If, after review, the Attorney General concludes that the information contained in a declaration should not be pursued in a civil or criminal proceeding, the Attorney General shall so notify the declarant in writing and shall provide a brief statement of the reasons that the declaration will not be pursued.
12 U.S. Code § 4206. Rights of declarants; notifications; Government accountability
(a) In general
(b) Notice of decision not to pursue
(c) Judgment, order, or settlement
(2) A notice described in paragraph (1) shall contain—
(d) Notice of pendency of investigation or proceedingIf the Attorney General has not provided the declarant with notice under subsection (b) or a notice of invalidity pursuant to section 4204 of this title within the time period set forth in subsection (e), the Attorney General shall notify the declarant in writing that—
there is a pending investigation or proceeding in the course of which the declarant’s allegations are being addressed; or
(e) Time for notices
In the case of a valid declaration filed not more than 3 years after November 29, 1990, the Attorney General shall send notification to a declarant pursuant to subsection (d) not later than 3 years after the date of filing of the declaration.
Subject to subparagraph (B), in the case of a declaration filed more than 3 years after November 29, 1990, the Attorney General shall send notification not later than 1 year after the date of filing of the declaration.
If the Attorney General certifies that it is in the interest of the United States to give further consideration to the information provided in the declaration for an additional 90-day period, the Attorney General shall so notify the declarant in writing.
(f) Confidentiality of notices