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Designation for the Frankfort (IN), Indianapolis (IN), and Virginia Areas

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Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.




Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) announces designation of the following organizations to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended (Act):

Frankfort Grain Inspection, Inc. (Frankfort);

Indianapolis Grain Inspection &

Weighing Service, Inc. (Indianapolis); and

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Virginia).


January 1, 2004.


USDA, GIPSA, Janet M. Hart, Chief, Review Branch, Compliance Division, STOP 3604, Room 1647-S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-3604.

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Janet M. Hart at 202-720-8525, e-mail

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This action has been reviewed and determined not to be a rule or regulation as defined in Executive Order 12866 and Departmental Regulation 1512-1; therefore, the Executive Order and Departmental Regulation do not apply to this action.

In the May 22, 2003, Federal Register (68 FR 27982), GIPSA asked persons interested in providing official services in the geographic areas assigned to the official agencies named above to submit an application for designation. Applications were due by July 1, 2003.

Frankfort, Indianapolis, and Virginia were the sole applicants for designation to provide official services in the entire area currently assigned to them, so GIPSA did not ask for additional comments on them.

GIPSA evaluated all available information regarding the designation criteria in Section 7(f)(l)(A) of the Act and, according to Section 7(f)(l)(B), determined that Idaho, Lewiston, Ohio Valley, and Utah are able to provide official services in the geographic areas specified in the May 22, 2003, Federal Register, for which they applied. Interested persons may obtain official services by calling the telephone numbers listed below.

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FrankfortFrankfort, IN 765-258-36241/01/2004-12/31/2006
IndianapolisIndianapolis, IN 317-899-23371/01/2004-12/31/2006
VirginiaRichmond, VA 804-786-39361/01/2004-12/31/2006
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Authority: Pub. L. 94-582, 90 Stat. 2867, as amended (7 U.S.C. 71 et seq.).

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Donna Reifschneider,

Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-29556 Filed 11-28-03; 8:45 am]