DOT has released Official FAQs on DBE Program Regulations. These questions and answers provide guidance and information for compliance with the provisions under 49 CFR part 26. Like all guidance material, these questions and answers are not, in themselves, legally binding or mandatory, and do not constitute regulations.
Must a recipient have an internal appeal system for applicants who are denied certification or decertified? if there is such a process, must it include providing a verbatim transcript of the original proceeding to the firm for purposes of the internal appeal? Section 26.83 -26.89