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Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) State Agency Performance Reporting Tool.

OMB No.: New Collection.

Description: State agencies administering a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are mandated to participate in a computer matching program with the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE). The outcomes of the computerized comparisons with information maintained in the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) provide the state SNAP agencies with information to help administer their programs and determine an individual's eligibility. State agencies must enter into a computer matching agreement and adhere to its terms and conditions, including providing OCSE with annual performance outcomes attributable to the use of NDNH information.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires OCSE to periodically report performance measurements demonstrating how NDNH information supports OCSE's strategic mission, goals, and objectives. OCSE will provide the annual SNAP performance outcomes to OMB.

The information collection activities for the SNAP performance reports are authorized by: (1) Subsection 453 (j)(10) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 653(j)(10)), which allows the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to disclose information maintained in the NDNH to state agencies administering SNAP under the Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended by the Agriculture Act of 2014; (2) the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (5 U.S.C. 552a), which sets for the terms and conditions of a computer matching program; and (3) the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-352), which requires agencies to report program performance outcomes to OMB and for the reports to be available to the public.

Respondents: State SNAP Agencies.

Annual Burden Estimates

InstrumentNumber of respondents (SNAP agencies)Number of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
SNAP Agency Matching Program Performance Reporting Tool5211.62584

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84.

Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address:

OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

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Robert Sargis,

Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2015-18952 Filed 7-31-15; 8:45 am]