Determination of adequacy of petition, notice of review and opportunity for comment.
(a) Within 24 hours after a petition is filed, excluding weekends and holidays, the Secretary will determine whether the petition is adequate.
(b) If the Secretary determines that the petition is adequate, the Secretary promptly will cause to be published in the Federal Register a notice that a petition with respect to the product is under review and provide interested parties with the opportunity to submit written comments on the petition. Comments will be accepted for a period of seven days from the date notice of the review of the petition is published in the Federal Register. Interested parties may file replies to any comments submitted under this section. Any replies must be filed with the Secretary within five days after the closing date of the comment period. Interested parties shall certify that the factual information contained in any submission they make is accurate and complete to the best of their knowledge.
(c) If the Secretary determines that the petition is inadequate, the Secretary immediately will return the petition to the petitioner along with an explanation of why it is inadequate.
Title 19 published on 2012-04-01
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