16 U.S. Code § 1465 - Appeals to the Secretary
Not later than 30 days after the date of the filing of an appeal to the Secretary of a consistency determination under section 1456 of this title, the Secretary shall publish an initial notice in the Federal Register.
(b) Closure of record
(1) In general
Not later than the end of the 160-day period beginning on the date of publication of an initial notice under subsection (a) of this section, except as provided in paragraph (3), the Secretary shall immediately close the decision record and receive no more filings on the appeal.
After closing the administrative record, the Secretary shall immediately publish a notice in the Federal Register that the administrative record has been closed.
(A) In general
Subject to subparagraph (B), during the 160-day period described in paragraph (1), the Secretary may stay the closing of the decision record—
(ii) as the Secretary determines necessary to receive, on an expedited basis—
(I) any supplemental information specifically requested by the Secretary to complete a consistency review under this chapter; or
(c) Deadline for decision
(1) In general
Not later than 60 days after the date of publication of a Federal Register notice stating when the decision record for an appeal has been closed, the Secretary shall issue a decision or publish a notice in the Federal Register explaining why a decision cannot be issued at that time.
Source(Pub. L. 89–454, title III, § 319, as added Pub. L. 104–150, § 8,June 3, 1996, 110 Stat. 1382; amended Pub. L. 109–58, title III, § 381,Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 737.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (b)(3)(A)(ii)(I), was in the original “this Act” which was translated as reading “this title”, meaning title III of Pub. L. 89–454which is classified generally to this chapter, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
2005—Pub. L. 109–58amended section catchline and text generally, substituting provisions relating to notice, closure of record, and deadline for decision for provisions relating to notice, deadline for decision, and application of section.
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