U.S. Code, Title 7, Agriculture

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 7806. Petition and Review

(a) Petition and hearing

(1) Petition

     A person subject to an order may file with the Secretary a petition—

     (A) stating that the order, any provision of the order, or any obligation imposed in connection with the order is not in accordance with law; and

     (B) requesting a modification of the order or an exemption from the order.

(2) Hearing

     The petitioner shall be given the opportunity for a hearing on a petition filed under paragraph (1), in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary. Any such hearing shall be conducted in accordance with section 7808(b)(2) of this title and be held within the United States judicial district in which the residence or principal place of business of the person is located.

(3) Ruling

     After a hearing under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall make a ruling on the petition, which shall be final if in accordance with law.

(4) Limitation

     Any petition filed under this subsection challenging an order, any provision of the order, or any obligation imposed in connection with the order, shall be filed within 2 years after the effective date of the order, provision, or obligation subject to challenge in the petition.

(b) Review