28 USC 3001 - Applicability of chapter

(a) In General.— 
Except as provided in subsection (b), the[1] chapter provides the exclusive civil procedures for the United States
(1) to recover a judgment on a debt; or
(2) to obtain, before judgment on a claim for a debt, a remedy in connection with such claim.
(b) Limitation.— 
To the extent that another Federal law specifies procedures for recovering on a claim or a judgment for a debt arising under such law, those procedures shall apply to such claim or judgment to the extent those procedures are inconsistent with this chapter.
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(c) Amounts Owing Other Than Debts.— 
This chapter shall not apply with respect to an amount owing that is not a debt or to a claim for an amount owing that is not a debt.
[1] So in original. Probably should be “this”.