• 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 C
  • Subpart Title:
    EAJA Application
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Filing and service of documents.
  • GPO Source:

A party seeking an award under EAJA shall file an application with the judge that conducted the adversarial adjudication within 30 days after the final disposition of the adversary adjudication.


The application shall identify the applicant and the proceeding for which an award is sought. The application shall show that the applicant has prevailed and identify the position of the Secretary that the applicant alleges was not substantially justified; or, if the applicant has not prevailed, shall show that the Secretary's demand was substantially in excess of the decision of the judge or Commission and was unreasonable when compared with that decision under the facts and circumstances of that case. The application shall also identify the Secretary's position(s) in the proceeding that the applicant alleges was (were) not substantially justified or the Secretary's demand that is alleged to be excessive and unreasonable. Unless the applicant is an individual, the application shall also state the number of employees of the applicant and briefly describe the type and purpose of its organization or business.


The application shall also show that the applicant meets the definition of "party" in §2204.201, including adequate documentation of its net worth, as set forth in §2204.302.


The application shall state the amount of fees and expenses for which an award is sought, subject to the requirements and limitations as set forth in 5 U.S.C. 504(b)(1)(A), with adequate documentation as set forth in §2204.303.


The application shall be signed by the applicant or an authorized officer, attorney, or agent of the applicant. It shall also contain or be accompanied by a written verification under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the application is true and correct.

[62 FR 35961, July 3, 1997; 86 FR 26659, May 17, 2021]