Proposed Posting and Posting of Stockyards, 42532-42533 [05-14593]

Download as PDF 42532 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 141 / Monday, July 25, 2005 / Notices displays a currently valid OMB control number. Farm Service Agency Title: Standard Operating Agreement Governing Intermodal Transportation. OMB Control Number: 0560–0194. Summary of Collection: The 49 U.S.C. authorizes the Kansas City Commodity Office, Export Operations Division (KCCO/EOD) to collect information to determine the eligibility of Intermodal Marketing Companies (IMC) to haul agricultural products for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). CCC, through the KCCO, solicit bids from transportation companies for the purpose of providing intermodal transportation of agricultural commodities. IMCs provide rail traileron-flatcar/container-on-flatcar service that CCC hires to provide program transportation needs. Those IMC’s who choose to do business with KCCO Export Operations Divisions are required to complete and submit the KC–9, Standard Operating Agreement Governing Intermodal Transportation. Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collect information by mail, fax or electronic to establish the Trailer on Flatcar/Container on Flatcar (TOFC/ COFC) service needs of the Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, the Kansas City Commodity Office, operating as Commodity Credit Corporation, for the movement of its freight, and to insure that an IMC arranging for the transportation service has both the willingness and the capability to meet those needs. Without this information, FSA and KCCO could not meet program requirements. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; not-for-profit institutions; State, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 22. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: other (once). Total Burden Hours: 22. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–14595 Filed 7–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Proposed Posting and Posting of Stockyards Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We propose to post 16 stockyards. We have received information that the stockyards meet the definition of a stockyard under the Packers and Stockyards Act and, therefore, need to be posted. Posted stockyards are subject to the provisions of the Packers and Stockyards Act. We have posted 2 stockyards. We determined that the stockyards meet the definition of a stockyard under the Packers and Stockyards Act and, therefore, needed to be posted. DATES: For the proposed posting of stockyards, we will consider comments that we receive by August 9, 2005. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-Mail: Send comments via electronic mail to comments.gipsa@usda.gov. • Mail: Send hardcopy written comments to Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1647–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. • Fax: Send comments by facsimile transmission to: (202) 690–2755. Facility No. 14:21 Jul 22, 2005 * * * any place, establishment, or facility commonly known as stockyards, conducted, operated, or managed for profit or nonprofit as a public market for livestock producers, feeders, market agencies, and buyers, consisting of pens, or other inclosures, and their appurtenances, in which live cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules, or goats are received, held, or kept for sale or shipment in commerce. Section 302(b) of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202(b)) requires the Secretary to determine which stockyards meet this definition, and to notify the owner of the stockyard and the public of that determination by posting a notice in each designated stockyard. After giving notice to the stockyard owner and to the public, the stockyard will be subject to the provisions of Title III of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 201–203 and 205–217a) until the Secretary deposts the stockyard by public notice. This document notifies the stockyard owners and the public that the following 16 stockyards meet the definition of stockyard and that we propose to designate the stockyards as posted stockyards. Stockyard name and location AR–177 ............................................................... GA–226 ............................................................... IN–167 ................................................................ IN–168 ................................................................ KS–208 ............................................................... LA–147 ................................................................ NY–175 ............................................................... NC–176 ............................................................... SC–161 ............................................................... TN–195 ............................................................... TN–196 ............................................................... TX–348 ............................................................... VA–162 ............................................................... WV–120 .............................................................. WI–148 ................................................................ WI–149 ................................................................ VerDate jul<14>2003 • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1647–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) administers and enforces the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented (7 U.S.C. 181–229) (P&S Act). The P&S Act prohibits unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent practices by livestock market agencies, dealers, stockyard owners, meat packers, swine contractors, and live poultry dealers in the livestock, poultry, and meatpacking industries. Section 302(a) of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202(a)) defines the term ‘‘stockyard’’ as follows: Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Morrilton Horse Sale, Morrilton, Arkansas. G. R. Sales Co. at Southeastern Arena, Unadilla, Georgia. Northern Indiana Collection Point, LLC, Shipshewana, Indiana. Hardinsburg Horse Sales, Hardinsburg, Indiana. Wakarusa Sale Barn, Wakarusa, Kansas. Hays Brothers Livestock Market, LLC, Arcadia, Louisiana. Welch Livestock Market, Inc., West Edmeston, New York. Triad Livestock Arena, Archdale, North Carolina. Highway 34 Auction Barn, Lugoff, South Carolina. Wilson Horse and Mule Sale, Inc. Cookeville, Tennessee. Country Horse Sales, LLC., Westmoreland, Tennessee. Grimes County Stockyards, L.L.C., Navasota, Texas. Virginia Cattle Company, Radiant, Virginia. Meadow View Farm, Thornton, West Virginia. Milwaukee Stockyards, LLC, Reeseville, Wisconsin. Horst Stables, LLC, Thorp, Wisconsin. Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 141 / Monday, July 25, 2005 / Notices This document also notifies the public that the following two stockyards meet the definition of stockyard and that we have posted the stockyards. We published notices proposing to post the two stockyards on November 7, 2003 (68 FR 63055–63056). We received no comments in response to the proposed posting notice. To post stockyards, we assign the stockyard a facility number, notify the owner of the stockyard facility, and send notices to the owner of the stockyard to post on display in public areas of the stockyard. The date of posting is the date on which the posting notices are physically displayed. Facility No. Stockyard name and location AR–176 .......... TN–193 .......... 101 Livestock Auction, Blackwell, Arkansas .................................................................................................... Lewisburg Livestock, Columbia, Tennessee ................................................................................................... Authority: 7 U.S.C. 202. David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 05–14593 Filed 7–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–EN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 060705C] Notice of Intent to Conduct Public Scoping Meetings and to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Related to the Family Forest Habitat Conservation Plan Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Interior; National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of intent to conduct scoping meetings. AGENCIES: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (Services) advise interested parties of their intent to conduct public scoping under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to gather information to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to a permit application from Lewis County, Washington for the incidental take of listed species. The permit application would be associated with the Family Forest Habitat Conservation Plan in the Chehalis and Cowlitz River watersheds located in Lewis County, Washington. DATES: The public scoping meeting will be held on July 28, 2005, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Written comments should be received on or before September 8, 2005. SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 14:21 Jul 22, 2005 The meeting will be held at the Forest Grange, 3397 Jackson Highway, Chehalis, WA 98532. All comments concerning the preparation of the EIS and the NEPA process should be addressed to: Mark Ostwald, FWS, 510 Desmond Drive S.E., Suite 102, Lacey, WA 98503, facsimile (360)753–9518 or Laura Hamilton, NMFS, 510 Desmond Drive S.E., Suite 103, Lacey, WA 98503–1273, facsimile (360)753–9517. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to the following address: FamilyForest.nwr@noaa.gov. In the subject line of the e-mail, include the document identifier: The Family Forest HCP - EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Ostwald, FWS, (360)753–9564, or Laura Hamilton, NMFS, (360)753–5820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Jkt 205001 Reasonable Accommodation Persons needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and participate in the public meeting should contact Mark Ostwald (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). In order to allow sufficient time to process requests, please call no later than July 21, 2005. Information regarding the applicant’s proposed action is available in alternative formats upon request. Statutory Authority Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1532 et seq.) and implementing regulations prohibit the taking of animal species listed as endangered or threatened. The term ‘‘take’’ is defined under the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1532(19)) as to mean harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct. ‘‘Harm’’ is defined by the FWS to include significant habitat modification or degradation where it actually kills or injures wildlife by significantly impairing essential behavioral patterns, including breeding, feeding, and sheltering (50 CFR 17.3). NMFS’ definition of ‘‘harm’’ includes significant habitat modification or degradation where it actually kills or injures fish or wildlife by significantly PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42533 Date of posting March 18, 2004. April 5, 2004. impairing essential behavioral patterns, including breeding, feeding, spawning, migrating, rearing, and sheltering (64 FR 60727, November 8, 1999). Section 10 of the ESA specifies requirements for the issuance of incidental take permits (ITPs) to nonFederal landowners for the take of endangered and threatened species. Any proposed take must be incidental to otherwise lawful activities, not appreciably reduce the likelihood of the survival and recovery of the species in the wild and minimize and mitigate the impacts of such take to the maximum extent practicable. In addition, an applicant must prepare a habitat conservation plan describing the impact that will likely result from such taking, the strategy for minimizing and mitigating the incidental take, the funding available to implement such steps, alternatives to such taking, and the reason such alternatives are not being implemented. NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) requires that Federal agencies conduct an environmental analysis of their proposed actions to determine if the actions may significantly affect the human environment. Under NEPA, a reasonable range of alternatives to proposed projects is developed and considered in the Services’ environmental review. Alternatives considered for analysis in an EIS may include: variations in the scope of covered activities; variations in the location, amount, and type of conservation; variations in permit duration; or, a combination of these elements. In addition, the EIS will identify potentially significant direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on biological resources, land use, air quality, water quality, water resources, socioeconomics, and other environmental issues that could occur with the implementation of the applicant’s proposed actions and alternatives. For all potentially significant impacts, the EIS will identify avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures to reduce these impacts, where feasible, to a level below significance. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 141 (Monday, July 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42532-42533]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14593]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Proposed Posting and Posting of Stockyards

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: We propose to post 16 stockyards. We have received information 
that the stockyards meet the definition of a stockyard under the 
Packers and Stockyards Act and, therefore, need to be posted. Posted 
stockyards are subject to the provisions of the Packers and Stockyards 
Act. We have posted 2 stockyards. We determined that the stockyards 
meet the definition of a stockyard under the Packers and Stockyards Act 
and, therefore, needed to be posted.

DATES: For the proposed posting of stockyards, we will consider 
comments that we receive by August 9, 2005.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may 
submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-Mail: Send comments via electronic mail to 
comments.gipsa@usda.gov.
     Mail: Send hardcopy written comments to Tess Butler, 
GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1647-S, Washington, DC 
20250-3604.
     Fax: Send comments by facsimile transmission to: (202) 
690-2755.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to: Tess 
Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1647-S, 
Washington, DC 20250-3604.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration (GIPSA) administers and enforces the Packers and 
Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented (7 U.S.C. 181-229) 
(P&S Act). The P&S Act prohibits unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent 
practices by livestock market agencies, dealers, stockyard owners, meat 
packers, swine contractors, and live poultry dealers in the livestock, 
poultry, and meatpacking industries.
    Section 302(a) of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202(a)) defines the term 
``stockyard'' as follows:

* * * any place, establishment, or facility commonly known as 
stockyards, conducted, operated, or managed for profit or nonprofit 
as a public market for livestock producers, feeders, market 
agencies, and buyers, consisting of pens, or other inclosures, and 
their appurtenances, in which live cattle, sheep, swine, horses, 
mules, or goats are received, held, or kept for sale or shipment in 
commerce.

    Section 302(b) of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202(b)) requires the 
Secretary to determine which stockyards meet this definition, and to 
notify the owner of the stockyard and the public of that determination 
by posting a notice in each designated stockyard. After giving notice 
to the stockyard owner and to the public, the stockyard will be subject 
to the provisions of Title III of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 201-203 and 
205-217a) until the Secretary deposts the stockyard by public notice.
    This document notifies the stockyard owners and the public that the 
following 16 stockyards meet the definition of stockyard and that we 
propose to designate the stockyards as posted stockyards.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Facility No.                 Stockyard name and location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
AR-177.......................  Morrilton Horse Sale, Morrilton,
                                Arkansas.
GA-226.......................  G. R. Sales Co. at Southeastern Arena,
                                Unadilla, Georgia.
IN-167.......................  Northern Indiana Collection Point, LLC,
                                Shipshewana, Indiana.
IN-168.......................  Hardinsburg Horse Sales, Hardinsburg,
                                Indiana.
KS-208.......................  Wakarusa Sale Barn, Wakarusa, Kansas.
LA-147.......................  Hays Brothers Livestock Market, LLC,
                                Arcadia, Louisiana.
NY-175.......................  Welch Livestock Market, Inc., West
                                Edmeston, New York.
NC-176.......................  Triad Livestock Arena, Archdale, North
                                Carolina.
SC-161.......................  Highway 34 Auction Barn, Lugoff, South
                                Carolina.
TN-195.......................  Wilson Horse and Mule Sale, Inc.
                                Cookeville, Tennessee.
TN-196.......................  Country Horse Sales, LLC., Westmoreland,
                                Tennessee.
TX-348.......................  Grimes County Stockyards, L.L.C.,
                                Navasota, Texas.
VA-162.......................  Virginia Cattle Company, Radiant,
                                Virginia.
WV-120.......................  Meadow View Farm, Thornton, West
                                Virginia.
WI-148.......................  Milwaukee Stockyards, LLC, Reeseville,
                                Wisconsin.
WI-149.......................  Horst Stables, LLC, Thorp, Wisconsin.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


[[Page 42533]]

    This document also notifies the public that the following two 
stockyards meet the definition of stockyard and that we have posted the 
stockyards. We published notices proposing to post the two stockyards 
on November 7, 2003 (68 FR 63055-63056). We received no comments in 
response to the proposed posting notice. To post stockyards, we assign 
the stockyard a facility number, notify the owner of the stockyard 
facility, and send notices to the owner of the stockyard to post on 
display in public areas of the stockyard. The date of posting is the 
date on which the posting notices are physically displayed.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Facility No.                     Stockyard name and location                      Date of posting
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AR-176....................  101 Livestock Auction, Blackwell, Arkansas........  March 18, 2004.
TN-193....................  Lewisburg Livestock, Columbia, Tennessee..........  April 5, 2004.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 202.

David R. Shipman,
Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-14593 Filed 7-22-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-EN-P