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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Report of School Program Operations

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Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.




In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is publishing for public comment notice of a proposed information collection. The proposed collection is an extension of a collection currently approved for the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Commodity Schools Program, and the Special Milk Program.


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


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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Alan Rich, (703) 305-2113.

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Title: Report of School Program Operations.

OMB Number: 0584-0002.

Expiration Date: January 31, 2003.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: The National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Commodity Schools Program, and the Special Milk Program are authorized by the National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1751, et seq., and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. 1771, et seq. Program implementing regulations are contained in 7 CFR parts 210, 215, and 220. In accordance with 7 CFR 210.5(d)(1), 215.11(c)(2), and 220.13(b)(2), State agencies must submit to FNS a monthly report of program activity in order to receive Federal reimbursement for meals served to eligible participants.

Respondents: State agencies that administer the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Commodity Schools Program, or the Special Milk Program.

Number of Respondents: 62.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The number of responses includes initial, revised, and final reports submitted each month. The overall average is four submissions per State agency per reporting month for a total of 48 per year.

Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 32 hours per respondent.

Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 95,232 hours.

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Dated: November 20, 2002.

Roberto Salazar,

Administrator, , Food and Nutrition Service.

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[FR Doc. 02-30047 Filed 11-25-02; 8:45 am]