Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment RequestSummer Food Service Program

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In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Food and Nutrition Service announces its intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) review of the information collections related to the Summer Food Service Program, OMB number 0584-0280.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Food and Nutrition Service announces its intention to request the 
Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) review of the information 
collections related to the Summer Food Service Program, OMB number 
0584-0280.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 3, 2000 to 
be assured of consideration.

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 will 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 used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to 
minimize the burden of 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 and requests for copies 
of this information collection may be sent to Mr. Terry Hallberg, 
Chief, Program Analysis and Monitoring Branch, Child Nutrition 
Division, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, 
Room 1006, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.
    All responses to this Notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval, and will become a matter of public record.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Mr. Terry Hallberg at (703) 305-2600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Summer Food Service Program.
    OMB Number: 0584-0280.
    Expiration Date: 12/31/99.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Section 13 of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA), as 
amended, authorizes the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food 
Service Program provides assistance to States to initiate and maintain 
nonprofit food service programs for needy children during the summer 
months and at other approved times. The food service to be provided 
under the Summer Food Service Program is intended to serve as a 
substitute for the National School Lunch Program and the School 
Breakfast Program during times when school is not in session. Under the 
program, a sponsor receives reimbursement for serving nutritious, well-
balanced meals to eligible children at food service sites. Subsection 
13(m) of the NSLA directs that ``States and service institutions 
participating in programs under this section shall keep accounts and 
records as may be necessary to enable the Secretary to determine 
whether there has been compliance with this section and the regulations 
hereunder. Such accounts and records shall be available at any 
reasonable time for inspection and audit by representatives of the 
Secretary and shall be preserved for such period of time, not in excess 
of five years, as the Secretary determines necessary.'' Pursuant to 
this provision, the Food and Nutrition Service has issued Part 225 of 
Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations to implement the Summer Food 
Service Program.
    Respondents: State agencies, sponsors, food service management 
companies, camps, households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50 State agencies, 3,616 sponsors, 
308 food service management companies, 3,037 camps and other sites, and 
69,722 households.
    Average Number of Responses per Respondent: The number of responses 
is estimated to be 4 responses per respondent per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The recordkeeping 
burden hours are estimated at 18,949, and the reporting burden hours 
are estimated at 306,842, for an estimated total annual burden of 
325,791.

    Dated: October 25, 1999.
Samuel Chambers, Jr.,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 99-28831 Filed 11-3-99; 8:45 am]
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