Information Collection Requests; Farm Loan Programs: Inventory Property Management (OMB Control Number 0560-0234), Direct Loan Servicing-Regular (OMB Control Number 0560-0234), General Program Administration (OMB Control Number 0560-0238) and Guaranteed Farm Loan Program (OMB Control Number 0560-0155), 9722-9724 [2020-03303]

Download as PDF 9722 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents per account type: • eAuthentication account, without identity proofing: 103,704 • eAuthentication account, with identity proofing: 34,692 Æ In Person ID Proofing (15%): 5,204 Æ Online/Remote ID Proofing (85%): 29,488 Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 138,396. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,038.3 hours. Comments are invited on (1) Whether the proposed 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 of the proposed collection of information, 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 the information on those who respond, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological or other forms of information technology collection methods. Copies of the information collection may be obtained from Mr. Zeimet by calling or emailing your request to the contact information above in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: February 10, 2020. Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–03119 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KR–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES [Docket ID FSA–2020–0002] Information Collection Requests; Farm Loan Programs: Inventory Property Management (OMB Control Number 0560–0234), Direct Loan ServicingRegular (OMB Control Number 0560– 0234), General Program Administration (OMB Control Number 0560–0238) and Guaranteed Farm Loan Program (OMB Control Number 0560–0155) Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the four Farm Loan Programs’ information collection requests. The four collection requests in the Farm Loan Programs are: Inventory Property Management, Direct Loan Servicing—Regular, Guaranteed Farm Loan Program and General Program Administration. In the Inventory Property Management, the collected information is used to evaluate applicant requests to purchase inventory property, determine eligibility to lease or purchase inventory property, and ensure the payment of the lease amount or purchase amount associated with the acquisition of inventory property. In the Direct Loan Servicing— Regular, the information is used to determine borrower compliance with loan agreements, assist the borrower in achieving business goals, and regular servicing of the loan account such as graduation, subordination, partial release, and use of proceeds. In the General Program Administration, the information collected is used to ensure that applicants meet statutory eligibility requirements, loan funds are used for authorized purposes, and the Government’s interest in security is adequately protected. In the Guaranteed Farm Loan Program, the collected information is needed to make and service loans guaranteed by FSA to eligible farmers and ranchers by commercial lenders and nontraditional lenders. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by April 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, please include date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal; Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID FSA–2020–0001. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agricultures, Office of the Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC, 20503. Comments will be available for public inspection online at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to the collection activities or to obtain a copy of the information collection request: For the Inventory Property Management and Direct Loan Servicing-Regular, please contact Lee Nault, (202) 720– 6834; lee.nault@usda.gov; for the Guaranteed Farm Loan Program, please SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contact Steve Ford, 202–304–7932; stevefords2@usda.gov and for the General Program Administration, please contact Niki Chavez, 202–690–61, niki.chavez@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Farm Loan Programs; Inventory Management Program. OMB Control Number: 0560–0234. Expiration Date: April 30, 2020. Type of Request: Extension with a revision. Abstract: FSA’s Farm Loan Programs provide supervised credit in the form of loans to family farmers to purchase real estate and equipment and finance agricultural production. Inventory Property Management, as specified in 7 CFR part 767, provides the requirements for the management, lease, and sale of security property acquired by FSA. FSA may take title to real estate as part of dealing with a problem loan either by entering a winning bid in an attempt to protect its interest at a foreclosure sale, or by accepting a deed of conveyance in lieu of foreclosure. Information collections established in the regulation are necessary for FSA to determine an applicant’s eligibility to lease or purchase inventory property and to ensure the applicant’s ability to make payment on the lease or purchase amount. The number of response and burden hours decrease in this request. While the overall number of inventory properties on hand increased 13.5 percent from the last collection, the decrease in responses and burden hours is due to reduction int eh estimated number of inventory properties sold. The number projected to be sold has been revised downward to match reported sales percentages over the last several years. For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the formula used to calculate the total burden hour is the estimated average time per responses hours multiplied by the estimated total annual responses. Estimate of Average Time to Respond: Public reporting burden for the information collection is estimated to average 0.57 hours per response. Type of Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other forprofit farms. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 239. Estimated Number of Reponses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 239. Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.57 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 136 hours. E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices Title: Farm Loan Programs—Direct Loan Servicing—Regular. OMB Control Number: 0560–0236. Expiration Date: July 31, 2020. Type of Request: Extension with a revision. Abstract: FSA’s Farm Loan Programs provide loans to family farmers to purchase real estate and equipment, and finance agricultural production. Direct Loan Servicing—Regular, as specified in 7 CFR part 765, provides the requirements related to routine servicing actions associated with direct loans. FSA is required to actively supervise its borrowers and provide credit counseling, management advice and financial guidance. Additionally, FSA must document that credit is not available to the borrower from commercial credit sources in order to maintain eligibility for assistance. Information collections established in the regulation are necessary for FSA to monitor and account for loan security, including proceeds derived from the sale of security, and to process a borrower’s request for subordination or partial release of security. Borrowers are required to provide financial information to determine graduation eligibility based on commercial lender standards provided to FSA. FSA is requesting OMB approval on the estimated numbers, which are being provided currently in this request. The burden hours have been increased by 2,114 hours while the annual response have increased by 65. The reason for the increase is due to an overall 10% increase in the number of the borrowers and the use of updated reporting tools to reevaluate previous burden estimates even though the travel times removed from the request. For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the formula used to calculate the total burden hours is the estimated average time per responses multiplied by the estimated total annual of responses. Estimate of Average Time to Respond: Public reporting burden for collecting information under this notice is estimated to average 0.31 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Type of Respondents: Business or other for profits and farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 94,603. Estimated Average Number of Responses per Respondent: 1,031. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 97,536. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.31. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30,155 hours. Title: Farm Loan Programs—General Program Administration. OMB Control Number: 0560–0238. Expiration Date: July 31, 2020. Type of Request: Extension with a revision. Abstract: General Program Administration, as specified in the 7 CFR 761, contains requirements that are applicable to making and servicing direct loans. The information collections are necessary to ensure that applicants meet statutory eligibility requirements, loan funds are used for authorized purposes, and the Federal Government’s interest in security is adequately protected. Specific information collection requirements include financial information in the form of a balance sheet and cash flow projection used in loan making and servicing decisions; information needed to establish joint bank accounts in which loan funds, proceeds derived from the sale of loan security and insurance proceeds, may be deposited; collateral pledges from financial institutions when the balance of a supervised bank account will exceed the maximum amount insurable by the Federal Government; and documents that construction plans and specifications to comply with state and local building standards. Since the introduction of Microloan Loan (ML) Program certain forms included in this information collection are no longer being used and others are being used less. In addition, as interest rates have remained well below the limited resource rate, the agency has not conducted limited resource reviews to over 20,400 respondents resulting in a total program changes decrease of 20,181 respondents; 40,105 responses; and 23,943 burden hours. Further, the agency no longer counts respondents’ hours of travel time. Respondents may submit applications by mail and many respondents go to the county offices to do regular and customary business with FSA for other FSA programs and can complete and submit the farm loan programs forms during this time; this means no travel time is required specifically for the information collection and therefore, it is no longer included in the burden hour reporting. For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the formula used to calculate the total burden hours is the estimated average time per response multiplied by the estimated total annual responses. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9723 Estimated Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.02 hours per response. Type of Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other for profit and farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 64,802. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.5. Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 164,483. Estimated Average Time per Response: 1.02 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 168,029 hours. Title: Farm Loan Programs— Guaranteed Farm Loan. OMB Control Number: 0560–0155. Expiration Date: July 31, 2020. Type of Request: Extension with a revision. Abstract: This information collection is needed to effectively administer the FSA guaranteed farm loan programs. The information is collected by the FSA loan official in consultation with participating lenders. The basic objective of the guaranteed loan program is to provide credit to applicants who are unable to obtain credit from lending institutions without a guarantee. The reporting requirements imposed on the public by the regulations at 7 CFR part 762 and 763 are necessary to administer the guaranteed loan program in accordance with statutory requirements of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act and are consistent with commonly performed lending practices. Collection of information after loans are made is necessary to protect the Government’s financial interest. The annual responses have been reduced by 17,315 while the burden hours reduced by 48,997 hours in the request. The reason for the decrease is due to a drop in Guaranteed loans originated between the yeas preceding FY 2017 and FY 2020. Between FY 2016 and FY 2919, the number of Guaranteed loans fell by 24 percent from 10,047 to 7611. In addition, the number of loss claims and status reports received is much lower than FY 2017. The travel times was also removed from this request. For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the formula used to calculate the total burden hours is the estimated average time per response multiplied by the estimated total annual responses. Estimate of Average Time to Respond: Public reporting burden for collecting information under this notice is estimated to average 0.84434 minutes E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 9724 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Type of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profits and Farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12.8. Estimated Average Number of Responses per Respondent: 9,700. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 202,898. Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.8434. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 171,126 hours. Requesting Comments FSA is 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 FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of FSA’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; (4) 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. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office of Management and Budget approval. Steve Peterson, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2020–03303 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for assisting state agencies to record, track and manage the required training hours in four major areas (Nutrition, Operations, Administration, Communications and Marketing) to meet the requirements of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 Professional Standards Rule. The HHFKA (Section 306) requires Professional Standards for state and local school district nutrition professionals. In addition to hiring standards, mandatory annual training will be required for all individuals involved in preparing school meals. To meet the training requirements and assist in keeping track of training courses, FNS developed a web-based application tool with a SQL-server database, which is available to local educational agencies and school food authorities through the FNS public website. While training requirements are mandatory, using the USDA Tracking Tool is voluntary. School nutrition professionals can use any method to track and manage their trainings. These resources facilitate compliance with HHFKA requirements and are provided at no cost to the state, district, or individuals. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Kaushalya Heendeniya, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Braddock Metro Center II, 1320 Braddock Place, Room 415, Alexandria, VA 22314. Comments may also be submitted via email to kaushalya.heendeniya1@usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Kaushalya Heendeniya at 703–305–0037. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions that were used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title: Professional Standards Training Tracker Tool. Form Number: None. OMB Number: 0584–0626. Expiration Date: 06/30/2020. Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (Section 306) requires Professional Standards for state and local school district nutrition professionals. In addition to hiring standards, mandatory annual training will be required for all individuals involved in preparing school meals. To meet the training requirements and assist in keeping track of training and training courses, FNS developed a webbased application tool with a SQLserver database, which is available to local educational agencies and school food authorities through the FNS public website, with a login authentication. These resources facilitate compliance with HHFKA requirements and are provided at no cost to the state, district, or individuals. In addition, this Professional Standards Training Tracking Tool application is mobile friendly to ensure easy usage and accessibility across mobile devices. The application is compatible with all mobile operating systems (iOS, Android, and Windows). The user is able to create a user profile with the following information: • School District/Address • School Name/Address • Individual Name—Contact Information/Email address • Title of Individual or Role in school nutrition program • Hiring Date The user can record the following information for a completed training: • Key Area • Training Topic • Learning Objective • Training Title • Training Hours/Minutes • Date of Training • Provider or Organization offering training, including state, local or national E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 34 (Thursday, February 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9722-9724]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03303]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency

[Docket ID FSA-2020-0002]


Information Collection Requests; Farm Loan Programs: Inventory 
Property Management (OMB Control Number 0560-0234), Direct Loan 
Servicing-Regular (OMB Control Number 0560-0234), General Program 
Administration (OMB Control Number 0560-0238) and Guaranteed Farm Loan 
Program (OMB Control Number 0560-0155)

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 
the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all 
interested individuals and organizations on the four Farm Loan 
Programs' information collection requests. The four collection requests 
in the Farm Loan Programs are: Inventory Property Management, Direct 
Loan Servicing--Regular, Guaranteed Farm Loan Program and General 
Program Administration. In the Inventory Property Management, the 
collected information is used to evaluate applicant requests to 
purchase inventory property, determine eligibility to lease or purchase 
inventory property, and ensure the payment of the lease amount or 
purchase amount associated with the acquisition of inventory property. 
In the Direct Loan Servicing--Regular, the information is used to 
determine borrower compliance with loan agreements, assist the borrower 
in achieving business goals, and regular servicing of the loan account 
such as graduation, subordination, partial release, and use of 
proceeds. In the General Program Administration, the information 
collected is used to ensure that applicants meet statutory eligibility 
requirements, loan funds are used for authorized purposes, and the 
Government's interest in security is adequately protected. In the 
Guaranteed Farm Loan Program, the collected information is needed to 
make and service loans guaranteed by FSA to eligible farmers and 
ranchers by commercial lenders and nontraditional lenders.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by April 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your 
comments, please include date, volume, and page number of this issue of 
the Federal Register. You may submit comments by the following method: 
Federal eRulemaking Portal; Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search 
for Docket ID FSA-2020-0001.
    You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agricultures, 
Office of the Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, Washington, DC, 20503. Comments will be available for 
public inspection online at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to the 
collection activities or to obtain a copy of the information collection 
request: For the Inventory Property Management and Direct Loan 
Servicing-Regular, please contact Lee Nault, (202) 720-6834; 
[email protected]; for the Guaranteed Farm Loan Program, please 
contact Steve Ford, 202-304-7932; [email protected] and for the 
General Program Administration, please contact Niki Chavez, 202-690-61, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Farm Loan Programs; Inventory Management Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0234.
    Expiration Date: April 30, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension with a revision.
    Abstract: FSA's Farm Loan Programs provide supervised credit in the 
form of loans to family farmers to purchase real estate and equipment 
and finance agricultural production. Inventory Property Management, as 
specified in 7 CFR part 767, provides the requirements for the 
management, lease, and sale of security property acquired by FSA. FSA 
may take title to real estate as part of dealing with a problem loan 
either by entering a winning bid in an attempt to protect its interest 
at a foreclosure sale, or by accepting a deed of conveyance in lieu of 
foreclosure. Information collections established in the regulation are 
necessary for FSA to determine an applicant's eligibility to lease or 
purchase inventory property and to ensure the applicant's ability to 
make payment on the lease or purchase amount.
    The number of response and burden hours decrease in this request. 
While the overall number of inventory properties on hand increased 13.5 
percent from the last collection, the decrease in responses and burden 
hours is due to reduction int eh estimated number of inventory 
properties sold. The number projected to be sold has been revised 
downward to match reported sales percentages over the last several 
years.
    For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the 
formula used to calculate the total burden hour is the estimated 
average time per responses hours multiplied by the estimated total 
annual responses.
    Estimate of Average Time to Respond: Public reporting burden for 
the information collection is estimated to average 0.57 hours per 
response.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other 
for-profit farms.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 239.
    Estimated Number of Reponses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 239.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.57 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 136 hours.


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    Title: Farm Loan Programs--Direct Loan Servicing--Regular.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0236.
    Expiration Date: July 31, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension with a revision.
    Abstract: FSA's Farm Loan Programs provide loans to family farmers 
to purchase real estate and equipment, and finance agricultural 
production. Direct Loan Servicing--Regular, as specified in 7 CFR part 
765, provides the requirements related to routine servicing actions 
associated with direct loans. FSA is required to actively supervise its 
borrowers and provide credit counseling, management advice and 
financial guidance. Additionally, FSA must document that credit is not 
available to the borrower from commercial credit sources in order to 
maintain eligibility for assistance. Information collections 
established in the regulation are necessary for FSA to monitor and 
account for loan security, including proceeds derived from the sale of 
security, and to process a borrower's request for subordination or 
partial release of security. Borrowers are required to provide 
financial information to determine graduation eligibility based on 
commercial lender standards provided to FSA.
    FSA is requesting OMB approval on the estimated numbers, which are 
being provided currently in this request. The burden hours have been 
increased by 2,114 hours while the annual response have increased by 
65. The reason for the increase is due to an overall 10% increase in 
the number of the borrowers and the use of updated reporting tools to 
reevaluate previous burden estimates even though the travel times 
removed from the request.
    For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the 
formula used to calculate the total burden hours is the estimated 
average time per responses multiplied by the estimated total annual of 
responses.
    Estimate of Average Time to Respond: Public reporting burden for 
collecting information under this notice is estimated to average 0.31 
hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, 
searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data 
needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.
    Type of Respondents: Business or other for profits and farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 94,603.
    Estimated Average Number of Responses per Respondent: 1,031.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 97,536.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.31.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30,155 hours.

    Title: Farm Loan Programs--General Program Administration.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0238.
    Expiration Date: July 31, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension with a revision.
    Abstract: General Program Administration, as specified in the 7 CFR 
761, contains requirements that are applicable to making and servicing 
direct loans. The information collections are necessary to ensure that 
applicants meet statutory eligibility requirements, loan funds are used 
for authorized purposes, and the Federal Government's interest in 
security is adequately protected. Specific information collection 
requirements include financial information in the form of a balance 
sheet and cash flow projection used in loan making and servicing 
decisions; information needed to establish joint bank accounts in which 
loan funds, proceeds derived from the sale of loan security and 
insurance proceeds, may be deposited; collateral pledges from financial 
institutions when the balance of a supervised bank account will exceed 
the maximum amount insurable by the Federal Government; and documents 
that construction plans and specifications to comply with state and 
local building standards. Since the introduction of Microloan Loan (ML) 
Program certain forms included in this information collection are no 
longer being used and others are being used less. In addition, as 
interest rates have remained well below the limited resource rate, the 
agency has not conducted limited resource reviews to over 20,400 
respondents resulting in a total program changes decrease of 20,181 
respondents; 40,105 responses; and 23,943 burden hours. Further, the 
agency no longer counts respondents' hours of travel time. Respondents 
may submit applications by mail and many respondents go to the county 
offices to do regular and customary business with FSA for other FSA 
programs and can complete and submit the farm loan programs forms 
during this time; this means no travel time is required specifically 
for the information collection and therefore, it is no longer included 
in the burden hour reporting.
    For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the 
formula used to calculate the total burden hours is the estimated 
average time per response multiplied by the estimated total annual 
responses.
    Estimated Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this 
collection of information is estimated to average 1.02 hours per 
response.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals or households, businesses or other 
for profit and farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 64,802.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.5.
    Estimated Total Annual Number of Responses: 164,483.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 1.02 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 168,029 hours.

    Title: Farm Loan Programs--Guaranteed Farm Loan.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0155.
    Expiration Date: July 31, 2020.
    Type of Request: Extension with a revision.
    Abstract: This information collection is needed to effectively 
administer the FSA guaranteed farm loan programs. The information is 
collected by the FSA loan official in consultation with participating 
lenders. The basic objective of the guaranteed loan program is to 
provide credit to applicants who are unable to obtain credit from 
lending institutions without a guarantee. The reporting requirements 
imposed on the public by the regulations at 7 CFR part 762 and 763 are 
necessary to administer the guaranteed loan program in accordance with 
statutory requirements of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
Act and are consistent with commonly performed lending practices. 
Collection of information after loans are made is necessary to protect 
the Government's financial interest. The annual responses have been 
reduced by 17,315 while the burden hours reduced by 48,997 hours in the 
request. The reason for the decrease is due to a drop in Guaranteed 
loans originated between the yeas preceding FY 2017 and FY 2020. 
Between FY 2016 and FY 2919, the number of Guaranteed loans fell by 24 
percent from 10,047 to 7611. In addition, the number of loss claims and 
status reports received is much lower than FY 2017. The travel times 
was also removed from this request.
    For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the 
formula used to calculate the total burden hours is the estimated 
average time per response multiplied by the estimated total annual 
responses.
    Estimate of Average Time to Respond: Public reporting burden for 
collecting information under this notice is estimated to average 
0.84434 minutes

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per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching 
existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and 
completing and reviewing the collection of information.
    Type of Respondents: Businesses or other for-profits and Farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12.8.
    Estimated Average Number of Responses per Respondent: 9,700.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 202,898.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 0.8434.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 171,126 hours.

Requesting Comments

    FSA is 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 FSA, including whether the 
information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of FSA'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;
    (4) 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.
    All comments received in response to this notice, including names 
and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. 
Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for Office 
of Management and Budget approval.

Steve Peterson,
Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2020-03303 Filed 2-19-20; 8:45 am]
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