Food and Nutrition Service July 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2013 Through June 30, 2014
Document Number: 2013-17998
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2014 (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Enhancing Completion Rates for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Quality Control Reviews
Document Number: 2013-17997
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
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 new collection for Enhancing Completion Rates for SNAP Quality Control Reviews.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-WIC Nutrition Services and Administration (NSA) Cost Study
Document Number: 2013-17992
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
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 new collection to obtain data on how State and local WIC agencies calculate NSA costs; how recent Program changes have impacted NSA costs; and how administrative costs and policies compare to those of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
Child and Adult Care Food Program: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes for the Period July 1, 2013 Through June 30, 2014
Document Number: 2013-17991
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and snacks served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. Further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in the States of Alaska and Hawaii. The adjustments contained in this notice are made on an annual basis each July, as required by the laws and regulations governing the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates
Document Number: 2013-17990
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the ``national average payments,'' the amount of money the Federal Government provides States for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; to the ``maximum reimbursement rates,'' the maximum per lunch rate from Federal funds that a State can provide a school food authority for lunches served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program; and to the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school or institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children. The payments and rates are prescribed on an annual basis each July. The annual payments and rates adjustments for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs reflect changes in the Food Away From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. The annual rate adjustment for the Special Milk Program reflects changes in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Agency Options
Document Number: 2013-17558
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed collection. This is a revision of the currently approved burden for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): State Agency Options information collection.
Simplified Cost Accounting and Other Actions To Reduce Paperwork in the Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Notice Procedures
Document Number: 2013-16697
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This rulemaking proposes to amend the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) regulations to incorporate changes mandated by Section 738 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008. The changes extend simplified cost accounting and reporting procedures to SFSP sponsors in all States, and eliminate the cost comparison requirements for determining payments to sponsors. This rulemaking would amend SFSP regulations to address these statutory changes. In addition, this rulemaking proposes several discretionary changes to improve administrative efficiency and reduce paperwork in the management of the SFSP. The intended effect of this rulemaking is to simplify and streamline administration while ensuring the integrity of the Program. Finally, this rulemaking proposes a change to the National School Lunch Program regulations to create consistency among the Child Nutrition Programs with regard to notice procedures.
Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; Approval of Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2013-16278
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The Food and Nutrition Service published a final rule entitled ``Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs'' on January 26, 2012. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on February 1, 2013. This document announces approval of the ICR.
National School Lunch Program: Direct Certification Continuous Improvement Plans Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Approval of Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2013-16189
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The Food and Nutrition Service published a final rule entitled ``National School Lunch Program: Direct Certification Continuous Improvement Plans Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010'' on February 22, 2013. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on April 10, 2013. This document announces approval of the ICR.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of Approved Information Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Federal Collection of State Plan of Operations, Operating Guidelines and Forms
Document Number: 2013-15787
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
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 State agency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), administrative matters. FNS plans to develop and launch an electronic workflow system, SNAP Workflow Information Management (SWIM), to streamline FNS waiver processing, the current waiver request form will be transposed to an online waiver request form. The online version of the request form does not modify the currently approved burden hours in any way, but changes the method of collection for this information.
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Amendments Related to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008; Approval of Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2013-15634
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The final rule entitled Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations: Amendments Related to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 was published on April 6, 2011. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on December 20, 2011. This document announces approval of the ICR.
Certification of Compliance With Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Approval of Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2013-15590
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The Food and Nutrition Service published an interim final rule entitled ``Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010'' on April 27, 2012. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on June 20, 2012. This document announces approval of the ICR.