Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 44851 [2020-16061]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices associated with distressed borrowers from the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program, Rural Broadband Program, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program, Broadband Initiatives Program, and Rural eConnectivity Pilot Program. The purpose of the regulation is to streamline servicing actions, improve the government’s recovery on such loans, and improve customer service. Need and Use of the Information: The information collection addresses RD’s expanded authority, with the codification of the rulemaking, to address servicing actions. RD considers it imperative to use the expanded authority for servicing actions associated with the RUS Telecommunications Programs in order to: (1) Maximize risk management of loan portfolio; (2) reduce duplication of effort between federal agencies, which may expedite servicing of distressed borrowers; (3) ensure efficient recovery of debt which may mitigate negative impact on program subsidy rates; and (4) simplify the servicing process for the Agency and therefore minimize the financial burden and costs on borrowers. The Agency provides forms and/or guidelines to assist in collection and submission of the information required to service loans. In some cases, use of Agency forms is optional and the borrower may submit the information required on other forms. The forms or related items completed by the borrower are submitted to and evaluated by the Agency. Failure to collect proper information from borrowers could result in improper determinations of servicing assistance, hinder the government’s recovery of such loans as well as encumber customer service. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 5. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 695. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–16041 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 21, 2020. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding: 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; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 August 24, 2020 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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: Area Risk Protection Insurance. OMB Control Number: 0563–0083. Summary of Collection: The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is a wholly-owned Government corporation created February 16, 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1501). The program was amended previously, but Public Law 96–365, dated September 26, 1980, provided for nationwide expansion of a comprehensive crop insurance program. The Federal Crop Insurance Act, as amended in later years further expanded this role of the crop insurance program to be the principal tool for risk management by producers of agricultural commodities. The Act was again amended on June 20, 2020, by Public Law 106–224 which mandates changes to crop insurance regulations, provides for independent review of crop insurance products by persons PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44851 experienced in actuaries and in underwriting, and gives contracting authority for the development of new products. Need and Use of the Information: The Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) includes three separate plans of insurance: (1) Area Revenue Protection which protects against price declines and automatically includes Upside Harvest Price Protection (UHPP) which protects against price increases; (2) ARP with the Harvest Price Exclusion, which excludes UHPP and protects against price declines but not against price increases; and (3) Area Yield Protection which only protects against loss of yield. Using a wide range of data elements 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. If producers and insurance companies did not submit the required data at the specified time, accurate liabilities, premium, and subsidies may not be determined, errors may not be resolved timely, producers may not receive accurate indemnities, payments may be late, crop insurance may not be actuarially sound as mandated by the Act. Description of Respondents: Producers and insurance companies. Number of Respondents: 18,634. Frequency of Responses: Weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, semiannually. Total Burden Hours: 80,324. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–16061 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0038] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Citrus Canker; Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery Stock and Fruit From Quarantined Areas Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 21, 2020.
    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: 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; the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 August 
24, 2020 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for 
the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days 
of the publication of this notice on the following website 
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
    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: Area Risk Protection Insurance.
    OMB Control Number: 0563-0083.
    Summary of Collection: The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation 
(FCIC) is a wholly-owned Government corporation created February 16, 
1938 (7 U.S.C. 1501). The program was amended previously, but Public 
Law 96-365, dated September 26, 1980, provided for nationwide expansion 
of a comprehensive crop insurance program. The Federal Crop Insurance 
Act, as amended in later years further expanded this role of the crop 
insurance program to be the principal tool for risk management by 
producers of agricultural commodities. The Act was again amended on 
June 20, 2020, by Public Law 106-224 which mandates changes to crop 
insurance regulations, provides for independent review of crop 
insurance products by persons experienced in actuaries and in 
underwriting, and gives contracting authority for the development of 
new products.
    Need and Use of the Information: The Area Risk Protection Insurance 
(ARPI) includes three separate plans of insurance: (1) Area Revenue 
Protection which protects against price declines and automatically 
includes Upside Harvest Price Protection (UHPP) which protects against 
price increases; (2) ARP with the Harvest Price Exclusion, which 
excludes UHPP and protects against price declines but not against price 
increases; and (3) Area Yield Protection which only protects against 
loss of yield. Using a wide range of data elements 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.
    If producers and insurance companies did not submit the required 
data at the specified time, accurate liabilities, premium, and 
subsidies may not be determined, errors may not be resolved timely, 
producers may not receive accurate indemnities, payments may be late, 
crop insurance may not be actuarially sound as mandated by the Act.
    Description of Respondents: Producers and insurance companies.
    Number of Respondents: 18,634.
    Frequency of Responses: Weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, semi-
annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 80,324.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-16061 Filed 7-23-20; 8:45 am]
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