Notice of Intent To Certify South Carolina Department of Agriculture (South Carolina); Request for Comments, 18099-18100 [2017-07700]

Download as PDF 18099 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 72 Monday, April 17, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES April 12, 2017. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to 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; and (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 May 17, 2017 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), 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Apr 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Operating Guidelines, Forms and Waivers. OMB Control Number: 0584–0083. Summary of Collection: Under Section 16 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act), 7 U.S.C. 2025, the Secretary is authorized to pay each State agency an amount equal to 50 percent of all administrative costs involved in each State agency’s operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Under corresponding SNAP regulations at 7 CFR 272.2(c), the State agency is required to submit and maintain annually for FNS approval a Budget Projection Statement (FNS– 366A), which projects total costs for major areas of SNAP operations, and a Program Activity Statement (FNS– 366B), which provides a summary of SNAP operations during the preceding fiscal year. Additionally, Under Section 11(o) of the Act each State agency is required to develop and submit plans for the use of automated data processing (ADP) and information retrieval systems to administer SNAP. As for State Plan of Operation Updates, State agencies will submit the operations planning documents to the appropriate regional office for approval through the SNAP Workflow & Information Management (SWIM) database. Need and Use of the Information: FNS will collect information to estimate funding needs and also provide data on the number of applications processed, number of fair hearings, and fraud control activity. FNS uses the data to estimate funding needs and to monitor State agency activity levels and performance. If the information were not collected it would disrupt budget planning and delay appropriation distributions and FNS would not be able to verify and ensure State compliance with statutory criteria. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,089. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–07649 Filed 4–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Notice of Intent To Certify South Carolina Department of Agriculture (South Carolina); Request for Comments Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by this Delegated State: South Carolina Department of Agriculture (South Carolina). SUMMARY: Comments must be received by May 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments concerning this notice using any of the following methods: • 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: Sharon.L.Lathrop@usda.gov or FGIS.QACD@usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Lathrop, 816–891–0415, Sharon.L.Lathrop@usda.gov or FGIS.QACD@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 79(e)(2)(A) of the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) designates that if the Secretary determines, pursuant to paragraph (3) of Section 79(e), that a State agency is qualified to perform official inspection, meets the criteria in subsection (f)(1)(A) of Section 79, and (i) was performing official inspection at an export port location under this chapter on July 1, 1976, or (ii)(I) performed official inspection at an export port location at any time prior to July 1, 1976, (II) was designated under subsection (f) of Section 79 on December 22, 1982, to perform official inspections at locations other than export port locations, and (III) operates in a State from which total annual exports do not exceed, as determined by DATES: E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 18100 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 72 / Monday, April 17, 2017 / Notices the Secretary, five per centum of the total amount of grain exported from the United States annually, the Secretary may delegate authority to the State agency to perform all or specified functions involving official inspection (other than appeal inspection) at export port locations within the State, including export port locations which may in the future be established, subject to such rules, regulations, instructions, and oversight as the Secretary may prescribe, and any such official inspection shall continue to be the direct responsibility of the Secretary. Any such delegation may be revoked by the Secretary, at the discretion of the Secretary, at any time upon notice to the State agency without opportunity for a hearing. Under Section 79(e) of the USGSA, every five years, the Secretary shall certify that each State agency with a delegation of authority is meeting the criteria described in subsection (f)(1)(A). Delegations shall be renewed according to the criteria and procedures set forth in Section 79(e)(2)(B) of the USGSA. Area of Delegation South Carolina Pursuant to Section 79(e)(2) of the USGSA, the following export port locations in the State of South Carolina are assigned to this State agency. In South Carolina All export port locations in the State of South Carolina, except those export port locations within the State, which are serviced by GIPSA. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD 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 State of South Carolina. We are particularly interested in receiving comments citing reasons and pertinent data supporting or objecting to the delegation of the applicant. Submit all comments to Sharon Lathrop at the above address or at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments are available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)). We consider comments and other available information when determining certification. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Randall D. Jones, Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–07700 Filed 4–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Apr 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Opportunity for Designation in the Montana Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The designation of the official agency listed below will end on June 30, 2017. 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: Montana Department of Agriculture (Montana). SUMMARY: Applications and comments must be received by May 17, 2017. 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: Jacob Thein, Compliance Officer, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. • Fax: Jacob Thein, 816–872–1257. • Email: FGIS.QACD@usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Thein, 816–866–2223 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 State of Montana Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area in the State of Montana is assigned to this official agency. In Montana The entire State of Montana. 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 area in Montana is for the period beginning July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2022. To apply for designation or to request more information, contact Jacob Thein 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 Montana 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 Jacob Thein at the above address or at http:// www.regulations.gov. All applications and comments will be available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)). We consider applications, comments, and other available information when determining which applicants will be designated. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Randall D. Jones, Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–07701 Filed 4–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 72 (Monday, April 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA)


Notice of Intent To Certify South Carolina Department of 
Agriculture (South Carolina); Request for Comments

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: We are asking for comments on the quality of services provided 
by this Delegated State: South Carolina Department of Agriculture 
(South Carolina).

DATES: Comments must be received by May 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments concerning this notice using any of the 
following methods:
     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: Sharon.L.Lathrop@usda.gov or FGIS.QACD@usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Lathrop, 816-891-0415, 
Sharon.L.Lathrop@usda.gov or FGIS.QACD@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 79(e)(2)(A) of the United States 
Grain Standards Act (USGSA) designates that if the Secretary 
determines, pursuant to paragraph (3) of Section 79(e), that a State 
agency is qualified to perform official inspection, meets the criteria 
in subsection (f)(1)(A) of Section 79, and (i) was performing official 
inspection at an export port location under this chapter on July 1, 
1976, or (ii)(I) performed official inspection at an export port 
location at any time prior to July 1, 1976, (II) was designated under 
subsection (f) of Section 79 on December 22, 1982, to perform official 
inspections at locations other than export port locations, and (III) 
operates in a State from which total annual exports do not exceed, as 
determined by

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the Secretary, five per centum of the total amount of grain exported 
from the United States annually, the Secretary may delegate authority 
to the State agency to perform all or specified functions involving 
official inspection (other than appeal inspection) at export port 
locations within the State, including export port locations which may 
in the future be established, subject to such rules, regulations, 
instructions, and oversight as the Secretary may prescribe, and any 
such official inspection shall continue to be the direct responsibility 
of the Secretary. Any such delegation may be revoked by the Secretary, 
at the discretion of the Secretary, at any time upon notice to the 
State agency without opportunity for a hearing. Under Section 79(e) of 
the USGSA, every five years, the Secretary shall certify that each 
State agency with a delegation of authority is meeting the criteria 
described in subsection (f)(1)(A). Delegations shall be renewed 
according to the criteria and procedures set forth in Section 
79(e)(2)(B) of the USGSA.

Area of Delegation

South Carolina

    Pursuant to Section 79(e)(2) of the USGSA, the following export 
port locations in the State of South Carolina are assigned to this 
State agency.
In South Carolina
    All export port locations in the State of South Carolina, except 
those export port locations within the State, which are serviced by 
GIPSA.

Request for Comments

    We are publishing this notice to provide interested persons the 
opportunity to comment on the quality of services provided by the State 
of South Carolina. We are particularly interested in receiving comments 
citing reasons and pertinent data supporting or objecting to the 
delegation of the applicant. Submit all comments to Sharon Lathrop at 
the above address or at http://www.regulations.gov.
    All comments are available for public inspection at the office 
above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)). We consider 
comments and other available information when determining 
certification.

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

Randall D. Jones,
Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration.
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