Practices and Procedures, 43753 [2013-17508]

Download as PDF 43753 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 140 Monday, July 22, 2013 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 1201 Administrative practice and procedure. William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board. Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change Accordingly, the interim rule amending 5 CFR 1201.21(c), which was published at 78 FR 21517, on April 11, 2013, is adopted as a final rule without change. ■ [FR Doc. 2013–17508 Filed 7–19–13; 8:45 am] 5 CFR Part 1201 BILLING CODE 7400–01–P Practices and Procedures AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Merit Systems Protection Board. ACTION: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Final rule. The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is adopting as final an interim rule that amended the requirement that agencies provide a copy of the MSPB appeal form when the agency issues a decision notice to an employee on a matter that is appealable to MSPB. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective July 22, 2013. William D. Spencer, Clerk of the Board, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20419; phone: (202) 653–7200; fax: (202) 653– 7130; or email: mspb@mspb.gov. On April 11, 2013, the Board published an interim final rule amending 5 CFR 1201.21(c). 78 FR 21517. Prior to publication of this interim rule, this regulation required that, when a federal agency issues a decision notice to an employee on a matter that is appealable to MSPB, the federal agency must provide the employee with ‘‘[a] copy of the MSPB appeal form . . . .’’ The interim rule amended this regulation to allow federal agencies to provide employees ‘‘[a] copy, or access to a copy, of the MSPB appeal form . . . .’’ The Board received no comments in response to the interim rule. Therefore, the Board has determined to adopt the interim rule as final without change. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:52 Jul 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 RIN 580–AB15 Inspection and Weighing of Grain in Combined and Single Lots Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is amending the regulations that cover the official grain inspection and weighing service procedures that GIPSA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) performs under the authority of the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended. Specifically, GIPSA is amending the regulations issued under the USGSA pertaining to grain exported in large reusable containers typically loaded onto export ships. In this final rule, GIPSA will add new definitions for ‘‘composite’’ and ‘‘average’’ grades, limit the number of containers that may be averaged or combined to form a single lot, restrict the inspection and weighing of container lots to the official service provider’s area of responsibility, specify a 60-day retention period for file samples representing such container lots, make consistent the weighing certification procedures for container lots with those for inspection certification procedures, and make other miscellaneous changes. GIPSA believes SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 7 CFR Part 800 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 that these revisions will help facilitate the marketing of U.S. grain shipped for export. DATES: Effective September 20, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Lijewski, Director, USDA, GIPSA, Field Management Division, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2409–S, Washington, DC 20250–3630, phone (202) 720–0224. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) (7 U.S.C. 71–87k), as amended, provides an official inspection system that facilitates the marketing of grain in domestic and international markets. The Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) is authorized by the USGSA to establish standards of kind, class, quality, and condition for various grains and to establish standards or procedures for accurate weighing and weight certification and controls, including safeguards over equipment calibration and maintenance, for grain shipped in interstate or foreign commerce. Additionally, the Secretary can amend or revoke these standards or procedures as needed in order to adjust to current industry needs and practices. Under authority delegated by the Secretary, GIPSA is authorized to establish and maintain regulations that cover the inspection and weighing of grain under the USGSA. Grain exported in large reusable containers has grown considerably in the past 5 years to levels that GIPSA believes have far exceeded grain industry expectations. Increased exports of containerized grain have, in turn, increased the demand for USDA grain inspection services provided by FGIS and its official grain export service providers. While the overall market share for U.S. export grain shipped in large reusable containers has grown rapidly, USGSA regulations (7 CFR part 800) for export grain shipments have focused primarily on the inspection and grading of grain exported in shiplots, unit trains, and lash barges—not on grain exported in multiple large reusable containers that are considered collectively as a single lot. The last amendments to these sections of the USGSA regulations occurred in 1980 (45 FR 15810) when grain was not typically exported in large reusable containers but was exported in ships, E:\FR\FM\22JYR1.SGM 22JYR1

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Rules and Regulations
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 140 / Monday, July 22, 2013 / Rules 
and Regulations

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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD

5 CFR Part 1201


Practices and Procedures

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is 
adopting as final an interim rule that amended the requirement that 
agencies provide a copy of the MSPB appeal form when the agency issues 
a decision notice to an employee on a matter that is appealable to 
MSPB.

DATES: Effective July 22, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William D. Spencer, Clerk of the 
Board, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20419; phone: (202) 653-7200; fax: (202) 653-7130; or email: 
mspb@mspb.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 11, 2013, the Board published an 
interim final rule amending 5 CFR 1201.21(c). 78 FR 21517. Prior to 
publication of this interim rule, this regulation required that, when a 
federal agency issues a decision notice to an employee on a matter that 
is appealable to MSPB, the federal agency must provide the employee 
with ``[a] copy of the MSPB appeal form . . . .'' The interim rule 
amended this regulation to allow federal agencies to provide employees 
``[a] copy, or access to a copy, of the MSPB appeal form . . . .''
    The Board received no comments in response to the interim rule. 
Therefore, the Board has determined to adopt the interim rule as final 
without change.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 1201

    Administrative practice and procedure.

William D. Spencer,
Clerk of the Board.

Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

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Accordingly, the interim rule amending 5 CFR 1201.21(c), which was 
published at 78 FR 21517, on April 11, 2013, is adopted as a final rule 
without change.

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