[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 52 (Monday, March 20, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05425]

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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 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 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 20503. Commentors 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.

Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration

    Title: ``Clear Title''--Protection for Purchasers of Farm Products.
    OMB Control Number: 0580-0016.
    Summary of Collection: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration (GIPSA) have the responsibility for the Clear Title 
Program (Section 1324 of the Food Security Act of 1985). Clear Title 
Program was enacted to facilitate interstate commerce in farm products 
and protect purchasers of farm products by enabling States to establish 
central filing systems. The Clear Title Program purpose is to remove 
burden on and obstruction to interstate commerce in farm products such 
as double payment for the products, once at the time of purchase and 
again when the seller fails to repay the lender. The Food Security Act 
of 1985 permits the states to establish ``central filing systems'. 
These central filing systems notify buyers of farm products of any 
mortgages or liens on the products.
    Need and Use of the Information: A state submits information one 
time to GIPSA when applying for certification. The type of information 
required by the regulations includes how the system will operate, 
information to be submitted to the State for inclusion in the central 
filing system, information on storage, retrieval, and distribution of 
information contained in the central filing system. GIPSA reviews the 
information submitted by the states to certify that those central 
filing systems meet the criteria set forth in section 1324 of the Food 
Security Act of 1985. The information received from the State is 
available for public inspection.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 1.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 80.

Charlene Parker,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-05425 Filed 3-17-17; 8:45 am]