Formal adjudicatory proceedings for administrative/enforcement proceedings instituted by the Secretary relating to a wide range of matters, including: agricultural marketing orders; promotion and research programs for agricultural products; food safety inspections; grain standards and inspections; veterinarian accreditation; regulation of biologic agents and toxins that pose a threat to animal or plant health; organic food certification; animal welfare programs; claims/debt collection; and, enforcement of nondiscrimination by recipients of federal financial assistance.
Proceedings are initiated by the filing of a complaint by the agency. Applicable procedures are primarily found in 7 CFR Part 1, Subpart H, though supplemental rules of practice also apply to certain types of cases.
|Level||Name of Office||Sub-Agency/Bureau/Division:||Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?|
Yes (Some Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1