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Designation for the Pocatello (ID), Lewiston (ID), Evansville (IN), and Utah Areas

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AGENCY:

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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): Idaho Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Idaho); Lewiston Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Lewiston); Ohio Valley Grain Inspection, Inc. (Ohio Valley); and Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (Utah).

EFFECTIVE DATE:

October 1, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

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

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Karen Guagliardo at 202-720-7312, e-mail Karen.W.Guagliardo@usda.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This action has been reviewed and Start Printed Page 52761determined 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 March 1, 2006 Federal Register (71 FR 10471), 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 March 31, 2006.

Idaho, Lewiston, Ohio Valley, and Utah were the sole applicants for designation to provide official services in the entire area currently assigned to them, therefore, 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 March 1, 2006, Federal Register, for which they applied. These designation actions to provide official services are effective October 1, 2006 and terminate September 30, 2009, for Idaho, Lewiston, Ohio Valley, and Utah. Interested persons may obtain official services by calling the telephone numbers listed below.

Official agencyHeadquarters location and telephoneDesignation term
IdahoPocatello, ID; 208-233-830310/01/06-09/30/09
LewistonLewiston, ID; 208-746-045110/01/06-09/30/09
Ohio ValleyEvansville, IN; 812-423-9010 Additional Location: Hopkinsville, KY10/01/06-09/30/09
UtahSalt Lake City, UT; 801-392-229210/01/06-09/30/09
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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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David R. Shipman,

Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.

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[FR Doc. E6-14816 Filed 9-6-06; 8:45 am]

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