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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter BPart 47 → Subject Group

Title 7: Agriculture

Provisions Applicable to the Determination as to Whether a Person Is Responsibly Connected With a Licensee Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

§47.47   Additional definitions.

The following definitions, which are in addition to those in §47.2 (a) through (h), shall be applicable to proceedings under §§47.47 through 47.49.

(a) Chief means the Chief of the PACA Branch, or any officer or employee to whom authority has heretofore lawfully been delegated or to whom authority may hereafter lawfully be delegated by the Chief, to act in such capacity.

(b) PACA Branch means that PACA Branch of the Fruit and Vegetable Programs.

(c) Petition for review means the document filed requesting review by an Administrative Law Judge of the Chief's determination.

[61 FR 11504, Mar. 21, 1996]

§47.48   Scope and applicability.

These rules govern the determination of whether a person is responsibly connected with licensees under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930, as amended, or with persons whose license issued under the act has been suspended, revoked, or terminated or with persons who transact business subject to the act, but fail to obtain the required license.

[43 FR 30788, July 18, 1978]

§47.49   Determinations.

(a) The PACA Branch shall determine whether a person was at the time in issue responsibly connected with a licensee whose license is subject to suspension, revocation, or termination or which is subject to having the facts and circumstances of violations of the act published. Such determination shall be made on the basis of license records on file with the PACA Branch, and such other information as may be available.

(b) Upon determining that a person was responsibly connected at the time in issue with a licensee which is subject to the suspension or revocation of its license, or which is subject to having the facts and circumstances of violations of the Act published, and that the employment status and licensing of such person may be restricted, the PACA Branch shall notify the person in writing of his or her status and of any employment and licensing restrictions resulting therefrom.

(c) If a person believes he or she was not responsibly connected with a licensee at the time in issue, he or she may submit the reasons for such belief in written form, along with all pertinent documents, within 30 days of the receipt of such notification to the Chief, who will promptly review the matter and advise the person in writing of the Chief's determination and the reasons for reaching such determination.

(d) Within 30 days of receipt of notification of the Chief's determination, a person who disagrees with such determination may file with the Hearing Clerk, pursuant to §1.130-1.151 of this title, a petition for review of the determination.

[43 FR 30788, July 18, 1978, as amended at 60 FR 8462, Feb. 14, 1995; 61 FR 11504, Mar. 21, 1996]

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