Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

CourtAgriculture Department
Citation87 FR 16162
Published date22 March 2022
Record Number2022-06004
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2022)]
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                [FR Doc No: 2022-06004]
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                Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
                March 17, 2022.
                 The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following
                information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance
                under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments
                are requested regarding; whether the collection of information is
                necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency,
                including whether the information will have practical utility; the
                accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of
                the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality,
                utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to
                minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are
                to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated,
                electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or
                other forms of information technology.
                 Comments regarding this information collection received by April
                21, 2022 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for
                the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days
                of the publication of this notice on the following website
       Find this information collection by
                selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments''
                or by using the search function.
                 An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information
                unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB
                control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to
                respond to the collection of information that such persons are not
                required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays
                a currently valid OMB control number.
                Food and Nutrition Service
                 Title: WIC Nutrition Assessment and Tailoring Study In-Person Site
                Visit Data Collection.
                 Control Number: 0584-0663.
                 Summary of Collection: This is a revision to the currently approved
                information collection for the WIC Nutrition Assessment and Tailoring
                Study (WIC NATS). For this revision, the study has been renamed ``WIC
                Nutrition Assessment and Tailoring Study In-Person Site Visit Data
                Collection.'' It covers in-person site visits and accounts for the
                burden associated with collecting in-person data. This revision will
                collect data concerning the nutrition assessment process used by clinic
                sites in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and
                Children (WIC) to identify nutrition risks and apply that information
                to the tailoring of participant benefits. This revision will collect
                data via in-person site visits, where the data collection activities
                for the currently approved remote site visits will be replicated for
                use with 30 WIC clinic sites for in-person site visits once these sites
                can safely resume in-person operations. This data collection will
                provide the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) with a comprehensive
                account of the WIC nutrition risk assessment and benefit tailoring
                processes provided during in-person clinic services. This study is an
                FNS priority resulting from policy changes from the publication in 2006
                of the ``Value Enhanced Nutrition Assessment (VENA) in WIC: The First
                Step in Quality Nutrition Services'' and the publication in October
                2009 of the interim final rule, ``Revisions in the WIC Food Packages,''
                both of which affected the nutrition assessment or nutrition services
                 Section 28 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act as
                amended by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-
                296, Section 305) provides the general statutory authority for this
                 Need and Use of the Information: This voluntary study will collect
                data from state and local government respondents in the WIC clinics;
                businesses and other for-profit and non-profit institutions that are
                WIC clinics, and WIC participants. FNS will use the information
                gathered from this study to inform program guidance and technical
                assistance related to the nutrition assessment process to support the
                implementation of best practices that meet the goals ensuring
                satisfaction with the program experience, promoting self-sufficiency,
                and improving the nutrition and health of women and children who
                participate in WIC. The study will identify specific practices or
                features of the nutrition services process associated with participant
                and staff satisfaction, reduced staff burden, and improved efficiency
                and will also provide FNS with a comprehensive, detailed description of
                the WIC nutrition risk assessment process, including how WIC staff
                apply the process to tailoring participant benefits during in-person
                clinic visits. FNS will compare data collected from in-person site
                visits to data collected from remote site visits to explore
                similarities and differences between remote and in-person nutrition
                services. This will allow FNS to better understand if there were
                differences in service quality or participant and staff satisfaction
                with WIC during remote appointments under the COVID-19 waiver
                flexibilities compared to traditional in-person clinic appointments.
                The data will be used to describe the nutrition assessment and benefit
                tailoring processes when conducted remotely and will be compared
                against the same processes used during in-person settings. It will also
                be used to investigate participant and staff perceptions of WIC
                nutrition services when provided remotely and will be compared against
                the perceptions observed during in-person WIC services.
                 Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government;
                businesses or other for-profit, non-profit institutions, and
                individuals or households.
                 Number of Respondents: 1,050.
                 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One-time only.
                 Total Burden Hours: 510.
                Ruth Brown,
                Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
                [FR Doc. 2022-06004 Filed 3-21-22; 8:45 am]
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