Paper and Paper-Based Packaging; Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Packaging and distribution of goods in general (ICS code(s): 55.020); Packaging materials and accessories (ICS code(s): 55.040); Paper products (ICS code(s): 85.080)
Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Continuance Referendum; (2 page(s), in English)
Notification of referendum - 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. This referendum will be conducted by express mail and electronic ballot from 6 October 2023 through 20 October 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 1 January through 31 December 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 20 October 2023. Copies of the Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research, and Information Order may be obtained from: Referendum Agent, Market Development Division, Specialty Crops Program (SCP), AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1406–S, Stop 0244, Washington, DC 20250–0244, telephone: +1 (202) 720–8085 or contact Marlene Betts at +1 (202) 494–6633 or via electronic mail: Marlene.Betts@usda.gov.