Designation for the Essex, Illinois; Savage, Minnesota; Alabama; and Washington Areas, 61533 [2017-28033]

Download as PDF 61533 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 248 Thursday, December 28, 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 Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Designation for the Essex, Illinois; Savage, Minnesota; Alabama; and Washington Areas under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended. The realignment of offices within the U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized by the Secretary’s Memorandum dated November 14, 2017, eliminates the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) as a standalone agency. The grain inspection activities formerly part of GIPSA are now organized under the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). DATES: Applicable Date: January 1, 2018. Jacob Thein, Compliance Officer, USDA, AMS, 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 July 3, 2017, Federal Register (82 FR 30817– 30820), GIPSA requested applications ADDRESSES: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of designation. AGENCY: AMS is announcing the designations of Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc. (Kankakee); State Grain Inspection, Inc. (State Grain); Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (Alabama); and the Washington Department of Agriculture (Washington) to provide official services SUMMARY: for designation to provide official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by Kankakee, State Grain, Alabama, and Washington. Applications were due by August 2, 2017. Because the current official agencies, Kankakee, State Grain, Alabama, and Washington, were the only applicants for designation to provide official services in these areas, 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 Kankakee, State Grain, Alabama, and Washington are qualified to provide official services in the geographic areas specified in the Federal Register on July 3, 2017. These designations to provide official services in the specified areas of Kankakee, Alabama, and Washington are effective January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2022. The designation to provide official services in the specified area of State Grain is effective January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018. Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting this agency at the following telephone number: Designation start Official agency Headquarters location and telephone Kankakee ......................................... State Grain ....................................... Alabama ........................................... Washington ...................................... Essex, IL, 815–365–2268 ......................................................................... Savage, MN, 952–808–8566 .................................................................... Montgomery, AL, 251–438–2549 .............................................................. Olympia, WA, 253–820–3756 ................................................................... 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)). Dated: December 21, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–28033 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Kootenai National Forest, Lincoln County, Montana Montanore Project AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Dec 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 Notice of intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement. 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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 248 / Thursday, December 28, 2017 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)


Designation for the Essex, Illinois; Savage, Minnesota; Alabama; 
and Washington Areas

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of designation.

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SUMMARY: AMS is announcing the designations of Kankakee Grain 
Inspection, Inc. (Kankakee); State Grain Inspection, Inc. (State 
Grain); Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (Alabama); and 
the Washington Department of Agriculture (Washington) to provide 
official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), 
as amended. The realignment of offices within the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture authorized by the Secretary's Memorandum dated November 14, 
2017, eliminates the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
Administration (GIPSA) as a standalone agency. The grain inspection 
activities formerly part of GIPSA are now organized under the 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).

DATES: Applicable Date: January 1, 2018.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Thein, 816-866-2223, 
[email protected] or [email protected].
    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 July 3, 2017, Federal Register (82 FR 
30817-30820), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide 
official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by 
Kankakee, State Grain, Alabama, and Washington. Applications were due 
by August 2, 2017.
    Because the current official agencies, Kankakee, State Grain, 
Alabama, and Washington, were the only applicants for designation to 
provide official services in these areas, 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 Kankakee, State Grain, 
Alabama, and Washington are qualified to provide official services in 
the geographic areas specified in the Federal Register on July 3, 2017. 
These designations to provide official services in the specified areas 
of Kankakee, Alabama, and Washington are effective January 1, 2018, to 
December 31, 2022. The designation to provide official services in the 
specified area of State Grain is effective January 1, 2018, to December 
31, 2018.
    Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting this 
agency at the following telephone number:

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                                                                                    Designation     Designation
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Kankakee...................................  Essex, IL, 815-365-2268............        1/1/2018      12/31/2022
State Grain................................  Savage, MN, 952-808-8566...........        1/1/2018      12/31/2018
Alabama....................................  Montgomery, AL, 251-438-2549.......        1/1/2018      12/31/2022
Washington.................................  Olympia, WA, 253-820-3756..........        1/1/2018      12/31/2022
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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)).

    Dated: December 21, 2017.
Bruce Summers,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-28033 Filed 12-27-17; 8:45 am]
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