Federal Register: October 19, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 203)
DOCID: FR Doc 01-26466
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food and Nutrition Service
ACTION: Agency information collection activities:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Form FNS-135, Affidavit of Return or Exchange of Food Coupons
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 18, 2001.
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on a proposed revision of a currently approved information collection contained in form FNS135, Affidavit of Return or Exchange of Food Coupons.
Proposed collection; comment request,
Title: Affidavit of Return or Exchange of Food Coupons.
OMB Number: 05840052.
Form Number: FNS135.
Expiration Date: 11/30/2001.
Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: Section 7(d) of the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, (7
U.S.C.2016(d)) requires that State agencies determine and monitor food stamp coupon inventories. The Food Stamp Program regulations at 7 CFR 274.6(f) require that State agencies replace improperly manufactured or mutilated coupons after the recipient requesting replacement completes an FNS135, Affidavit of Return or Exchange of Food Coupons. The form must also be used when coupons are returned for other reasons such as the return of found coupons. The forms document the return of coupons and provides an audit trail for their processing within State agency offices. The proposed revision reflects the fact that the expected number of respondents should be less than in previous years because the number of food stamp coupons has declined over the past several years with the implementation of electronic benefit delivery systems.
Affected Public: State and local government employees and recipients.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000.
Estimated Number of Responses per respondent: 1.
Estimated Time per Response: .25 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 7,500 hours annually.
Dated; October 10, 2001.
George A. Braley,
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Jeffrey N. Cohen, (703) 305-2523.