(a) The Chairman shall have sole authority to act on an appeal, which seeks to reverse
an initial decision denying disclosure of a record. He shall review each appeal and provide the appellant and other interested parties
with a written notice of his decision. The decision of the Chairman as to the availability of the record is administratively
(b) If the decision of the Chairman sustains the refusal to disclose, the notice of decision
shall set forth the reasons for the refusal, including the specific exemptions from
disclosure under the Act that are the bases of the decision not to disclose. The notice shall further advise the appellant that judicial review is available
on complaint to the appropriate District Court of the United States, as provided in
section 552(a)(4)(B) of title 5 U.S.C.
(c) As set out in § 902.61, the final decision on appeal shall be made within 20 workdays after the receipt
of the appeal. An extension of this limitation is authorized as prescribed under § 902.62.
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