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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 / Notices insurance companies, entities or other persons. Public Law 96–365 provided for nationwide expansion of a comprehensive crop insurance program. The Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended, expanded the role of the crop insurance to be the principal tool for risk management by producers of farm products and required that the crop insurance program operate on an actuarially sound basis. It provides for independent reviews of insurance products by persons experienced as actuaries and in underwriting. The Act was further amended in 2008 to provide the opportunity for the submission of a concept proposal to the FCIC Board of Directors (Board) for approval for advance payment of estimated research and development expenses. Need and Use of the Information: An applicant has the option to submit a concept proposal or a submission package for a crop insurance product and have it presented to the Board. The Board will review an applicant’s submissions to determine, if the interests of agricultural producers and taxpayers are protected; the submission is actuarially appropriate; appropriate insurance principles are followed; the requirements of the Act are met; and that sound, reasonable and appropriate underwriting principals are followed. If the information is incomplete, the submission will be disapproved. Description of Respondents: Business or other-for-profit. Number of Respondents: 195. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping: Reporting; Other. Total Burden Hours: 44,947. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–27708 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES December 20, 2017. 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 are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by January 25, 2018 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Title: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. OMB Control Number: 0508–0002. Summary of Collection: Under 7 CFR 15.6 ‘‘any person who believes himself or any specific class of individuals to be subjected to discrimination . . . may by himself or by an authorized representative file a written complaint based on the ground of such discrimination.’’ The collection of this information is the avenue by which the individual or his representative may file such a complaint. The requested information is necessary in order for the Office of Civil Rights to address the alleged discriminatory action. Need and Use of the Information: The requested information which can be submitted by filling out the Program Discrimination Form or by submitting a letter, is necessary in order for the USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) to address the alleged discriminatory action. The respondent is asked to provide his/her name, mailing address, property address (if different from mailing address), telephone number, email address (if PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60949 any) and to provide a name and contact information for the respondent’s representative (if any). A brief description of who was involved with the alleged discriminatory action, what occurred and when, is requested. The program discrimination complaint filing information, which is voluntarily provided by the respondent, will be used by the staff of USDA OASCR to investigate, attempt resolution and settle the case. If information regarding alleged discrimination is not collected from the individual who believes he/she has experienced discrimination in a USDA program, it would not be possible for the USDA to address and rectify the alleged discrimination. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; and Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 141. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 141. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–27709 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–9R–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request December 20, 2017. 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 are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by December 26, 2017 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 20, 2017.
    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 
are requested regarding (1) 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; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by January 
25, 2018 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: 
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office 
Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are 
encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 
[email protected] or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-
8958.
    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.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

    Title: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form.
    OMB Control Number: 0508-0002.
    Summary of Collection: Under 7 CFR 15.6 ``any person who believes 
himself or any specific class of individuals to be subjected to 
discrimination . . . may by himself or by an authorized representative 
file a written complaint based on the ground of such discrimination.'' 
The collection of this information is the avenue by which the 
individual or his representative may file such a complaint. The 
requested information is necessary in order for the Office of Civil 
Rights to address the alleged discriminatory action.
    Need and Use of the Information: The requested information which 
can be submitted by filling out the Program Discrimination Form or by 
submitting a letter, is necessary in order for the USDA Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) to address the alleged 
discriminatory action. The respondent is asked to provide his/her name, 
mailing address, property address (if different from mailing address), 
telephone number, email address (if any) and to provide a name and 
contact information for the respondent's representative (if any). A 
brief description of who was involved with the alleged discriminatory 
action, what occurred and when, is requested. The program 
discrimination complaint filing information, which is voluntarily 
provided by the respondent, will be used by the staff of USDA OASCR to 
investigate, attempt resolution and settle the case. If information 
regarding alleged discrimination is not collected from the individual 
who believes he/she has experienced discrimination in a USDA program, 
it would not be possible for the USDA to address and rectify the 
alleged discrimination.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit; and Not-for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 141.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 141.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-27709 Filed 12-22-17; 8:45 am]
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