User Fees for 2008 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers, 30734-30736 [08-1308]

Download as PDF 30734 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Rules and Regulations continuous—like square footage, number of bedrooms, or number of bathrooms—or class variables, like external condition (good, fair, etc.), availability of air conditioning (yes, no), or the particular COLA survey area in which the rental unit is located. The resulting hedonic regression allows OPM to hold rental unit characteristics constant between the COLA area and the Washington, DC, area while comparing rents. In other words, we use hedonic regressions to compare rents for non-identical but comparable rental units by holding quality and quantity constant, to the extent practical. It is not practical to survey every characteristic of a rental unit. For example, we do not collect information on floor coverings, size and types of windows, color of bathroom fixtures, and size of closets. Instead, working with the Survey Implementation Committee, Technical Advisory Committee, and COLA Advisory Committees, we identified over 80 characteristics that seem likely to have an influence on rental prices. Similarly, it is not desirable from a statistical standpoint to use all 80-plus characteristics in the hedonic regressions. Therefore, OPM and the Technical Advisory Committee, in consultation with the Survey Implementation Committee, developed objective procedures to determine which rental unit characteristics to include in the regression equation. Home Purchase Costs One commenter believed OPM should survey home purchase costs instead of rental value. Under the Caraballo settlement, the parties agreed to adopt a rental equivalence approach similar to the one the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses for the Consumer Price Index. Rental equivalence compares the shelter value (rental value) of owned homes, rather than total owner costs, because the latter are influenced by the investment value of the home (i.e., what homeowners hope to realize as a profit when they sell their homes). As a rule, living-cost surveys do not compare how consumers invest their money. Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Review This rule has been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget in accordance with Executive Order 12866. Regulatory Flexibility Act I certify that this regulation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because the regulation will affect only Federal agencies and employees. List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 591 Government employees, Travel and transportation expenses, Wages. Office of Personnel Management. Linda M. Springer, Director. Accordingly, OPM amends subpart B of 5 CFR part 591 as follows: I PART 591—ALLOWANCES AND DIFFERENTIALS Subpart B—Cost-of-Living Allowance and Post Differential—Nonforeign Areas 1. The authority citation for subpart B of 5 CFR part 591 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5941; E.O. 10000, 3 CFR, 1943–1948 Comp., p. 792; and E.O. 12510, 3 CFR, 1985 Comp., p. 338. 2. Revise appendix A of subpart B to read as follows: I Appendix A to Subpart B of Part 591— Places and Rates at Which Allowances Are Paid This appendix lists the places approved for a cost-of-living allowance and shows the authorized allowance rate for each area. The allowance rate shown is paid as a percentage of an employee’s rate of basic pay. The rates are subject to change based on the results of future surveys. Allowance rate (percent) Geographic coverage State of Alaska: City of Anchorage and 80-kilometer (50-mile) radius by road ......................................................................................................... City of Fairbanks and 80-kilometer (50-mile) radius by road .......................................................................................................... City of Juneau and 80-kilometer (50-mile) radius by road .............................................................................................................. Rest of the State .............................................................................................................................................................................. State of Hawaii: City and County of Honolulu ............................................................................................................................................................ Hawaii County, Hawaii ..................................................................................................................................................................... County of Kauai ................................................................................................................................................................................ County of Maui and County of Kalawao .......................................................................................................................................... Territory of Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands ............................................................................................... Commonwealth of Puerto Rico ................................................................................................................................................................ U.S. Virgin Islands ................................................................................................................................................................................... BILLING CODE 6325–39–P ACTION: SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will raise the user fees for cotton producers for 2008 crop cotton classification services under the Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act. These user fees also are authorized under the Cotton Standards Act of 1923. The 2007 user fee for this classification service was $1.85 per bale. This rule will raise the fee for the 2008 crop to $2.00 per bale. This fee and the existing reserve are sufficient to cover the costs [AMS–CN–07–0092; CN–08–001] RIN 0581–AC80 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES Final rule. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 7 CFR Part 28 User Fees for 2008 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. 17:07 May 28, 2008 25 18 25 25 25 13 25 Agricultural Marketing Service [FR Doc. E8–12020 Filed 5–28–08; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 24 24 24 25 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\29MYR1.SGM 29MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Rules and Regulations of providing classification services, including costs for administration and supervision. DATES: Effective July 1, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darryl Earnest, Deputy Administrator, Cotton and Tobacco Programs, AMS, USDA, Room 2639–S, STOP 0224, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0224. Telephone (202) 720–2145, facsimile (202) 690–1718, or e-mail darryl.earnest@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A proposed rule detailing the revisions was published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2008 (73 FR 20842). A 15day comment period was provided for interested persons to respond to the proposed rule. One comment was received from the National Cotton Council in support of the fee increase. (1) The fee represents a very small portion of the cost-per-unit currently borne by those entities utilizing the services. (The 2007 user fee for classification services was $1.85 per bale; the fee for the 2008 crop would be increased to $2.00 per bale; the 2008 crop is estimated at 14,000,000 bales.) (2) The fee for services will not affect competition in the marketplace; and (3) The use of classification services is voluntary. For the 2007 crop, 19,033,000 bales were produced; and, almost all of these bales were voluntarily submitted by growers for the classification service. (4) Based on the average price paid to growers for cotton from the 2006 crop of 47.3 cents per pound, 500 pound bales of cotton are worth an average of $236.50 each. The proposed user fee increase for classification services, $2.00 per bale, is less than one percent of the value of an average bale of cotton. Executive Order 12866 This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866; and, therefore has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Paperwork Reduction Act In compliance with OMB regulations (5 CFR part 1320), which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the information collection requirements contained in the provisions to be amended by this final rule have been previously approved by OMB and were assigned OMB control number 0581–AC80. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES Executive Order 12988 This final rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. It is not intended to have retroactive effect. This rule will not preempt any state or local laws, regulations, or policies unless they present an irreconcilable conflict with this rule. There are no administrative procedures that must be exhausted prior to any judicial challenge to the provisions of this rule. Regulatory Flexibility Act Pursuant to requirements set forth in the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601–612) AMS has considered the economic impact of this action on small entities and has determined that its implementation will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses. The purpose of the RFA is to fit regulatory actions to the scale of businesses subject to such actions so that small businesses will not be disproportionately burdened. There are an estimated 25,000 cotton growers in the U.S. who voluntarily use the AMS cotton classing services annually, and the majority of these cotton growers are small businesses under the criteria established by the Small Business Administration (13 CFR 121.201). The increase above the 2007 crop level as stated will not significantly affect small businesses as defined in the RFA because: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 May 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Fees for Classification Under the Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act of 1927 The user fee charged to cotton producers for High Volume Instrument (HVI) classification services under the Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act (7 U.S.C. 473a) was $1.85 per bale during the 2007 harvest season as determined by using the formula provided in the Uniform Cotton Classing Fees Act of 1987, as amended by Public Law 102– 237. The fees cover salaries, costs of equipment and supplies, and other overhead costs, including costs for administration and supervision. The fee structure for the 2007 crop year was incorporated under the authority of the Cotton Standards Act of 1923, by an interim final rule effective October 1, 2007 (72 FR 56242). This final rule establishes the user fee charged to producers for HVI classification at $2.00 per bale during the 2008 harvest season. The classification fees are based on the prevailing method of classification requested by producers during the previous year. HVI classing was the prevailing method of cotton classification requested by producers in 2007. Therefore, the 2008 producers’ user fee for classification service is based on the 2007 base fee for HVI classification. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 30735 The fee was calculated by applying the formula specified in the Uniform Cotton Classing Fees Act of 1987, as amended by Public Law 102–237 which AMS also considers reasonable under the authority of the Cotton Standards Act of 1923. The 2007 base fee for HVI classification exclusive of adjustments, as provided by that Act, was $2.52 per bale. An increase of 3.06 percent, or 7 cents per bale, due to the implicit price deflator of the gross domestic product added to the $2.52 would result in a 2008 base fee of $2.59 per bale. The formula in the Act provides for the use of the percentage change in the implicit price deflator of the gross national product (as indexed for the most recent 12-month period for which statistics are available). However, gross national product has been replaced by gross domestic product by the Department of Commerce as a more appropriate measure for the short-term monitoring and analysis of the U.S. economy. The number of bales to be classed by the United States Department of Agriculture from the 2008 crop is estimated at 14,000,000 bales. The 2008 base fee was decreased 15 percent based on the estimated number of bales to be classed (1 percent for every 100,000 bales or portion thereof above the base of 12,500,000, limited to a maximum decreased adjustment of 15 percent). This percentage factor amounts to a 39 cents per bale reduction and was subtracted from the 2008 base fee of $2.59 per bale, resulting in a fee of $2.20 per bale. However, with a fee of $2.20 per bale, the projected operating reserve would be 31.6 percent. The 1987 Act specifies that the Secretary shall not establish a fee which, when combined with other sources of revenue, will result in a projected operating reserve of more than 25 percent. Accordingly, the fee of $2.20 is reduced by 20 cents per bale, to $2.00 per bale, to provide an ending accumulated operating reserve for the fiscal year of not more than 25 percent of the projected cost of operating the program. This will establish the 2008 season fee at $2.00 per bale. Accordingly, § 28.909, paragraph (b) will reflect the increase of the HVI classification fee to $2.00 per bale. A 5 cent per bale discount will continue to be applied to voluntary centralized billing and collecting agents as specified in § 28.909 (c). Growers or their designated agents receiving classification data will continue to incur no additional fees if classification data is requested only once. The fee for each additional retrieval of classification data in § 28.910 would remain at 5 cents per E:\FR\FM\29MYR1.SGM 29MYR1 30736 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Rules and Regulations bale. The fee in § 28.910 (b) for an owner receiving classification data from the National database would remain at 5 cents per bale, and the minimum charge of $5.00 for services provided per monthly billing period would remain the same. The provisions of § 28.910 (c) concerning the fee for new classification memoranda issued from the National database for the business convenience of an owner without reclassification of the cotton will remain the same at 15 cents per bale or a minimum of $5.00 per sheet. The fee for review classification in § 28.911 will increase to $2.00 per bale. The fee for returning samples after classification in § 28.911 would remain at 40 cents per sample. This fee was incorrectly referred to in the proposed rule as 50 cents per sample. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 28 Administrative practice and procedure, Cotton, Cotton samples, Grades, Market news, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Standards, Staples, Testing, Warehouses. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 28 is amended to read as follows: I PART 28—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 28, subpart D, continues to read as follows: I Authority: 7 U.S.C. 51–65; 7 U.S.C. 471– 476. 2. In § 28.909, paragraph (b) is revised to read as follows: I § 28.909 Costs. * * * * * (b) The cost of High Volume Instrument (HVI) cotton classification service to producers is $2.00 per bale. * * * * * 3. In § 28.911, the last sentence of paragraph (a) is revised to read as follows: I § 28.911 Review classification. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES (a) * * * The fee for review classification is $2.00 per bale. * * * * * Dated: May 27, 2008. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 08–1308 Filed 5–27–08; 1:29 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 May 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision 12 CFR Part 585 [OTS–2007–0008] RIN 1550–AC14 Prohibited Service at Savings and Loan Holding Companies Extension of Expiration Date of Temporary Exemption Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: OTS is revising its rules implementing section 19(e) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDIA), which prohibits any person who has been convicted of any criminal offense involving dishonesty, breach of trust, or money laundering (or who has agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion or similar program in connection with a prosecution for such an offense) from holding certain positions with respect to a savings and loan holding company (SLHC). Specifically, OTS is extending the expiration date of a temporary exemption granted to persons who held positions with respect to a SLHC as of the date of the enactment of section 19(e). The revised expiration date for the temporary exemption is November 3, 2008. DATES: Effective Date: The final rule is effective on May 29, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna Deale, Director, Holding Companies and Affiliates, Supervision Policy, (202) 906–7488, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 8, 2007, OTS published an interim final rule adding 12 CFR part 585. This new part implemented section 19(e) of the FDIA, which prohibits any person who has been convicted of any criminal offense involving dishonesty, breach of trust, or money laundering (or who has agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion or similar program in connection with a prosecution for such an offense) from holding certain positions with a SLHC. Section 19(e) also authorizes the Director of OTS to provide exemptions from the prohibitions, by regulation or order, if the exemption is consistent with the purposes of the statute. The interim final rule described the actions that are prohibited under the statute and prescribed procedures for applying for an OTS order granting a case-by-case exemption from the prohibition. The rule also provided PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 regulatory exemptions to the prohibitions, including a temporary exemption for persons who held positions with respect to a SLHC on October 13, 2006, the date of enactment of section 19(e). This temporary exemption is set to expire on June 1, 2008, unless a case-by-case exemption is filed prior to that expiration date.1 OTS is extending the expiration date of the temporary exemption to November 3, 2008. This extension will avoid needless disruptions of SLHC operations while OTS continues to review the public comments and develop a final rule addressing these comments. OTS has concluded that this extension of the exemption is consistent with the purposes of section 19(e) of the FDIA. Regulatory Findings Notice and Comment and Effective Date For the reasons set out in the interim final rule,2 OTS has concluded that: Notice and comment on this extension are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest under section 552(b)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act; there is good cause for making the extension effective immediately under section 553(d) of the APA; and the delayed effective date requirements of section 302 of the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 (CDRIA) do not apply. Regulatory Flexibility Act For the reasons stated in the interim final rule,3 OTS has concluded that this extension does not require an initial regulatory flexibility analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), and that this extension should not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities, as defined in the RFA. Paperwork Reduction Act OTS has determined that this extension does not involve a change to collections of information previously approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995 For the reasons stated in the interim final rule,4 OTS has determined that this extension will not result in expenditures by state, local, and tribal 1 This temporary exemption originally was scheduled to expire on September 5, 2007. OTS extended the expiration date to March 1, 2008, 72 FR 50644 (Sept. 4, 2008) and to June 1, 2008, 73 FR 10985 (Feb. 29, 2008). 2 72 FR at 25953. 3 72 FR at 25953–54. 4 72 FR at 25954. E:\FR\FM\29MYR1.SGM 29MYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 28

[AMS-CN-07-0092; CN-08-001]
RIN 0581-AC80


User Fees for 2008 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will raise the user 
fees for cotton producers for 2008 crop cotton classification services 
under the Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act. These user fees also are 
authorized under the Cotton Standards Act of 1923. The 2007 user fee 
for this classification service was $1.85 per bale. This rule will 
raise the fee for the 2008 crop to $2.00 per bale. This fee and the 
existing reserve are sufficient to cover the costs

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of providing classification services, including costs for 
administration and supervision.

DATES: Effective July 1, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darryl Earnest, Deputy Administrator, 
Cotton and Tobacco Programs, AMS, USDA, Room 2639-S, STOP 0224, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0224. Telephone (202) 
720-2145, facsimile (202) 690-1718, or e-mail darryl.earnest@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A proposed rule detailing the revisions was 
published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2008 (73 FR 20842). A 
15-day comment period was provided for interested persons to respond to 
the proposed rule. One comment was received from the National Cotton 
Council in support of the fee increase.

Executive Order 12866

    This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of 
Executive Order 12866; and, therefore has not been reviewed by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Executive Order 12988

    This final rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, 
Civil Justice Reform. It is not intended to have retroactive effect. 
This rule will not preempt any state or local laws, regulations, or 
policies unless they present an irreconcilable conflict with this rule. 
There are no administrative procedures that must be exhausted prior to 
any judicial challenge to the provisions of this rule.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Pursuant to requirements set forth in the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601-612) AMS has considered the economic impact of 
this action on small entities and has determined that its 
implementation will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small businesses.
    The purpose of the RFA is to fit regulatory actions to the scale of 
businesses subject to such actions so that small businesses will not be 
disproportionately burdened. There are an estimated 25,000 cotton 
growers in the U.S. who voluntarily use the AMS cotton classing 
services annually, and the majority of these cotton growers are small 
businesses under the criteria established by the Small Business 
Administration (13 CFR 121.201). The increase above the 2007 crop level 
as stated will not significantly affect small businesses as defined in 
the RFA because:
    (1) The fee represents a very small portion of the cost-per-unit 
currently borne by those entities utilizing the services. (The 2007 
user fee for classification services was $1.85 per bale; the fee for 
the 2008 crop would be increased to $2.00 per bale; the 2008 crop is 
estimated at 14,000,000 bales.)
    (2) The fee for services will not affect competition in the 
marketplace; and
    (3) The use of classification services is voluntary. For the 2007 
crop, 19,033,000 bales were produced; and, almost all of these bales 
were voluntarily submitted by growers for the classification service.
    (4) Based on the average price paid to growers for cotton from the 
2006 crop of 47.3 cents per pound, 500 pound bales of cotton are worth 
an average of $236.50 each. The proposed user fee increase for 
classification services, $2.00 per bale, is less than one percent of 
the value of an average bale of cotton.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    In compliance with OMB regulations (5 CFR part 1320), which 
implement the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the 
information collection requirements contained in the provisions to be 
amended by this final rule have been previously approved by OMB and 
were assigned OMB control number 0581-AC80.

Fees for Classification Under the Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act 
of 1927

    The user fee charged to cotton producers for High Volume Instrument 
(HVI) classification services under the Cotton Statistics and Estimates 
Act (7 U.S.C. 473a) was $1.85 per bale during the 2007 harvest season 
as determined by using the formula provided in the Uniform Cotton 
Classing Fees Act of 1987, as amended by Public Law 102-237. The fees 
cover salaries, costs of equipment and supplies, and other overhead 
costs, including costs for administration and supervision. The fee 
structure for the 2007 crop year was incorporated under the authority 
of the Cotton Standards Act of 1923, by an interim final rule effective 
October 1, 2007 (72 FR 56242).
    This final rule establishes the user fee charged to producers for 
HVI classification at $2.00 per bale during the 2008 harvest season.
    The classification fees are based on the prevailing method of 
classification requested by producers during the previous year. HVI 
classing was the prevailing method of cotton classification requested 
by producers in 2007. Therefore, the 2008 producers' user fee for 
classification service is based on the 2007 base fee for HVI 
classification.
    The fee was calculated by applying the formula specified in the 
Uniform Cotton Classing Fees Act of 1987, as amended by Public Law 102-
237 which AMS also considers reasonable under the authority of the 
Cotton Standards Act of 1923. The 2007 base fee for HVI classification 
exclusive of adjustments, as provided by that Act, was $2.52 per bale. 
An increase of 3.06 percent, or 7 cents per bale, due to the implicit 
price deflator of the gross domestic product added to the $2.52 would 
result in a 2008 base fee of $2.59 per bale. The formula in the Act 
provides for the use of the percentage change in the implicit price 
deflator of the gross national product (as indexed for the most recent 
12-month period for which statistics are available). However, gross 
national product has been replaced by gross domestic product by the 
Department of Commerce as a more appropriate measure for the short-term 
monitoring and analysis of the U.S. economy.
    The number of bales to be classed by the United States Department 
of Agriculture from the 2008 crop is estimated at 14,000,000 bales. The 
2008 base fee was decreased 15 percent based on the estimated number of 
bales to be classed (1 percent for every 100,000 bales or portion 
thereof above the base of 12,500,000, limited to a maximum decreased 
adjustment of 15 percent). This percentage factor amounts to a 39 cents 
per bale reduction and was subtracted from the 2008 base fee of $2.59 
per bale, resulting in a fee of $2.20 per bale.
    However, with a fee of $2.20 per bale, the projected operating 
reserve would be 31.6 percent. The 1987 Act specifies that the 
Secretary shall not establish a fee which, when combined with other 
sources of revenue, will result in a projected operating reserve of 
more than 25 percent. Accordingly, the fee of $2.20 is reduced by 20 
cents per bale, to $2.00 per bale, to provide an ending accumulated 
operating reserve for the fiscal year of not more than 25 percent of 
the projected cost of operating the program. This will establish the 
2008 season fee at $2.00 per bale.
    Accordingly, Sec.  28.909, paragraph (b) will reflect the increase 
of the HVI classification fee to $2.00 per bale.
    A 5 cent per bale discount will continue to be applied to voluntary 
centralized billing and collecting agents as specified in Sec.  28.909 
(c).
    Growers or their designated agents receiving classification data 
will continue to incur no additional fees if classification data is 
requested only once. The fee for each additional retrieval of 
classification data in Sec.  28.910 would remain at 5 cents per

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bale. The fee in Sec.  28.910 (b) for an owner receiving classification 
data from the National database would remain at 5 cents per bale, and 
the minimum charge of $5.00 for services provided per monthly billing 
period would remain the same. The provisions of Sec.  28.910 (c) 
concerning the fee for new classification memoranda issued from the 
National database for the business convenience of an owner without 
reclassification of the cotton will remain the same at 15 cents per 
bale or a minimum of $5.00 per sheet.
    The fee for review classification in Sec.  28.911 will increase to 
$2.00 per bale.
    The fee for returning samples after classification in Sec.  28.911 
would remain at 40 cents per sample. This fee was incorrectly referred 
to in the proposed rule as 50 cents per sample.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 28

    Administrative practice and procedure, Cotton, Cotton samples, 
Grades, Market news, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Standards, Staples, Testing, Warehouses.

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 28 is amended to 
read as follows:

PART 28--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 28, subpart D, continues to 
read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 51-65; 7 U.S.C. 471-476.

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2. In Sec.  28.909, paragraph (b) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  28.909  Costs.

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    (b) The cost of High Volume Instrument (HVI) cotton classification 
service to producers is $2.00 per bale.
* * * * *

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3. In Sec.  28.911, the last sentence of paragraph (a) is revised to 
read as follows:


Sec.  28.911  Review classification.

    (a) * * * The fee for review classification is $2.00 per bale.
* * * * *

    Dated: May 27, 2008.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
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