The EU member has 10 days from the date of the scheduled hearing to establish good cause for failure to appear for the hearing due to reasons other than non-receipt of the hearing notice.
The EU member has 30 days after receipt of the written hearing decision to establish good cause for failure to appear due to non-receipt of the hearing notice.
The hearing official renders a good cause decision as well as a final decision on the facts in question.
If the EU member is found to have committed an IPV but the hearing official later determines the EU member had good cause for not appearing, the previous decision no longer remains valid and a new hearing is conducted. Hearing Unit staff delete the disqualification on the Sanction/Disqualification (FMAM) screen.