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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Federal-State Special Supplemental Nutrition Program Agreement

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AGENCY:

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces FNS' intention to request OMB approval of the Federal-State Special Supplemental Nutrition Program Agreement.

DATES:

Comments on this notice must be received by June 23, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments and requests for copies of this information collection to: Patricia Daniels, Director, Supplemental Food Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval, and will become a matter of public record.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Patricia Daniels, (703) 305-2746.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Federal-State Special Supplemental Nutrition Program Agreement.

OMB Number: 0584-0332.

Expiration Date: 05/31/2003.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: The Agreement is the contract between USDA and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) State agencies which empowers the Department to release funds to the States for the administration of the WIC Program in the jurisdiction of the State in accordance with the provisions of 7 CFR part 246.

The Agreement requires the signature of the agency official and includes a certification/assurance regarding drug-free workplace, a certification regarding lobbying and a disclosure of lobbying activities.

Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .25 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.

Respondents: The Chief Health Officer of the State agency.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 88 respondents.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: One.

Estimated Time per Response: .25.

Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 22 hours.

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Dated: April 14, 2003.

Roberto Salazar,

Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.

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