Scheme Nickname: 
Office of Hearings & Appeals Proceedings

This is an informal adjudication scheme involving a variety of cases, including cases involving personnel security, "whistleblower," FOIA, payments-equal-to-taxes under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, the alternative fuels transportation program, and exceptions. The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) administrative judges preside over hearings, their authority having been delegated from the Secretary of Energy. A hearing before an administrative judge is the last administrative review step for some matters (e.g., FOIA/Privacy Act appeals, and petitions for redress and exceptions). Personnel security and whistleblower matters may be appealed.

Adjudication Levels: 
LevelName of OfficeAre administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?
Hearing Level
Yes (Some Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1
Yes (Some Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 2
Types of Adjudication: 
Type B
Verified by Agency: 
Is this a Major Adjudication: