United States Standards for Wheat, 20480-20481 [2021-08062]

Download as PDF 20480 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 20, 2021 / Notices 2021/2022 RATES—Continued Regular Overtime I Holiday I Includes travel costs in rate Start date Standards Course (training by USDA-certified instructor on tobacco grading procedures). $1,250.00/person ........................ July 1, 2021. Import Inspection and Certification (grading of imported tobacco for manufacturers and dealers). $0.0475/kg or $0.0215/pound X July 1, 2021. ........................ ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Oct 1, 2021. $0.047/CWT ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Rough rice ................................................................. $35.70 ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Brown rice for processing .......................................... $31.50 ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Milled rice ................................................................... $24.20 ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Milling yield (per sample) (Rough or Brown rice) ...... $27.10 ........................ Oct 1, 2021. All other factors (per factor) (all rice) ........................ $15.00 ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Total oil and free fatty acid ........................................ $42.10 ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Faxed and extra copies of certificates (per copy) ..... $1.90 ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Ship ............................................................................ $36.00 (per stowage space, minimum 5 spaces per ship) ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Subsequent ship examinations .................................. $36.00 (per stowage space, minimum 3 spaces per ship) ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Barge (per examination) ............................................ $31.40 ........................ Oct 1, 2021. All other carriers (per examination) ........................... $11.70 ........................ Oct 1, 2021. Rice Fees 7 CFR Part 868—General Regulations and Standards for Certain Agricultural Commodities Subpart A—Regulations; §§ 868.91 Fees for certain Federal rice inspection services Contract (per hour per Service representative) 3 .............. Noncontract (per hour per Service representative) 3 ........ $41.50 51.90 Export Port Services (per hundredweight) 4 ..................... $51.90 64.90 I I $62.30 77.90 Inspection for quality (per lot, sublot, or sample inspection): Factor analysis for any single factor (per factor): Stowage examination (service-on-request): 1 Travel costs outside the United States will be added to the fee, if applicable. 2 Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Certification Fee—$250 per GFSI audit to recoup the costs associated with attaining technical equivalency to the GFSI benchmarking requirements. 3 Original and appeal inspection services include: Sampling, grading, weighing, and other services requested by the applicant when performed at the applicant’s facility. 4 Services performed at export locations on lots at rest. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 15b; 7 U.S.C. 473a–b; 7 U.S.C. 55 and 61; 7 U.S.C. 51–65; 7 U.S.C. 471–476; 7 U.S.C. 511, 511s; and 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2021–08069 Filed 4–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [AMS–FGIS–21–0017] United States Standards for Wheat Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for information. AGENCY: The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments from the public regarding the United States Standards for Wheat SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Apr 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, AMS invites interested parties to comment on whether the current wheat standards and grading practices need to be changed. We will consider comments we receive by July 19, 2021. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this notice. All comments must be submitted through the Federal e-rulemaking portal at https:// www.regulations.gov and should ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 20, 2021 / Notices reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Instructions for submitting and reading comments are detailed on the site. All comments submitted in response to this notice will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals or entities submitting comments will be made public on the internet at the address provided above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Gomoll, USDA, AMS; Telephone: (202) 720–8286; email: Barry.L.Gomoll@ usda.gov. Section 4 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 76(a)) grants the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to establish standards for wheat and other grains regarding kind, class, quality, and condition. The wheat standards, established by USDA on August 1, 1917, were last revised in 2013 (78 FR 27857) and appear in USGSA regulations at 7 CFR 810.2201–2205. The standards facilitate wheat marketing and define U.S. wheat quality in the domestic and global marketplace. The standards define commonly used industry terms; contain basic principles governing the application of standards, such as the type of sample used for a particular quality analysis; define the basis of determination for grading factors; and specify grades and grade requirements. Official procedures for determining grading factors are provided in the Grain Inspection Handbook, Book II, Chapter 13, ‘‘Wheat.’’ Together, the grading standards and official procedures allow buyers and sellers to communicate quality requirements, compare wheat quality using equivalent forms of measurement, and assist in price discovery. FGIS grading and inspection services are provided through a network of Federal, State, and private laboratories that conduct tests to determine the quality and condition of wheat. These tests are conducted in accordance with applicable standards using approved methodologies and can be applied at any point in the marketing chain. Furthermore, the tests yield rapid, reliable, and consistent results. In addition, FGIS-issued certificates describing the quality and condition of graded wheat are accepted as prima facie evidence in all Federal courts. U.S. Standards for Wheat and the affiliated grading and testing services offered by FGIS verify that a seller’s wheat meet specified requirements and ensure that customers receive the quality of wheat they purchased. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Apr 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 In order for U.S. standards and grading procedures for wheat to remain relevant, AMS is issuing this request for information to invite interested parties to submit comments, ideas, and suggestions on all aspects of the U.S. Standards for Wheat and official procedures. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2021–08062 Filed 4–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Mink Survey. The target population will be pulled from the NASS List Frame of operations with positive historical data. The frame is updated with the names of new operations that are found in trade magazines or grower’s association’s lists. The questionnaires that NASS is planning to use are the same as what was used in previous years. Any additional changes to the questionnaires would result from requests by industry data users. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 21, 2021 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0212, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20481 Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202)720–2707. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS— OMB Clearance Officer, at (202)690– 2388 or at ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Mink Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0212. Expiration Date of Approval: December 31, 2021. Type of Request: Intent to Seek Approval to Revise and Extend an Information Collection for 3 years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition. The Mink Survey collects data on the number of mink pelts produced, the number of females bred, the value of pelts produced, and the number of mink farms. Mink estimates are used by the federal government to calculate total value of sales and total cash receipts, by State governments to administer fur farm programs and health regulations, and by universities in research projects. The current expiration date for this docket is December 31, 2021. States included in this survey are Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. In the previous approval New Jersey was included, but they have been dropped from this renewal request and Virginia has been added to the target population. NASS intends to request that the Mink Survey be approved for another 3 years. Authority: These data will be collected under the authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by Section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2276, which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to nonaggregated data provided by respondents. This Notice is submitted in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. NASS also complies with OMB Implementation Guidance, E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 20, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20480-20481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-08062]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[AMS-FGIS-21-0017]


United States Standards for Wheat

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for information.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments from the 
public regarding the United States Standards for Wheat under the United 
States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). To ensure that standards and 
official grading practices remain relevant, AMS invites interested 
parties to comment on whether the current wheat standards and grading 
practices need to be changed.

DATES: We will consider comments we receive by July 19, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning this notice. All comments must be submitted through the 
Federal e-rulemaking portal at https://www.regulations.gov and should

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reference the document number and the date and page number of this 
issue of the Federal Register. Instructions for submitting and reading 
comments are detailed on the site. All comments submitted in response 
to this notice will be included in the record and will be made 
available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the 
individuals or entities submitting comments will be made public on the 
internet at the address provided above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Gomoll, USDA, AMS; Telephone: 
(202) 720-8286; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 76(a)) 
grants the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to establish 
standards for wheat and other grains regarding kind, class, quality, 
and condition. The wheat standards, established by USDA on August 1, 
1917, were last revised in 2013 (78 FR 27857) and appear in USGSA 
regulations at 7 CFR 810.2201-2205. The standards facilitate wheat 
marketing and define U.S. wheat quality in the domestic and global 
marketplace. The standards define commonly used industry terms; contain 
basic principles governing the application of standards, such as the 
type of sample used for a particular quality analysis; define the basis 
of determination for grading factors; and specify grades and grade 
requirements. Official procedures for determining grading factors are 
provided in the Grain Inspection Handbook, Book II, Chapter 13, 
``Wheat.'' Together, the grading standards and official procedures 
allow buyers and sellers to communicate quality requirements, compare 
wheat quality using equivalent forms of measurement, and assist in 
price discovery.
    FGIS grading and inspection services are provided through a network 
of Federal, State, and private laboratories that conduct tests to 
determine the quality and condition of wheat. These tests are conducted 
in accordance with applicable standards using approved methodologies 
and can be applied at any point in the marketing chain. Furthermore, 
the tests yield rapid, reliable, and consistent results. In addition, 
FGIS-issued certificates describing the quality and condition of graded 
wheat are accepted as prima facie evidence in all Federal courts. U.S. 
Standards for Wheat and the affiliated grading and testing services 
offered by FGIS verify that a seller's wheat meet specified 
requirements and ensure that customers receive the quality of wheat 
they purchased.
    In order for U.S. standards and grading procedures for wheat to 
remain relevant, AMS is issuing this request for information to invite 
interested parties to submit comments, ideas, and suggestions on all 
aspects of the U.S. Standards for Wheat and official procedures.

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

Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-08062 Filed 4-19-21; 8:45 am]
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