(a) If it is impracticable to submit any required report within the time allowed, you may apply for an extension. The request for an extension must:
(1) Be filed before the reporting deadline;
(2) Certify to an extraordinary occurrence, not within your control, that makes timely filing of the report impracticable; and
(3) Be accompanied by written evidence of such occurrence, where appropriate.
(b) Upon receipt of your request, SBA may exempt you from the civil penalty stated in § 107.665, in such manner and under such conditions as SBA determines.