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Designation for Topeka, KS; Cedar Rapids, IA; Minot, ND; and Cincinnati, OH

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Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.




GIPSA is announcing the designation of the following organizations to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended (USGSA): Kansas Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Kansas); Mid-Iowa Grain Inspection, Inc. (Mid-Iowa); Minot Grain Inspection, Inc. (Minot); and Tri-State Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Tri-State).


Effective Date: July 1, 2009.


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

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Karen Guagliardo at 202-720-7312, e-mail

Read Applications: All applications and comments will be available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)).

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In the December 1, 2008, Federal Register (73 FR 72762), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide official services in the geographic area named above. Applications were due by January 2, 2009.

Kansas, Mid-Iowa, Minot, and Tri-State were the sole applicants for designation to provide official services in the areas 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) of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) and determined Kansas, Mid-Iowa, Minot, and Tri-State are able to provide official services in the geographic areas specified in the December 1, 2008, Federal Register, for which they applied. This designation action to provide official services in the specified area is effective July 1, 2009 and terminates on June 30, 2012.

Interested persons may obtain official services by calling the telephone numbers listed below.

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KansasTopeka, KS (785-233-7063); Additional Location(s): Colby, CO; Dodge City, KS; Hutchinson, KS; Kansas City, KS; Salina, KS; Wichita, KS; and Sidney, NE7/1/20096/30/2012
Mid-IowaCedar Rapids, IA (319-363-0239); Additional Location(s): Clayton, IA and Clinton, IA7/1/20096/30/2012
MinotMinot, ND (701-838-1734)7/1/20096/30/2012
Tri-StateCincinnati, OH (513-251-6571)7/1/20096/30/2012

Section 7(f)(1) of the USGSA authorizes GIPSA's Administrator 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)(1)).

Under section 7(g)(1) of the USGSA, designations of official agencies are effective for 3 years unless terminated by the Secretary but may be renewed according to the criteria and procedures prescribed in section 7(f) of the Act.

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Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71-87k.

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J. Dudley Butler,

Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration.

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[FR Doc. E9-12634 Filed 5-29-09; 8:45 am]