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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

Designation for the Pocatello, ID; Evansville, IN; and Salt Lake City, UT Areas

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: GIPSA is announcing the designation of Idaho Grain Inspection Service (Idaho); Ohio Valley Grain Inspection, Inc. (Ohio Valley); and Utah Depart of Agriculture and Food (Utah) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.
DATES: Effective Date:October 1, 2012.
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 orEric.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 March 5, 2012Federal Register(76 FR 2012-5245), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by Idaho, Ohio Valley, and Utah. Applications were due by April 4, 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 theFederal Registeron March 5, 2012. This designation action to provide official services in these specified areas is effective October 1, 2012 and terminates on September 30, 2015.

Interested persons may obtain official services by contacting these agencies at the following telephone numbers:

Official agency Headquarters location and telephone Designation start Designation end Idaho Pocatello, ID(208) 233-8303 10/1/2012 9/30/2015 Ohio Valley Evansville, IN(812) 423-9010 10/1/2012 9/30/2015 Utah Salt Lake City, UT(801) 392-2292 10/1/2012 9/30/2015

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.