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Designation of Kankakee (IA) to Provide Class X or Class Y Weighing Services

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Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (USDA).




GIPSA announces the designation of Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc., (Kankakee) to provide Class X or Class Y weighing services under the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended (Act).


June 25, 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 November 22, 2002, Federal Register (67 FR 70399), GIPSA announced the designation of Kankakee to provide official inspection services under the Act, effective January 1, 2003, and ending December 31, 2005. Subsequently, Kankakee asked GIPSA to amend their designation to include official weighing services. Section 7A(c)(2) of the Act authorizes GIPSA's Administrator to designate authority to perform official weighing to an agency providing official inspection services within a specified geographic area, if such agency is qualified under Section 7(f)(1)(A) of the Act. GIPSA evaluated all available information regarding the designation criteria in Section 7(f)(1)(A) of the Act, and determined that Kankakee is qualified to provide official weighing services in their currently assigned geographic area.

Effective June 25, 2004, and terminating December 31, 2005 (the end of Kankakee's designation to provide Start Printed Page 44641official inspection services), Kankakee's present designation is amended to include Class X or Class Y weighing within their assigned geographic area, as specified in the June 3, 2002, Federal Register (67 FR 38249). Official services may be obtained by contacting Kankakee at 815-365-2268.

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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. 04-17047 Filed 7-26-04; 8:45 am]