Designation of Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. To provide Class X or Class Y Weighing Services, 78988 [2020-26881]

Download as PDF 78988 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 236 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 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. USDA. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the designation of Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. (Amarillo) to provide Class X or Class Y weighing services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended. DATES: Effective July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Austyn Hughes, (816) 891–0456 or FGISQACD@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the December 12, 2016, Federal Register (81 FR 89428), AMS announced the designation of Amarillo to provide official services under the USGSA, effective October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2021. Subsequently, Amarillo asked AMS to amend their designation to include official weighing services. The USGSA authorizes the Secretary to designate authority to perform official weighing to an agency providing official inspection services within a specified geographic area, if such agency is qualified under 7 U.S.C. 79. Under 7 U.S.C. 79(a), AMS evaluated information regarding the designation criteria in section 7 U.S.C. 79 and determined that Amarillo is qualified to provide official weighing services in their currently assigned geographic area. Therefore, Amarillo’s designation is amended to include Class X or Class Y weighing within their assigned geographic area, effective July 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting Amarillo at (806) 372–8511. Jkt 253001 Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, 17:19 Dec 07, 2020 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Designation of Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. To provide Class X or Class Y Weighing Services VerDate Sep<11>2014 BILLING CODE P [Doc. No. AMS–FGIS–20–0080] Agricultural Marketing Service ACTION: [FR Doc. 2020–26881 Filed 12–7–20; 8:45 am] Agricultural Marketing Service DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGENCY: Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. SUMMARY: This notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a 3-year extension of a currently approved information collection for the ‘‘Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) and under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA).’’ This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Comments on this notice must be received by February 8, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this notice by using the electronic process available at www.regulations gov. All comments should reference the docket number (same number as above assigned by Originating Program), the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, at www.regulations.gov and will be included in the record and made available to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Gregory J. Giese USDA AMS; Telephone: (816) 867–2451; Email: Gregory.J.Giese@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress enacted the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) (7 U.S.C. 71– 87k) and the Agricultural Marketing Act DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) to facilitate the marketing of grain, oilseeds, pulses, rice, and related commodities. These statutes provide for the establishment of standards and terms which accurately and consistently measure the quality of grain and related products, provide for uniform official inspection and weighing, provide regulatory and service responsibilities, and furnish the framework for commodity quality improvement incentives to both domestic and foreign buyers. AMS’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) establishes policies, guidelines, and regulations to carry out the objectives of the USGSA and the AMA. Regulations appear at 7 CFR 800, 801, and 802 for the USGSA and 7 CFR 868 for the AMA. The USGSA, with few exceptions, requires official inspection of export grain sold by grade. Official services are provided, upon request, for grain in domestic commerce. The AMA authorizes similar inspection and weighing services, upon request, for rice, pulses, flour, corn meal, and certain other agricultural products. Conversely, the regulations promulgated under the USGSA and the AMA require specific information collection and recordkeeping necessary to carry out requests for official services. Applicants for official services must specify the kind and level of service, the identification of the product, the location, the amount, and other pertinent information in order that official personnel can efficiently respond to their needs. Official services under the USGSA are provided through FGIS field offices and delegated and/or designated State and private agencies. Delegated agencies are State agencies delegated authority under the USGSA to provide official inspection service, Class X or Class Y weighing services, or both, at one or more export port locations in the State. Designated agencies are State or local governmental agencies or persons designated under the USGSA to provide official inspection services, Class X or Class Y weighing services, or both, at locations other than export port locations. State and private agencies, as a requirement for delegation and/or designation, must comply with all regulations, procedures, and instructions in accordance with provisions established under the USGSA. FGIS field offices oversee the E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 236 / Tuesday, December 8, 2020 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service


Designation of Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. To provide Class X 
or Class Y Weighing Services

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the 
designation of Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. (Amarillo) to provide 
Class X or Class Y weighing services under the United States Grain 
Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.

DATES: Effective July 1, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Austyn Hughes, (816) 891-0456 or 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the December 12, 2016, Federal Register 
(81 FR 89428), AMS announced the designation of Amarillo to provide 
official services under the USGSA, effective October 1, 2016, to 
September 30, 2021. Subsequently, Amarillo asked AMS to amend their 
designation to include official weighing services. The USGSA authorizes 
the Secretary to designate authority to perform official weighing to an 
agency providing official inspection services within a specified 
geographic area, if such agency is qualified under 7 U.S.C. 79. Under 7 
U.S.C. 79(a), AMS evaluated information regarding the designation 
criteria in section 7 U.S.C. 79 and determined that Amarillo is 
qualified to provide official weighing services in their currently 
assigned geographic area. Therefore, Amarillo's designation is amended 
to include Class X or Class Y weighing within their assigned geographic 
area, effective July 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. Interested persons 
may obtain official services by contacting Amarillo at (806) 372-8511.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71-87k.

Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-26881 Filed 12-7-20; 8:45 am]
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