32 CFR 1801.44: Action by appeals authority.
(a) Preparation of docket.
The Coordinator shall provide a summation memorandum for consideration of the Director, NACIC; the complete record of the request consisting of the request, the document(s) (sanitized and full text) at issue, and the findings of any concerned office chiefs or designee(s).
(b) Decision by the Director, NACIC.
The Director, NACIC shall personally decide each case; no personal appearances shall be permitted without the express permission of the Director, NACIC.