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Title 15Subtitle BChapter IXSubchapter GPart 997Subpart B → §997.13


Title 15: Commerce and Foreign Trade
PART 997—REGIONAL INFORMATION COORDINATION ENTITIES
Subpart B—Certification and Decertification Process for a Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE)


§997.13   Certification process.

(a) NOAA's decision whether to certify the applicant, along with the reason for its decision, shall be delivered to the applicant via letter delivered by first class mail and by electronic means.

(b) Applicants receiving a certification determination in the affirmative shall be designated as “certified” RICEs by NOAA. NOAA shall memorialize this status via a memorandum of agreement with the applicant. Certification shall mean that a RICE is incorporated into the System.

(c) A certified RICE shall provide NOAA with written notification of the RICE's intention to substantively change its organizational structure or Strategic Operational Plan, and shall request approval from NOAA for the change. After receiving the written notification, NOAA shall have up to 30 calendar days to review the requested change and decide whether to approve the requested change. NOAA's decision, along with the reason for its decision, shall be included in a written notification to the RICE.

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