United States Code

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§ 254.
Penalties for noncompliance
If a person fails to comply with any requirement of this chapter (including regulations promulgated under this chapter), the Secretary may assess, on the record after an opportunity for a hearing, a civil penalty—
of not more than $25,000 per violation, if an agricultural product is not involved in the violation; or
of not more than 100 percent of the value of the agricultural product, if an agricultural product is involved in the violation.
(Aug. 11, 1916, ch. 313, pt. C, § 15, as added Pub. L. 106–472, title II, § 201, Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2068.)
cite as: 7 USC 254