Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
In the March 5, 2012
Idaho, Ohio Valley and Utah 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 Idaho, Ohio Valley, and Utah are qualified to provide official services in the geographic area specified in the
Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting these agencies at the following telephone numbers:
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.
7 U.S.C. 71-87k.