comply with all regulations issued by USDA for institutions. In the past, reviewing policy, instructions, guidance, and handbooks were burden implied with implementing CACFP, however, it was not included in the burden table. Adding the hours it would take to review materials is important because it allows USDA to capture the burden of operating CACFP. FNS also separated out burden associated with the serious deficiency process for new, renewing, and participating institutions. Finally, in this revision, FNS included the reporting burden for State agencies and institutions associated with submitting documents of corrective action and other records related to operating the program such as administrative budget, notice of proposed suspension, and notice of corrective actions. In this renewal, FNS added public disclosure burden associated with requirements regarding public notification about the CACFP, which have been a part of the CACFP regulations but were not included in the burden estimates for the currently approved information collection. FNS also included public disclosure burden for State agencies per policy guidance, which allows State agencies to issue media releases on behalf of the institutions. Public disclosure burden hours for State agencies were not captured in the past. However, through feedback from State agencies, FNS adjusted the burden hours because FNS learned that many State agencies issue a public notice on behalf of their institutions. The current OMB inventory for this collection includes reporting and recordkeeping burden that consists of 2,481,136 hours. As explained above, due to a combination of decreased respondents and additional public disclosure and reporting requirements, program burden increased from 2,481,136 hours to 3,703,593 hours. The recordkeeping burden decreased from 610,724 hours to 568,460 hours. In contrast, the reporting burden increased E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices from 1,870,412 hours to 3,132,359 hours, and the public disclosure burden increased form zero hours to 2,773 hours. The average burden per response and the annual burden hours for reporting and recordkeeping are explained below and summarized in the charts that follow. Affected Public: Respondent groups identified include: (1) 56 State agencies, (2) 26,002 institutions, (3) 165,717 facilities (includes 96,778 family day care homes and 68,939 sponsored center facilities), and (4) 3,240,194 households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,443,062. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.081. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 14,049,884.920. Estimated Time per Response: 0.264 hrs. 70931 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,703,593.386 hrs. Current OMB Inventory: 2,481,135.751 hrs. Difference (Burden Revisions Requested): 1,222,457.64 hrs. Refer to Table 1 below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. TABLE 1—PUBLIC DISCLOSURE BURDEN Estimated number of respondents Respondent Reporting Burden: State agencies/Local/Tribal Governments ..................................... Institution ........................................ Businesses (Facility) ....................... Household ....................................... Total annual responses Estimated avg. number of hours per response Estimated total hours 56 26,002 165,717 3,240,194 568.161 30.393 12.000 3.256 31,817.000 790,266.000 1,988,604.000 10,549,145.920 0.134 1.854 0.396 0.083 4,248.562 1,465,046.812 787,485.000 875,579.111 3,431,969 3.893 13,359,832.920 0.234 3,132,359.486 56 22,130 165,717 27.000 8.147 3.000 1,512.000 180,296.000 497,151.000 1.370 0.384 1.000 2,072.000 69,237.650 497,151.000 187,903 3.613 678,959.000 0.837 568,460.650 28 11,065 1.000 1.000 28.000 11,065.000 0.250 0.250 7.000 2,766.250 Total Estimated Public Disclosure Burden ......................... 11,093 1.000 11,093.000 0.250 2,773.250 Total of Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Public Disclosure: Total ................................................ 3,443,062 4.081 14,049,884.920 0.264 3,703,593.386 Total Estimated Reporting Burden ....................................... Recordkeeping Burden: State agencies/Local/Tribal Governments ..................................... Institutions ....................................... Businesses (Facility) ....................... Total Estimated Recordkeeping Burden .................... Public Disclosure Burden: State agencies/Local/Tribal Governments ..................................... Institution ........................................ Dated: December 16, 2019. Pamilyn Miller, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2019–27764 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Tennessee Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Responses annually per respondent Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, that the Tennessee Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Friday, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 January 10, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. Central Time, to continue discussion of its report on legal financial obligations. Public Call Information: Dial: 800– 367–2403; Conference ID: 3970860. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Mussatt (Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit) at dmussatt@ usccr.gov or (312) 353–8311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 800–367–2403, conference ID number: 3970860. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Midwestern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn St., Suite 2120, Chicago, IL 60604. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 247 (Thursday, December 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70930-70931]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27764]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Information Collection for the Child and Adult Care 
Food Program

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, 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 revision 
of a currently approved information collection.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before February 24, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to Andrea Farmer, Community Meals 
Branch, Policy and Program Development Division, Child Nutrition 
Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314. Comments may also be 
submitted via fax to the attention of Andrea Farmer at 703-305-6294 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 Andrea 
Farmer, Community Meals Branch, Policy and Program Development 
Division, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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: 7 CFR part 226, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
    Form Number: None.
    OMB Number: 0584-0055.
    Expiration Date: February 29, 2020.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Section 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School 
Lunch Act (NSLA), as amended, (42 U.S.C. 1766), authorizes the CACFP to 
provide cash reimbursement and commodity assistance, on a per meal 
basis, for food service to children in nonresidential child care 
centers and family day care homes, and to eligible adults in 
nonresidential adult day care centers. The USDA, through FNS, has 
established application, monitoring, and reporting requirements to 
manage the CACFP effectively. The purpose of this submission to OMB is 
to obtain approval to continue the discussed information collection. 
States and service institutions participating in the CACFP will submit 
to FNS account and record information reflecting their efforts to 
comply with statutory and regulatory Program requirements. Examples of 
data collected and reported with this collection include, but are not 
limited to: Applications and supporting documents; records of 
enrollment; records supporting the free and reduced price eligibility 
determinations; daily records indicating numbers of program 
participants in attendance and the number of meals served by type and 
category; and receipts, invoices and other records of CACFP costs and 
documentation of non-profit operation of food service.
    This is a revision of a currently approved information collection 
(ICR). Section 17 of the National School Lunch Act, as amended (42 
U.S.C. 1766), authorizes the Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP). 
Under this Program, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to 
provide cash reimbursement and commodity assistance, on a per meal 
basis, for food service to children in nonresidential child care 
centers and family or group day care homes, and to eligible adults in 
nonresidential adult day care centers. This renewal revises reporting 
and recordkeeping burden and adds public disclosure burden not captured 
in the previous ICR.
    Reporting and recordkeeping burden had to be adjusted because of 
decreases in the number of sponsoring organizations and facilities, and 
an increase in the number of enrolled participants who are required to 
submit information. In order to ensure that the ICR adequately 
represents the reporting burden associated with operating CACFP, FNS 
included the requirement that State agencies must comply with policy, 
instructions, guidance, and handbooks issued by USDA. Similarly, FNS 
also adjusted the burden hours associated with reviewing materials to 
comply with all regulations issued by USDA for institutions. In the 
past, reviewing policy, instructions, guidance, and handbooks were 
burden implied with implementing CACFP, however, it was not included in 
the burden table. Adding the hours it would take to review materials is 
important because it allows USDA to capture the burden of operating 
CACFP. FNS also separated out burden associated with the serious 
deficiency process for new, renewing, and participating institutions. 
Finally, in this revision, FNS included the reporting burden for State 
agencies and institutions associated with submitting documents of 
corrective action and other records related to operating the program 
such as administrative budget, notice of proposed suspension, and 
notice of corrective actions.
    In this renewal, FNS added public disclosure burden associated with 
requirements regarding public notification about the CACFP, which have 
been a part of the CACFP regulations but were not included in the 
burden estimates for the currently approved information collection. FNS 
also included public disclosure burden for State agencies per policy 
guidance, which allows State agencies to issue media releases on behalf 
of the institutions. Public disclosure burden hours for State agencies 
were not captured in the past. However, through feedback from State 
agencies, FNS adjusted the burden hours because FNS learned that many 
State agencies issue a public notice on behalf of their institutions.
    The current OMB inventory for this collection includes reporting 
and recordkeeping burden that consists of 2,481,136 hours. As explained 
above, due to a combination of decreased respondents and additional 
public disclosure and reporting requirements, program burden increased 
from 2,481,136 hours to 3,703,593 hours. The recordkeeping burden 
decreased from 610,724 hours to 568,460 hours. In contrast, the 
reporting burden increased

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from 1,870,412 hours to 3,132,359 hours, and the public disclosure 
burden increased form zero hours to 2,773 hours. The average burden per 
response and the annual burden hours for reporting and recordkeeping 
are explained below and summarized in the charts that follow.
    Affected Public: Respondent groups identified include: (1) 56 State 
agencies, (2) 26,002 institutions, (3) 165,717 facilities (includes 
96,778 family day care homes and 68,939 sponsored center facilities), 
and (4) 3,240,194 households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,443,062.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.081.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 14,049,884.920.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.264 hrs.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 3,703,593.386 hrs.
    Current OMB Inventory: 2,481,135.751 hrs.
    Difference (Burden Revisions Requested): 1,222,457.64 hrs.
    Refer to Table 1 below for estimated total annual burden for each 
type of respondent.

                                                            Table 1--Public Disclosure Burden
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                                                                                  Responses                           Estimated avg.
                        Respondent                          Estimated number     annually per       Total annual     number of hours    Estimated total
                                                             of respondents       respondent         responses         per response          hours
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Reporting Burden:
    State agencies/Local/Tribal Governments..............                 56            568.161         31,817.000              0.134          4,248.562
    Institution..........................................             26,002             30.393        790,266.000              1.854      1,465,046.812
    Businesses (Facility)................................            165,717             12.000      1,988,604.000              0.396        787,485.000
    Household............................................          3,240,194              3.256     10,549,145.920              0.083        875,579.111
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        Total Estimated Reporting Burden.................          3,431,969              3.893     13,359,832.920              0.234      3,132,359.486
Recordkeeping Burden:
    State agencies/Local/Tribal Governments..............                 56             27.000          1,512.000              1.370          2,072.000
    Institutions.........................................             22,130              8.147        180,296.000              0.384         69,237.650
    Businesses (Facility)................................            165,717              3.000        497,151.000              1.000        497,151.000
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        Total Estimated Recordkeeping Burden.............            187,903              3.613        678,959.000              0.837        568,460.650
Public Disclosure Burden:
    State agencies/Local/Tribal Governments..............                 28              1.000             28.000              0.250              7.000
    Institution..........................................             11,065              1.000         11,065.000              0.250          2,766.250
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        Total Estimated Public Disclosure Burden.........             11,093              1.000         11,093.000              0.250          2,773.250
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Total of Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Public Disclosure:
    Total................................................          3,443,062              4.081     14,049,884.920              0.264      3,703,593.386
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    Dated: December 16, 2019.
Pamilyn Miller,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-27764 Filed 12-23-19; 8:45 am]
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