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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 248 / Monday, December 28, 2015 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Risk Management Agency


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 16, 2015.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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), OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov 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 affect if received within January 27, 2016. 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.

Risk Management Agency

    Title: Multiple Peril Crop Insurance.
    OMB Control Number: 0563-0053.
    Summary of Collection: Previous amendments to the Federal Crop 
Insurance Act expanded the role of the crop insurance program to be the 
principal tool for risk management by producers of farm products and 
provided that crop insurance program operate on an actuarially sound 
basis, provided for independent review of crop insurance products by 
person experienced as actuaries and in underwriting, and required that 
the crop insurance program operate on an actuarially sound basis. The 
Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) strengthens crop insurance by 
providing more risk management options for farmers and ranchers and by 
making crop insurance more affordable for beginning farmers. It 
continues the growth of the crop insurance program, new crop products 
developed, provides avenues to expand farm safety net options for 
organic producers and specialty crop producers, and new insurance 
concepts studied for possible implementation. Federal Crop Insurance 
Corporation (FCIC) offers a Standard Reinsurance Agreement to eligible 
crop insurance companies under which FCIC will use data elements 
instead of standards forms.
    Need and Use of the Information: FCIC requires crop acreage 
information to be submitted to the insurance agent by each producer on 
or before a specific date. The basic provision covers information such 
as the name of the crop, the number of timely planted acres, person 
sharing in the crop, location of the acreage, etc. This information is 
used to determine liability, premium and subsidy. Federal agencies, 
Risk Management Agency, crop insurance companies that are reinsured by 
FCIC, and other agencies that require such information in the 
performance of their duties may use this information. If the 
information were not collected by specified dates, the producers may 
not have insurance coverage or the amount of insurance may be reduced 
and the crop insurance program would not be administered in an 
actuarially sound manner.
    Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 590,750.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Quarterly; 
Weekly; Semi-annually; Monthly; Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 8,555,856.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-32173 Filed 12-24-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-08-P