33 CFR 151.1021 - Appeals.
(a) Any person directly affected by an action taken under this subpart may request reconsideration by the Coast Guard officer responsible for that action.
(b) The person affected who is not satisfied with a ruling after having it reconsidered under paragraph (a) of this section may -
(1) Appeal that ruling in writing within 30 days after the ruling to the Commandant (CG-5P), Attn: Assistant Commandant for Prevention, U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7501, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593-7501; and
(2) Supply supporting documentation and evidence that the appellant wishes to have considered.
(c) After reviewing the appeal submitted under paragraph (b) of this section, the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection issues a ruling which is final agency action.
(d) If the delay in presenting a written appeal has an adverse impact on the operations of the appellent, the appeal under paragraph (b) of this section -
(1) May be presented orally; and
(2) Must be submitted in writing within five days after the oral presentation -
(i) With the basis for the appeal and a summary of the material presented orally; and
(ii) To the same Coast Guard official who heard the oral presentation.