602.35 Responding to the Advisory Committee's recommendation.§ 602.35 Responding to the Advisory Committee's recommendation.
(a) Within ten business days following the Advisory Committee meeting, the agency and Department staff may submit written comments to the senior Department official on the Advisory Committee's recommendation. The agency must simultaneously submit a copy of its written comments, if any, to Department staff. Department staff must simultaneously submit a copy of its written comments, if any, to the agency.
(b) Comments must be limited to -
(1) Any Advisory Committee recommendation that the agency or Department staff believes is not supported by the record;
(2) Any incomplete Advisory Committee recommendation based on the agency's application; and
(3) The inclusion of any recommendation or draft proposed decision for the senior Department official's consideration.
(c)(1) Neither the Department staff nor the agency may submit additional documentationwith its comments unless the Advisory Committee's recognition recommendation proposes finding the agency noncompliant with, or ineffective in its application of, a criterion or criteria for recognition not identified in the final Department staff analysis provided to the Advisory Committee.
(2) Within ten business days of receipt by the Department staff of an agency's comments or new evidence, if applicable, or of receipt by the agency of the Department staff's comments, Department staff, the agency, or both, as applicable, may submit a response to the senior Department official. Simultaneously with submission, the agency must provide a copy of any response to the Department staff. Simultaneously with submission, Department staff must provide a copy of any response to the agency. No additional comments or new documentation may be submitted after the responses described in this paragraph are submitted.(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1099b) [74 FR 55430, Oct. 27, 2009, as amended at 84 FR 58929, Nov. 1, 2019]