Docket Number: AMS-SC-19-0110
Dates: This referendum will be conducted by express mail and electronic ballot from October 12, 2020, through October 23, 2020. Persons who domestically manufactured and imported 100,000 short tons or more of paper and paper-based packaging during the representative period from January 1 through December 31, 2019, are eligible to vote in the referendum. Ballots delivered to AMS via express mail or email must show proof of delivery by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on October 23, 2020.
This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible domestic manufacturers and importers of paper and paper-based packaging to determine whether they favor continuance of the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) regulations regarding a national paper and paper-based packaging research and promotion program.
Stacy Jones King, Marketing Specialist, Promotion and Economics Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406-S, Stop 0244, Washington, DC 20250-0244; Stacy Jones King at (202) 720-4140 or via electronic mail: Stacy.JonesKing@usda.gov.