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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 secs. 161, 186 (42 U.S.C. 2201, 2236); Energy Reorganization Act sec. 201 (42 U.S.C. 5841); sec. 1, Pub. L. 97–258 (31 U.S.C. 3713); sec. 5, Pub. L. 89–508, (31 U.S.C. 3716); Pub. L. 97–365 (31 U.S.C. 3719); Federal Claims Collection Standards, 31 CFR Chapter IX, parts 900–904; 31 U.S.C. 3701, 3716; 31 CFR Sec. 285; 26 U.S.C. sec. 6402(d); 31 U.S.C. 3720A; 26 U.S.C. 6402(c); 42 U.S.C. 664; Pub. L. 104–134, as amended (31 U.S.C. 3713); 5 U.S.C. 5514; E.O. 12146 (3 CFR, 1980 Comp. pp. 409–412); E.O. 12988 (3 CFR, 1996 Comp., pp. 157–163); Government Paperwork Elimination Act sec. 1704 (44 U.S.C. 3504 note).

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

[77 FR 39904, Jul. 6, 2012]

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