United States Standards for Rye, 3342-3343 [2016-01044]

Download as PDF 3342 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Proposed Rules Administration (GIPSA) is seeking comment from the public regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards for Triticale under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, GIPSA invites interested parties to comment on whether the current triticale standards and grading practices need to be changed. We will consider comments we receive by April 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit written or electronic comments on this proposed rule to: • Mail: Irene Omade, GIPSA, USDA, STOP 3642, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530–B, Washington, DC 20250–3604. • Fax: (202) 690–2173. • Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instruction for submitting comments. All comments will become a matter of public record and should be identified as ‘‘U.S. Triticale Standards request for information comments,’’ making reference to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received become the property of the Federal government, are a part of the public record, and will generally be posted to www.regulations.gov without change. If you send an email comment directly to GIPSA without going through www.regulations.gov, or you submit a comment to GIPSA via fax, the originating email address or telephone number will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. Also, all personal identifying information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. Electronic submissions should avoid the use of special characters, avoid any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses, since these may prevent GIPSA from being able to read and understand, and thus consider your comment. GIPSA will post a transcript or report summarizing each substantive oral comment that we receive. This would include comments made at any public meetings hosted by GIPSA during the comment period, unless GIPSA publically announces otherwise. All comments will also be available for public inspection at the above address during regular business hours (7 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Jan 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 CFR 1.27(b)). Please call the GIPSA Management and Budget Services support staff (202) 720–8479 for an appointment to view the comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Dorman at GIPSA, USDA, 10383 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153; Telephone (816) 659–8411; Fax Number (816) 872–1258; email Robert.J.Dorman@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 76), GIPSA establishes standards for triticale and other grains regarding kind, class, quality and condition. The triticale standards, established by USDA on May 1, 1977, were last revised in 1987 and appear in the USGSA regulations at 7 CFR 810.2001 through 810.2005. The standards facilitate triticale marketing and define U.S. triticale quality in the domestic and global marketplace. The standards define commonly used industry terms; contain basic principles governing the application of standards, such as the type of sample used for a particular quality analysis; the basis of determination; and specify grades and grade requirements. Official procedures for determining grading factors are provided in GIPSA’s Grain Inspection Handbook, Book II, Chapter 13, ‘‘Triticale’’ which also includes standardized procedures for additional quality attributes not used to determine grade, such as dockage and moisture content. Together, the grading standards and testing procedures allow buyers and sellers to communicate quality requirements, compare triticale quality using equivalent forms of measurement and assist in price discovery. GIPSA’s grading and inspection services are provided through a network of federal, state, and private laboratories that conduct tests to determine the quality and condition of triticale. These tests are conducted in accordance with applicable standards using approved methodologies and can be applied at any point in the marketing chain. Furthermore, the tests yield rapid, reliable and consistent results. In addition, GIPSA-issued certificates describing the quality and condition of graded triticale are accepted as prima facie evidence in all Federal courts. U.S. triticale standards and the affiliated grading and testing services offered by GIPSA verify that a seller’s triticale meets specified requirements, and ensure that customers receive the quality of triticale they purchased. In order for U.S. standards and grading procedures for triticale to remain relevant, GIPSA is issuing this request for information to invite interested parties to submit comments, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ideas, and suggestions on all aspects of the U.S. triticale standards and inspection procedures. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87K. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–01042 Filed 1–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration 7 CFR Part 810 United States Standards for Rye Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Request for information. AGENCY: The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking comment from the public regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards for Rye under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, GIPSA invites interested parties to comment on whether the current rye standards and grading practices need to be changed. DATES: We will consider comments we receive by April 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit written or electronic comments on this proposed rule to: • Mail: Irene Omade, GIPSA, USDA, STOP 3642, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530–B, Washington, DC 20250–3604. • Fax: (202) 690–2173. • Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instruction for submitting comments. All comments will become a matter of public record and should be identified as ‘‘U.S. Standards for Rye request for information comments,’’ making reference to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received become the property of the Federal government, are a part of the public record, and will generally be posted to www.regulations.gov without change. If you send an email comment directly to GIPSA without going through www.regulations.gov, or you submit a comment to GIPSA via fax, the originating email address or telephone number will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Proposed Rules that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. Also, all personal identifying information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. Electronic submissions should avoid the use of special characters, avoid any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses, since these may prevent GIPSA from being able to read and understand, and thus consider your comment. GIPSA will post a transcript or report summarizing each substantive oral comment that we receive. This would include comments made at any public meetings hosted by GIPSA during the comment period, unless GIPSA publically announces otherwise. All comments will also be available for public inspection at the above address during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)). Please call the GIPSA Management and Budget Services support staff (202) 720–8479 for an appointment to view the comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Giese at GIPSA, USDA, 10383 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153; Telephone (816) 891–0460; Fax Number (816) 872–1258; email Gregory.J.Giese@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 76), GIPSA establishes standards for rye and other grains regarding kind, class, quality and condition. The rye standards, established by USDA on July 1, 1923, were last revised in 1999 and appear in the USGSA regulations at 7 CFR 810.1201 through 810.1205. The standards facilitate rye marketing and define U.S. rye quality in the domestic and global marketplace. The standards define commonly used industry terms; contain basic principles governing the application of standards, such as the type of sample used for a particular quality analysis; the basis of determination; and specify grades and grade requirements. Official procedures for determining grading factors are provided in GIPSA’s Grain Inspection Handbook, Book II, Chapter 8, ‘‘Rye’’ which also includes standardized procedures for additional quality attributes not used to determine grade, such as moisture content and official criteria. Together, the grading standards and testing procedures allow buyers and sellers to communicate quality requirements, compare rye quality using equivalent forms of measurement and assist in price discovery. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Jan 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 GIPSA’s grading and inspection services are provided through a network of federal, state, and private laboratories that conduct tests to determine the quality and condition of rye. These tests are conducted in accordance with applicable standards using approved methodologies and can be applied at any point in the marketing chain. Furthermore, the tests yield rapid, reliable and consistent results. In addition, GIPSA-issued certificates describing the quality and condition of graded rye are accepted as prima facie evidence in all Federal courts. U.S. Standards for Rye and the affiliated grading and testing services offered by GIPSA verify that a seller’s rye meets specified requirements, and ensure that customers receive the quality of rye they purchased. In order for U.S. standards and grading procedures for rye to remain relevant, GIPSA is issuing this request for information to invite interested parties to submit comments, ideas, and suggestions on all aspects of the U.S. Standards for Rye and inspection procedures. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87K. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–01044 Filed 1–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration 7 CFR Part 810 United States Standards for Mixed Grain Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. AGENCY: ACTION: Request for information. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking comment from the public regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards for Mixed Grain under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, GIPSA invites interested parties to comment on whether the current mixed grain standards and grading practices need to be changed. SUMMARY: We will consider comments we receive by April 20, 2016. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 3343 You may submit written or electronic comments on this proposed rule to: • Mail: Irene Omade, GIPSA, USDA, STOP 3642, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530–B, Washington, DC 20250–3604. • Fax: (202) 690–2173. • Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instruction for submitting comments. All comments will become a matter of public record and should be identified as ‘‘U.S. Mixed Grain Standards request for information comments,’’ making reference to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received become the property of the Federal government, are a part of the public record, and will generally be posted to www.regulations.gov without change. If you send an email comment directly to GIPSA without going through www.regulations.gov, or you submit a comment to GIPSA via fax, the originating email address or telephone number will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. Also, all personal identifying information (for example, name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. Electronic submissions should avoid the use of special characters, avoid any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses, since these may prevent GIPSA from being able to read and understand, and thus consider your comment. GIPSA will post a transcript or report summarizing each substantive oral comment that we receive. This would include comments made at any public meetings hosted by GIPSA during the comment period, unless GIPSA publically announces otherwise. All comments will also be available for public inspection at the above address during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)). Please call the GIPSA Management and Budget Services support staff (202) 720–8479 for an appointment to view the comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Dorman at GIPSA, USDA, 10383 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153; Telephone (816) 659–8411; Fax Number (816) 872–1258; email Robert.J.Dorman@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 76), GIPSA establishes standards for mixed ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 13 (Thursday, January 21, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3342-3343]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01044]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

7 CFR Part 810


United States Standards for Rye

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

ACTION: Request for information.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain 
Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking 
comment from the public regarding the United States (U.S.) Standards 
for Rye under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure 
that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, GIPSA 
invites interested parties to comment on whether the current rye 
standards and grading practices need to be changed.

DATES: We will consider comments we receive by April 20, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written or electronic comments on this 
proposed rule to:
     Mail: Irene Omade, GIPSA, USDA, STOP 3642, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530-B, Washington, DC 20250-3604.
     Fax: (202) 690-2173.
     Internet: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the 
on-line instruction for submitting comments.
    All comments will become a matter of public record and should be 
identified as ``U.S. Standards for Rye request for information 
comments,'' making reference to the date and page number of this issue 
of the Federal Register. All comments received become the property of 
the Federal government, are a part of the public record, and will 
generally be posted to www.regulations.gov without change. If you send 
an email comment directly to GIPSA without going through 
www.regulations.gov, or you submit a comment to GIPSA via fax, the 
originating email address or telephone number will be automatically 
captured and included as part of the comment

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that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. 
Also, all personal identifying information (for example, name, address, 
etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly 
accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or 
otherwise sensitive or protected information.
    Electronic submissions should avoid the use of special characters, 
avoid any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses, 
since these may prevent GIPSA from being able to read and understand, 
and thus consider your comment.
    GIPSA will post a transcript or report summarizing each substantive 
oral comment that we receive. This would include comments made at any 
public meetings hosted by GIPSA during the comment period, unless GIPSA 
publically announces otherwise.
    All comments will also be available for public inspection at the 
above address during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)). Please 
call the GIPSA Management and Budget Services support staff (202) 720-
8479 for an appointment to view the comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Giese at GIPSA, USDA, 10383 N. 
Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153; Telephone (816) 891-0460; Fax 
Number (816) 872-1258; email Gregory.J.Giese@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 
76), GIPSA establishes standards for rye and other grains regarding 
kind, class, quality and condition. The rye standards, established by 
USDA on July 1, 1923, were last revised in 1999 and appear in the USGSA 
regulations at 7 CFR 810.1201 through 810.1205. The standards 
facilitate rye marketing and define U.S. rye quality in the domestic 
and global marketplace. The standards define commonly used industry 
terms; contain basic principles governing the application of standards, 
such as the type of sample used for a particular quality analysis; the 
basis of determination; and specify grades and grade requirements. 
Official procedures for determining grading factors are provided in 
GIPSA's Grain Inspection Handbook, Book II, Chapter 8, ``Rye'' which 
also includes standardized procedures for additional quality attributes 
not used to determine grade, such as moisture content and official 
criteria. Together, the grading standards and testing procedures allow 
buyers and sellers to communicate quality requirements, compare rye 
quality using equivalent forms of measurement and assist in price 
discovery.
    GIPSA's grading and inspection services are provided through a 
network of federal, state, and private laboratories that conduct tests 
to determine the quality and condition of rye. These tests are 
conducted in accordance with applicable standards using approved 
methodologies and can be applied at any point in the marketing chain. 
Furthermore, the tests yield rapid, reliable and consistent results. In 
addition, GIPSA-issued certificates describing the quality and 
condition of graded rye are accepted as prima facie evidence in all 
Federal courts. U.S. Standards for Rye and the affiliated grading and 
testing services offered by GIPSA verify that a seller's rye meets 
specified requirements, and ensure that customers receive the quality 
of rye they purchased.
    In order for U.S. standards and grading procedures for rye to 
remain relevant, GIPSA is issuing this request for information to 
invite interested parties to submit comments, ideas, and suggestions on 
all aspects of the U.S. Standards for Rye and inspection procedures.

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 71-87K.

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-01044 Filed 1-20-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-KD-P