7 U.S. Code § 1506 - General powers

(a) Succession
The Corporation shall have succession in its corporate name.
(b) Corporate seal
The Corporation may adopt, alter, and use a corporate seal, which shall be judicially noticed.
(c) Property
The Corporation may purchase or lease and hold such real and personal property as it deems necessary or convenient in the transaction of its business, and may dispose of such property held by it upon such terms as it deems appropriate.
(d) Suit
Subject to section 1508 (j)(2)(A) of this title, the Corporation, subject to the provisions of section 1508 (j) of this title, [1] may sue and be sued in its corporate name, but no attachment, injunction, garnishment, or other similar process, mesne or final, shall be issued against the Corporation or its property. The district courts of the United States, including the district courts of the District of Columbia and of any territory or possession, shall have exclusive original jurisdiction, without regard to the amount in controversy, of all suits brought by or against the Corporation. The Corporation may intervene in any court in any suit, action, or proceeding in which it has an interest. Any suit against the Corporation shall be brought in the District of Columbia, or in the district wherein the plaintiff resides or is engaged in business.
(e) Bylaws and regulations
The Corporation may adopt, amend, and repeal bylaws, rules, and regulations governing the manner in which its business may be conducted and the powers granted to it by law may be exercised and enjoyed.
(f) Mails
The Corporation shall be entitled to the use of the United States mails in the same manner as the other executive agencies of the Government.
(g) Assistance
The Corporation, with the consent of any board, commission, independent establishment, or executive department of the Government, including any field service thereof, may avail itself of the use of information, services, facilities, officials, and employees thereof in carrying out the provisions of this subchapter.
(h) Collection and sharing of information
(1) Surveys and investigations
The Corporation may conduct surveys and investigations relating to crop insurance, agriculture-related risks and losses, and other issues related to carrying out this subchapter.
(2) Data collection
The Corporation shall assemble data for the purpose of establishing sound actuarial bases for insurance on agricultural commodities.
(3) Sharing of records
Notwithstanding section 1502 (c) of this title, records submitted in accordance with this subchapter and section 7333 of this title shall be available to agencies and local offices of the Department, appropriate State and Federal agencies and divisions, and approved insurance providers for use in carrying out this subchapter, such section 7333 of this title, and other agricultural programs.
(i) Expenditures
The Corporation shall determine the character and necessity for its expenditures under this subchapter and the manner in which they shall be incurred, allowed, and paid, without regard to the provisions of any other laws governing the expenditure of public funds and such determinations shall be final and conclusive upon all other officers of the Government.
(j) Settling claims
The Corporation shall have the authority to make final and conclusive settlement and adjustment of any claim by or against the Corporation or a fiscal officer of the Corporation.
(k) Other powers
The Corporation shall have such powers as may be necessary or appropriate for the exercise of the powers herein specifically conferred upon the Corporation and all such incidental powers as are customary in corporations generally.
(l) Contracts
The Corporation may enter into and carry out contracts or agreements, and issue regulations, necessary in the conduct of its business, as determined by the Board. State and local laws or rules shall not apply to contracts, agreements, or regulations of the Corporation or the parties thereto to the extent that such contracts, agreements, or regulations provide that such laws or rules shall not apply, or to the extent that such laws or rules are inconsistent with such contracts, agreements, or regulations.
(m) Submission of certain information
(1) Social security account and employer identification numbers
The Corporation shall require, as a condition of eligibility for participation in the multiple peril crop insurance program, submission of social security account numbers, subject to the requirements of section 405 (c)(2)(C)(iii)  [2] of title 42, and employer identification numbers, subject to the requirements of section 6109 (f) of title 26.
(2) Notification by policyholders
Each policyholder shall notify each individual or other entity that acquires or holds a substantial beneficial interest in such policyholder of the requirements and limitations under this subchapter.
(3) Identification of holders of substantial interests
The Manager of the Corporation may require each policyholder to provide to the Manager, at such times and in such manner as prescribed by the Manager, the name of each individual that holds or acquires a substantial beneficial interest in the policyholder.
(4) “Substantial beneficial interest” defined
For purposes of this subsection, the term “substantial beneficial interest” means not less than 5 percent of all beneficial interests in the policyholder.
(n) Actuarial soundness
(1) Projected loss ratio as of October 1, 1995
The Corporation shall take such actions as are necessary to improve the actuarial soundness of Federal multiperil crop insurance coverage made available under this subchapter to achieve, on and after October 1, 1995, an overall projected loss ratio of not greater than 1.1, including—
(A) instituting appropriate requirements for documentation of the actual production history of insured producers to establish recorded or appraised yields for Federal crop insurance coverage that more accurately reflect the associated actuarial risk, except that the Corporation may not carry out this paragraph in a manner that would prevent beginning farmers (as defined by the Secretary) from obtaining Federal crop insurance;
(B) establishing in counties, to the extent practicable, a crop insurance option based on area yields in a manner that allows an insured producer to qualify for an indemnity if a loss has occurred in a specified area in which the farm of the insured producer is located;
(C) establishing a database that contains the social security account and employee identification numbers of participating producers, agents, and loss adjusters and using the numbers to identify insured producers, agents, and loss adjusters who are high risk for actuarial purposes and insured producers who have not documented at least 4 years of production history, to assess the performance of insurance providers, and for other purposes permitted by law; and
(D) taking any other measures authorized by law to improve the actuarial soundness of the Federal crop insurance program while maintaining fairness and effective coverage for agricultural producers.
(2) Projected loss ratio
The Corporation shall take such actions, including the establishment of adequate premiums, as are necessary to improve the actuarial soundness of Federal multiperil crop insurance made available under this subchapter to achieve an overall projected loss ratio of not greater than 1.0.
(3) Nonstandard classification system
To the extent that the Corporation uses the nonstandard classification system, the Corporation shall apply the system to all insured producers in a fair and consistent manner.
(o) Regulations
The Secretary and the Corporation are each authorized to issue such regulations as are necessary to carry out this subchapter.
(p) Purchase of American-made equipment and products
(1) Sense of Congress
It is the sense of Congress that, to the greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products purchased by the Corporation using funds made available to the Corporation should be American-made.
(2) Notice requirement
In providing financial assistance to, or entering into any contract with, any entity for the purchase of equipment and products to carry out this subchapter, the Corporation, to the greatest extent practicable, shall provide to the entity a notice describing the statement made in paragraph (1).
(r)  3 Procedures for responding to certain inquiries
(1) Procedures required
The Corporation shall establish procedures under which the Corporation will provide a final agency determination in response to an inquiry regarding the interpretation by the Corporation of this subchapter or any regulation issued under this subchapter.
(2) Implementation
Not later than 180 days after June 23, 1998, the Corporation shall issue regulations to implement this subsection. At a minimum, the regulations shall establish—
(A) the manner in which inquiries described in paragraph (1) are required to be submitted to the Corporation; and
(B) a reasonable maximum number of days within which the Corporation will respond to all inquiries.
(3) Effect of failure to timely respond
If the Corporation fails to respond to an inquiry in accordance with the procedures established pursuant to this subsection, the person requesting the interpretation of this subchapter or regulation may assume the interpretation is correct for the applicable reinsurance year.


[1]  So in original.

[2]  See References in Text note below.

[3]  So in original. Probably should be “(q)”.

Source

(Feb. 16, 1938, ch. 30, title V, § 506,52 Stat. 73; June 21, 1941, ch. 214, § 2,55 Stat. 255; Aug. 1, 1947, ch. 440, § 7,61 Stat. 719; Aug. 25, 1949, ch. 512, § 8,63 Stat. 665; Pub. L. 96–365, title I, §§ 103, 107(a),Sept. 26, 1980, 94 Stat. 1313, 1317; Pub. L. 101–624, title XXII, §§ 2201(a), 2202,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3951, 3954; Pub. L. 102–237, title VI, § 601(1), (2),Dec. 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 1878; Pub. L. 103–66, title I, § 1403(a),Aug. 10, 1993, 107 Stat. 333; Pub. L. 103–354, title I, §§ 104, 119(f)(1),Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3181, 3208; Pub. L. 105–185, title V, § 533,June 23, 1998, 112 Stat. 583; Pub. L. 106–224, title I, §§ 121(b), 124 (b),June 20, 2000, 114 Stat. 377, 378; Pub. L. 110–234, title XII, §§ 12002(a), (b)(1), 12003(a), 12033(c)(2)(B),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1371, 1405; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XII, §§ 12002(a), (b)(1), 12003(a), 12033(c)(2)(B),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2133, 2167.)
References in Text

Section 405 (c)(2)(C)(iii) of title 42, referred to in subsec. (m)(1), was redesignated section 405 (c)(2)(C)(iv) of title 42 by Pub. L. 103–296, title III, § 321(a)(9)(B),Aug. 15, 1994, 108 Stat. 1536.
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Amendments

2008—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 110–246, § 12002(a)(1), substituted “Subject to section 1508 (j)(2)(A) of this title, the Corporation” for “The Corporation” in first sentence.
Subsecs. (g) to (i), (m). Pub. L. 110–246, § 12033(c)(2)(B), substituted “this subchapter” for “this chapter” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (n). Pub. L. 110–246, § 12002(b)(1), redesignatedsubsec. (o) as (n).
Pub. L. 110–246, § 12002(a)(2), struck out subsec. (n) which related to penalty for willful and intentional provision of false or inaccurate information to the Corporation or any insurer.
Subsec. (n)(1). Pub. L. 110–246, § 12033(c)(2)(B), substituted “this subchapter” for “this chapter” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (n)(2). Pub. L. 110–246, § 12033(c)(2)(B), substituted “this subchapter” for “this chapter”.
Pub. L. 110–246, § 12003(a), in heading, struck out “as of October 1, 1998” after “loss ratio” and, in text, struck out “, on and after October 1, 1998,” after “to achieve” and substituted “1.0” for “1.075”.
Subsecs. (o), (p). Pub. L. 110–246, § 12033(c)(2)(B), substituted “this subchapter” for “this chapter”.
Pub. L. 110–246, § 12002(b)(1), redesignatedsubsecs. (p) and (q) as (o) and (p), respectively. Former subsec. (o) redesignated (n).
Subsec. (q). Pub. L. 110–246, § 12002(b)(1), redesignatedsubsec. (q) as (p).
Subsec. (r). Pub. L. 110–246, § 12033(c)(2)(B), substituted “this subchapter” for “this chapter” wherever appearing.
2000—Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 106–224, § 124(b), added subsec. (h) and struck out heading and text of former subsec. (h). Text read as follows: “The Corporation shall assemble data for the purpose of establishing sound actuarial bases for insurance on agricultural commodities.”
Subsecs. (q) to (s). Pub. L. 106–224, § 121(b), redesignatedsubsecs. (r) and (s) as (q) and (r), respectively, and struck out former subsec. (q), which related to program compliance by insurance providers and required notice to any provider of any error, omission, or failure to follow Corporation regulations or procedures for which provider may be responsible and which may result in a debt owed the Corporation.
1998—Subsec. (s). Pub. L. 105–185added subsec. (s).
1994—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–354, § 119(f)(1), substituted “1508(j)” for “1508(f)” in first sentence.
Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(2), added subsec. (j). Former subsec. (j) redesignated (k).
Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(1), redesignatedsubsec. (j) as (k). Former subsec. (k) redesignated (l).
Subsec. (l). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(1), (3), redesignatedsubsec. (k) as (l), in first sentence inserted “, and issue regulations,” after “agreements”, and in second sentence substituted “contracts, agreements, or regulations” for “contracts or agreements” wherever appearing. Former subsec. (l) redesignated (m).
Subsec. (m). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(1), redesignatedsubsec. (l) as (m). Former subsec. (m) redesignated (n).
Subsec. (n). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(1), redesignatedsubsec. (m) as (n). Former subsec. (n) redesignated (o).
Subsec. (n)(1)(B). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(4), added subpar. (B) and struck out former subpar. (B) which read as follows: “disqualify the person from receiving any benefit under this chapter for a period of not to exceed 10 years.”
Subsec. (o). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(1), (5)(B), redesignatedsubsec. (n) as (o) and reenacted heading without change.
Subsec. (o)(1). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(5)(B), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and inserted heading. Former par. (1) redesignated subpar. (A).
Subsec. (o)(1)(A). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(5)(A), (C), redesignated former par. (1) as subpar. (A) and substituted “(as defined by the Secretary) from obtaining Federal crop insurance” for “from obtaining adequate Federal crop insurance, as determined by the Corporation”.
Subsec. (o)(1)(B). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(5)(A), redesignated former par. (2) as subpar. (B).
Subsec. (o)(1)(C). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(5)(A), (D), redesignated former par. (3) as subpar. (C) and inserted “, agents, and loss adjusters” after “participating producers” and after “identify insured producers”.
Subsec. (o)(1)(D). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(5)(A), redesignated former par. (4) as subpar. (D).
Subsec. (o)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(5)(A), (E), added pars. (2) and (3) and redesignated former pars. (2) to (4) as subpars. (B) to (D), respectively, of par. (1) and realigned their margins.
Subsecs. (p) to (r). Pub. L. 103–354, § 104(6), added subsecs. (p) to (r).
1993—Subsec. (n). Pub. L. 103–66added subsec. (n).
1991—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 102–237, § 601(1), substituted “section 1508 (f)” for “section 1508 (c)” and a period for semicolon at end.
Subsec. (m)(1). Pub. L. 102–237, § 601(2), in introductory provisions substituted “willfully” for “wilfully” and in subpar. (A) struck out “to” after “exceed”.
1990—Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(1), substituted “General powers” for “General powers of Corporation” as section catchline and struck out “The Corporation—” before subsec. (a).
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(2), (13), inserted heading and “The Corporation” and substituted period for semicolon at end.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(3), (13), inserted heading and “The Corporation” and substituted period for semicolon at end.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(4), (13), inserted heading and “The Corporation” and substituted period for semicolon at end.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(5), inserted heading and “The Corporation,”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(6), (13), inserted heading and “The Corporation” and substituted period for semicolon at end.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(7), (13), inserted heading and “The Corporation” and substituted period for semicolon at end.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(8), (13), inserted heading and “The Corporation,” and substituted period for semicolon at end.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(9), (13), inserted heading and “The Corporation” and substituted period for semicolon at end.
Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(10), (14), inserted heading and “The Corporation” and substituted period for “; and” at end.
Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(11), (14), inserted heading and “The Corporation” and substituted period for “; and” at end.
Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(b)(12), inserted heading and “The Corporation”.
Subsec. (l). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2201(a), added subsec. (l).
Subsec. (m). Pub. L. 101–624, § 2202(a), added subsec. (m).
1980—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–365, § 103(1), substituted “may purchase” for “may make contracts and purchase”. See subsec. (k) of this section.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 96–365, § 103(2), substituted provision granting exclusive original jurisdiction to district courts of the United States, including district courts of the District of Columbia and of any territory or possession, for prior grant to any State court of record having general jurisdiction or any United States district court, authorized intervention by the Corporation in proceedings, and required suits against the Corporation to be brought in the District of Columbia or in district wherein plaintiff resides or is engaged in business.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 96–365, § 103(3), substituted “use of the United States mails” for “free use of the United States mails”.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 96–365, § 107(a), struck out authority for conducting researches, surveys, and investigations relating to crop insurance. See section 1508 (i) of this title.
Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 96–365, § 103(4), added subsec. (k).
1949—Subsec. (h). Act Aug. 25, 1949, struck out obsolete language and included authority for a study of the possibility of developing some type of livestock insurance.
1947—Subsec. (d). Act Aug. 1, 1947, provided for suits in State courts of general jurisdiction or in United States district courts regardless of amount in controversy.
1941—Subsec. (h). Act June 21, 1941, substituted “and preparatory to the application of the chapter to other basic commodities when so provided by law, shall assemble data relative to field corn, for the purpose of establishing a satisfactory actuarial basis for such commodity” for “for wheat and other agricultural commodities.”
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–185, title V, § 537,June 23, 1998, 112 Stat. 584, provided that: “Except as provided in section 535 [112 Stat. 583], this subtitle [subtitle C (§§ 531–537) of title V of Pub. L. 105–185, amending this section and sections 1508 and 1516 of this title and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section] and the amendments made by this subtitle take effect on July 1, 1998.”
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–354effective Oct. 13, 1994, and applicable to provision of crop insurance under Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) beginning with 1995 crop year, with such Act, as in effect on the day before Oct. 13, 1994, to continue to apply with respect to 1994 crop year, see section 120 ofPub. L. 103–354, set out as a note under section 1502 of this title.
Effective Date of 1993 Amendment

Pub. L. 103–66, title I, § 1403(c)(1),Aug. 10, 1993, 107 Stat. 335, provided that: “Except as provided in paragraph (2), this section [amending this section and sections 1508 and 1508a of this title] and the amendments made by this section shall become effective on October 1, 1993.”
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–365effective Sept. 26, 1980, see section 112 ofPub. L. 96–365, set out as a note under section 1504 of this title.
Regulations

Pub. L. 103–66, title I, § 1403(c)(2),Aug. 10, 1993, 107 Stat. 335, provided that: “Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Aug. 10, 1993], the Secretary of Agriculture shall publish, for public comment, proposed regulations to implement the amendments made by this section [amending this section and sections 1508 and 1508a of this title].”
Transfer of Functions

Administration of program of Federal Crop Insurance Corporation transferred to Secretary of Agriculture by 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 3, § 501, eff. July 16, 1946, 11 F.R. 7877, 60 Stat. 1100. See note set out under section 1503 of this title.
Wartime consolidation of Federal Crop Insurance Corporation into Agricultural Conservation and Adjustment Administration, see note set out under section 1503 of this title.
Required Terms and Conditions of Standard Reinsurance Agreements

Pub. L. 106–224, title I, § 148,June 20, 2000, 114 Stat. 394, provided that: “Notwithstanding section 536 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 1506 note; Public Law 105–185), the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation may renegotiate the Standard Reinsurance Agreement once during the 2001 through 2005 reinsurance years.”
Pub. L. 105–185, title V, § 536,June 23, 1998, 112 Stat. 584, provided that:
“(a) Definitions.—In this section, the terms ‘approved insurance provider’ and ‘Corporation’ have the meanings given the terms in section 502(b) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1502 (b)).
“(b) Terms and Conditions.—
“(1) Incorporation of amendments.—For each of the 1999 and subsequent reinsurance years, the Corporation shall ensure that each Standard Reinsurance Agreement between an approved insurance provider and the Corporation reflects the amendments to the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) that are made by this subtitle [see Effective Date of 1998 Amendment note above] to the extent the amendments are applicable to approved insurance providers.
“(2) Retention of existing provisions.—Except to the extent necessary to implement the amendments made by this subtitle, each Standard Reinsurance Agreement described in paragraph (1) shall contain the following provisions of the Standard Reinsurance Agreement for the 1998 reinsurance year:
“(A) Section II, concerning the terms of reinsurance and underwriting gain and loss for an approved insurance provider.
“(B) Section III, concerning the terms for subsidies and administrative fees for an approved insurance provider.
“(C) Section IV, concerning the terms for loss adjustment for an approved insurance provider under catastrophic risk protection.
“(D) Section V.C., concerning interest payments between the Corporation and an approved insurance provider.
“(E) Section V.I.5., concerning liquidated damages.
“(c) Implementation.—To implement this subtitle and the amendments made by this subtitle, the Corporation is not required to amend provisions of the Standard Reinsurance Agreement not specifically affected by this subtitle or an amendment made by this subtitle.”
Crop Insurance Provider Evaluation

Pub. L. 103–354, title I, § 118,Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3205, provided that:
“(a) In General.—The Comptroller General of the United States and the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (referred to in this section as the ‘Corporation’) shall jointly evaluate the financial arrangement between the Corporation and approved insurance providers to determine the quality, costs, and efficiencies of providing the benefits of multiple peril crop insurance to producers of agricultural commodities covered under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.).
“(b) Collection of Information and Proposals.—The Corporation shall require private insurance providers and agents to supply, and the private insurance providers and agents shall supply, records and information necessary to make the determinations and evaluations required under this section. The Corporation shall solicit from the approved insurance providers and agents proposals for modifying or altering the requirements, regulations, procedures, and processes related to implementing the Federal Crop Insurance Act to reduce the operating and administrative costs of the providers and agents.
“(c) Initial Report.—Not later than 180 days after receipt of information and cost-reduction proposals under subsection (b), the Corporation shall evaluate the information and proposals obtained and report the results of the evaluation to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate.
“(d) Final Report.—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 13, 1994], the Comptroller General and the Corporation shall submit a final report that provides the evaluation required under subsection (a) to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate. In making the evaluation, the Comptroller General and the Corporation shall—
“(1) consider the changes made by the Corporation in response to increased program participation resulting from the enactment of this Act;
“(2) include an evaluation and opinion of the accuracy and reasonableness of—
“(A) the average actual costs for approved insurance providers to deliver multiple peril crop insurance;
“(B) the cost per policy of complying with the requirements, regulations, procedures, and processes of the Federal Crop Insurance Act;
“(C) the cost differences for various provider firm sizes and any business delivered by the Federal Government;
“(D) the adequacy of the standard reimbursement for potential new providers; and
“(E) the identification of any new costs related to the enactment of this Act not previously identified in the information reported by the providers;
“(3) compare delivery costs of multiple peril crop insurance to other insurance coverages that the provider may sell and determine the extent, if any, to which any funds provided to carry out the Federal Crop Insurance Act are being used to fund any other business enterprise operated by the provider;
“(4)(A) assess alternative methods for reimbursing providers for reasonable and necessary expenses associated with delivery of multiple peril crop insurance;
“(B) recommend changes under this paragraph that reasonably demonstrate the need to achieve the greatest operating efficiencies on the part of the provider and the Corporation has been recognized; and
“(C) identify areas for improved operating efficiencies, if any, in the requirements made by the Corporation for compliance and program integrity;
“(5) assess the potential for alternative forms of reinsurance arrangements for providers of different firm sizes, taking into consideration—
“(A) the need to achieve a reasonable return on the capital of the provider compared to other lines of insurance;
“(B) the relative risk borne by the provider for the different lines of insurance;
“(C) the availability and price of commercial reinsurance; and
“(D) any additional costs that may be incurred by the Federal Government in carrying out the Federal Crop Insurance Act; and
“(6) include an analysis of the effect of the current or proposed reinsurance arrangements on providers having different business levels.
“(e) Information.—
“(1) Privacy.—In conducting the evaluation required by this section, the Comptroller General and the Corporation shall maintain the privacy of proprietary information.
“(2) Subpoenas.—The Comptroller General shall have the power to subpoena information relevant to the evaluation required by this section from any private insurance provider. The Comptroller General shall allow the Corporation access to the information subpoenaed taking into consideration the necessity of preserving the privacy of proprietary information.”

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7 CFR - Agriculture

7 CFR Part 15 - NONDISCRIMINATION

7 CFR Part 400 - GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS

7 CFR Part 402 - CATASTROPHIC RISK PROTECTION ENDORSEMENT

7 CFR Part 407 - GROUP RISK PLAN OF INSURANCE REGULATIONS

7 CFR Part 412 - PUBLIC INFORMATION—FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

7 CFR Part 457 - COMMON CROP INSURANCE REGULATIONS

7 CFR Part 718 - PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO MULTIPLE PROGRAMS

7 CFR Part 1437 - NONINSURED CROP DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

48 CFR - Federal Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Part 6102 - CROP INSURANCE CASES

 

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