[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 156 (Friday, August 14, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41108-41109]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-19538]


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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 156 / Friday, August 14, 2009 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Food Distribution Forms

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 collection is an extension, 
without change, of a currently approved collection which FNS employs to 
determine public participation and the distribution of foods in the 
Food Distribution Programs.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before October 13, 2009.

ADDRESSES: 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.
    Comments may be sent to: Laura Castro, Branch Chief, Policy Branch, 
Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 500, Alexandria, VA 22302-
1594. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of 
Theresa Geldard at 703-305-2420 or via e-mail to 
Theresa.Geldard@fns.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 written comments will be open for public inspection at the 
office of the Food and Nutrition Service during regular business hours 
(8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 3101 Park Center Drive, 
Room 500, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.
    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 Laura 
Castro at 703-305-2694.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Food Distribution Forms.
    Form Numbers: FNS-7, 52, 53, 57, 152, 153, 155, 663 and 667.
    OMB Number: 0584-0293.
    Expiration Date: August 31, 2009.
    Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved 
collection.
    Abstract: The Food Distribution Programs of the Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) assist American farmers and needy people by 
purchasing and delivering food to State agencies that, in turn, 
distribute them to organizations that assist those in need. Effective 
administration of Food Distribution Programs is dependent on the 
collection and submission of information from State and local agencies 
to FNS. This information includes, for example, the number of 
households served in the programs; the quantities of foods ordered, and 
where the food is to be delivered; verification of the receipt of a 
food order; and the amounts of USDA foods in inventory. FNS employs 
this information collection activity to obtain the data necessary to 
make those calculations.
    Affected Public: Respondent groups include: (1) Individuals and 
households; (2) businesses or other for-profit agencies; (3) not for 
profit organizations; and (4) State, local, and tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of 
respondents is 468,808. This includes 457,000 individuals and 
households, 500 businesses and other for-profit companies, 11,211 
private not-for-profit organizations, and 97 State, local, and tribal 
governments.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The total estimated 
average number of responses is 2.53 per respondent.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,366,928.39.
    Estimated Time per Response: The average response time is 0.28 
hours per response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: See the table below 
for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent.

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                                                                                      Number of
                        Affected public                          Est. number of     responses per     Total annual    Est. total hours     Est. total
                                                                   respondents       respondent         responses       per response         burden
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                                                                        Reporting
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State, Local, and Tribal Governments..........................             97.00          1,034.85        100,380.13              0.25         24,623.34
Private For-Profit............................................            500.00             11.00          4,560.00              3.00          4,740.00
Private Not-for-Profit........................................         11,211.00              6.31         70,740.26              0.41         29,128.87
Individual....................................................        457,000.00              2.21      1,009,172.00              0.27        276,086.00
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    Total Estimated Reporting Burden..........................        468,808.00              2.53      1,184,852.39              0.28        334,578.21
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                                                                      Recordkeeping
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State, Local, and Tribal Governments..........................              0.00              0.00              0.00              0.20          1,611.97
Private For-Profit............................................              0.00              0.00        182,076.00              0.25         45,536.25
Private Not-for-Profit........................................              0.00              0.00              0.00              2.89        691,974.80
Individual....................................................              0.00              0.00              0.00              0.00              0.00
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    Total Estimated Recordkeeping Burden......................              0.00  ................        182,076.00  ................        739,123.02
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                                                          Total of Reporting and Recordkeeping
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Reporting.....................................................        468,808.00              2.53      1,184,852.39              0.28        334,578.21
Recordkeeping.................................................              0.00              0.00        182,076.00              0.00        739,123.02
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    Total.....................................................        468,808.00              2.53      1,366,928.39              0.28      1,073,701.23
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    Dated: August 11, 2009.
Julia Paradis,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. E9-19538 Filed 8-13-09; 8:45 am]
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