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[85 STAT. 386]
[85 STAT. 386]
PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1971

386 Ante, p. 380.

61 Stat. 928. 7 USC 1119.

7 USC 1121.

7 USC 1122.

76 Stat. 164; 79 Stat. 1278. 7 USC 1132. Mainland cane area, proportionate shares.

Sugar beet production h i s tory, disposition.

New sugar beet areas, acreage allocation.

PUBLIC LAW 92-138-OCT. 14, 1971

[85 STAT.

" (b) The quota for Puerto Rico established under section 202 for any calendar year may be filled by direct-consumption sugar not to exceed an amount equal to 1.5 per centum of the first eleven million short tons, raw value, of the Secretary's determination for the preceding year issued pursuant to section 201, plus 0.5 per centum of any amount of such determination above eleven million short tons, raw value, except that 126,033 short tons, raw value, of such direct-consumption sugar shall be principally of crystalline structure."; and (3) b}^ striking out subsection (c). SEC. 9. Section 209(a) of the Sugar Act of 1948, as amended, is amended by striking out "from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or foreign countries," and inserting in lieu thereof "from any foreign country or any other area outside the continental United States". SEC. 10. Section 211(a) of the Sugar Act of 1948, as amended, is amended by striking out "continental United States" and inserting in lieu thereof "United States, including Puerto Rico,". SEC. 11. Section 212 of the Sugar Act of 1948, as amended, is amended by striking out "sugar or" in clauses (1) and (2) and inserting in lieu thereof "direct consumption sugar or". SEC. 12. (a) Section 302(b) of the Sugar Act of 1948, as amended, is amended— (1) by adding at the end of paragraph (1) the following: "In establishing proportionate shares for farms in the mainland cane sugar area, the Secretary may establish separate State acreage allocations, may determine and administer the proportionate shares for farms in one State by a method different from that used in another State, may include in such State allocation an acreage reserve to compensate for anticipated unused proportionate shares, may make conditional allocations to farms from such reserve and establish conditions which must be met in order for such allocations to be final, may make an adjustment in a State's allocation in any year to compensate for a deficit or surplus in a prior year if the actual amount of unused proportionate shares in such State for such prior year was larger or smaller than such anticipated amount of unused proportionate shares, and, in establishing State allocations and farm proportionate shares, may use whatever prior crop year or years he considers equitable in his consideration of past production."; (2) by adding at the end of paragraph (2) the following: "The personal sugar beet production history of a farm operator who dies, or becomes incapacitated, shall accrue to the legal representative of his estate or to a member of his immediate family if such legal representative or family member continues within three years of such death or incapacity the customary sugar beet operations of the deceased or incapacitated operator. If in any year during this period sugar beets were not planted by such legal representative or member of the family, production history shall be credited to such year equal to the acreage last planted by the deceased or incapacitated farm operator."; (3) by amending paragraph (3) to read as follows: "(3) I n order to make acreage available for growth and expansion of the beet sugar industry, t:he Secretary, in addition to protecting the interests of new and small producers hj regulations generally similar to those heretofore promulgated by him pursuant to this Act, shall allocate as needed from the national sugar beet requirements established by him, during 1972, 1973, and 1974, the acreage required to yield not more than a total of 100,000 short tons, raw value, of sugar for localities to be served by new or substantially enlarged existing