7 U.S. Code § 1638b - Enforcement

(a) Warnings
If the Secretary determines that a retailer or person engaged in the business of supplying a covered commodity to a retailer is in violation of section 1638a of this title, the Secretary shall—
(1) notify the retailer  [1] of the determination of the Secretary; and
(2) provide the retailer  [1] a 30-day period, beginning on the date on which the retailer  [1] receives the notice under paragraph (1) from the Secretary, during which the retailer  [1] may take necessary steps to comply with section 1638a of this title.
(b) Fines
If, on completion of the 30-day period described in subsection (a)(2), the Secretary determines that the retailer or person engaged in the business of supplying a covered commodity to a retailer has—
(1) not made a good faith effort to comply with section 1638a of this title, and
(2) continues to willfully violate section 1638a of this title with respect to the violation about which the retailer or person received notification under subsection (a)(1),
after providing notice and an opportunity for a hearing before the Secretary with respect to the violation, the Secretary may fine the retailer or person in an amount of not more than $1,000 for each violation.

[1]  So in original. Probably should be “retailer or person”.


(Aug. 14, 1946, ch. 966, title II, § 283, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10816,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 535; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title XI, § 11002(3),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1354; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XI, § 11002(3),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2116.)

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.

2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 11002(3), redesignatedsubsec. (b) as (a) and substituted “retailer or person engaged in the business of supplying a covered commodity to a retailer” for “retailer” in introductory provisions, added subsec. (b), and struck out former subsecs. (a) and (c) which related to applicability of section 1636b of this title to a violation of this subchapter and fine for violation of section 1638a of this title. The substitution in subsec. (a) was made for “retailer” the first time appearing to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.

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