First, we will check that the submitted documents are complete and accurate. Then we will process the rebuttal. This may take a day or two, depending on how many documents are submitted on that day.
After this, the official secretary will check whether
- The response and accompanying documents have to be discussed in a meeting or
- The response was delegated to the chair and official secretary for administrative handling.
Option 1 means that the response including documents is tabled for the first available agenda of the committee. This is done approximately 1 week before the meeting. After the rebuttal has been discussed, the applicant will be informed of the decision as soon as possible. This entire process may take 2 or 3 weeks and includes the registration of the documentation, preparing the submission for the meeting, waiting until the meeting takes place and finally making the decision letter and sending it.
Option 2 means that the chair and official secretary will check the responses with the commentaries. In some cases, a member of the METc is contacted for additional input. When the chair, and upon request a member of the METc, decides the rebuttal is adequate, the official secretary makes the approval letter to the applicant.
This process may also take up to 2/3 weeks, depending on the time available to the chair and member of the METc.