Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.
GIPSA requests comments on the applicants for designation to provide official services in the unassigned areas of South Texas.
Comments must be postmarked or electronically dated on or before March 10, 2005.
We invite you to submit comments on the applicants by any of the following methods:
- Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver to Janet M. Hart, Chief, Review Branch, Compliance Division, GIPSA, USDA, Room 1647-S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250.
- Fax: Send by facsimile transmission to (202) 690-2755, attention: Janet M. Hart.
- E-mail: Send via electronic mail to Janet.M.Hart@usda.gov.
- Mail: Send hardcopy to Janet M. Hart, Chief, Review Branch, Compliance Division, GIPSA, USDA, STOP 3604, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-3604.
Read Comments: All comments will be available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Janet M. Hart at 202-720-8525, e-mail Janet.M.Hart@usda.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This action has been reviewed and determined not to be a rule or regulation as defined in Executive Order 12866 Start Printed Page 6613and Departmental Regulation 1512-1; therefore, the Executive Order and Departmental Regulation do not apply to this action.
In the December 8, 2004, Federal Register (69 FR 70994), GIPSA asked persons interested in providing official services in the South Texas area to submit an application for designation.
There were four applicants for the South Texas area: Plainview Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Plainview), and D. R. Schaal Agency, Inc., (Schaal) both currently designated official agencies; a company proposing to do business as Global Grain Inspection Services, Inc., (Global) with the parent company of BSI Inspectorate America Corporation, and Tyrone Martin, Sr., proposing to do business as Gulf South Regional Grain Service, LLC, (Gulf South). Plainview, Schaal, Global, and Gulf South applied for designation to provide official services in the entire area named in the December 8, 2004, Federal Register.
GIPSA is publishing this notice to provide interested persons the opportunity to present comments concerning the applicants. Commenters are encouraged to submit reasons and pertinent data for support or objection to the designation of the applicants. All comments must be submitted to the Compliance Division at the above address. Comments and other available information will be considered in making a final decision. GIPSA will publish notice of the final decision in the Federal Register, and GIPSA will send the applicants written notification of the decision.Start Signature
Dated: February 3, 2005.
David R. Shipman,
Deputy Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-2387 Filed 2-7-05; 8:45 am]
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