33 CFR 25.127 - Reconsideration.
(a) The settlement authority may reconsider a claim upon the authority's own initiative or upon request of the claimant or someone acting on the claimant's behalf.
(b) A request for reconsideration must be in writing and include the legal or factual grounds for the relief requested.
(c) Following any investigation or other action deemed necessary for reconsideration of the original action, the settlement authority reconsiders the claim and if warranted attempts to settle it. When further settlement efforts appear unwarranted, the settlement authority notifies the claimant in writing by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, that the relief requested is denied.
(d) For the effect of reconsideration under the Federal Tort Claims Act see 28 CFR Part 14.