U.S. Code, Title 7, Agriculture

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

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§ 1359ii. Appeals

(a) In general

     An appeal may be taken to the Secretary from any decision under section 1359dd of this title establishing allocations of marketing allotments, or under section 1359ff of this title, by any person adversely affected by reason of any such decision.

(b) Procedure

(1) Notice of appeal

     Any such appeal shall be taken by filing with the Secretary, within 20 days after the decision complained of is effective, notice in writing of the appeal and a statement of the reasons therefor. Unless a later date is specified by the Secretary as part of the Secretary’s decision, the decision complained of shall be considered to be effective as of the date on which announcement of the decision is made. The Secretary shall deliver a copy of any notice of appeal to each person shown by the records of the Secretary to be adversely affected by reason of the decision appealed, and shall at all times thereafter permit any such person to inspect and make copies of appellant’s reasons for the appeal and shall on application permit the person to intervene in the appeal.

(2) Hearing

     The Secretary shall provide each appellant an opportunity for a hearing before an administrative law judge in accordance with sections 554 and 556 of title 5. The expenses for conducting the hearing shall be reimbursed by the Commodity Credit Corporation.

(Feb. 16, 1938, ch. 30, title III, § 359i, as added Pub. L. 101–624, title IX, § 902, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3487; amended Pub. L. 102–237, title I, § 111(k), Dec. 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 1836.)

Amendments

     1991—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 102–237 amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: "The Secretary shall provide each appellant an opportunity for a hearing. The Secretary shall appoint an administrative law judge to conduct a hearing on the record on each appeal under this section. In all other respects, each appeal under this section shall be subject to sections 551 through 559, and 701 through 706, of title 5."