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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter CPart 57Subpart A → Subject Group

Title 7: Agriculture
Subpart A—Provisions Governing the Inspection of Eggs

Performance of Services

§57.110   Licensed inspectors.

(a) Any person who is a Federal employee or the employee of a cooperating agency who possesses proper qualifications as determined by an examination for competency, and who is to perform surveillance inspection services, may be licensed by the Secretary as an inspector.

(b) All licenses issued by the Secretary shall be countersigned by the Administrator or by any other designated official of the service.

[69 FR 67166, Sept. 24, 2004]

§57.112   Suspension of license or authority; revocation.

Pending final action by the Secretary, any person authorized to countersign a license to perform surveillance inspection services may, whenever such action is necessary to assure that any inspection service is properly performed, suspend or revoke any license to perform inspection services issued pursuant to this part by giving notice of such action to the respective licensee, accompanied by a statement of the reasons. Within 7 days after the receipt of the suspension or revocation notice and statement of reasons, the licensee may file an appeal in writing to the Secretary, supported by any argument or evidence that the licensee may wish to offer as to why the license should not be suspended or revoked. After the expiration of the 7-day period and consideration of such argument and evidence, the Secretary will take appropriate action regarding the suspension or revocation. When no appeal is filed within the prescribed 7 days, the license is revoked or suspended.

[69 FR 57166, Sept. 24, 2004]

§57.114   Surrender of license.

Each license that is canceled, suspended, revoked, or expired shall immediately be surrendered by the licensee to the office of inspection serving the area in which the licensee is located.

[69 FR 57167, Sept. 24, 2004]

§57.119   Political activity.

Federal inspectors may participate in certain political activities, including management and participation in political campaigns as allowed by Federal regulation and AMS directives. Inspectors are subject to these rules while they are on leave with or without pay, including furlough; however the rules do not apply to cooperative employees not under Federal supervision and intermittent employees on the days they perform no service. Willfull violations of the political activity rules constitute grounds for removal from the service.

[69 FR 57167, Sept. 24, 2004]

§57.120   Financial interest of inspectors.

An inspector shall not inspect any product in which the inspector is financially interested.

[69 FR 57167, Sept. 24, 2004]

§57.130   Identification.

Each inspector shall have in their possession at all times, and present while on duty upon request, the means of identification furnished by the Department.

[69 FR 57167, Sept. 24, 2004]

§57.132   Access to plants.

Access shall not be refused to any representative of the Secretary to any plant, place of business, or transport vehicle subject to inspection under the provisions of this part upon presentation of identification furnished by the Department.

[63 FR 69968, Dec. 17, 1998, as amended at 69 FR 57166, Sept. 24, 2004]

§57.134   Accessibility of product.

Each product for which inspection service is required shall be so placed as to disclose fully its class, quality, quantity, and condition as the circumstances may warrant.

[63 FR 69968, Dec. 17, 1998, as amended at 69 FR 57167, Sept. 24, 2004]

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