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Designation for the Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; and Decatur, IN Areas

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AGENCY:

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

GIPSA is announcing the designation of the following organizations to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended (USGSA): Columbus Grain Inspection, Inc. (Columbus); Gulf Country Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Gulf Country); and Northeast Indiana Grain Inspection, Inc. (Northeast Indiana).

DATES:

Effective Date: January 1, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Karen W. Guagliardo, 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Karen W. Guagliardo, 202-720-8262 or Karen.W.Guagliardo@usda.gov.

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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In the May 25, 2010, Federal Register (75 FR 29310), GIPSA requested applications for designation to provide official services in the geographic areas presently serviced by the agencies named above. Applications were due by July 1, 2010.

Columbus, Gulf Country and Northeast Indiana were the sole applicants for designations 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)(l) of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 79(f)) and determined that Columbus, Gulf Country and Northeast Indiana are qualified to provide official services in the geographic areas specified in the May 25, 2010, Federal Register for which they applied. These designation actions to provide official services in the specified areas are effective January 1, 2011. The designation for Columbus and Northeast Indiana will terminate on December 31, 2013; Gulf Country's designation will terminate on December 31, 2011.Start Printed Page 319

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

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ColumbusCircleville, OH (740-474-3519)1/1/201112/31/2013
Additional Location: Bucyrus, OH
Gulf CountryDallas, TX (214-500-5212)1/1/201112/31/2011
Northeast IndianaDecatur, IN (260-341-7497)1/1/201112/31/2013

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 no longer than 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. 2010-33144 Filed 1-3-11; 8:45 am]

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