15 CFR 25.9 - Answer.
(a) The respondent may request a hearing by filing an answer with the reviewing official within 30 days of service of the complaint. An answer shall be deemed to be a request for hearing.
(b) In the answer, the respondent -
(1) Shall admit or deny each of the allegations of liability made in the complaint;
(2) Shall state any defense on which the respondent intends to rely;
(3) May state any reasons why the respondent contends that the penalties and assessments should be less than the statutory maximum; and
(4) Shall state the name, address, and telephone number of the person authorized by the respondent to act as respondent's representative, if any.