Notice of Intent To Certify Washington State Department of Agriculture (Washington); Request for Comments, 30819-30820 [2017-13880]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 126 / Monday, July 3, 2017 / Notices In Minnesota Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Carver, Scott, Dakota, Brown, Nicollet, Le Sueur, Rice, Goodhue, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, Steele, Dodge, McLeod, and Sibley Counties. 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 Minnesota is for the period beginning January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2022. 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 State Grain 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 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. 2017–13876 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 Washington 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 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Jun 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 provided by the following designated agency: Washington Department of Agriculture (Washington). 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. 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 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 79(f) of the USGSA. Areas Open for Designation Washington Pursuant to Section 7(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic areas in the States of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington are assigned to this official agency. In Idaho The northern half of the State of Idaho down to the northern boundaries of Adams, Valley, and Lemhi Counties. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30819 In Oregon The entire State of Oregon, except those export port locations within the State, which are serviced by GIPSA. In Washington The entire State of Washington, except those export port locations within the State, which are serviced by Washington. 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 7(f) of the USGSA and 7 CFR 800.196. Designation in the specified geographic areas in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington is for the period beginning January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2022. 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 Washington 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 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. 2017–13879 Filed 6–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Notice of Intent To Certify Washington State Department of Agriculture (Washington); 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: Washington State Department of Agriculture (Washington). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 30820 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 126 / Monday, July 3, 2017 / Notices Comments must be received by August 2, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit comments concerning this notice using any of the following methods: • 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: Sharon.L.Lathrop@usda.gov or FGIS.QACD@usda.gov. Read Comments: All comments are 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, 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 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 5 years, the Secretary sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Jun 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 Washington Pursuant to Section 79(e)(2) of the USGSA, the following export port locations in the State of Washington are assigned to this State agency. In Washington All export port locations in the State of Washington. 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 Washington. 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 https://www.regulations.gov. 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. 2017–13880 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 Alabama 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 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: Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (Alabama). DATES: Applications and comments must be received by August 2, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 79(f) of the USGSA. ADDRESSES: Areas Open for Designation State of Alabama Pursuant to Section 7(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area in the State of Alabama is assigned to this official agency. In Alabama The entire State, except those export port locations within the State, which are serviced by Alabama. Opportunity for Designation Interested persons or governmental agencies may apply for designation to provide official services in the geographic area specified above under E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 126 (Monday, July 3, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30819-30820]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-13880]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Notice of Intent To Certify Washington State Department of 
Agriculture (Washington); 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: Washington State Department of Agriculture 
(Washington).

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DATES: Comments must be received by August 2, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments concerning this notice using any of the 
following methods:
     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: Sharon.L.Lathrop@usda.gov or FGIS.QACD@usda.gov.
    Read Comments: All comments are 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, 
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 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 5 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

Washington

    Pursuant to Section 79(e)(2) of the USGSA, the following export 
port locations in the State of Washington are assigned to this State 
agency.
In Washington
    All export port locations in the State of Washington.

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 Washington. 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 https://www.regulations.gov.
    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. 2017-13880 Filed 6-30-17; 8:45 am]
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