[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 134 (Tuesday, July 14, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40991-40992]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17211]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Designation for the Montgomery, AL; Essex, IL; and Savage, MN 
Areas

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: GIPSA is announcing the designation of Alabama Department of 
Agriculture and Industries (Alabama); Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc. 
(Kankakee); and State Grain Inspection, Inc. (State Grain) to provide 
official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), 
as amended.

DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Eric J. Jabs, Deputy Director, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 
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 August 26, 2014, Federal Register (79 
FR 50886), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide 
official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by 
Alabama, Gulf Country, Kankakee, and State Grain. Applications were due 
by September 25, 2014.
    Alabama, Gulf Country, Kankakee, and State Grain 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 the designation criteria in section 79(f) of the 
USGSA (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) and determined that

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Alabama, Kankakee, and State Grain are qualified to provide official 
services in the geographic area specified in the Federal Register on 
August 26, 2014. This designation action to provide official services 
for the specified areas for Alabama, Kankakee, and State Grain is 
effective January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2017.
    GIPSA did not receive applications from any qualified applicants 
for the geographic area previously serviced by Gulf Country. GIPSA will 
be seeking additional applications under a separate notice in the 
Federal Register. In the interim, GIPSA will provide official services 
in the geographic area previously serviced by Gulf Country.
    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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Alabama....................................  Montgomery, AL (251) 438-2549......        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
Kankakee...................................  Essex, IL (815) 365-2268...........        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
State Grain................................  Savage, MN (952) 808-8566..........        1/1/2015      12/31/2017
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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 (7 U.S.C. 79(g)), 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. 2015-17211 Filed 7-13-15; 8:45 am]
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