1. (a) Even though local staff assigned to the Field Operations Division are not responsible for the final eligibility decision on Individual and Family Disaster Grants Program, these staff members collect the information on which decisions are made and are therefore, responsible for preparation of the hearing summary on Form H-1-A (new Form 13MP002E), Hearing Summary, and for presentation of it at the hearing.
(b) In some instances, the local office decision that is being appealed was based in whole or in part on information obtained by another unit. When such is the situation, the local office incorporates the information so obtained into the hearing summary in the same manner that information obtained by the local office is incorporated into the summary.
(c) The supervisor of the local staff member is responsible for review of the hearing summary for completeness and for pertinence to the point(s) at issue.