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Department of Justice by the General Counsel of the Agency or his designee. § 604.10 Investigation and examination.

The Agency may request any other Federal agency to investigate a claim filed under section 2672 of the Act, or to conduct a physical or mental examination of the claimant and provide a report of such examination. $ 604.11 Limitations.

(a) Pursuant to the provisions of section 2401(b) of title 28 of the United States Code, a tort claim against the United States shall be forever barred unless presented in writing to the Agency within two (2) years after such claim accrues.

(b) A suit may not be filed until the claim shall have been finally denied by the Agency. Failure of the Agency to make final disposition of the claim within six (6) months after it has been presented shall, at the option of the claimant any time thereafter, be deemed a final denial of the claim for purposes of the Act and of this part.

(c) A suit shall not be filed for a sum greater than the amount of the claim presented to the Agency, except where the increased amount is based upon newly discovered evidence not reasonable discoverable at the time of presenting the claim to the Agency, or upon allegation and proof of intervening facts, relating to amount of the claim. $ 604.12 Signatures.

The claim and all other papers requiring the signature of the claimant shall be signed by the claimant personally or, where appropriate, by a duly authorized agent or legal representative. § 604.13 Penalties.

Section 287 of title 18, United States Code, imposes a fine of not more than $10,000 and imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both, for presenting false claims against the Government. Section 1001 of title 18, United States Code, imposes a fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both, for making or using false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations in connection with a claim against the Government. Under section 231 of title 31, United States Code, a civil penalty of forfeiture of $2,000 plus double the amount of damages sustained by the United States (together with the

costs of suit) is provided for presenting false or fraudulent claims. 8 604.14 Attorney fees.

Subject to the penalties imposed by section 2678 of the Act, no attorney shall charge, demand, receive, or collect for services rendered, fees in excess of 20 per centum of any award, compromise, or settlement made pursuant to section 2672 of the Act. $ 604.15 Disclosure of information.

Unless otherwise authorized by law or this part, no copy of the contents of any claim file within the control of the Agency shall be furnished to any person except in the course of duty to other Federal agencies. 8 604.16 Final denial of claim.

Final denial of an administrative claim shall be made by the General Counsel, or his designee, in writing and sent to the claimant, his attorney, or legal representative by certified or registered mail. The notification of final denial may include a statement of the reasons for the denial and shall include a statement that, if the claimant is dissatisfied with the Agency action, he may file suit in an appropriate U.S. District Court not later than 6 months after the date of mailing of the notification. $ 604.17 Action on approved claims.

(a) Payment of a claim approved under this part is contingent on claimant's execution of (1) a "Claim for Damage or Injury”, Standard Form 95, (2) a claims settlement agreement, and (3) & “Voucher for Payment”, Standard Form 1145, as appropriate. When a claimant is represented by an attorney, the voucher shall designate both the claimant and his attorney as payees, and the check shall be delivered to the attorney whose address shall appear on the voucher.

(b) Acceptance by the claimant, his agent, or legal representative, of an award, compromise, or settlement made under section 2672 or 2677 of the Act, is final and conclusive on the claimant, his agent or legal representative, and any other person on whose behalf or for whose benefit the claim has been presented, and constitutes a complete release of any claim against the United States and against any employee of the Government whose act or omission gave rise to the claim, by reason of the same subject matter.


A list of current CFR volumes, a list of superseded CFR volumes, and a list of CFR titles, subtitles, chapters, subchapters and parts are included in the subject index volume to the Code of Federal Regulations which is published separately and revised annually.

Table of CFR Titles and Chapters
Alphabetical List of CFR Subtitles and Chapters
Redesignation Table
List of Sections Affected

Table of CFR Titles and Chapters

Title 1-General Provisions
I Administrative Committee of the Federal Register

Appendix A-Guide to record retention requirements
Appendix B-List of acts requiring publication in the Federal

Appendix C—Guide to Federal Register Finding Aids

Title 2-The Congress

Chapter I–Parallel Table of Statutory Authorities and Rules

Title 3—The President

I Proclamations
II Executive Orders
III Presidential Documents other than Proclamations and Executive

IV Codified Text of Selected Presidential Documents
V Executive Office of the President

Title 4-Accounts

I General Accounting Office
II Federal Claims Collection Standards (General Accounting Of-

fice-Department of Justice)

Title 5-Administrative Personnel

I Civil Service Commission
III Office of Management and Budget
IV Civil Service Commission (Equal Employment Opportunity)

V International Organizations Employees Loyalty Board
VI Department of Defense
VII Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
VIII National Capital Transportation Agency
IX Appalachian Regional Commission

X National Capital Housing Authority
XI United States Soldiers' Home
XII District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency
XIII National Commission on Product Safety
XIV Federal Labor Relations Council and Federal Service Impasses


Title 6-(Reserved)


SUBTITLE A-Office of the Secretary of Agriculture

SUBTITLE B—Regulations Relating to Agriculture
I Consumer and Marketing Service (Standards, Inspections, Mar-

keting Practices), Department of Agriculture
II Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture
III Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
IV Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture
VI Soil Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture
VII Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (Agricultural

Adjustment), Department of Agriculture VIII Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (Sugar), De

partment of Agriculture IX Consumer and Marketing Service (Marketing Agreements and

Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), Department of Agriculture X Consumer and Marketing Service (Marketing Agreements and

Orders; Milk), Department of Agriculture XI Consumer and Marketing Service (Marketing Agreements and

Orders; Miscellaneous Commodities), Department of Agri

culture XII Statistical Reporting Service (Agricultural Statistics), Depart

ment of Agriculture XIV Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of Agriculture

XV Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture
XVII Rural Electrification Administration, Department of Agriculture
XVIII Farmers Home Administration, Department of Agriculture
XXI International Agricultural Development Service, Department of

XXIV Board of Contract Appeals, Department of Agriculture

XXV Export Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
XXVI Office of the Inspector General, Department of Agriculture

SUBTITLE C—Regulations Relating to Environment
XXVII Environmental Protection Agency

Title 8 Aliens and Nationality

I Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice
II Office of Alien Property, Department of Justice

Title 9—Animals and Animal Products

I Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
II Packers and Stockyards Administration, Department of Agri-

Consumer and Marketing Service (Meat Inspection), Depart-

ment of Agriculture

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