[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 103 (Monday, June 1, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26199-26200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12636]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration


Opportunity for Designation in the California; Frankfort, IN; 
Indianapolis, IN; and Virginia Areas and Request for Comments on the 
Official Agencies Serving These Areas

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The designations of the official agencies listed below will 
end on December 31, 2009. We are asking persons or governmental 
agencies interested in providing official services in the areas served 
by these agencies to submit an application for designation. We are also 
asking for comments on the quality of services provided by these 
currently designated agencies: California Agri Inspection Company, Inc. 
(California Agri); Frankfort Grain Inspection, Inc. (Frankfort); 
Indianapolis Grain Inspection & Weighing Service, Inc. (Indianapolis); 
and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 
(Virginia).

DATES: Applications and comments must be received on or before July 1, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit applications and comments on this 
notice by any of the following methods:
     To apply for designation, go to ``FGISonline'' at https://fgis.gipsa.usda.gov/default_home_FGIS.aspx then select Delegations/
Designations and Export Registrations (DDR). You will need a USDA e-
authentication, username, password, and a customer number prior to 
applying.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Karen Guagliardo, Review Branch 
Chief, Compliance Division, GIPSA, USDA, Room 1647-S, 1400 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250.
     Fax: (202) 690-2755, to the attention of: Karen 
Guagliardo.
     E-mail: Karen.W.Guagliardo@usda.gov.
     Mail: Karen Guagliardo, Review Branch Chief, Compliance 
Division, GIPSA, USDA, STOP 3604, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-3604.
     Internet: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
online instructions for submitting and reading comments online.
    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(b)).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Guagliardo at 202-720-7312, e-
mail Karen.W.Guagliardo@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 7(f)(1) of the United States Grain 
Standards Act (USGSA or Act) (7 U.S.C. 71-87k) authorizes GIPSA's 
Administrator 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.
    Under section 7(g)(1) of the USGSA, designations of official 
agencies are effective for 3 years unless terminated by the Secretary, 
but may be renewed according to the criteria and procedures prescribed 
in section 7(f) of the Act.

Areas Open for Designation

California Agri

    Pursuant to Section 7(f)(2) of the Act, the following geographic 
area, in the State of California, is assigned to this official agency.
    Bounded on the North by the northern California State line east to 
the eastern California State line;
    Bounded on the East by the eastern California State line south to 
the southern San Bernardino County line;
    Bounded on the South by the southern San Bernardino and Orange 
County lines west to the western California State line; and
    Bounded on the West by the western California State line north to 
the northern California State line.
    California Agri's assigned geographic area does not include the 
export port locations inside California Agri's area which are serviced 
by GIPSA.

Frankfort

    Pursuant to Section 7(f)(2) of the Act, the following geographic 
area, in the State of Indiana, is assigned to this official agency:
    Bounded on the North by the northern Fulton County line;
    Bounded on the East by the eastern Fulton County line south to 
State Route 19; State Route 19 south to State Route 114; State Route 
114 southeast to the eastern Fulton and Miami County lines; the 
northern Grant County line east to County Highway 900E; County Highway 
900E south to State Route 18; State Route 18 east to the Grant County 
line; the eastern and southern Grant County lines; the eastern Tipton 
County line; the eastern Hamilton County line south to State Route 32;
    Bounded on the South by State Route 32 west to the Boone County 
line; the eastern and southern Boone County lines; the southern 
Montgomery County line; and
    Bounded on the West by the western and northern Montgomery County 
lines; the western Clinton County line; the western Carroll County line 
north to State Route 25; State Route 25 northeast to Cass County; the 
western Cass and Fulton County lines.
    Frankfort's assigned geographic area does not include the following 
grain elevators inside Frankfort's area which have been and will 
continue to be serviced by the following official agency: Titus Grain 
Inspection, Inc.: The Andersons, Delphi, Carroll County; Frick 
Services, Inc., Leiters Ford, Fulton County; and Cargill, Inc., Linden, 
Montgomery County.

Indianapolis

    Pursuant to Section 7(f)(2) of the Act, the following geographic 
area, in the State of Indiana, is assigned to this official agency:
    Bartholomew; Brown; Hamilton, south of State Route 32; Hancock; 
Hendricks; Johnson; Madison, west of State Route 13 and south of State 
Route 132; Marion; Monroe; Morgan; and Shelby Counties.

Virginia

    Pursuant to Section 7(f)(2) of the Act, the following geographic 
area, the entire State of Virginia, except those export port locations 
within the State, is assigned to this official agency.

Opportunity for Designation

    Interested persons or governmental agencies, including California 
Agri, Frankfort, Indianapolis, and Virginia 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(d). 
Designation in the specified geographic areas is for the period 
beginning January 4, 2010, and ending December 31, 2012. To apply for 
designation or for more information contact the Compliance Division at 
the address listed above or visit the GIPSA Web site at http://www.gipsa.usda.gov.

Request for Comments

    We are publishing this notice to provide interested persons the 
opportunity to comment on the quality of services provided by the 
California Agri, Frankfort, Indianapolis, and Virginia official 
agencies. In the designation process, we are particularly interested in 
receiving comments citing reasons and pertinent data supporting or 
objecting to the designation of the applicants. Submit all comments to 
the

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Compliance Division at the above address or at http://www.regulations.gov.
    In determining which applicant will be designated, we will consider 
applications, comments, and other available information.

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

J. Dudley Butler,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-12636 Filed 5-29-09; 8:45 am]
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