Opportunity for Designation in Cedar Rapids, IA; Fremont, NE; State of Maryland; and West Lafayette, IN Areas; Request for Comments on the Official Agencies Servicing These Areas, 17431-17432 [2016-06997]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices of services provided by the North Dakota, Champaign, Detroit, Eastern Iowa, Enid, Keokuk, Michigan, and Omaha official agencies. In the designation process, we are particularly interested in receiving comments citing reasons and pertinent data supporting or objecting to the designation of the applicants. Submit all comments to Eric J. Jabs at the above address or at http://www.regulations.gov. We consider applications, comments, and other available information when determining which applicants will be designated. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–07000 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Opportunity for Designation in Cedar Rapids, IA; Fremont, NE; State of Maryland; and West Lafayette, IN Areas; Request for Comments on the Official Agencies Servicing These Areas AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The designations of the official agencies listed below will end on June 30, 2016. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by these agencies to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agencies: MidIowa Grain Inspection, Inc. (Mid-Iowa); Fremont Grain Inspection Department, Inc. (Fremont); Maryland Department of Agriculture (Maryland); and Titus Grain Inspection, Inc. (Titus). DATES: Applications and comments must be received by April 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit applications and comments concerning this Notice using any of the following methods: • Applying for Designation on the Internet: Use FGISonline (https://fgis. gipsa.usda.gov/default_home_ FGIS.aspx) and then click on the Delegations/Designations and Export Registrations (DDR) link. You will need to obtain an FGISonline customer number and USDA eAuthentication username and password prior to applying. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 17431 • Submit Comments Using the Internet: Go to Regulations.gov (http:// www.regulations.gov). Instructions for submitting and reading comments are detailed on the site. • Mail, Courier or Hand Delivery: Eric J. Jabs, Deputy Director, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. • Fax: Eric J. Jabs, 816–872–1257. • Email: FGIS.QACD@usda.gov. Read Applications and Comments: All applications and comments will be available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric J. Jabs, 816–659–8408 or FGIS.QACD@ usda.gov. north to Bremer County; the southern Bremer County line; the western Fayette and Winneshiek County lines. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Nebraska Burt, Butler, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Madison (east of U.S. Route 81), Pierce (east of U.S. Route 81 and South of U.S. Route 20), Platte, Polk, Saunders (west of U.S. Route 77), Stanton, Washington (north of State Route 91), and Wayne Counties. The following grain elevators are part of this geographic area assignment: In Omaha Grain Inspection Service, Inc.’s area-Farmers Union Cooperative Association and Krumel Grain and Storage, Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska. The following grain elevators are not part of this geographic area assignment and are assigned to: Hastings Grain Inspection, Inc.-Huskers Cooperative Grain Company, Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska; Omaha Grain Inspection Service, Inc.-United Farmers Coop, Rising City, Butler County, and United Farmers Coop, Shelby, Polk County, Nebraska. Section 79(f) of the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) authorizes the Secretary to designate a qualified applicant to provide official services in a specified area after determining that the applicant is better able than any other applicant to provide such official services (7 U.S.C. 79 (f)). Under section 79(g) of the USGSA, designations of official agencies are effective for no longer than five years, unless terminated by the Secretary, and may be renewed according to the criteria and procedures prescribed in section 79(f) of the USGSA. Areas Open for Designation Cedar Rapids, IA Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area, in the States of Minnesota and Iowa, is assigned to this official agency. In Minnesota Wabasha, Olmstead, Winona, Houston, and Fillmore Counties. In Iowa Bounded on the North by the northern Winneshiek and Allamakee County lines; Bounded on the East by the eastern Allamakee County line; the eastern and southern Clayton County lines; the eastern Buchanan County line; the northern and eastern Jones County lines; the eastern Cedar County line south to State Route 130; Bounded on the South by State Route 130 west to State Route 38; State Route 38 south to Interstate 80; Interstate 80 west to U.S. Route 63; Bounded on the West by U.S. Route 63 north to State Route 8; State Route 8 east to State Route 21; State Route 21 north to D38; D38 east to State Route 297; State Route 297 north to V49; V49 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fremont, NE Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area, in the States of Iowa and Nebraska, is assigned to this official agency. In Iowa Carroll (west of U.S. Route 71), Clay (west of U.S. Route 71), Crawford, Dickinson (west of U.S. Route 71), Harrison (east of State Route 183), O’Brien (north of County Road B24 and east of U.S. Route 59), Osceola (east of U.S. Route 59), and Shelby Counties. State of Maryland Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area, in the State of Maryland, is assigned to this official agency. In Maryland The entire State of Maryland, for all domestic services and export services not located at export port locations. All export port locations within the State of Maryland are serviced by GIPSA. Lafayette, IN Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area, in the State of Indiana, is assigned to this official agency. In Indiana Benton, Carroll (north of State Route 25), Fountain (east of U.S. Route 41), E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 17432 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices Jasper (south of U.S. Route 24), Newton (east of State Route 55 and south of U.S. Route 24), Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren (east of U.S. Route 41), and White Counties. The following grain elevators are part of this geographic area assignment: In Champaign-Danville Grain Inspection Department, Inc.’s area-Boswell Chase Grain, Inc., Boswell, Benton County, Indiana. In North Dakota Grain Inspection Service, Inc.’s area-The Andersons, Delphi, Carroll County; Frick Services, Inc., Leiters Ford, Fulton County; and Cargill, Inc./Valero Renewable Fuels, LLC., Linden, Montgomery County, Indiana. Opportunity for Designation Interested persons or governmental agencies may apply for designation to provide official services in the geographic areas specified above under the provisions of section 79(f) of the USGSA and 7 CFR 800.196. Designation in the specified geographic areas in Cedar Rapids, IA is for the period beginning July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2020. Designation in the specified geographic areas in Fremont, NE; State of Maryland; and Lafayette, IN, is for the period beginning July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2021. To apply for designation or to request more information, contact Eric J. Jabs at the address listed above. Request for Comments We are publishing this Notice to provide interested persons the opportunity to comment on the quality of services provided by the Mid-Iowa, Fremont, Maryland, and Titus official agencies. In the designation process, we are particularly interested in receiving comments citing reasons and pertinent data supporting or objecting to the designation of the applicants. Submit all comments to Eric J. Jabs at the above address or at http:// www.regulations.gov. We consider applications, comments, and other available information when determining which applicants will be designated. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–06997 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this constitutes notice of the upcoming meeting of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Grain Inspection Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets annually to advise the GIPSA Administrator on the programs and services that GIPSA delivers under the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Recommendations by the Advisory Committee help GIPSA better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace. DATES: May 17, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and May 18, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to noon. ADDRESSES: The Advisory Committee meeting will take place at GIPSA’s National Grain Center, 10383 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64153. Requests to orally address the Advisory Committee during the meeting or written comments may be sent to: Administrator, GIPSA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 3601, Washington, DC 20250–3601. Requests and comments may also be faxed to (202) 690–2173. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terri L. Henry by phone at (202) 205– 8281 or by email at Terri.L.Henry@ usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the GIPSA Administrator with respect to the implementation of the U.S. Grain Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 71–87k). Information about the Advisory Committee is available on the GIPSA Web site at http://www.gipsa.usda.gov/ fgis/adcommit.html. The agenda will include service delivery overview and the grain standards act, quality assurance and compliance updates, field management overview, international program updates as they relate to outreach, and technology and science initiatives. For a copy of the agenda please contact Terri L. Henry by phone at (202) 205–8281 or by email at Terri.L.Henry@ usda.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public participation will be limited to written statements unless permission is received from the Committee Chairperson to orally address the Advisory Committee. The meeting will be open to the public. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication of program information or related accommodations should contact Terri L. Henry at the telephone number listed above. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–07004 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Designation for the Pocatello, ID; Evansville, IN; Salt Lake City, UT; and Columbia, SC Areas AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: GIPSA is announcing the designation of Idaho Grain Inspection Service (Idaho); Ohio Valley Grain Inspection, Inc. (Ohio Valley); Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (Utah); and South Carolina Department of Agriculture (South Carolina) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended. DATES: Effective October 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: Eric J. Jabs, Deputy Director, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric J. Jabs, 816–659–8408 or Eric.J.Jabs@ usda.gov. Read Applications: All applications and comments are available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the July 1, 2015, Federal Register (80 FR 37581), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by Idaho, Ohio Valley, Utah, and South Carolina. Applications were due by July 31, 2015. The current official agencies, Idaho, Ohio Valley, Utah, and South Carolina, were the only applicants for designation to provide official services in these areas. As a result, GIPSA did not ask for additional comments. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA)


Opportunity for Designation in Cedar Rapids, IA; Fremont, NE; 
State of Maryland; and West Lafayette, IN Areas; Request for Comments 
on the Official Agencies Servicing These Areas

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The designations of the official agencies listed below will 
end on June 30, 2016. We are asking persons or governmental agencies 
interested in providing official services in the areas presently served 
by these agencies to submit an application for designation. In 
addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services 
provided by the following designated agencies: Mid-Iowa Grain 
Inspection, Inc. (Mid-Iowa); Fremont Grain Inspection Department, Inc. 
(Fremont); Maryland Department of Agriculture (Maryland); and Titus 
Grain Inspection, Inc. (Titus).

DATES: Applications and comments must be received by April 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit applications and comments concerning this Notice 
using any of the following methods:
     Applying for Designation on the Internet: Use FGISonline 
(https://fgis.gipsa.usda.gov/default_home_FGIS.aspx) and then click on 
the Delegations/Designations and Export Registrations (DDR) link. You 
will need to obtain an FGISonline customer number and USDA 
eAuthentication username and password prior to applying.
     Submit Comments Using the Internet: Go to Regulations.gov 
(http://www.regulations.gov). Instructions for submitting and reading 
comments are detailed on the site.
     Mail, Courier or Hand Delivery: Eric J. Jabs, Deputy 
Director, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas 
City, MO 64153.
     Fax: Eric J. Jabs, 816-872-1257.
     Email: FGIS.QACD@usda.gov.
    Read Applications and Comments: All applications and comments will 
be available for public inspection at the office above during regular 
business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric J. Jabs, 816-659-8408 or 
FGIS.QACD@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 79(f) of the United States Grain 
Standards Act (USGSA) authorizes the Secretary to designate a qualified 
applicant to provide official services in a specified area after 
determining that the applicant is better able than any other applicant 
to provide such official services (7 U.S.C. 79 (f)). Under section 
79(g) of the USGSA, designations of official agencies are effective for 
no longer than five years, unless terminated by the Secretary, and may 
be renewed according to the criteria and procedures prescribed in 
section 79(f) of the USGSA.

Areas Open for Designation

Cedar Rapids, IA

    Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards 
Act, the following geographic area, in the States of Minnesota and 
Iowa, is assigned to this official agency.
In Minnesota
    Wabasha, Olmstead, Winona, Houston, and Fillmore Counties.
In Iowa
    Bounded on the North by the northern Winneshiek and Allamakee 
County lines;
    Bounded on the East by the eastern Allamakee County line; the 
eastern and southern Clayton County lines; the eastern Buchanan County 
line; the northern and eastern Jones County lines; the eastern Cedar 
County line south to State Route 130;
    Bounded on the South by State Route 130 west to State Route 38; 
State Route 38 south to Interstate 80; Interstate 80 west to U.S. Route 
63;
    Bounded on the West by U.S. Route 63 north to State Route 8; State 
Route 8 east to State Route 21; State Route 21 north to D38; D38 east 
to State Route 297; State Route 297 north to V49; V49 north to Bremer 
County; the southern Bremer County line; the western Fayette and 
Winneshiek County lines.

Fremont, NE

    Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards 
Act, the following geographic area, in the States of Iowa and Nebraska, 
is assigned to this official agency.
In Iowa
    Carroll (west of U.S. Route 71), Clay (west of U.S. Route 71), 
Crawford, Dickinson (west of U.S. Route 71), Harrison (east of State 
Route 183), O'Brien (north of County Road B24 and east of U.S. Route 
59), Osceola (east of U.S. Route 59), and Shelby Counties.
In Nebraska
    Burt, Butler, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Madison (east of U.S. Route 
81), Pierce (east of U.S. Route 81 and South of U.S. Route 20), Platte, 
Polk, Saunders (west of U.S. Route 77), Stanton, Washington (north of 
State Route 91), and Wayne Counties.
    The following grain elevators are part of this geographic area 
assignment: In Omaha Grain Inspection Service, Inc.'s area-Farmers 
Union Cooperative Association and Krumel Grain and Storage, Wahoo, 
Saunders County, Nebraska. The following grain elevators are not part 
of this geographic area assignment and are assigned to: Hastings Grain 
Inspection, Inc.-Huskers Cooperative Grain Company, Columbus, Platte 
County, Nebraska; Omaha Grain Inspection Service, Inc.-United Farmers 
Coop, Rising City, Butler County, and United Farmers Coop, Shelby, Polk 
County, Nebraska.

State of Maryland

    Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards 
Act, the following geographic area, in the State of Maryland, is 
assigned to this official agency.
In Maryland
    The entire State of Maryland, for all domestic services and export 
services not located at export port locations.
    All export port locations within the State of Maryland are serviced 
by GIPSA.

Lafayette, IN

    Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards 
Act, the following geographic area, in the State of Indiana, is 
assigned to this official agency.
In Indiana
    Benton, Carroll (north of State Route 25), Fountain (east of U.S. 
Route 41),

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Jasper (south of U.S. Route 24), Newton (east of State Route 55 and 
south of U.S. Route 24), Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren (east of U.S. 
Route 41), and White Counties.
    The following grain elevators are part of this geographic area 
assignment: In Champaign-Danville Grain Inspection Department, Inc.'s 
area-Boswell Chase Grain, Inc., Boswell, Benton County, Indiana. In 
North Dakota Grain Inspection Service, Inc.'s area-The Andersons, 
Delphi, Carroll County; Frick Services, Inc., Leiters Ford, Fulton 
County; and Cargill, Inc./Valero Renewable Fuels, LLC., Linden, 
Montgomery County, Indiana.

Opportunity for Designation

    Interested persons or governmental agencies may apply for 
designation to provide official services in the geographic areas 
specified above under the provisions of section 79(f) of the USGSA and 
7 CFR 800.196. Designation in the specified geographic areas in Cedar 
Rapids, IA is for the period beginning July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2020. 
Designation in the specified geographic areas in Fremont, NE; State of 
Maryland; and Lafayette, IN, is for the period beginning July 1, 2016, 
to June 30, 2021. To apply for designation or to request more 
information, contact Eric J. Jabs at the address listed above.

Request for Comments

    We are publishing this Notice to provide interested persons the 
opportunity to comment on the quality of services provided by the Mid-
Iowa, Fremont, Maryland, and Titus official agencies. In the 
designation process, we are particularly interested in receiving 
comments citing reasons and pertinent data supporting or objecting to 
the designation of the applicants. Submit all comments to Eric J. Jabs 
at the above address or at http://www.regulations.gov.
    We consider applications, comments, and other available information 
when determining which applicants will be designated.

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

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-06997 Filed 3-28-16; 8:45 am]
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