[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 52 (Monday, March 20, 2017)]
[Pages 14343-14344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05421]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 15, 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 required 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 April 
19, 2017 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-
    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.

Farm Service Agency

    Title: (7 CFR part 767), Farm Loan Program--Inventory Property 

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    OMB Control Number: 0560-0234.
    Summary of Collection: The Farm Loan Program provides supervised 
credit in the form of loans to family farmers to purchase real estate 
and equipment and finance agricultural production. Authority to 
establish the regulatory requirements contained in 7 CFR 767 is 
provided under section 302 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1922) which provides 
that ``the Secretary is authorized to make and insure under this title 
to farmers . . .'' Section 339 of the Act (7 U.S.C. 1989) further 
provides that ``the Secretary is authorized to make such rules and 
regulations, prescribe the terms and conditions for making . . . loans, 
security instruments and agreements, except as otherwise specified 
herein, and to make such delegations of authority as he deems necessary 
to carry out this title.''
    Need and use of the Information: Information collections are 
submitted by applicants to the local agency office serving the country 
in which their business is headquartered. The information is necessary 
to thoroughly evaluate an applicant's request to purchase inventory 
property and is used by the agency to determine an applicant's 
eligibility to lease or purchase inventory property and to ensure 
payment of the lease or purchase amount.
    Description of respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms.
    Number of respondents: 351.
    Frequency of responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually.
    Total burden hours: 616.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-05421 Filed 3-17-17; 8:45 am]