Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection-Subpart U-Ineligibility for Programs Under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, 64428-64429 [2016-22579]

Download as PDF 64428 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 182 Tuesday, September 20, 2016 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 Federal Crop Insurance Corporation [Docket No. FCIC–16–0005] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection—Subpart U—Ineligibility for Programs Under the Federal Crop Insurance Act Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Subpart U— Ineligibility for Programs under the Federal Crop Insurance Act. DATES: Comments that we receive on this notice will be accepted until close of business November 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: FCIC prefers that comments be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. You may submit comments, identified by Docket ID No. FCIC–16–0005, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Director, Product Administration and Standards Division, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64133–6205. All comments received, including those received by mail, will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, and can be accessed by the public. All comments must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this rule. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Sep 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 see http://www.regulations.gov. If you are submitting comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal and want to attach a document, we ask that it be in a text-based format. If you want to attach a document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, it must be scanned as text and not as an image, thus allowing FCIC to search and copy certain portions of your submissions. For questions regarding attaching a document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, please contact the RMA Web Content Team at (816) 823–4694 or by email at rmaweb.content@rma.usda.gov. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received for any dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the complete User Notice and Privacy Notice for Regulations.gov at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Hoffmann, Product Administration and Standards Division, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, Beacon Facility, Stop 0812, Room 421, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64141–6205, telephone (816) 926–7730. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Subpart U—Ineligibility for Programs under the Federal Crop Insurance Act. OMB Control Number: 0563–0085. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2017. Type of Request: Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The following mandates require FCIC to identify persons who are ineligible to participate in the Federal crop insurance program administered under the Federal Crop Insurance Act. (1) Section 1764 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (Pub. L. 99–198); (2) 21 U.S.C., Chapter 13; (3) Section 14211 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–246); (4) Executive Order 12549; and (5) 7 U.S.C. 1515. The FCIC and Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) use the information collected to determine whether persons seeking to obtain Federal crop insurance coverage are ineligible for such coverage according to the aforementioned PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mandates. The purpose of collecting the information is to ensure persons that are ineligible for benefits under the Federal crop insurance program are accurately identified as such and do not obtain benefits to which they are not eligible. FCIC and RMA do not obtain information used to identify a person as ineligible for benefits under the Federal crop insurance program directly from the ineligible person. AIPs notify RMA of persons with a delinquent debt electronically through a secure automated system. RMA (1) sends written notification to the person informing them they are ineligible for benefits under the Federal crop insurance program; and (2) places that person on the RMA Ineligible Tracking System until the person regains eligibility for such benefits. RMAs Office of General Counsel notifies RMA in writing of persons convicted of controlled substance violations. RMA (1) sends written notification to the person informing them they are ineligible for benefits under the Federal crop insurance program; and (2) places that person on RMAs Ineligible Tracking System until the person regains eligibility for such benefits. Persons debarred, suspended or disqualified by RMA are (1) notified, in writing, they are ineligible for benefits under the Federal crop insurance program; and (2) placed on RMAs Ineligible Tracking System until the person regains eligibility for such benefits. Information identifying persons who are ineligible for benefits under the Federal crop insurance program is made available to all AIPs through RMAs Ineligible Tracking System. The Ineligible Tracking System is an electronic system, maintained by RMA, which identifies persons who are ineligible to participate in the Federal crop insurance program. The information must be made available to all AIPs to ensure ineligible persons cannot circumvent the mandates by switching from one AIP to another. In addition, information identifying persons who are debarred, suspended or disqualified by RMA is provided to the General Services Administration to be included in the Excluded Parties List System, an electronic system maintained by the General Services Administration that provides current information about persons who are E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 182 / Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES excluded or disqualified from covered transactions. Additionally, due to the Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642; Pub. L. 113–79) there is an increase in reporting of information from those producers who are determined to be ineligible and who submit a request for reinstatement to the Administrator of the Risk Management Agency, for their inadvertent failure to pay their crop insurance debt timely to the applicable Approved Insurance Provider. Estimate of burden: Reporting burden for the collection and transmission of information by AIPs is estimated to average 19 minutes per response. Respondents: Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs). Estimated number of respondents: 18 AIPs. Estimated number of forms per respondent: All information is obtained electronically from AIPs. Estimated total annual responses: 9,270 total from all respondents. Estimated total annual respondent burden: 2,948 total from all respondents. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection to help us to: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agencies, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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. 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 September 14, 2016. Timothy J. Gannon, Acting Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. 2016–22579 Filed 9–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Sep 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Federal Crop Insurance Corporation [Docket No. FCIC–16–0004] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection—Area Risk Protection Insurance Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Area Risk Protection Insurance. DATES: Comments that we receive on this notice will be accepted until close of business November 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: FCIC prefers that comments be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. You may submit comments, identified by Docket ID No. FCIC–16–0004, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Director, Product Administration and Standards Division, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64133–6205. All comments received, including those received by mail, will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, and can be accessed by the public. All comments must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this rule. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information, see http://www.regulations.gov. If you are submitting comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal and want to attach a document, we ask that it be in a text-based format. If you want to attach a document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, it must be scanned as text and not as an image, thus allowing FCIC to search and copy certain portions of your submissions. For questions regarding attaching a document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, please contact the RMA Web Content Team at (816)823–4694 or by email at rmaweb.content@rma.usda.gov. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received for any dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64429 (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the complete User Notice and Privacy Notice for Regulations.gov at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Hoffmann, Product Administration and Standards Division, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, Beacon Facility, Stop 0812, Room 421, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64141–6205, telephone (816) 926–7730. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Area Risk Protection Insurance. OMB Number: 0563–0083. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2017. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collection requirements for this renewal package are necessary to administer the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Basic Provisions and affected Crop Provisions to determine insurance coverage, premiums, subsidies, payments and indemnities. ARPI is an insurance plan that provides coverage based on the experience of an entire county. Producers are required to report specific data when they apply for ARPI such as acreage and yields. Insurance companies accept applications; issue policies; establish and provide insurance coverage; compute liability, premium, subsidies, and losses; indemnify producers; and report specific data to FCIC as required in Appendix III/M13 Handbook. Commodities for which ARPI is available are included in this information collection package. FCIC is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend the approval of this information collection for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning this information collection. 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 (such as through the use E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation

[Docket No. FCIC-16-0005]


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection--Subpart U--Ineligibility for Programs Under the 
Federal Crop Insurance Act

AGENCY: Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment 
request.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public comment period on the 
information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Subpart U-- 
Ineligibility for Programs under the Federal Crop Insurance Act.

DATES: Comments that we receive on this notice will be accepted until 
close of business November 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: FCIC prefers that comments be submitted electronically 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. You may submit comments, 
identified by Docket ID No. FCIC-16-0005, by any of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Director, Product Administration and Standards 
Division, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of 
Agriculture, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64133-6205.
    All comments received, including those received by mail, will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided, and can be accessed by the public. All 
comments must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory 
Information Number (RIN) for this rule. For detailed instructions on 
submitting comments and additional information, see http://www.regulations.gov. If you are submitting comments electronically 
through the Federal eRulemaking Portal and want to attach a document, 
we ask that it be in a text-based format. If you want to attach a 
document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, it must be scanned as text 
and not as an image, thus allowing FCIC to search and copy certain 
portions of your submissions. For questions regarding attaching a 
document that is a scanned Adobe PDF file, please contact the RMA Web 
Content Team at (816) 823-4694 or by email at 
rmaweb.content@rma.usda.gov.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received for any dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the 
complete User Notice and Privacy Notice for Regulations.gov at http://www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Hoffmann, Product Administration 
and Standards Division, Risk Management Agency, United States 
Department of Agriculture, Beacon Facility, Stop 0812, Room 421, P.O. 
Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64141-6205, telephone (816) 926-7730.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Subpart U--Ineligibility for Programs under the Federal Crop 
Insurance Act.
    OMB Control Number: 0563-0085.
    Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2017.
    Type of Request: Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection.
    Abstract: The following mandates require FCIC to identify persons 
who are ineligible to participate in the Federal crop insurance program 
administered under the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
    (1) Section 1764 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (Pub. L. 99-198);
    (2) 21 U.S.C., Chapter 13;
    (3) Section 14211 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 
(Pub. L. 110-246);
    (4) Executive Order 12549; and
    (5) 7 U.S.C. 1515.
    The FCIC and Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) use the 
information collected to determine whether persons seeking to obtain 
Federal crop insurance coverage are ineligible for such coverage 
according to the aforementioned mandates. The purpose of collecting the 
information is to ensure persons that are ineligible for benefits under 
the Federal crop insurance program are accurately identified as such 
and do not obtain benefits to which they are not eligible.
    FCIC and RMA do not obtain information used to identify a person as 
ineligible for benefits under the Federal crop insurance program 
directly from the ineligible person. AIPs notify RMA of persons with a 
delinquent debt electronically through a secure automated system. RMA 
(1) sends written notification to the person informing them they are 
ineligible for benefits under the Federal crop insurance program; and 
(2) places that person on the RMA Ineligible Tracking System until the 
person regains eligibility for such benefits.
    RMAs Office of General Counsel notifies RMA in writing of persons 
convicted of controlled substance violations. RMA (1) sends written 
notification to the person informing them they are ineligible for 
benefits under the Federal crop insurance program; and (2) places that 
person on RMAs Ineligible Tracking System until the person regains 
eligibility for such benefits.
    Persons debarred, suspended or disqualified by RMA are (1) 
notified, in writing, they are ineligible for benefits under the 
Federal crop insurance program; and (2) placed on RMAs Ineligible 
Tracking System until the person regains eligibility for such benefits. 
Information identifying persons who are ineligible for benefits under 
the Federal crop insurance program is made available to all AIPs 
through RMAs Ineligible Tracking System. The Ineligible Tracking System 
is an electronic system, maintained by RMA, which identifies persons 
who are ineligible to participate in the Federal crop insurance 
program. The information must be made available to all AIPs to ensure 
ineligible persons cannot circumvent the mandates by switching from one 
AIP to another.
    In addition, information identifying persons who are debarred, 
suspended or disqualified by RMA is provided to the General Services 
Administration to be included in the Excluded Parties List System, an 
electronic system maintained by the General Services Administration 
that provides current information about persons who are

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excluded or disqualified from covered transactions.
    Additionally, due to the Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642; Pub. 
L. 113-79) there is an increase in reporting of information from those 
producers who are determined to be ineligible and who submit a request 
for reinstatement to the Administrator of the Risk Management Agency, 
for their inadvertent failure to pay their crop insurance debt timely 
to the applicable Approved Insurance Provider.
    Estimate of burden: Reporting burden for the collection and 
transmission of information by AIPs is estimated to average 19 minutes 
per response.
    Respondents: Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs).
    Estimated number of respondents: 18 AIPs.
    Estimated number of forms per respondent: All information is 
obtained electronically from AIPs.
    Estimated total annual responses: 9,270 total from all respondents.
    Estimated total annual respondent burden: 2,948 total from all 
respondents.
    We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information 
collection to help us to:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agencies, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden 
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (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.
    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 September 14, 2016.
Timothy J. Gannon,
Acting Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2016-22579 Filed 9-19-16; 8:45 am]
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