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RULE §3.505 Compliance Certificates

Published: 2015

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(a) When a grower has paid all assessments for a farm or for
all farms for which an assessment is due from the grower, in full for the
current crop year, the foundation shall issue a compliance certificate to
that grower for that farm and/or for all farms on which an assessment is due
from that grower and has been paid in full.
(b) This compliance certificate shall include the following
  (1) The name of the grower;
  (2) The grower's identification number. This shall be
either a social security number or tax identification number;
  (3) All farm numbers on which the grower has an interest
in cotton and the full assessment has been paid. This shall include a listing
of the county and the farm number as certified by the FSA, or the foundation's
identification number for that farm in the event that the farm is not certified
with FSA.
(c) A compliance certificate shall be issued and mailed by
the foundation within 5 working days of the date the full amount of assessment
is received by the foundation.
(d) In addition to the document described in subsection (b)
of this section, the following shall also serve the same purpose as a compliance
certificate and shall be accepted by first buyers of cotton as proof of payment
of an assessment, in the same manner as a compliance certificate:
  (1) payment information obtained from the foundation's limited
access website including a download or printout of payment information relating
to individual growers;
  (2) a receipt issued by the foundation evidencing payment
of the assessment on the acreage on which the cotton was grown as long as
the receipt contains the same information required to be included on the compliance
certificate; or
  (3) a faxed copy of the compliance records of the foundation.

Source Note: The provisions of this §3.505 adopted to be effective October 1, 1999, 24 TexReg 7398