[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 109 (Friday, June 6, 1997)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 31012-31017]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-14878]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 1205

[CN-97-003]


1997 Proposed Amendment to Cotton Board Rules and Regulations 
Adjusting Supplemental Assessment on Imports

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing to amend 
the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations by lowering the value assigned 
to imported cotton for the purpose of calculating supplemental 
assessments collected for use by the Cotton Research and Promotion 
Program. This adjustment is required by this regulation on an annual 
basis to ensure that the assessments collected on imported cotton and 
the cotton content of imported products remain similar to those paid on 
domestically produced cotton. As a result of changes in the 1997 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), numbering changes in the import 
assessment table are proposed. Eleven HTS numbers are proposed to be 
eliminated from the assessment table because negligible assessments 
have been collected on these numbers and their elimination would 
contribute to reducing the overall burden to importers.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 7, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to USDA, AMS, Cotton Division, STOP 
0224, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington DC 20250-0224. All 
comments received will be available for public inspection at this 
address during the hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Shackelford, (202) 720-2259.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Executive Order 12866

    This proposed rule has been determined to be ``not significant'' 
for purposes of Executive Order 12866, and, therefore, has not been 
reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.

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 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 the ruling.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Pursuant to requirements set forth in the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (RFA) (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) AMS has considered the economic impact 
of this action on small entities and has determined that its 
implementation will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small businesses.
    There are an estimated 16,000 importers who are presently subject 
to rules and regulations issued pursuant to the Cotton Research and 
Promotion Order. This proposed rule will affect importers of cotton and 
cotton-containing products. The majority of these importers are small 
businesses under the criteria established by the Small Business 
Administration. This proposed rule would lower the assessments paid by 
the importers under the Cotton Research and Promotion Order. Even 
though the assessment would be lowered, the decrease is small and will 
not significantly affect small businesses.
    Also, as a result of changes in the 1997 HTS, numbering changes in 
the Import Assessment table would be made. These changes present no 
economic impact to persons subject to this regulation.
    When the assessment table in the regulation containing HTS numbers 
was published in 1992 it included about 700 of approximately 2,500 
available HTS cotton containing classifications. These HTS numbers 
represented approximately 97 percent of the annual volume of imported 
cotton containing textiles and apparel. The other classifications 
comprising about three percent of the annual import volume were omitted 
from the assessment table in order to accomplish the goal of the 
program to maximize assessment collection while, at the same time, 
minimizing the overall administrative burden involved.
    In this proposal, eleven additional HTS numbers would be removed 
from the table because assessments collected on these numbers have been 
insignificant. Their removal would be consistent with the overall 
intent of the program. The assessments levied on the cotton content of 
these HTS numbers have accounted for an average of 0.11 percent or 
$17,383 of the total assessments collected over the last three years. 
Total assessment collections for the same period averaged $16,169,969. 
Collections on the four numbers in Chapter 53 averaged $12,000 over the 
last three years and collections on the seven numbers in Chapter 54 
averaged $22,000 for the same period.
    The current assessment on imported cotton is $0.012874 per kilogram 
of imported cotton. The proposed assessment is $0.012412, a decrease of 
$0.000462 or a 3.6 percent decrease from the current assessment. From 
January through December 1996 approximately $19,003,626 was collected 
at the $0.012874 per kilogram rate. Should the volume of cotton 
products imported into the U.S. remain at the same level in 1997, one 
could expect the decreased assessment to generate $18,319,495 or a 3.6 
percent decrease from 1996.

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    The combined effect of the elimination of the eleven HTS numbers 
and the reduction in the value of imported cotton for the purpose of 
the assessment mechanism is expected to result in an annual reduction 
in assessment collections of approximately $718,131.

Paperwork Reduction

    In compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
regulations (5 CFR part 1320) which implement the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (PRA) of 1980 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) the information collection 
requirements contained in the regulation to be amended have been 
previously approved by OMB and were assigned control number 0581-0093.

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 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.
    An amended Cotton Research and Promotion Order was approved by 
producers and importers voting in a referendum held July 17-26, 1991. 
Proposed rules implementing the amended Order were published in the 
Federal Register on December 17, 1991, (56 FR 65450). The final 
implementing rules were published on July 1 and 2, 1992, (57 FR 29181) 
and (57 FR 29431), respectively.
    This proposed rule would decrease the value assigned to imported 
cotton in the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations (7 CFR 
1205.510(b)(2)). This value is used to calculate supplemental 
assessments on imported cotton and the cotton content of imported 
products. Supplemental assessments are the second part of 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.
    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 agency has adopted the 
practice of assigning the calendar year average price received by U.S. 
farmers for Upland cotton to represent the value of imported cotton. 
This is done so that the assessment on domestically produced cotton and 
the assessment on imported cotton and the cotton content of imported 
products remain similar. The source for the average price statistic is 
``Agricultural Prices'', a publication of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service (NASS) of the Department of Agriculture. Use of the 
average price figure in the calculation of supplemental assessments on 
imported cotton and the cotton content of imported products yields an 
assessment that approximates assessments paid on domestically produced 
cotton in the prior calendar year.
    The current value of imported cotton as published in the Federal 
Register (61 FR 31817) on June 21, 1996 for the purpose of calculating 
supplemental assessments on imported cotton is $1.6931 per kilogram. 
This number was calculated using the annual average price received by 
farmers for Upland cotton during the calendar year 1995 which was 
$0.768 per pound and multiplying by the conversion factor 2.2046. Using 
the Average Price Received by U.S. farmers for Upland cotton for the 
calendar year 1996, which is $0.726 per pound, the new value of 
imported cotton would be $1.6005 per kilogram. The amended value would 
be $0.0926 per kilogram less than the previous value.
    An example of the complete assessment formula and how the various 
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)

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

    The 1996 calendar year average price received by producers for 
Upland cotton is $0.726 per pound or $1.6005 per kg. (0.726  x  2.2046) 
= 1.6005.
    Five tenths of one percent of the average price in kg. equals 
$0.008003 per kg. (1.6005  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 $ 0.008003 per kg. which equals $0.012412 
per kg.
    The current assessment on imported cotton is $0.012874 per kilogram 
of imported cotton. The amended assessment would be $0.012412, a 
decrease of $0.000462 per kilogram. This decrease reflects the decrease 
in the Average Price of Upland Cotton Received by U.S. Farmers during 
the period January through December 1996.
    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 are proposed to be revised. 
These figures indicate the total assessment per kilogram due for each 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number subject to assessment.
    As a result of changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, numbering 
revisions to the Import Assessment Table used in the Cotton Research 
and Promotion program were necessary. These changes are as follows:
    Numbers Changed:

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   Old No.       New No.                       Comment                  
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5209110030..    5209110035  Use same conversion factor.                 
5209316030..    5209316035  Use same conversion factor.                 
5211210030..    5211210035  Use same conversion factor.                 
6104622010..    6104622011  Use same conversion factor.                 
6104622015..    6104622021  Use same conversion factor.                 
6104622025..    6104622028  Use same conversion factor.                 
6104632010..    6104632011  Use same conversion factor.                 
6104632025..    6104632028  Use same conversion factor.                 
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    The Cotton Board, the cotton producer and cotton importer board of 
directors that assist the Secretary in administering the import 
assessment, has requested that AMS remove certain HTS numbers from the 
assessment table. AMS has accepted this recommendation and is proposing 
to remove 11 HTS numbers from the assessment table. Once removed from 
the assessment table, these numbers would no longer be subject to 
assessment.
    The 1990 Amendments to the Cotton Research and Promotion Act 
provided

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authority to implement exemptions from assessments for de minimus 
values or quantities of cotton. The Act amendments further provided 
exemption from assessment for industrial products made of cotton. The 
Agency implemented the first assessment table on July 1, 1992 (56 FR 
29181) and stated that in determining which of approximately 2,500 
cotton containing HTS numbers to include, the primary objective was to 
meet the intent of the 1990 Act amendments by maximizing assessment 
collection and at the same time minimize the burden of administering 
the assessment provision.
    It was determined that approximately 97 percent of the annual 
volume of imported textiles and apparel were classified under 
approximately 700 HTS numbers. The agency determined that limiting 
assessments to these approximate 700 HTS numbers would accomplish the 
objective of maximizing assessment collection and minimizing 
administrative burden. At the same time, the vast majority of the 
volume of imported cotton textiles and apparel would be assessed.
    The agency has determined that an additional reduction in the 
number of HTS numbers assessed is consistent with the concept of 
excluding from assessment de minimus amounts of cotton and is also 
consistent with the objective of maximizing assessment collections 
while minimizing administrative burdens.
    Eleven numbers found in the HTS chapter 53 (man-made fiber 
filaments) and chapter 54 (other vegetable fibers) are proposed to be 
removed. These assessments levied on the cotton content of these HTS 
numbers have accounted for an average of 0.11 percent or $17,383 of the 
total assessments collected over the last three years. Total assessment 
collections for the same period averaged $16,169,969. Collections on 
the four numbers in Chapter 53 averaged $12,000 over the last three 
years and collections on the seven numbers in Chapter 54 averaged 
$22,000 for the same period.
    It is the view of the Cotton Board and AMS that elimination of 
these 11 numbers would reduce the number of HTS numbers subject to 
assessment without any appreciable decrease in the total assessments 
collected. Eliminating these numbers also would contribute to lowering 
the overall administrative burden of processing and collecting the 
assessments.
    The HTS numbers proposed for elimination from the assessment table 
are as follows:
Numbers Deleted
5309214010
5309214090
5309294010
5311004020
5407810010
5407810030
5407912020
5408312020
5408329020
5408349020
5408349090

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 
proposed to be 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.

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


Sec. 1205.510  Levy of assessments.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (2) The 12-month average of monthly average prices received by U.S. 
farmers will be calculated annually. Such 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 $1.6005 per kilogram.
    (3) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (ii) * * *

                         Import Assessment Table                        
                           [Raw Cotton Fiber]                           
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         HTS No.                Conv. fact.              Cents/kg.      
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5201000500..............            0                       1.2412      
5201001200..............            0                       1.2412      
5201001400..............            0                       1.2412      
5201001800..............            0                       1.2412      
5201002200..............            0                       1.2412      
5201002400..............            0                       1.2412      
5201002800..............            0                       1.2412      
5201003400..............            0                       1.2412      
5201003800..............            0                       1.2412      
5204110000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5204200000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205111000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205112000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205121000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205122000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205131000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205132000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205141000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205210000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205220000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205230000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205240000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205310000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205320000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205330000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205340000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205410000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205420000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5205440000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5206120000..............            0.5556                  0.6896      
5206130000..............            0.5556                  0.6896      
5206140000..............            0.5556                  0.6896      
5206220000..............            0.5556                  0.6896      
5206230000..............            0.5556                  0.6896      
5206240000..............            0.5556                  0.6896      
5206310000..............            0.5556                  0.6896      
5207100000..............            1.1111                  1.3791      
5207900000..............            0.5556                  0.6896      
5208112020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208112040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208112090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208114020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208114060..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208114090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208118090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208124020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208124040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208124090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208126020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208126040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208126060..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208126090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208128020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208128090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208130000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208192020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208192090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208194020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208194090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208196020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208196090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208224040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208224090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208226020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208226060..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208228020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208230000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208292020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208292090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208294090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208296090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208298020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208312000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208321000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208323020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208323040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208323090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208324020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208324040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208325020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208330000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208392020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      

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5208392090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208394090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208396090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208398020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208412000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208416000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208418000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208421000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208423000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208424000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208425000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208430000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208492000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208494020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208494090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208496010..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208496090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208498090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208512000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208516060..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208518090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208523020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208523040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208523090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208524020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208524040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208524060..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208525020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208530000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208592020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208592090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208594090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5208596090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209110020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209110035..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209110090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209120020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209120040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209190020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209190040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209190060..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209190090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209210090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209220020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209220040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209290040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209290090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209313000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209316020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209316035..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209316050..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209316090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209320020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209320040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209390020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209390040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209390060..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209390080..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209390090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209413000..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209416020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209416040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209420020..............            1.0309                  1.2796      
5209420040..............            1.0309                  1.2796      
5209430030..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209430050..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209490020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209490090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209516030..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209516050..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209520020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209590020..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209590040..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5209590090..............            1.1455                  1.4218      
5210114020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210114040..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210116020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210116040..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210116060..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210118020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210120000..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210192090..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210214040..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210216020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210216060..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210218020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210314020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210314040..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210316020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210318020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210414000..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210416000..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210418000..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210498090..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210514040..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210516020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210516040..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5210516060..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211110090..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211120020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211190020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211190060..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211210035..............            0.4165                  0.517       
5211210050..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211290090..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211320020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211390040..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211390060..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211490020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211490090..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5211590020..............            0.6873                  0.8531      
5212146090..............            0.9164                  1.1374      
5212156020..............            0.9164                  1.1374      
5212216090..............            0.9164                  1.1374      
5309214010..............            0.2864                  0.3555      
5309214090..............            0.2864                  0.3555      
5309294010..............            0.2864                  0.3555      
5311004020..............            0.9164                  1.1374      
5407810010..............            0.5727                  0.7108      
5407810030..............            0.5727                  0.7108      
5407912020..............            0.4009                  0.4976      
5408312020..............            0.4009                  0.4976      
5408329020..............            0.4009                  0.4976      
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6302319020..............            0.8182                  1.0155      
6302319040..............            0.8182                  1.0155      
6302319050..............            0.8182                  1.0155      
6302322020..............            0.4091                  0.5078      
6302322040..............            0.4091                  0.5078      
6302402010..............            0.9935                  1.2331      
6302511000..............            0.5844                  0.7254      
6302512000..............            0.8766                  1.088       
6302513000..............            0.5844                  0.7254      
6302514000..............            0.8182                  1.0155      
6302600010..............            1.1689                  1.4508      
6302600020..............            1.052                   1.3057      
6302600030..............            1.052                   1.3057      
6302910005..............            1.052                   1.3057      
6302910015..............            1.1689                  1.4508      
6302910025..............            1.052                   1.3057      
6302910035..............            1.052                   1.3057      
6302910045..............            1.052                   1.3057      
6302910050..............            1.052                   1.3057      
6302910060..............            1.052                   1.3057      
6303110000..............            0.9448                  1.1727      
6303910000..............            0.6429                  0.798       
6304111000..............            1.0629                  1.3193      
6304190500..............            1.052                   1.3057      
6304191000..............            1.1689                  1.4508      
6304191500..............            0.4091                  0.5078      
6304192000..............            0.4091                  0.5078      
6304910020..............            0.9351                  1.1606      
6304920000..............            0.9351                  1.1606      
6505901540..............            1.181                   1.4659      
6505902060..............            0.9935                  1.2331      
6505902545..............            0.5844                  0.7254      
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    Dated: June 2, 1997.
Lon Hatamiya,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 97-14878 Filed 6-5-97; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P