Who typically drafts the decision at the hearing-level stage?:
If "Other," please specify (drafts):
The hearing officer acts as an informal fact-finder "to develop an administrative record that will provide [the deciding official] with sufficient information to render a final determination on the matter in dispute." (7 CFR 1463.11(b))
If "Yes," please specify these time limit(s):
With respect to appeals relating to assessments imposed on a domestic manufacturer or importer of tobacco products, the CCC Executive Vice President (or designee) must issue a final determination within 30 calendar days of receiving "the final submission of material" from the appellant.