Northeast Dairy Compact Commission.
This document contains corrections to the final regulations (7 CFR Part 1309) published in the Federal Register of Wednesday, May 31, 2000, (65 FR 34580). The regulations related to establishing a Supply Management Refund Program for the regulated area pursuant to Article IV, section 9(f) of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact.
Effective date: June 1, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Daniel Smith, Executive Director, Northeast Dairy Compact Commission at the above address or by telephone at (802) 229-1941, or by facsimile at (802) 229-2028.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The final regulations that are the subject of these corrections established the Northeast Dairy Compact Commission's Supply Management Refund Program effective July 1, 2000. Section 1309.4 provides the qualifications and methodology for payments to producers of the supply management fund 45 days after the close of the refund year on June 30.
Need for Correction
As published the final rule contains errors which may prove to be misleading and need to be clarified. Because of a clerical error, § 1309.4(a) at line 5 of the first column of page 34581 refers to “production of the preceding calendar year” when the Commission intended to refer to “production of the preceding 12 month period.” Also, and again due to a clerical error, § 1309.4(b) at line 21 of the first column of page 34581 refers to “§ 1309.2(e)” which was intended to read “§ 1309.2(c).”Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1309
Accordingly, 7 CFR part 1309 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 1309—SUPPLY MANAGEMENT REFUND PROGRAMEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 1309 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Revise § 1309.4 to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(a) All producers who are qualified pursuant to § 1309.1 shall become eligible to receive payment of the supply management refund computed pursuant to § 1309.2 by submitting to the compact commission documentation that the producer milk production during the refund year is less than or the increase is not more than 1% of the milk production of the preceding 12 month period. Such documentation shall be filed with the commission not later than 45 days after the end of the refund year.
(b) The commission will make payment to all producers qualified pursuant to § 1309.1 and eligible pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section in the following manner:
(1) A per farm payment computed by dividing the amount subtracted pursuant to § 1309.2(b) by the total eligible producers; and
(2) The value determined by multiplying the supply management refund price computed pursuant to § 1309.2(c) by the producer's milk pounds, not to exceed $12,000.
Dated: May 1, 2001.
[FR Doc. 01-11792 Filed 5-9-01; 8:45 am]
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