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Statute (Common Name):
Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946
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This case type deals with a very specific type of debarment: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) provides necessary inspection services for fish, shellfish, and fishery products to the industry pursuant to the 1946 Agricultural Act. On a finding of certain violations (listed in 50 CFR 260.93(a)), a facility normally inspected by NMFS can be suspended and subsequently debarred from using the services of NMFS inspection, essentially preventing the facility from operating legally. NOTE: There is no separate suspension proceeding because the Director (or Assistant Administrator) of NMFS has the authority to suspend an entity without a hearing in the time leading up to the actual hearing on the issue of debarment. Suspension is not an action taken separately under this particular regulation.
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