(a) This section is in accordance with the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (31 U.S.C. 3801-U.S.C. 3831) which provides for civil penalties and assessments against persons who make, submit, or present, or cause to be made, submitted, or presented, false, fictitious, or fraudulent claims or written statements to Federal authorities or to their agents.
(b) Proceedings under this section will be in accordance with subpart L of 7 CFR part 1, “Procedures Related to Administrative Hearings Under the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986.”
(c) The Director, Appeals and Litigation Staff, FCIC, or the Director's designee, is authorized to serve as Agency Fraud Claims Officer for the purpose of implementing the requirements of this section.
(d) Civil penalties and assessments imposed pursuant to this section are in addition to any other remedies that may be prescribed by law or imposed under this subpart.