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PART 15—DEBT COLLECTION PROCEDURES

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Subpart A—Application and Coverage

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15.1 Application.

15.2 Definitions.

15.3 Communications.

15.5 Claims that are covered.

15.7 Monetary limitation on NRC's authority.

15.8 Information Collection Requirements: OMB approval.

15.9 No private rights created.

15.11 Form of payment.

15.13 Subdivision of claims.

Subpart B—Administrative Collection of Claims

15.20 Aggressive agency collection activity.

15.21 Written demands for payment.

15.23 Telephone or internet inquiries and investigations.

15.25 Personal interviews.

15.26 Reporting claims.

15.27 Contact with debtor's employing agency.

15.29 Suspension or revocation of license.

15.31 Disputed debts.

15.32 Contracting for collection services.

15.33 Collection by administrative offset.

15.35 Payments.

15.37 Interest, penalties, and administrative costs.

15.38 Use of credit reports.

15.39 Bankruptcy claims.

Subpart C—Compromise of a Claim

15.41 When a claim may be compromised.

15.43 Reasons for compromising a claim.

15.45 Consideration of tax consequences to the Government.

15.47 Finality of a compromise.

15.49 Mutual releases of the debtor and the Government.

Subpart D—Suspension or Termination of Collection Action

15.51 When collection action may be suspended or terminated.

15.53 Reasons for suspending collection action.

15.55 Reasons for terminating collection action.

15.57 Termination of collection action.

15.59 Exception to termination.

15.60 Discharge of indebtedness; reporting requirements.

Subpart E—Referral of a Claim

15.61 Prompt referral.

15.65 Referral of a compromise offer.

15.67 Referral to the Department of Justice.

Authority: Atomic Energy Act of 1954, secs. 161, 186 (42 U.S.C. 2201, 2236); Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, sec. 201 (42 U.S.C. 5841); 5 U.S.C. 5514; 26 U.S.C. 6402; 31 U.S.C. 3701, 3713, 3716, 3719, 3720A; 42 U.S.C. 664; 44 U.S.C. 3504 note; 31 CFR parts 900 through 904; 31 CFR part 285; E.O. 12146, 44 FR 42657, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 409; E.O. 12988, 61 FR 4729, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 157.

Source: 47 FR 7616, Feb. 22, 1982, unless otherwise noted.

[77 FR 39904, Jul. 6, 2012; 80 FR 54233, Sep. 9, 2015]

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