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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-School Breakfast Program

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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 invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection which FNS employs to determine public participation in the School Breakfast Program.

DATES:

Written comments must be received on or before June 8, 2015.

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: Lynn Rodgers-Kuperman, Branch Chief, Program Monitoring, Child Nutrition Programs, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 636, Alexandria, VA 22302-1594. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Lynn Rodgers-Kuperman at 703-305-2879 or via email to lynn.rodgers@fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, 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 approval. All comments will be a matter of public record.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Lynn Rodgers at 703-305-2595.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: 7 CFR part 220, School Breakfast Program.

OMB Number: 0584-0012.

Expiration Date: August 31, 2015.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Abstract: Section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (CNA) (42 U.S.C. 1773) authorizes the School Breakfast Program (SBP) as a nutrition assistance program and authorizes payments to the States to assist them to initiate, maintain, or expand nonprofit breakfast programs in schools. The provision requires that “Breakfasts served by schools participating in the School Breakfast Program under this section shall consist of a combination of foods and shall meet minimum nutritional requirements prescribed by the Secretary on the basis of tested nutritional research.” This information collection is required to administer and operate this program in accordance with the NSLA (National School Lunch Act). The Program is administered at the State and school food authority (SFA) levels and operations include the submission of applications and agreements, submission and payment of claims, and maintenance of records. The reporting and recordkeeping burden associated with this revision is summarized in the charts below. The difference in burden is mainly due to adjustments, such as the removal of duplicate burden and an increase in schools participating. All of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements associated with the SBP are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget and are in force. This is a revision of the currently approved information collection.

Affected Public: (1) State agencies; (2) School Food Authorities; and (3) schools.

Number of Respondents: 110,270 (56 SAs; 20,386 SFAs; 89,828 schools).

Number of Responses per Respondent: 10.017493.

Total Annual Responses: 1,104,629.

Reporting time per Response: 0.226043.

Estimated Annual Reporting Burden: 249,694.

Number of Recordkeepers: 110,270 (56 SAs; 20,386 SFAs; 89,828 schools).

Number of Records per Record Keeper: 295.1368.

Estimated total Number of Records/Response to Keep: 32,544,740.

Recordkeeping time per Response: 0.109837.

Total Estimated Recordkeeping Burden: 3,574,613.

Annual Recordkeeping and Reporting Burden: 3,824,307.

Current OMB Inventory for Part 220: 3,924,902.

Difference (change in burden with this renewal): (100,595).

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

Affected PublicEst. number of respondentsEst. frequency of responses per respondentTotal annual responsesEst. total hours per responseEst. total burden
Reporting
State agencies5636.33932,0350.2757561
School Food Authorities20,38610.022270204,3140.99954204,219
Schools89,82810898,2800.0544,914
Total Estimated Reporting Burden110,27010.0174931,104,6290.226043249,694
Recordkeeping
State agencies56502,8000.17976503
School Food Authorities20,38610203,8600.08316,920
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Schools89,82836032,338,0800.1103,557,189
Total Estimated Recordkeeping Burden110,270295.136832,544,7400.1098373,574,613
Total of Reporting and Recordkeeping
Reporting110,27010.0171,104,6290.226249,694
Recordkeeping110,270295.13732,544,7400.1098373,574,613
Total33,649,3693,824,307
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Dated: April 3, 2015.

Audrey Rowe,

Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.

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[FR Doc. 2015-08091 Filed 4-8-15; 8:45 am]

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