Notice of Intent To Request Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 50694-50695 [2021-19572]

Download as PDF 50694 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 173 Friday, September 10, 2021 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 Economic Research Service Notice of Intent To Request Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection Economic Research Service, Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations, this notice announces the Economic Research Service’s (ERS) intention to request renewal of approval for an annual information collection on supplemental food security questions in the Current Population Survey (CPS), commencing with the December 2022 survey. These data will be used: To monitor household-level food security and food insecurity in the United States; to conduct research on food security and changes in food security for population subgroups; to assess the need for, and performance of, domestic food assistance programs; to improve the measurement of food security; and to provide information to aid in public policy decision making. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 9, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: All comments should be submitted electronically to alisha.coleman-jensen@usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alisha Coleman-Jensen at the address in the preamble. Tel. 202–694–5456. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement. OMB Number: 0536–0043. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2022. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 Type of Request: Intent To Seek Approval To Extend an Information Collection for 3 Years. Abstract: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the ERS intention to request renewal of approval for an annual information collection. The U.S. Census Bureau will supplement the December CPS, beginning in 2022, with questions regarding household food shopping, use of food and nutrition assistance programs, food sufficiency, and difficulties in meeting household food needs. A similar supplement has been appended to the CPS annually since 1995. The last collection was in December 2020. ERS is one of the 13 principal statistical agencies of the federal government and is responsible for conducting studies and evaluations of the Nation’s food and nutrition assistance programs that are administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Fiscal Year 2020, the Department spent about $122.1 billion to ensure access to nutritious, healthful diets for all Americans. The Food and Nutrition Service administers the 15 nutrition assistance programs of the USDA including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called the Food Stamp Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These programs, which serve 1 in 4 Americans over the course of a year, represent our Nation’s commitment to the principle that no one in our country should lack the food needed for an active, healthy life. These programs provide a nutrition safety net to people in need. The programs’ goals are to provide needy persons with access to a more nutritious diet, to improve the eating habits of the Nation’s children, and to help America’s farmers by providing an outlet for the distribution of food purchased under farmer assistance authorities. The data collected by the food security supplement will be used to monitor the prevalence of food security and the prevalence and severity of food insecurity among the Nation’s households. The prevalence of these PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conditions as well as year-to-year trends in their prevalence will be estimated at the national level and for population subgroups. The data will also be used to monitor the amounts that households spend for food and their use of community food pantries and other community food assistance. These statistics along with research based on the data will be used to identify the causes and consequences of food insecurity, and to assess the need for, and performance of, domestic food assistance programs. The data will also be used to improve the measurement of food security and to develop measures of additional aspects and dimensions of food security. This consistent measurement of the extent and severity of food insecurity will aid in policy decision-making. The supplemental survey instrument was developed in conjunction with food security experts nationwide as well as survey method experts within the Census Bureau and was reviewed in 2006 by the Committee on National Statistics of the National Research Council. This supplemental information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone interviews in conjunction with the regular monthly CPS interviewing. Interviews will be conducted using Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) and Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) methods. Authority: Legislative authority for the planned data collection are 7 U.S.C. 2204a and 7 CFR 2.67. These statutes authorize the Secretary of Agriculture and the Administrator of the Economic Research Service to conduct research and collect statistics on the U.S. food system, consumers, and human nutrition. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this data collection is estimated to average 7.2 minutes (after rounding) for each household that responds to the labor force portion of the CPS. The estimate is based on the average proportion of respondents that were asked each question in recent survey years (2014–2018), proposed updates, and typical reading and response times for the questions. The estimate assumes an 80 percent response rate to the supplement. The estimated total number of respondents is based on the largest annual sample in recent survey years. E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 173 / Friday, September 10, 2021 / Notices Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 53,901. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,479 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Alisha Coleman-Jensen at the address in the preamble. Comments: 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 will 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 used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments should be sent to the address in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC. Spiro Stefanou, Administrator, Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2021–19572 Filed 9–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Intent To Issue Forest Order Closing Areas Along the Wildland Urban Interface on the Eastern Side of the Huachuca Mountains to Recreational Shooting Forest Service, Agriculture, (USDA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is giving notice of its intent to issue a forest order closing areas in proximity to canyon roads on the eastern side of the Huachuca Mountains in the vicinity of the City of Sierra Vista, Fort Huachuca, and the communities of Hereford and Palominas, Arizona to recreational shooting in advance of the public comment period for the proposed closure. At the end of the period of jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 advance notice, the Forest Service will solicit public comments, as specified in this notice, on the proposed forest order. DATES: Advance notice of the opportunity to provide public comment on a proposed recreational shooting order is being provided until September 17, 2021. Beginning on September 17, 2021, the Forest Service will accept comments on the proposed forest order for 60 days. The notice of opportunity for public comment will be posted on the Coronado National Forest web page at https://www.fs.usda.gov/coronado/ and at the Forest Service’s website at www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/ regulations-policies. ADDRESSES: The proposed forest order and the justification for the forest order are available on the Coronado National Forest web page https:// www.fs.usda.gov/coronado/ and at the Forest Service’s website at www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/ regulations-policies or can be viewed at the Sierra Vista Ranger District Office, Coronado National Forest, 4070 S Avenida Saracino, Hereford, AZ 85615. Please call ahead to ensure access: 520– 378–0311. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celeste Kinsey, District Ranger, 520– 378–0311, celeste.kinsey@usda.gov. Individuals who use telecommunications devices for the hearing-impaired (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Advance Notice and Public Comment Procedures Section 4103 of the John D. Dingell, Jr., Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (Pub. L. 116–9) requires that the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service, provide public notice and comment before permanently or temporarily closing any National Forest System lands to hunting, fishing, or recreational shooting. Section 4103 applies to the proposed forest order closing areas in proximity to canyon roads on the eastern side of the Huachuca Mountains in the vicinity of the City of Sierra Vista, Fort Huachuca, and the communities of Hereford and Palominas, Arizona to recreational shooting, with the exception of hunting under Arizona state law. The public notice and comment process in section 4103(b)(2) requires the Secretary to publish an advance notice of intent, in the Federal Register, of the proposed closure in advance of the public comment period for the closure. This notice meets the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50695 requirement to publish a notice of intent in the Federal Register in advance of the public comment period. Following the notice of intent, section 4103(b)(2) requires an opportunity for public comment. Because the proposed forest order would permanently close areas in proximity to canyon roads on the eastern side of the Huachuca Mountains in the vicinity of the City of Sierra Vista, Fort Huachuca, and the communities of Hereford and Palominas, Arizona to recreational shooting, the public comment period must be not less than 60 days. Beginning on September 17, 2021, the Forest Service will accept public comments on the proposed order for 60 days. The notice of opportunity for public comment will be posted on the Coronado National Forest web page at https://www.fs.usda.gov/coronado/ and at the Forest Service’s website at www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/ regulations-policies. Section 4103(b)(2) requires the Forest Service to respond to public comments received on the proposed order before issuing a final order, including an explanation of how any significant issues raised by the comments were resolved and, if applicable, how resolution of those issues affected the proposed order or the justification for the proposed order. The response to comments on the proposed order, justification for the final order, and the issuance of the final forest order will all be posted on the Coronado National Forest web page at https:// www.fs.usda.gov/coronado/ and at the Forest Service’s website at www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/ regulations-policies. II. Background and Need for Forest Order This permanent recreational shooting closure is needed to address the potential for significant harm to human health and safety, the threat of wildfire resulting from ricocheting ammunition, as well as harm to wildlife habitat and vegetation resulting from the discharge of firearms in tight canyon areas within the Wildland Urban Interface, specifically, Ash, Lutz, Stump, Hunter, Miller, Carr, and Brown Canyons. Approximately 71,900 people live within close proximity to, or along, the National Forest boundary in the vicinity of these canyons, and this convenient access results in heavy forest use. The area that is proposed for closure to recreational shooting falls generally in multiple sections of Township 23 S., Range 20 E., and comprises all National Forest System lands within a quarter mile of all National Forest System roads (specifically, National Forest System E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 173 / Friday, September 10, 2021 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Economic Research Service


Notice of Intent To Request Renewal of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Economic Research Service, Agriculture (USDA).

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations, this 
notice announces the Economic Research Service's (ERS) intention to 
request renewal of approval for an annual information collection on 
supplemental food security questions in the Current Population Survey 
(CPS), commencing with the December 2022 survey. These data will be 
used: To monitor household-level food security and food insecurity in 
the United States; to conduct research on food security and changes in 
food security for population subgroups; to assess the need for, and 
performance of, domestic food assistance programs; to improve the 
measurement of food security; and to provide information to aid in 
public policy decision making.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 9, 2021 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: All comments should be submitted electronically to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alisha Coleman-Jensen at the address 
in the preamble. Tel. 202-694-5456.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement.
    OMB Number: 0536-0043.
    Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2022.
    Type of Request: Intent To Seek Approval To Extend an Information 
Collection for 3 Years.
    Abstract: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(Pub. L. 104-13) and OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, 
August 29, 1995), this notice announces the ERS intention to request 
renewal of approval for an annual information collection. The U.S. 
Census Bureau will supplement the December CPS, beginning in 2022, with 
questions regarding household food shopping, use of food and nutrition 
assistance programs, food sufficiency, and difficulties in meeting 
household food needs. A similar supplement has been appended to the CPS 
annually since 1995. The last collection was in December 2020.
    ERS is one of the 13 principal statistical agencies of the federal 
government and is responsible for conducting studies and evaluations of 
the Nation's food and nutrition assistance programs that are 
administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U.S. Department 
of Agriculture. In Fiscal Year 2020, the Department spent about $122.1 
billion to ensure access to nutritious, healthful diets for all 
Americans. The Food and Nutrition Service administers the 15 nutrition 
assistance programs of the USDA including the Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called the Food Stamp Program, the 
National School Lunch Program, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition 
Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These programs, which 
serve 1 in 4 Americans over the course of a year, represent our 
Nation's commitment to the principle that no one in our country should 
lack the food needed for an active, healthy life. These programs 
provide a nutrition safety net to people in need. The programs' goals 
are to provide needy persons with access to a more nutritious diet, to 
improve the eating habits of the Nation's children, and to help 
America's farmers by providing an outlet for the distribution of food 
purchased under farmer assistance authorities.
    The data collected by the food security supplement will be used to 
monitor the prevalence of food security and the prevalence and severity 
of food insecurity among the Nation's households. The prevalence of 
these conditions as well as year-to-year trends in their prevalence 
will be estimated at the national level and for population subgroups. 
The data will also be used to monitor the amounts that households spend 
for food and their use of community food pantries and other community 
food assistance. These statistics along with research based on the data 
will be used to identify the causes and consequences of food 
insecurity, and to assess the need for, and performance of, domestic 
food assistance programs. The data will also be used to improve the 
measurement of food security and to develop measures of additional 
aspects and dimensions of food security. This consistent measurement of 
the extent and severity of food insecurity will aid in policy decision-
making.
    The supplemental survey instrument was developed in conjunction 
with food security experts nationwide as well as survey method experts 
within the Census Bureau and was reviewed in 2006 by the Committee on 
National Statistics of the National Research Council. This supplemental 
information will be collected by both personal visit and telephone 
interviews in conjunction with the regular monthly CPS interviewing. 
Interviews will be conducted using Computer Assisted Personal Interview 
(CAPI) and Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) methods.
    Authority: Legislative authority for the planned data collection 
are 7 U.S.C. 2204a and 7 CFR 2.67. These statutes authorize the 
Secretary of Agriculture and the Administrator of the Economic Research 
Service to conduct research and collect statistics on the U.S. food 
system, consumers, and human nutrition.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this data 
collection is estimated to average 7.2 minutes (after rounding) for 
each household that responds to the labor force portion of the CPS. The 
estimate is based on the average proportion of respondents that were 
asked each question in recent survey years (2014-2018), proposed 
updates, and typical reading and response times for the questions. The 
estimate assumes an 80 percent response rate to the supplement. The 
estimated total number of respondents is based on the largest annual 
sample in recent survey years.

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    Respondents: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 53,901.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,479 hours. Copies 
of this information collection can be obtained from Alisha Coleman-
Jensen at the address in the preamble.
    Comments: 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 will 
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 used; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
(d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments should be 
sent to the address in the preamble. All responses to this notice will 
be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All 
comments will also become a matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC.
Spiro Stefanou,
Administrator, Economic Research Service, United States Department of 
Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2021-19572 Filed 9-9-21; 8:45 am]
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