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Designation for the Champaign, IL; Emmett, MI; Davenport, IA; Enid, OK; Keokuk, IA; Marshall, MI; and Omaha, NE Areas

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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): Champaign-Danville Grain Inspection Departments, Inc. (Champaign); Detroit Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Detroit); Eastern Iowa Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Eastern Iowa); Enid Grain Inspection Company, Inc. (Enid); Keokuk Grain Inspection Service (Keokuk); Michigan Grain Inspection Services, Inc. (Michigan); and Omaha Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Omaha).


Effective Date: April 1, 2010.


William A. Ashley, Acting Branch Chief, Review Branch, Compliance Division, GIPSA, USDA, STOP 3604, Room 1647-S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-3604.

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William A. Ashley, 202-720-8262 or

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

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In the September 4, 2009, Federal Register (74 FR 45803), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by the agencies named above. Applications were due by October 1, 2009.

Champaign, Detroit, Eastern Iowa, Enid, Keokuk, Michigan, and Omaha were the sole applicants for Start Printed Page 16068designations to provide official services in these areas. As a result, GIPSA did not ask for additional comments.

GIPSA evaluated all available information regarding the designation criteria in section 7(f)(1) of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) and determined that Champaign, Detroit, Eastern Iowa, Enid, Keokuk, Michigan, and Omaha are able to provide official services in the geographic areas specified in the September 4, 2009 Federal Register for which they applied. These designation actions to provide official services in the specified areas are effective April 1, 2010 and terminate on March 31, 2013.

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

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ChampaignChampaign, IL (217-398-0723). Additional Locations: Hoopeston, IL; Lake Village, IN; and Terre Haute, IN4/1/20103/31/2013
DetroitEmmett, MI (810-395-2105)4/1/20103/31/2013
Eastern IowaDavenport, IA (563-322-7149). Additional Locations: Dubuque, IA; Muscatine, IA; Gladstone, IL; and Rochelle, IL4/1/20103/31/2013
EnidEnid, OK (916-374-9700). Additional Location: Catoosa, OK4/1/20103/31/2013
KeokukKeokuk, IA (319-524-6482). Additional Location: Havana, IL4/1/20103/31/2013
MichiganMarshall, MI (269-781-2711). Additional Locations: Cairo, OH and Carrollton, MI4/1/20103/31/2013
OmahaOmaha, NE (402-341-6739)4/1/20103/31/2013

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; however, designations 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. 2010-7120 Filed 3-30-10; 8:45 am]