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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations

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1-8 - CENTER FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS (CTP)

 1-8-1 - Office of Compliance and Enforcement

There are currently three groups:

  1. Enforcement and Manufacturing
  2. Promotion, Advertising and Labeling
  3. State Programs

The functional statements for the Office of Compliance and Enforcement are:

  1. Advises the Center Director and other Agency officials on legal, administrative, and regulatory programs and policies concerning Agency compliance and enforcement responsibilities relating to tobacco products;
  2. Coordinates, interprets, and evaluates the Center’s overall compliance and enforcement efforts;
  3. Provides technical support and guidance in the development and review of standards, regulations, and guidance related to compliance and enforcement;
  4. Develops, directs, coordinates, evaluates, and monitors compliance and enforcement programs covering regulated industry;
  5. Coordinates, develops, and directs State compliance and enforcement programs;
  6. Provides training of Federal, State and Territorial compliance personnel;
  7. Conducts field tests and inspections when necessary for regulatory purposes and evaluates regulated industry activities to assure compliance with regulations;
  8. Provides advice to Agency field offices and commissioned officials, and manages Center activities relating to legal actions, case development, and contested case assistance;
  9. Designs, develops, and implements Center programs to register Tobacco establishments, and product lists;
  10. Coordinates all field planning activities and issues all field assignments for the Center;
  11. Provides technical support and guidance in the development and review of standards, regulations, and guidance related to compliance and enforcement; and,
  12. Advises actual or potential manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and importers concerning the requirements of the law and regulations related to compliance and enforcement.