Designation of Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. To provide Class X or Class Y Weighing Services

Cited as:85 FR 78988
Court:Agricultural Marketing Service, Agriculture Department
Publication Date:08 Dec 2020
Record Number:2020-26881
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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Agricultural Marketing Service
Designation of Amarillo Grain
Exchange, Inc. To provide Class X or
Class Y Weighing Services
: Agricultural Marketing Service,
: Notice.
: The Agricultural Marketing
Service (AMS) is announcing the
designation of Amarillo Grain Exchange,
Inc. (Amarillo) to provide Class X or
Class Y weighing services under the
United States Grain Standards Act
(USGSA), as amended.
: Effective July 1, 2020.
Austyn Hughes, (816) 891–0456 or
: In the
December 12, 2016, Federal Register (81
FR 89428), AMS announced the
designation of Amarillo to provide
official services under the USGSA,
effective October 1, 2016, to September
30, 2021. Subsequently, Amarillo asked
AMS to amend their designation to
include official weighing services. The
USGSA authorizes the Secretary 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 7 U.S.C. 79. Under 7
U.S.C. 79(a), AMS evaluated
information regarding the designation
criteria in section 7 U.S.C. 79 and
determined that Amarillo is qualified to
provide official weighing services in
their currently assigned geographic area.
Therefore, Amarillo’s designation is
amended to include Class X or Class Y
weighing within their assigned
geographic area, effective July 1, 2020,
to September 30, 2021. Interested
persons may obtain official services by
contacting Amarillo at (806) 372–8511.
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 71–87k.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing
[FR Doc. 2020–26881 Filed 12–7–20; 8:45 am]
Agricultural Marketing Service
[Doc. No. AMS–FGIS–20–0080]
Request for Extension and Revision of
a Currently Approved Information
: Agricultural Marketing Service,
: Notice and request for
: This notice announces the
Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS)
intention to request that the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB)
approve a 3-year extension of a
currently approved information
collection for the ‘‘Reporting and
Recordkeeping Requirements under the
United States Grain Standards Act
(USGSA) and under the Agricultural
Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA).’’ This
approval is required under the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
: Comments on this notice must be
received by February 8, 2021 to be
assured of consideration.
: Interested persons are
invited to submit comments concerning
this notice by using the electronic
process available at www.regulations
gov. All comments should reference the
docket number (same number as above
assigned by Originating Program), the
date, and the page number of this issue
of the Federal Register. All comments
received will be posted without change,
including any personal information
provided, at and
will be included in the record and made
available to the public.
Contact Gregory J. Giese USDA AMS;
Telephone: (816) 867–2451; Email:
: Congress
enacted the United States Grain
Standards Act (USGSA) (7 U.S.C. 71–
87k) and the Agricultural Marketing Act
(AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) to facilitate
the marketing of grain, oilseeds, pulses,
rice, and related commodities. These
statutes provide for the establishment of
standards and terms which accurately
and consistently measure the quality of
grain and related products, provide for
uniform official inspection and
weighing, provide regulatory and
service responsibilities, and furnish the
framework for commodity quality
improvement incentives to both
domestic and foreign buyers. AMS’s
Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS)
establishes policies, guidelines, and
regulations to carry out the objectives of
the USGSA and the AMA. Regulations
appear at 7 CFR 800, 801, and 802 for
the USGSA and 7 CFR 868 for the AMA.
The USGSA, with few exceptions,
requires official inspection of export
grain sold by grade. Official services are
provided, upon request, for grain in
domestic commerce. The AMA
authorizes similar inspection and
weighing services, upon request, for
rice, pulses, flour, corn meal, and
certain other agricultural products.
Conversely, the regulations promulgated
under the USGSA and the AMA require
specific information collection and
recordkeeping necessary to carry out
requests for official services. Applicants
for official services must specify the
kind and level of service, the
identification of the product, the
location, the amount, and other
pertinent information in order that
official personnel can efficiently
respond to their needs.
Official services under the USGSA are
provided through FGIS field offices and
delegated and/or designated State and
private agencies. Delegated agencies are
State agencies delegated authority under
the USGSA to provide official
inspection service, Class X or Class Y
weighing services, or both, at one or
more export port locations in the State.
Designated agencies are State or local
governmental agencies or persons
designated under the USGSA to provide
official inspection services, Class X or
Class Y weighing services, or both, at
locations other than export port
locations. State and private agencies, as
a requirement for delegation and/or
designation, must comply with all
regulations, procedures, and
instructions in accordance with
provisions established under the
USGSA. FGIS field offices oversee the
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