[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 134 (Wednesday, July 15, 2009)]
[Pages 34294-34295]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-16750]



Food and Nutrition Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--Supplemental Form for Collecting Taxpayer Identifying 

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment 
on the Agency's proposed information collection of taxpayer identifying 
numbers from all persons and organizations with which the Agency has a 
direct payment relationship. This collection is an extension of a 
currently approved information collection.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 14, 

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 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 Mark Porter, Chief, Fiscal Policy and 
Reporting Branch, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 740, Alexandria, VA 22302. 
Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Mark Porter 
at 703-605-0363 or via e-mail to [email protected]. 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 740, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 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 Mark Porter 
at (703) 305-0901.

    Title: Supplemental Form for Collecting Taxpayer Identifying 
Numbers, FNS-711.
    OMB Number: 0584-0501.
    Form Number: FNS-711.
    Expiration Date: September 30, 2009.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
    Abstract: Section 31001(y) of the Debt Collection Improvement Act 
of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-134), codified at 31 U.S.C. 3325(d), requires 
Federal agencies to include the taxpayer identifying number (TIN) of 
all persons or organizations they pay whenever a request for payment is 
submitted to Federal payment officials. Departmental Regulation 2100-2 
reflects the statutory provision at 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) which requires 
all individuals and entities doing business with USDA to furnish a TIN. 
The purpose of the Supplemental Form for Collecting Taxpayer 
Identifying Numbers is to comply with Federal law by enabling the 
Agency to legally obtain a TIN from all persons and organizations who 
are entered into a direct payment relationship with FNS.
    Respondents: Individuals and entities who enter into a direct 
payment agreement with FNS under any of the various nutrition and 

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education programs administered by FNS.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 800.
    Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 800.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.0833 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 67 hours.

    Dated: July 9, 2009.
Julia Paradis,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.
 [FR Doc. E9-16750 Filed 7-14-09; 8:45 am]