Proposed Posting, Posting, and De-posting of Stockyards, 26641-26642 [2019-12014]

Download as PDF 26641 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 110 Friday, June 7, 2019 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 [Docket number AMS–FTPP 19–0030] Proposed Posting, Posting, and Deposting of Stockyards Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA, is taking several actions to post and de-post stockyards under the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act). Specifically, we are proposing that 10 stockyards now operating subject to the P&S Act be posted. We are also posting six stockyards that were identified previously as operating subject to the P&S Act and de-posting two stockyards that no longer meet the definition of a stockyard. DATES: For the proposed posting of stockyards, we will consider comments that we receive on or before June 24, 2019. SUMMARY: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 690–3207. • Mail, hand delivery, or courier: Stuart Frank, USDA, AMS, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2507– S, Washington, DC 20250–3601. Instructions: All comments should refer to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. The comments and other documents relating to this action will be available for public inspection during regular business hours. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna A. Ash, Program Analyst, AMS, Packers and Stockyards Division at (202) 720–0222 or Donna.a.ash@ usda.gov. AMS administers and enforces the P&S Act of 1921, (7 U.S.C. 181 et seq.). The P&S Act prohibits unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent practices by livestock market agencies, dealers, stockyard owners, meat packers, swine contractors, and live poultry dealers in the livestock, poultry, and meatpacking industries. Section 302 of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202) defines the term ‘‘stockyard’’ as, ‘‘. . . any place, establishment, or facility commonly known as stockyards, conducted, operated, or managed for profit or nonprofit as a public market for livestock producers, feeders, market SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed facility No. Stockyard name and location jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES KS–210 .................................................... KY–189 .................................................... KY–190 .................................................... MN–194 ................................................... NE–189 .................................................... NM–125 ................................................... OK–222 .................................................... OK–223 .................................................... OK–225 .................................................... VA–163 .................................................... Hill City Commission, LLC, Hill City, Kansas. Blue Grass Stockyards, LLC, Lexington, Kentucky. Franklin Livestock Market Inc. Franklin, Kentucky. Heidelberger Farm Equipment, LLC, Pine City, Minnesota. Chappell Livestock LLC, Chappell, Nebraska. Santa Teresa Livestock Auction LLC, Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Heart & Soul Horse Co. Sallisaw Oklahoma. Hinz Auction Land and Cattle, LLC, Clinton, Oklahoma. C.M.S. Livestock Auction, LLC, Wanette, Oklahoma. Alex Eugene Dill Hollering Hill Auction LLC, Nathalie, Virginia. We are also notifying the public that the stockyards listed in the following table meet the P&S Act’s definition of a stockyard, and therefore, we have posted these stockyards. On September 5, 2017, we published a notice in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 06, 2019 agencies, and buyers, consisting of pens, or other enclosures, and their appurtenances, in which live cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules, or goats are received, held, or kept for sale or shipment in commerce.’’ Section 302 (b) of the P&S Act requires the Secretary of Agriculture to determine which stockyards meet this definition, and to notify the owner of the stockyard and the public of that determination by posting a notice in each designated stockyard. Once the Secretary provides notice to the stockyard owner and the public, the stockyard is subject to the provisions of Title III of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 201– 203 and 205–217a) until the Secretary de-posts the stockyard by public notice. To post a stockyard, we assign the stockyard a facility number, notify the stockyard owner, and send an official posting notice to the stockyard owner to display in a public area of the stockyard. This process is referred to as ‘‘posting.’’ The date of posting is the date that the posting notices are physically displayed at the stockyard. A facility that does not meet the definition of a stockyard is not subject to the P&S Act and therefore cannot be posted. A posted stockyard can be ‘‘de-posted,’’ which occurs when the facility is no longer used as a stockyard. We are hereby notifying stockyard owners and the public that the following 10 stockyards meet the definition of a stockyard and that we propose to designate these stockyards as posted stockyards. Jkt 247001 Federal Register (82 FR 41909) proposing to post these six stockyards. Since we received no comments to our proposal, we assigned the stockyards a facility number and notified the owners of the stockyard facilities. Posting PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notices were sent to each stockyard owner to display in public areas of their stockyard. The table below reflects the date of posting for these stockyards. E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 26642 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / Notices Stockyard name and location FL–141 ........................ SC–165 ....................... MS–182 ....................... OK–220 ....................... OK–219 ....................... OK–221 ....................... Gulf Coast Livestock Six Shooter Investment Group, LLC, Madison, Florida .......................................... Willietakeit Auctions, Pelzer, South Carolina ............................................................................................ Trade Day Auction, Philadelphia, Mississippi ............................................................................................ Daniel’s Hog and Goat Sale, Howe, Oklahoma ........................................................................................ Watsons Auction Service, Maud, Oklahoma ............................................................................................. Glover Auction & Livestock, LLC, Lawton, Oklahoma .............................................................................. Finally, we are notifying the public that the following two stockyards no longer meet the definition of a stockyard and are being de-posted. We de-post stockyards when the facility can no longer be used as a stockyard. The reasons a facility can no longer be used as a stockyard may include the following: (1) The market agency has moved and the posted facility is abandoned; (2) the facility has been torn down or otherwise destroyed, such as Date de-posted Stockyard name and location KY–125 ........................ MO–159 ....................... Blue Grass Stockyards to Blue Grass Stockyards, L.L.C., Lexington, KY ............................................... United Producers, Inc., Marshall, Missouri ................................................................................................ Dated: June 4, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–12014 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0101] Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment; Importation of Plants in Approved Growing Media Into the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: We are reopening the comment period for our draft programmatic environmental assessment for the importation of plants in approved growing media, which considers the potential environmental effects of a standardized set of pest risk mitigations for routine market requests to import plants in approved growing media. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. DATES: The comment period for the notice published on April 10, 2019 (84 FR 14340) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 24, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0101. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0101, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=APHIS-2018-0101 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lydia E. Colo´n, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Plant Health Programs, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1237; Lydia.E.Colon@usda.gov; (301) 851– 2302. On April 10, 2019, we published in the Federal Register (84 FR 14340, Docket No. APHIS–2018–0101) a notice of availability for our draft programmatic environmental assessment for the importation of plants in approved growing media, which considers the potential environmental effects of a standardized set of pest risk mitigations SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10/04/2018 08/14/2018 08/08/2018 08/06/2018 08/06/2018 08/03/2018 by fire; (3) the facility is dilapidated beyond repair; or (4) the facility has been converted and its function has changed. Facility No. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 202. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Date of Posting Facility No. 9/18/2017 12/17/2018 for routine market requests to import plants in approved growing media. Comments on the notice were required to be received on or before May 10, 2019. We are reopening the comment period on Docket No. APHIS– 2018–0101 for an additional 45 days. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We will also consider all comments received between May 11, 2019 (the day after the close of the original comment period) and the date of this notice. Done in Washington, DC, this 4th day of June 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–12020 Filed 6–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Renew a Currently Approved Information Collection National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 110 (Friday, June 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12014]


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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 110 / Friday, June 7, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket number AMS-FTPP 19-0030]


Proposed Posting, Posting, and De-posting of Stockyards

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA, is taking 
several actions to post and de-post stockyards under the Packers and 
Stockyards Act (P&S Act). Specifically, we are proposing that 10 
stockyards now operating subject to the P&S Act be posted. We are also 
posting six stockyards that were identified previously as operating 
subject to the P&S Act and de-posting two stockyards that no longer 
meet the definition of a stockyard.

DATES: For the proposed posting of stockyards, we will consider 
comments that we receive on or before June 24, 2019.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may 
submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Internet: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-
line instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 690-3207.
     Mail, hand delivery, or courier: Stuart Frank, USDA, AMS, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2507-S, Washington, DC 20250-3601.
    Instructions: All comments should refer to the date and page number 
of this issue of the Federal Register. The comments and other documents 
relating to this action will be available for public inspection during 
regular business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna A. Ash, Program Analyst, AMS, 
Packers and Stockyards Division at (202) 720-0222 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AMS administers and enforces the P&S Act of 
1921, (7 U.S.C. 181 et seq.). The P&S Act prohibits unfair, deceptive, 
and fraudulent practices by livestock market agencies, dealers, 
stockyard owners, meat packers, swine contractors, and live poultry 
dealers in the livestock, poultry, and meatpacking industries.
    Section 302 of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 202) defines the term 
``stockyard'' as, ``. . . any place, establishment, or facility 
commonly known as stockyards, conducted, operated, or managed for 
profit or nonprofit as a public market for livestock producers, 
feeders, market agencies, and buyers, consisting of pens, or other 
enclosures, and their appurtenances, in which live cattle, sheep, 
swine, horses, mules, or goats are received, held, or kept for sale or 
shipment in commerce.''
    Section 302 (b) of the P&S Act requires the Secretary of 
Agriculture to determine which stockyards meet this definition, and to 
notify the owner of the stockyard and the public of that determination 
by posting a notice in each designated stockyard. Once the Secretary 
provides notice to the stockyard owner and the public, the stockyard is 
subject to the provisions of Title III of the P&S Act (7 U.S.C. 201-203 
and 205-217a) until the Secretary de-posts the stockyard by public 
notice. To post a stockyard, we assign the stockyard a facility number, 
notify the stockyard owner, and send an official posting notice to the 
stockyard owner to display in a public area of the stockyard. This 
process is referred to as ``posting.'' The date of posting is the date 
that the posting notices are physically displayed at the stockyard. A 
facility that does not meet the definition of a stockyard is not 
subject to the P&S Act and therefore cannot be posted. A posted 
stockyard can be ``de-posted,'' which occurs when the facility is no 
longer used as a stockyard.
    We are hereby notifying stockyard owners and the public that the 
following 10 stockyards meet the definition of a stockyard and that we 
propose to designate these stockyards as posted stockyards.

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            Proposed facility No.                                 Stockyard name and location
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KS-210......................................  Hill City Commission, LLC, Hill City, Kansas.
KY-189......................................  Blue Grass Stockyards, LLC, Lexington, Kentucky.
KY-190......................................  Franklin Livestock Market Inc. Franklin, Kentucky.
MN-194......................................  Heidelberger Farm Equipment, LLC, Pine City, Minnesota.
NE-189......................................  Chappell Livestock LLC, Chappell, Nebraska.
NM-125......................................  Santa Teresa Livestock Auction LLC, Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
OK-222......................................  Heart & Soul Horse Co. Sallisaw Oklahoma.
OK-223......................................  Hinz Auction Land and Cattle, LLC, Clinton, Oklahoma.
OK-225......................................  C.M.S. Livestock Auction, LLC, Wanette, Oklahoma.
VA-163......................................  Alex Eugene Dill Hollering Hill Auction LLC, Nathalie, Virginia.
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    We are also notifying the public that the stockyards listed in the 
following table meet the P&S Act's definition of a stockyard, and 
therefore, we have posted these stockyards. On September 5, 2017, we 
published a notice in the Federal Register (82 FR 41909) proposing to 
post these six stockyards. Since we received no comments to our 
proposal, we assigned the stockyards a facility number and notified the 
owners of the stockyard facilities. Posting notices were sent to each 
stockyard owner to display in public areas of their stockyard. The 
table below reflects the date of posting for these stockyards.

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                                                                                                      Date of
                 Facility No.                              Stockyard name and location                Posting
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FL-141........................................  Gulf Coast Livestock Six Shooter Investment           10/04/2018
                                                 Group, LLC, Madison, Florida.
SC-165........................................  Willietakeit Auctions, Pelzer, South Carolina...      08/14/2018
MS-182........................................  Trade Day Auction, Philadelphia, Mississippi....      08/08/2018
OK-220........................................  Daniel's Hog and Goat Sale, Howe, Oklahoma......      08/06/2018
OK-219........................................  Watsons Auction Service, Maud, Oklahoma.........      08/06/2018
OK-221........................................  Glover Auction & Livestock, LLC, Lawton,              08/03/2018
                                                 Oklahoma.
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    Finally, we are notifying the public that the following two 
stockyards no longer meet the definition of a stockyard and are being 
de-posted. We de-post stockyards when the facility can no longer be 
used as a stockyard. The reasons a facility can no longer be used as a 
stockyard may include the following: (1) The market agency has moved 
and the posted facility is abandoned; (2) the facility has been torn 
down or otherwise destroyed, such as by fire; (3) the facility is 
dilapidated beyond repair; or (4) the facility has been converted and 
its function has changed.

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                                                                                                     Date  de-
                 Facility No.                              Stockyard name and location                posted
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KY-125........................................  Blue Grass Stockyards to Blue Grass Stockyards,        9/18/2017
                                                 L.L.C., Lexington, KY.
MO-159........................................  United Producers, Inc., Marshall, Missouri......      12/17/2018
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    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 202.

    Dated: June 4, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-12014 Filed 6-6-19; 8:45 am]
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