United States Standards for Mixed Grain, 3343-3344 [2016-01046]

Download as PDF 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 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 3344 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2016 / Proposed Rules grain and other grains regarding kind, class, quality and condition. The mixed grain standards, established by USDA on July 2, 1934, were last revised in 1987 and appear in the USGSA regulations at 7 CFR 810.801 through 810.805. The standards facilitate mixed grain marketing and define U.S. mixed grain 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 6, ‘‘Mixed grain’’ 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 mixed grain 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 mixed grain. 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 mixed grain are accepted as prima facie evidence in all Federal courts. U.S. mixed grain standards and the affiliated grading and testing services offered by GIPSA verify that a seller’s mixed grain meets specified requirements, and ensure that customers receive the quality of mixed grain they purchased. In order for U.S. standards and grading procedures for mixed grain 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. mixed grain standards and inspection procedures. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87K. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–01046 Filed 1–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Jan 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–0183; Directorate Identifier 2015–SW–016–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Kaman Aerospace Corporation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) Model K–1200 helicopters. This proposed AD would require revising the ‘‘Flight Limitations—NO LOAD’’ and ‘‘Flight Limitations—LOAD’’ sections of the rotorcraft flight manual (RFM). This proposed AD is prompted by a report of certain flight maneuvers that may lead to main rotor (M/R) blade to opposing hub contact. The proposed actions are intended to prevent damage to the M/R flight controls and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by March 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Docket: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Send comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to the ‘‘Mail’’ address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUMMARY: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 0183; or in person at the Docket Operations Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the economic evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations Office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 For service information identified in this proposed rule, contact Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Old Windsor Rd., P.O. Box 2, Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002–0002; telephone (860) 242–4461; fax (860) 243–7047; or at http://www.kamanaero.com. You may review the referenced service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kirk Gustafson, Aviation Safety Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, Engine & Propeller Directorate, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803; telephone (781) 238–7190; email kirk.gustafson@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. We also invite comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism impacts that might result from adopting the proposals in this document. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one time. We will file in the docket all comments that we receive, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this proposal, we will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing date for comments. We will consider comments filed after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change this proposal in light of the comments we receive. Discussion We propose to adopt a new AD for Kaman Model K–1200 helicopters. This proposed AD would require revising the ‘‘Flight Limitations—NO LOAD’’ and ‘‘Flight Limitations—LOAD’’ sections of the RFM by inserting a warning and limitations about rearward to forward flight, establishing maximum rearward and sideward flight speeds, and prohibiting weather-vanning takeoffs and departures to turn the helicopter. This proposed AD is prompted by a E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 13 (Thursday, January 21, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3343-3344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01046]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

7 CFR Part 810


United States Standards for Mixed Grain

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 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.

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. 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

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grain and other grains regarding kind, class, quality and condition. 
The mixed grain standards, established by USDA on July 2, 1934, were 
last revised in 1987 and appear in the USGSA regulations at 7 CFR 
810.801 through 810.805. The standards facilitate mixed grain marketing 
and define U.S. mixed grain 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 6, ``Mixed grain'' 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 mixed grain 
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 mixed grain. 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 mixed grain are accepted as prima facie evidence in 
all Federal courts. U.S. mixed grain standards and the affiliated 
grading and testing services offered by GIPSA verify that a seller's 
mixed grain meets specified requirements, and ensure that customers 
receive the quality of mixed grain they purchased.
    In order for U.S. standards and grading procedures for mixed grain 
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. mixed grain standards and inspection 
procedures.

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

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-01046 Filed 1-20-16; 8:45 am]
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