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for oficial estimates and reports, for use in developing inspection or other required staffing, financial or program plans, or for official purposes; inspection, grading, and Classing certificates or reports and worksheets and other background material, including condemnation reports, plant sanitation records and reports and laboratory test results; fee bills and other documents relating to inspection, grading and classing work which would indicate quantity, quality, or other characteristics of an individual business, plant, or operation; information and reports obtained from individual dealers, manufacturers, associations, or others covering quantities of commodities processed, condemned, purchased, or sold during prescribed periods, or on hand at particular times, or the prices paid or received therefor; producers' referendum or other ballots filed pursuant to law, and other records developed for the conduct and final execution of referenda or the determination of producer approval, such as producer lists, handler lists, plant receipts, and utilization in the representative period, and similar records relating to marketing order referenda; information furnished pursuant to marketing agreements and orders; inancial information and examination reports relating to licensees and applicants for licenses under the U.S. Warehouse Act; laboratory reports, such as pathological, residue, and bacteriological, involving individual food processing plants or establishments; data concerning individual reviews of nonfederally inspected plants using or requesting Federal Meat Grading Service; results of analyses of samples of meat and poultry products produced under State or local inspection systems, for example, specie determination and residues of pesticides.
(e) Interagency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than the agency in litigation with the Department. This includes, but is not limited to, communications with States concerning matching fund programs, minutes of Matching Fund Program Advisory Committee meetings, the Department Matching Fund Marketing Service Committee, and the Consumer and Marketing Service Matching Fund Working Group; State matching fund audit reports by the Office of the Inspector General, field reviews covering visits of matching fund personnel to States for the purpose of reviewing matching fund activities; documents discussing or recommending the formulation of the Departmental position in freight rate matters, and action notices to the Transportation Rates Review Group and minutes of Group meetings; information relating to policy determinations, the advance disclosure of which would give an undue advantage to some or disadvantage to others or would improperly affect a pending action; analyses and data being prepared for release prior to actual release; reports and correspondence relating to evaluations of foreign meat in
spection systems; and those intra- and interagency communications applicable to the formulation of a Consumer and Marketing Service order, instruction, regulation, or decision.
(f) Personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. This includes, but is not limited to, individual personnel and medical files and related records, including such record material on licensed persons; mailing lists in connection with registration or other regulatory or service functions or for dissemination of market news or other publications.
(g) Investigatory files compiled for law enforcement purposes except to the extent available by law to a party other than the agency. This includes, but is not limited to, charges, complaints and other processes in connection with and prior to being filed in administrative or judicial proceedings; Office of Inspector General reports of investigation and all related correspondence; reports and related correspondence of the Compliance and Evaluation Staff of the Consumer and Marketing Service; and all other investigative, inspection, and accounting reports and supporting data assembled by the Consumer and Marketing Service and pertaining to compliance with laws or regulations. $ 900.514 Determinations.
The appropriate Division Director shall make promptly available any Consumer and Marketing Service record requested in accordance with $ 900.510, unless he determines that the record is exempt under the provisions of $ 900.513. If he determines that the requested record should be withheld from public inspection, he shall give prompt written notice of any such determination together with the reasons therefor. $ 900.515 Appeals.
A denial by a Division Director of any request for a Consumer and Marketing Service record or records for which that Director is responsible may be appealed by the person who made the request to the Administrator, Consumer and Marketing Service. The appeal shall be made in writing within 15 days of the date of the Director's notice of his action. The administrator will give written notice of Consumer and Marketing Service's final determination. $ 900.516 Inspection and copies.
A person who has requested available records shall be promptly notified that, upon payment of applicable fees, he may inspect and copy such records (or copies), and purchase copies or extracts thereof, in the office of the Director of the Division responsible for the records, on business days from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Copies of such records may also be purchased by mail. The applicable fees are prescribed by the Office of Plant and Operations, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
PART 1060 MILK IN MINNESOTANORTH DAKOTA MARKETING AREA
GENERAL DEFINITIONS Sec. 1060.1 Act. 1060.2 Minnesota-Nor Dakota market
ing area. 1060.3 Route. 1060.4 Department. 1060.5 Chicago butter price.
DEFINITION OF PERSONS 1060.6 Person. 1060.7 Secretary. 1060.8 Producer. 1060.9 Cooperative association. 1060.10 Handler. 1060.11 Producer-handler.
DEFINITIONS OF MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS 1060.15 Producer milk. 1060.16 Diverted milk. 1060.17 Other source milk. 1060.18 Fluid milk product. 1060.19 Filled milk.
DEFINITIONS OF PLANTS 1060.20 Plant. 1060.21 Distributing plant. 1060.22 Supply plant. 1060.23 Pool plant. 1060.24 Nonpool plant.
MARKET ADMINISTRATOR 1060.30 Designation. 1060.31 Powers. 1060.32 Duties.
REPORTS, RECORDS AND FACILITIES 1060.35 Reports of receipts and utilization. 1060.36 Payroll reports. 1060.37 Other reports. 1060.38 Records and facilities. 1060.39 Retention of records.
APPLICATION OF PROVISIONS Sec. 1060.60 Producer-handlers and exempt in
stitutions. 1060.61 Plants subject to other Federal
orders. 1060.62 Obligation of handler operating a
partially regulated distributing
plant. DETERMINATION OF UNIFORM PRICE 1060.70 Computation of the net pool obliga
tion of each pool handler. 1060.71 Computation of uniform price.
PAYMENTS 1060.80 Time and method of payment. 1060.81 Butterfat differential to producers. 1060.82 Location differentials to producers
and on nonpool milk. 1060.83 Producer-settlement fund. 1060.84 Payments to the producer-settle
ment fund. 1060.85 Payments out of the producer
settlement fund. 1060.86 Adjustment of accounts. 1060.87
Marketing services. 1060.88 Expense of administration. 1060.89 Termination of obligations. EFFECTIVE TIME, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION 1060.90 Effective time. 1060.91 Suspension or termination. 1060.92 Continuing obligations. 1060.93 Liquidation.
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 1060.100 Agents. 1060.101 Separability of provisions.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 1060 issued under secs. 1-19, 48 Stat. 31, as amended; 7 U.S.C. 601-674.
SOURCE: The provisions of this part 1060 appear at 32 F.R. 13703, Sept. 30, 1967, unless otherwise noted.
GENERAL DEFINITIONS § 1060.1 Act.
“Act" means Public Act No. 10, 73d Congress, as amended, and as reenacted and amended by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). § 1060.2 Minnesota-North Dakota mar.
keting area. (a) “Minnesota-North Dakota marketing area” (referred to in this part as the “marketing area”) means all the territory within the boundaries of the counties listed below, including territory wholly or partly within such boundaries occupied by Government (municipal. State, or Federal) reservations, instal
CLASSIFICATION OF MILK
1060.41 1060.42 1060.43
Skim milk and buttertat to be
classification of milk.
butterfat in each class. Allocation of skim milk and butterfat classified.
1060.50 1060.51 1060.52 1060.53
(b) The “base zone" shall include that portion of the marketing area in the counties of Clay, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake, all in the State of Minnesota; and the counties of Cass, Grand Forks, and Traill, all in the State of North Dakota. § 1060.3 Route.
“Route" means a delivery to a wholesale or retail outlet either directly or through a distributing facility such as a distribution point, a plant store, or a vendor of a fluid milk product classified as Class I pursuant to § 1060.41(a) (1), other than a delivery to a pool plant or a nonpool plant. § 1060.4 Department.
"Department” means the U.S. Department of Agriculture or such other Federal agency as is authorized to perform the price reporting functions specified in this part. § 1060.5 Chicago butter price.
"Chicago butter price” means the simple average as computed by the market administrator of the daily wholesale selling prices (using the midpoint of any price range as one price) per pound of Grade A (92-Score) bulk creamery butter at Chicago as reported during the month by the Department.
DEFINITIONS OF PERSONS § 1060.6 Person.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, institution, or other business unit. § 1060.7 Secretary.
"Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States or such other officer or employee of the United States as is authorized to exercise the powers or to perform the duties of the said Secretary of Agriculture of the United States. § 1060.8 Producer.
"Producer” means any person, other than a producer-handler as defined in any order (including this part) issued pursuant to the Act, who produces milk in compliance with the Grade A inspection requirements of a duly constituted health authority, which milk is (a) received at a pool plant, or (b) diverted as producer milk pursuant to § 1060.16. § 1060.9 Cooperative association.
"Cooperative association” means any cooperative marketing association of producers which the Secretary determines, after application by the association:
(a) Is qualified under the provisions of the Act of Congress of February 18, 1922, as amended, known as the “CapperVolstead Act;"
(b) Has full authority in the sale of milk of its members and is engaged in making collective sales of or marketing milk or its products for its members; and
(c) Has its entire activities under the control of its members. § 1060.10 Handler.
(a) Any person (including any cooperative association) in his capacity as the operator of one or more pool plants;
(b) Any cooperative association with respect to producer milk which it causes to be diverted for its account from a pool plant pursuant to § 1060.16;
(c) Any cooperative association with respect to the milk of its member producers which is delivered directly from the farm to the pool plant of another handler in a tank truck owned, operated by, under contract to, or under the control of such cooperative association. The milk for which a cooperative association is a handler pursuant to this paragraph shall be deemed to have been received at
the location of the pool plant to which it was delivered;
(d) Any person who operates a partially regulated distributing plant. This definition shall not apply to a governmentally owned and operated institution which is exempt from the provisions of this part pursuant to § 1060.60(b); and
(e) A producer handler, or any person who operates an other order plant as described in § 1060.61; § 1060.11 Producer-handler.
Producer-handler means any person who meets all of the following conditions:
(a) Operates a dairy farm and a distributing plant;
(b) Receives no milk during the month from other dairy farmers or fluid milk products from sources other than pool plants and not more than 3,000 pounds of milk and fluid milk products (including the milk equivalent of milk products other than fluid milk products which are reconstituted into fluid milk products) during the month from any source;
(c) Receives no milk products other than fluid milk products from any source for reconstitution into fluid milk products except that received within the limitations set forth in paragraph (b) of this section;
(d) Such person must provide proof satisfactory to the market administrator that (1) the care and management of all the dairy animals and other resources necessary to produce the milk are the personal enterprise of and at the personal risk of such person, and (2) the operation of the processing and distributing business is the personal enterprise of and at the personal risk of such person. [34 F.R. 18658, Nov. 22, 1969] DEFINITIONS OF MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS § 1060.15 Producer milk.
"Producer milk” means all the skim milk and butterfat contained in Grade A milk:
(a) Received during the month at a pool plant directly from a producer or a handler pursuant to § 1060.10(c);
(b) Diverted subject to the provisions of § 1060.16 from a pool plant to a nonpool plant other than an other order plant or a producer-handler plant; or
(c) Received by a cooperative association handler pursuant to § 1060.10(c) from producers in excess of the quantity delivered to pool plants.
§ 1060.16 Diverted milk.
“Diverted milk” means, for any month, milk produced by a dairy farmer which a pool plant handler or a handler pursuant to § 1060.10(b) caused to be moved from the farm to a nonpool plant (other than the plant of a producer-handler) if such movement is specifically reported and the conditions of paragraphs (a) or (b), and (c) of this section have been met. Such milk shall be deemed to have been received by the diverting handler at the location of the nonpool plant to which diverted in applying $ $ 1060.53 and 1060.82. The diversion of producer milk is subject to the following conditions:
(a) During March through June a cooperative association handler pursuant to § 1060.10(b) may divert for its account without limit the milk of any member producer. During the months of July through February such handler may divert an aggregate quantity not exceeding 50 percent of the milk of all such producers whose milk has been received at a pool plant(s) for at least 3 days during the month.
(b) During March through June a handler in his capacity as the operator of a pool plant may divert for his account without limit the milk of any producer, other than a member of a cooperative association which has diverted milk pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section. During the months of July through February such handler may divert an aggregate quantity not exceeding 50 percent of the milk of all such producers whose milk has been received at his pool plant(s) for at least 3 days uring the month.
(c) In the event milk receipts from dairy farmers are diverted in excess of the applicable percentages pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section the diverting handler shall specify the dairy farmers whose milk was overdiverted. Only the milk of such dairy farmer(s) which is received at a pool plant during the month shall be producer milk for such month. § 1060.17 Other source milk.
“Other source milk” means all skim milk and butterfat contained in or represented by:
(a) Fluid milk products received from any source except:
(1) Producer milk;
(2) Fluid milk products received from pool plants; or
(3) Inventory of fluid milk products on hand at the beginning of the month; and
(b) Products, other than fluid milk products, received from any source (including those produced at the plant) which are reprocessed or converted into or combined with another product in the plant during the month, and any disappearance of products other than fluid milk products not otherwise accounted for. § 1060.18 Fluid milk product.
"Fluid milk product” means milk, skim milk, flavored milk, filled milk, concentrated milk, buttermilk, milk drinks (plain or flavored), sour cream and sour cream products labeled Grade A, cream or any mixture in fluid form of cream and milk or skim milk. The term includes these products in fluid, frozen, fortified (including “dietary” milk products) or reconstituted form but does not include sterilized products in hermetically sealed containers and such products as yogurt, eggnog, aerated cream in dispensers, ice cream mix, frozen dessert mix and evaporated or condensed milk or skim milk. This definition shall not include a product which contains 6 percent or more nonmilk fat (or oil). [34 F.R. 18658, Nov. 22, 1969] § 1060.19 Filled milk.
"Filled milk” means any combination of nonmilk fat (or oil) with skim milk (whether fresh, cultured, reconstituted or modified by the addition of nonfat milk solids), with or without milkfat, so that the product (including stabilizers, emulsifiers or flavoring) resembles milk or any other fluid milk product; and contains less than 6 percent nonmilk fat (or oil). [34 F.R. 18658, Nov. 22, 1969]
DEFINITIONS OF PLANTS § 1060.20 Plant.
“Plant” means the land, buildings, facilities, and equipment constituting a single operating unit or establishment at which milk or milk products (including filled milk) are received, processed and/or packaged. Separate facilities used only as a reload point for transferring bulk milk or filled milk from one tank truck to another shall not be a plant under this definition. Facilities used only as
a distribution point for storing fluid milk products in transit on routes shall not be a plant under this definition. (34 F.R. 18658, Nov. 22, 1969] § 1060.21 Distributing plant.
"Distributing plant" means a plant that is approved by an appropriate health authority for the processing or packaging of Grade A milk and from which fluid milk products are disposed of during the month on routes. § 1060.22 Supply plant.
“Supply plant" means a plant from which a fluid milk product that is acceptable to the appropriate health authority for distribution in the marketing area as Grade A is moved during the month to a distributing plant. 1060.23
Pool plant. "Pool plant” means any plant meeting the conditions of paragraph (a) or (b) of this section except the plant of a handler exempted pursuant to § 1060.60 and § 1060.61: Provided, That if a portion of a plant is physically separated from the Grade A portion of such plant, is operated separately and is not approved by any health authority for the receiving, processing, or packaging of any fluid milk product for Grade A disposition, it shall not be considered as part of a pool plant pursuant to this section.
(a) A distributing plant from which during the month there is disposed:
(1) As Class I milk, except filled milk, on routes in the marketing area not less than 15 percent of Grade A milk receipts at such plant; and
(2) As Class I milk, except filled milk, on routes or by transfer to another plant and classified as Class I pursuant to § 1060.44 not less than the applicable percentage of such plant's receipts of Grade A milk:
(i) March through June, 20 percent;
(ii) July through February, 25 percent: Provided, That all distributing plants operated by a handler may be considered as one plant for the purpose of meeting the applicable percentage requirement of this subparagraph if the handler submits a written request to the market administrator prior to the delivery period for which such consideration is requested; and
(b) A supply plant from which not less than 25 percent of its producer receipts at such plant during the month is shipped as fluid milk products, except