32 CFR 320.8 - Appeal of initial adverse agency determination on correction or amendment.
(a) An individual whose request for amendment of a record pertaining to him may further request a review of such determination in accordance with this section.
(b) Not later than 30 working days following receipt of notification of denial to amend, an individual may file an appeal of such decision with NGA. The appeal shall be in writing, mailed or delivered to NGA, ATTN: Mail Stop D-10, 4600 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816-5003. The appeal must identify the records involved, indicate the dates of the request and adverse determination, and indicate the express basis for that determination. In addition, the letter of appeal shall state briefly and succinctly the reasons why the adverse determination should be reversed.
(c) Upon appeal from a denial to amend a record the NGA Appellate Authority or designee shall make a determination whether to amend the record and must notify the individual of that determination by mail, not later than 10 working days after receipt of such appeal, unless extended pursuant to paragraph (d) of this section.
(1) The Appellate Authority or designee shall also notify the individual of the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 regarding judicial review of the NGA Appellate Authority's determination.
(2) If on appeal the denial to amend the record is upheld, the individual shall be permitted to file a statement setting forth the reasons for disagreement with the Appellate Authority's determination and such statement shall be appended to the record in question.
(d) The Appellate Authority or designee may extend up to 30 days the time period in which to make a determination on an appeal from denial to amend a record for the reason that a fair and equitable review cannot be completed within the prescribed time period.