Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval, and will become a matter of public record.
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary
The reporting and recordkeeping burdens covered by this Information Collection Burden (ICB) include requirements that involve the certification of WIC participants; the nutrition education that is provided to participants; the authorization, training and monitoring of vendors; and the collection of vendor pricing information in order to comply with the Federal regulations regarding WIC cost containment. State Plans are the principal source of information about how each State agency operates its WIC Program. Information collected from participants and local agencies is collected through State-developed forms or Management Information Systems. The information collected is used by the Department of Agriculture to manage, plan, evaluate, make decisions and report on WIC Program operations. This information collection is requesting a revision in the burden hours due to program changes that have reduced the frequency of certification requirements for children and due to program adjustments that primarily reflect expected changes in the number of WIC participants, WIC authorized vendors, and WIC local agencies. The revisions increase approved reporting burden by 42,215 hours and increase the total approved recordkeeping burden by 372,489 hours.