Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research, and Information Order: Continuance Referendum

Docket Number:  AMS-SC-23-0013


This referendum will be conducted by express mail and electronic ballot from October 6, 2023, through October 20, 2023. To be eligible to vote, persons who are currently domestic manufacturers and importers and 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, 2022, are eligible to vote in the referendum. Ballots delivered to AMS via express mail or electronic ballot must show proof of delivery by no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 20, 2023.


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.


Marlene Betts, Marketing Specialist, Market Development Division, SCP, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406–S, Stop 0244, Washington, DC 20250–0244; Marlene Betts (202) 494–6633 or via electronic mail:

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