[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Pages 7739-7749]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02254]



Food and Nutrition Service

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request--State Administrative Expense Funds Regulations

AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), 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 this proposed information collection related to State administrative 
expense funds expended in the operation of the Child Nutrition Programs 
(7 CFR parts 210, 215, 220, 226 and 250) administered under the Child 
Nutrition Act of 1966. This collection is a revision of a currently 
approved collection.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 5, 2013.

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 Jon Garcia, Acting Branch Chief, Program 
Analysis and Monitoring Branch, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 640, 
Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments will also be accepted through the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and 

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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 640, 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 Mr. Jon 
Garcia at (703) 305-2590.

    Title: 7 CFR Part 235, State Administrative Expense Funds 
    Form Numbers: FNS-74, FNS-525, FNS-777.
    OMB Number: 0584-0067.
    Expiration Date: 04/30/2013.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Section 7 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-
642), 42 U.S.C. 1776, authorizes the Department to provide Federal 
funds to State agencies (SAs) for administering the Child Nutrition 
Programs (7 CFR parts 210, 215, 220, 226 and 250). State Administrative 
Expense Funds (SAE), 7 CFR part 235, sets forth procedures and 
recordkeeping requirements for use by SAs in reporting and maintaining 
records of their needs and uses of SAE funds. The reporting and 
recordkeeping burden associated with this revision is summarized in the 
charts below. The number of SAs participating in the CN programs 
decreased from 88 to 87 resulting in a decrease of 2 reporting burden 
hours and a decrease of 104 recordkeeping burden hours. A program 
adjustment to increase a recordkeeping requirement resulted in an 
increase of 129 burden hours for a net increase of (+23) total burden 
hours associated with this revision.

Total Burden Including Reporting and Recordkeeping

    Affected Public: State Agencies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 87.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 148.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 12,890.
    Estimate Time per Response: 1.05.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 13,548.
    Current OMB Inventory: 13,526.
    Difference Burden Revisions Requested: +22.
    Refer to the table below for estimated total annual burden for each 
type of respondent.

                                                     Number of                      Est. total
         Affected public            Est. Number    responses per   Total annual      hours per      Est. total
                                  of respondents    respondent       responses       response         burden
State Agencies..................              87          6.8621             597           1.335             797
Total Estimated Reporting Burden              87  ..............             597  ..............             797
State Agencies..................              87       141.29885          12,293         1.03725          12,751
Total Estimated Recordkeeping                 87  ..............          12,293  ..............          12,751
                                      Total of Reporting and Recordkeeping
Reporting.......................              87          6.8621             597           1.335             797
Recordkeeping...................              87       141.29885          12,293         1.03725          12,751
    Total.......................              87          148.16          12,890            1.05          13,548

    Dated: January 25, 2013.
Audrey Rowe,
Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.

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[FR Doc. 2013-02254 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]