Fees collected under subsection (a)(10) (including late payment penalties and interest earned from investment of the fees) shall be credited to the account that incurs the cost of the services provided under this chapter.
7 U.S. Code § 6506. General requirements
(a) In generalA program established under this chapter shall—
(1) provide that an agricultural product to be sold or labeled as organically produced must—
require each certified organic farm or each certified organic handling operation to certify to the Secretary, the governing State official (if applicable), and the certifying agent on an annual basis, that such farm or handler has not produced or handled any agricultural product sold or labeled as organically produced except in accordance with this chapter;
require periodic residue testing by certifying agents of agricultural products that have been produced on certified organic farms and handled through certified organic handling operations to determine whether such products contain any pesticide or other nonorganic residue or natural toxicants and to require certifying agents, to the extent that such agents are aware of a violation of applicable laws relating to food safety, to report such violation to the appropriate health agencies;
provide for appropriate and adequate enforcement procedures, as determined by the Secretary to be necessary and consistent with this chapter;
protect against conflict-of-interest as specified under section 6515(g) of this title;
provide for public access to certification documents and laboratory analyses that pertain to certification;
require such other terms and conditions as may be determined by the Secretary to be necessary.
(b) Discretionary requirementsAn organic certification program established under this chapter may—
(1) provide for the certification of an entire farm or handling operation or specific fields of a farm or parts of a handling operation if—
in the case of a farm or field, the area to be certified has distinct, defined boundaries and buffer zones separating the land being operated through the use of organic methods from land that is not being operated through the use of such methods;
appropriate physical facilities, machinery, and management practices are established to prevent the possibility of a mixing of organic and nonorganic products or a penetration of prohibited chemicals or other substances on the certified area; and
(c) Wild seafood
(1) In general
(2) Consultation and accommodationIn carrying out paragraph (1), the Secretary shall—
(A) consult with—
producers, processors, and sellers; and
to the maximum extent practicable, accommodate the unique characteristics of the industries in the United States that harvest and process wild seafood.
(d) State program
(e) Availability of fees