43 CFR § 4.625 - How will my application be decided?
The adjudicative officer must issue a decision on the application promptly after completion of proceedings on the application. The decision must include written findings and conclusions on all of the following that are relevant to the decision:
(b) The amount awarded, and an explanation of the reasons for any difference between the amount requested and the amount awarded;
(c) Whether the position of the Department or other agency was substantially justified;
(d) Whether you unduly protracted the proceedings; and
(e) Whether special circumstances make an award unjust.