[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 174 (Monday, September 11, 2017)]
[Pages 42641-42642]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19122]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

September 6, 2017.
    The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information 
collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 on or after the date 
of publication of this notice. Comments are requested regarding: (1) 
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; (2) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit their 
comments to OMB via email to: [email protected] or fax (202) 
395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 
7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602.
    Comments regarding these information collections are best assured 
of having their full effect if received by October 11, 2017. Copies of 
the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8681.
    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.

Agricultural Marketing Service

    Title: Child Nutrition Labeling Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0581-0261
    Summary of Collection: The Child Nutrition Labeling Program is a 
voluntary technical assistance program administered by the Agricultural 
Marketing Service (AMS). The program is designed to aid schools and 
institutions participating in the National School Lunch Program, the 
School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and 
the Summer Food Service Program by, determining the contribution a 
commercial product makes towards the meal pattern requirements. 
Legislative authority for the programs is covered under The National 
School Lunch Act (NSLA); Public Law 90-302 enacted in 1968 amended the 
NSLA establishing the Special Food Service Program for Children. In 
1975 Congress separated the Child Care Food Program and Summer Food 
Service components of the SFAPFC and provided each with legislative 

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    The Child Nutrition Labeling Program is implemented in conjunction 
with existing label approval programs administered by the Food Safety 
and Inspection Service (FSIS), and the U.S. Department of Commerce 
(DoC). To participate in the CN Labeling Program, industry submits 
labels to AMS of products that are in conformance with the FSIS label 
approval program (for meat and poultry), and the DoC label approval 
program (for seafood products).
    Need and Use of the Information: AMS uses the information collected 
to aid school food authorities and other institutions participating in 
child nutrition programs in determining the contribution a commercial 
product makes towards the established meal pattern requirements. AMS 
uses all of the collected information to give the submitted label an 
approval status that indicates if the label can be used as part of the 
CN Labeling Program. Without the information CN Labeling Program would 
have no basis on which to determine how or if a product meets the meal 
pattern requirements.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 185.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (as needed).
    Total Burden Hours: 393.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-19122 Filed 9-8-17; 8:45 am]