(a) An application for an award of fees and expenses under the Act shall identify the applicant and the proceeding for which an award is sought. The application shall show that the applicant has prevailed and identify the position of the agency or agencies that the applicant alleges was not substantially justified. Unless the applicant is an individual, the application shall also state the number of employees of the applicant and describe briefly the type and purpose of its organization or business.
(b) The application shall also include a statement that the applicant's net worth does not exceed $2 million (if an individual) or $7 million (for all other applicants, including their affiliates). The applicant shall attach a net worth exhibit that satisfies the requirements of section 1023.311. However, an applicant may omit this statement and forego the attachment of the net worth exhibit if:
(1) It attaches a copy of a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service that it qualifies as an organization described in 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3)) or, in the case of a tax-exempt organization not required to obtain a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service on its exempt status, a statement that describes the basis for the applicant's belief that it qualifies under such section; or
(2) It states that it is a cooperative association as defined in 15(a) of the Agricultural Marketing Act (12 U.S.C. 1141j(a) ).
(c) The application shall state the amount of fees and expenses for which an award is sought. The applicant must document fees and expenses as required in § 1023.312.
(d) The application may also include any other matters that the applicant wishes the Board to consider in determining whether, and in what amount, an award should be made.
(e) The application shall be signed by the applicant or an authorized officer or attorney of the applicant. It shall also contain or be accompanied by a written verification under oath or under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the application is true and correct.
Title 10 published on 2012-01-01
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