Proposed Posting of a Stockyard, 41255 [2014-16444]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 15, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Proposed Posting of a Stockyard Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is proposing that one stockyard now operating subject to the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act be posted. DATES: For the proposed posting of stockyards, we will consider comments that we receive by July 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 690–2173. • Mail, hand delivery or courier: R. Dexter Thomas, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. Instructions: All comments should refer to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. The comments and other documents relating to this action will be available for public inspection during regular business hours. SUMMARY: Section 302(b) of the P&S Act requires the Secretary of Agriculture 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. Once the Secretary provides notice to the stockyard owner and the public, the stockyard is 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. To post a stockyard, we assign the stockyard a facility number, notify the stockyard owner, and send an official posting notice to the stockyard owner to display in a public area of the stockyard. This process is referred to as ‘‘posting.’’ The date of posting is the date that the posting notices are physically displayed at the stockyard. A facility that does not meet the definition of a stockyard is not subject to the P&S Act, and therefore cannot be posted. A posted stockyard can be deposted, which occurs when the facility is no longer used as a stockyard. We are hereby notifying stockyard owners and the public that the following stockyard meets the definition of a stockyard, and that we propose to designate this stockyard as a posted stockyard. Proposed facility No. Stockyard name and location MS–178 ... Double L Cattle Auction, LLC, Thaxton, Mississippi FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine M. Grasso, Program Analyst, Policy and Litigation Division at (202) 720–7363 or Catherine.m.grasso@ usda.gov. The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) administers and enforces the P&S Act of 1921, (7 U.S.C. 181 et seq.). 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 of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202) 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 enclosures, and their appurtenances, in which live cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules, or goats are received, held, or kept for sale or shipment in commerce. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Jul 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 Authority: 7 U.S.C. 202. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–16444 Filed 7–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration 41255 10 stockyards that were identified previously as operating subject to the P&S Act and deposting one stockyard that no longer meets the definition of a stockyard. Additionally, we are notifying the public of six stockyards previously proposed to be posted will not be posted because they no longer meet the definition of a stockyard. DATES: For the proposed posting of stockyards, we will consider comments that we receive by July 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 690–2173. • Mail, hand delivery or courier: R. Dexter Thomas, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. Instructions: All comments should refer to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. The comments and other documents relating to this action will be available for public inspection during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine M. Grasso, Program Analyst, Policy and Litigation Division at (202) 720–7363 or Catherine.m.grasso@ usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) administers and enforces the P&S Act of 1921, (7 U.S.C. 181 et seq.). 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 of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202) defines the term ‘‘stockyard’’ as follows: AGENCY: ‘‘. . . 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 enclosures, and their appurtenances, in which live cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules, or goats are received, held, or kept for sale or shipment in commerce.’’ The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is taking several actions to post and depost stockyards under the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act). Specifically, we are proposing that eight stockyards now operating subject to the P&S Act be posted. We are also posting Section 302 (b) of the P&S Act requires the Secretary of Agriculture 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. Once the Secretary provides notice to the Proposed Posting, Posting, and Deposting of Stockyards Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 135 (Tuesday, July 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 41255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Proposed Posting of a Stockyard

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration 
(GIPSA) is proposing that one stockyard now operating subject to the 
Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act be posted.

DATES: For the proposed posting of stockyards, we will consider 
comments that we receive by July 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may 
submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Internet: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-
line instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 690-2173.
     Mail, hand delivery or courier: R. Dexter Thomas, GIPSA, 
USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530-S, Washington, DC 20250-
3604.
    Instructions: All comments should refer to the date and page number 
of this issue of the Federal Register. The comments and other documents 
relating to this action will be available for public inspection during 
regular business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine M. Grasso, Program Analyst, 
Policy and Litigation Division at (202) 720-7363 or 
Catherine.m.grasso@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration (GIPSA) administers and enforces the P&S Act of 1921, (7 
U.S.C. 181 et seq.). 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 of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202) 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 
enclosures, 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 requires the Secretary of Agriculture 
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. Once the Secretary provides 
notice to the stockyard owner and the public, the stockyard is 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. 
To post a stockyard, we assign the stockyard a facility number, notify 
the stockyard owner, and send an official posting notice to the 
stockyard owner to display in a public area of the stockyard. This 
process is referred to as ``posting.'' The date of posting is the date 
that the posting notices are physically displayed at the stockyard. A 
facility that does not meet the definition of a stockyard is not 
subject to the P&S Act, and therefore cannot be posted. A posted 
stockyard can be deposted, which occurs when the facility is no longer 
used as a stockyard.
    We are hereby notifying stockyard owners and the public that the 
following stockyard meets the definition of a stockyard, and that we 
propose to designate this stockyard as a posted stockyard.

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           Proposed facility No.             Stockyard name and location
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MS-178....................................  Double L Cattle Auction,
                                             LLC, Thaxton, Mississippi
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    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 202.

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-16444 Filed 7-14-14; 8:45 am]
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