7 U.S. Code § 252 - Suspension or revocation of licenses
(a) In general
After providing notice and an opportunity for a hearing in accordance with this section, the Secretary may suspend or revoke any license issued, or approval for an activity provided, under this chapter—
(1) for a material violation of, or failure to comply, with any provision of this chapter (including regulations promulgated under this chapter); or
(b) Temporary suspension
The Secretary may temporarily suspend a license or approval for an activity under this chapter prior to an opportunity for a hearing for any violation of, or failure to comply with, any provision of this chapter (including regulations promulgated under this chapter).
(c) Authority to conduct hearings
The agency within the Department that is responsible for administering regulations promulgated under this chapter shall have exclusive authority to conduct any hearing required under this section.
Source(Aug. 11, 1916, ch. 313, pt. C, § 13, as added Pub. L. 106–472, title II, § 201,Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2067.)
A prior section 252, acts Aug. 11, 1916, ch. 313, pt. C, § 11,39 Stat. 487; Feb. 23, 1923, ch. 106, 42 Stat. 1283; Mar. 2, 1931, ch. 366, § 6,46 Stat. 1464, authorized license to classify, grade, or weigh agricultural products, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 106–472. See section 242 of this title.