Title 7

PART 900

Part 900 - General Regulations

PART 900 - GENERAL REGULATIONS Authority:7 U.S.C. 601-674; 7 U.S.C. 7401; 5 U.S.C. 301, 552; and 44 U.S.C. Ch. 35. Source:25 FR 5907, June 28, 1960, unless otherwise noted.

7:8.1.1.1.1.1SUBPART A
Subpart A - Procedural Requirements Governing Proceedings to Formulate Marketing Agreements and Marketing Orders
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.1SECTION 900.1
   900.1 Words in the singular form.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.2SECTION 900.2
   900.2 Definitions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.3SECTION 900.3
   900.3 Proposals.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.4SECTION 900.4
   900.4 Institution of proceeding.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.5SECTION 900.5
   900.5 Docket number.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.6SECTION 900.6
   900.6 Judges.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.7SECTION 900.7
   900.7 Motions and requests.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.8SECTION 900.8
   900.8 Conduct of the hearing.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.9SECTION 900.9
   900.9 Oral and written arguments.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.10SECTION 900.10
   900.10 Certification of the transcript.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.11SECTION 900.11
   900.11 Copies of the transcript.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.12SECTION 900.12
   900.12 Administrator's recommended decision.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.13SECTION 900.13
   900.13 Submission to Secretary.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.14SECTION 900.13a
   900.13a Decision by Secretary.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.15SECTION 900.14
   900.14 Execution and issuance of marketing agreements and marketing orders.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.16SECTION 900.15
   900.15 Filing; extensions of time; effective date of filing; and computation of time.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.17SECTION 900.16
   900.16 Ex parte communications.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.18SECTION 900.17
   900.17 Additional documents to be filed with hearing clerk.
7:8.1.1.1.1.1.2.19SECTION 900.18
   900.18 Hearing before Secretary.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - Supplemental Procedural Requirements Governing Proceedings to Amend Federal Milk Marketing Agreements and Marketing Orders
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.1SECTION 900.20
   900.20 Words in the singular form.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.2SECTION 900.21
   900.21 Definitions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.3SECTION 900.22
   900.22 Proposal submission requirements.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.4SECTION 900.23
   900.23 Procedures following receipt of a proposal.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.5SECTION 900.24
   900.24 Pre-hearing information sessions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.6SECTION 900.25
   900.25 Advance submission of testimony.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.7SECTION 900.26
   900.26 Requesting USDA data for use at an amendatory hearing.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.8SECTION 900.27
   900.27 Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and corrections to transcript.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.9SECTION 900.28
   900.28 Deadline for issuance of recommended decisions or tentative final decisions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.10SECTION 900.29
   900.29 Deadline for filing exceptions to recommended decisions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.11SECTION 900.30
   900.30 Deadline for issuance of Secretary's (final) decisions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.12SECTION 900.31
   900.31 Electronic submission of hearing documents.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.13SECTION 900.32
   900.32 Informal rulemaking.
7:8.1.1.1.1.2.2.14SECTION 900.33
   900.33 Industry assessments.
7:8.1.1.1.1.3SUBPART C
Subpart C - Supplemental Procedural Requirements Governing Proceedings to Amend Fruit, Vegetable and Nut Marketing Agreements and Marketing Orders
7:8.1.1.1.1.3.2.1SECTION 900.36
   900.36 Words in the singular form.
7:8.1.1.1.1.3.2.2SECTION 900.37
   900.37 Definitions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.3.2.3SECTION 900.38
   900.38 Pre-hearing information sessions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.3.2.4SECTION 900.39
   900.39 Proposal submission requirements.
7:8.1.1.1.1.3.2.5SECTION 900.40
   900.40 Written testimony and USDA data request requirements.
7:8.1.1.1.1.3.2.6SECTION 900.41
   900.41 Electronic document submission standards.
7:8.1.1.1.1.3.2.7SECTION 900.42
   900.42 Industry assessments.
7:8.1.1.1.1.3.2.8SECTION 900.43
   900.43 Use of informal rulemaking.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4SUBPART D
Subpart D - Procedural Requirements Governing Proceedings on Petitions To Modify or To Be Exempted From Marketing Orders
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.1SECTION 900.50
   900.50 Words in the singular form.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.2SECTION 900.51
   900.51 Definitions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.3SECTION 900.52
   900.52 Institution of proceeding.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.4SECTION 900.52a
   900.52a Answer to petition.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.5SECTION 900.52b
   900.52b Amended pleadings.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.6SECTION 900.53
   900.53 Withdrawal of petition.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.7SECTION 900.54
   900.54 Docket number.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.8SECTION 900.55
   900.55 Judges.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.9SECTION 900.56
   900.56 Consolidated hearings.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.10SECTION 900.57
   900.57 Intervention.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.11SECTION 900.58
   900.58 Prehearing conferences.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.12SECTION 900.59
   900.59 Motions and requests.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.13SECTION 900.60
   900.60 Oral hearings before judge.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.14SECTION 900.61
   900.61 Depositions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.15SECTION 900.62
   900.62 Subpenas.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.16SECTION 900.63
   900.63 Fees and mileage.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.17SECTION 900.64
   900.64 The Judge's decision.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.18SECTION 900.65
   900.65 Appeals to Secretary: Transmittal of record.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.19SECTION 900.66
   900.66 Consideration of appeal by the Secretary and issuance of final order.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.20SECTION 900.68
   900.68 Petitions for reopening hearings; for rehearings or rearguments of proceedings; or for reconsideration of orders.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.21SECTION 900.69
   900.69 Filing; service; extensions of time; effective date of filing; and computation of time.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.22SECTION 900.70
   900.70 Applications for interim relief.
7:8.1.1.1.1.4.2.23SECTION 900.71
   900.71 Hearing before Secretary.
7:8.1.1.1.1.5SUBPART E
Subpart E - Supplemental Procedural Requirements for Marketing Orders, Marketing Agreements, and Requirements Covering Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts
7:8.1.1.1.1.5.2.1SECTION 900.80
   900.80 Words in the singular form.
7:8.1.1.1.1.5.2.2SECTION 900.81
   900.81 Definitions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.5.2.3SECTION 900.82
   900.82 Stipulation procedures.
7:8.1.1.1.1.5.2.4SECTION 900.83
   900.83 Conducting Meetings via Electronic Communication or Otherwise.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6SUBPART F
Subpart F - Procedure Governing Meetings To Arbitrate and Mediate Disputes Relating to Sales of Milk or Its Products
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.1SECTION 900.100
   900.100 Words in the singular form.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.2SECTION 900.101
   900.101 Definitions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.3SECTION 900.102
   900.102 Filing of applications for mediation or arbitration.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.4SECTION 900.103
   900.103 Application for mediation.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.5SECTION 900.104
   900.104 Inquiry by the Administrator.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.6SECTION 900.105
   900.105 Notification.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.7SECTION 900.106
   900.106 Assignment of mediator.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.8SECTION 900.107
   900.107 Meetings.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.9SECTION 900.108
   900.108 Mediator's report.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.10SECTION 900.109
   900.109 Mediation agreement.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.11SECTION 900.110
   900.110 Application for arbitration.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.12SECTION 900.111
   900.111 Inquiry by the Administrator.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.13SECTION 900.112
   900.112 Notification.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.14SECTION 900.113
   900.113 Submission.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.15SECTION 900.114
   900.114 Designation of arbitrator.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.16SECTION 900.115
   900.115 Hearing.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.17SECTION 900.116
   900.116 Award.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.18SECTION 900.117
   900.117 Approval of award.
7:8.1.1.1.1.6.2.19SECTION 900.118
   900.118 Costs.
7:8.1.1.1.1.7SUBPART G
Subpart G - Miscellaneous Requirements
7:8.1.1.1.1.7.2.1SECTION 900.200
   900.200 Definitions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.7.2.2SECTION 900.201
   900.201 Investigation and disposition of alleged violations.
7:8.1.1.1.1.7.2.3SECTION 900.202
   900.202 Restrictions applicable to Committee personnel.
7:8.1.1.1.1.7.2.4SECTION 900.210
   900.210 Disclosures of information.
7:8.1.1.1.1.7.2.5SECTION 900.211
   900.211 Penalties.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8SUBPART H
Subpart H - Procedure for Conduct of Referenda To Determine Producer Approval of Milk Marketing Orders To Be Made Effective Pursuant to Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as Amended
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.1SECTION 900.300
   900.300 General.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.2SECTION 900.301
   900.301 Definitions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.3SECTION 900.302
   900.302 Associations eligible to vote.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.4SECTION 900.303
   900.303 Conduct of referendum.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.5SECTION 900.304
   900.304 Who may vote.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.6SECTION 900.305
   900.305 Duties of referendum agent.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.7SECTION 900.306
   900.306 Notice of the referendum.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.8SECTION 900.307
   900.307 Time for voting.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.9SECTION 900.308
   900.308 Tabulation of ballots.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.10SECTION 900.309
   900.309 Confidential information.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.11SECTION 900.310
   900.310 Supplementary instructions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.8.2.12SECTION 900.311
   900.311 Submittals or requests.
7:8.1.1.1.1.9SUBPART I
Subpart I - Procedure for Determining the Qualification of Cooperative Milk Marketing Associations
7:8.1.1.1.1.9.2.1SECTION 900.350
   900.350 General statement.
7:8.1.1.1.1.9.2.2SECTION 900.351
   900.351 Applications for qualification.
7:8.1.1.1.1.9.2.3SECTION 900.352
   900.352 Confidential information.
7:8.1.1.1.1.9.2.4SECTION 900.353
   900.353 Qualification standards.
7:8.1.1.1.1.9.2.5SECTION 900.354
   900.354 Inspection and investigation.
7:8.1.1.1.1.9.2.6SECTION 900.355
   900.355 Annual reporting.
7:8.1.1.1.1.9.2.7SECTION 900.356
   900.356 Listing of qualified associations.
7:8.1.1.1.1.9.2.8SECTION 900.357
   900.357 Denial of application; suspension or revocation of determination of qualification.
7:8.1.1.1.1.10SUBPART J
Subpart J - Procedure for the Conduct of Referenda in Connection With Marketing Orders for Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts Pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as Amended
7:8.1.1.1.1.10.2.1SECTION 900.400
   900.400 General.
7:8.1.1.1.1.10.2.2SECTION 900.401
   900.401 Definitions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.10.2.3SECTION 900.402
   900.402 Voting.
7:8.1.1.1.1.10.2.4SECTION 900.403
   900.403 Instructions.
7:8.1.1.1.1.10.2.5SECTION 900.404
   900.404 Subagents.
7:8.1.1.1.1.10.2.6SECTION 900.405
   900.405 Ballots.
7:8.1.1.1.1.10.2.7SECTION 900.406
   900.406 Referendum report.
7:8.1.1.1.1.10.2.8SECTION 900.407
   900.407 Confidential information.
7:8.1.1.1.1.11SUBPART K
Subpart K - Public Information
7:8.1.1.1.1.11.2SUBJGRP 2
   Availability of Program Information, Staff Manuals and Instructions, and Related Material
7:8.1.1.1.1.11.2.1SECTION 900.500
   900.500 General.
7:8.1.1.1.1.11.2.2SECTION 900.501
   900.501 Public inspection and copying.
7:8.1.1.1.1.11.2.3SECTION 900.502
   900.502 Indexes.
7:8.1.1.1.1.11.2.4SECTION 900.503
   900.503 Request for records.
7:8.1.1.1.1.11.2.5SECTION 900.504
   900.504 Appeals.
7:8.1.1.1.1.12SUBPART L
Subpart L - Information Collection
7:8.1.1.1.1.12.3.1SECTION 900.600
   900.600 General.
7:8.1.1.1.1.12.3.2SECTION 900.601
   900.601 OMB control numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.
7:8.1.1.1.1.13SUBPART M
Subpart M - Assessment of Exemptions
7:8.1.1.1.1.13.3.1SECTION 900.700
   900.700 Exemption from assessments.