Cotton Board Rules and Regulations: Adjusting Supplemental Assessment on Imports (2008 Amendments), 69521-69526 [E8-27397]

Download as PDF 69521 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 224 Wednesday, November 19, 2008 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 1205 [Docket No. AMS–CN–08–0040; CN–08–002] Cotton Board Rules and Regulations: Adjusting Supplemental Assessment on Imports (2008 Amendments) Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations by increasing the value assigned to imported cotton for calculating supplemental assessments collected for use by the Cotton Research and Promotion Program. An amendment is required to adjust the assessments collected on imported cotton and the cotton content of imported products to be the same as those paid on domestically produced cotton. In addition, AMS is removing Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers that were absorbed into other HTS categories since the last assessment adjustment. DATES: Effective Date: December 19, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC64 with RULES Shethir M. Riva, Chief, Research and Promotion Staff, Cotton and Tobacco Programs, AMS, USDA, Stop 0224, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2639–S, Washington, DC 20250–0224, telephone (202) 720–6603, facsimile (202) 690– 1718, or e-mail at Shethir.Riva@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 This rule has been determined to be not significant for the purpose of Executive Order 12866; and therefore, VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:43 Nov 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Executive Order 12988 This proposed rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. It is not intended to have retroactive effect. This proposed rule would not preempt any state or local laws, regulations, or policies, unless they present an irreconcilable conflict with this rule. The Cotton Research and Promotion Act (7 U.S.C. 2101–2118) (‘‘Act’’) provides that administrative proceedings must be exhausted before parties may file suit in court. Under Section 12 of the Act, any person subject to an order may file with the Secretary a petition stating that the order, any provision of the plan, or any obligation imposed in connection with the order is not in accordance with law and requesting a modification of the order or to be exempted therefrom. Such person is afforded the opportunity for a hearing on the petition. After the hearing, the Secretary would rule on the petition. The Act provides that the District Court of the United States in any district in which the person is an inhabitant, or has his principal place of business, has jurisdiction to review the Secretary’s ruling, provided a complaint is filed within 20 days from the date of the entry of ruling. Background The Cotton Research and Promotion Act Amendments of 1990 enacted by Congress under Subtitle G of Title XIX of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–624) on November 28, 1990, contained two provisions that authorized changes in the funding procedures for the Cotton Research and Promotion Program. These provisions are: (1) The assessment of imported cotton and cotton products; and (2) termination of the right of cotton producers to demand a refund of assessments. This rule increases the value assigned to imported cotton in the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations (7 CFR 1205.510(b)(2)). The total value is determined by a two-part assessment. The first part of the assessment is levied on the weight of cotton produced or imported at a rate of $1 per bale of cotton, which is equivalent to 500 pounds, or $1 per 226.8 kilograms of cotton. The second value is used to PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 calculate the supplemental assessments on imported cotton and the cotton content of imported products. Supplemental assessments are levied at a rate of five-tenths of one percent of the value of domestically produced cotton, imported cotton, and the cotton content of imported products. The supplement assessment is combined with the per bale equivalent to determine the total value and assessment of the imported cotton or cotton-containing products. The Cotton Research and Promotion Rules and Regulations provide for assigning the calendar year weighted average price received by U.S. farmers for Upland cotton to represent the value of imported cotton. This is so that the assessment on domestically produced cotton and the assessment on imported cotton and the cotton content of imported products is the same. The source for the average price statistic is Agricultural Prices, a publication of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Use of the weighted average price figure in the calculation of supplemental assessments on imported cotton and the cotton content of imported products will yield an assessment that is the same as assessments paid on domestically produced cotton. The current value of imported cotton as published in the Federal Register (68 FR 27898) for the purpose of calculating supplemental assessments on imported cotton is $0.8267 cents per kilogram. Using the Average Weighted Priced received by U.S. farmers for Upland cotton for the calendar year 2007, the new value of imported cotton is $0.9874 cents per kilogram or $0.1607 cents per kilogram more than the previous value. An example of the complete assessment formula and how the figures are obtained is as follows: One bale is equal to 500 pounds. One kilogram equals 2.2046 pounds. One pound equals 0.453597 kilograms. One Dollar Per Bale Assessment Converted to Kilograms A 500-pound bale equals 226.8 kg. (500 × .453597). $1 per bale assessment equals $0.002000 per pound (1/500) or $0.004409 per kg. (1/226.8). E:\FR\FM\19NOR1.SGM 19NOR1 69522 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 19, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Supplemental Assessment of 5/10 of One Percent of the Value of the Cotton Converted to Kilograms The 2007 calendar year weighted average price received by producers for Upland cotton is $0.496 per pound or $1.093 per kg. (0.496 × 2.2046). Five tenths of one percent of the average price in kg. equals $0.005465 per kg. (1.093 × .005). Total Assessment The total assessment per kilogram of raw cotton is obtained by adding the $1 per bale equivalent assessment of 5208530000 5210120000 5211210025 5211210035 5211210050 5211290090 5604900000 5702991010 5702991090 6109100005 6109100009 6110202065 6110202075 6111206040 6111305040 6115198010 6115929000 6115936020 6203424005 6203424010 6203424015 6203424020 6203424025 6203424030 6203424035 6203424040 6203424045 A proposed rule was published on July 24, 2008, with a comment period of July 24 through September 22, 2008 (73 FR 43166). AMS received one comment from a cotton producer association. The comment indicated support of the proposed amendment stating that it would increase the value assigned to imported cotton, and that it is important that domestically produced and imported cotton be assessed equally. The comment also indicated support for removing the HTS numbers that were absorbed into the other HTS categories since the last assessment adjustment. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC64 with RULES Regulatory Flexibility Act and Paperwork Reduction Act In accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) [5 U.S.C. 601– 612], AMS has examined the economic impact of this rule on small entities. The purpose of t he RFA is to fit regulatory actions to the scale of businesses subject to such action so that small businesses will not be unduly or disproportionately burdened. The Small Business Administration defines, in 13 CFR Part 121, small agricultural producers as those having annual receipts of no more than $750,000 and small agricultural service firms (importers) as having receipts of no more than $6,500,000. An estimated 13,000 importers are subject to the rules and regulations issued pursuant to the Cotton Research and Promotion Order. Most are considered small entities as defined by the Small Business Administration. This rule would only affect importers of cotton and cotton-containing products and would raise the VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:43 Nov 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 $0.004409 per kg. and the supplemental assessment $0.005465 per kg. which equals $0.009874 per kg. The current assessment on imported cotton is $0.008267 per kilogram of imported cotton. The amended assessment is $0.009874, an increase of $0.001607 per kilogram. This increase reflects the increase in the Average Weighted Price of Upland Cotton Received by U.S. Farmers during the period January through December 2007. Since the value of cotton is the basis of the supplemental assessment calculation and the figures shown in the 6203424050 6203424055 6203424060 6204624005 6204624010 6204624020 6204624025 6204624030 6204624035 6204624040 6204624045 6204624050 6204624055 6204624060 6204624065 6205202015 6205202020 6205202025 assessments paid by the importers under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order. The current assessment on imported cotton is $0.008267 per kilogram of imported cotton. The amended assessment is $0.009874, an increase of $0.001607, which was calculated based on the 12month average of monthly weighted average prices received by U.S. cotton farmers. The calculation, and, thus the increase, is dictated by the Cotton Research and Promotion Rules and Regulations, 7 CFR 1205.510. Section 1205.510, ‘‘Levy of assessments’’, indicates that ‘‘the rate of the supplemental assessment on imported cotton will be the same as that levied on cotton produced within the United States.’’ In addition, section 1205.510 provides that the 12-month average of monthly weighted average prices received by U.S. farmers will be used as the value of imported cotton for the purpose of levying the supplemental assessment on imported cotton. Under the Cotton Research and Promotion Program, assessments are used by the Cotton Board to finance research and promotion programs designed to increase consumer demand for Upland cotton in the United States and international markets. In 2007, producer assessments totaled $44 million and importer assessments totaled $30.4 million. According to the Cotton Board, should the volume of cotton products imported into the U.S. remain at the same level in 2007, one could expect the increased assessment to generate approximately $5.9 million. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 right hand column of the Import Assessment Table 1205.510(b)(3) are a result of such a calculation, the figures in this table have been revised. These figures indicate the total assessment per kilogram due for each HTS numbers subject to assessment. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection informed USDA that several numbers listed in the Import Assessment Table are no longer used or have been combined with other HTS numbers. The HTS numbers that have been removed from the Import Assessment Table are: 6205202030 6205202035 6205202046 6205202050 6205202060 6205202065 6205202070 6205202075 6206303010 6206303020 6206303030 6206303040 6206303050 6206303060 6210405020 6303110000 Importers with line items appearing on U.S. Customs and Border Protection documentation with value of the cotton contained therein results of an assessment of two dollars ($2.00) or less will not be subject to assessments. In addition, imported cotton and products may be exempt from assessment if the cotton content of products is U.S. produced or cotton other than Upland. Importers who import only products that are eligible to be labeled as 100 percent organic under the National Organic Program (7 CFR Part 205) and who are not a split operation, are exempt from payment of assessments. AMS previously proposed to amend the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations, specifically to adjust the total rate of assessment per kilogram of imported cotton collected under the Cotton Research and Promotion Program, on January 12, 2005 (70 FR 2034). This proposed rule resulted from years of consultation with the industry. In the proposed rule, the total rate of assessment would have been calculated by adding together the $1 per bale equivalent assessment and the supplemental assessment, and adjusting the sum to account for the estimated amount of U.S. cotton contained in the imported textile products by the estimated average amount of U.S. cotton contained therein. On November 20,2006, however, AMS withdrew the proposed rule (71 FR 67072) based on a stakeholder comment questioning the data and the calculation of the proposed importer supplemental assessment. After receiving the comment and other available information, the agency did E:\FR\FM\19NOR1.SGM 19NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 19, 2008 / Rules and Regulations not believe that the proposed rule would achieve its intended objectives of effectiveness and efficiency. While AMS continues to evaluate this issue and garner additional stakeholders’ input and economic data, AMS is amending the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations to adjust the importer supplemental assessment to be the same as that levied on domestic cotton producers. The rule does not impose additional recordkeeping requirements on importers. There are no Federal rules that duplicate, overlap, or conflict with this rule. In compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR Part 1320) which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) the information collection requirements contained in the regulation to be amended have been previously approved by OMB and were assigned control number 0581–0093. This rule does not result in a change to the information collection and recordkeeping requirements previously approved. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1205 Advertising, Agricultural research, Cotton, Marketing agreements, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons set forth in the preamble 7 CFR Part 1205 is amended as follows: ■ PART 1205—COTTON RESEARCH AND PROMOTION 1. The authority citation for Part 1205 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2101–2118 and 7 U.S.C. 7401.’’ 2. In § 1205.510, paragraph (b)(2) and the table in paragraph (b)(3)(ii) are revised to read as follows: ■ § 1205.510 Levy of assessments. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC64 with RULES * * * * * (b) * * * (2) The 12-month average of monthly weighted average prices received by U.S. farmers will be calculated annually. Such weighted average will be used as the value of imported cotton for the purpose of levying the supplemental assessment on imported cotton and will be expressed in kilograms. The value of imported cotton for the purpose of levying this supplemental assessment is $0.9874 cents per kilogram. (3) * * * (ii) * * * VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:43 Nov 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 IMPORT ASSESSMENT TABLE [Raw cotton fiber] 69523 IMPORT ASSESSMENT TABLE— Continued [Raw cotton fiber] HTS No. 5201000500 5201001200 5201001400 5201001800 5201002200 5201002400 5201002800 5201003400 5201003800 5204110000 5204200000 5205111000 5205112000 5205121000 5205122000 5205131000 5205132000 5205141000 5205210020 5205210090 5205220020 5205220090 5205230020 5205230090 5205240020 5205240090 5205310000 5205320000 5205330000 5205340000 5205410020 5205410090 5205420020 5205420090 5205440020 5205440090 5206120000 5206130000 5206140000 5206220000 5206230000 5206240000 5206310000 5207100000 5207900000 5208112020 5208112040 5208112090 5208114020 5208114060 5208114090 5208118090 5208124020 5208124040 5208124090 5208126020 5208126040 5208126060 5208126090 5208128020 5208128090 5208130000 5208192020 5208192090 5208194020 5208194090 5208196020 5208196090 5208224040 5208224090 5208226020 PO 00000 Conv. fact. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Frm 00003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 0.5556 0.5556 0.5556 0.5556 0.5556 0.5556 0.5556 1.1111 0.5556 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cents/kg. 0.9874 0.9874 0.9874 0.9874 0.9874 0.9874 0.9874 0.9874 0.9874 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 0.5486 0.5486 0.5486 0.5486 0.5486 0.5486 0.5486 1.0971 0.5486 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 HTS No. 5208226060 5208228020 5208230000 5208292020 5208292090 5208294090 5208296090 5208298020 5208312000 5208321000 5208323020 5208323040 5208323090 5208324020 5208324040 5208325020 5208330000 5208392020 5208392090 5208394090 5208396090 5208398020 5208412000 5208416000 5208418000 5208421000 5208423000 5208424000 5208425000 5208430000 5208492000 5208494020 5208494090 5208496010 5208496090 5208498090 5208512000 5208516060 5208518090 5208523020 5208523045 5208523090 5208524020 5208524045 5208524065 5208525020 5208592025 5208592095 5208594090 5208596090 5209110020 5209110035 5209110090 5209120020 5209120040 5209190020 5209190040 5209190060 5209190090 5209210090 5209220020 5209220040 5209290040 5209290090 5209313000 5209316020 5209316035 5209316050 5209316090 E:\FR\FM\19NOR1.SGM Conv. fact. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 19NOR1 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 Cents/kg. 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 69524 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 19, 2008 / Rules and Regulations IMPORT ASSESSMENT TABLE— Continued IMPORT ASSESSMENT TABLE— Continued IMPORT ASSESSMENT TABLE— Continued [Raw cotton fiber] [Raw cotton fiber] [Raw cotton fiber] cprice-sewell on PROD1PC64 with RULES HTS No. 5209320020 5209320040 5209390020 5209390040 5209390060 5209390080 5209390090 5209413000 5209416020 5209416040 5209420020 5209420040 5209430030 5209430050 5209490020 5209490090 5209516035 5209516050 5209520020 5209590025 5209590040 5209590090 5210114020 5210114040 5210116020 5210116040 5210116060 5210118020 5210192090 5210214040 5210216020 5210216060 5210218020 5210314020 5210314040 5210316020 5210318020 5210414000 5210416000 5210418000 5210498090 5210514040 5210516020 5210516040 5210516060 5211110090 5211120020 5211190020 5211190060 5211320020 5211390040 5211390060 5211490020 5211490090 5211590025 5212146090 5212156020 5212216090 5509530030 5509530060 5513110020 5513110040 5513110060 5513110090 5513120000 5513130020 5513210020 5513310000 5514120020 VerDate Aug<31>2005 Conv. fact. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.0309 1.0309 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.6873 0.9164 0.9164 0.9164 0.5556 0.5556 0.4009 0.4009 0.4009 0.4009 0.4009 0.4009 0.4009 0.4009 0.4009 14:43 Nov 18, 2008 Cents/kg. 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.0179 1.0179 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.6786 0.9049 0.9049 0.9049 0.5486 0.5486 0.3958 0.3958 0.3958 0.3958 0.3958 0.3958 0.3958 0.3958 0.3958 Jkt 217001 HTS No. 5516420060 5516910060 5516930090 5601210010 5601210090 5601300000 5602109090 5602290000 5602906000 5607909000 5608901000 5608902300 5609001000 5609004000 5701104000 5701109000 5701901010 5702109020 5702312000 5702411000 5702412000 5702421000 5702913000 5703900000 5801210000 5801230000 5801250010 5801250020 5801260020 5802190000 5802300030 5804291000 5806200010 5806200090 5806310000 5806400000 5808107000 5808900010 5811002000 6001106000 6001210000 6001220000 6001910010 6001910020 6001920020 6001920030 6001920040 6003203000 6003306000 6003406000 6005210000 6005220000 6005230000 6005240000 6005310010 6005310080 6005320010 6005320080 6005330010 6005330080 6005340010 6005340080 6005410010 6005410080 6005420010 6005420080 6005430010 6005430080 6005440010 PO 00000 Conv. fact. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Frm 00004 0.4009 0.4009 0.4009 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 0.5727 1.1455 0.526 0.8889 1.1111 1.1111 1.1111 0.5556 0.0556 0.1111 1.0444 1.1 0.0778 0.0722 0.0778 0.0778 0.0889 0.4489 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 0.5727 1.1455 0.3534 0.3534 1.1455 0.4296 0.5727 0.5727 1.1455 1.1455 0.8591 0.2864 0.8591 0.8591 0.2864 0.2864 0.2864 0.8681 0.2894 0.2894 0.8681 0.8681 0.8681 0.8681 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 0.2894 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cents/kg. 0.3958 0.3958 0.3958 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 0.5655 1.1311 0.5194 0.8777 1.0971 1.0971 1.0971 0.5486 0.0549 0.1097 1.0312 1.0861 0.0768 0.0713 0.0768 0.0768 0.0878 0.4432 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 0.5655 1.1311 0.3489 0.3489 1.1311 0.4242 0.5655 0.5655 1.1311 1.1311 0.8483 0.2828 0.8483 0.8483 0.2828 0.2828 0.2828 0.8572 0.2858 0.2858 0.8572 0.8572 0.8572 0.8572 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 0.2858 HTS No. 6005440080 6006211000 6006221000 6006231000 6006241000 6006310040 6006310080 6006320040 6006320080 6006330040 6006330080 6006340040 6006340080 6006410085 6006420085 6006430085 6006440085 6101200010 6101200020 6102200010 6102200020 6103421020 6103421040 6103421050 6103421070 6103431520 6103431540 6103431550 6103431570 6104220040 6104220060 6104320000 6104420010 6104420020 6104520010 6104520020 6104622006 6104622011 6104622016 6104622021 6104622026 6104622028 6104622030 6104622060 6104632006 6104632011 6104632026 6104632028 6104632030 6104632060 6104692030 6105100010 6105100020 6105100030 6105202010 6105202030 6106100010 6106100020 6106100030 6106202010 6106202030 6107110010 6107110020 6107120010 6107210010 6107220015 6107220025 6107910040 6108210010 E:\FR\FM\19NOR1.SGM Conv. fact. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 19NOR1 0.2894 1.1574 1.1574 1.1574 1.1574 0.1157 0.1157 0.1157 0.1157 0.1157 0.1157 0.1157 0.1157 0.1157 0.1157 0.1157 0.1157 1.0094 1.0094 1.0094 1.0094 0.8806 0.8806 0.8806 0.8806 0.2516 0.2516 0.2516 0.2516 0.9002 0.9002 0.9207 0.9002 0.9002 0.9312 0.9312 0.8806 0.8806 0.8806 0.8806 0.8806 0.8806 0.8806 0.8806 0.3774 0.3774 0.3774 0.3774 0.3774 0.3774 0.3858 0.985 0.985 0.985 0.3078 0.3078 0.985 0.985 0.985 0.3078 0.3078 1.1322 1.1322 0.5032 0.8806 0.3774 0.3774 1.2581 1.2445 Cents/kg. 0.2858 1.1428 1.1428 1.1428 1.1428 0.1142 0.1142 0.1142 0.1142 0.1142 0.1142 0.1142 0.1142 0.1142 0.1142 0.1142 0.1142 0.9967 0.9967 0.9967 0.9967 0.8695 0.8695 0.8695 0.8695 0.2484 0.2484 0.2484 0.2484 0.8889 0.8889 0.9091 0.8889 0.8889 0.9195 0.9195 0.8695 0.8695 0.8695 0.8695 0.8695 0.8695 0.8695 0.8695 0.3726 0.3726 0.3726 0.3726 0.3726 0.3726 0.3809 0.9726 0.9726 0.9726 0.3039 0.3039 0.9726 0.9726 0.9726 0.3039 0.3039 1.1179 1.1179 0.4969 0.8695 0.3726 0.3726 1.2422 1.2288 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 19, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 69525 IMPORT ASSESSMENT TABLE— Continued IMPORT ASSESSMENT TABLE— Continued IMPORT ASSESSMENT TABLE— Continued [Raw cotton fiber] [Raw cotton fiber] [Raw cotton fiber] cprice-sewell on PROD1PC64 with RULES HTS No. 6108210020 6108310010 6108310020 6108320010 6108320015 6108320025 6108910005 6108910015 6108910025 6108910030 6108920030 6109100007 6109100012 6109100014 6109100018 6109100023 6109100027 6109100037 6109100040 6109100045 6109100060 6109100065 6109100070 6109901007 6109901009 6109901049 6109901050 6109901060 6109901065 6109901090 6110202005 6110202010 6110202015 6110202020 6110202025 6110202030 6110202035 6110202040 6110202045 6110909022 6110909024 6110909030 6110909040 6110909042 6111201000 6111202000 6111203000 6111205000 6111206010 6111206020 6111206030 6111305020 6112110050 6112120010 6112120030 6112120040 6112120050 6112120060 6112390010 6112490010 6114200005 6114200010 6114200015 6114200020 6114200040 6114200046 6114200052 6114200060 6114301010 VerDate Aug<31>2005 Conv. fact. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1.2445 1.1201 1.1201 0.2489 0.2489 0.2489 1.2445 1.2445 1.2445 1.2445 0.2489 0.9956 0.9956 0.9956 0.9956 0.9956 0.9956 0.9956 0.9956 0.9956 0.9956 0.9956 0.9956 0.3111 0.3111 0.3111 0.3111 0.3111 0.3111 0.3111 1.1837 1.1837 1.1837 1.1837 1.1837 1.1837 1.1837 1.1574 1.1574 0.263 0.263 0.3946 0.263 0.263 1.2581 1.2581 1.0064 1.0064 1.0064 1.0064 1.0064 0.2516 0.7548 0.2516 0.2516 0.2516 0.2516 0.2516 1.1322 0.9435 0.9002 0.9002 0.9002 1.286 0.9002 0.9002 0.9002 0.9002 0.2572 14:43 Nov 18, 2008 Cents/kg. 1.2288 1.1060 1.1060 0.2458 0.2458 0.2458 1.2288 1.2288 1.2288 1.2288 0.2458 0.9831 0.9831 0.9831 0.9831 0.9831 0.9831 0.9831 0.9831 0.9831 0.9831 0.9831 0.9831 0.3072 0.3072 0.3072 0.3072 0.3072 0.3072 0.3072 1.1688 1.1688 1.1688 1.1688 1.1688 1.1688 1.1688 1.1428 1.1428 0.2597 0.2597 0.3896 0.2597 0.2597 1.2422 1.2422 0.9937 0.9937 0.9937 0.9937 0.9937 0.2484 0.7453 0.2484 0.2484 0.2484 0.2484 0.2484 1.1179 0.9316 0.8889 0.8889 0.8889 1.2698 0.8889 0.8889 0.8889 0.8889 0.2540 Jkt 217001 HTS No. 6114301020 6114303030 6116101300 6116101720 6116926420 6116926430 6116926440 6116928800 6117809510 6117809540 6201121000 6201122010 6201122050 6201122060 6201134030 6201921000 6201921500 6201922010 6201922021 6201922031 6201922041 6201922051 6201922061 6201931000 6201933511 6201933521 6201999060 6202121000 6202122010 6202122025 6202122050 6202122060 6202134005 6202134020 6202921000 6202921500 6202922026 6202922061 6202922071 6202931000 6202935011 6202935021 6203122010 6203221000 6203322010 6203322040 6203332010 6203392010 6203399060 6203422010 6203422025 6203422050 6203422090 6203431500 6203434010 6203434020 6203434030 6203434040 6203498045 6204132010 6204192000 6204198090 6204221000 6204223030 6204223040 6204223050 6204223060 6204223065 6204292040 PO 00000 Conv. fact. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Frm 00005 0.2572 0.2572 0.3655 0.8528 1.0965 1.2183 1.0965 1.0965 0.9747 0.3655 0.948 0.8953 0.6847 0.6847 0.2633 0.9267 1.1583 1.0296 1.2871 1.2871 1.2871 1.0296 1.0296 0.3089 0.2574 0.2574 0.2574 0.9372 1.1064 1.3017 0.8461 0.8461 0.2664 0.333 1.0413 1.0413 1.3017 1.0413 1.0413 0.3124 0.2603 0.2603 0.1302 1.3017 1.2366 1.2366 0.1302 1.1715 0.2603 0.9961 0.9961 0.9961 0.9961 0.1245 0.1232 0.1232 0.1232 0.1232 0.249 0.1302 0.1302 0.2603 1.3017 1.0413 1.0413 1.0413 1.0413 1.0413 0.3254 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cents/kg. 0.2540 0.2540 0.3609 0.8421 1.0827 1.2029 1.0827 1.0827 0.9624 0.3609 0.9361 0.8840 0.6761 0.6761 0.2600 0.9150 1.1437 1.0166 1.2709 1.2709 1.2709 1.0166 1.0166 0.3050 0.2542 0.2542 0.2542 0.9254 1.0925 1.2853 0.8354 0.8354 0.2630 0.3288 1.0282 1.0282 1.2853 1.0282 1.0282 0.3085 0.2570 0.2570 0.1286 1.2853 1.2210 1.2210 0.1286 1.1567 0.2570 0.9835 0.9835 0.9835 0.9835 0.1229 0.1216 0.1216 0.1216 0.1216 0.2459 0.1286 0.1286 0.2570 1.2853 1.0282 1.0282 1.0282 1.0282 1.0282 0.3213 HTS No. 6204322010 6204322030 6204322040 6204423010 6204423030 6204423040 6204423050 6204423060 6204522010 6204522030 6204522040 6204522070 6204522080 6204533010 6204594060 6204622010 6204622025 6204622050 6204633510 6204633530 6204633532 6204633540 6204692510 6204692540 6204699044 6204699046 6204699050 6205302010 6205302030 6205302040 6205302050 6205302080 6206100040 6206403010 6206403030 6206900040 6207110000 6207199010 6207210030 6207220000 6207911000 6207913010 6207913020 6208210010 6208210020 6208220000 6208911010 6208911020 6208913010 6209201000 6209203000 6209205030 6209205035 6209205040 6209205045 6209205050 6209303020 6209303040 6210109010 6210403000 6211111010 6211111020 6211118010 6211118020 6211320007 6211320010 6211320015 6211320030 6211320060 E:\FR\FM\19NOR1.SGM Conv. fact. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 19NOR1 1.2366 1.0413 1.0413 1.2728 0.9546 0.9546 0.9546 0.9546 1.2654 1.2654 1.2654 1.0656 1.0656 0.2664 0.2664 0.9961 0.9961 0.9961 0.2546 0.2546 0.2437 0.2437 0.249 0.2437 0.249 0.249 0.249 0.3113 0.3113 0.3113 0.3113 0.3113 0.1245 0.3113 0.3113 0.249 1.0852 0.3617 1.1085 0.3695 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.0583 1.0583 0.1245 1.1455 1.1455 1.1455 1.1577 0.9749 0.9749 0.9749 1.2186 0.9749 0.9749 0.2463 0.2463 0.2291 0.0391 0.1273 0.1273 1.1455 1.1455 0.8461 1.0413 1.0413 0.9763 0.9763 Cents/kg. 1.2210 1.0282 1.0282 1.2568 0.9426 0.9426 0.9426 0.9426 1.2495 1.2495 1.2495 1.0522 1.0522 0.2630 0.2630 0.9835 0.9835 0.9835 0.2514 0.2514 0.2406 0.2406 0.2459 0.2406 0.2459 0.2459 0.2459 0.3074 0.3074 0.3074 0.3074 0.3074 0.1229 0.3074 0.3074 0.2459 1.0715 0.3571 1.0945 0.3648 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.0450 1.0450 0.1229 1.1311 1.1311 1.1311 1.1431 0.9626 0.9626 0.9626 1.2032 0.9626 0.9626 0.2432 0.2432 0.2262 0.0386 0.1257 0.1257 1.1311 1.1311 0.8354 1.0282 1.0282 0.9640 0.9640 69526 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 19, 2008 / Rules and Regulations IMPORT ASSESSMENT TABLE— Continued IMPORT ASSESSMENT TABLE— Continued [Raw cotton fiber] [Raw cotton fiber] cprice-sewell on PROD1PC64 with RULES HTS No. 6211320070 6211330010 6211330030 6211330035 6211330040 6211420010 6211420020 6211420025 6211420060 6211420070 6211430010 6211430030 6211430040 6211430050 6211430060 6211430066 6212105020 6212109010 6212109020 6212200020 6212900030 6213201000 6213202000 6213901000 6214900010 6216000800 6216001720 6216003800 6216004100 6217109510 6217109530 6301300010 6301300020 6302100005 6302100008 6302100015 6302215010 6302215020 6302217010 6302217020 6302217050 6302219010 6302219020 6302219050 6302222010 6302222020 6302313010 6302313050 6302315050 6302317010 6302317020 6302317040 6302317050 6302319010 6302319040 6302319050 6302322020 6302322040 6302402010 6302511000 6302512000 6302513000 6302514000 6302600010 6302600020 6302600030 6302910005 6302910015 6302910025 VerDate Aug<31>2005 Conv. fact. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 0.9763 0.3254 0.3905 0.3905 0.3905 1.0413 1.0413 1.1715 1.0413 1.1715 0.2603 0.2603 0.2603 0.2603 0.2603 0.2603 0.2412 0.9646 0.2412 0.3014 0.1929 1.1809 1.0628 0.4724 0.9043 0.2351 0.6752 1.2058 1.2058 1.0182 0.2546 0.8766 0.8766 1.1689 1.1689 1.1689 0.8182 0.8182 1.1689 1.1689 1.1689 0.8182 0.8182 0.8182 0.4091 0.4091 0.8182 1.1689 0.8182 1.1689 1.1689 1.1689 1.1689 0.8182 0.8182 0.8182 0.4091 0.4091 0.9935 0.5844 0.8766 0.5844 0.8182 1.1689 1.052 1.052 1.052 1.1689 1.052 14:43 Nov 18, 2008 Cents/kg. 0.9640 0.3213 0.3856 0.3856 0.3856 1.0282 1.0282 1.1567 1.0282 1.1567 0.2570 0.2570 0.2570 0.2570 0.2570 0.2570 0.2382 0.9524 0.2382 0.2976 0.1905 1.1660 1.0494 0.4664 0.8929 0.2321 0.6667 1.1906 1.1906 1.0054 0.2514 0.8656 0.8656 1.1542 1.1542 1.1542 0.8079 0.8079 1.1542 1.1542 1.1542 0.8079 0.8079 0.8079 0.4039 0.4039 0.8079 1.1542 0.8079 1.1542 1.1542 1.1542 1.1542 0.8079 0.8079 0.8079 0.4039 0.4039 0.9810 0.5770 0.8656 0.5770 0.8079 1.1542 1.0387 1.0387 1.0387 1.1542 1.0387 Jkt 217001 HTS No. Conv. fact. 6302910035 6302910045 6302910050 6302910060 6303910010 6303910020 6304111000 6304190500 6304191000 6304191500 6304192000 6304910020 6304920000 6505302070 6505901540 6505902060 6505902545 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. * * * Cents/kg. 1.052 1.052 1.052 1.052 0.6429 0.6429 1.0629 1.052 1.1689 0.4091 0.4091 0.9351 0.9351 0.3113 0.181 0.9935 0.5844 * 1.0387 1.0387 1.0387 1.0387 0.6348 0.6348 1.0495 1.0387 1.1542 0.4039 0.4039 0.9233 0.9233 0.3074 0.1787 0.9810 0.5770 * Dated: November 13, 2008. James E. Link, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–27397 Filed 11–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Parts 91 and 105 [Docket No.: FAA–2005–21829; Amendment Nos. 91–305, 105–13] RIN 2120–AI85 Parachute Equipment and Packing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is amending the regulations governing the packing interval for certain types of parachutes. Currently, the FAA prohibits most parachutes from being used or carried aboard an aircraft and available for emergency use unless they have been packed within the previous 120 days. New reliability data from the parachute industry and other sources indicate that the packing interval should be increased; therefore, we are lengthening the interval from 120 to 180 days. This final rule revises the parachute packing interval and ensures safe use. DATES: This amendment becomes effective December 19, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning this final rule, contact Kim Barnette, AFS–350, Aircraft Maintenance Division, General PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Aviation and Avionics Branch, AFS– 350, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 493–4922; facsimile (202) 267–5115, email kim.a.barnette@faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this final rule, contact Ed Averman, Regulations Division, AGC–210, FAA Office of the Chief Counsel, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–3147; facsimile (202) 267–7971, email ed.averman@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, part A, subpart iii, section 44701. Under that section, the FAA is charged with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations and minimum standards in the interest of safety for inspecting, servicing, and overhauling aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, and appliances. This rule is within the scope of that authority because it affects the airworthiness of parachutes used for airborne emergencies and sport applications. Background The majority of nonmilitary parachutes used in the United States are either sport parachutes or parachutes used for emergency purposes. Nearly all sport parachutes are used for skydiving and use a ‘‘dual parachute system.’’ Dual parachute systems contain a ‘‘main’’ parachute and a second parachute called a ‘‘reserve’’ parachute, to be used if the main parachute fails. The other commonly used parachute is a single-unit emergency parachute, often worn in case of emergency when operating special aircraft like gliders or aerobatic airplanes. The FAA issued a rule in 1978 requiring that all main and most reserve parachutes be packed every 120 days. Before 1978, the FAA required that all parachutes be packed every 60 days. The FAA extended the packing interval to 120 days because new synthetic parachute materials like nylon and Dacron were becoming commonplace. Parachutists had found the synthetic material was just as reliable after being packed for 120 days as it was after 60 days. E:\FR\FM\19NOR1.SGM 19NOR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 19, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 69521-69526]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-27397]



========================================================================
Rules and Regulations
                                                Federal Register
________________________________________________________________________

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

========================================================================


Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 19, 2008 / 
Rules and Regulations

[[Page 69521]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 1205

[Docket No. AMS-CN-08-0040; CN-08-002]


Cotton Board Rules and Regulations: Adjusting Supplemental 
Assessment on Imports (2008 Amendments)

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending the 
Cotton Board Rules and Regulations by increasing the value assigned to 
imported cotton for calculating supplemental assessments collected for 
use by the Cotton Research and Promotion Program. An amendment is 
required to adjust the assessments collected on imported cotton and the 
cotton content of imported products to be the same as those paid on 
domestically produced cotton. In addition, AMS is removing Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers that were absorbed into other HTS 
categories since the last assessment adjustment.

DATES: Effective Date: December 19, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shethir M. Riva, Chief, Research and 
Promotion Staff, Cotton and Tobacco Programs, AMS, USDA, Stop 0224, 
1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2639-S, Washington, DC 20250-0224, 
telephone (202) 720-6603, facsimile (202) 690-1718, or e-mail at 
Shethir.Riva@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Executive Order 12866

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

Executive Order 12988

    This proposed rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, 
Civil Justice Reform. It is not intended to have retroactive effect. 
This proposed rule would not preempt any state or local laws, 
regulations, or policies, unless they present an irreconcilable 
conflict with this rule.
    The Cotton Research and Promotion Act (7 U.S.C. 2101-2118) 
(``Act'') provides that administrative proceedings must be exhausted 
before parties may file suit in court. Under Section 12 of the Act, any 
person subject to an order may file with the Secretary a petition 
stating that the order, any provision of the plan, or any obligation 
imposed in connection with the order is not in accordance with law and 
requesting a modification of the order or to be exempted therefrom. 
Such person is afforded the opportunity for a hearing on the petition. 
After the hearing, the Secretary would rule on the petition. The Act 
provides that the District Court of the United States in any district 
in which the person is an inhabitant, or has his principal place of 
business, has jurisdiction to review the Secretary's ruling, provided a 
complaint is filed within 20 days from the date of the entry of ruling.

Background

    The Cotton Research and Promotion Act Amendments of 1990 enacted by 
Congress under Subtitle G of Title XIX of the Food, Agriculture, 
Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-624) on November 28, 
1990, contained two provisions that authorized changes in the funding 
procedures for the Cotton Research and Promotion Program.
    These provisions are: (1) The assessment of imported cotton and 
cotton products; and (2) termination of the right of cotton producers 
to demand a refund of assessments.
    This rule increases the value assigned to imported cotton in the 
Cotton Board Rules and Regulations (7 CFR 1205.510(b)(2)). The total 
value is determined by a two-part assessment. The first part of the 
assessment is levied on the weight of cotton produced or imported at a 
rate of $1 per bale of cotton, which is equivalent to 500 pounds, or $1 
per 226.8 kilograms of cotton. The second value is used to calculate 
the supplemental assessments on imported cotton and the cotton content 
of imported products. Supplemental assessments are levied at a rate of 
five-tenths of one percent of the value of domestically produced 
cotton, imported cotton, and the cotton content of imported products. 
The supplement assessment is combined with the per bale equivalent to 
determine the total value and assessment of the imported cotton or 
cotton-containing products.
    The Cotton Research and Promotion Rules and Regulations provide for 
assigning the calendar year weighted average price received by U.S. 
farmers for Upland cotton to represent the value of imported cotton. 
This is so that the assessment on domestically produced cotton and the 
assessment on imported cotton and the cotton content of imported 
products is the same. The source for the average price statistic is 
Agricultural Prices, a publication of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 
Use of the weighted average price figure in the calculation of 
supplemental assessments on imported cotton and the cotton content of 
imported products will yield an assessment that is the same as 
assessments paid on domestically produced cotton.
    The current value of imported cotton as published in the Federal 
Register (68 FR 27898) for the purpose of calculating supplemental 
assessments on imported cotton is $0.8267 cents per kilogram. Using the 
Average Weighted Priced received by U.S. farmers for Upland cotton for 
the calendar year 2007, the new value of imported cotton is $0.9874 
cents per kilogram or $0.1607 cents per kilogram more than the previous 
value.
    An example of the complete assessment formula and how the figures 
are obtained is as follows:
    One bale is equal to 500 pounds.
    One kilogram equals 2.2046 pounds.
    One pound equals 0.453597 kilograms.

One Dollar Per Bale Assessment Converted to Kilograms

    A 500-pound bale equals 226.8 kg. (500 x .453597).
    $1 per bale assessment equals $0.002000 per pound (1/500) or 
$0.004409 per kg. (1/226.8).

[[Page 69522]]

Supplemental Assessment of 5/10 of One Percent of the Value of the 
Cotton Converted to Kilograms

    The 2007 calendar year weighted average price received by producers 
for Upland cotton is $0.496 per pound or $1.093 per kg. (0.496 x 
2.2046).
    Five tenths of one percent of the average price in kg. equals 
$0.005465 per kg. (1.093 x .005).

Total Assessment

    The total assessment per kilogram of raw cotton is obtained by 
adding the $1 per bale equivalent assessment of $0.004409 per kg. and 
the supplemental assessment $0.005465 per kg. which equals $0.009874 
per kg.
    The current assessment on imported cotton is $0.008267 per kilogram 
of imported cotton. The amended assessment is $0.009874, an increase of 
$0.001607 per kilogram. This increase reflects the increase in the 
Average Weighted Price of Upland Cotton Received by U.S. Farmers during 
the period January through December 2007.
    Since the value of cotton is the basis of the supplemental 
assessment calculation and the figures shown in the right hand column 
of the Import Assessment Table 1205.510(b)(3) are a result of such a 
calculation, the figures in this table have been revised. These figures 
indicate the total assessment per kilogram due for each HTS numbers 
subject to assessment.
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection informed USDA that several 
numbers listed in the Import Assessment Table are no longer used or 
have been combined with other HTS numbers. The HTS numbers that have 
been removed from the Import Assessment Table are:

     5208530000       6109100005      6203424005      6203424050      6204624040      6205202030      6206303020
     5210120000       6109100009      6203424010      6203424055      6204624045      6205202035      6206303030
     5211210025       6110202065      6203424015      6203424060      6204624050      6205202046      6206303040
     5211210035       6110202075      6203424020      6204624005      6204624055      6205202050      6206303050
     5211210050       6111206040      6203424025      6204624010      6204624060      6205202060      6206303060
     5211290090       6111305040      6203424030      6204624020      6204624065      6205202065      6210405020
     5604900000       6115198010      6203424035      6204624025      6205202015      6205202070      6303110000
     5702991010       6115929000      6203424040      6204624030      6205202020      6205202075
     5702991090       6115936020      6203424045      6204624035      6205202025      6206303010
 

    A proposed rule was published on July 24, 2008, with a comment 
period of July 24 through September 22, 2008 (73 FR 43166). AMS 
received one comment from a cotton producer association. The comment 
indicated support of the proposed amendment stating that it would 
increase the value assigned to imported cotton, and that it is 
important that domestically produced and imported cotton be assessed 
equally. The comment also indicated support for removing the HTS 
numbers that were absorbed into the other HTS categories since the last 
assessment adjustment.

Regulatory Flexibility Act and Paperwork Reduction Act

    In accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) [5 U.S.C. 
601-612], AMS has examined the economic impact of this rule on small 
entities. The purpose of t he RFA is to fit regulatory actions to the 
scale of businesses subject to such action so that small businesses 
will not be unduly or disproportionately burdened. The Small Business 
Administration defines, in 13 CFR Part 121, small agricultural 
producers as those having annual receipts of no more than $750,000 and 
small agricultural service firms (importers) as having receipts of no 
more than $6,500,000. An estimated 13,000 importers are subject to the 
rules and regulations issued pursuant to the Cotton Research and 
Promotion Order. Most are considered small entities as defined by the 
Small Business Administration.
    This rule would only affect importers of cotton and cotton-
containing products and would raise the assessments paid by the 
importers under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order. The current 
assessment on imported cotton is $0.008267 per kilogram of imported 
cotton. The amended assessment is $0.009874, an increase of $0.001607, 
which was calculated based on the 12-month average of monthly weighted 
average prices received by U.S. cotton farmers. The calculation, and, 
thus the increase, is dictated by the Cotton Research and Promotion 
Rules and Regulations, 7 CFR 1205.510. Section 1205.510, ``Levy of 
assessments'', indicates that ``the rate of the supplemental assessment 
on imported cotton will be the same as that levied on cotton produced 
within the United States.'' In addition, section 1205.510 provides that 
the 12-month average of monthly weighted average prices received by 
U.S. farmers will be used as the value of imported cotton for the 
purpose of levying the supplemental assessment on imported cotton.
    Under the Cotton Research and Promotion Program, assessments are 
used by the Cotton Board to finance research and promotion programs 
designed to increase consumer demand for Upland cotton in the United 
States and international markets. In 2007, producer assessments totaled 
$44 million and importer assessments totaled $30.4 million. According 
to the Cotton Board, should the volume of cotton products imported into 
the U.S. remain at the same level in 2007, one could expect the 
increased assessment to generate approximately $5.9 million.
    Importers with line items appearing on U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection documentation with value of the cotton contained therein 
results of an assessment of two dollars ($2.00) or less will not be 
subject to assessments. In addition, imported cotton and products may 
be exempt from assessment if the cotton content of products is U.S. 
produced or cotton other than Upland. Importers who import only 
products that are eligible to be labeled as 100 percent organic under 
the National Organic Program (7 CFR Part 205) and who are not a split 
operation, are exempt from payment of assessments.
    AMS previously proposed to amend the Cotton Board Rules and 
Regulations, specifically to adjust the total rate of assessment per 
kilogram of imported cotton collected under the Cotton Research and 
Promotion Program, on January 12, 2005 (70 FR 2034). This proposed rule 
resulted from years of consultation with the industry. In the proposed 
rule, the total rate of assessment would have been calculated by adding 
together the $1 per bale equivalent assessment and the supplemental 
assessment, and adjusting the sum to account for the estimated amount 
of U.S. cotton contained in the imported textile products by the 
estimated average amount of U.S. cotton contained therein. On November 
20,2006, however, AMS withdrew the proposed rule (71 FR 67072) based on 
a stakeholder comment questioning the data and the calculation of the 
proposed importer supplemental assessment. After receiving the comment 
and other available information, the agency did

[[Page 69523]]

not believe that the proposed rule would achieve its intended 
objectives of effectiveness and efficiency. While AMS continues to 
evaluate this issue and garner additional stakeholders' input and 
economic data, AMS is amending the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations 
to adjust the importer supplemental assessment to be the same as that 
levied on domestic cotton producers.
    The rule does not impose additional recordkeeping requirements on 
importers.
    There are no Federal rules that duplicate, overlap, or conflict 
with this rule.
    In compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
regulations (5 CFR Part 1320) which implement the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) the information collection 
requirements contained in the regulation to be amended have been 
previously approved by OMB and were assigned control number 0581-0093. 
This rule does not result in a change to the information collection and 
recordkeeping requirements previously approved.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1205

    Advertising, Agricultural research, Cotton, Marketing agreements, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.


0
For the reasons set forth in the preamble 7 CFR Part 1205 is amended as 
follows:

PART 1205--COTTON RESEARCH AND PROMOTION

0
1. The authority citation for Part 1205 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2101-2118 and 7 U.S.C. 7401.''

0
2. In Sec.  1205.510, paragraph (b)(2) and the table in paragraph 
(b)(3)(ii) are revised to read as follows:


Sec.  1205.510  Levy of assessments.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) The 12-month average of monthly weighted average prices 
received by U.S. farmers will be calculated annually. Such weighted 
average will be used as the value of imported cotton for the purpose of 
levying the supplemental assessment on imported cotton and will be 
expressed in kilograms. The value of imported cotton for the purpose of 
levying this supplemental assessment is $0.9874 cents per kilogram.
    (3) * * *
    (ii) * * *

                         Import Assessment Table
                           [Raw cotton fiber]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   HTS No.                     Conv. fact.    Cents/kg.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5201000500..................................             0        0.9874
5201001200..................................             0        0.9874
5201001400..................................             0        0.9874
5201001800..................................             0        0.9874
5201002200..................................             0        0.9874
5201002400..................................             0        0.9874
5201002800..................................             0        0.9874
5201003400..................................             0        0.9874
5201003800..................................             0        0.9874
5204110000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5204200000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205111000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205112000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205121000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205122000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205131000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205132000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205141000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205210020..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205210090..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205220020..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205220090..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205230020..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205230090..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205240020..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205240090..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205310000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205320000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205330000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205340000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205410020..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205410090..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205420020..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205420090..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205440020..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5205440090..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5206120000..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5206130000..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5206140000..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5206220000..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5206230000..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5206240000..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5206310000..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5207100000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5207900000..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5208112020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208112040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208112090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208114020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208114060..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208114090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208118090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208124020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208124040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208124090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208126020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208126040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208126060..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208126090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208128020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208128090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208130000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208192020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208192090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208194020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208194090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208196020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208196090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208224040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208224090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208226020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208226060..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208228020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208230000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208292020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208292090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208294090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208296090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208298020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208312000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208321000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208323020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208323040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208323090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208324020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208324040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208325020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208330000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208392020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208392090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208394090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208396090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208398020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208412000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208416000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208418000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208421000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208423000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208424000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208425000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208430000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208492000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208494020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208494090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208496010..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208496090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208498090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208512000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208516060..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208518090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208523020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208523045..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208523090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208524020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208524045..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208524065..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208525020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208592025..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208592095..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208594090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5208596090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209110020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209110035..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209110090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209120020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209120040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209190020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209190040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209190060..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209190090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209210090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209220020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209220040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209290040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209290090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209313000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209316020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209316035..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209316050..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209316090..................................        1.1455        1.1311

[[Page 69524]]

 
5209320020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209320040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209390020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209390040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209390060..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209390080..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209390090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209413000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209416020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209416040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209420020..................................        1.0309        1.0179
5209420040..................................        1.0309        1.0179
5209430030..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209430050..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209490020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209490090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209516035..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209516050..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209520020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209590025..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209590040..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5209590090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5210114020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210114040..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210116020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210116040..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210116060..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210118020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210192090..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210214040..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210216020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210216060..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210218020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210314020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210314040..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210316020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210318020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210414000..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210416000..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210418000..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210498090..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210514040..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210516020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210516040..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5210516060..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5211110090..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5211120020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5211190020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5211190060..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5211320020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5211390040..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5211390060..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5211490020..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5211490090..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5211590025..................................        0.6873        0.6786
5212146090..................................        0.9164        0.9049
5212156020..................................        0.9164        0.9049
5212216090..................................        0.9164        0.9049
5509530030..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5509530060..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5513110020..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5513110040..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5513110060..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5513110090..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5513120000..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5513130020..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5513210020..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5513310000..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5514120020..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5516420060..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5516910060..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5516930090..................................        0.4009        0.3958
5601210010..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5601210090..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5601300000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5602109090..................................        0.5727        0.5655
5602290000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5602906000..................................         0.526        0.5194
5607909000..................................        0.8889        0.8777
5608901000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5608902300..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5609001000..................................        1.1111        1.0971
5609004000..................................        0.5556        0.5486
5701104000..................................        0.0556        0.0549
5701109000..................................        0.1111        0.1097
5701901010..................................        1.0444        1.0312
5702109020..................................           1.1        1.0861
5702312000..................................        0.0778        0.0768
5702411000..................................        0.0722        0.0713
5702412000..................................        0.0778        0.0768
5702421000..................................        0.0778        0.0768
5702913000..................................        0.0889        0.0878
5703900000..................................        0.4489        0.4432
5801210000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5801230000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5801250010..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5801250020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5801260020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5802190000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5802300030..................................        0.5727        0.5655
5804291000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5806200010..................................        0.3534        0.3489
5806200090..................................        0.3534        0.3489
5806310000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
5806400000..................................        0.4296        0.4242
5808107000..................................        0.5727        0.5655
5808900010..................................        0.5727        0.5655
5811002000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
6001106000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
6001210000..................................        0.8591        0.8483
6001220000..................................        0.2864        0.2828
6001910010..................................        0.8591        0.8483
6001910020..................................        0.8591        0.8483
6001920020..................................        0.2864        0.2828
6001920030..................................        0.2864        0.2828
6001920040..................................        0.2864        0.2828
6003203000..................................        0.8681        0.8572
6003306000..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6003406000..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005210000..................................        0.8681        0.8572
6005220000..................................        0.8681        0.8572
6005230000..................................        0.8681        0.8572
6005240000..................................        0.8681        0.8572
6005310010..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005310080..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005320010..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005320080..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005330010..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005330080..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005340010..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005340080..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005410010..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005410080..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005420010..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005420080..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005430010..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005430080..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005440010..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6005440080..................................        0.2894        0.2858
6006211000..................................        1.1574        1.1428
6006221000..................................        1.1574        1.1428
6006231000..................................        1.1574        1.1428
6006241000..................................        1.1574        1.1428
6006310040..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006310080..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006320040..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006320080..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006330040..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006330080..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006340040..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006340080..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006410085..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006420085..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006430085..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6006440085..................................        0.1157        0.1142
6101200010..................................        1.0094        0.9967
6101200020..................................        1.0094        0.9967
6102200010..................................        1.0094        0.9967
6102200020..................................        1.0094        0.9967
6103421020..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6103421040..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6103421050..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6103421070..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6103431520..................................        0.2516        0.2484
6103431540..................................        0.2516        0.2484
6103431550..................................        0.2516        0.2484
6103431570..................................        0.2516        0.2484
6104220040..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6104220060..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6104320000..................................        0.9207        0.9091
6104420010..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6104420020..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6104520010..................................        0.9312        0.9195
6104520020..................................        0.9312        0.9195
6104622006..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6104622011..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6104622016..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6104622021..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6104622026..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6104622028..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6104622030..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6104622060..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6104632006..................................        0.3774        0.3726
6104632011..................................        0.3774        0.3726
6104632026..................................        0.3774        0.3726
6104632028..................................        0.3774        0.3726
6104632030..................................        0.3774        0.3726
6104632060..................................        0.3774        0.3726
6104692030..................................        0.3858        0.3809
6105100010..................................         0.985        0.9726
6105100020..................................         0.985        0.9726
6105100030..................................         0.985        0.9726
6105202010..................................        0.3078        0.3039
6105202030..................................        0.3078        0.3039
6106100010..................................         0.985        0.9726
6106100020..................................         0.985        0.9726
6106100030..................................         0.985        0.9726
6106202010..................................        0.3078        0.3039
6106202030..................................        0.3078        0.3039
6107110010..................................        1.1322        1.1179
6107110020..................................        1.1322        1.1179
6107120010..................................        0.5032        0.4969
6107210010..................................        0.8806        0.8695
6107220015..................................        0.3774        0.3726
6107220025..................................        0.3774        0.3726
6107910040..................................        1.2581        1.2422
6108210010..................................        1.2445        1.2288

[[Page 69525]]

 
6108210020..................................        1.2445        1.2288
6108310010..................................        1.1201        1.1060
6108310020..................................        1.1201        1.1060
6108320010..................................        0.2489        0.2458
6108320015..................................        0.2489        0.2458
6108320025..................................        0.2489        0.2458
6108910005..................................        1.2445        1.2288
6108910015..................................        1.2445        1.2288
6108910025..................................        1.2445        1.2288
6108910030..................................        1.2445        1.2288
6108920030..................................        0.2489        0.2458
6109100007..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100012..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100014..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100018..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100023..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100027..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100037..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100040..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100045..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100060..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100065..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109100070..................................        0.9956        0.9831
6109901007..................................        0.3111        0.3072
6109901009..................................        0.3111        0.3072
6109901049..................................        0.3111        0.3072
6109901050..................................        0.3111        0.3072
6109901060..................................        0.3111        0.3072
6109901065..................................        0.3111        0.3072
6109901090..................................        0.3111        0.3072
6110202005..................................        1.1837        1.1688
6110202010..................................        1.1837        1.1688
6110202015..................................        1.1837        1.1688
6110202020..................................        1.1837        1.1688
6110202025..................................        1.1837        1.1688
6110202030..................................        1.1837        1.1688
6110202035..................................        1.1837        1.1688
6110202040..................................        1.1574        1.1428
6110202045..................................        1.1574        1.1428
6110909022..................................         0.263        0.2597
6110909024..................................         0.263        0.2597
6110909030..................................        0.3946        0.3896
6110909040..................................         0.263        0.2597
6110909042..................................         0.263        0.2597
6111201000..................................        1.2581        1.2422
6111202000..................................        1.2581        1.2422
6111203000..................................        1.0064        0.9937
6111205000..................................        1.0064        0.9937
6111206010..................................        1.0064        0.9937
6111206020..................................        1.0064        0.9937
6111206030..................................        1.0064        0.9937
6111305020..................................        0.2516        0.2484
6112110050..................................        0.7548        0.7453
6112120010..................................        0.2516        0.2484
6112120030..................................        0.2516        0.2484
6112120040..................................        0.2516        0.2484
6112120050..................................        0.2516        0.2484
6112120060..................................        0.2516        0.2484
6112390010..................................        1.1322        1.1179
6112490010..................................        0.9435        0.9316
6114200005..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6114200010..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6114200015..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6114200020..................................         1.286        1.2698
6114200040..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6114200046..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6114200052..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6114200060..................................        0.9002        0.8889
6114301010..................................        0.2572        0.2540
6114301020..................................        0.2572        0.2540
6114303030..................................        0.2572        0.2540
6116101300..................................        0.3655        0.3609
6116101720..................................        0.8528        0.8421
6116926420..................................        1.0965        1.0827
6116926430..................................        1.2183        1.2029
6116926440..................................        1.0965        1.0827
6116928800..................................        1.0965        1.0827
6117809510..................................        0.9747        0.9624
6117809540..................................        0.3655        0.3609
6201121000..................................         0.948        0.9361
6201122010..................................        0.8953        0.8840
6201122050..................................        0.6847        0.6761
6201122060..................................        0.6847        0.6761
6201134030..................................        0.2633        0.2600
6201921000..................................        0.9267        0.9150
6201921500..................................        1.1583        1.1437
6201922010..................................        1.0296        1.0166
6201922021..................................        1.2871        1.2709
6201922031..................................        1.2871        1.2709
6201922041..................................        1.2871        1.2709
6201922051..................................        1.0296        1.0166
6201922061..................................        1.0296        1.0166
6201931000..................................        0.3089        0.3050
6201933511..................................        0.2574        0.2542
6201933521..................................        0.2574        0.2542
6201999060..................................        0.2574        0.2542
6202121000..................................        0.9372        0.9254
6202122010..................................        1.1064        1.0925
6202122025..................................        1.3017        1.2853
6202122050..................................        0.8461        0.8354
6202122060..................................        0.8461        0.8354
6202134005..................................        0.2664        0.2630
6202134020..................................         0.333        0.3288
6202921000..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6202921500..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6202922026..................................        1.3017        1.2853
6202922061..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6202922071..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6202931000..................................        0.3124        0.3085
6202935011..................................        0.2603        0.2570
6202935021..................................        0.2603        0.2570
6203122010..................................        0.1302        0.1286
6203221000..................................        1.3017        1.2853
6203322010..................................        1.2366        1.2210
6203322040..................................        1.2366        1.2210
6203332010..................................        0.1302        0.1286
6203392010..................................        1.1715        1.1567
6203399060..................................        0.2603        0.2570
6203422010..................................        0.9961        0.9835
6203422025..................................        0.9961        0.9835
6203422050..................................        0.9961        0.9835
6203422090..................................        0.9961        0.9835
6203431500..................................        0.1245        0.1229
6203434010..................................        0.1232        0.1216
6203434020..................................        0.1232        0.1216
6203434030..................................        0.1232        0.1216
6203434040..................................        0.1232        0.1216
6203498045..................................         0.249        0.2459
6204132010..................................        0.1302        0.1286
6204192000..................................        0.1302        0.1286
6204198090..................................        0.2603        0.2570
6204221000..................................        1.3017        1.2853
6204223030..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6204223040..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6204223050..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6204223060..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6204223065..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6204292040..................................        0.3254        0.3213
6204322010..................................        1.2366        1.2210
6204322030..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6204322040..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6204423010..................................        1.2728        1.2568
6204423030..................................        0.9546        0.9426
6204423040..................................        0.9546        0.9426
6204423050..................................        0.9546        0.9426
6204423060..................................        0.9546        0.9426
6204522010..................................        1.2654        1.2495
6204522030..................................        1.2654        1.2495
6204522040..................................        1.2654        1.2495
6204522070..................................        1.0656        1.0522
6204522080..................................        1.0656        1.0522
6204533010..................................        0.2664        0.2630
6204594060..................................        0.2664        0.2630
6204622010..................................        0.9961        0.9835
6204622025..................................        0.9961        0.9835
6204622050..................................        0.9961        0.9835
6204633510..................................        0.2546        0.2514
6204633530..................................        0.2546        0.2514
6204633532..................................        0.2437        0.2406
6204633540..................................        0.2437        0.2406
6204692510..................................         0.249        0.2459
6204692540..................................        0.2437        0.2406
6204699044..................................         0.249        0.2459
6204699046..................................         0.249        0.2459
6204699050..................................         0.249        0.2459
6205302010..................................        0.3113        0.3074
6205302030..................................        0.3113        0.3074
6205302040..................................        0.3113        0.3074
6205302050..................................        0.3113        0.3074
6205302080..................................        0.3113        0.3074
6206100040..................................        0.1245        0.1229
6206403010..................................        0.3113        0.3074
6206403030..................................        0.3113        0.3074
6206900040..................................         0.249        0.2459
6207110000..................................        1.0852        1.0715
6207199010..................................        0.3617        0.3571
6207210030..................................        1.1085        1.0945
6207220000..................................        0.3695        0.3648
6207911000..................................        1.1455        1.1311
6207913010..................................        1.1455        1.1311
6207913020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
6208210010..................................        1.0583        1.0450
6208210020..................................        1.0583        1.0450
6208220000..................................        0.1245        0.1229
6208911010..................................        1.1455        1.1311
6208911020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
6208913010..................................        1.1455        1.1311
6209201000..................................        1.1577        1.1431
6209203000..................................        0.9749        0.9626
6209205030..................................        0.9749        0.9626
6209205035..................................        0.9749        0.9626
6209205040..................................        1.2186        1.2032
6209205045..................................        0.9749        0.9626
6209205050..................................        0.9749        0.9626
6209303020..................................        0.2463        0.2432
6209303040..................................        0.2463        0.2432
6210109010..................................        0.2291        0.2262
6210403000..................................        0.0391        0.0386
6211111010..................................        0.1273        0.1257
6211111020..................................        0.1273        0.1257
6211118010..................................        1.1455        1.1311
6211118020..................................        1.1455        1.1311
6211320007..................................        0.8461        0.8354
6211320010..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6211320015..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6211320030..................................        0.9763        0.9640
6211320060..................................        0.9763        0.9640

[[Page 69526]]

 
6211320070..................................        0.9763        0.9640
6211330010..................................        0.3254        0.3213
6211330030..................................        0.3905        0.3856
6211330035..................................        0.3905        0.3856
6211330040..................................        0.3905        0.3856
6211420010..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6211420020..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6211420025..................................        1.1715        1.1567
6211420060..................................        1.0413        1.0282
6211420070..................................        1.1715        1.1567
6211430010..................................        0.2603        0.2570
6211430030..................................        0.2603        0.2570
6211430040..................................        0.2603        0.2570
6211430050..................................        0.2603        0.2570
6211430060..................................        0.2603        0.2570
6211430066..................................        0.2603        0.2570
6212105020..................................        0.2412        0.2382
6212109010..................................        0.9646        0.9524
6212109020..................................        0.2412        0.2382
6212200020..................................        0.3014        0.2976
6212900030..................................        0.1929        0.1905
6213201000..................................        1.1809        1.1660
6213202000..................................        1.0628        1.0494
6213901000..................................        0.4724        0.4664
6214900010..................................        0.9043        0.8929
6216000800..................................        0.2351        0.2321
6216001720..................................        0.6752        0.6667
6216003800..................................        1.2058        1.1906
6216004100..................................        1.2058        1.1906
6217109510..................................        1.0182        1.0054
6217109530..................................        0.2546        0.2514
6301300010..................................        0.8766        0.8656
6301300020..................................        0.8766        0.8656
6302100005..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302100008..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302100015..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302215010..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302215020..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302217010..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302217020..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302217050..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302219010..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302219020..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302219050..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302222010..................................        0.4091        0.4039
6302222020..................................        0.4091        0.4039
6302313010..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302313050..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302315050..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302317010..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302317020..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302317040..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302317050..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302319010..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302319040..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302319050..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302322020..................................        0.4091        0.4039
6302322040..................................        0.4091        0.4039
6302402010..................................        0.9935        0.9810
6302511000..................................        0.5844        0.5770
6302512000..................................        0.8766        0.8656
6302513000..................................        0.5844        0.5770
6302514000..................................        0.8182        0.8079
6302600010..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302600020..................................         1.052        1.0387
6302600030..................................         1.052        1.0387
6302910005..................................         1.052        1.0387
6302910015..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6302910025..................................         1.052        1.0387
6302910035..................................         1.052        1.0387
6302910045..................................         1.052        1.0387
6302910050..................................         1.052        1.0387
6302910060..................................         1.052        1.0387
6303910010..................................        0.6429        0.6348
6303910020..................................        0.6429        0.6348
6304111000..................................        1.0629        1.0495
6304190500..................................         1.052        1.0387
6304191000..................................        1.1689        1.1542
6304191500..................................        0.4091        0.4039
6304192000..................................        0.4091        0.4039
6304910020..................................        0.9351        0.9233
6304920000..................................        0.9351        0.9233
6505302070..................................        0.3113        0.3074
6505901540..................................         0.181        0.1787
6505902060..................................        0.9935        0.9810
6505902545..................................        0.5844        0.5770
------------------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * *

    Dated: November 13, 2008.
James E. Link,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E8-27397 Filed 11-18-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P