7 U.S. Code § 1637b - Mandatory reporting for dairy products
The Secretary shall promulgate such regulations as are necessary to ensure compliance with, and otherwise carry out, this subchapter.
Except as otherwise directed by the Secretary or the Attorney General for enforcement purposes, no officer, employee, or agent of the United States shall make available to the public information, statistics, or documents obtained from or submitted by any person under this subchapter other than in a manner that ensures that confidentiality is preserved regarding the identity of persons, including parties to a contract, and proprietary business information.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no facts or information obtained under this subchapter shall be disclosed in accordance with section 552 of title 5.
The Secretary shall take such actions as the Secretary considers necessary to verify the accuracy of the information submitted or reported under this subchapter.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this subchapter for any person subject to this subchapter to willfully fail or refuse to provide, or delay the timely reporting of, accurate information to the Secretary in accordance with this subchapter.
After providing notice and an opportunity for a hearing to affected persons, the Secretary may issue an order against any person to cease and desist from continuing any violation of this subchapter.
The order of the Secretary under subparagraph (B) shall be final and conclusive unless an affected person files an appeal of the order of the Secretary in United States district court not later than 30 days after the date of the issuance of the order.
If a person subject to this subchapter fails to obey an order issued under this paragraph after the order has become final and unappealable, or after the appropriate United States district court has entered a final judgment in favor of the Secretary, the United States may apply to the appropriate United States district court for enforcement of the order.
If the court determines that the order was lawfully made and duly served and that the person violated the order, the court shall enforce the order.
Each person required to report information to the Secretary under this subchapter shall maintain, and make available to the Secretary, on request, original contracts, agreements, receipts, and other records associated with the sale or storage of any dairy products during the 2-year period beginning on the date of the creation of the records.
The Secretary shall establish an electronic reporting system to carry out this section.
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.
2010—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–239 amended subsec. (d) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:
“(1) In general.—Subject to the availability of funds under paragraph (3), the Secretary shall establish an electronic reporting system to carry out this section.
“(2) Frequency of reports.—After the establishment of the electronic reporting system in accordance with paragraph (1), the Secretary shall increase the frequency of the reports required under this section.
“(3) Authorization of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this subsection.”
2008—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 110–246, § 1510(b), added par. (3) and struck out former par. (3). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary shall take such actions as the Secretary considers necessary to verify the accuracy of the information submitted or reported under this subchapter.”
Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 110–246, § 1510(a), added subsec. (d) and redesignated former subsec. (d) as (e).
Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.
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