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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter MPart 205Subpart F → §205.506


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 205—NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM
Subpart F—Accreditation of Certifying Agents


§205.506   Granting accreditation.

(a) Accreditation will be granted when:

(1) The accreditation applicant has submitted the information required by §§205.503 through 205.505;

(2) The accreditation applicant pays the required fee in accordance with §205.640(c); and

(3) The Administrator determines that the applicant for accreditation meets the requirements for accreditation as stated in §205.501, as determined by a review of the information submitted in accordance with §§205.503 through 205.505 and, if necessary, a review of the information obtained from a site evaluation as provided for in §205.508.

(b) On making a determination to approve an application for accreditation, the Administrator will notify the applicant of the granting of accreditation in writing, stating:

(1) The area(s) for which accreditation is given;

(2) The effective date of the accreditation;

(3) Any terms and conditions for the correction of minor noncompliances; and

(4) For a certifying agent who is a private entity, the amount and type of security that must be established to protect the rights of production and handling operations certified by such certifying agent.

(c) The accreditation of a certifying agent shall continue in effect until such time as the certifying agent fails to renew accreditation as provided in §205.510(c), the certifying agent voluntarily ceases its certification activities, or accreditation is suspended or revoked pursuant to §205.665.

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