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ufacture and distribution of each of the various types of cotton insulation manufactured during specified future period (week, month, or other periods of time). Such reports will be considered as confidential by the Department of Agriculture. During the period for which cost data are requested, the processor shall maintain such cost records relating to cotton insulation as will disclose accurate data with respect to the information requested. Failure of the processor to supply requested information will give the Secretary or his authorized representative the right to suspend payments until such request is complied with.

$ 501.110 Applications. No processor shall be entitled to payments unless he has submitted an “Application" (Form CN-13-1), to use a specified quantity of cotton in the manufacture of insulation in connection with the “Cotton Insulation Program (Fiscal Year 1948)," and the Secretary or his authorized representative has, pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in that application and in this offer, approved such application in whole or in part. No payment will be made on any quantity of cotton in excess of that for which an application is approved. More than one application may be approved for the same applicant. The right is reserved to reject any or all applications.

$ 501.111 Payment as manufacture is completed. Any part or parts of the quantity of cotton covered by an approved application may be separately manufactured into insulation and the Secretary will make payments in connection with such quantities in the same manner as if the total quantity of cotton covered by such application had been used in the manufacture of insulation.

$ 501.112 Claims for payment. No processor shall be entitled to payments in connection with the use of cotton in the manufacture of any particular insulation unless he shall submit in connection therewith on or before August 15,

1948, or during any extensions of such time made by the Secretary or his authorized representative, a claim in voucher form and shall furnish to the Secretary or to his authorized representative or agent such information as may be requested for the purpose of enabling him to determine that there has been com. pliance with the conditions of this offer and the approved application, and to determine the proper payment to be made. The processor shall make available to the Secretary or to his authorized representative or agent, for the purpose of verifying such information, any pertinent books, records, memoranda, documents, papers, and correspondence of the processor or of the processor's agents or representatives, which the Secretary or his authorized representative or agent may request. The determination of the Secretary as to pertinency shall be final.

$ 501.113 Bond. Within 30 days after approval of an application the processor will furnish a bond, in a form satisfactory to the Secretary or his authorized representative, guaranteeing repayment of any amounts which the Secretary may have paid to the processor and to which the processor was not entitled under the provisions of this offer. The amount of the bond shall be 10 percent of the total maximum payments which might become due under the application as approved. If such bond is not furnished withir the prescribed period of time (or within such period as extended by the Secretary or his authorized representative), the approval of the application shall be deemed revoked, without further notice by the Secretary or his authorized representative.

$ 501.114 Termination of offer. The Secretary reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time by giving public notice thereof. Such termination shall not affect any payments to be made pursuant to any application theretofore approved by the Secretary or his authorized representative.

TITLE 7-AGRICULTURE

Part Subtitle A-Office of the Secretary of Agriculture...

1 Subtitle B-Regulations of the Department of Agriculture: Chapter I–Production and Marketing Administration (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices).

26 Chapter III—Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, Department of Agriculture..

301 Chapter IV-Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture...

400 Chapter VI-Soil Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture..... 600 Chapter VII–Production and Marketing Administration (Agricultural Adjustment)..

701 Chapter VIII—Production and Marketing Administration (Sugar Branch).. 801 Chapter IX—Production and Marketing Administration (Marketing Agreements and Orders)...

900 Chapter XI–Production and Marketing Administration (War Food Distribution Orders).

Note Chapter XIII–Production and Marketing Administration (Surplus Property)...

1700 Chapter XV-Administrator, Research and Marketing Act [Added]... 1900 Subtitle C—Department Organizations and Functions: Chapter XXI-Organization, Functions and Procedure...

2100 NOTE: Other regulations issued by the Department of Agriculture appear in Title 6, Title 9, Title 17, Chapter I, Title 32, Chapter VII, and Title 36, Chapter II.

Subtitle A-Office of the Secretary of Agriculture

N. B.: Dates appearing in the citations of source of documents codified in this subtitle, such as dates of issuance, approval, or effectiveness, are obtained from the original document. For general statutory provisions governing effective dates, validity, and constructive notice see section 7 of the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 502; 44 U.S.C. 307) and sections 3 and 4 of the Administrative Procedure Act (60 Stat. 238; 5 U.S.C., Sup., 1002, 1003).

NOTE: For organization, functions and procedure of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, see 7 CFR, 1946 Supp., Part 2100.

Part
1 Administrative regulations. (Amended]
4 Oil and gas leases. (Amended]
7 Price decontrol and recontrol. (Amended)
9 Price support of agricultural commodities. [Added]
10 Grain conservation. [Added]

PART 1-ADMINISTRATIVE REGU

LATIONS
MISCELLANEOUS

Appendix-Delegations of authority.

(Amended)

$ 1.1579 Representation before the Department of Agriculture-(a) Administrative provisions. (1) In any pro

Sec.

1.1579 Representation before the Depart

ment of Agriculture. (Revised]

ceedings before the Department, the parties may appear in person or by counsel or other representative. Persons who appear as counsel or in a representative capacity at a hearing must conform to the standards of ethical conduct required of practitioners before the courts of the United States. Whenever the Secretary finds, after notice and opportunity for hearing, that a person who is acting or has acted as counsel or representative for another person in any proceeding before the Department is guilty of unethical conduct, he will order that such person be precluded from acting as counsel or representative in any proceeding before the Department.

(2) No former officer or employee of the Department shall be permitted to represent any person before the Department in connection with any particular matter as to which by reason of his employment he acquired personal knowledge of such a nature that it would be improper, unethical, or contrary to the public interest for him so to act.

(3) This paragraph shall not be construed to prevent any former officer or employee of the Department from appearing as a witness in any hearing, investigation, or other proceeding before the Department.

(b) Statutory provisions. (1) Officers and employees of the Federal Government are prohibited from:

(1) Prosecuting, or acting as counsel, attorney, or agent for prosecuting, any claim against the United States, or in any way, otherwise than in the discharge of their official duties, aiding or assisting in the prosecution or support of any such claim, or receiving any gratuity or share in the claim therefor.

(ii) Directly or indirectly receiving or agreeing to receive any compensation whatever for any services rendered or to be rendered to any person, either by themselves or others, in relation to any proceeding, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or other matter or thing in which the United States is a party or directly or indirectly interested, before any department, court-martial, bureau, officer, or any civil, military, or naval commission whatever.

(2) Officers and employees engaged in settlement of contracts under the Contract Settlement Act of 1944 may, as part of their oficial duties, advise and assist war contractors in preparing and presenting termination claims, in obtaining interim financing and in related matters.

(3) Former officers and employees of the Federal Government are prohibited, for a period of two years after termination of employment, from:

(i) Acting as counsel, attorney, or agent for, or in any way aiding in, prosecuting any claim against the United States which was pending in any Federal agency while they were serving as such officers or employees.

(ii) Prosecuting, or acting as counsel, attorney, or agent for prosecuting, any claim against the United States involving any subject matter directly connected with which such person was so employed or performed duty.

(4) No person employed by any Gov. ernment agency shall, during the period such person is engaged in such employment or service, or for a period of two years after the time when such employment or service has ceased, act as counsel, attorney, or agent, or be employed as representative, in connection with any matter involving the disposition of surplus property by the agency in which such person was employed, if such person during his employment with such agency ratified, approved, or authorized the disposition of any surplus property pursuant to the provisions of the Surplus Property Act of 1944 or recommended any such approval, authorization, or ratification as part of his official duties.

(5) The provisions of this paragraph are taken from statutes which provide for fines up to $10,000 or imprisonment up to two years for violation. Subparagraph (1), (3) (ii), and (4) of this paragraph are specifically applicable to commissioned officers assigned to duty in any Federal agency. (R.S. 161, secs. 109, 113, 35 Stat. 1107, 1109, as amended, secs. 19 (a), 27, 58 Stat. 667, 781; 5 U.S.C. 22, 18 U.S.C. 198, 203, 41 U.S.C. Sup. 119, 50 U.S.C. App., Sup., 1636) (Reg., May 8, 1947, 12 F.R. 3169)

APPENDIX

DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY

NOTE: The following delegations of authority were made by the Secretary of Agriculture during the period covered by this Supplement.

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Delegation of authority to Sugar Rationing Administration..
Delegation of authority to the Office of International Trade, Department of Commerce.
Delegation of authority to Administrator, Production and Marketing Administration.
Delegation of authority to Sugar Rationing Administration..
Delegation of authority to the Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration 1.
Delegation of authority to Sugar Rationing Administration..
Delegation of authority to Administrator of the Production and Marketing Administration
Delegation of authority to Administrator and designated officials of Farmers Home

Administration.
Delegation of authority to Controller, Production and Marketing Administration.
Delegation of authority to Administrator of the Production and Marketing Administration..
Amendment to delegation of authority to Administrator of the Production and Marketing Ad-

ministration of Aug. 12, 1947.
Delegation of authority to Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration.
Delegation of authority to Administrator of the Research and Marketing Act.

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i This delegation supersedes delegation of authority to Administrator of the Farm Security Administration of May 13, 1946, 11 F.R, 5211.

PART 4-OIL AND GAS LEASES

Sec.
4.1 Oil and gas rights to which the regula-

tions in this part apply. (Revised ] 4.2 Policy as to development. (Amended]

AUTHORITY: $$ 4.1 and 4.2 issued under 39 Stat. 1150, 60 Stat. 1062; 16 U.S.C. 520. 40 Ops. Atty. Gen. No 7, April 2, 1941.

SOURCE: $$ 4.1 and 4.2 contained in Regulations, Secretary of Agriculture, Jan. 20, 1947, 12 F.R. 489.

Information as to the lands and mineral rights as to which the regulations in this part apply can be obtained from the local forest supervisor or from the State Director of the Farmers Home Administration.

§ 4.2 Policy as to development. (a) In lands subject to the provisions of the Farmers Home Administration Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 1062), the Secretary will issue leases for general development of oil and gas resources upon his determination that such leases are for the best interests of the United States. (Paragraph (a) amended)

PART 7-PRICE DECONTROL AND

RECONTROL

§ 4.1 Oil and gas rights to which the regulations in this part apply. The regulations promulgated are applicable to oil and gas rights owned by the United States and under the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture or any agency thereof. They are not applicable to oil and gas rights in (a) lands with respect to which the mineral functions were transferred to the Secretary of the Interior for administration pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946 (3 CFR, 1946 Supp., Chap. IV); (b) lands reserved from the public domain or acquired by exchange pursuant to the act of March 20, 1922 (42 Stat. 465; 16 U.S.C. 485, 486), as such lands are subject to the laws applicable to the public domain and the authority to execute such laws is vested in the Secretary of the Interior; or (c) lands acquired by any agency under the supervision of the Farm Credit Administration.

PETITIONS Sec. 7.1 Applicability of the regulations in this

part. (Amended] 7.2 General form and content of petitions.

(Amended] 7.5 Matters to be covered by petitions and

evidence in support thereof. (Amended]

CERTIFICATION 7.50 Certification of agricultural commodi

ties in short supply. (Amended)

ADJUSTMENTS IN MAXIMUM PRICES 7.60 Removal of maximum prices on agri

cultural commodities not important in relation to business costs or living costs. (Added]

PETITIONS

$ 7.1 Applicability of the regulations in this part.

CODIFICATION: Beginning with the third sentence, all the remainder of $ 7.1 was deleted, by Regulations, Acting Secretary of Agriculture, Jan. 6, 1947, effective Jan. 1, 1947, 12 F.R. 175.

$ 7.2 General form and content of petitions.

(f) Each petition must contain a statement that in the judgment of the committee either (1) the supply of the agricultural commodity equals or exceeds requirements for such commodity for the current marketing season, or (2) the commodity is not important in relation to business costs or living costs. Such statement must be supported by evidence in accordance with the provisions of $ 7.5. [Paragraph (f) amended Jan. 6, 1947, effective Jan. 1, 1947, 12 F.R. 175]

gelatin, distilled spirits, malt beverages, and canned fish flakes.

2. Regulation, Secretary of Agriculture, Jan. 31, 1947, 12 F.R. 825, determined that the following commodities were no longer in short supply: Corn including all food and feed products thereof except protein meals, sweeteners, and oil.

3. Regulation, Acting Secretary of Agricul. ture, Feb. 27, 1947, 12 F.R. 1475, determined that the following commodities were no longer in short supply: Skim milk including all food or feed products thereof, gum turpentine, fresh and frozen fish of the following species: Maine sardines, tuna, yellowtail, bonito, other tuna-like fish, and pilchards.

4. Regulation, Acting Secretary of Agriculture, March 31, 1947, 12 F.R. 2215, determined that no modification be made in the certification of commodities in short supply.

5. Regulation, Acting Secretary of Agriculture, May 1, 1947, 12 F.R. 3049, determined that the following commodities were no longer in short supply: Milk and buttertat.

6. Regulation, Secretary of Agriculture, May 29, 1947, 12 F.R. 3651, determined that no modification be made in the certification of commodities in short supply.

ADJUSTMENTS IN MAXIMUM PRICES $ 7.60 Removal of maximum prices on agricultural commodities not important in relation to business costs or living costs. It is hereby determined that no recommendation should be, and none is, made that maximum prices be removed on any agricultural commodity for the reason that it is not important in relation to business costs or living costs pursuant to section 1A (e) (2) (B) of said act. [Reg., Dec. 31, 1946, 12 F.R. 61] (Pub. Law 548, 79th Cong.) PART 9-PRICE SUPPORT OF AGRI.

CULTURAL COMMODITIES (ADD

ED] Sec. 9.1 Hogs. 9.3 Chickens and turkeys.

AUTHORITY: $8 9.1 and 9.3 issued under sec. 4 (a), 55 Stat. 498, as amended; 15 U.S.C., Sup., 713a-8.

CROSS REFERENCE: For statement of policy with respect to price support of 1947 hemp crop, see Title 6, Part 298, supra.

$ 9.1 Hogs. The support price for good and choice barrow and gilt butcher hogs for the period April 1, 1947, through September 30, 1947, shall average, on an annual basis with seasonal variations, $15.60 per hundred pounds at Chicago with appropriate differentials for other markets. (Reg., Apr. 16, 1947, 12 F.R. 2551] (Preceding section, in small type, superseded by following section during period covered by this Supplement]

$ 7.5 Matters to be covered by petitions and evidence in support thereof. Any petition requesting decontrol on the basis that the commodity is no longer in short supply must contain analyses and written evidence directed to a showing that supply of the commodity equals or exceeds requirements for the current marketing season.

Any petition requesting decontrol on the basis of the nonimportance of the commodity must contain analyses and written evidence directed to a showing that the commodity is not important in relation to either business costs or living costs.

CODIFICATION: Regulations, Acting Secretary of Agriculture, Jan. 6, 1947, effective Jan. 1, 1947, 12 F.R. 175, amended the first sentence of $ 7.5, and added a sentence, as set forth above.

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CERTIFICATION $ 7.50 Certification of agricultural commodities in short supply.

NOTE: $ 7.50 was modified in the following respects during the period covered by this Supplement:

1. Regulation, Secretary of Agriculture, Dec. 31, 1946, 12 F.R. 60, determined that the following commodities were no longer in short supply: Grain sorghums including all food and feed products thereof except protein meals, sweeteners and oil, red clover, alsike clover, sweet clover and alfalfa seeds, millfeeds and other grain by-products except protein meals, feed screenings, cattle and calves for slaughter, sheep and lambs, mohair, candy and confectionery, soft drinks and soft drink powders, dessert powder and

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