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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Report of the Child and Adult Care Food Program

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AGENCY:

Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is publishing for public comment a summary of a proposed information collection. The proposed collection is an extension of a collection currently approved for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

DATES:

Comments on this notice must be received by January 27, 2003 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments and requests for copies of this information collection to Alan Rich, Program Reports, Analysis, and Monitoring Branch, Budget Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302.

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 will 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.

All comments will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Alan Rich, (703) 305-2113.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Report of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

OMB Number: 0584-0078.

Expiration Date: December 31, 2002.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: The Child and Adult Care Food Program is mandated by Section 17 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. § 1766). Program implementing regulations are contained in 7 CFR Part 226. In accordance with Section 226.7(d), State agencies must submit a monthly report of program activity in order to receive Start Printed Page 70715Federal reimbursement for meals served to eligible participants.

Respondents: State agencies that administer the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Number of Respondents: 53.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The number of responses includes initial, revised, and final reports submitted each month. The overall average is three submissions per State agency per reporting month for a total of 36 per year.

Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average three hours per respondent for each submission.

Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5,724 hours.

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Dated: November 20, 2002.

Roberto Salazar,

Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.

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[FR Doc. 02-30046 Filed 11-25-02; 8:45 am]

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