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Title 7Subtitle APart 1Subpart J → §1.183

Title 7: Agriculture
Subpart J—Procedures Relating to Awards Under the Equal Access to Justice Act in Proceedings Before the Department

§1.183   Proceedings covered.

(a)(1) The rules in this subpart apply to adversary adjudications. These are:

(i) Adjudications required by statute to be conducted by the Department under 5 U.S.C. 554 in which the position of the Department or any other agency of the United States, or any component of an agency, is presented by an attorney or other representative who enters an appearance and participates in the proceeding,

(ii) Appeals of decisions of contracting officers made pursuant to section 6 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (41 U.S.C. 605) before the Agriculture Board of Contract Appeals as provided in section 8 of that Act (41 U.S.C. 607), and

(iii) Any hearing conducted under chapter 38 of title 31, United States Code.

(2) Any proceeding in which the Department may prescribe a lawful present or future rate is not covered by EAJA. Proceedings to grant or renew licenses also are excluded, but proceedings to modify, suspend, or revoke licenses are covered if they are otherwise “adversary adjudications.” The proceedings covered include adversary adjudications under the following statutory provisions.

Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (7 U.S.C. 608c(15)(A))

Animal Health Protection Act, sections 10414 and 10415 (7 U.S.C. 8313 and 8314).

Animal Quarantine Laws (21 U.S.C. 104, 117, 122, 127, 134e, and 135a)

Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2149)

Archaeological Resources Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 470ff)

Beef Research and Information Act (7 U.S.C. 2912)

Capper-Volstead Act (7 U.S.C. 292)

Cotton Research and Promotion Act (7 U.S.C. 2111)

Egg Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 1047)

Egg Research and Consumer Information Act (7 U.S.C. 2713, 2714(b))

Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1540(a))

Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1766)

Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 604, 606, 607(e), 608, 671)

Federal Seed Act (7 U.S.C. 1599)

Horse Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 1823(c), 1825)

Packers and Stockyards Act (7 U.S.C. 193, 204, 213, 218d, 221)

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (7 U.S.C. 499c(c), 499d(d), 499f(c), 499h(a), 499h(b), 499h(c), 499i, 499m(a))

Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7734, 7735, and 7736)

Potato Research and Promotion Act (7 U.S.C. 2620)

Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 455, 456, 457(d), 467)

Swine Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 3804(b), 3805(a))

Title V of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000, section 501(a) (7 U.S.C. 2279e).

U.S. Cotton Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 51b, 53)

U.S. Grain Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 79(g)(3), 85, 86)

U.S. Warehouse Act (7 U.S.C. 246, 253)

Virus-Serum-Toxin Act (21 U.S.C. 156)

Wheat and Wheat Foods Research and Nutrition Education Act (7 U.S.C. 3409)

(b) The failure of the Department to identify a type of proceeding as an adversary adjudication shall not preclude the filing of an application by a party who believes the proceeding is covered by EAJA; whether the proceeding is covered will then be an issue for resolution in proceedings on the application.

(c) If a proceeding includes both matters covered by EAJA and matters specifically excluded from coverage, any award made will include only fees and expenses related to covered issues.

[67 FR 63237, Oct. 11, 2002, as amended at 67 FR 70674, Nov. 26, 2002]

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