Opportunity for Designation in Belmond, IA; Minnesota; New Jersey; and New York Areas; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing These Areas, 59598-59599 [2016-20748]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 59598 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2016 / Notices Title Program require that states implementing a central filing system for notification of liens on farm products have such systems certified by the Secretary. These regulations are contained in 9 CFR 205, ‘‘Clear Title— Protection for Purchasers of Farm Products.’’ Nineteen states have certified central filing systems currently. Title: ‘‘Clear Title’’ Regulations to implement section 1324 of the Food Security Act of 1985. OMB Number: 0580–0016. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2017. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information is needed to carry out the Secretary’s responsibility for certifying a state’s central filing system under section 1324 of the Act. Section 1324 of the Act enables states to establish central filing systems to notify potential buyers, commission merchants, and selling agents of security interests (liens) against farm products. The Secretary has delegated authority to GIPSA for certifying these systems. Currently, 19 states have certified central filing systems. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public concerning our information collection. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to be 5 to 40 hours per response (amendments to certified systems require less time, new certifications require more time). Respondents (Affected Public): States seeking certification of central filing systems to notify buyers of farm products of any mortgages or liens on the products. Estimated Number of Respondents: Less than 1 per year. However, since the enactment of the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, otherwise known as the 2008 Farm Bill, which amended the Act to allow states to maintain master debtor lists with social security numbers or taxpayer identification numbers that are encrypted for security purposes, we have had 3 requests for amendments. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5–40 hours. As required by the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) and its implementing regulations (5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1)(i)), GIPSA specifically requests comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:04 Aug 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506 and 5 CFR 1320.8. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–20730 Filed 8–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Opportunity for Designation in Belmond, IA; Minnesota; New Jersey; and New York Areas; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing These Areas Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The designation of the official agency listed below will end on September 30, 2016. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: D.R. Schaal Agency, Inc. (Schaal). SUMMARY: Applications and comments must be received by September 29, 2016. DATES: 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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Sharon Lathrop, Compliance Officer, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. • Fax: Sharon Lathrop, 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: Sharon Lathrop, 816–891–0415 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 Schaal Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area, in the States of Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York, is assigned to this official agency. In Iowa Bounded on the North by the northern Kossuth County line from U.S. Route 169; the northern Winnebago, Worth, and Mitchell County lines; Bounded on the East by the eastern Mitchell County line; the eastern Floyd County line south to B60; B60 west to T64; T64 south to State Route 188; State Route 188 south to C33; Bounded on the South by C33 west to T47; T47 north to C23; C23 west to S56; S56 south to C25; C25 west to U.S. Route 65; U.S. Route 65 south to State Route 3; State Route 3 west to S41; S41 south to C55; C55 west to Interstate 35; Interstate 35 southwest to the southern Wright County line; the southern Wright County line west to U.S. Route 69; U.S. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 168 / Tuesday, August 30, 2016 / Notices Route 69 to C54; C54 west to State Route 17; and Bounded on the West by State Route 17 north to the southern Kossuth County line; the Kossuth County line west to U.S. Route 169; U.S. Route 169 north to the northern Kossuth County line. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Larry Mitchell, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–20748 Filed 8–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P In Minnesota DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Faribault, Freeborn, and Mower Counties. Rural Utility Service In New Jersey Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The entire State, except those export port locations within the State, which are serviced by GIPSA. In New York The entire State, except those export port locations within the State, which are serviced by GIPSA. The following grain elevators are not part of this geographic area assignment and are assigned to: Sioux City Inspection and Weighing Service Company: Agvantage F.S., Chapin, Franklin County, Iowa; Five Star Coop, Rockwell, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa; Maxyield Coop, Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa; Stateline Coop, Burt, Kossuth County, Iowa; Gold-Eagle, Goldfield, Wright County, Iowa; and North Central Coop, Holmes, Wright County, Iowa. 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 the States of Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York is for the period beginning October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2021. To apply for designation or to request more information, contact Sharon Lathrop at the address listed above. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments We are publishing this Notice to provide interested persons the opportunity to comment on the quality of services provided by the Schaal official agency. In the designation process, we are particularly interested in receiving comments citing reasons and pertinent data supporting or objecting to the designation of the applicant. Submit all comments to Sharon Lathrop 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:04 Aug 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 August 24, 2016. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding (1) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by September 29, 2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59599 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Utilities Service Title: Preloan Procedures and Requirements for Telecommunications Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0079. Summary of Collection: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is a credit agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It makes mortgage loans and loan guarantees to finance telecommunications, electric, and water and waste facilities in rural areas with a loan portfolio that totals nearly $58 billion. RUS manages loan programs in accordance with the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, 7 U.S.C. 901 et. seq. as amended, (RE Act). Section 201 of the RE Act authorizes the Administrator to make loans to qualified telephone companies for the purpose of providing telephone service to the widest practicable number of rural subscribers. Need and Use of the Information: RUS will collect information using several forms to determine an applicant’s eligibility to borrow from RUS under the terms of the RE Act. The information is also used to determine that the Government’s security for loans made by RUS are reasonably adequate and that the loans will be repaid within the time agreed. Without the information, RUS could not effectively monitor each borrower’s compliance with the loan terms and conditions to properly ensure continued loan security. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 18. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 4,687. Rural Utilities Service Title: RUS Form 444, ‘‘Wholesale Power Contracts.’’ OMB Control Number: 0572–0089. Summary of Collection: The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (RE Act) as amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.), authorizes the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to make and guarantee loans in the States and Territories of the United States that will enable rural consumers to obtain electric power. Rural consumers formed non-profit electric distribution cooperatives, groups of these distribution cooperatives banded together to form Generation and Transmission cooperatives (G&T’s) that generate or purchase power and transmit the power to the distribution systems. All RUS and G&T borrowers E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 168 (Tuesday, August 30, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59598-59599]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20748]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Opportunity for Designation in Belmond, IA; Minnesota; New 
Jersey; and New York Areas; Request for Comments on the Official Agency 
Servicing These Areas

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The designation of the official agency listed below will end 
on September 30, 2016. We are asking persons or governmental agencies 
interested in providing official services in the areas presently served 
by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, 
we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the 
following designated agency: D.R. Schaal Agency, Inc. (Schaal).

DATES: Applications and comments must be received by September 29, 
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: Sharon Lathrop, Compliance 
Officer, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas 
City, MO 64153.
     Fax: Sharon Lathrop, 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: Sharon Lathrop, 816-891-0415 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

Schaal

    Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards 
Act, the following geographic area, in the States of Iowa, Minnesota, 
New Jersey, and New York, is assigned to this official agency.
In Iowa
    Bounded on the North by the northern Kossuth County line from U.S. 
Route 169; the northern Winnebago, Worth, and Mitchell County lines;
    Bounded on the East by the eastern Mitchell County line; the 
eastern Floyd County line south to B60; B60 west to T64; T64 south to 
State Route 188; State Route 188 south to C33;
    Bounded on the South by C33 west to T47; T47 north to C23; C23 west 
to S56; S56 south to C25; C25 west to U.S. Route 65; U.S. Route 65 
south to State Route 3; State Route 3 west to S41; S41 south to C55; 
C55 west to Interstate 35; Interstate 35 southwest to the southern 
Wright County line; the southern Wright County line west to U.S. Route 
69; U.S.

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Route 69 to C54; C54 west to State Route 17; and
    Bounded on the West by State Route 17 north to the southern Kossuth 
County line; the Kossuth County line west to U.S. Route 169; U.S. Route 
169 north to the northern Kossuth County line.
In Minnesota
    Faribault, Freeborn, and Mower Counties.
In New Jersey
    The entire State, except those export port locations within the 
State, which are serviced by GIPSA.
In New York
    The entire State, except those export port locations within the 
State, which are serviced by GIPSA.
    The following grain elevators are not part of this geographic area 
assignment and are assigned to: Sioux City Inspection and Weighing 
Service Company: Agvantage F.S., Chapin, Franklin County, Iowa; Five 
Star Coop, Rockwell, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa; Maxyield Coop, Algona, 
Kossuth County, Iowa; Stateline Coop, Burt, Kossuth County, Iowa; Gold-
Eagle, Goldfield, Wright County, Iowa; and North Central Coop, Holmes, 
Wright County, Iowa.

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 the 
States of Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York is for the period 
beginning October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2021. To apply for 
designation or to request more information, contact Sharon Lathrop 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 
Schaal official agency. In the designation process, we are particularly 
interested in receiving comments citing reasons and pertinent data 
supporting or objecting to the designation of the applicant. Submit all 
comments to Sharon Lathrop 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. 2016-20748 Filed 8-29-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-KD-P