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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

99 STAT. 1603

persons paying producers that is accumulated under a law or regulation other than this Act or regulations under this Act. AH information so obtained shall be kept confidential by all Prohibitions. officers and employees of the Department, and only such information so obtained as the Secretary deems relevant may be disclosed by them and then only in a suit or administrative hearing brought at the request of the Secretary, or to which the Secretary or any officer of the United States is a party, and involving the order. Nothing in this paragraph may be deemed to prohibit— "(A) the issuance of general statements, based on the reports, of the number of persons subject to the order or statistical data collected therefrom, which statements do not identify the information furnished by any person; or "(B) the publication, by direction of the Secretary, of the name of any person violating the order, together with a statement of the particular provisions of the order violated by the person. "No information obtained under the authority of this Act may be made available to any agency or officer of the United States for any purpose other than the implementation of this Act and any investigatory or enforcement act necessary for the implementation of this Act. Any person violating the provisions of this paragraph shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000, or to imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and if an officer or employee of the Board or the Department, shall be removed from office. "(12) The order shall contain terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, as necessary to effectuate the provisions of the order. "CERTIFICATION OF ORGANIZATIONS TO NOMINATE

"SEC. 6. (a) The eligibility of any State organization to represent 7 USC 2905. producers and to participate in the making of nominations under section 5(1) shall be certified by the Secretary. The Secretary shall Ante, p. 1599. certify any State organization that the Secretary deter^nes meets the eligibility criteria established under subsection (b) and such determination as to eligibility shall be final. "(b) A State cattle association or State general farm organization may be certified as described in subsection (a) if such association or organization meets all of the following eligibility criteria: "(1) The association or organization's total paid membership is comprised of at least a majority of cattle producers or the association or organization's total paid membership represents at least a majority of the cattle producers in the State. "(2) The association or organization represents a substantial number of producers that produce a substantial number of cattle in the State. "(3) The association or organization has a history of stability and permanency. ^ "(4) A primary or overriding purpose of the association or organization is to promote the economic welfare of cattle producers. "(c) Certification of State cattle associations and State general Report, farm organizations shall be based on a factual report submitted by the association or organization involved.