Step 1—You MUST request reconsideration from the National Maritime Center (NMC) and receive a decision prior to requesting a formal appeal.
Step 2—Request reconsideration in writing, please state why you believe our decision was incorrect and provide all supporting information/documentation you have and attach a copy of the denial, ATT or AI letter provided by the NMC.
Step 3—You will be contacted via letter by the NMC once a decision on your reconsideration has been made.
Step 4--If your reconsideration request is denied for any reason you have a legal right under Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 1.03-40, to request an appeal.
It is recommended that you retain copies of all material you send with any appeal. Please attach a copy of the Denial, Awaiting Information (AI) letter or Approval to Test (ATT) letter as applicable, to the documentation provided by the NMC in response to this notification.