14 CFR 300.4 - Separation of functions in hearing cases.

§ 300.4 Separation of functions in hearing cases.
(a) This section applies after the initiation of a hearing or enforcement case by the Department.
(b) A DOT employee who is participating in a hearing case on behalf of an office that is a party, another DOT employee who is in fact reviewing the position taken, or who has participated in developing the position taken in that case, or, in cases involving accusatory or disciplinary issues (including all enforcement cases) such employees' supervisors within that office, shall have no substantive communication with any DOT decisionmaker, administrative law judge in the case, or other DOT employee advising them, with respect to that or any factually related hearing case, except in accordance with a published DOT rule or order. In addition, each bureau or office supervisor of a DOT employee who is participating in a hearing case on behalf of that office when it is a party shall have no substantive communication with any administrative law judge in the case, or DOT employee advising the judge, in that or any factually related hearing case, except in accordance with a published DOT rule or order. For each hearing case, bureau or office heads shall maintain a publicly available record of those employees who are participating or are in fact reviewing the position taken, or who have participated in developing the position taken in that case.
(c) In hearing cases involving fares or rates, or applications for a certificate or permit under 49 U.S.C. 41102 and 41302, or applications by a holder for a change in a certificate or permit, a supervisor who would not be permitted to advise the DOT decisionmaker under paragraph (a) may advise the DOT decisionmaker in the following manner: The supervisor's advice must either be made orally in an open DOT meeting or by a memorandum placed in the docket or other public file of such matter. Oral advice must be summarized in writing by the supervisor and placed in the docket or file of the matter. A copy of such written memorandum or summary of oral advice must be served on each party to the proceeding within 3 business days after such advice is given to the concerned DOT decisionmaker. Each of the parties may comment in writing on such advice within 5 business days after service or the summary. In no event, however, may a supervisor advise the DOT decisionmaker if he or she acted as the office's counsel or witness in the matter.
(d) In enforcement cases, the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, will conduct all enforcement proceedings and related investigative functions, while the General Counsel will advise the DOT decisionmaker in the course of the decisional process. The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings will report to the Deputy General Counsel. To ensure the independence of these functions, this Office and the Deputy General Counsel, for the purpose of this section, shall be considered an “office” as that term is used in paragraph (a), separate from the General Counsel and the rest of the Office of the General Counsel.
[Docket No. 82, 50 FR 2380, Jan. 16, 1985, as amended at 60 FR 43528, Aug. 22, 1995]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 49 - TRANSPORTATION

§ 101 - Purpose

§ 102 - Department of Transportation

§ 103 - Federal Railroad Administration

§ 104 - Federal Highway Administration

§ 105 - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

§ 106 - Federal Aviation Administration

§ 107 - Federal Transit Administration

§ 108 - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

§ 109 - Maritime Administration

§ 110 - Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

§ 111 - Repealed.

§ 112 - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology of the Department of Transportation

§ 113 - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

§ 114 - Transportation Security Administration

§ 115 - Transportation Security Oversight Board

§ 40101 - Policy

§ 40102 - Definitions

§ 40103 - Sovereignty and use of airspace

§ 40104 - Promotion of civil aeronautics and safety of air commerce

§ 40105 - International negotiations, agreements, and obligations

§ 40106 - Emergency powers

§ 40107 - Presidential transfers

§ 40108 - Training schools

§ 40109 - Authority to exempt

§ 40110 - General procurement authority

§ 40111 - Multiyear procurement contracts for services and related items

§ 40112 - Multiyear procurement contracts for property

§ 40113 - Administrative

§ 40114 - Reports and records

§ 40115 - Withholding information

§ 40116 - State taxation

§ 40117 - Passenger facility charges

§ 40118 - Government-financed air transportation

§ 40119 - Security and research and development activities

§ 40120 - Relationship to other laws

§ 40121 - Air traffic control modernization reviews

§ 40122 - Federal Aviation Administration personnel management system

§ 40123 - Protection of voluntarily submitted information

§ 40124 - Interstate agreements for airport facilities

§ 40125 - Qualifications for public aircraft status

§ 40126 - Severable services contracts for periods crossing fiscal years

§ 40127 - Prohibitions on discrimination

§ 40128 - Overflights of national parks

§ 40129 - Collaborative decisionmaking pilot program

§ 41101 - Requirement for a certificate

§ 41102 - General, temporary, and charter air transportation certificates of air carriers

§ 41103 - All-cargo air transportation certificates of air carriers

§ 41104 - Additional limitations and requirements of charter air carriers

§ 41105 - Transfers of certificates

§ 41106 - Airlift service

§ 41107 - Transportation of mail

§ 41108 - Applications for certificates

§ 41109 - Terms of certificates

§ 41110 - Effective periods and amendments, modifications, suspensions, and revocations of certificates

§ 41111 - Simplified procedure to apply for, amend, modify, suspend, and transfer certificates

§ 41112 - Liability insurance and financial responsibility

§ 41113 - Plans to address needs of families of passengers involved in aircraft accidents

§ 41301 - Requirement for a permit

§ 41302 - Permits of foreign air carriers

§ 41303 - Transfers of permits

§ 41304 - Effective periods and amendments, modifications, suspensions, and revocations of permits

§ 41305 - Applications for permits

§ 41306 - Simplified procedure to apply for, amend, modify, and suspend permits

§ 41307 - Presidential review of actions about foreign air transportation

§ 41308 - Exemption from the antitrust laws

§ 41309 - Cooperative agreements and requests

§ 41310 - Discriminatory practices

§ 41311 - Gambling restrictions

§ 41312 - Ending or suspending foreign air transportation

§ 41313 - Plans to address needs of families of passengers involved in foreign air carrier accidents

§ 41501 - Establishing reasonable prices, classifications, rules, practices, and divisions of joint prices for foreign air transportation

§ 41502 - Establishing joint prices for through routes with other carriers

§ 41503 - Establishing joint prices for through routes provided by State authorized carriers

§ 41504 - Tariffs for foreign air transportation

§ 41505 - Uniform methods for establishing joint prices, and divisions of joint prices, applicable to commuter air carriers

§ 41506 - Price division filing requirements for foreign air transportation

§ 41507 - Authority of the Secretary of Transportation to change prices, classifications, rules, and practices for foreign air transportation

§ 41508 - Authority of the Secretary of Transportation to adjust divisions of joint prices for foreign air transportation

§ 41509 - Authority of the Secretary of Transportation to suspend, cancel, and reject tariffs for foreign air transportation

§ 41510 - Required adherence to foreign air transportation tariffs

§ 41511 - Special prices for foreign air transportation

§ 41701 - Classification of air carriers

§ 41702 - Interstate air transportation

§ 41703 - Navigation of foreign civil aircraft

§ 41704 - Transporting property not to be transported in aircraft cabins

§ 41705 - Discrimination against handicapped individuals

§ 41706 - Prohibitions against smoking on passenger flights

§ 41707 - Incorporating contract terms into written instrument

§ 41708 - Reports

§ 41709 - Records of air carriers

§ 41710 - Time requirements

§ 41711 - Air carrier management inquiry and cooperation with other authorities

§ 41712 - Unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition

§ 41713 - Preemption of authority over prices, routes, and service

§ 41714 - Availability of slots

§ 41715 - Phase-out of slot rules at certain airports

§ 41716 - Interim slot rules at New York airports

§ 41717 - Interim application of slot rules at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

§ 41718 - Special rules for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

§ 41719 - Air service termination notice

§ 41720 - Joint venture agreements

§ 41721 - Reports by carriers on incidents involving animals during air transport

§ 41722 - Delay reduction actions

§ 41723 - Notice concerning aircraft assembly

§ 41901 - General authority

§ 41902 - Schedules for certain transportation of mail

§ 41903 - Duty to provide certain transportation of mail

§ 41904 - Noncitizens transporting mail

§ 41905 - Emergency mail transportation

§ 41906 - Duty to oppose unreasonable prices under the Universal Postal Union Convention

§ 41907 - Weighing mail

§ 41908 - Effect on foreign postal arrangements

§ 41909

§ 41910

§ 41911 - Repealed.

§ 41912

§ 42101 to 42106 - Repealed.

§ 44901 - Screening passengers and property

§ 44902 - Refusal to transport passengers and property

§ 44903 - Air transportation security

§ 44904 - Domestic air transportation system security

§ 44905 - Information about threats to civil aviation

§ 44906 - Foreign air carrier security programs

§ 44907 - Security standards at foreign airports

§ 44908 - Travel advisory and suspension of foreign assistance

§ 44909 - Passenger manifests

§ 44910 - Agreements on aircraft sabotage, aircraft hijacking, and airport security

§ 44911 - Intelligence

§ 44912 - Research and development

§ 44913 - Explosive detection

§ 44914 - Airport construction guidelines

§ 44915 - Exemptions

§ 44916 - Assessments and evaluations

§ 44917 - Deployment of Federal air marshals

§ 44918 - Crew training

§ 44919 - Security screening pilot program

§ 44920 - Security screening opt-out program

§ 44921 - Federal flight deck officer program

§ 44922 - Deputation of State and local law enforcement officers

§ 44923 - Airport security improvement projects

§ 44924 - Repair station security

§ 44925 - Deployment and use of detection equipment at airport screening checkpoints

§ 44926 - Appeal and redress process for passengers wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight

§ 46101 - Complaints and investigations

§ 46102 - Proceedings

§ 46103 - Service of notice, process, and actions

§ 46104 - Evidence

§ 46105 - Regulations and orders

§ 46106 - Enforcement by the Department of Transportation

§ 46107 - Enforcement by the Attorney General

§ 46108 - Enforcement of certificate requirements by interested persons

§ 46109 - Joinder and intervention

§ 46110 - Judicial review

§ 46111 - Certificate actions in response to a security threat

§ 46301 - Civil penalties

§ 46302 - False information

§ 46303 - Carrying a weapon

§ 46304 - Liens on aircraft

§ 46305 - Actions to recover civil penalties

§ 46306 - Registration violations involving aircraft not providing air transportation

§ 46307 - Violation of national defense airspace

§ 46308 - Interference with air navigation

§ 46309 - Concession and price violations

§ 46310 - Reporting and recordkeeping violations

§ 46311 - Unlawful disclosure of information

§ 46312 - Transporting hazardous material

§ 46313 - Refusing to appear or produce records

§ 46314 - Entering aircraft or airport area in violation of security requirements

§ 46315 - Lighting violations involving transporting controlled substances by aircraft not providing air transportation

§ 46316 - General criminal penalty when specific penalty not provided

§ 46317 - Criminal penalty for pilots operating in air transportation without an airman’s certificate

§ 46318 - Interference with cabin or flight crew

§ 46319 - Permanent closure of an airport without providing sufficient notice

§ 46501 - Definitions

§ 46502 - Aircraft piracy

§ 46503 - Interference with security screening personnel

§ 46504 - Interference with flight crew members and attendants

§ 46505 - Carrying a weapon or explosive on an aircraft

§ 46506 - Application of certain criminal laws to acts on aircraft

§ 46507 - False information and threats