Any person directly affected by an action taken under this subpart may request reconsideration by the Coast Guard officer responsible for that action.
The person affected who is not satisfied with a ruling after having it reconsidered under paragraph (a) of this section may—
Appeal that ruling in writing within 30 days after the ruling to the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security, and Stewardship (CG-5), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 2nd St., SW., Stop 7355, Washington, DC 20593-7355; and
Supply supporting documentation and evidence that the appellant wishes to have considered.
After reviewing the appeal submitted under paragraph (b) of this section, the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection issues a ruling which is final agency action.
If the delay in presenting a written appeal has an adverse impact on the operations of the appellent, the appeal under paragraph (b) of this section—
May be presented orally; and
Must be submitted in writing within five days after the oral presentation—
With the basis for the appeal and a summary of the material presented orally; and
To the same Coast Guard official who heard the oral presentation.
[CGD 89-014, 54 FR 22548, May 24, 1989, as amended by CGD 96-026, 61 FR 33665, June 28, 1996; CGD 97-023, 62 FR 33363, June 19, 1997; USCG-2002-12471, 67 FR 41332, June 18, 2002; USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35014, June 19, 2008; USCG-2010-0351, 75 FR 36284, June 25, 2010]