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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Summer Food Service Program

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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 for the Summer Food Service Program. This collection is a revision of a currently approved information collection.


Written comments must be received on or before February 19, 2013.


Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the proposed information collection burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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, Program Analysis and Monitoring Branch, Child Nutrition Division, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically.

All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.


Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Jon Garcia, Program Analysis and Monitoring Branch, Child Nutrition Division, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302.


Title: Information Collection for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

OMB Number: 0584-0280.

Form Number: FNS-418.

Expiration Date: February 28, 2013.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: SFSP is authorized under section 13 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) (42 U.S.C. 1761). The SFSP is directed toward children in low-income areas when school is not in session and is operated locally by approved sponsors. Local sponsors may include public or private non-profit school food authorities (SFAs), public or private non-profit residential summer camps, units of local, municipal, county or State governments, or other private non-profit organizations that develop a special summer program and provide meal service similar to that available to children during the school year under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). Program operators submit monthly claims using FNS-418 to its administering agency to receive reimbursement.

This is a revision of a currently approved collection. It revises reporting burden as a result of program changes and corrections to the recordkeeping burden hours. Current OMB inventory for this collection includes only reporting burden and that consists of 182,683 hours. As a result of program changes and reevaluation of existing program tasks, the reporting burden was significantly reduced by 42,693 hours since last renewal. However, as a result of reinstating the recordkeeping burden, this reduction is estimated at 7,291 hours. No substantive revisions have occurred to the form (FNS-418). The average burden per response and the annual burden hours for reporting and recordkeeping are explained below and summarized in the charts which follow.

Affected Public: State agencies, camps and other sites and households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 106,187.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6.417593.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 681,465.

Estimate Time per Response: 0.257373.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 175,392.

Current OMB Inventory: 182,683 (Reporting burden only).

Difference (Burden Revisions Requested): −7,291.

Refer to the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent.

Affected publicEstimated number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal annual responsesEstimated total hours per responseEstimated total burden
State Agencies5338120,1930.72244114,588
Camps and Other Sites7911791.25198
Total Estimated Reporting Burden106,187235,519139,990
State Agencies531316,943.080000555.4
Camps and Other Sites7911791.3237.3
Total Estimated Record keeping Burden5,598440,34835,402
Total of Reporting and Recordkeeping

Dated: December 10, 2012.

Audrey Rowe

Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.


[FR Doc. 2012-30543 Filed 12-18-12; 8:45 am]