Designation for the Owensboro, Kentucky; Bloomington, Illinois; Sioux City, Iowa; Grand Forks, North Dakota; and Plainview, Texas, Areas, 30818 [2017-13877]

Download as PDF 30818 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 126 / Monday, July 3, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Designation for the Owensboro, Kentucky; Bloomington, Illinois; Sioux City, Iowa; Grand Forks, North Dakota; and Plainview, Texas, Areas Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: GIPSA is announcing the designations of J.W. Barton Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Barton); Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. (Central Illinois); Sioux City Inspection and Weighing Service Company (Sioux City); Northern Plains Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Northern Plains) and Plainview Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Plainview) to provide official services under the SUMMARY: United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended. DATES: Effective April 1, 2017. ADDRESSES: Jacob Thein, Compliance Officer, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Thein, (816) 866–2223, Jacob.D.Thein@usda.gov or FGIS.QACD@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 March 22, 2017, Federal Register (82 FR 14676–14679), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by Barton, Central Illinois, Sioux City, Northern Plains, and Plainview. Applications were due by April 21, 2017. The current official agencies, Barton, Central Illinois, Sioux City, Northern Plains, and Plainview, were the only applicants for designation to provide official services in these areas. As a result, GIPSA did not ask for additional comments. GIPSA evaluated the designation criteria in section 7(f) of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) and determined that Barton, Central Illinois, Sioux City, Northern Plains, and Plainview are qualified to provide official services in the geographic areas specified in the Federal Register on March 22, 2017. These designations to provide official services in the specified areas of Barton, Central Illinois, Sioux City, Northern Plains, and Plainview are effective April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2022. Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting this agency at the following telephone number: Designation start Official agency Headquarters location and telephone Barton .............................................. Central Illinois .................................. Sioux City ......................................... Northern Plains ................................ Plainview .......................................... Owensboro, KY, 270–683–0616 ............................................................... Bloomington, IL, 309–827–7121 ............................................................... Sioux City, IA, 712–255–8073 .................................................................. Grand Forks, ND, 701–772–2414 ............................................................. Plainview, TX, 806–293–1364 .................................................................. Section 7(f) of the 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)). Randall D. Jones, Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–13877 Filed 6–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Opportunity for Designation in the Savage, Minnesota, Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Notice. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The designation of the official agency listed below will end on December 31, 2017. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Jun 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: State Grain Inspection, Inc. (State Grain). DATES: Applications and comments must be received by August 2, 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 (https:// 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Designation for the Owensboro, Kentucky; Bloomington, Illinois; 
Sioux City, Iowa; Grand Forks, North Dakota; and Plainview, Texas, 
Areas

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: GIPSA is announcing the designations of J.W. Barton Grain 
Inspection Service, Inc. (Barton); Central Illinois Grain Inspection, 
Inc. (Central Illinois); Sioux City Inspection and Weighing Service 
Company (Sioux City); Northern Plains Grain Inspection Service, Inc. 
(Northern Plains) and Plainview Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, 
Inc. (Plainview) to provide official services under the United States 
Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.

DATES: Effective April 1, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Jacob Thein, Compliance Officer, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 
10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Thein, (816) 866-2223, 
Jacob.D.Thein@usda.gov or FGIS.QACD@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 March 22, 2017, Federal Register (82 
FR 14676-14679), GIPSA requested applications for designation to 
provide official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by 
Barton, Central Illinois, Sioux City, Northern Plains, and Plainview. 
Applications were due by April 21, 2017.
    The current official agencies, Barton, Central Illinois, Sioux 
City, Northern Plains, and Plainview, were the only applicants for 
designation to provide official services in these areas. As a result, 
GIPSA did not ask for additional comments.
    GIPSA evaluated the designation criteria in section 7(f) of the 
USGSA (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) and determined that Barton, Central Illinois, 
Sioux City, Northern Plains, and Plainview are qualified to provide 
official services in the geographic areas specified in the Federal 
Register on March 22, 2017. These designations to provide official 
services in the specified areas of Barton, Central Illinois, Sioux 
City, Northern Plains, and Plainview are effective April 1, 2017, to 
March 31, 2022.
    Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting this 
agency at the following telephone number:

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Barton.....................................  Owensboro, KY, 270-683-0616........        4/1/2017       3/31/2022
Central Illinois...........................  Bloomington, IL, 309-827-7121......        4/1/2017       3/31/2022
Sioux City.................................  Sioux City, IA, 712-255-8073.......        4/1/2017       3/31/2022
Northern Plains............................  Grand Forks, ND, 701-772-2414......        4/1/2017       3/31/2022
Plainview..................................  Plainview, TX, 806-293-1364........        4/1/2017       3/31/2022
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    Section 7(f) of the 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)).

Randall D. Jones,
Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-13877 Filed 6-30-17; 8:45 am]
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