(a) The Commandant shall establish at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC, an Appeal
Board to hear appeals provided for in this part. The Commandant shall designate for the Appeal Board a Chairman, who shall be so
far as practicable, an officer of the Coast Guard. The Commandant shall designate, so far as practicable, a member from a panel of
persons representing management nominated by the Secretary of Labor, and a member
from a panel of persons representing labor nominated by the Secretary of Labor. The Commandant shall insure that persons designated as Appeal Board members have
suitable security clearance. The Chairman of the Appeal Board shall make all arrangements incident to the business
of the Appeal Board.
(b) If an applicant or holder appeals to the Appeal Board within 20 days after receipt
of notice of his right to appeal under this part, his appeal shall be handled under
the same procedure as that specified in § 125.39, and the privilege of challenge may be exercised through the same procedure as that
specified in § 125.41.
(c) Appeal Board proceedings shall be conducted in the same manner as that specified
in § 125.43.
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