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e-CFR data is current as of January 21, 2020

Title 7Subtitle APart 15f


TITLE 7—Agriculture

Subtitle A—OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE

PART 15f—ADJUDICATIONS UNDER SECTION 741

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Subpart A—WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THESE REGULATIONS AND TO WHOM AND TO WHAT PROGRAMS DO THEY APPLY?

§15f.1
What is the purpose of these regulations?
§15f.2
Who may use these procedures for processing their discrimination complaint with USDA?
§15f.3
If I want to use these procedures to have USDA consider my complaint, how long will it take for USDA to make a decision?
§15f.4
What do certain words and phrases in these regulations mean?
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Subpart B—I FILED A COMPLAINT WITH USDA PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1997, HOW DO I REQUEST THAT USDA CONSIDER MY COMPLAINT USING THESE PROCEDURES?

§15f.5
How do I request that USDA consider my complaint under these procedures?
§15f.6
What must I say or include in my Section 741 Complaint Request?
§15f.7
May I be represented by an attorney?
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Subpart C—WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SEND IN MY SECTION 741 COMPLAINT REQUEST? MAY I SEEK TO RESOLVE MY COMPLAINT INFORMALLY WITH OCR?

§15f.8
What does the Docketing Clerk do with my Section 741 Complaint Request?
§15f.9
What will the Director do to settle my Section 741 Complaint Request when it is received?
§15f.10
What if I do not want the Director to review my Section 741 Complaint Request and I want to proceed directly to a hearing?
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Subpart D—IF I REQUEST A HEARING, WHAT WILL HAPPEN? HOW WILL THE HEARING BE CONDUCTED?

§15f.11
Where must I file a hearing request and what happens to it?
§15f.12
Am I entitled to a hearing in all circumstances?
§15f.13
What is the function of the ALJ and who may communicate with him?
§15f.14
What happens after I file a request for a hearing?
§15f.15
What happens after the Docketing Clerk notifies all parties?
§15f.16
Although I request a hearing, may I request the ALJ to issue a decision without a hearing?
§15f.17
What happens before the hearing?
§15f.18
May I depose potential witnesses?
§15f.19
Other than myself, OCR, and the agency, may any other interested party participate in the proceeding?
§15f.20
May I subpoena witnesses to the hearings?
§15f.21
What rules are applicable to the actual conduct of the hearing?
§15f.22
What happens after the hearing?
§15f.23
What will constitute the record for the final determination?
§15f.24
When and in what form will a final determination be made on my complaint by USDA?
§15f.25
Will USDA pay my attorneys fees if I win?
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Subpart E—WHAT IF I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE FINAL DETERMINATION BY USDA?

§15f.26
May I seek judicial review of the final determination?
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Subpart F—HOW DO I COUNT DAYS FOR PURPOSES OF DEADLINES AND WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A DEADLINE IN THESE RULES?

§15f.27
When is something considered “filed” as required by these rules and to whom do I need to give copies of what I file?
§15f.28
When I or someone else has to do something within a certain number of days, how will USDA or the ALJ count the days?
§15f.29
May I request an extension of a deadline or may I get relief for missing a deadline in these rules?

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