[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 130 (Monday, July 8, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 40625]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16189]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food and Nutrition Service

7 CFR Parts 245 and 272

RIN 0584-AE10


National School Lunch Program: Direct Certification Continuous 
Improvement Plans Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 
2010; Approval of Information Collection Request

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; approval of information collection request

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: The ICR associated with the final rule published in the Federal 
Register on February 22, 2013 at 78 FR 12221 was approved by OMB on 
April 10, 2013, under OMB Control Number 0584-0577.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of this information collection should be directed to Jon Garcia, 
Program Analysis and Monitoring Branch, Child Nutrition Division, 3101 
Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The February 22, 2013 final rule amended the 
National School Lunch Program (NSLP) regulations to incorporate 
provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 designed to 
encourage States to improve direct certification efforts with the 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The provisions 
require State agencies to meet certain direct certification performance 
benchmarks and to develop and implement continuous improvement plans if 
they fail to do so. The final rule also amended NSLP and SNAP 
regulations to provide for the collection of data elements needed to 
compute each State's direct certification performance rate to compare 
with the new benchmarks. Improved direct certification efforts will 
help increase program accuracy, reduce paperwork for States and 
households, and increase eligible children's access to school meals. 
The proposed rule took comments on the associated ICR until April 2, 
2012. This document announces OMB's approval of the ICR under OMB 
Control Number 0584-0577.

    Dated: June 26, 2013.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-16189 Filed 7-5-13; 8:45 am]
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