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Title 7Subtitle APart 1Subpart L → §1.321


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 1—ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
Subpart L—Procedures Related to Administrative Hearings Under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986


§1.321   Disclosure of documents.

(a) Upon written request to the reviewing official, the respondent may review any relevant and material documents, transcripts, records, and other materials that relate to the allegations set out in the complaint and upon which the findings and conclusions of the investigating official under §1.304(f) of this part are based unless such documents are privileged under Federal law. Upon payment of fees for duplication, the defendant may obtain copies of such documents.

(b) Upon written request to the reviewing official, the respondent also may obtain a copy of all exculpatory information in the possession of the reviewing official or investigating official relating to the allegations in the complaint, even if it is contained in a document that would otherwise be privileged. If the document would otherwise be privileged, only that portion containing exculpatory information must be disclosed.

(c) The notice sent to the Attorney General from the reviewing official as described in §1.305 of this part is not discoverable under any circumstances.

(d) The respondent may file a motion to compel disclosure of the documents subject to the provisions of this section. Such a motion may be filed with the ALJ following the filing of the answer pursuant to §1.309 of this part.

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