18 CFR 1309.19 - When may a complainant file a civil action?

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§ 1309.19 When may a complainant file a civil action?
(a) A complainant may file a civil action following the exhaustion of administrative remedies under the Act. Administrative remedies are exhausted if:
(1) 180 days have elapsed since the complainant filed the complaint and TVA has made no finding with regard to the complaint; or
(2) TVA issues any finding in favor of the recipient.
(b) If either of the conditions set forth in paragraph (a) of this section is satisfied, TVA shall:
(1) Promptly advise the complainant of this fact; and
(2) Advise the complainant of his or her right, under Section 305(e) of the Act, to bring a civil action for injunctive relief that will effect the purposes of the Act; and
(3) Inform the complainant:
(i) That a civil action can only be brought in a United States district court for the district in which the recipient is found or transacts business;
(ii) That a complainant prevailing in a civil action has the right to be awarded the costs of the action, including reasonable attorney's fees, but that these costs must be demanded in the complaint;
(iii) That before commencing the action the complainant shall give 30 days' notice by registered mail to the Secretary, the Attorney General of the United States, TVA, and the recipient;
(iv) That the notice shall state: the alleged violation of the Act; the relief requested; the court in which the action will be brought; and whether or not attorney's fees are demanded in the event the complainant prevails; and
(v) That no action shall be brought if the same alleged violation of the Act by the same recipient is the subject of a pending action in any court of the United States.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 831 - Creation; short title

§ 831a - Membership, operation, and duties of the Board of Directors

§ 831b - Officers and employees; wages of laborers and mechanics; application of employees’ compensation provisions

16 U.S. Code § 831b–1 - Acceptance of services of volunteers

§ 831c - Corporate powers generally; eminent domain; construction of dams, transmission lines, etc.

16 U.S. Code § 831c–1 - Bridges endangered or damaged by dams, etc.; compensation of and contracts with owner for protection, replacement, etc.

16 U.S. Code § 831c–2 - Civil actions for injury or loss of property or personal injury or death

16 U.S. Code § 831c–3 - Law enforcement

§ 831d - Directors; maintenance and operation of plant for production, sale, and distribution of fertilizer and power

§ 831e - Officers and employees; nonpolitical appointment; removal for violation

§ 831f - Control of plants and property vested in Corporation; transfer of other property to Corporation

§ 831g - Principal office of Corporation; books; directors’ oath

§ 831h - Annual financial statement; purchases and contracts; audit by Comptroller General

16 U.S. Code § 831h–1 - Operation of dams primarily for promotion of navigation and controlling floods; generation and sale of electricity

16 U.S. Code § 831h–2 - Repealed.

§ 831i - Sale of surplus power; preferences; experimental work; acquisition of existing electric facilities

§ 831j - Equitable distribution of surplus power among States and municipalities; improvement in production of fertilizer

§ 831k - Transmission lines; construction or lease; sale of power over other than Government lines; rates when sold for resale at profit

16 U.S. Code § 831k–1 - Extension of credit to States, municipalities and nonprofit organizations to assist in operation of existing facilities

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 831m - Allocation and charge of value and cost of plants to particular objects; cost accounting; reports of costs of operation; sale of surplus power at profit

16 U.S. Code § 831m–1 - Tennessee Valley Authority least-cost planning program

§ 831n - Bonds for future construction; amount, terms, and conditions

16 U.S. Code § 831n–1 - Bonds to carry out provisions of

16 U.S. Code § 831n–2 - Bonds; limitation of issuance under

16 U.S. Code § 831n–3 - Use of funds; limitation of issuance

16 U.S. Code § 831n–4 - Bonds for financing power program

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 831p - Repealed.

§ 831q - Eminent domain; contracts for relocation of railroads, highways, industrial plants, etc.

§ 831r - Patents; access to Patent and Trademark Office and right to copy patents; compensation to patentees

§ 831s - Possession by Government in time of war; damages to contract holders

§ 831t - Offenses; fines and punishment

§ 831u - Surveys; cooperation with States or other agencies

§ 831v - Legislation to carry out purposes of chapter; recommendation by President

§ 831w - Acquisition of real or personal property; payment by delivery of power; sale or lease of vacant land for industrial purposes

§ 831x - Condemnation proceedings; institution by Corporation; venue

§ 831y - Net proceeds over expense payable into Treasury

16 U.S. Code § 831y–1 - Approval of plans by Board as condition precedent to construction and operation; restraining action without approval; other laws unaffected

§ 831z - Authorization of appropriations

§ 831aa - Laws repealed

§ 831bb - Reservation of right to amend or repeal

§ 831cc - Separability

§ 831dd - Liberal construction of chapter; sale of surplus lands

U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE