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United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 1042-053

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Agricultural Marketing Service

PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION BOARD

1. PURPOSE

Section 7 of the Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970 (the Act) (7 U.S.C. 2327) requires the renewal of a Plant Variety Protection Board (the Board).   The Departmental Regulation 1042-53 renews the Board to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture concerning the adoption of rules and regulations to facilitate the proper administration of the Act and make advisory decisions on all appeals from the examiner or Commissioner.  The Board also advises the Secretary of Agriculture on any matters under the Regulations and Rules of Practice and on all questions under Section 44 of the Act, "Public Interest in Wide Usage" (7 U.S.C. 2404).  Renewal of this committee is in the public interest in connection with duties imposed on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) by law.

2. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/CANCELLATION

a.      Pursuant to an opinion of the Office of the General Counsel, dated July 19, 1974, this Board is an integral part of the Act and its program; and therefore, its duration is for the life of the program.

b.      Departmental Regulation 1042-53, dated May 9, 2007, is hereby superseded.  This regulation will terminate 2 years from the date of filing.

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