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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 28—COTTON CLASSING, TESTING, AND STANDARDS

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Subpart A—REGULATIONS UNDER THE UNITED STATES COTTON STANDARDS ACT

definitions

§28.1
Meaning of words.
§28.2
Terms defined.

administrative and general

§28.3
Director.
§28.4
Classing offices.
§§28.5-28.6
[Reserved]
§28.7
Area Director, Classing Office; responsibility.
§28.8
Classification of cotton; determination.
§28.9
Inspection; sampling; classification.

requests for classification and comparison

§28.15
Classification and comparison; requests.
§28.16
Request for return of samples.
§28.17
Filing of requests for classification or comparison.
§28.18
One request only for classification.
§28.19
Withdrawal or rejection of classification request.

licensing of warehouses and gins for sampling

§28.20
When license is required.
§28.21
Eligibility and application.
§28.22
Authority granted by license.
§28.23
Suspension or revocation of license.
§28.24
Surrender of license certificate.

drawing, submission and disposition of samples

§28.25
Samples for Form A determination.
§28.26
Samples for Form C determination.
§28.27
Samples for Form D determination.
§28.28
Lost or damaged samples.
§28.29
Return of samples.
§28.30
Samples not returned are property of Department.

violations

§28.31
Denial of service.
§28.32
Misrepresentation; deceptive or fraudulent acts or practices; violations.

classification

§28.35
Method of classification.
§28.36
Order of classification.
§28.37
Exposing of samples for classification.
§28.38
Lower grade (of two samples) to determine classification.
§28.39
Cotton reduced in grade.
§28.40
Terms defined; cotton classification.

sample or type comparison

§28.45
Scope of comparison; requests.
§28.46
Method of submitting samples and types.
§28.47
Statement of finding of Classing Office in comparisons.

certificates and memoranda

§28.55
Issuance of memoranda and certificates.
§28.56
Form A and Form D memorandum.
§28.57
Form C certificate.
§28.58
New memorandum or certificate; issuance.
§28.59
Lost memorandum or certificate may be replaced by duplicate.
§28.60
Surrender of memoranda or certificates.

reviews

§28.65
Provisions for reviews.
§28.66
Review procedure.
§28.68
Withdrawal of application for review.

practical forms of cotton standards

§28.105
Practical forms of cotton standards.
§28.106
Universal cotton standards.
§28.107
Original cotton standards and reserve sets.

fees and costs

§28.115
Fees and costs; payment.
§28.116
Amounts of fees for classification; exemption.
§28.117
Fee for new memorandum or certificate.
§28.118
When no fee collected for new certificate or memorandum.
§28.119
Fee when request for classification is withdrawn.
§28.120
Expenses to be borne by party requesting classification.
§28.121
Advance deposits.
§28.122
Fee for practical classing examination.
§28.123
Costs of practical forms of cotton standards.
§28.124
Payments; procedure.
§28.125
No voiding or modifying claims for payment.
§28.126
Loaning of forms and exhibits.

adjustment of contract disputes

§28.160
Cotton examiners on foreign exchanges.
§28.161
Disputes involving contracts for shipment of cotton from United States.
§28.162
Procedure.

publications media

§28.165
OMB control numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act.
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Subpart B—CLASSIFICATION FOR FOREIGN GROWTH COTTON

§28.175
Administrative and general.
§28.176
Designation of official certificates, memoranda, marks, other identifications, and devices for purpose of the Agricultural Marketing Act.
§28.177
Request for classification and comparison of cotton.
§28.178
Submission of cotton samples.
§28.179
Methods of cotton classification and comparison.
§28.180
Issuance of cotton classification memoranda.
§28.181
Review of cotton classification.
§28.182
Surrender of memoranda.
§28.183
Fees and costs; payment.
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Subpart C—STANDARDS

Official Cotton Standards of the United States for Length of Staple

§28.301
Measurement: humidity; temperature.
§28.302
Terms of designation.
§28.303
Standards for length of staple for American upland cotton.
§28.304
Original representation of American Pima cotton staple lengths.
§28.306
Over 1316 inch staple.
§28.307
Bale of different staple lengths.

Official Cotton Standards of the United States for the Color Grade of American Upland Cotton

white cotton

§28.401
Good Middling Color.
§28.402
Strict Middling Color.
§28.403
Middling Color.
§28.404
Strict Low Middling Color.
§28.405
Low Middling Color.
§28.406
Strict Good Ordinary Color.
§28.407
Good Ordinary Color.

Light Spotted Cotton

§28.411
Good Middling Light Spotted Color.
§28.412
Strict Middling Light Spotted Color.
§28.413
Middling Light Spotted Color.
§28.414
Strict Low Middling Light Spotted Color.
§28.415
Low Middling Light Spotted Color.
§28.416
Strict Good Ordinary Light Spotted Color.

Spotted Cotton

§28.421
Good Middling Spotted Color.
§28.422
Strict Middling Spotted Color.
§28.423
Middling Spotted Color.
§28.424
Strict Low Middling Spotted Color.
§28.425
Low Middling Spotted Color.
§28.426
Strict Good Ordinary Spotted Color.

tinged cotton

§28.431
Strict Middling Tinged Color.
§28.432
Middling Tinged Color.
§28.433
Strict Low Middling Tinged Color.
§28.434
Low Middling Tinged Color.

yellow stained cotton

§28.441
Strict Middling Yellow Stained Color.
§28.442
Middling Yellow Stained Color.

below color grade cotton

§28.451
Below Color Grade Cotton.

Official Cotton Standards of the United States for the Leaf Grade of American Upland Cotton

leaf grades

§28.461
Leaf Grade 1.
§28.462
Leaf Grade 2.
§28.463
Leaf Grade 3.
§28.464
Leaf Grade 4.
§28.465
Leaf Grade 5.
§28.466
Leaf Grade 6.
§28.467
Leaf Grade 7.

below leaf grade cotton

§28.471
Below Leaf Grade Cotton.

general

§28.480
General.
§28.481
Alternate title for standards.
§28.482
United States Cotton Futures Act.

Official Cotton Standards of the United States for the ColorGrade of American Pima Cotton

§28.501
Color Grade No. 1.
§28.502
Color Grade No. 2.
§28.503
Color Grade No. 3.
§28.504
Color Grade No. 4.
§28.505
Color Grade No. 5.
§28.506
Color Grade No. 6.
§28.507
Color Grade No. 7.
§§28.508-28.510
[Reserved]

Official Cotton Standards of the United States for the Leaf Grade of American Pima Cotton

§28.511
Leaf Grade No. 1.
§28.512
Leaf Grade No. 2.
§28.513
Leaf Grade No. 3.
§28.514
Leaf Grade No. 4.
§28.515
Leaf Grade No. 5.
§28.516
Leaf Grade No. 6.
§28.517
Leaf Grade No. 7.

Application of Standards and Explanatory Terms

§28.521
Application of color and leaf grade standards.
§28.522
Explanatory terms.

Symbols and Code Numbers Used in Recording Cotton Classification

§28.525
Symbols and code numbers.

Official Cotton Standards of the United States for Fiber Fineness and Maturity

§28.601
Official cotton standards for fiber fineness and maturity.
§28.602
Terms of designations.
§28.603
Procedures for air flow tests of micronaire reading.
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Subpart D—COTTON CLASSIFICATION AND MARKET NEWS SERVICE FOR PRODUCERS

Definitions

§28.901
Definitions.

Administration

§28.902
Director.

Classification and Market News Services

§28.903
Classification of samples.
§28.904
Market news.

Sampling

§28.906
Sampling arrangements.
§28.907
Responsibilities of licensed gins or warehouses.
§28.908
Samples.
§28.909
Costs.

Classification

§28.910
Classification of samples and issuance of classification data.
§28.911
Review classification.

Limitations of Services

§28.917
Limitations of Services.
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Subpart E—COTTON FIBER AND PROCESSING TESTS

Definitions

§28.950
Terms defined.

Administration

§28.951
Director.

Fiber and Processing Tests

§28.952
Testing of samples.
§28.953
Requirements as to samples.
§28.954
Costs of submitting samples.
§28.955
Disposition of samples.
§28.956
Prescribed fees.
§28.957
Special tests and fees.
§28.958
Payment of fees.
§28.959
Limitation of testing services.
§28.960
Confidential information.
§28.961
False and misleading information.


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