The Assistant Secretary, prior to any notice of a formal proceeding under this subpart, shall by
letter, provide the State with an opportunity to show cause within 45 days why a proceeding should not be instituted for withdrawal of approval of a
plan or any portion thereof. When a State fails to show cause why a formal proceeding for withdrawal of approval should not be instituted, the State
shall be deemed to have waived its right to a formal proceeding under paragraph (b) of this section and the Assistant Secretary shall cause to be
published in the FEDERAL REGISTER a notice of withdrawal of approval of the State plan.
Whenever the Assistant Secretary, on the basis of a petition under 1955.5 or on his own initiative,
determines that approval of a State plan or any portion thereof should be withdrawn, and the State has not waived its right under 1955.3(b) or
paragraph (a) of this section to a formal proceeding, he shall publish a notice of proposed withdrawal in the FEDERAL REGISTER as set out in 1955.11
and cause such notice, in the form of a complaint, to be served on the State in accordance with 1955.15.
Not later than 5 days following the publication of the notice in the FEDERAL REGISTER, the State
agency shall publish, or cause to be published, within the State reasonable notice containing a summary of the information in the Federal notice, as
well as the location or locations where a copy of the full notice is available for inspection and public copying.
Two copies of such notice shall be served on the Assistant Secretary in accordance with
Not less than 30 days following publication of the notice in the FEDERAL REGISTER, the State shall
submit a statement of those items in the notice which are being contested and a brief statement of the facts relied upon, including whether the use of
witnesses is intended. This statement shall be served on the Assistant Secretary in accordance with 1955.15. When a State fails to respond to the
notice of proposed withdrawal under paragraph (b)(1) of this section, the State shall be deemed to have waived its right to a formal proceeding and
the Assistant Secretary shall cause to be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER a notice of withdrawal of approval.