[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 76 (Friday, April 21, 2017)]
[Page 18729]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-08073]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    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 May 22, 
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) 720-8958.
    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: Power of Attorney.
    OMB Control Number: 0560-0190.
    Summary of Collection: Individuals or authorized representatives of 
entities wanting to appoint another to act as their attorney-in-fact in 
connection with certain Farm Service Agency (FSA), Commodity Credit 
Corporation (CCC), and Risk Management Agency (RMA) programs, Federal 
Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), Natural Resources Conservation 
Service (NRCS) and related actions must complete a Power of Attorney 
form and Extension Sheet to accommodate additional signatures (FSA-211/
211A). The FSA-211/211A serves as evidence that the grantor has 
appointed another to act on their behalf for certain FSA, CCC, FCIC, 
RMA, and NRCS programs and related actions giving the appointee legal 
authority to enter into binding agreements on the grantor's behalf.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collect information to 
verify an individual's authority to sign and act for another in the 
event of errors or fraud that requires legal remedies. The information 
collected on the FSA-211/211A is limited to the grantor's name, 
signature, and identification number, the grantee's name, address, and 
the applicable FSA, CCC, FCIC, NRCS, and RMA programs or transactions.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 51,585.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (once).
    Total Burden Hours: 64,256.

    Dated: April 18, 2017.
Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-08073 Filed 4-20-17; 8:45 am]