7 U.S. Code § 6515 - Requirements of certifying agents
Any certifying agent shall employ a sufficient number of inspectors to implement the applicable organic certification program established under this chapter, as determined by the Secretary.
Any certifying agent shall fully comply with the terms and conditions of the applicable organic certification program implemented under this chapter.
Except as provided in section 6506(a)(9) of this title, any certifying agent shall maintain strict confidentiality with respect to its clients under the applicable organic certification program and may not disclose to third parties (with the exception of the Secretary or the applicable governing State official) any business related information concerning such client obtained while implementing this chapter.
A certifying agent that is a private person shall nominate the individual who controls the day-to-day operation of the agent.
2014—Subsecs. (c) to (i). Pub. L. 113–79 redesignated subsecs. (d) to (j) as (c) to (i), respectively, substituted “subsection (c)” for “subsection (d)” in introductory provisions of subsec. (d), and struck out former subsec. (c) which related to maintenance of, access to, and transference of records of certifying agents.
1991—Subsec. (j)(2). Pub. L. 102–237 substituted “such certifying” for “certifying such”.
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