7 CFR 1421.401 - DMA responsibilities.
(a) DMAs are eligible to process the MALs and LDPs provided for in this part only for peanut producers and only if the DMA and the producers and peanuts meet all eligibility criteria set out in this part, including, but not limited to, the DMA eligibility provisions of this subpart. In carrying out those functions, DMAs must:
(2) Determine whether producers and the commodity are eligible for MALs and LDPs, including whether the otherwise eligible peanuts are free and clear of all liens which DMAs determine by performing lien searches at DMAs expense;
(6) Prepare and execute documents for MAL repayments;
(8) Transmit documents to render forfeited collateral to CCC; and
(b) As part of performing the responsibilities in paragraph (a) of this section, DMAs:
(1) Become knowledgeable of and follow the procedures in CCC and FSA peanut MAL and LDP regulations, applicable notices published in the Federal Register, applicable FSA peanut program handbooks and amendments thereto, and any applicable notices or instructions issued by FSA and the Agricultural Marketing Service.