Other Fields
Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Office of the Administrator
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
Department of Agriculture: Office of the Administrator
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Administrator (FAS)
Hearing Officer #2 (Title): 
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 

Informal adjudication of adverse decisions by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) related to grants under export programs pursuant to 7 CFR Parts 1484 (Foreign Market Development Program - FMD), 1485 (Market Access Program - MAP) & 1486 (Emerging Markets Program - EMP). Adverse FAS decisions concern non-compliance with program requirements and recovery of grant funds.

PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
7 CFR 1484.76, 1485.20(d), 1486.505
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
Is discovery permitted by either party at the hearing-level stage?: 
Does the hearing officer have subpoena authority?: 
Are ex parte contacts prohibited?: 
Are parties provided notice of hearing?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Hearing Procedure
What types of hearings are permitted at the hearing-level stage?: 
Written (Document-Only) Hearing
How is the type of hearing selected: 
By Private Party
How many hearing officers preside at each hearing?: 
Can third-parties submit amicus briefs and/or evidence?: 
Are hearings recorded and/or transcribed?: 
Only at Party Request
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Post-Hearing Procedure
Who typically drafts the decision at the hearing-level stage?: 
Adjudication Officer
Who has authority to issue final decisions?: 
Adjudication Officer
Do agency regulations or guidance provide time limits for issuance of final decisions?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
If "Yes," please specify these time limit(s): 
Applicable regulations provide that the Administrator (or designee) "will endeavor to make a [final written] determination within 60 days after submission of the appeal, hearing, or receipt of transcript, whichever is later." (7 CFR 1484.76(c), 1485.20(d)(6), 1485.505(c))
Is judicial review available after issuance of a final decision?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Case Management
Does the agency permit web-based electronic filing of hearing-related briefs or other documents?: 
Are final decisions published and/or posted on the agency website?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice specify the contents of the administrative record at the hearing-level stage?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice provide for closure of the record at the hearing-level stage (subject to applicable exce: 
Total # of Hearing Officers: 
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified