25 CFR 2.11 - Answer of interested party.
(a) Any interested party wishing to participate in an appeal proceeding should file a written answer responding to the appellant's notice of appeal and statement of reasons. An answer should describe the party's interest.
(b) An answer shall state the party's position or response to the appeal in any manner the party deems appropriate and may be accompanied by or otherwise incorporate supporting documents.
(c) An answer must be filed within 30 days after receipt of the statement of reasons by the person filing an answer.
(d) An answer and any supporting documents shall be filed in the office of the official before whom the appeal is pending as specified in § 2.13.
(e) An answer should:
(1) Be clearly labelled or titled with the words “ANSWER OF INTERESTED PARTY.”
(2) Have on the face of any envelope in which the answer is mailed or delivered, in addition to the address, the clearly visible words “ANSWER OF INTERESTED PARTY,” and
(3) Contain a statement of the decision being appealed that is sufficient to permit identification of the decision.