[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76452-76453]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31317]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Amended Geographical Territory for Champaign-Danville Grain 
Inspection Departments, Inc.; Amended Opportunity for Designation in 
Champaign-Danville, IL Area; Request for Comments on the Official 
Agency Servicing This Area

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Champaign-Danville Grain Inspection Department, Inc.'s 
(Champaign) geographical territory is amended to include the area 
previously designated to Springfield Grain Inspection, Inc. 
(Springfield). Champaign purchased Springfield effective October 4, 
2012 and met the requirements specified in 7 CFR 800.196(f)(2). In view 
of this, we are providing an additional opportunity to apply for 
designation for Champaign's amended geographical territory. The 
designation of Champaign will end on March 31, 2013. We are asking 
persons or government agencies interested in providing official 
services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an 
application for designation. In addition, we are providing an 
additional opportunity for comments on the quality of services provided 
by Champaign.

DATES: Applications and comments must be received by January 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit applications and comments concerning this notice 
using any of the following methods:
     Applying for Designation on the Internet: Use FGISOnline 
(https://fgis.gipsa.usda.gov/default_home_FGIS.aspx) and then click 
on the Delegations/Designations and Export Registrations (DDR) link. 
You will need to obtain an FGISOnline customer number and USDA 
eAuthentication username and password prior to applying.
     Submit Comments Using the Internet: Go to Regulations.gov 
(http://www.regulations.gov). Instructions for submitting and reading 
comments are detailed on the site.
     Mail, Courier or Hand Delivery: Eric J. Jabs, Chief, USDA, 
GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, QADB, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 
64153.
     Fax: Eric J. Jabs, 816-872-1257.
     Email: Eric.J.Jabs@usda.gov.
    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(c)).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric J. Jabs, 816-659-8408 or 
Eric.J.Jabs@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 79(f) of the United States Grain 
Standards Act (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 
three years unless terminated by the Secretary, but may be renewed 
according to the criteria and procedures prescribed in section 79(f) of 
the USGSA.

Areas Open for Designation

Champaign

    Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards 
Act, the following geographic area, in the States of Illinois, Indiana, 
and Michigan, is assigned to this official agency.

In Illinois

    Bounded on the North by the northern Schuyler, Cass, and Menard 
County lines; the western Logan County line north to State Route 10; 
State Route 10 east to the west side of Beason; Bounded on the East by 
a straight line from the west side of Beason southwest to

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Elkhart on Interstate 55; a straight line from Elkhart southeast to 
Stonington on State Route 48; a straight line from Stonington southwest 
to Irving on State Route 16; Bounded on the South by State Route 16 
west to the eastern Macoupin County line; the eastern, southern, and 
western Macoupin County lines; the southern and western Greene County 
lines; the southern Pike County line; and Bounded on the West by the 
western Pike County line west to U.S. Route 54; U.S. Route 54 northeast 
to State Route 107; State Route 107 northeast to State Route 104; State 
Route 104 east to the western Morgan County line; the western Morgan, 
Cass, and Schuyler County lines.

In Illinois and Indiana

    Bounded on the North by the northern Livingston County line from 
State Route 47; the eastern Livingston County line to the northern Ford 
County line; the northern Ford and Iroquois County lines east to 
Interstate 57; Interstate 57 north to the northern Will County line; 
Bounded on the North by the northern Will County line from Interstate 
57 east to the Illinois-Indiana State line; the Illinois-Indiana State 
line north to the northern Lake County line; the northern Lake, Porter, 
Laporte, St. Joseph, and Elkhart County lines; Bounded on the East by 
the eastern and southern Elkhart County lines; the eastern Marshall 
County line; Bounded on the South by the southern Marshall and Starke 
County lines; the eastern Jasper County line south-southwest to U.S. 
Route 24; U.S. Route 24 west to Indiana State Route 55; Indiana State 
Route 55 south to the Newton County line; the southern Newton County 
line west to U.S. Route 41; Bounded on the East by U.S. Route 41 south 
to the northern Parke County line; the northern Parke and Putnam County 
lines; the eastern Putnam, Owen, and Greene County lines; Bounded on 
the South by the southern Greene County line; the southern Sullivan 
County line west to U.S. Route 41(150); U.S. Route 41(150) south to 
U.S. Route 50; U.S. Route 50 west across the Indiana-Illinois State 
line to Illinois State Route 33; Illinois State Route 33 north and west 
to the Western Crawford County line; and Bounded on the West by the 
western Crawford and Clark County lines; the Southern Coles County 
line; the western Coles and Douglas County lines; the western Champaign 
County line north to Interstate 72; Interstate 72 southwest to the 
Piatt County line; the western Piatt County line; the southern McLean 
County line west to a point 10 miles west of the western Champaign 
County line, from this point through Arrowsmith to Pontiac along a 
straight line running north and south which intersects with State Route 
116; State Route 116 east to State Route 47; State Route 47 north to 
the northern Livingston County line.

In Michigan

    Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph Counties, Champaign's assigned 
geographic area does not include the export port locations inside 
Champaign's area which are serviced by GIPSA.

Opportunity for Designation

    Interested persons or government agencies may apply for designation 
to provide official services in the geographic areas specified above 
under the provisions of section 79(f) of the USGSA and 7 CFR 800.196. 
Designation in the specified geographic areas is for the period 
beginning April 1, 2013 and ending March 31, 2016. To apply for 
designation or for more information, contact Eric J. Jabs at the 
address listed above or visit GIPSA's 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 
Champaign official agency. 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 Eric J. Jabs at the above address or 
at http://www.regulations.gov.
    We consider applications, comments, and other available information 
when determining which applicants will be designated.

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

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-31317 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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