7 CFR 1499.10 - Claims for damage to or loss of commodities.

§ 1499.10 Claims for damage to or loss of commodities.
(a) FAS will be responsible for claims arising out of damage to or loss of a quantity of the donated commodities prior to the transfer of title to the commodities to the participant.
(b) If the participant has title to the donated commodities, and the value of the damaged or lost donated commodities is estimated to be $20,000 or greater, the participant will be responsible for:
(1) Initiating a claim arising out of such damage or loss, including actions relating to collections pursuant to commercial insurance contracts; and
(2) Notifying FAS immediately and providing detailed information about the circumstances surrounding such damage or loss, the quantity of damaged or lost donated commodities, and the value of the damage or loss.
(c) If the participant has title to the donated commodities, and the value of the damaged or lost donated commodities is estimated to be less than $20,000, the participant will be responsible for providing detailed information about the damage or loss in the next report required to be filed under § 1499.13(c)(1) or (2) and shall not be required to initiate a claim collection action.
(d)
(1) The value of a claim for lost donated commodities shall be determined on the basis of the commodity acquisition, transportation, and related costs incurred by CCC with respect to such commodities.
(2) The value of a claim for damaged donated commodities shall be determined on the basis of the commodity acquisition, transportation, and related costs incurred by CCC with respect to such commodities, less any funds generated if such commodities are sold in accordance with § 1499.9(e)(1).
(e) If FAS determines that a participant is not exercising due diligence in the pursuit of a claim, FAS may require the participant to assign its rights to pursue the claim to FAS.
(f)
(1) The participant may retain any funds obtained as a result of a claims collection action initiated by it in accordance with this section, or recovered pursuant to any insurance policy or other similar form of indemnification, but such funds shall only be expended for purposes approved in advance by FAS.
(2) FAS will retain any funds obtained as a result of a claims collection action initiated by it under this section; provided, however, that if the participant paid for the freight or a portion thereof, FAS will use a portion of such funds to reimburse the participant for such expense on a prorated basis.

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