Opportunity for Designation in the Essex, Illinois, Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area, 30817 [2017-13878]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 126 / Monday, July 3, 2017 / Notices Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–13976 Filed 6–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Opportunity for Designation in the Essex, Illinois, 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 agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Jun 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc. (Kankakee). 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: 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. 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: Jacob Thein, 816–866–2223 or FGIS.QACD@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 7(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 7(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 7(f) of the USGSA. to Interstate 57; bounded on the east by Interstate 57 south to U.S. Route 52; U.S. Route 52 south to the Kankakee County line; bounded on the south by the southern Kankakee and Grundy County lines; the southern LaSalle County line west to State Route 17; State Route 17 west to U.S. Route 51; U.S. Route 51 north to State Route 18; State Route 18 west to State Route 26; State Route 26 south to State Route 116; State Route 116 south to Interstate 74; Interstate 74 west to the western Peoria County line; and bounded on the west by the western Peoria and Stark County lines; the northern Stark County line east to State Route 40; State Route 40 north to the Bureau County line. Areas Open for Designation to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit; Not-forprofit Institutions and State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 100,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 50,000. SUMMARY: 30817 Randall D. Jones, Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. Kankakee Pursuant to Section 7(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area in the State of Illinois is assigned to this official agency. Opportunity for Designation Interested persons or governmental agencies may apply for designation to provide official services in the geographic area specified above under the provisions of section 7(f) of the USGSA and 7 CFR 800.196. Designation in the specified geographic area in Illinois is for the period beginning January 1, 2018, to December 31, 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 Kankakee 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 https:// 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Opportunity for Designation in the Essex, Illinois, Area; Request 
for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area

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 December 31, 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: Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc. 
(Kankakee).

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: 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.
    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: Jacob Thein, 816-866-2223 or 
FGIS.QACD@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 7(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 7(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 
7(f) of the USGSA.

Areas Open for Designation

Kankakee

    Pursuant to Section 7(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards 
Act, the following geographic area in the State of Illinois is assigned 
to this official agency.
In Illinois
    Bounded on the north by the northern Bureau County line; the 
northern LaSalle and Grundy County lines; the northern Will County line 
east-southeast to Interstate 57; bounded on the east by Interstate 57 
south to U.S. Route 52; U.S. Route 52 south to the Kankakee County 
line; bounded on the south by the southern Kankakee and Grundy County 
lines; the southern LaSalle County line west to State Route 17; State 
Route 17 west to U.S. Route 51; U.S. Route 51 north to State Route 18; 
State Route 18 west to State Route 26; State Route 26 south to State 
Route 116; State Route 116 south to Interstate 74; Interstate 74 west 
to the western Peoria County line; and bounded on the west by the 
western Peoria and Stark County lines; the northern Stark County line 
east to State Route 40; State Route 40 north to the Bureau County line.

Opportunity for Designation

    Interested persons or governmental agencies may apply for 
designation to provide official services in the geographic area 
specified above under the provisions of section 7(f) of the USGSA and 7 
CFR 800.196. Designation in the specified geographic area in Illinois 
is for the period beginning January 1, 2018, to December 31, 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 
Kankakee 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 https://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.

Randall D. Jones,
Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-13878 Filed 6-30-17; 8:45 am]
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