49 CFR 98.5 - Former employee response to notice.
(a) Within 30 working days after service of a notice pursuant to § 98.4(c), the former employee may submit to the Departmental counsel in writing:
(1) A request for a hearing, which, if not all issues are disputed by the former employee, should specify those issues that are;
(2) Any evidence and arguments in lieu of a hearing or
(3) A statement that the allegations are true and set forth any factors that should be considered in determining the administrative sanction to be imposed.
(b) The Department shall deem the right to a hearing to have been waived by the former employee if the former employee does not submit a request under paragraph (b)(1) of this section within 30 working days after service of notice pursuant to § 98.4(c).