• Part Number:
  • Part Number Title:
    Implementation of the Equal Access to Justice Act in Proceedings Before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • Subpart:
    2204 Subpart A
  • Subpart Title:
    General Provisions
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Scope of this part.
  • GPO Source:

The Equal Access to Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. 504 (called ‘‘EAJA’’ in this part), provides for the award of attorney or agent fees and other expenses to eligible individuals and entities who are parties to certain administrative proceedings (called ‘‘adversary adjudications’’) before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. An eligible party may receive an award when it prevails over the Secretary of Labor, unless the Secretary’s position in the proceeding was substantially justified or special circumstances make an award unjust. Alternatively, an eligible party, even if not a prevailing party, may receive an award under 5 U.S.C. 504(a)(4) when it successfully defends against an excessive demand made by the Secretary.

[46 FR 48080, Sept. 30, 1981, as amended at 52 FR 5456, Feb. 23, 1987; 86 FR 26659, May 17, 2021]