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Grains and Similarly Handled Commodities-Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments for the 2006 Through 2007 Crop Years; Cotton

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AGENCY:

Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION:

Final rule; correction.

SUMMARY:

This document corrects the final rule published on June 6, 2006, amending the regulations for the Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) Program of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). A correction is needed because an amendatory instruction inadvertently amended the wrong paragraphs.

DATES:

Effective Date: June 6, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Phillip Elder, Regulatory Review Group, Economic and Policy Analysis Staff, Farm Service Agency (FSA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Stop 0572, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-0572. Telephone: (202) 690-8104; e-mail: Phillip.Elder@wdc.usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

This rule corrects the final rule published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2006 (71 FR 32415) that amended the regulations governing the Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) Program of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). In the final rule, the instruction revising section 1421.10 inadvertently edited paragraphs (b)(2) and (c)(2). However, the agency intended those changes to be made in paragraphs (a)(2) and (b)(2). This document corrects the regulatory text that was amended erroneously and makes the correct revision.

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List of Subjects in Part 1421

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For reasons stated in the preamble,

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PART 1421—GRAINS AND SIMILARLY HANDLED COMMODITIES—MARKETING ASSISTANCE LOANS AND LOAN DEFICIENCY PAYMENTS FOR THE 2002 THROUGH 2007 CROP YEARS

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1. The authority citation for part 1421 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7231-7237 and 7931 et seq.; 15 U.S.C. 714b and 714c.

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Subpart A—General

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2. Amend § 1421.10 by revising paragraphs (a)(2) introductory text, (b)(2) and (c)(2) to read as follows:

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Market rates.

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(2) To the extent practicable, CCC shall determine and announce the alternative repayment rate, based upon the market prices at appropriate U.S. markets as determined by CCC, to: Minimize loan forfeitures of such commodities; minimize the Federal Government-owned inventory of such commodities; minimize the storage costs incurred by the Federal Government; allow such commodities produced in the United States to be marketed freely and competitively domestically and internationally; and minimize discrepancies in marketing loan benefits across State boundaries and across county boundaries. The alternative repayment rate may be adjusted to reflect quality and location for each crop of a commodity as follows:

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(2) To the extent practicable, CCC shall determine and announce periodically an alternative repayment rate for peanuts, wool, and mohair to: minimize loan forfeitures of such commodities; minimize the Federal Government-owned inventory of such commodities; minimize the storage costs incurred by the Federal Government; allow such commodities produced in the United States to be marketed freely and competitively domestically and internationally; and minimize discrepancies in marketing loan benefits across State boundaries and across county boundaries.

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(2) Export transactions involving rice and all other related market information will be monitored on a continuous basis. Relevant information may be obtained for this purpose from USDA field reports, international organizations, public or private research entities, international rice brokers, and other sources of reliable information.

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Signed in Washington, DC, on June 13, 2006.

Thomas B. Hofeller,

Acting Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.

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[FR Doc. E6-9546 Filed 6-16-06; 8:45 am]

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