Federal Register: December 8, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 235)
DOCID: FR Doc 04-26858
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
DOCUMENT ID: [04-A-W]
ACTION: Agency designation actions:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Designation of Kansas to Provide Class X or Class Y Weighing Services
EFFECTIVE DATES: October 8, 2004.
GIPSA announces the designation of Kansas Grain Inspection Service, Inc., (Kansas) to provide Class X or Class Y weighing services under the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended (Act).
This action has been reviewed and determined not to be a rule or regulation as defined in Executive Order 12866 and Departmental Regulation 15121; therefore, the Executive Order and Departmental Regulation do not apply to this action.
In the May 22, 2003, Federal Register (68 FR 27983), GIPSA announced the designation of Kansas to provide official inspection services under the Act, effective July 1, 2003, and ending June 30, 2006. Subsequently, Kansas asked GIPSA to amend their designation to include official weighing services. Section 7A(c)(2) of the Act authorizes GIPSA's Administrator to designate authority to perform official weighing to an agency providing official inspection services within a specified geographic area, if such agency is qualified under Section 7(f)(1)(A) of the Act. GIPSA evaluated all available information regarding the designation criteria in Section 7(f)(1)(A) of the Act, and determined that Kansas is qualified to provide official weighing services in their currently assigned geographic area.
Effective June 25, 2004, and terminating June 30, 2006 (the end of Kansas' designation to provide official inspection services), Kansas' present designation is amended to include Class X or Class Y weighing within their assigned geographic area, as specified in the November 22, 2002, Federal Register (67 FR 70397). Official services may be obtained by contacting Kansas at 7852337063.
Authority: Pub. L. 94582, 90 Stat. 2867, as amended (7 U.S.C. 71 et seq.).
Dated: December 2, 2004.
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Janet M. Hart, at 202-720-8525, e-mail