[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 13, 2005)]
[Page 73721]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-7247]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 7, 2005.
    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 
regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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 should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or 
fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, 
Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602. Comments regarding these 
information collections are best assured of having their full effect if 
received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the 
submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8681.
    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: Premium Reduction Plan.
    OMB Control Number: 0563-0079.
    Summary of Collection: The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation 
(FCIC) amended the General Administrative Regulations to include 
provisions regarding the requests by approved insurance providers to 
implement the premium reduction plan authorized under section 508(e)(3) 
of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (Act) and the approval of the amount 
of a premium discount to be provided to farmers under the premium 
reduction plan. This program allows approved insurance providers to 
apply to FCIC for authority to reduce the premium charged to producers 
in accordance with Section 508(e)(3) of the Act, as amended, and to 
provide limitations and procedures established by FCIC.
    Need and Use of the Information: To ensure that the Risk Management 
Agency (RMA) receives complete revised Plans of Operations complying 
with twelve requirements from approved insurance providers for the 
purpose of obtaining approval of premium reduction plans. An approved 
insurance provider can apply to RMA for authority to reduce premiums 
payable by producers if the approved insurance provider is able to 
provide insurance more efficiently than the administrative and 
operating expense reimbursement paid by RMA. RMA will review the 
information submitted to determine if the company can actually produce 
the efficiency required to reduce the premium.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit, farms, 
Federal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 90.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,095.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E5-7247 Filed 12-12-05; 8:45 am]