[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 134 (Tuesday, July 14, 2015)]
[Page 40991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17210]

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Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

Opportunity for Designation in Specified Geographical Areas in 

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration 
(GIPSA) is asking persons or governmental agencies interested in 
providing official services in Texas to submit an application for 
designation. Applicants must specify the geographical area(s) and 
include the county (or counties) for which you are applying.

DATES:  Applications must be received by August 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit applications 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.
     Mail, Courier or Hand Delivery: Eric J. Jabs, Deputy 
Director, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas 
City, MO 64153.
     Fax: Eric J. Jabs, 816-872-1257.
     Email: Eric.J.Jabs@usda.gov.
    Read Applications: All applications will be available for public 
inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 

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

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 (7 U.S.C. 79(g)), 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

    Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards 
Act, the following areas are available for designation.


    Bounded on the North by the northern El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, 
Reeves, Loving, Winkler, Ector, Midland, Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, 
Runnels, Coleman, Brown, Eastland, Stephens, Young, Jack, Montague, 
Cooke, Grayson, Fannin, Lamar, Red River, Morris, and Marion county 
    Bounded on the East by the eastern Red River, Morris, Marion, 
Harrison, Panola, Shelby, Sabrine, Newton, Orange, Jefferson, Chambers, 
Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Matagorda, Jackson, Calhoun, Refugio, 
Aransas, San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, Kennedy, Willacy, and Cameron 
County lines.
    Bounded on the South by the Texas State Line.
    Bounded on the West by the western Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata, 
Webb, Maverick, Kinney, Val Verde, Terrell, Brewster, Presidio, Jeff 
Davis, Hudspeth, and El Paso county lines.
    Excludes export port locations serviced by GIPSA's League City 
Field Office, Beaumont Sub-office, and Corpus Christi Duty Point.

Opportunity for Designation

    Interested persons or governmental agencies may apply for 
designation to provide official services in any or all of the 
geographic area(s) specified above under the provisions of section 
79(f) of the USGSA and 7 CFR 800.196. Applications must include the 
county (or counties) for which you are applying. Designation in the 
specified geographic area(s) is for a period of no more than three 
years. To apply for designation or for more information, contact Eric 
Jabs at the address listed above or visit GIPSA's Web site at http://

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

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-17210 Filed 7-13-15; 8:45 am]