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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Special Milk Program for Children

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Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA.




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 Special Milk Program for Children.


Written comments must be received on or before June 29, 2015.


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, Start Printed Page 23766Alexandria, 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 Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically.

All written comments will be open for public inspection at the office of the Food and Nutrition Service during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday) at 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 640, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.

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

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Title: 7 CFR part 215, Special Milk Program for Children.

Form Number: FNS-66B.

OMB Number: 0584-0005.

Expiration Date: October 31, 2015.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

The Special Milk Program for Children

Abstract: Section 3 of the Child Nutrition Act (CNA) of 1966, (42 U.S.C. 1772) authorizes the Special Milk Program (SMP). It provides for the appropriation of such sums as may be necessary to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to encourage the consumption of fluid milk by children in the United States in: (1) Nonprofit schools of high school grade and under; and (2) nonprofit nursery schools, child care centers, settlement houses, summer camps, and similar nonprofit institutions devoted to the care and training of children, which do not participate in a food service program authorized under the CNA or the National School Lunch Act.

Section 10 of the CNA (42 U.S.C. 1779) requires the Secretary of Agriculture to prescribe such regulations as deemed necessary to carry out this Act and the National School Lunch Act. Pursuant to that provision, the Secretary has issued 7 CFR part 215, which sets forth policies and procedures for the administration and operation of the SMP. State and local operators of the SMP are required to meet Federal reporting and accountability requirements. This information collection is required to administer and operate this program. The Program is administered at the State, school food authority (SFA), and child care institution levels; and operations include the submission of applications and agreements, submission and payment of claims, and maintenance of records. The reporting and record keeping burden associated with this revision has decreased from 21,246 to 14,914 hours. This change is mainly due to adjustments, such as corrections in the number of institutions and the amount of burden per response. All of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements associated with the SMP 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: State agencies, Non-profit Institutions.

Number of Respondents: 3,933 (54 State Agencies, 3,879 Non-profit Institutions).

Frequency of Responses per Respondent: 1.32.

Total Annual Responses: 5,175.

Reporting Time per Response: .25.

Estimated Annual Reporting Burden: 1,294.

Number of Recordkeepers: 3,933 (54 State Agencies, 3,879 Non-profit Institutions).

Number of Records per Recordkeeper: 23.87.

Estimated Total Number of Records/Response to Keep: 93,876.

Recordkeeping time per Response: 0.15.

Total Estimated Recordkeeping Burden: 13,620.

Total Annual Responses for Reporting/Recordkeeping: 99,051.

Annual Recordkeeping and Reporting Burden: 14,914.

Current OMB Inventory for Part 215: 21,246.

Difference (change in burden with this renewal): (6,332).

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

Affected publicEstimated number of respondentsFrequency of responses per respondentTotal annual responsesHours per responseEstimated total burden
State agencies54241,2960.25324
Non-profit Institutions3,87913,8790.25970
Total Estimated Reporting Burden3,9331.325,1750.251,294
State agencies54965.8352,1550.105,276
Non-profit Institutions3,87910.7641,7210.208,344
Total Estimated Recordkeeping Burden3,93323.8793,8760.1513,620
Total Reporting and Recordkeeping
Estimated number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal annual responsesEstimated total hours per responseEstimated total burden
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Dated: April 20, 2015.

Audrey Rowe,

Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service.

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[FR Doc. 2015-09997 Filed 4-28-15; 8:45 am]