The Secretary shall establish and implement a program to accredit a governing State official, and any private person, that meets the requirements of this section as a certifying agent for the purpose of certifying a farm or handling operation as a certified organic farm or handling operation.
To be accredited as a certifying agent under this section, a governing State official or private person shall—
(1)prepare and submit, to the Secretary, an application for such accreditation;
(2)have sufficient expertise in organic farming and handling techniques as determined by the Secretary; and
(3)comply with the requirements of this section and section
6515 of this title.
(c) Duration of designation
An accreditation made under this section shall be for a period of not to exceed 5 years, as determined appropriate by the Secretary, and may be renewed.
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