Notice of Intent To Request Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 56239-56240 [2021-22002]

Download as PDF 56239 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 193 Friday, October 8, 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. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors United States African Development Foundation. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency’s programs and administration. This meeting will occur at the USADF office. DATES: The meeting date is Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held via teleconference. 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ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to pheny.weidman@usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pheny Weidman at the address in the preamble. Tel. 202–694–5013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for Survey Research Studies. OMB Number: 0536–0073. Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 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 from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a generic clearance that will allow ERS to rigorously develop, test, and evaluate its survey methodologies, instruments, and administration. The mission of ERS is to provide economic and other social science information and analysis for public and private decisions on agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural America. This request is part of an on-going initiative to improve ERS data product quality, as recommended by both its own guidelines and those of OMB. The purpose of this generic clearance is to allow ERS to evaluate, adopt, and use state-of-the-art and multidisciplinary research to improve and enhance the quality of its current data collections. This clearance will also be used to aid in the development of new surveys. It will help to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. ERS envisions using a variety of survey improvement techniques, as appropriate to the individual project DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under investigation. These include focus groups, market analysis, cognitive and usability laboratory and field techniques, exploratory interviews, behavior coding, and respondent debriefing. Following standard OMB requirements, ERS will inform OMB individually in writing of the purpose, scope, time frame, and number of burden hours used for each survey improvement or development project it undertakes under this generic clearance. ERS will also provide OMB with a copy of the data collection instrument (if applicable), and all other materials describing the project. Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). ERS intends to protect respondent information under the Privacy Act of 1974, Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985, and 7 U.S.C. 2276. ERS has decided not to invoke the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). The complexity and cost necessary to invoke CIPSEA is not justified given the nature of the collection; the collections would generally be conducted by ERS’ contractors and designed to be hosted in non-government owned computer systems, where CIPSEA compliance could not be assured. Specific details regarding information handling will be specified in individual submissions under this generic clearance. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for these collections of information is estimated to average from .5 to 1.5 hours per respondent, depending upon the information collection and the technique used to test for that particular collection. Respondents: Individuals or households, farms, and businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 3,630. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,820 hours. Public reporting burden for these collections of information is estimated to average from .5 to 1.5 hours per respondent, dependent upon the survey and the technique used to test for that particular survey. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Pheny Weidman at the address in the preamble. E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 56240 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 193 / Friday, October 8, 2021 / Notices 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. Spiro Stefanou, Administrator, Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2021–22002 Filed 10–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Food Program and Reporting System (FPRS) 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 a revision of a currently approved collection for the Food Programs Reporting System (FPRS). The purpose of FPRS is to enable data gathering for the reporting of data related to Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). FPRS is the primary collection point for FNS program performance statistics and financial data from State agencies, Indian Tribal Organizations and U.S. Territories running and operating the nutrition assistance programs. FNS is announcing a revision to the reporting requirements in the SNAP Employment and Training program, specifically FNS–583, SNAP jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 Employment and Training Program Activity Report, due to changes in rulemaking from the final rule titled, ‘‘Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,’’ RIN 0584–AE68 published January 5, 2021. This notice also announces the proposed revision of the FNS–366B, Program Activity Statement, to revise the currently collected data on initial and recertification applications. FNS is not requesting any other updates in this request. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted via fax to Moira Johnston at 703–305–2515 or via email to moira.johnston@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 Moira Johnston at 703–305–2515. 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: Food Programs Reporting System. Form Number: FNS–583, SNAP Employment and Training Program Activity Report and the FNS–366B, Program Activity Statement. OMB Number: 0584–0594. Expiration Date: 07/31/2023. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FNS–583 Revision The SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) program, established by the Food Security Act of 1985, helps able-bodied SNAP recipients find work or gain the skills, training, and experience that leads to employment. In accordance with 7 CFR 273.7(c)(9), State agencies are required to submit quarterly E&T Program Activity Reports containing monthly figures for participation in the program no later than 45 days after the end of each Federal fiscal quarter FNS uses Form FNS–583 to provide the format for this data. State agencies report this data using the online Food Program Reporting System (FPRS, OMB Control Number: 0584–0594; Expiration Date: 07/31/2023). The purpose of the E&T Program Activity Report (FNS–583) submitted and maintained in FPRS is to collect standard and consistent information on all States and Territories Work Registrants, E&T Participation, Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD), Program Activities, Components funded through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Office of Employment and Training (OET). The data collected through the FNS–583 is used by FNS to help with management decisions, supports policy initiatives, and provides insight into where OET can best offer Technical Assistance to States, thus supporting planning within the agency. The current data elements collected as part of the FNS–583 in accordance with 7 CFR 273.7(c)(9), ask State agencies to report on: • Newly work registered E&T participants; • Number of ABAWD applicants and recipients participating in qualifying components; • The number of all applicants and recipients participating in components; • The number of ABAWDS subject to the 3-month time limit (in accordance with 273.24(b)) who are exempt under the State agency’s discretionary exemptions under 273.24(g). Merging OMB-Approved Burden for the FNS–583 from OMB Control Number: 0584–0653 to OMB Control Number: 0584–0594: FNS intends to update the FNS–583 form to reflect changes made as a direct result of the final rule titled, ‘‘Employment and Training Opportunities in SNAP,’’ RIN 0584–AE68, published January 5, 2021, (86 FR 358). The information collection burden associated with FNS final rule, 7 CFR parts 271 and 273, ‘‘Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,’’ was approved under OMB Control Number: 0584–0653; Expiration E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 193 (Friday, October 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56239-56240]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22002]


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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, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the intention of the Economic Research Service (ERS) 
to request extension of a currently approved information collection, 
the Generic Clearance for Survey Research Studies.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 7, 2021 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pheny Weidman at the address in the 
preamble. Tel. 202-694-5013.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Generic Clearance for Survey Research Studies.
    OMB Number: 0536-0073.
    Expiration Date of Approval: May 31, 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 from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
a generic clearance that will allow ERS to rigorously develop, test, 
and evaluate its survey methodologies, instruments, and administration. 
The mission of ERS is to provide economic and other social science 
information and analysis for public and private decisions on 
agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural America. This request 
is part of an on-going initiative to improve ERS data product quality, 
as recommended by both its own guidelines and those of OMB.
    The purpose of this generic clearance is to allow ERS to evaluate, 
adopt, and use state-of-the-art and multi-disciplinary research to 
improve and enhance the quality of its current data collections. This 
clearance will also be used to aid in the development of new surveys. 
It will help to ensure that requested data can be provided in the 
desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is 
minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the 
impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly 
assessed.
    ERS envisions using a variety of survey improvement techniques, as 
appropriate to the individual project under investigation. These 
include focus groups, market analysis, cognitive and usability 
laboratory and field techniques, exploratory interviews, behavior 
coding, and respondent debriefing.
    Following standard OMB requirements, ERS will inform OMB 
individually in writing of the purpose, scope, time frame, and number 
of burden hours used for each survey improvement or development project 
it undertakes under this generic clearance. ERS will also provide OMB 
with a copy of the data collection instrument (if applicable), and all 
other materials describing the project.
    Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 
U.S.C. 2204(a).
    ERS intends to protect respondent information under the Privacy Act 
of 1974, Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985, and 7 U.S.C. 
2276. ERS has decided not to invoke the Confidential Information 
Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). The 
complexity and cost necessary to invoke CIPSEA is not justified given 
the nature of the collection; the collections would generally be 
conducted by ERS' contractors and designed to be hosted in non-
government owned computer systems, where CIPSEA compliance could not be 
assured.
    Specific details regarding information handling will be specified 
in individual submissions under this generic clearance.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for these collections 
of information is estimated to average from .5 to 1.5 hours per 
respondent, depending upon the information collection and the technique 
used to test for that particular collection.
    Respondents: Individuals or households, farms, and businesses or 
other for-profits.
    Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 3,630.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,820 hours. Public 
reporting burden for these collections of information is estimated to 
average from .5 to 1.5 hours per respondent, dependent upon the survey 
and the technique used to test for that particular survey.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Pheny 
Weidman at the address in the preamble.

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    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.

Spiro Stefanou,
Administrator, Economic Research Service, United States Department of 
Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2021-22002 Filed 10-7-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-18-P