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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

99 STAT. 1626

Ante, p. 1624.


PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

(d) The plan may provide for the establishment, issuance, effectuation, and administration of appropriate programs or projects for the advertising and other sales promotion of watermelons and for the disbursement of necessary funds for such purposes. Any such program or project shall be directed toward increasing the general demand for watermelons, and promotional activities shall comply with the provisions of sectipn 1647(g). (e) The plan may provide for establishing and carrying out research and development projects and studies to the end that the marketing and use of watermelons may be encouraged, expanded, improved, or made more efficient, and for the disbursement of necessary funds for such purposes. (f) The plsm may provide authority for the accumulation of reserve funds from assessments collected under this subtitle, to permit an effective and continuous coordinated program of research, development, advertising, and promotion in years when watermelon production and assessment income may be reduced, except that the total reserve fund may not exceed the amount budgeted for two years operation. (g) The plan may provide for the use of funds from assessments collected under this subtitle, with the approval of the Secretary, for the development and expansion of sales of watermelons in foreign markets. (h) The plan may contain terms and conditions incidental to and not inconsistent with the terms and conditions specified in this subtitle and necessary to effectuate the other provisions of the plan. ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

Records. Prohibition. 7 USC 4908.

Records. Regulation.

SEC. 1649. (a) Each handler required to pay assessments under a plan, as provided for under section 1647(f), shall be responsible for payment to the Board, as it may direct, of the assessments. A handler also shall collect from any producer, or shall deduct from the proceeds paid to any producer, on whose watermelons a producer assessment is made, the assessments required to be paid by the producer. The handler shall remit producer assessments to the Board as the Board directs. Such handler shall maintain a separate record with respect to each producer for whom watermelons were handled. Such records shall indicate the total quantity of watermelons handled by the handler, including those handled for producers and for the handler, the total quantity of watermelons handled by the handler that are included under the terms of the plan, as well as those that are exempt under the plan, and such other information as may be prescribed by the Board. To facilitate the collection and payment of assessments, the Board may designate different handlers or classes of handlers to recognize differences in marketing practices or procedures used in any State or area. The handler shall be assessed an equal amount as the producer. No more than one assessment on a producer nor more than one assessment on a handler shall be made on any watermelons. (b) Handlers responsible for payment of gissessments under subsection (a) shall maintain and make available for inspection by the Secretary such books and records as required by the plan and file reports at the times, in the manner, and having the content prescribed by the plan, to the end that information and data shall be made available to the Board and to the Secretary that is appropriate