(a) Individuals may appeal to the Assistant Deputy Administrator when they:
(1) Have requested amendment of a record and have received an adverse initial determination;
(2) Have been denied access to a record; or,
(3) Have not been granted access within 30 work days of their request.
(b) An appeal shall:
(1) Be in writing and addressed to the Assistant Deputy Administrator, NASA, Washington, DC 20546;
(2) Be identified clearly on the envelope and in the letter as an “Appeal under the Privacy Act;”
(3) Include a copy of any pertinent documents; and
(4) State the reasons for the appeal.
(c) Appeals from adverse initial determinations or denials of access must be submitted within 30 work days of the date of the requester's receipt of the initial determination. Appeals involving failure to grant access may be submitted any time after the 30 work day period has expired (See § 1212.201(f) ).
(d) A final determination on an appeal shall be made within 30 work days after its receipt by the Assistant Deputy Administrator, unless, for good cause shown, the Assistant Deputy Administrator extends such 30 work day period. Prior to the expiration of the 30 work day period, the requester shall be notified of any such extension.
(e) If a denial of a request to amend a record is upheld, the final determination shall:
(1) Explain the basis for the detail;
(2) Include information as to how the requester goes about filing a statement of dispute under the procedures of § 1212.401; and,
(3) Include a statement that the final determination is subject to judicial review under 5 U.S.C. 552a(g).
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