[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 13, 2018)]
[Page 6159]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02845]

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 7, 2018.
    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 March 
15, 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-
    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: Standard Reinsurance Agreement.
    OMB Control Number: 0563-0069.
    Summary of Collection: The Federal Crop Insurance Act, Title 7 
U.S.C. Chapter 36 Sec. 1508(k), authorizes the Federal Crop Insurance 
Corporation (FCIC) to provide reinsurance to approved insurance 
providers who insure producers of any agricultural commodity under one 
or more plans acceptable to FCIC. The Standard Reinsurance Agreement 
(SRA) is a financial agreement between FCIC and the company to provide 
subsidy and reinsurance on eligible crop insurance. The SRA includes 
Regulatory Duties and Responsibilities, Plan of Operations, Policy 
Acceptance and Storage System and Quality Assurance and Program 
    Need and Use of the Information: The Plan of Operations provides 
the information the insurer is required to file for the initial and 
each subsequent reinsurance year. FCIC uses the information as a basis 
for the approval of the insurer's financial and operational capability 
of delivering the crop insurance program and for evaluating the 
insurer's performance regarding implementation of procedures for 
training and quality control. If the information were not collected, 
FCIC would not be able to reinsure the crop business.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 20,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 171,500.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-02845 Filed 2-12-18; 8:45 am]