Comments/Notes on Hearing-Level Process & Procedures (Optional):
"Each appeal must be in writing and contain a complete statement of all the facts and circumstances related to the action appealed from and a full and precise statement of the reasons the decision should be modified or reversed." See 15 CFR 700.81(c).
Though the designee conducts all fact finding, all decision making authority resides in the Assistant Secretary.
Normally the decision will be based on documents only; however, upon request by the appellant, the Assistant Secretary may grant an informal in-person hearing.
"The hearing officer shall determine all procedural questions and impose such time or other limitations deemed reasonable." 15 CFR 700.81(e)
"The decision of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration shall be made within a reasonable time after receipt of the appeal." 15 CFR 700.81(h)