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PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of December 2006. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E6–21612 Filed 12–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Amendment 2 of the Cotton Storage Agreement Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces Amendment 2 to the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC’s) Cotton Storage Agreement. This amendment alters the agreement that regulates the storage of CCC interest and commercial cotton in warehouses throughout the United States. DATES: Effective Date: December 19, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy R. Murray, Cotton Program Manager, Warehouse and Inventory Division, Farm Service Agency, USDA, STOP 0553, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0553. Telephone: (202) 720–6125. Email: tim.murray@usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2006 (71 FR 51422) amended the regulations at 7 CFR 1423.11 regarding delivery and shipping standards for CCC-approved cotton warehouses. Amendment 2 to the CCC Cotton Storage Agreement updates Part III, S., Delivery and Shipping Standard, to reflect the changes in 7 CFR 1423.11. The new Section S redefines the minimum weekly delivery and shipping standard to 4.5 percent of the CSAapproved storage capacity or the maximum number of bales on hand at any time during the crop year. A new mandatory reporting requirement is also included. This provision applies to all cotton shipped from the warehouse. Questions regarding Amendment 2, or any other aspects of the CCC Cotton Storage Agreement, should be addressed to Paul Rodriguez at the Kansas City Commodity Office (816) 929–6662 or email Paul.Rodriguez@kcc.usda.gov. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 19, 2006 / Notices Amendment 2 can be found at http:// www.fsa.usda.gov/daco/cotton.htm. Signed at Washington, DC, December 6, 2006. Teresa C. Lasseter, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. E6–21571 Filed 12–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P available through links on government Web sites including creation.gov and through select third-party vendors. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE For more information on the availability, price, and use of the new pass, after January 1, 2007 please visit http:// www.recreation.gov or call 1–888– AskUSGS (1–888–275–8747), option 1. (A–570–847) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: November 22, 2006. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 243 (Tuesday, December 19, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-21571]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Amendment 2 of the Cotton Storage Agreement

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces Amendment 2 to the Commodity Credit 
Corporation's (CCC's) Cotton Storage Agreement. This amendment alters 
the agreement that regulates the storage of CCC interest and commercial 
cotton in warehouses throughout the United States.

DATES: Effective Date: December 19, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy R. Murray, Cotton Program 
Manager, Warehouse and Inventory Division, Farm Service Agency, USDA, 
STOP 0553, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0553. 
Telephone: (202) 720-6125. E-mail: tim.murray@usda.gov. Persons with 
disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, 
large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at 
(202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The final rule published in the Federal 
Register on August 30, 2006 (71 FR 51422) amended the regulations at 7 
CFR 1423.11 regarding delivery and shipping standards for CCC-approved 
cotton warehouses. Amendment 2 to the CCC Cotton Storage Agreement 
updates Part III, S., Delivery and Shipping Standard, to reflect the 
changes in 7 CFR 1423.11. The new Section S redefines the minimum 
weekly delivery and shipping standard to 4.5 percent of the CSA-
approved storage capacity or the maximum number of bales on hand at any 
time during the crop year. A new mandatory reporting requirement is 
also included. This provision applies to all cotton shipped from the 
warehouse. Questions regarding Amendment 2, or any other aspects of the 
CCC Cotton Storage Agreement, should be addressed to Paul Rodriguez at 
the Kansas City Commodity Office (816) 929-6662 or e-mail 
Paul.Rodriguez@kcc.usda.gov.

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Amendment 2 can be found at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/daco/cotton.htm.

    Signed at Washington, DC, December 6, 2006.
Teresa C. Lasseter,
Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
 [FR Doc. E6-21571 Filed 12-18-06; 8:45 am]
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