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Title 7Subtitle BChapter VIIISubchapter BPart 869Subpart A → §869.8


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 869—REGULATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES WAREHOUSE ACT
Subpart A—General Provisions


§869.8   Appeals.

(a) Any person who is subject to an adverse determination made under the Act may appeal the determination by filing a written request with AMS at the following address: Director, Warehouse and Commodity Management Division, Fair Trade Practices Program, AMS, USDA, Stop 3601, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-3601.

(b) Any person who believes that they have been adversely affected by a determination under this part must seek review by AMS within twenty-eight calendar days of such determination, unless provided with notice by AMS of a different deadline.

(c) The appeal process set forth in this part is applicable to all licensees and providers under any provision of the Act, regulations or any applicable licensing agreement as follows:

(1) AMS will notify the person in writing of the nature of the suspension, revocation or liquidation action;

(2) The person must notify AMS of any appeal of its action within twenty-eight calendar days;

(3) The appeal and request must state whether:

(i) A hearing is requested,

(ii) The person will appear in person at such hearing, or

(iii) Such hearing will be held by telephone;

(4) AMS will provide the person a written acknowledgment of their request to pursue an appeal;

(5) When a person requests an appeal and does not request a hearing AMS will allow that person:

(i) To submit in writing the reasons why they believe AMS's determination to be in error,

(ii) Twenty-eight calendar days from the receipt of the acknowledgment to file any statements and documents in support of their appeal, unless provided with notice by AMS of a different deadline, and

(iii) An additional fourteen calendar days to respond to any new issues raised by AMS in response to the person's initial submission, unless provided with notice by AMS of a different deadline;

(6) If the person requests to pursue an appeal and requests a hearing, AMS will:

(i) Notify the person of the date of the hearing,

(ii) Determine the location of the hearing, when the person asks to appear in person,

(iii) Notify the person of the location of the hearing,

(iv) Afford the person twenty-eight calendar days from the receipt of the notification of the scheduling of the hearing to submit any statements and documents in support of the appeal, unless provided with notice by AMS of a different deadline, and

(v) Allow the person an additional fourteen calendar days from the date of the hearing to submit any additional material, unless provided with notice by AMS of a different deadline;

(7) Determinations of AMS will be final and no further appeal within USDA will be available except as may be specified in the final determination of AMS; and

(8) A person may not initiate an action in any court of competent jurisdiction concerning a determination made under the Act prior to the exhaustion of the appeal process set forth in this section.

[67 FR 50783, Aug. 5, 2002. Redesignated and amended at 84 FR 45645, 45646 Aug. 30, 2019]

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