Other Fields
Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
Department of Commerce: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration
Bureau of Industry and Security
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration
Hearing Officer #2 (Title): 
Hearing Officer
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
15 CFR 700.81
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
Briefly describe the scope and type(s) of discovery available (e.g., depositions, interrogatories, etc.): 
Does the hearing officer have subpoena authority?: 
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 Agency
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?: 
Discretion of Adjudication Officer(s)
N/A (Document-Only Hearings)
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?: 
Is judicial review available after issuance of a final decision?: 
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: 
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)
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified