(a) This Section shall be carried out in accordance with 7 C.F.R. 246.9 and G.S. 150B-22. The fair hearing procedures set out in this Section establish an informal dispute resolution process which must be complied with prior to making a formal appeal in accordance with G.S. 150B.

(b) For the purposes of this Section, agency official shall mean the Branch Head of the Nutrition Services Branch or his or her designee.

History Note: Authority G.S. 130A-361; 150B-22; 42 U.S.C. 1786; 7 C.F.R. 246.9;

Eff. July 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. December 6, 1991; November 1, 1990; July 1, 1987;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 2002.