Agency Information Collection Activities: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Forms: Applications, Periodic Reporting, and Notices

CourtFood And Nutrition Service
Citation86 FR 30910
Record Number2021-12143
Publication Date10 Jun 2021
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Vol. 86, No. 110
Thursday, June 10, 2021
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food and Nutrition Service
Agency Information Collection
Activities: Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program Forms:
Applications, Periodic Reporting, and
Notices
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 the
proposed information collection. This is
a revision of the currently approved
collection for the applications, periodic
reporting, and notices burden
calculations for the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
DATES
: Written comments must be
received on or before August 9, 2021.
Preferred Method: Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://
www.regulations.gov, and follow the
online instructions for submitting
comments electronically.
Mail: Send comments to
Certification Policy Branch, Program
Development Division, FNS, 1320
Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314.
All responses to this notice will be
summarized and included in the request
for Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) approval. All comments will be
a matter of public record.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Requests for additional information or
copies of this information collection
should be directed to the Certification
Policy Branch, Program Development
Division, FNS, 1320 Braddock Place,
Alexandria, VA 22314 or via email to
SNAPCPBRules@usda.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: 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.
Title: Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program Forms:
Applications, Periodic Reporting, and
Notices.
Form Number: None.
OMB Number: 0584–0064.
Expiration Date: December 31, 2020.
Type of Request: Revision of a
currently approved collection.
Abstract: Under Section 11(e)(8) of
the Food and Nutrition Act of and 2008
(‘‘the Act’’) and 7 CFR 272.1(c)(4), SNAP
State agencies (‘‘State agencies’’) are
limited in the use or disclosure of
information obtained from SNAP
application forms or contained in case
files of participating SNAP households
to certain persons, specifically those
directly connected with:
The administration of SNAP;
The administration of other Federal
or Federally assisted means-tested
programs;
The verification of immigration
status of aliens;
The Office of the Comptroller
General of the U.S. for audit and
examination authorized by any other
provisions of law;
Local, State, or Federal law
enforcement for the purpose of
investigating an alleged violation of the
Act or SNAP regulations;
Local, State, or Federal law
enforcement for the purpose of
investigating if a household member is
a fleeing felon or a parole violator; and
Agencies of the Federal
Government for the purposes of
collecting the amount of an over
issuance from Federal pay.
While working on the renewal of this
collection, which is currently under
review with OMB, FNS identified that
these activities (which we will refer to
simply as ‘‘third-party disclosures’’)
were not previously included in this
collection. Due to unprecedented
workload as a result of COVID–19 and
due to the outstanding need to
adequately research and estimate the
burden of SNAP third-party disclosure
requirements on State agencies, FNS
was unable to include this activity with
the original renewal request submitted
to OMB prior to its original expiration
date. Through this notice, FNS intends
to initiate a resolution of this
discrepancy by addressing SNAP third-
party reporting requirements in a
revision of this collection. FNS will
continue to refine these estimates
through a continuous review and
improvement cycle with the FNS
Privacy Officer that may result in
additional revisions in future renewals.
In an effort to formulate accurate burden
estimates for third-party reporting
requirements, FNS consulted with six
State agencies prior to drafting this
notice. The estimates below incorporate
feedback we received from those State
agencies.
FNS estimates that each of the 53
SNAP State agencies may receive as
many as 36 requests for household data
disclosure annually by entities entitled
to that information under Federal law.
One example of a third-party
disclosure request is law enforcement
officials requesting information
regarding a fleeing felon. Per 7 CFR
273.11(n), upon written request, State
agencies must disclose to law
enforcement officers acting in their
official capacity, the address, social
security number, and, if available,
photograph of the household member, if
that household member is a fleeing
felon.
The time needed to fulfill a third-
party request for information is
approximately 0.5 hours (30 minutes).
The time accounted for includes 0.0835
hours (5 minutes) to read and review the
request, 0.25 hours (15 minutes) to find
the related information from their
caseloads and research the request, and
0.167 hours (10 minutes) to draft and
send the information to the third-party
via email or mail.
Another third-party request may be
received from a university for research
purposes. These written requests for
data should support Program research
and evaluation. Disclosure requests for
research purposes are allowable, as long
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as they are directly related to the
administration of SNAP per Section
11(e)(8) of the Act. Additional
cooperation by State agencies, local
agencies, institutions, facilities and
contractor’s participation in programs
authorized under the Act are required
by section 17(k)(5) of the Act.
The time needed to fulfill a third-
party request for information is
approximately 0.5 hours (30 minutes).
The time accounted for includes 0.0835
hours (5 minutes) to read and review the
request, 0.25 hours (15 minutes) to find
the related information from their
caseloads and research the request, and
0.167 hours (10 minutes) to draft and
send the information to the third-party
via email or mail.
The current burden for this collection
is 124,187,297 annual burden hours.
Considering the burden adjustments
made due to third-party disclosure
requirements not delineated in previous
burden tables, FNS calculates the
revised total burden for this collection
is 124,188,251 annual burden hours
which reflects an increase of 954 burden
hours due to program changes and
adjustments. The total burden is
summarized below.
Affected Public: State agencies that
administer SNAP (SNAP State
agencies).
Estimated Number of Respondents: 53
SNAP State agencies.
Estimated Number of Responses per
Respondent: 36 responses per State
SNAP agency.
Estimated Total Annual Responses:
1,908.
Estimated Time per Response: 30
minutes (0.5 hours) per response.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on
Respondents: 954 hours (1,908 annual
responses multiplied by 0.5 hours per
response).
Respondent Estimated
number of
respondents
Average
estimated
number
responses
Estimated total
annual
responses
Estimated avg.
number of
hours per
response
Estimated total
annual hours
New Request—Third Party
Reporting. State SNAP Agencies—
Third-party Disclosures
under 7 CFR 272.1(c)(4).
53 36 1,908 0.5 954
Currently Approved Re-
porting and Record-
keeping Burden, 0584–
0064.
All Affected Public (State
Agencies, Individuals/
households).
19,701,777 47.60 937,793,284.93 0.13 124,187,297
Total Estimated Bur-
den for 0584–0064. ........................................... 19,701,777 47.59 937,795,192.93 0.13 124,188,251
Cynthia Long,
Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021–12143 Filed 6–9–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410–30–P
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Forest Service
Collaborative Forest Landscape
Restoration Advisory Committee
AGENCY
: Forest Service, USDA.
ACTION
: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY
: The Collaborative Forest
Landscape Restoration Advisory
Committee (Committee) will hold a
virtual meeting. The committee is
authorized under Title IV of Omnibus
Public Land Management Act of 2009.
The purpose of the committee is to
improve collaborative relationships and
to provide advice and recommendations
to the Secretary of Agriculture
(Secretary) on the selection of
collaborative forest landscape
restoration proposals as provided in
section 8629 of the Agriculture
Improvement Act of 2018. Committee
information can be found at the
following website: https://www.fs.
fed.us/restoration/CFLRP/advisory-
panel.shtml.
DATES
: Meetings will be held on June
29–30 and July 1, 2021, with exact times
listed on the website in the section
titled
SUMMARY
.
All meetings are subject to
cancellation. For status of meeting prior
to attendance, please contact the person
listed under
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT
.
ADDRESSES
: The meeting will be held
with virtual attendance only. For virtual
meeting information, please see website
listed under
SUMMARY
.
Written comments may be submitted
as described under
SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION
. All comments, including
names and addresses when provided,
are placed in the record and are
available for public inspection and
copying. The public may inspect
comments received at the USDA Forest
Service Washington Office, Yates
Building, 201 14th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20250. Please call
ahead to facilitate entry into the
building.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Jessica Robertson, Integrated Restoration
Coordinator, by phone at 202–302–1193
or via email at jessica.robertson@
usda.gov.
Individuals who use
telecommunication devices for the
hearing-impaired (TDD) may call the
Federal Information Relay Service
(FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00
a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight
Time, Monday through Friday.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
purpose of the meeting is to evaluate
2020 Collaborative Forest Landscape
Restoration Program (CFLRP) proposals
and provide recommendations to the
Secretary of Agriculture on proposal
selection for funding.
The meetings are open to the public.
The agendas will include time for
people to make oral statements of three
minutes or less. Individuals wishing to
make an oral statement at any of the
meetings should request in writing by
June 22, 2021 to be scheduled on the
agenda for that particular meeting.
Individuals who would like to bring
related matters to the attention of the
committee may file written statements
with the committee staff before or after
the meeting. Written comments and
requests for time to make oral comments
must be sent to Jessica Robertson,
Integrated Restoration Coordinator, 201
14th Street SW, Washington, DC 20250
or by email to jessica.robertson@
usda.gov.
Meeting Accommodations: If you are
a person requiring reasonable
accommodation, please make requests
in advance for sign language
interpreting, assistive listening devices,
or other reasonable accommodation. For
access to the facility or proceedings,
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