16 U.S. Code § 3814 - Notice and investigation of possible compliance deficiencies
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(a) In general
An employee of the Department of Agriculture who observes a possible compliance deficiency or other potential violation of a conservation plan or this subchapter while providing on-site technical assistance shall provide to the responsible persons, not later than 45 days after observing the possible violation, information regarding actions needed to comply with the plan and this subchapter. The employee shall provide the information in lieu of reporting the observation as a compliance violation.
(b) Corrective action
The responsible persons shall attempt to correct the deficiencies as soon as practicable after receiving the information.