Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order; Continuance Referendum, 54945-54946 [2020-17547]

Download as PDF 54945 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 172 Thursday, September 3, 2020 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406–S, Stop 0244, Washington, DC 20250–0244; Stacy Jones King at (202) 720–4140 or via electronic mail: Stacy.JonesKing@usda.gov. Pursuant to the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7411–7425) (1996 Act), it is hereby directed that a referendum be conducted to ascertain whether continuance of the Paper and Paper-Based packaging Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (7 CFR part 1222) is favored by eligible domestic manufacturers and importers of paper and paper-based packaging. The program is authorized under the 1996 Act. The representative period for establishing voter eligibility for the referendum shall be the period from January 1 through December 31, 2019. Persons who domestically manufactured and imported 100,000 short tons or more of paper and paper-based packaging during the representative period are eligible to vote in the referendum. Persons who received an exemption from assessments pursuant to § 1222.53 for the entire representative period are ineligible to vote. The Department will provide the option for electronic balloting. The referendum will be conducted by express mail and electronic ballot from October 12 through October 23, 2020. Further details will be provided in the ballot instructions. The program took effect in 2013. Section 518 of the 1996 Act (7 U.S.C. 7417) authorizes continuance referenda. Under § 1222.81(b) of the Order, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must conduct a referendum no later than seven years after the program became effective and every seven years thereafter or when 10 percent or more of persons eligible to vote petition the Secretary of Agriculture to hold a referendum to determine if persons subject to assessment favor continuance of the program. USDA would continue the program if continuance is favored by a majority of domestic manufacturers and importers of paper and paper-based packaging voting in the referendum who also represent a majority of the volume of paper and paper-based packaging represented in the referendum. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 1222 [Document No. AMS–SC–19–0110] Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order; Continuance Referendum Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notification of referendum order. AGENCY: This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible domestic manufacturers and importers of paper and paper-based packaging to determine whether they favor continuance of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) regulations regarding a national paper and paperbased packaging research and promotion program. DATES: This referendum will be conducted by express mail and electronic ballot from October 12, 2020, through October 23, 2020. Persons who domestically manufactured and imported 100,000 short tons or more of paper and paper-based packaging during the representative period from January 1 through December 31, 2019, are eligible to vote in the referendum. Ballots delivered to AMS via express mail or email must show proof of delivery by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on October 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research, and Information Order may be obtained from: Referendum Agent, Promotion and Economics Division (PED), Specialty Crops Program (SCP), AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406–S, Stop 0244, Washington, DC 20250–0244, telephone: (202) 720–9915; facsimile: (202) 205– 2800. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacy Jones King, Marketing Specialist, Promotion and Economics Division, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Sep 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the referendum ballot has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned OMB No. 0581–0093. It has been estimated that approximately 40 entities will be eligible to vote in the referendum. It will take an average of 15 minutes for each voter to read the voting instructions and complete the referendum ballot. Referendum Order Stacy Jones King, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, and Heather Pichelman, Director, Promotion and Economics Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, Stop 0244, Room 1406–S, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–0244, are designated as the referendum agents to conduct this referendum. The referendum procedures at 7 CFR 1222.100 through 1222.108, which were issued pursuant to the 1996 Act, shall be used to conduct the referendum. The referendum agents will express mail or email the ballots to be cast in the referendum and voting instructions to all known, eligible domestic manufacturers and importers prior to the first day of the voting period. Persons who domestically manufactured and imported 100,000 short tons or more of paper and paper-based packaging during the representative period are eligible to vote. Persons who received an exemption from assessments pursuant to § 1222.53 during the entire representative period are ineligible to vote. Any eligible domestic manufacturer or importer who does not receive a ballot should contact a referendum agent no later than one week before the end of the voting period. Ballots delivered via express mail or email must show proof of delivery by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on October 23, 2020. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1222 Administrative practice and procedure, Advertising, Consumer information, Marketing agreements, Promotion, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Paper and Paper-based Packaging. E:\FR\FM\03SEP1.SGM 03SEP1 54946 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 172 / Thursday, September 3, 2020 / Proposed Rules Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7411–7425; 7 U.S.C. 7401. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17547 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 12 CFR Part 22 [Docket ID OCC–2020–0008] FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 12 CFR Part 208 [Docket No. OP–1720] FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 12 CFR Part 339 RIN 3064–ZA16 FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 614 RIN 3052–AD42 NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 760 RIN 3133–AF14 Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance; Extension of Comment Period Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC); Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); Farm Credit Administration (FCA); National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notification and request for comment; extension of comment period. AGENCY: On July 6, 2020, the OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and NCUA (collectively, the Agencies) published in the Federal Register a notice soliciting comments on a proposal to reorganize, revise, and expand the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance (July 2020 Proposed Questions and Answers). The July 2020 Proposed Questions and Answers provided for a comment period ending on September 4, 2020. The Agencies have determined that an extension of jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Sep 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 the comment period until November 3, 2020, is appropriate. This action will allow interested parties additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare and submit comments. DATES: The comment period for the proposed revisions to the Interagency Flood Questions and Answers, published on July 6, 2020 (85 FR 40442), is extended from September 4, 2020, to November 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the methods identified in the proposal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OCC: Rhonda L. Daniels, Compliance Specialist, Compliance Risk Policy Division, (202) 649–5405; Heidi M. Thomas, Special Counsel, or Cyndy MacMahon, Attorney, Chief Counsel’s Office, (202) 649–6350, or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597. Board: Lanette Meister, Senior Supervisory Consumer Financial Services Analyst (202) 452–2705 or Vivian W. Wong, Senior Counsel (202) 452–3667, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs; Daniel Ericson, Senior Counsel (202) 452–3359, Legal Division; for users of Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) only, contact (202) 263–4869. FDIC: Navid Choudhury, Counsel, Policy Unit, Legal Division, (202) 898– 6526; or Simin Ho, Senior Policy Analyst, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, (202) 898–6907. FCA: Ira D. Marshall, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Regulatory Policy, (703) 883–4379, TTY (703) 883–4056 or Jennifer Cohn, Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel, (720) 213–0440. NCUA: Sarah Chung, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel, (703) 518–6540, or Lou Pham, Senior Credit Specialist, Office of Examination and Insurance, (703) 518–6360. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 6, 2020, the Agencies published in the Federal Register 1 a notice soliciting comments on a proposal to reorganize, revise, and expand the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance (July 2020 Proposed Questions and Answers). The Agencies proposed new and revised guidance addressing the most frequently asked questions and answers about flood insurance to help lenders meet their responsibilities under Federal flood insurance law and to increase public understanding of these requirements. The July 2020 Proposed Questions and Answers stated that the comment period would close on September 4, 2020. The Agencies received public comments requesting an extension of the comment period due to the extent of the revisions proposed by the Agencies and the COVID–19 emergency. An extension of the comment period will provide additional opportunity for the public to review and prepare comments. Therefore, the Agencies are extending the end of the comment period for the proposal from September 4, 2020, to November 3, 2020. Blake Paulson, Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Operating Officer. Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Dated at Washington, DC, on August 31, 2020. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. Dated at McLean, VA, this 31st day of August 2020. Dale Aultman, Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board. Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, National Credit Union Administration. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 172 (Thursday, September 3, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 54945-54946]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-17547]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 172 / Thursday, September 3, 2020 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 1222

[Document No. AMS-SC-19-0110]


Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and 
Information Order; Continuance Referendum

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notification of referendum order.

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SUMMARY: This document directs that a referendum be conducted among 
eligible domestic manufacturers and importers of paper and paper-based 
packaging to determine whether they favor continuance of the 
Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) regulations regarding a national 
paper and paper-based packaging research and promotion program.

DATES: This referendum will be conducted by express mail and electronic 
ballot from October 12, 2020, through October 23, 2020. Persons who 
domestically manufactured and imported 100,000 short tons or more of 
paper and paper-based packaging during the representative period from 
January 1 through December 31, 2019, are eligible to vote in the 
referendum. Ballots delivered to AMS via express mail or email must 
show proof of delivery by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 
October 23, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, 
Research, and Information Order may be obtained from: Referendum Agent, 
Promotion and Economics Division (PED), Specialty Crops Program (SCP), 
AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406-S, Stop 0244, 
Washington, DC 20250-0244, telephone: (202) 720-9915; facsimile: (202) 
205-2800.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacy Jones King, Marketing 
Specialist, Promotion and Economics Division, Specialty Crops Program, 
AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406-S, Stop 0244, 
Washington, DC 20250-0244; Stacy Jones King at (202) 720-4140 or via 
electronic mail: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Commodity Promotion, 
Research, and Information Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7411-7425) (1996 Act), 
it is hereby directed that a referendum be conducted to ascertain 
whether continuance of the Paper and Paper-Based packaging Research, 
Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (7 CFR 
part 1222) is favored by eligible domestic manufacturers and importers 
of paper and paper-based packaging. The program is authorized under the 
1996 Act.
    The representative period for establishing voter eligibility for 
the referendum shall be the period from January 1 through December 31, 
2019. Persons who domestically manufactured and imported 100,000 short 
tons or more of paper and paper-based packaging during the 
representative period are eligible to vote in the referendum. Persons 
who received an exemption from assessments pursuant to Sec.  1222.53 
for the entire representative period are ineligible to vote. The 
Department will provide the option for electronic balloting. The 
referendum will be conducted by express mail and electronic ballot from 
October 12 through October 23, 2020. Further details will be provided 
in the ballot instructions.
    The program took effect in 2013. Section 518 of the 1996 Act (7 
U.S.C. 7417) authorizes continuance referenda. Under Sec.  1222.81(b) 
of the Order, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must conduct a 
referendum no later than seven years after the program became effective 
and every seven years thereafter or when 10 percent or more of persons 
eligible to vote petition the Secretary of Agriculture to hold a 
referendum to determine if persons subject to assessment favor 
continuance of the program. USDA would continue the program if 
continuance is favored by a majority of domestic manufacturers and 
importers of paper and paper-based packaging voting in the referendum 
who also represent a majority of the volume of paper and paper-based 
packaging represented in the referendum.
    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35), the referendum ballot has been approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned OMB No. 0581-0093. It has been 
estimated that approximately 40 entities will be eligible to vote in 
the referendum. It will take an average of 15 minutes for each voter to 
read the voting instructions and complete the referendum ballot.

Referendum Order

    Stacy Jones King, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, and Heather 
Pichelman, Director, Promotion and Economics Division, Specialty Crops 
Program, AMS, USDA, Stop 0244, Room 1406-S, 1400 Independence Avenue 
SW, Washington, DC 20250-0244, are designated as the referendum agents 
to conduct this referendum. The referendum procedures at 7 CFR 1222.100 
through 1222.108, which were issued pursuant to the 1996 Act, shall be 
used to conduct the referendum.
    The referendum agents will express mail or email the ballots to be 
cast in the referendum and voting instructions to all known, eligible 
domestic manufacturers and importers prior to the first day of the 
voting period. Persons who domestically manufactured and imported 
100,000 short tons or more of paper and paper-based packaging during 
the representative period are eligible to vote. Persons who received an 
exemption from assessments pursuant to Sec.  1222.53 during the entire 
representative period are ineligible to vote. Any eligible domestic 
manufacturer or importer who does not receive a ballot should contact a 
referendum agent no later than one week before the end of the voting 
period. Ballots delivered via express mail or email must show proof of 
delivery by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on October 23, 
2020.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1222

    Administrative practice and procedure, Advertising, Consumer 
information, Marketing agreements, Promotion, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Paper and Paper-based Packaging.


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    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7411-7425; 7 U.S.C. 7401.

Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-17547 Filed 9-2-20; 8:45 am]
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