US (United States) Code. Title 7. Chapter 19: Cotton statistics and estimates

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7 USC CHAPTER 19 - COTTON STATISTICS AND ESTIMATES 01/06/03

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TITLE 7 - AGRICULTURE

CHAPTER 19 - COTTON STATISTICS AND ESTIMATES

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CHAPTER 19 - COTTON STATISTICS AND ESTIMATES

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Sec.

471. Statistics and estimates of grades and staple length of

cotton; collection and publication.

472. Information furnished of confidential character; penalty for

divulging information.

473. Persons required to furnish information; request; failure to

furnish; false information.

473a. Cotton classification services; fees for costs of services,

adjustments, surcharge, discounts, and announcement; sales of

samples; disposition of moneys.

473b. Market supply, demand, condition and prices; collection and

publication of information.

473c. Rules and regulations.

473c-1. Offenses in relation to sampling of cotton for

classification.

473c-2. Penalties for offenses relating to sampling of cotton.

473c-3. Liability of principal for act of agent.

473d. Quality tests and analyses by Secretary for breeders and

others; fees.

474. Powers of Secretary of Agriculture; appropriation.

475. Repealed.

476. Acreage reports.

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CHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This chapter is referred to in section 61a of this title.

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Sec. 471. Statistics and estimates of grades and staple length of

cotton; collection and publication

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The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to

collect and publish annually, on dates to be announced by him,

statistics or estimates concerning the grades and staple length of

stocks of cotton, known as the carry-over, on hand on the 1st of

August of each year in warehouses and other establishments of every

character in the continental United States; and following such

publication each year, to publish, at intervals in his discretion,

his estimate of the grades and staple length of cotton of the then

current crop: Provided, That not less than three such estimates

shall be published with respect to each crop. In any such

statistics or estimates published, the cotton which on the date for

which such statistics are published may be recognized as tenderable

on contracts of sale of cotton for future delivery under the United

States Cotton Futures Act, shall be stated separately from that

which may be untenderable under said Act.

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(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 1, 44 Stat. 1372.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The United States Cotton Futures Act, referred to in text, is

part A of act Aug. 11, 1916, ch. 313, 39 Stat. 476, which was

repealed by section 4 of act Feb. 10, 1939, ch. 2, 53 Stat. 1. For

complete classification of this Act to the Code prior to its

repeal, see Tables.

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SHORT TITLE OF 1987 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 100-108, Sec. 1, Aug. 20, 1987, 101 Stat. 728, provided:

''That this Act (amending section 473a of this title and enacting

provisions set out as notes under section 473a of this title) may

be cited as the 'Uniform Cotton Classing Fees Act of 1987'.''

SHORT TITLE

Act Mar. 3, 1927, which enacted sections 471 to 474 and amended

sections 475 and 476 of this title, is popularly known as the

''Cotton Statistics and Estimates Act''.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 2276 of this title.

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Sec. 472. Information furnished of confidential character; penalty

for divulging information

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The information furnished by any individual establishment under

the provisions of this chapter shall be considered as strictly

confidential and shall be used only for the statistical purpose for

which it is supplied. Any employee of the Department of

Agriculture who, without the written authority of the Secretary of

Agriculture, shall publish or communicate any information given

into his possession by reason of his employment under the

provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and

shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than $300 or more

than $1,000, or imprisoned for a period of not exceeding one year,

or both so fined and imprisoned, at the discretion of the court.

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(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 2, 44 Stat. 1373.)

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Sec. 473. Persons required to furnish information; request; failure

to furnish; false information

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It shall be the duty of every owner, president, treasurer,

secretary, director, or other officer or agent of any cotton

warehouse, cotton ginnery, cotton mill, or other place or

establishment where cotton is stored, whether conducted as a

corporation, firm, limited partnership, or individual, and of any

owner or holder of any cotton and of the agents and representatives

of any such owner or holder, when requested by the Secretary of

Agriculture or by any special agent or other employee of the

Department of Agriculture acting under the instructions of said

Secretary to furnish completely and correctly, to the best of his

knowledge, all of the information concerning the grades and staple

length of cotton on hand, and when requested to permit such agent

or employee of the Department of Agriculture to examine and

classify samples of all such cotton on hand. The request of the

Secretary of Agriculture for such information may be made in

writing or by a visiting representative, and if made in writing

shall be forwarded by registered mail, or by certified mail and the

registry receipt or receipt for certified mail of the United States

Postal Service shall be accepted as evidence of such demand. Any

owner, president, treasurer, secretary, director, or other officer

or agent of any cotton warehouse, cotton ginnery, cotton mill, or

other place or establishment where cotton is stored, or any owner

or holder of any cotton or the agent or representative of any such

owner or holder, who, under the conditions hereinbefore stated,

shall refuse or willfully neglect to furnish any information herein

provided for or shall willfully give answers that are false or

shall refuse to allow agents or employees of the Department of

Agriculture to examine or classify any cotton in store in any such

establishment, or in the hands of any owner or holder or of the

agent or representative of any such owner or holder, shall be

guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be

fined not less than $300 or more than $1,000.

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(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 3, 44 Stat. 1373; Pub. L. 86-507, Sec.

1(3), June 11, 1960, 74 Stat. 200; Pub. L. 91-375, Sec. 4(a), 6(o),

Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 773, 783.)

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AMENDMENTS

1960 - Pub. L. 86-507 inserted ''or by certified mail'' after

''registered mail'', and ''or receipt for certified mail'' after

''registry receipt.''

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CHANGE OF NAME

''United States Postal Service'' substituted in text for ''Post

Office Department'' pursuant to Pub. L. 91-375, Sec. 4(a), 6(o),

Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 773, 783, which are set out as notes

preceding section 101 of Title 39, Postal Service, and under

section 201 of Title 39, respectively, which abolished Post Office

Department, transferred its functions to United States Postal

Service, and provided that references in other laws to Post Office

Department shall be considered a reference to United States Postal

Service.

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Sec. 473a. Cotton classification services; fees for costs of

services, adjustments, surcharge, discounts, and announcement;

sales of samples; disposition of moneys

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Effective for each of fiscal years 1992 through 2007, the

Secretary of Agriculture shall make cotton classification services

available to producers of cotton and shall provide for the

collection of classification fees from participating producers, or

agents who voluntarily agree to collect and remit the fees on

behalf of producers. Such fees, together with the proceeds from

the sales of samples submitted under this section, shall cover as

nearly as practicable the cost of the services provided under this

section, including administrative and supervisory costs: Provided,

That (1) the uniform per bale classification fee to be collected

from producers, or their agents, for the classification service in

any year shall be the fee established in the previous year for the

prevailing method of classification service, exclusive of

adjustments to the fee made in the previous year under clauses (2),

(3), and (4), and as may be adjusted by the percentage change in

the implicit price deflator for the gross national product as

indexed during the most recent 12-month period for which statistics

are available; (2) the fee calculated in accordance with clause (1)

for a crop year may be increased by an amount not to exceed 1

percent for every 100,000 running bales, or portion thereof, that

the Secretary estimates will be classed by the United States

Department of Agriculture in the crop year below the level of

12,500,000 running bales, or decreased by a quantity not to exceed

1 percent for every 100,000 running bales, or portion thereof, that

the Secretary estimates will be classed by the United States

Department of Agriculture in the crop year above the level of

12,500,000 running bales; (3) adjustments made under clause (2)

shall not exceed 15 per centum, except when the Secretary estimates

that income generated by fees, surcharges, and other sources of

income will not provide an ending accumulated operating reserve for

a fiscal year of at least 10 per centum of the estimated cost of

operating the program; (4) if the Secretary projects an accumulated

operating reserve at the end of a fiscal year of less than 25 per

centum of the estimated cost of operating the program, the

Secretary may add a special surcharge, not to exceed 5 cents per

bale, applicable to such fiscal year, to ensure sufficient funds

are available; (5) notwithstanding the previous clauses, the

Secretary, to the extent practicable, shall not establish a fee

which, when combined with all other sources of revenue and adjusted

for expenses, would result in a projected operating reserve of more

than 25 per centum; (6) the Secretary should continue to recognize

that central billing and collection can reduce administrative

costs, and offer appropriate discounts where practicable; and (7)

the Secretary shall announce the uniform classification fee and any

surcharge for the crop not later than June 1 of the year in which

the fee applies. Classification services, other than the

prevailing method, provided at the request of the producer shall

not be subject to the restrictions specified in clauses (1), (2),

and (3) of the preceding sentence. All samples of cotton submitted

for classification under this section shall become the property of

the United States, and shall be sold: Provided, That such cotton

samples shall not be subject to the provisions of the Federal

Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949. (FOOTNOTE 1) Any

fees collected under this section and under section 473d of this

title, late payment penalties, the proceeds from the sales of

samples, and interest earned from the investment of such funds

shall be credited to the current appropriation account that incurs

the cost of services provided under this section and section 473d

of this title and shall remain available without fiscal year

limitation to pay the expenses of the Secretary incident to

providing such services. Such funds may be invested by the

Secretary in insured or fully collateralized, interest-bearing

accounts or, at the discretion of the Secretary, by the Secretary

of the Treasury in United States Government debt instruments.

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be

necessary to carry out the provisions of this section to the extent

that financing is not available from fees and the proceeds from the

sales of samples.

(FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.

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(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 3a, as added Apr. 13, 1937, ch. 75, 50

Stat. 62; amended Pub. L. 97-35, title I, Sec. 156(b), Aug. 13,

1981, 95 Stat. 373; Pub. L. 98-403, Sec. 1, Aug. 28, 1984, 98 Stat.

1479; Pub. L. 100-108, Sec. 2, Aug. 20, 1987, 101 Stat. 728; Pub.

L. 102-237, title I, Sec. 120(a)-(c), Dec. 13, 1991, 105 Stat.

1842, 1843; Pub. L. 104-127, title IX, Sec. 912(a), Apr. 4, 1996,

110 Stat. 1185; Pub. L. 107-171, title X, Sec. 10801(a), May 13,

2002, 116 Stat. 525.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949,

referred to in text, is act June 30, 1949, ch. 288, 63 Stat. 377,

as amended. Except for title III of the Act, which is classified

generally to subchapter IV (Sec. 251 et seq.) of chapter 4 of Title

41, Public Contracts, the Act was repealed and reenacted by Pub. L.

107-217, Sec. 1, 6(b), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062, 1304, as

chapters 1 to 11 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and

Works.

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AMENDMENTS

2002 - Pub. L. 107-171 substituted ''2007'' for ''2002'' in first

sentence.

1996 - Pub. L. 104-127 substituted ''2002'' for ''1996'' in first

sentence.

1991 - Pub. L. 102-237, Sec. 120(c), amended third sentence

generally. Prior to amendment, third sentence read as follows:

''Special classification services provided at the request of the

producer shall not be subject to the restrictions specified in

clauses (1), (2), and (3) of the preceding sentence.''

Pub. L. 102-237, Sec. 120(b)(2), added cl. (7) and struck out

former cl. (7). Text read as follows: ''the Secretary shall

announce the uniform classification fee and any surcharge for the

crop not later than June 1 of the year in which the fee applies,

except that for fiscal year 1987, such announcement shall be made

as soon as practicable following enactment of this proviso.''

Pub. L. 102-237, Sec. 120(b)(1), added cls. (1) and (2) and

struck out former cls. (1) and (2). Text read as follows: ''(1) the

uniform per bale classification fee to be collected from producers,

or their agents, for such classification service in any year shall

be the uniform fee collected in the previous year, exclusive of

adjustments to such fee made in the previous year under clauses

(2), (3), and (4) of this proviso, and as may be adjusted by the

percentage change in the Implicit Price Deflator for Gross National

Product as indexed during the most recent twelve-month period for

which statistics are available; (2) the fee calculated in

accordance with clause (1) for a crop year may be increased by an

amount not to exceed 1 per centum for every 100,000 running bales,

or portion thereof, that the Secretary estimates will be produced

in such crop year below the level of 12,500,000 running bales, or

decreased by an amount not to exceed 1 per centum for every 100,000

running bales, or portion thereof, that the Secretary estimates

will be produced in such crop year above the level of 12,500,000

running bales;''.

Pub. L. 102-237, Sec. 120(a), amended first sentence generally.

Prior to amendment, first sentence read as follows: ''Effective for

the fiscal years ending September 30, 1987, September 30, 1988,

September 30, 1989, September 30, 1990, September 30, 1991, and

September 30, 1992, the Secretary of Agriculture shall make cotton

classification services available to producers of cotton and shall

provide for the collection of classification fees from

participating producers, or agents who voluntarily agree to collect

and remit the fees on behalf of producers.''

1987 - Pub. L. 100-108 amended first sentence generally,

substituting ''September 30, 1987, September 30, 1988, September

30, 1989, September 30, 1990, September 30, 1991, and September 30,

1992'' for ''September 30, 1985, September 30, 1986, September 30,

1987, and September 30, 1988'' and striking out ''from'' before

''agents who voluntarily agree'', in second sentence inserted first

proviso and struck out former first proviso which read as follows:

''That (1) the uniform per bale classification fee to be collected

from producers, or their agents, for such classification service in

any year shall not exceed the uniform fee collected in the previous

year by more than the percentage increase in the Implicit Price

Deflator for Gross National Product as indexed during the most

recent twelve-month period for which official statistics are

available, and (2) the uniform per bale classification fee shall

not be increased for any year if the accumulated reserve exceeds 20

per centum of the cost of the classification program in the

previous year'', and in third sentence substituted ''clauses (1),

(2), and (3)'' for ''clauses (1) and (2)''.

1984 - Pub. L. 98-403 substituted provisions requiring the

Secretary to make classification service available to producers and

to set and collect fees for provisions establishing similar

requirements effective for fiscal years ending Sept. 30, 1982,

1983, and 1984.

1981 - Pub. L. 97-35 substituted provisions effective for fiscal

years ending Sept. 30, 1982, 1983, and 1984, requiring the

Secretary to make classification services available to producers,

and to set and collect fees, for provisions authorizing the

Secretary to determine and make available classification

procedures.

EFFECTIVE AND TERMINATION DATES OF 1991 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 102-237, title I, Sec. 120(e), Dec. 13, 1991, 105 Stat.

1842, provided that subsections (a), (b), and (c) of that section,

and the amendments made by subsections (a), (b), and (c) to this

section, were effective for the period beginning on Dec. 13, 1991,

and ending on September 30, 1996, prior to repeal by Pub. L.

107-171, title X, Sec. 10801(b)(3), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 525.

EFFECTIVE AND TERMINATION DATES OF 1987 AMENDMENT

That part of Pub. L. 100-108, Sec. 2, Aug. 20, 1987, 101 Stat.

728, which provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 100-108 was

effective for the period beginning Aug. 20, 1987, and ending Sept.

30, 1992, was repealed by Pub. L. 107-171, title X, Sec.

10801(b)(2), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 525.

EFFECTIVE AND TERMINATION DATES OF 1984 AMENDMENT

That part of Pub. L. 98-403, (Sec. 1), Aug. 28, 1984, 98 Stat.

1479, which provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 98-403 was

effective for the period beginning Oct. 1, 1984, and ending Sept.

30, 1988, was repealed by Pub. L. 107-171, title X, Sec.

10801(b)(1), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 525.

EFFECTIVE AND TERMINATION DATES OF 1981 AMENDMENT

Section 156(b) of Pub. L. 97-35 provided that the amendment made

by that section is effective only for the fiscal years ending Sept.

30, 1982, Sept. 30, 1983, and Sept. 30, 1984.

(Provisions of section 156 of Pub. L. 97-35 effective Oct. 1,

1981, see section 156(e) of Pub. L. 97-35, set out as an Effective

Date note under section 61a of this title.)

SHORT TITLE

Act Apr. 13, 1937, which enacted sections 473a to 473c of this

title, is popularly known as the ''Cotton Classification Act''.

STUDY ON PROCESSING CERTAIN COTTON GRADES

Section 3 of Pub. L. 100-108, which directed Secretary of

Agriculture to conduct a study of differences between processing

efficiency and product quality for Light Spotted and White grade

cottons and also conduct a survey and research to determine why an

increasing proportion of cotton crop was being classified as Light

Spotted, with an initial report describing results of studies to be

submitted not later than Oct. 1, 1988, to Committee on Agriculture

of House of Representatives and Committee on Agriculture,

Nutrition, and Forestry of Senate, and a final report to be

submitted to such committees as soon as practicable after

submission of initial report, was repealed by Pub. L. 102-237,

title I, Sec. 120(d), Dec. 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 1843.

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Sec. 473b. Market supply, demand, condition and prices; collection

and publication of information

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The Secretary of Agriculture is also authorized and directed to

collect, authenticate, publish, and distribute, by telegraph,

radio, mail, or otherwise, timely information on the market supply,

demand, location, condition, and market prices for cotton, and to

cause to be prepared regularly and distributed for posting at gins,

in post offices, or in other public or conspicuous places in

cotton-growing communities, information on prices for the various

grades and staple lengths of cotton.

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(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 3b, as added Apr. 13, 1937, ch. 75, 50

Stat. 62.)

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Sec. 473c. Rules and regulations

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The Secretary of Agriculture is further authorized to make such

rules and regulations as he may deem necessary to effectuate the

purposes of this chapter.

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(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 3c, as added Apr. 13, 1937, ch. 75, 50

Stat. 62.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 473c-1 of this title.

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Sec. 473c-1. Offenses in relation to sampling of cotton for

classification

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It shall be unlawful -

(a) for any person sampling cotton for classification under

this chapter knowingly to sample cotton improperly, or to

identify cotton samples improperly, or to accept money or other

consideration, directly or indirectly, for any neglect or

improper performance of duty as a sampler;

(b) for any person to influence improperly or to attempt to

influence improperly or to forcibly assault, resist, impede, or

interfere with any sampler in the taking of samples for

classification under this chapter;

(c) for any person knowingly to alter or cause to be altered a

sample taken for classification under this chapter by any means

such as trimming, peeling, or dressing the sample, or by removing

any leaf, trash, dust, or other material from the sample for the

purpose of misrepresenting the actual quality of the bale from

which the sample was taken;

(d) for any person knowingly to cause, or attempt to cause, the

issuance of a false or misleading certificate or memorandum of

classification under this chapter by deceptive baling, handling,

or sampling of cotton, or by any other means, or by submitting

samples of such cotton for classification knowing that the cotton

has been so baled, handled, or sampled;

(e) for any person knowingly to submit more than one sample

from the same bale of cotton for classification under this

chapter, except a second sample submitted for review

classification;

(f) for any person knowingly to operate or adjust a mechanical

cotton sampler in such a manner that a representative sample is

not drawn from each bale; and

(g) for any person knowingly to violate any regulation of the

Secretary of Agriculture relating to the sampling of cotton made

pursuant to section 473c of this title.

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(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 3c-1, as added Pub. L. 86-588, July 5,

1960, 74 Stat. 328.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 473c-2 of this title.

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Sec. 473c-2. Penalties for offenses relating to sampling of cotton

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Any person violating any provision of section 473c-1 of this

title shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof

shall be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than

one year, or both.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 3c-2, as added Pub. L. 86-588, July 5,

1960, 74 Stat. 329.)

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Sec. 473c-3. Liability of principal for act of agent

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In construing and enforcing the provisions of this chapter, the

act, omission, or failure of any agent, officer, or other person

acting for or employed by an individual, association, partnership,

corporation, or firm, within the scope of his employment or office,

shall be deemed to be the act, omission, or failure of the

individual, association, partnership, corporation, or firm, as well

as that of the person.

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(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 3c-3, as added Pub. L. 86-588, July 5,

1960, 74 Stat. 329.)

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Sec. 473d. Quality tests and analyses by Secretary for breeders and

others; fees

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make analyses of

fiber properties, spinning tests, and other tests of the quality of

cotton samples submitted to him by cotton breeders and other

persons, subject to such terms and conditions and to the payment by

such cotton breeders and other persons of such fees as he may

prescribe by regulations under this chapter. The fees to be

assessed hereunder shall be reasonable, and, as nearly as may be,

to cover the cost of the service rendered.

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(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 3d, as added Apr. 7, 1941, ch. 42, 55

Stat. 131.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 473a of this title.

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Sec. 474. Powers of Secretary of Agriculture; appropriation

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture may cooperate with any department or

agency of the Government, any State, Territory, District, or

possession, or department, agency, or political subdivision

thereof, or any person; and shall have the power to appoint,

remove, and fix the compensation of such officers and employees,

not in conflict with existing law, and make such expenditures for

the purchase of samples of cotton, for rent outside the District of

Columbia, printing, telegrams, telephones, books of reference,

periodicals, furniture, stationery, office equipment, travel, and

other supplies and expenses as shall be necessary to the

administration of this chapter in the District of Columbia and

elsewhere and there are authorized to be appropriated, out of any

moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated such sums as may

be necessary for such purposes. The Secretary of Agriculture shall

maintain until at least January 1, 1999, all cotton classing office

locations in the State of Missouri that existed on January 1, 1996.

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(Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 337, Sec. 4, 44 Stat. 1373; Pub. L. 104-127,

title IX, Sec. 912(b), Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1185.)

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-127 inserted at end ''The Secretary of

Agriculture shall maintain until at least January 1, 1999, all

cotton classing office locations in the State of Missouri that

existed on January 1, 1996.''

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Functions of all officers, agencies, and employees of Department

of Agriculture transferred, with certain exceptions, to Secretary

of Agriculture by 1953 Reorg. Plan No. 2, Sec. 1, eff. June 4,

1953, 18 F.R. 3219, 67 Stat. 633, set out as a note under section

2201 of this title.

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7 USC Sec. 475 01/06/03

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Sec. 475. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-127, title VIII, Sec. 870, Apr. 4,

1996, 110 Stat. 1175

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Section, acts May 3, 1924, ch. 149, Sec. 1, 43 Stat. 115; Mar. 3,

1927, ch. 337, Sec. 5, 44 Stat. 1373; Aug. 8, 1946, ch. 909, 60

Stat. 940; May 29, 1958, Pub. L. 85-430, Sec. 2, 72 Stat. 149; June

30, 1972, Pub. L. 92-331, Sec. 1, 86 Stat. 400, directed Secretary

of Agriculture to issue cotton crop reports at certain times during

growing and harvesting season.

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Sec. 476. Acreage reports

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The Secretary of Agriculture shall cause to be issued a report on

or before the 12th day of July of each year showing by States and

in toto the estimated acreage of cotton planted, to be followed on

or before the 12th day of August with an estimate of the acreage

for harvest and on or before the 12th day of December with an

estimate of the harvested acreage.

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(May 27, 1912, ch. 135, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 118; Mar. 3, 1927, ch.

337, Sec. 6, 44 Stat. 1374; Pub. L. 85-430, Sec. 1, May 29, 1958,

72 Stat. 149; Pub. L. 92-331, Sec. 2, June 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 400.)

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CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Cotton Statistics and

Estimates Act which enacted sections 471 to 474 of this title and

amended sections 475 and 476 of this title.

Section was formerly classified to section 412 of this title.

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AMENDMENTS

1972 - Pub. L. 92-331 substituted ''12th'' for ''10th'', ''on or

before the 12th day of August'' for ''on August 1'', and ''on or

before the 12th day of December'' for ''on December 1''.

1958 - Pub. L. 85-430 substituted provisions requiring report to

show estimated acreage of cotton planted, to be followed with an

estimate of acreage for harvest and an estimate of harvested

acreage for provisions which required report to show number of

acres of cotton in cultivation on July 1 of each year, followed

with an estimate of acreage of cotton abandoned since July 1.

1927 - Act Mar. 3, 1927, struck out ''Bureau of Statistics of the

Department of Agriculture'', substituted ''on or before the 10th

day of July'' for ''on or about the first Monday in July'' and

inserted ''on July 1, to be followed on September 1 and December 1

with an estimate of the acreage of cotton abandoned since July 1''

after ''cultivation''.

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