[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76451-76452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31308]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Designation for the West Sacramento, CA; Frankfort, IN; and 
Richmond, VA Areas.

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: GIPSA is announcing the designation of California Agri 
Inspection Company, Ltd. (Cal-Agri); Frankfort Grain Inspection, Inc. 
(Frankfort); and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer 
Services (Virginia) to provide official services under the United 
States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.

DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2013

ADDRESSES: Eric J. Jabs, Chief, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, QADB, 10383 
North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric J. Jabs, 816-659-8408 or 
Eric.J.Jabs@usda.gov.
    Read Applications: All applications and comments will be available 
for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours 
(7 CFR 1.27(c)).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the May 30, 2012 Federal Register (77 FR 
31830), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide 
official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by Cal-
Agri, Frankfort, and Virginia. Applications were due by June 29, 2012.
    Cal-Agri, Frankfort, and Virginia were the sole applicants for 
designation to provide official services in these areas. As a result, 
GIPSA did not ask for additional comments.
    GIPSA evaluated all available information regarding the designation 
criteria in section 79(f) of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) and determined 
that Cal-Agri, Frankfort, and Virginia are qualified to provide 
official services in the geographic area specified in the Federal 
Register on May 30, 2012. This designation action to provide official 
services in these specified areas is effective January 1, 2013 and 
terminates on December 31, 2015.
    Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting these 
agencies at the following telephone numbers:

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                                                                                    Designation     Designation
              Official agency                Headquarters location and telephone       start            end
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Cal-Agri...................................  West Sacramento, CA(916) 374-9700..        1/1/2013      12/31/2015
Frankfort..................................  Frankfort, IN(765) 258-3624........        1/1/2013      12/31/2015
Virginia...................................  Richmond, VA(757) 494-2464.........        1/1/2013      12/31/2015
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     Section 79(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)).
    Under section 79(g) of the USGSA, designations of official agencies 
are effective for no longer than three years unless terminated by the 
Secretary; however, designations may be renewed according to the 
criteria and procedures prescribed in section 79(f) of the USGSA.
    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71-87k.

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator,
    Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-31308 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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