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Title 46 Part 205

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Title 46 Part 205

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Title 46Chapter IISubchapter A → Part 205


Title 46: Shipping


PART 205—AUDIT APPEALS; POLICY AND PROCEDURE


Contents
§205.1   Purpose.
§205.2   Policy.
§205.3   Procedure.
§205.4   Finality of decisions.
§205.5   Contracts containing disputes article.

Authority: Sec. 204, 49 Stat. 1987, 1998, 2004, 2011; 46 U.S.C. 1114, 1155, 1176, 1212.

Source: 66 FR 23861, May 10, 2001, unless otherwise noted.

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§205.1   Purpose.

This part establishes the policy and procedure for parties to use when seeking redress and appeals of audit decisions involving contracts with the Maritime Subsidy Board or the Maritime Administration (MARAD, we, our, or us). A party to a contract (you or your) may appeal MARAD's findings, interpretations, or decisions of annual or special audits.

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§205.2   Policy.

If you disagree with audit findings and fail to settle any differences with the appropriate Office Director, you may ask the appropriate office Associate Administrator to review the audit findings. If you disagree with the Associate Administrator, you may appeal to the Maritime Administrator (Administrator).

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§205.3   Procedure.

(a) You have 90 days from the date you receive the initial audit findings to file a written request for review of the audit findings with the appropriate Associate Administrator. Your written request must state the legal or factual bases for your disagreement. The appropriate Associate Administrator will issue a written determination.

(b) You have 30 days following the Associate Administrator's final audit determination to submit your appeal in writing to the Administrator. Your written appeal must set forth the legal and factual bases for your appeal. The Administrator may, at his or her discretion, extend the time limitation in the case of extenuating circumstances.

(c) We will notify you, in writing, if you must submit additional facts for our consideration of the appeal. We will notify you, in writing, once the Administrator has made a decision regarding your appeal.

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§205.4   Finality of decisions.

The Administrator's decision will be the final administrative action on all audit appeals.

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§205.5   Contracts containing disputes article.

When a contract contains a disputes article, the disputes article will govern the bases for negotiating disputes regarding audit findings, interpretations, or decisions made by MARAD and any appeals.

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