[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 13015]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04304]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Designation for the Sandusky, MI; Davenport, IA; Enid, OK; 
Keokuk, IA; Marshall, MI; and Omaha, NE Areas

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: GIPSA is announcing the designation of Detroit Grain 
Inspection Service, Inc. (Detroit); Eastern Iowa Grain Inspection and 
Weighing Service, Inc. (Eastern Iowa); Enid Grain Inspection Company, 
Inc. (Enid); Keokuk Grain Inspection Service (Keokuk); Michigan Grain 
Inspection Services, Inc. (Michigan); and Omaha Grain Inspection 
Service, Inc. (Omaha) to provide official services under the United 
States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.

DATES: Effective Date: April 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 September 13, 2012 Federal Register 
(77 FR 56608), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide 
official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by 
Detroit, Eastern Iowa, Enid, Keokuk, Michigan, and Omaha. Applications 
were due by October 15, 2012.
    Detroit, Eastern Iowa, Enid, Keokuk, Michigan, and Omaha 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 Detroit, Eastern Iowa, Enid, Keokuk, Michigan, and Omaha are 
qualified to provide official services in the geographic area specified 
in the Federal Register on September 13, 2012. This designation action 
to provide official services in these specified areas is effective 
April 1, 2013 and terminates on March 31, 2016.
    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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Detroit....................................  Sandusky, MI (810) 404-3786........        4/1/2013       3/31/2016
Eastern Iowa...............................  Davenport, IA (563) 322-7149.......        4/1/2013       3/31/2016
Enid.......................................  Enid, OK (580) 233-1122............        4/1/2013       3/31/2016
Keokuk.....................................  Keokuk, IA (319) 524-4682..........        4/1/2013       3/31/2016
Michigan...................................  Marshall, MI (269) 781-2711........        4/1/2013       3/31/2016
Omaha......................................  Omaha, NE (402) 341-6739...........        4/1/2013       3/31/2016
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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. 2013-04304 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]
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