Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund and Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund, 6419-6421 [2020-01296]

Download as PDF 6419 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 24 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Benjamin Chan, Director for Grant Programs Branch, Global Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA; email: pimawool@fas.usda.gov, 202– 720–8877. Background DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Purpose of the Regulatory Action Commodity Credit Corporation On March 9, 2015, FAS published a final rule in the Federal Register (80 FR 12321) for the Agriculture Pima Trust and the Agriculture Wool Trust programs. That rule was subsequently amended on November 18, 2016, (81 FR 81657) based on comments received to add details for the Refund of Duties Paid on Imports of Certain Wool Products payment. This current rule reflects minor changes to the Department of Agriculture’s administration of the Wool Trust Fund, made by section 12603 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This rule also reflects minor changes to the Department of Agriculture’s administration of the Agriculture Pima Trust Fund made by Section 12602 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. 7 CFR Part 1471 RIN 0551–AB00 Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund and Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund Foreign Agricultural Service and Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), USDA. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule makes amendments to regulations for the Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund (Agriculture Pima Trust Fund) and the Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (Wool Trust Fund) programs. This final rule makes minor changes to the Department of Agriculture’s administration of the Wool Trust Fund, required by section 12603 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Statutory changes were made with respect to two of the four types of payments available under the Wool Trust Fund, the Refund of Duties Paid on Imports of Certain Wool Products (Wool Duty Refund program) and the Payments to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics (Wool Grant program). In addition, new regulatory language is required to update the payment expiration calendar year and for submission of affidavits that apply to all four payments made available under the Wool Trust Fund. This final rule also makes minor changes to the Department of Agriculture’s administration of the Agriculture Pima Trust Fund per section 12602 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. New regulatory language is required for updating the payment expiration calendar year and to include information in the required affidavit of yarn spinners. DATES: This final rule is effective February 5, 2020. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 Effective Date and Notice and Comment In general, the Administrative Procedure Act (APA, 5 U.S.C. 553) requires that a notice of proposed rulemaking be published in the Federal Register for interested persons to be given an opportunity to participate in the rulemaking through submission of written data, views, or arguments with or without opportunity for oral presentation and requires a 30-day delay in the effective date of rules, except when the rule involves a matter relating to public property, loans, grants, benefits, or contracts. This rule involves matters relating to contracts and therefore the requirements in section 553 do not apply. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designated this rule as not major under the Congressional Review Act, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Therefore, FAS is not required to delay the effective date for 60 days from the date of publication to allow for Congressional review. Accordingly, this rule is effective upon publication in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Executive Order 12866, 13563, 13771 and 13777 Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ and Executive Order 13563, ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,’’ direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasized the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. The requirements in Executive Orders 12866 and 13573 for the analysis of costs and benefits to loans apply to rules that are determined to be significant. Executive Order 13777, ‘‘Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,’’ established a federal policy to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens on the American people. OMB designated this rule as not significant for the purposes of Executive Order 12866 and was not reviewed by OMB. A cost-benefit assessment of this rule was not required for either Executive Orders 12866 or 13563. Executive Order 12372 This final rule is not subject to Executive Order 12372, ‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs,’’ which requires consultation with State and local officials that would be directly affected by proposed Federal financial assistance. The objectives of the Executive Order are to foster an intergovernmental partnership and a strengthened federalism, by relying on State and local processes for State and local government coordination and review of proposed Federal financial assistance and direct Federal development. For reasons specified in the final rule related notice regarding 7 CFR part 3015, (48 FR 29115, June 24, 1983), the programs and activities within this rule are excluded from the scope of Executive Order 12372. Executive Order 12988 This rule has been reviewed in accordance with Executive Order 12988, ‘‘Civil Justice Reform.’’ This rule does not preempt State or local laws, regulations, or policies unless they E:\FR\FM\05FER1.SGM 05FER1 6420 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Rules and Regulations present an irreconcilable conflict with this rule. This rule will not be retroactive. Executive Order 13132 This final rule has been reviewed under Executive order 13132, ‘‘Federalism.’’ The policies contained in this final rule do not have any substantial direct effect on States, on the relationship between the Federal Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, except as required by law. Nor does this final rule impose substantial direct compliance costs on State and local governments. Therefore, consultation with the States is not required. Executive Order 13175 This final rule has been reviewed in accordance with the requirements of Executive Order 13175, ‘‘Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments.’’ Executive Order 13175 requires federal agencies to consult and coordinate with Tribes on a government-to-government basis on policies that have Tribal implications, including regulations, legislative comments or proposed legislation, and other policy statements or actions that have substantial direct effects on one or more Indian Tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes. USDA has assessed the impact of this rule on Indian Tribes and determined that this rule does not have Trial implications that required Tribal consultation under Executive Order 13175. If a Tribe requests consultation, FAS will work with the USDA Office of Tribal Relations to ensure meaningful consultation is provided. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this final rule because FAS is not required by 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking with respect to the subject matter of this final rule. Environmental Review The environmental impacts of this rule have been considered in a manner consistent with the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and FSA regulations for compliance with NEPA that apply to CCC activities (7 CFR part 799). FAS has VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 determined that NEPA does not apply to this final rule and that no environmental assessment or environmental impact statement will be prepared. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act This final rule does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA). Therefore, this rule is not subject to the requirements of sections 202 and 205 of UMRA. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), this rule does not change the information collection approved by OMB under control number 0551–0044. E-Government Act Compliance FAS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information, services, and for other purposes. The forms, regulations, and other information collection activities required to be utilized by a person subject to this final rule are available at: http://www.fas.usda.gov. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1471 Agricultural commodities, imports. Accordingly, 7 CFR part 1471 is amended as follows: PART 1471—PIMA AGRICULTURE COTTON TRUST FUND (AGRICULTURE PIMA TRUST) AND AGRICULTURE WOOL APPAREL MANUFACTURERS TRUST FUND (AGRICULTURE WOOL TRUST) a. In the introductory text, remove the year ‘‘2018’’ and add the year ‘‘2023’’ in its place; ■ b. In paragraph (b) introductory text, remove the phrase ‘‘2013 and’’; ■ c. In paragraph (b)(1), remove the first occurrence of the year ‘‘2013’’ and add the words ‘‘the prior calendar year’’ in its place and remove the phrase ‘‘calendar year 2013’’ and add the phrase ‘‘the prior calendar year’’ in its place; ■ c. In paragraph (b)(2), remove the phrase ‘‘calendar year 2013’’ and add the words ‘‘the prior calendar year’’ in its place; ■ d. In paragraph (c) introductory text, remove the phrase ‘‘calendar year 2013’’ and add the phrase ‘‘the prior calendar year’’ in its place; and ■ e. Add paragraphs (c)(3) and (4). The additions read as follows: ■ § 1471.2 Pima cotton payments. * * * * * (c) * * * (3) A yarn spinner will not receive an amount under paragraph (b)(1) of this section that exceeds the cost of pima cotton that was: (i) Purchased during the prior calendar year; and (ii) Used in spinning any cotton yarns. (4) The Secretary will reallocate any amounts reduced by reason of the limitation under paragraph (b) of this section to spinners using the ratio described in paragraph (b) of this section, disregarding production of any spinner subject to that limitation. ■ 4. Amend § 1471.3 as follows: ■ a. In paragraphs (a) and (c) remove the phrase ‘‘calendar year 2013’’ and add the phrase ‘‘the prior calendar year’’ in its place; ■ b. In paragraph (b), remove the phrase ‘‘During 2013’’ and in its place the phrase ‘‘In the prior calendar year’’; and ■ c. Add paragraph (d). The addition reads as follows: ■ 1. The authority citation for part 1471 is revised to read as follows. § 1471.3 Affidavit of producers of ring spun pima cotton yarn. Authority: Sections 501–506, Pub. L. 106– 200, (114 Stat. 299–304); section 4002, Pub. L. 108–429 (7 U.S.C. 7101 note); section 1633, Pub. L. 109–280 (120 Stat. 1166); section 325, Pub. L. 110–343 (122 Stat. 3875); sections 12314 and 12315, Pub. L. 113–79 (7 U.S.C. 2101 note and 7101 note); and sections 12602 and 12603, Pub. L. 115–334 (7 U.S.C. 2101 note). * Subpart A—Agriculture Pima Trust ■ ■ § 1471.1 [Amended] 2. Amend § 1471.1(b)(2) by removing ‘‘2015 through 2018’’ and adding ‘‘2019 through 2023’’ in its place. ■ ■ 3. Amend § 1471.2 as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * * * (d) The dollar amount of pima cotton purchased during the prior calendar year that was used in spinning any cotton yarns, and for which the producer maintains supporting documentation. § 1471.4 [Amended] 5. Amend § 1471.4 as follows: a. In paragraph (a)(1), remove the phrase ‘‘and during calendar year 2013’’; ■ b. In paragraph (a)(2), remove the phrase ‘‘calendar year 2013’’ and add ‘‘the prior calendar year’’ in its place; and E:\FR\FM\05FER1.SGM 05FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Rules and Regulations c. In paragraph (a)(4), remove the phrase ‘‘2013 and in’’. II. Overview ■ Subpart B—Agriculture Wool Trust § 1471.10 [Amended] 6. Amend § 1471.10, in paragraph (b)(2) by removing ‘‘2015 through 2019’’ and adding the years ‘‘2019 through 2023’’ in its place. ■ Dated: January 14, 2020. Robert Stephenson, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. In concurrence with: Dated: December 23, 2019. Clay Hamilton, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2020–01296 Filed 2–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Parts 600 and 604 RIN 3052–AD17 Organization and Functions; Farm Credit Administration Board Meetings Farm Credit Administration. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or Agency) issues a final rule amending its regulations to reflect changes in the Agency’s organizational structure and to correct the mailing address for the McLean office. SUMMARY: This regulation will become effective no earlier than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register during which either one or both Houses of Congress are in session. We will publish a document announcing the effective date in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul K. Gibbs, Associate Director, Office of Regulatory Policy, Farm Credit Administration, (703) 883–4203, TTY (703) 883–4056; or Autumn R. Agans, Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Farm Credit Administration, (703) 883–4020, TTY (703) 883–4056. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES DATES: I. Objectives The objective of this final rule is to reflect changes to FCA’s organizational structure and to correct the mailing address for the McLean office. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 On November 5, 2019, the FCA Board approved an organizational chart that created the Office of Data Analytics and Economics. This change will allow the Agency to continue on its path to becoming a more data-driven policymaking organization. Further, there are sections of 12 CFR 604.425(a)and 604.440 that only list the FCA Board address as McLean, excluding the street address. III. Organizational Structure The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, requires, in part, that each Federal agency publish in the Federal Register, for the guidance of the public, a description of its organization structure. Accordingly, we revise our regulations as follows: 1. Changing § 600.4(a) by: a. Removing the Office of Management Services from the responsibilities of the Chief Operating Officer listed in paragraph (a)(7) and replacing it with the Office of Agency Services; b. Adding the Office of Information Technology, the Office of Chief Financial Officer and the Office of Data Analytics and Economics to the responsibilities of the Chief Operating Officer listed in paragraph (a)(7); c. Removing personnel security programs from the programs overseen by the Office of Chief Financial Officer listed in paragraph (a)(9) and adding personnel security programs to the services managed by the Office of Agency Services listed in paragraph (a)(8); and d. Adding the Office of Data Analytics and Economics in the organizational structure as one of FCA’s primary offices, in a new section. 2. Adding 1501 Farm Credit Drive to the address in the first line of § 604.425(a). 3. Adding 1501 Farm Credit Drive to the address in the last line of § 604.440. IV. Certain Findings We have determined that the amendments involve Agency management and personnel and other minor technical changes. Therefore, the amendments do not constitute a rulemaking under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 551, 553(a)(2). Under the APA, the public may participate in the promulgation of rules that have a substantial impact on the public. The amendments to our regulations relate to Agency management and personnel are a minor technical change only and have no direct impact on the public and, PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 6421 therefore, do not require public participation. Even if these amendments were a rulemaking under 5 U.S.C. 551, 553(a)(2) of the APA, we have determined that notice and public comment are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A) and (B) of the APA, an agency may publish regulations in final form when they involve matters of agency organization or where the agency for good cause finds that notice and public comment are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. As discussed above, these amendments result from recent office reorganizations. Because the amendments will provide accurate and current information on the organization of FCA, it would be contrary to the public interest to delay amending the regulations. V. Regulatory Flexibility Act Pursuant to section 605(b) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), FCA hereby certifies that the final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Each of the banks in the Farm Credit System (System), considered together with its affiliated associations, has assets and annual income in excess of the amounts that would qualify them as small entities. Therefore, System institutions are not ‘‘small entities’’ as defined in the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects 12 CFR Part 600 Organization and functions (Government agencies). 12 CFR Part 604 Farm Credit Administration Board Meetings. For the reasons stated in the preamble, parts 600 and 604 of chapter VI, title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations, are amended as follows: PART 600—ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS 1. The authority citation for part 600 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Secs. 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, 5.17, 8.11 of the Farm Credit Act (12 U.S.C. 2241, 2242, 2243, 2244, 2245, 2252, 2279aa– 11). ■ 2. Revise § 600.4 to read as follows: § 600.4 Organization of the Farm Credit Administration. (a) Offices and functions. The primary offices of the FCA are: E:\FR\FM\05FER1.SGM 05FER1

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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. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

7 CFR Part 1471

RIN 0551-AB00


Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund and Agriculture Wool Apparel 
Manufacturers Trust Fund

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service and Commodity Credit Corporation 
(CCC), USDA.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule makes amendments to regulations for the Pima 
Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund (Agriculture Pima Trust Fund) and the 
Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (Wool Trust Fund) 
programs. This final rule makes minor changes to the Department of 
Agriculture's administration of the Wool Trust Fund, required by 
section 12603 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Statutory 
changes were made with respect to two of the four types of payments 
available under the Wool Trust Fund, the Refund of Duties Paid on 
Imports of Certain Wool Products (Wool Duty Refund program) and the 
Payments to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics (Wool Grant 
program). In addition, new regulatory language is required to update 
the payment expiration calendar year and for submission of affidavits 
that apply to all four payments made available under the Wool Trust 
Fund. This final rule also makes minor changes to the Department of 
Agriculture's administration of the Agriculture Pima Trust Fund per 
section 12602 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. New 
regulatory language is required for updating the payment expiration 
calendar year and to include information in the required affidavit of 
yarn spinners.

DATES: This final rule is effective February 5, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Chan, Director for Grant 
Programs Branch, Global Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA; 
email: [email protected], 202-720-8877.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

Purpose of the Regulatory Action

    On March 9, 2015, FAS published a final rule in the Federal 
Register (80 FR 12321) for the Agriculture Pima Trust and the 
Agriculture Wool Trust programs. That rule was subsequently amended on 
November 18, 2016, (81 FR 81657) based on comments received to add 
details for the Refund of Duties Paid on Imports of Certain Wool 
Products payment. This current rule reflects minor changes to the 
Department of Agriculture's administration of the Wool Trust Fund, made 
by section 12603 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This rule 
also reflects minor changes to the Department of Agriculture's 
administration of the Agriculture Pima Trust Fund made by Section 12602 
of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.

Effective Date and Notice and Comment

    In general, the Administrative Procedure Act (APA, 5 U.S.C. 553) 
requires that a notice of proposed rulemaking be published in the 
Federal Register for interested persons to be given an opportunity to 
participate in the rulemaking through submission of written data, 
views, or arguments with or without opportunity for oral presentation 
and requires a 30-day delay in the effective date of rules, except when 
the rule involves a matter relating to public property, loans, grants, 
benefits, or contracts. This rule involves matters relating to 
contracts and therefore the requirements in section 553 do not apply.
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designated this rule as 
not major under the Congressional Review Act, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 
804(2). Therefore, FAS is not required to delay the effective date for 
60 days from the date of publication to allow for Congressional review.
    Accordingly, this rule is effective upon publication in the Federal 
Register.

Executive Order 12866, 13563, 13771 and 13777

    Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and 
Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' 
direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available 
regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select 
regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential 
economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive 
impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasized the importance 
of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of 
harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. The requirements in 
Executive Orders 12866 and 13573 for the analysis of costs and benefits 
to loans apply to rules that are determined to be significant. 
Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' 
established a federal policy to alleviate unnecessary regulatory 
burdens on the American people.
    OMB designated this rule as not significant for the purposes of 
Executive Order 12866 and was not reviewed by OMB. A cost-benefit 
assessment of this rule was not required for either Executive Orders 
12866 or 13563.

Executive Order 12372

    This final rule is not subject to Executive Order 12372, 
``Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs,'' which requires 
consultation with State and local officials that would be directly 
affected by proposed Federal financial assistance. The objectives of 
the Executive Order are to foster an intergovernmental partnership and 
a strengthened federalism, by relying on State and local processes for 
State and local government coordination and review of proposed Federal 
financial assistance and direct Federal development. For reasons 
specified in the final rule related notice regarding 7 CFR part 3015, 
(48 FR 29115, June 24, 1983), the programs and activities within this 
rule are excluded from the scope of Executive Order 12372.

Executive Order 12988

    This rule has been reviewed in accordance with Executive Order 
12988, ``Civil Justice Reform.'' This rule does not preempt State or 
local laws, regulations, or policies unless they

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present an irreconcilable conflict with this rule. This rule will not 
be retroactive.

Executive Order 13132

    This final rule has been reviewed under Executive order 13132, 
``Federalism.'' The policies contained in this final rule do not have 
any substantial direct effect on States, on the relationship between 
the Federal Government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government, except as 
required by law. Nor does this final rule impose substantial direct 
compliance costs on State and local governments. Therefore, 
consultation with the States is not required.

Executive Order 13175

    This final rule has been reviewed in accordance with the 
requirements of Executive Order 13175, ``Consultation and Coordination 
with Indian Tribal Governments.'' Executive Order 13175 requires 
federal agencies to consult and coordinate with Tribes on a government-
to-government basis on policies that have Tribal implications, 
including regulations, legislative comments or proposed legislation, 
and other policy statements or actions that have substantial direct 
effects on one or more Indian Tribes, on the relationship between the 
Federal Government and Indian Tribes or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian Tribes.
    USDA has assessed the impact of this rule on Indian Tribes and 
determined that this rule does not have Trial implications that 
required Tribal consultation under Executive Order 13175. If a Tribe 
requests consultation, FAS will work with the USDA Office of Tribal 
Relations to ensure meaningful consultation is provided.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act does not apply to this final rule 
because FAS is not required by 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law to publish 
a notice of proposed rulemaking with respect to the subject matter of 
this final rule.

Environmental Review

    The environmental impacts of this rule have been considered in a 
manner consistent with the provisions of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347), the regulations of the Council 
on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and FSA regulations 
for compliance with NEPA that apply to CCC activities (7 CFR part 799). 
FAS has determined that NEPA does not apply to this final rule and that 
no environmental assessment or environmental impact statement will be 
prepared.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

    This final rule does not impose any enforceable duty or contain any 
unfunded mandate as described under Title II of the Unfunded Mandates 
Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA). Therefore, this rule is not subject to the 
requirements of sections 202 and 205 of UMRA.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520), this rule does not change the information collection 
approved by OMB under control number 0551-0044.

E-Government Act Compliance

    FAS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act to promote 
the use of the internet and other information technologies to provide 
increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information, 
services, and for other purposes. The forms, regulations, and other 
information collection activities required to be utilized by a person 
subject to this final rule are available at: http://www.fas.usda.gov.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1471

    Agricultural commodities, imports.

    Accordingly, 7 CFR part 1471 is amended as follows:

PART 1471--PIMA AGRICULTURE COTTON TRUST FUND (AGRICULTURE PIMA 
TRUST) AND AGRICULTURE WOOL APPAREL MANUFACTURERS TRUST FUND 
(AGRICULTURE WOOL TRUST)

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1. The authority citation for part 1471 is revised to read as follows.

    Authority:  Sections 501-506, Pub. L. 106-200, (114 Stat. 299-
304); section 4002, Pub. L. 108-429 (7 U.S.C. 7101 note); section 
1633, Pub. L. 109-280 (120 Stat. 1166); section 325, Pub. L. 110-343 
(122 Stat. 3875); sections 12314 and 12315, Pub. L. 113-79 (7 U.S.C. 
2101 note and 7101 note); and sections 12602 and 12603, Pub. L. 115-
334 (7 U.S.C. 2101 note).

Subpart A--Agriculture Pima Trust


Sec.  1471.1   [Amended]

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2. Amend Sec.  1471.1(b)(2) by removing ``2015 through 2018'' and 
adding ``2019 through 2023'' in its place.

0
3. Amend Sec.  1471.2 as follows:
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a. In the introductory text, remove the year ``2018'' and add the year 
``2023'' in its place;
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b. In paragraph (b) introductory text, remove the phrase ``2013 and'';
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c. In paragraph (b)(1), remove the first occurrence of the year 
``2013'' and add the words ``the prior calendar year'' in its place and 
remove the phrase ``calendar year 2013'' and add the phrase ``the prior 
calendar year'' in its place;
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c. In paragraph (b)(2), remove the phrase ``calendar year 2013'' and 
add the words ``the prior calendar year'' in its place;
0
d. In paragraph (c) introductory text, remove the phrase ``calendar 
year 2013'' and add the phrase ``the prior calendar year'' in its 
place; and
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e. Add paragraphs (c)(3) and (4).
    The additions read as follows:


Sec.  1471.2   Pima cotton payments.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (3) A yarn spinner will not receive an amount under paragraph 
(b)(1) of this section that exceeds the cost of pima cotton that was:
    (i) Purchased during the prior calendar year; and
    (ii) Used in spinning any cotton yarns.
    (4) The Secretary will reallocate any amounts reduced by reason of 
the limitation under paragraph (b) of this section to spinners using 
the ratio described in paragraph (b) of this section, disregarding 
production of any spinner subject to that limitation.

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4. Amend Sec.  1471.3 as follows:
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a. In paragraphs (a) and (c) remove the phrase ``calendar year 2013'' 
and add the phrase ``the prior calendar year'' in its place;
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b. In paragraph (b), remove the phrase ``During 2013'' and in its place 
the phrase ``In the prior calendar year''; and
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c. Add paragraph (d).
    The addition reads as follows:


Sec.  1471.3   Affidavit of producers of ring spun pima cotton yarn.

* * * * *
    (d) The dollar amount of pima cotton purchased during the prior 
calendar year that was used in spinning any cotton yarns, and for which 
the producer maintains supporting documentation.


Sec.  1471.4   [Amended]

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5. Amend Sec.  1471.4 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (a)(1), remove the phrase ``and during calendar year 
2013'';
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b. In paragraph (a)(2), remove the phrase ``calendar year 2013'' and 
add ``the prior calendar year'' in its place; and

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c. In paragraph (a)(4), remove the phrase ``2013 and in''.

Subpart B--Agriculture Wool Trust


Sec.  1471.10   [Amended]

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6. Amend Sec.  1471.10, in paragraph (b)(2) by removing ``2015 through 
2019'' and adding the years ``2019 through 2023'' in its place.

     Dated: January 14, 2020.
Robert Stephenson,
Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.

    In concurrence with:

    Dated: December 23, 2019.
Clay Hamilton,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
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