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Chapter 9: Certification

Regulatory references: 28 CFR 36.601-36.608.

III-9.5000 Procedure following preliminary determination of equivalency.

If the AAG makes a preliminary determination of equivalency, he or she will --
  1. Inform the submitting official in writing;
  2. Publish a notice in the Federal Register informing the public of the preliminary determination and inviting comment for 60 days;
  3. Consider the comments, and then hold an informal hearing in Washington. In many cases, this "hearing" may consist of a meeting with those who are interested;
  4. Consult again with the ATBCB and make a final determination of equivalency or a final determination to deny the request for certification.
  5. Publish a notice of the final determination in the Federal Register.