30 CFR 865.14 - Request for hearing.
(a) If the Office determines that a violation of this part has probably occurred and was not resolved at an informal conference, the Director shall request a hearing on the employee's behalf before the Office of Hearings and Appeals within 10 days of the scheduled informal hearing. the parties shall be notified of the detemination. If the Director declines to request a hearing the employee shall be notified within 10 days of the scheduled informal conference and informed of his right to request a hearing on his own behalf.
(b) The employee may request a hearing with the Office of Hearings and Appeals after 60 days have elapsed from the filing of his application.