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Download as PDF 44756 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 145 Thursday, July 29, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Notice: Withdrawal July 26, 2010. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice: Withdrawal. AGENCY: The Department of Agriculture published a document in the Federal Register on July 22, 2010, page number 42678 concerning a request for comments on a new information collection ‘‘Independent Assessment of the Delivery of Technical and Financial Assistance’’ OMB control number 0583–New. The document is being withdrawn. SUMMARY: Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–18661 Filed 7–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Risk Management Agency Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. Risk Management Agency, USDA. ACTION: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Standard Reinsurance Agreement and Appendices I, II and IV administered by Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). Appendix III is excluded because it contains the Data Acceptance System requirements. DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of business, September 27, 2010. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:45 Jul 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to David L. Miller, Director, Reinsurance Services Division, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0804, Washington, DC 20250. Written comments may also be submitted electronically to: dave.miller@rma.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David L. Miller, Director, Risk Management Agency, at the address listed above, telephone (202) 720–9830. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Standard Reinsurance Agreement; Appendices I, II and IV. OMB Number: 0563–0069. Type of Request: Revised and new Information Collection. Abstract: The Federal Crop Insurance Act (Act), Title 7 U.S.C. Chapter 36, Section 1508(k), authorizes the FCIC to provide reinsurance to insurers approved by FCIC that insure producers of any agricultural commodity under one or more plans acceptable to FCIC. The Act also states that the reinsurance shall be provided on such terms and conditions as the Board may determine to be consistent with subsections (b) and (c) of this section and sound reinsurance principles. FCIC executes the same form of reinsurance agreement, called the Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA), with sixteen participating insurers approved for the 2011 reinsurance year. Appendix I of the SRA, Regulatory Duties and Responsibilities, sets forth the company’s responsibilities as required by statute. Appendix II of the SRA, the Plan of Operations (Plan), sets forth the information the insurer is required to file with RMA for each reinsurance year they wish to participate. The Plan’s information enables RMA to evaluate the insurer’s financial and operational capability to deliver the crop insurance program in accordance with the Act. Estimated premiums by fund by state, and retained percentages along with current policyholders surplus are used in calculations to determine whether to approve the insurer’s requested maximum reinsurable premium volume for the reinsurance year per 7 CFR part 400 subpart L. This information has a direct effect upon the insurer’s amount of retained premium and associated ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 liability and is required to calculate the insurer’s underwriting gain or loss. Appendix IV of the SRA, Quality Control and Program Integrity, establishes the minimum annual agent and loss adjuster training requirements, and quality control review procedures and performance standards required of the insurance companies. FCIC requires each insurer to submit, for each reinsurance year, a Quality Control Report to FCIC containing details of the results of their completed reviews. The insurance companies must also provide an annual Training and Performance Evaluation Report which details the evaluation of each agent and loss adjuster and reports of any remedial actions taken by the Company to correct any error or omission or ensure compliance with the SRA. Since the currently approved information collection package does not account for new information collections implemented in the 2011 reinsurance year, we are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve this revised information collection activity for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning this information collection activity as associated with the SRA in effect for the 2011 and subsequent reinsurance years. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The SRA includes Conflict of Interest data collection, which in addition to the insurance companies reinsured by FCIC, encompasses the insurance companies’ employees and their contracted agents and loss adjusters. The SRA also includes a Controlled Business data collection from all employed or E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 145 / Thursday, July 29, 2010 / Notices contracted agent. The estimate below shows the burden that will be placed upon the following affected entities. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for the collection of Appendix II information is estimated to average 162 hours per response. Respondents/Affected Entities: Insurance companies reinsured by FCIC. Estimated annual number of respondents: 16. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 16. Estimated total annual burden on respondents (hours): 2,592. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for the Appendix I collection of Conflict of Interest information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. Respondents/Affected Entities: Approved Insurance Provider’s employees and their contracted agents and loss adjusters. Estimated annual number of respondents: 20,800. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 20,800. Estimated total annual burden on respondents (hours): 20,800. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for the Appendix I collection of Controlled Business information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. Respondents/Affected Entities: Approved Insurance Provider’s employed and contracted agents. Estimated annual number of respondents: 15,000. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 15,000. Estimated total annual burden on respondents (hours): 15,000. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for the Appendix IV annual Training and Performance Evaluation Report and Quality Control Report is estimated to average 16 hours per response. Respondents/Affected Entities: Insurance companies reinsured by FCIC. Estimated annual number of respondents: 16. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 16. Estimated total annual burden on respondents (hours): 256. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:45 Jul 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 Signed in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2010. William J. Murphy, Administrator, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. 2010–18664 Filed 7–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice to extend application deadlines and award dates. AGENCY: The Agency published a document in the Federal Register of June 3, 2010, at 75 FR 31413 to announce the acceptance of applications under the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) to provide direct loans, technical assistance grants, and technical assistance-only grants to microdevelopment organizations to support the development and ongoing success of rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises. This notice extends the application deadline and anticipated award date for applications submitted for Fiscal Year 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Mark Brodziski, (202) 720–1394. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 19, 2010, the Agency published a correction notice (75 FR 41695) to the Interim Rule for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (7 CFR part 4280, subpart D). One of the items corrected was the definition of a ‘‘nonprofit entity.’’ This correction removed the word ‘‘private’’ from the definition of ‘‘nonprofit entity’’. The original definition of ‘‘nonprofit entity’’ published in the Interim Rule, referred to ‘‘a private entity chartered as a nonprofit entity under State law.’’ The corrected definition is ‘‘an entity chartered as a nonprofit entity under State law.’’ It was not the intention of the Agency to restrict eligible nonprofit entities to only private entities. In making this correction to the Interim Rule, there may be additional entities eligible to participate in RMAP in Fiscal Year 2010. Because the correction occurred after the Fiscal Year 2010 application deadline of July 16, 2010, as found in the June 3, 2010, notice, the Agency is extending the application SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44757 deadline for Fiscal Year 2010 applications from July 16, 2010 to August 16, 2010. In addition, because the Fiscal Year 2010 application deadline is being extended, it is necessary to provide additional time for the Agency to review applications received between July 16, 2010 and August 16, 2010. Therefore, the Agency is extending the anticipated award date for Fiscal Year 2010 applications from August 31, 2010 to September 15, 2010. All other aspects of the June 3, 2010 notice for RMAP remain unchanged and in effect for applications submitted by the new application deadline for Fiscal Year 2010. Dated: July 22, 2010. Judith A. Canales, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2010–18639 Filed 7–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Yavapai County Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Yavapai County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Prescott, Arizona. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to orientate new committee members to the Secural Rural Schools Act, roles of members, guidelines for Title II, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: The meeting will be held August 19, 2010; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Prescott Fire Center, 2400 Melville Dr, Prescott, AZ 86301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debbie Maneely, RAC Coordinator, Prescott National Forest, 344 S. Cortez, Prescott, AZ 86301; (928) 443–8130 or dmaneely@fs.fed.us. SUMMARY: The meeting is open to the public. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 145 (Thursday, July 29, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-18664]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Risk Management Agency


Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.

AGENCY: Risk Management Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces a public comment period on the information collection 
requests (ICRs) associated with the Standard Reinsurance Agreement and 
Appendices I, II and IV administered by Federal Crop Insurance 
Corporation (FCIC). Appendix III is excluded because it contains the 
Data Acceptance System requirements.

DATES: Written comments on this notice will be accepted until close of 
business, September 27, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
David L. Miller, Director, Reinsurance Services Division, Federal Crop 
Insurance Corporation, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0804, Washington, DC 20250. Written 
comments may also be submitted electronically to: 
dave.miller@rma.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David L. Miller, Director, Risk 
Management Agency, at the address listed above, telephone (202) 720-
9830.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Standard Reinsurance Agreement; Appendices I, II and IV.
    OMB Number: 0563-0069.
    Type of Request: Revised and new Information Collection.
    Abstract: The Federal Crop Insurance Act (Act), Title 7 U.S.C. 
Chapter 36, Section 1508(k), authorizes the FCIC to provide reinsurance 
to insurers approved by FCIC that insure producers of any agricultural 
commodity under one or more plans acceptable to FCIC. The Act also 
states that the reinsurance shall be provided on such terms and 
conditions as the Board may determine to be consistent with subsections 
(b) and (c) of this section and sound reinsurance principles.
    FCIC executes the same form of reinsurance agreement, called the 
Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA), with sixteen participating 
insurers approved for the 2011 reinsurance year. Appendix I of the SRA, 
Regulatory Duties and Responsibilities, sets forth the company's 
responsibilities as required by statute. Appendix II of the SRA, the 
Plan of Operations (Plan), sets forth the information the insurer is 
required to file with RMA for each reinsurance year they wish to 
participate. The Plan's information enables RMA to evaluate the 
insurer's financial and operational capability to deliver the crop 
insurance program in accordance with the Act. Estimated premiums by 
fund by state, and retained percentages along with current 
policyholders surplus are used in calculations to determine whether to 
approve the insurer's requested maximum reinsurable premium volume for 
the reinsurance year per 7 CFR part 400 subpart L. This information has 
a direct effect upon the insurer's amount of retained premium and 
associated liability and is required to calculate the insurer's 
underwriting gain or loss.
    Appendix IV of the SRA, Quality Control and Program Integrity, 
establishes the minimum annual agent and loss adjuster training 
requirements, and quality control review procedures and performance 
standards required of the insurance companies. FCIC requires each 
insurer to submit, for each reinsurance year, a Quality Control Report 
to FCIC containing details of the results of their completed reviews. 
The insurance companies must also provide an annual Training and 
Performance Evaluation Report which details the evaluation of each 
agent and loss adjuster and reports of any remedial actions taken by 
the Company to correct any error or omission or ensure compliance with 
the SRA.
    Since the currently approved information collection package does 
not account for new information collections implemented in the 2011 
reinsurance year, we are asking the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) to approve this revised information collection activity for 3 
years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
concerning this information collection activity as associated with the 
SRA in effect for the 2011 and subsequent reinsurance years. These 
comments will help us:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information has practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies, e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    The SRA includes Conflict of Interest data collection, which in 
addition to the insurance companies reinsured by FCIC, encompasses the 
insurance companies' employees and their contracted agents and loss 
adjusters. The SRA also includes a Controlled Business data collection 
from all employed or

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contracted agent. The estimate below shows the burden that will be 
placed upon the following affected entities.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for the collection 
of Appendix II information is estimated to average 162 hours per 
response.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Insurance companies reinsured by 
FCIC.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 16.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 16.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents (hours): 2,592.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for the Appendix I 
collection of Conflict of Interest information is estimated to average 
1 hour per response.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Approved Insurance Provider's 
employees and their contracted agents and loss adjusters.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 20,800.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 20,800.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents (hours): 20,800.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for the Appendix I 
collection of Controlled Business information is estimated to average 1 
hour per response.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Approved Insurance Provider's 
employed and contracted agents.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 15,000.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 15,000.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents (hours): 15,000.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for the Appendix IV 
annual Training and Performance Evaluation Report and Quality Control 
Report is estimated to average 16 hours per response.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Insurance companies reinsured by 
FCIC.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 16.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 16.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents (hours): 256.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2010.
William J. Murphy,
Administrator, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2010-18664 Filed 7-28-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-08-P