46 CFR Part 502, Subpart W, Appendix A to Subpart W of Part 502 - Example of Compromise Agreement To Be Used Under 46 CFR 502.604
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FMC File No. ____
This Agreement is entered into between:
(1) the Federal Maritime Commission, hereinafter referred to as Commission, and
(2) ________, hereinafter referred to as Respondent.
Whereas, the Commission is considering the institution of an assessment proceeding against Respondent for the recovery of civil penalties provided under the [appropriate statute], for alleged violations of section ____;
Whereas, this course of action is the result of practices believed by the Commission to have been engaged in by Respondent, to wit:
[General description of practices and dates or time period involved]
Whereas, the Commission has authority under the Shipping Act of 1984 to compromise and collect civil penalties; and,
Whereas, Respondent has terminated the practices which are the basis for the allegations of violation set forth herein, and has instituted and indicated its willingness to maintain measures designed to eliminate these practices by Respondent, its officers, directors or employees.
Now Therefore, in consideration of the premises herein, and in compromise of all civil penalties arising from the alleged violations, Respondent and the Commission hereby agree upon the following terms and conditions of compromise and settlement:
1. Respondent shall make a monetary payment to the Commission herewith, by bank cashier's check, in the total amount of $____.
2. Upon acceptance in writing of this Agreement by the Director of the Bureau of Enforcement of the Commission, this instrument shall forever bar the commencement or institution of any assessment proceeding or other claim for recovery of civil penalties from the Respondent arising from the alleged violations set forth above.
3. It is expressly understood and agreed that this Agreement is not, and is not to be construed as, an admission by Respondent to the alleged violations set forth above.
Approval and Acceptance
The above terms, conditions and consideration are hereby approved and accepted:
By the Federal Maritime Commission:
Director, Bureau of Enforcement
Title 46 published on 2014-10-01
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