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the effectiveness of the strategic plans submitted by applicants; such designations of rural empowerment zones and enterprise communities as are made shall be from...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR25.5] [Page 488] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE PART 25_RURAL EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND ENTERPRISE COMMUNITIES--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Provisions Sec. 25.5 Waivers. The Secretary may waive any provision of this part in any particular case for good cause, where it is determined that application of the requirement would produce a result adverse to the purpose and objectives of this part. ...


(a) Has a maximum population of 30,000; (b) Is one of pervasive poverty, unemployment, and general distress, as described in Sec. 25.102; (c) Meets the area size...


shall be based on the 1990 Census, and from information published by the Bureau of Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, provided, however, that for purposes of...


entire nominated area. The degree of poverty shall be demonstrated by citing available statistics on low-income population, levels of public assistance, numbers of persons...


in total land area; (2) Must have one continuous boundary if located in more than one State or may consist of not more than three noncontiguous parcels if located in...


criteria specific to Round I, Round II, Round IIS and Round III nominated areas: (1) Round I--(i) In each Census tract, the poverty rate may not be less than...


is located must nominate such area for designation as an Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community. Nominated areas can be considered for designation only if: (1) The...


nominated rural area satisfies the eligibility criteria contained in Sec. 25.100; (b) Includes a strategic plan, which meets the requirements contained in Sec....


the following four key principles: (1) Strategic vision for change, which identifies what the community will become and a strategic map for revitalization. The vision...


each rural area for which such designation is requested. The application shall be submitted in a form to be prescribed by USDA in the notice inviting applications or...


areas described in subpart D of this part. On the basis of this evaluation, USDA may request additional information pertaining to the plan and the proposed area and...


and procedure for the submission of applications for designation as empowerment zones or enterprise communities, including submission deadlines and addresses, in a notice...


Enterprise Community or Champion Community, the Secretary shall consider: (a) The potential effectiveness of the strategic plan, in accordance with the key...


reports which identify the community, local government and State actions which have been taken in accordance with the strategic plan. In addition to these reports,...


monitoring the fiscal management of the funds of the Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community. (b) Reporting. The lead managing entity will be responsible...


and Enterprise Community on the basis of performance reviews to be conducted on site and using other information submitted. USDA may also commission evaluations of...


plans for the subsequent 2-year interval of the designation period. (b) The 2-year work plan shall be submitted to USDA 45 days prior to the start of the applicable...


(the designated community) must maintain a process for ensuring ongoing broad-based participation by community residents consistent with the approved application...


or Enterprise Community, or withdraw status as a Champion Community, if the Secretary determines, on the basis of the periodic monitoring and assessments described in Sec....


by the reservation governing body. (b) For purposes of paragraph (a) of this section, a reservation governing body must be the governing body of an Indian...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR25.501] [Page 500] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE PART 25_RURAL EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND ENTERPRISE COMMUNITIES--Table of Contents Subpart F_Special Rules Sec. 25.501 Governments. If more than one State or local government seeks to nominate an area under this part, any reference to or requirement of this part shall apply to all such governments. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR25.502] [Page 500] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE PART 25_RURAL EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND ENTERPRISE COMMUNITIES--Table of Contents Subpart F_Special Rules Sec. 25.502 Nominations by State-chartered economic development corporations. Any rural area nominated by an economic development corporation chartered by a State and qualified to do business in the State in which it is located shall be treated as nominated by a State and local government. ...


designated by the Office of Management and Budget, or, is an area that has a population density less than or equal to 1,000 persons per square mile, the land use of which...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR25.600] [Page 500] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE PART 25_RURAL EMPOWERMENT ZONES AND ENTERPRISE COMMUNITIES--Table of Contents Subpart G_Round II and Round IIS Grants Sec. 25.600 Purpose. Source: 67 FR 13558, Mar. 25, 2002, unless otherwise noted. This subpart outlines USDA policies and authorizations and contains procedures for the USDA EZ/EC grant program. ...


the overall development of policy and administration of the USDA EZ/EC grant program. (b) Funding official. Unless otherwise provided, the state director is responsible...


Round II rural empowerment zones and Round IIS rural enterprise communities, respectively, in accordance with an approved strategic plan. Such grants shall be available...


as USDA shall determine have been met, including but not limited to: (a) The empowerment zone or enterprise community has entered into a memorandum of...


of a grant will be by advance or reimbursement. (b) A ``request for advance or reimbursement,'' in form and substance satisfactory to USDA, must be completed...


25.400, or submit them separately. In complying with the requirements of 7 CFR parts 3015, 3016, or 3019, as applicable, grantees must submit, in lieu of the forms...


must submit, in lieu of the forms prescribed therein, the equivalent of such forms prescribed by the Office of Community Development pursuant to this subpart as such may...


all or in part, in accordance with this subpart and the applicable provisions of 7 CFR parts 3015, 3016 and 3019, as applicable. (b) The funding official may elect to suspend...


self-support to prevent, reduce, or eliminate dependency; (2) Achieving or maintaining self sufficiency, including reduction or prevention of dependency; ...


(b) To fund political activities; (c) To duplicate current services or replace or substitute for financial support provided from other sources. If the current...


Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 7 CFR part 1901, subpart E. (b) Environmental review. All grants made under this subpart are subject to the environmental requirements in...


benchmark activity. Failure to obtain prior approval of changes to the strategic plan or benchmarks, including changes to the scope of work or a project budget may result...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR27.1] [Page 8] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 27--COTTON CLASSIFICATION UNDER COTTON FUTURES LEGISLATION--Table of Contents Subpart A--Regulations Sec. 27.1 Meaning of words. Definitions Words used in this subpart in the singular form shall be deemed to import the plural and vice versa, as the case may demand. ...


following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean: (a) The Act. The United States Cotton Futures Act (90 Stat. 1841- 1846; 7 U.S.C. 15b). (b) Department....


Micronaire determination of cotton pursuant to subsection 15b(f) of the Act shall be performed as prescribed in this subpart. All tenders of cotton and settlements...


be construed as relieving any party to a basis grade contract of any obligation imposed upon the party, or as depriving the party of any right to which the party might be...


apply to all tenders of cotton and settlements therefor made on and after the effective date of such amendment, under basis grade contracts entered into prior, as well...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR27.8] [Page 9] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 27--COTTON CLASSIFICATION UNDER COTTON FUTURES LEGISLATION--Table of Contents Subpart A--Regulations Sec. 27.8 Director. The Director shall perform for and under the supervision of the Administrator, such duties as the Administrator may require in enforcing the provisions of the Act and this subpart. ...


points designated for the purpose by the Administrator. The Grading Section shall review the classification of any cotton in accordance with Sec. Sec. 27.61 to 27.72....


of the Cotton Division will act, when necessary, as supervisors of cotton inspection to supervise the inspection, weighing, and sampling of cotton to be classified and...


the instructions of the Director, the Area Director of each Marketing Services Office shall be responsible for the proper performance of the duties imposed...


the applicant desires separate classification and certification, the applicant shall make a separate written request in a form prescribed or supplied by the Cotton Division...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR27.13] [Page 10] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 27--COTTON CLASSIFICATION UNDER COTTON FUTURES LEGISLATION--Table of Contents Subpart A--Regulations Sec. 27.13 Micronaire determination request incidental to classification request. The classification request may include a request for Micronaire determination. ...


be filed with the Marketing Services Office serving the location at which the cotton is stored. Requests for classification shall be filed within 30 days after...


Any request for classification or for Micronaire determination may be withdrawn by the applicant at any time before the classification or Micronaire determination of the cotton...


cotton for which classification is desired and the preparation and delivery of samples to the Marketing Services Office shall be (a) under the supervision of a supervisor...


the interested parties, be employed in any way in connection with any phase of the inspection and sampling of cotton or the preparation of the samples thereof, for the purposes...


drawn from the top side of each bale and one from the bottom side. Each such sample shall weigh not less than 5 ounces, the two samples from each bale to weigh together not less...


in this section. The sample from the top side and the sample from the bottom side shall each be broken into two parts. One part of the sample from the top side shall...


a lot or mark to be classified separately shall be inclosed in one or more wrappers or containers, as the case may require. The wrappers or containers of...


wrappers or containers separate and apart from the original sets in the manner prescribed or original samples in the foregoing section, except that the wrappers or...


be delivered to the Marketing Services Office with which the classification request was filed, at its classification room. If there is no Marketing Services Office at the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR27.25] [Page 11] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 27--COTTON CLASSIFICATION UNDER COTTON FUTURES LEGISLATION--Table of Contents Subpart A--Regulations Sec. 27.25 Additional samples of cotton; drawing. In addition to the samples hereinbefore prescribed, separate samples, if desired, may be drawn and furnished to the owner of the cotton. ...


property of the Department and shall be disposed of in accordance with the property regulations of Department when no longer needed for classification or...


cotton is the determination of the quality of a sample in accordance with the Official Cotton Standards of the United States for the color grade and the leaf grade...


be classified as far as practicable in the order in which proper samples thereof, ready for such classification, shall have been delivered to the Marketing...


after being delivered to the Marketing Services Office, shall have been exposed for such length of time as in the judgment of the Area Director shall be sufficient to...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR27.34] [Page 12] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 27--COTTON CLASSIFICATION UNDER COTTON FUTURES LEGISLATION--Table of Contents Subpart A--Regulations Sec. 27.34 Classification procedure. Classification shall proceed as rapidly as possible, but not when light or other conditions make uncertain the accuracy of the results to be obtained. ...


bale is lower in class than one drawn from another portion of such bale, except as otherwise provided in this subpart, the classification of the bale shall be that of the...


shall be classified for grade and staple length on the basis of the official cotton standards of the United States for grade and staple length in effect at the time of...


extraneous matter or other irregularities or defects, below its grade according to the official cotton standards of the United States, the grade from which it is so reduced,...


following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean: (a) Cotton of perished staple. Cotton that has the strength of fiber as ordinarily found in cotton destroyed...


after the classification of cotton has been completed by a Marketing Services Office, the Marketing Services Office shall issue a cotton class certificate showing...


a cotton class certificate issued under this subpart a new certificate may be issued at the request of the holder, to take the place of the former certificate without...


class certificate and a showing to the satisfaction of the Area Director of the Marketing Services Office which issued such certificate, that it has been lost or...


be surrendered to a Marketing Services Office for correction or cancellation. If such certificate be not surrendered upon request it shall nevertheless be invalid...


tenderable shall be valid for use in the tender of such cotton on a basis grade contract made in accordance with the Act and this subpart and the rules of an exchange...


for use in the tender or delivery of the cotton covered thereby on a basis grade contract whenever such cotton shall be removed from the place of storage specified...


classification under subsection 15b(f) of the Act shall be located or stored at a place disapproved for the purpose by the Area Director or the Director on account of...


control of which any cotton classified pursuant to this subpart shall be held or stored shall furnish to the Marketing Services Office which classified such cotton, on...


through 27.55, 27.65, no cotton shall be tendered or delivered on a basis grade contract unless on or prior to the date fixed for delivery under such contract, and in advance...


subsection 15b(f) of the Act cotton class certificates shall not have been issued by a Marketing Services Office for cotton to be delivered pursuant to such notice, samples...


of the delivery in accordance with subsection 15b(f) of the act the person issuing such notice or the person on whose behalf it was issued shall also give written...


and sampled, and the original samples thereof properly prepared in accordance with this subpart must be delivered to the Marketing Services Office not later than the...


the delivery day specified in the transferable notice the cotton class certificates covering the cotton involved are not ready for delivery when called for, the tenderer of...


any cotton covered by a classification request filed pursuant to the regulations in this subpart until later notice, the original classification request must so state,...


the cotton be desired, notice thereof shall be filed not later than the expiration of 30 days after the date upon which the samples were drawn from the cotton, and the...


shall not be allowed to interfere with or delay the classification of other samples previously made ready for classification or which are otherwise entitled...


shall expire without the filing of the notice of desire for classification the applicant shall be deemed to have withdrawn the original request for the classification of...


by any cotton class certificate may be obtained as provided in Sec. Sec. 27.62 to 27.72, such review to be performed by the Grading Section. Micronaire determinations are...


The person for whom the classification of cotton has been or is to be performed under this subpart may have a review of such classification by filing...


Any receiver of cotton upon a basis grade contract who has not redelivered such cotton on a basis grade contract may have a review of the classification of any cotton of...


(a) Every application review of classification or for Micronaire determination under Sec. 27.62 or Sec. 27.63 shall be filed with the Marketing Services Office serving the...


classification or an application for Micronaire determination has been filed with respect to cotton previously designated as tenderable, such review or determination may...


it shall be found by the Area Director or the Director that it was filed without good cause or for dilatory purposes. [48 FR 49213, Oct....


shall be necessary in the judgment of the Area Director, a review classification pursuant to Sec. Sec. 27.61 to 27.72, or a Micronaire determination pursuant to Sec. 27.14,...


made after the issuance of a cotton class certificate, the results of the review classification, the date of issuance of the review classification results, and the signature...


the applicant at any time before the review classification of the cotton covered thereby has been completed, subject to the payment of such fees, if any, as may be...


for classification pursuant to this subpart and for which the owner holds valid cotton class certificates desires to transfer such cotton to a different delivery point, or...


pursuant to this subpart, whether the cotton involved is tenderable or not, the person requesting the services shall pay fees as follows: (a) Initial...


the request of the holder thereof, for the purpose of business convenience, or when made necessary by the transfer of cotton under the supervision of any...


issued in lieu of a prior certificate solely for the purpose of correcting clerical errors therein or for the purpose of substituting a new form applicable to...


the application for review or classification, of any cotton or the request for Micronaire determination for any cotton shall be withdrawn after the service requested has...


requests the classification of, or Micronaire determination for, any cotton, or the person on whose behalf such request is made, also requests the transmission by telegraph...


the samples and the delivery of such samples in accordance with Sec. 27.24, shall be borne by the party requesting the classification of the cotton involved. When a review...


persons from whom payment for fees or expenses on account of services under this subpart shall be due. Such bills shall be rendered as soon as practicable after the last day...


request is required to be filed or by the Director, the person from whom any payment under this subpart may become due shall make an advance deposit to cover...


be by check, draft, or money order, payable to the order of ``Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA,'' and may not be made in cash except in cases where the total payment...


are hereby designated to be bona fide spot markets within the meaning of the act: Southeastern, North Delta, South Delta, East Texas and Oklahoma, West...


for the purpose of determining as provided in paragraph 15b(f)(3) of the act, the differences above or below the contract price which the receiver shall pay for...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR27.95] [Page 20] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 27--COTTON CLASSIFICATION UNDER COTTON FUTURES LEGISLATION--Table of Contents Subpart A--Regulations Sec. 27.95 Spot markets to conform to Act and regulations. Every bona fide spot market shall, as a condition of its designation and of the retention thereof, conform to the act and any applicable regulations. [53 FR 29327, Aug. 4, 1988] ...


price or value of grades and staple lengths of cotton shall be based solely upon the official cotton standards of the United States and shall be the actual commercial value...


each spot market shall be responsible for providing accurate and timely price, quality, and volume of purchases data by growth area to the Cotton Division. The Cotton Division...


sale of a particular grade of cotton shall have been made on a given day in a particular spot market, the value of such grade in the market on that day will be determined...


of cents and hundredths of a cent. A fraction of a hundredth, when equal to, or greater than, the half thereof, shall be treated as a hundredth, and when less than a half of...


in each bona fide spot market shall be subject to the approval of the Director or shall be prescribed by the Director. [48 FR 49214, Oct. 25, 1983. Redesignated at 53...


definitions Words used in this part in the singular form shall be deemed to import the plural, and vice versa, as the case...


the following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean: (a) The Act. The United States Cotton Standards Act, approved March 4, 1923 (42 Stat. 1517; 7 U.S.C....


the Administrator, such duties as the Secretary or the Administrator may require in enforcing the provisions of the Act and the regulations...


the Administrator. Requests for the review of the classification and/or comparison of cotton performed by Classing Offices may be referred to the Quality...


instructions of the Director, the Area Director of each Classing Office shall be responsible for the proper performance of the duties imposed on such office and on the...


of any cotton shall be determined by the quality of a sample in accordance with Official Cotton Standards of the United States for the color grade and the leaf...


cotton in the United States pursuant to the Act shall be performed as prescribed in this subpart. Subject in general to the provisions of this subpart the Director may...


comparison shall be in writing on a form supplied by the Division and shall contain such information as the Director may require. For each lot or mark of cotton which the...


classification or comparison is completed, at the applicant's expense, shall indicate this service on the form used for requesting such classification...


comparison leading to Form A, Form D memoranda or, Form C certificates shall be filed with the Classing Office which serves the territory in which the cotton is...


determination, or a Form C determination, or a Form D determination of the same cotton, except a request for a review determination, shall be filed by the same owner within...


be withdrawn by the applicant at any time before the classification of the cotton covered thereby, subject to the payment of such fees, if any, as may be prescribed in...


this subpart from licensed warehousemen only. Samples for classification pursuant to Sec. Sec. 28.901 through 28.917 shall be accepted from licensed gins or warehouses....


submit samples for determination or classification for which a license is required under Sec. 28.20 shall be eligible for a license. Application for licenses to draw and...


warehouse to draw and submit samples from cotton stored in the warehouse for Form A determination or for classification pursuant to Sec. Sec. 28.901 through 28.917....


gin to sample cotton may be suspended or revoked, following notice and opportunity for hearing, if the licensee has knowingly or carelessly sampled cotton improperly, or...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR28.24] [Page 28] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 28--COTTON CLASSING, TESTING, AND STANDARDS--Table of Contents Subpart A--Regulations Under the United States Cotton Standards Act Sec. 28.24 Surrender of license certificate. In the event of suspension or revocation of a license, the licensee shall promptly surrender the license to the Division. drawing, submission and disposition of samples ...


drawn, handled, identified, and shipped by a licensed warehouse according to the methods and procedures specified in this section. Any samples or set of samples which do not...


be drawn under the supervision of a Division employee who shall retain custody or control of the samples until they are shipped prepaid or delivered at the...


shipped or delivered at the owner's expense to the Classing Office serving the territory in which the samples are located. A tag or coupon showing the bale number of the bale...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 7, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 7CFR28.28] [Page 29] TITLE 7--AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 28--COTTON CLASSING, TESTING, AND STANDARDS--Table of Contents Subpart A--Regulations Under the United States Cotton Standards Act Sec. 28.28 Lost or damaged samples. If any samples are lost, damaged, or mutilated, the Area Director shall inform the applicant. [52 FR 30882, Aug. 18, 1987] ...


C or D detemination, the samples submitted shall be returned to the applicant at the applicant's expense, at the time the memorandum is issued or when the request...


with this subpart, and loose cotton separated from samples in the handling and classification thereof, shall become the property of the Department. [28 FR 10633, Oct....




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