Pursuant to an investigation conducted under subsection (b) of this section, a State shall make appropriate books, documents, papers, and records available to the Secretary or the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, for examination, copying, or mechanical reproduction on or off the premises of the appropriate entity upon a reasonable request therefor.
42 U.S. Code § 8627. Withholding of funds
(a) Improper utilization of funds; response to complaints respecting improprieties
The Secretary shall, after adequate notice and an opportunity for a hearing conducted within the affected State, withhold funds from any State which does not utilize its allotment substantially in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter and the assurances such State provided under section 8624 of this title.
The Secretary shall respond in writing in no more than 60 days to matters raised in complaints of a substantial or serious nature that a State has failed to use funds in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter or the assurances provided by the State under section 8624 of this title. For purposes of this paragraph, a violation of any one of the assurances contained in section 8624(b) of this title that constitutes a disregard of such assurance shall be considered a serious complaint.
(b) Investigations; conduct, etc.
(c) Inspection of books, documents, etc.
(d) Request for information not readily available
1990—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 101–501 substituted “in writing in no more than 60 days to matters raised in” for “in an expeditious and speedy manner to”.
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment