Title 15: Commerce and Foreign Trade
Subtitle B: Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade (Continued)
CHAPTER IX: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
SUBCHAPTER A: GENERAL REGULATIONS
PART 904: CIVIL PROCEDURES
Subpart F: Seizure and Forfeiture Procedures
904.501 - Notice of seizure.Within 60 days from the date of the seizure, NOAA will serve the Notice of Seizure as provided in ? 904.3 to the owner or consignee, if known or easily ascertainable, or other party that the facts of record indicate has an interest in the seized property. In cases where the property is seized by a state or local law enforcement agency; a Notice of Seizure will be given in the above manner within 90 days from the date of the seizure. The Notice will describe the seized property and state the time, place and reason for the seizure, including the provisions of law alleged to have been violated. The Notice will inform each interested party of his or her right to file a claim to the seized property, and state a date by which a claim must be filed, which may not be less than 35 days after service of the Notice. The Notice may be combined with a Notice of the sale of perishable fish issued under ? 904.505. If a claim is filed the case will be referred promptly to the U.S. Department of Justice for institution of judicial proceedings.