39 CFR 3004.44 - Appeals.
(a) The Commission may review any decision of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary on its own initiative.
(b) A requester who seeks to appeal any denial must file an appeal with the Commission.
(1) The Commission will grant or deny the appeal in writing within 20 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) of the date the appeal is received. If on appeal the denial of the request for records is upheld, the Commission will notify the requester of the provisions for judicial review of that determination pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(c).
(2) The Commission will expeditiously consider an appeal of a denial of expedited processing.