7 CFR 37.13 - Suspension or denial of program assessment; appeals and termination.
(a) Suspension or denial of assessment. When a review of a certification program by auditors finds noncompliance with the regulations, including the requirements of ISO Guide 65, the Branch Chief may suspend or deny assessment until subsequent audits show the noncompliance has been corrected.
(b) Appeals. Appeals of adverse decisions by an auditor or the Branch Chief may be made in writing to the Livestock and Seed Program Deputy Administrator at Room 2092-South, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0249.
(c) Termination. If noncompliance with the regulations remains uncorrected beyond a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the Livestock and Seed Program Deputy Administrator, an application may be rejected or program assessment terminated.
(1) Procedure. Actions under this subparagraph concerning rejection of an application or termination of assessment shall be conducted in accordance with the Rules of Practice Governing Formal Adjudicatory Proceedings Instituted by the Secretary Under Various Statutes set forth in §§ 1.130 through 1.151 of this title.