Title 7: Agriculture
Subtitle B: Regulations of the Department of Agriculture
CHAPTER I: AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
SUBCHAPTER A: COMMODITY STANDARDS AND STANDARD CONTAINER REGULATIONS
PART 27: COTTON CLASSIFICATION UNDER COTTON FUTURES LEGISLATION
Subpart A: Regulations
: Cotton Class Certificates
27.39 - Issuance of certificates.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, as soon as practicable after the classification of cotton has been completed by a Marketing Services Office, the Marketing Services Office shall issue a cotton class certificate showing the results of such classification. Each certificate shall bear the date of its issuance and the name of the Area Director of the Marketing Services Office that classified the cotton. The certificate shall show the identification of the cotton according to the information in the possession of the Marketing Services Office, the classification of the cotton according to its grade and length of staple and such other facts as the Director may require. As soon as practicable after the Micronaire determination of cotton has been completed by an authorized employee of the Cotton Division, upon request under this subpart, the results of such determination shall be certified by the Marketing Services Office or by the Grading Section on the classification certificate for the cotton, with the date of issuance of the Micronaire determination, the name of the certifying officer, and such other facts as the Director may require. When a request is made for a review of classification and a Micronaire determination, at the same time as the request for initial classification, the Marketing Services Office shall notify the Grading Section of the results of the classification and the latter shall review the classification and make the Micronaire determination, and notify the Marketing Services Office of the results. The latter shall issue a cotton class certificate over the signature of the Head, Grading Section showing the results of the review classification (but not the initial classification), the Micronaire determination, the date of issuance of the certificate, and such other facts as the Director may require. The certificate of classification and Micronaire determination may be placed directly upon the warehouse receipt covering the cotton involved. The Marketing Services Office or the Grading Section may authorize an officer of the Service located at another point to certify the results of any classification or Micronaire determination upon the basis of information furnished by them, notwithstanding any other provisions of this section.
[48 FR 49211, Oct. 25, 1983]