[USC02] 7 USC 1635m: Mandatory reporting for lambs
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7 USC 1635m: Mandatory reporting for lambs Text contains those laws in effect on October 18, 2019
From Title 7-AGRICULTURECHAPTER 38-DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTSSUBCHAPTER II-LIVESTOCK MANDATORY REPORTINGPart D-Lamb Reporting

§1635m. Mandatory reporting for lambs

(a) Establishment

The Secretary may establish a program of mandatory lamb price information reporting that will-

(1) provide timely, accurate, and reliable market information;

(2) facilitate more informed marketing decisions; and

(3) promote competition in the lamb slaughtering industry.

(b) Notice and comment

If the Secretary establishes a mandatory price reporting program under subsection (a), the Secretary shall provide an opportunity for comment on proposed regulations to establish the program during the 30-day period beginning on the date of the publication of the proposed regulations.

(Aug. 14, 1946, ch. 966, title II, §241, as added Pub. L. 106–78, title IX, §911(2), Oct. 22, 1999, 113 Stat. 1200 .)

Lamb Reporting

Pub. L. 114–54, title I, §103, Sept. 30, 2015, 129 Stat. 514 , provided that: "Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Sept. 30, 2015], the Secretary of Agriculture shall revise section 59.300 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, so that-

"(1) the definition of the term 'importer'-

"(A) includes only those importers that imported an average of 1,000 metric tons of lamb meat products per year during the immediately preceding 4 calendar years; and

"(B) may include any person that does not meet the requirement referred to in subparagraph (A), if the Secretary determines that the person should be considered an importer based on their volume of lamb imports; and

"(2) the definition of the term 'packer'-

"(A) applies to any entity with 50 percent or more ownership in a facility;

"(B) includes a federally inspected lamb processing plant which slaughtered or processed the equivalent of an average of 35,000 head of lambs per year during the immediately preceding 5 calendar years; and

"(C) may include any other lamb processing plant that does not meet the requirement referred to in subparagraph (B), if the Secretary determines that the processing plant should be considered a packer after considering the capacity of the processing plant."