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§ 2252. Assessments: Beef Shipped into the State.

3 CA ADC § 2252Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 3. Food and Agriculture
Division 3. Economics (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5. California Beef Council Law Assessments
3 CCR § 2252
§ 2252. Assessments: Beef Shipped into the State.
(a) The assessments on all beef shipped into this state by an out-of-state beef processor shall be remitted to the director with an assessment report prescribed by the director. This report shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) Name, address and telephone number of the out-of-state beef processor.
(2) Month in which the assessment is due.
(3) Except as provided in subdivision (e), computation of the assessment shall be based on the weight of slaughtered beef multiplied by the assessment of $0.0015 per pound for chilled carcass beef; $0.00175 per pound for boxed beef; or $0.00242 per pound for boned beef.
(4) Total assessment payable.
(5) Statement describing the procedure for calculating the assessment due.
(6) Certification of accuracy of the report.
(7) Date the report is completed.
(8) Signature of authorized agent.
(b) Assessments are due and payable to the director on or before the 15th day of the month next succeeding the month in which slaughtered beef is shipped into this state. The postmark on the envelope containing the assessment payment and the assessment report shall be considered the date of payment regardless of the date entered on the assessment payment or the assessment report.
(c) Assessments do not apply to the following:
(1) Chilled carcass beef, boxed beef and boned beef shipped into California for processing and subsequently transferred to a location outside of California.
(2) Chilled carcass beef, boxed beef and boned beef shipped in transit through California to a location outside of California.
(d) Every out-of-state beef processor shall keep a complete and accurate record of each sales transaction of chilled carcass beef, boxed beef and boned beef shipped into California by month. The records shall be preserved by the out-of-state processor for a period of two years and shall be available for inspection at any reasonable time upon request of the California Department of Food and Agriculture or the California Beef Council for purposes of verifying assessment payments and accuracy of records.
(e) To avoid an assessment payment in excess of the equivalent of one dollar ($1) per head, an out-of-state beef processor may compute the assessment due using the following information:
(1) State on the out-of-state beef processor assessment report, the average live weight, average yield, and pounds of beef shipped into California during the period covered by the assessment submitted.
(2) When calculating the assessment due for boxed beef, a reduction factor of 9% shall be utilized. When calculating the assessment due for boned beef converted from chilled carcass beef, a reduction factor of 24% shall be utilized. When calculating the assessment for boned beef converted from boxed beef, a reduction factor of 15% shall be utilized.
(3) Any out-of-state beef processor who ships chilled carcass beef, boxed beef, or boned beef into California which did not originate from animals slaughtered by the out-of-state beef processor may reduce the total assessment due by 8%.
(f) Any out-of-state beef processor who requests a refund of any portion of a paid assessment in excess of the equivalent of one dollar ($1) per head shall provide the Director of Food and Agriculture with the information required in subdivision (e) and any necessary computations to substantiate the request.

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Note: Authority cited: Section 407, Food and Agricultural Code. Reference: Sections 64713 and 64714, Food and Agricultural Code.
This database is current through 2/23/24 Register 2024, No. 8.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 3, § 2252, 3 CA ADC § 2252
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