26 U.S. Code § 6336 - Sale of perishable goods
Sale of perishable goodsIf the Secretary determines that any property seized is liable to perish or become greatly reduced in price or value by keeping, or that such property cannot be kept without great expense, he shall appraise the value of such property and—
(1) Return to ownerIf the owner of the property can be readily found, the Secretary shall give him notice of such determination of the appraised value of the property. The property shall be returned to the owner if, within such time as may be specified in the notice, the owner—
Pays to the Secretary an amount equal to the appraised value, or
(2) Immediate sale
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