S 456

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 456

To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require monthly reporting to the Secretary of Agriculture of items contained in the cold storage survey and the dairy products survey of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 2, 2011

Mrs. GILLIBRAND introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry


A BILL

To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require monthly reporting to the Secretary of Agriculture of items contained in the cold storage survey and the dairy products survey of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Cold Storage Reporting Improvement Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. EXEMPTION FROM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

    Section 273(b) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1637b(b)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:

        `(B) require each manufacturer and other appropriate person to report to the Secretary, at a periodic interval determined by the Secretary, information on the products in the cold storage survey and the dairy products survey of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.'; and

      (2) in paragraph (2)--

        (A) in subparagraph (C), by striking `and' at the end;

        (B) in subparagraph (D), by striking the period at the end and inserting `; and'; and

        (C) by adding at the end the following:

        `(E) the Secretary may exempt from all reporting requirements any manufacturer or facility that stores less than an average of 10,000 pounds monthly on an annual basis.'.

SEC. 3. COLD STORAGE SURVEY AND DAIRY PRODUCTS SURVEY.

    Section 273(c)(3) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1637b(c)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

        `(C) COLD STORAGE SURVEY-

          `(i) IN GENERAL- For purposes of the cold storage survey of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, each facility storing dairy products shall report to the Secretary each month information on the quantity of dairy products stored.

          `(ii) AUDIT- Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary shall take such measures as are necessary to audit the survey described in paragraph (1) and ensure compliance with the reporting requirement.

        `(D) DAIRY PRODUCTS SURVEY-

          `(i) IN GENERAL- For purposes of the dairy products survey of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, each manufacturer storing dairy products shall report to the Secretary each month information on the quantity of dairy products stored.

          `(ii) AUDIT- Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary shall take such measures as are necessary to audit the survey described in paragraph (1) and ensure compliance with the reporting requirement.'.

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