Federal Register: December 17, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 242)
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Research Service
National Agricultural Library
Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Collect Information
AGENCY: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR Part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the National Agricultural Library's intent to request approval for a new information collection relating to existing
nutrition education materials (i.e. recipes and cookbooks) targeting low-income persons.
This voluntary form gives Food Stamp nutrition education providers the
opportunity to share resources that they have developed or used.
DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 22, 2005 to
be assured of consideration.
ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Shannon
Fries, Technical Information Specialist, Food and Nutrition Information
Center, National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Avenue,
Beltsville, MD, 20705-2351, telephone (301) 504-5368 or fax (301) 504-6409. Submit electronic comments to email@example.com
Title: Food Stamp Nutrition Connection Recipe Submission Form.
OMB Number: PRA.
Expiration Date: Three years from date of approval.
Type of Request: New data collection from Food Stamp
nutrition education providers.
Abstract: The National Agricultural Library's Food Stamp
Nutrition Connection (FSNC) http://www.nal.usda.gov/foodstamp/ resource system
has developed an on-line recipe database, the Recipe Finder, as an
added feature to the FSNC Web site to be launched early in Fiscal Year
2005. The purpose of the recipe database is to provide Food Stamp
Program nutrition educators with low-cost, easy to prepare, healthy
recipes for classes and demonstrations with Food Stamp Program
participants. We rely on these same educators to submit their best
recipes to us for review, analysis and posting in the database. Data
collected using this form will help identify a person's eligibility to
submit materials for this database. The proposed voluntary ``FSNC
Recipe Submission Form'' would allow nutrition education providers to
submit recipes on-line and save time and money photocopying and mailing
recipes. This will provide a fast and accurate vehicle for us to
communicate and inform others of the recipes that target low-income
Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of
information is estimated to average 7.5 minutes per response.
Respondents: Food Stamp nutrition education providers.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 100 per year.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 12.5 hrs.
Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of
information is necessary for the proper performance for 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 the 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 the collection of information on those who
respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic,
mechanical, or other technology. Comments should be sent to the address
in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and
included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
approval. All comments will become a matter of public record.
Dated: December 1, 2004.
Edward B. Knipling,
Administrator, Agricultural Research Service.