9 CFR 201.30 - Amount of market agency, dealer and packer bonds.

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§ 201.30 Amount of market agency, dealer and packer bonds.
(a) Market agency selling livestock on commission. To compute the required amount of bond coverage, divide the dollar value of livestock sold during the preceding business year, or the substantial part of that business year, in which the market agency did business, by the actual number of days on which livestock was sold. The divisor (the number of days on which livestock was sold) shall not exceed 130. The amount of bond coverage must be the next multiple of $5,000 above the amount so determined. When the computation exceeds $50,000, the amount of bond coverage need not exceed $50,000 plus 10 percent of the excess over $50,000, raised to the next $5,000 multiple. In no case shall the amount of bond coverage for a market agency selling on commission be less than $10,000 or such higher amount as required to comply with any State law.
(b) Market agency buying on commission or dealer. The amount of bond coverage must be based on the average amount of livestock purchased by the dealer or market agency during a period equivalent to 2 business days. To compute the required amount of bond coverage, divide the total dollar value of livestock purchased during the preceding business year, or substantial part of that business year, in which the dealer or market agency or both did business, by one-half the number of days on which business was conducted. The number of days in any business year, for purposes of this regulation, shall not exceed 260. Therefore, the divisor (one-half the number of days on which business was conducted) shall not exceed 130. The amount of the bond coverage must be the next multiple of $5,000 above the amount so determined. When the computation exceeds $75,000, the amount of bond coverage need not exceed $75,000 plus 10 percent of the excess over $75,000, raised to the next $5,000 multiple. In no case shall the amount of bond coverage be less than $10,000 or such higher amount as required to comply with any State law.
(c) Market agency acting as clearing agency. The amount of bond coverage must be based on the average amount of livestock purchased by all persons for whom the market agency served as a clearor during a period equivalent to 2 business days. To compute the required amount of bond coverage, divide the total dollar value of livestock purchased by all persons for whom the market agency served as a clearor during the preceding business year, or substantial part of that business year, in which the market agency acting as clearing agency did business, by one-half the number of days on which business was conducted. The number of days in any business year, for purposes of this regulation, shall not exceed 260. Therefore, the divisor (one-half the number of days on which business was conducted) shall not exceed 130. The amount of bond coverage must be the next multiple of $5,000 above the amount so determined. When the computation exceeds $75,000, the amount of bond coverage need not exceed $75,000 plus 10 percent of the excess over $75,000, raised to the next $5,000 multiple. In no case shall the amount of bond coverage be less than $10,000 or such higher amount as required to comply with any State law.
(d) Packer. The amount of bond coverage must be based on the average amount of livestock purchased by the packer during a period equivalent to 2 business days. To compute the required amount of bond coverage, divide the total dollar value of livestock purchased during the preceding business year, or substantial part of that business year, in which the packer did business, by one-half the number of days on which business was conducted. The number of days in any business year, for purposes of this regulation, shall not exceed 260. Therefore, the divisor (one-half the number of days on which business was conducted) shall not exceed 130. The amount of the bond coverage must be the next multiple of $5,000 above the amount so determined. In no case shall the amount of bond coverage for a packer be less than $10,000.
(e) If a person applying for registration as a market agency or dealer has been engaged in the business of handling livestock before the date of the application, the value of the livestock handled, if representative of future operations, must be used in computing the required amount of bond coverage. If the applicant for registration is a successor in business to a registrant formerly subject to these regulations, the amount of bond coverage of the applicant must be at least that amount required of the prior registrant, unless otherwise determined by the Administrator. If a packer becomes subject to these regulations, the value of livestock purchased, if representative of future operations, must be used in computing the required amount of bond coverage. If a packer is a successor in business to a packer formerly subject to these regulations, the amount of bond coverage of the successor must be at least that amount required of the prior packer, unless otherwise determined by the Administrator.
(f) Whenever the Administrator has reason to believe that a bond is inadequate to secure the performance of the obligations of the market agency, dealer or packer covered thereby, the Administrator shall notify such person to adjust the bond to meet the requirements the Administrator determines to be reasonable.
[48 FR 8806, Mar. 2, 1983]

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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
      Direct final rule.
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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 181 - Short title

§ 182 - Definitions

§ 183 - When transaction deemed in commerce; “State” defined

§ 191 - “Packer” defined

§ 192 - Unlawful practices enumerated

§ 193 - Procedure before Secretary for violations

§ 194 - Conclusiveness of order; appeal and review

§ 195 - Punishment for violation of order

§ 196 - Statutory trust established; livestock

§ 197 - Statutory trust established; poultry

§ 197a - Production contracts

§ 197b - Choice of law and venue

§ 197c - Arbitration

§ 198 - Definitions

§ 198a - Swine packer marketing contracts offered to producers

§ 198b - Report on the Secretary’s jurisdiction, power, duties, and authorities

§ 201 - “Stockyard owner”; “stockyard services”; “market agency”; “dealer”; defined

§ 202 - “Stockyard” defined; determination by Secretary as to particular yard

§ 203 - Activity as stockyard dealer or market agency; benefits to business and welfare of stockyard; registration; penalty for failure to register

§ 204 - Bond and suspension of registrants

§ 205 - General duty as to services; revocation of registration

§ 206 - Rates and charges generally; discrimination

§ 207 - Schedule of rates

§ 208 - Unreasonable or discriminatory practices generally; rights of stockyard owner of management and regulation

§ 209 - Liability to individuals for violations; enforcement generally

§ 210 - Proceedings before Secretary for violations

§ 211 - Order of Secretary as to charges or practices; prescribing rates and practices generally

§ 212 - Prescribing rates and practices to prevent discrimination between intrastate and interstate commerce

§ 213 - Prevention of unfair, discriminatory, or deceptive practices

§ 214 - Effective date of orders

§ 215 - Failure to obey orders; punishment

§ 216 - Proceedings to enforce orders; injunction

§ 217 - Proceedings for suspension of orders

§ 217a - Fees for inspection of brands or marks

§ 218 to 218d - Repealed.

§ 221 - Accounts and records of business; punishment for failure to keep

§ 222 - Federal Trade Commission powers adopted for enforcement of chapter

§ 223 - Responsibility of principal for act or omission of agent

§ 224 - Attorney General to institute court proceedings for enforcement

§ 225 - Laws unaffected

§ 226 - Powers of Interstate Commerce Commission unaffected

§ 227 - Powers of Federal Trade Commission and Secretary of Agriculture

§ 228 - Authority of Secretary

§ 228a - Authority of Secretary to request temporary injunction or restraining order

§ 228b - Prompt payment for purchase of livestock

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

§ 228c - Federal preemption of State and local requirements

§ 228d - Annual assessment of cattle and hog industries

§ 229 - Annual report

§ 229c - Separability

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  • 2014-04-29; vol. 79 # 82 - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    1. 79 FR 23892 - Scales; Accurate Weights, Repairs, Adjustments or Replacements After Inspection
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
      Direct final rule.
      This rule is effective June 30, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 30, 2014. Comments are due May 29, 2014. If adverse comments are received, GIPSA will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register .
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