On the basis of the whole record of any hearing held under §1902.14 or §1902.19, the Assistant Secretary
shall issue a tentative decision either approving or disapproving the plan. The tentative decision shall include a statement of the findings and
conclusions and reasons or bases therefor on all material issues of fact, law, or discretion which have been presented. The tentative decision shall
be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER.
The State agency and other interested persons participating in the hearing may waive the tentative
decision. In such event the Assistant Secretary shall issue a final decision under §1902.22.