14 U.S. Code § 101 - Appeals and waivers

Except for the Commandant, any individual adjudicating an appeal or waiver of a decision regarding marine safety, including inspection or manning and threats to the environment, shall—
be a qualified specialist with the training, experience, and qualifications in marine safety to effectively judge the facts and circumstances involved in the appeal and make a judgment regarding the merits of the appeal; or
(2) have a senior staff member who—
meets the requirements of paragraph (1);
actively advises the individual adjudicating the appeal; and
concurs in writing on the decision on appeal.
(Added Pub. L. 111–281, title V, § 524(a), Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 2958, § 102; renumbered § 101, Pub. L. 111–330, § 1(6)(A), Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3569; amended Pub. L. 115–232, div. C, title XXXV, § 3531(c)(2), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 2320.)

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 substituted “Commandant” for “Commandant of the Coast Guard” in introductory provisions.

2010—Pub. L. 111–330 renumbered section 102 of this title as this section.

Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–330, § 1, Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3569, provided that the amendment made by section 1(6)(A) is effective with the enactment of Pub. L. 111–281.