7 U.S.C. § 1638b - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 7. Agriculture § 1638b. Enforcement

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(a) Warnings

If the Secretary determines that a retailer or person engaged in the business of supplying a covered commodity to a retailer is in violation of section 1638a of this title, the Secretary shall--

(1)  notify the retailer   1 of the determination of the Secretary;  and

(2)  provide the retailer   1 a 30-day period, beginning on the date on which the retailer receives the notice under paragraph (1) from the Secretary, during which the retailer may take necessary steps to comply with section 1638a of this title.

(b) Fines

If, on completion of the 30-day period described in subsection (a)(2), the Secretary determines that the retailer or person engaged in the business of supplying a covered commodity to a retailer has--

(1)  not made a good faith effort to comply with section 1638a of this title, and

(2)  continues to willfully violate section 1638a of this title with respect to the violation about which the retailer or person received notification under subsection (a)(1),

after providing notice and an opportunity for a hearing before the Secretary with respect to the violation, the Secretary may fine the retailer or person in an amount of not more than $1,000 for each violation.

1 So in original.  Probably should be “retailer or person”.

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