49 CFR 821.55 - Complaint, answer to complaint, motions and discovery.

§ 821.55 Complaint, answer to complaint, motions and discovery.
(a) Complaint. In proceedings governed by this subpart, the Administrator's complaint shall be filed by overnight delivery service or facsimile, and simultaneously served on the respondent by the same means, within 3 days after the date on which the Administrator received the respondent's appeal, or within 3 days after the date of service of an order disposing of a petition for review of an emergency determination, whichever is later.
(b) Answer to complaint. The respondent shall file with the Board an answer to the complaint within 5 days after the date on which the complaint was served by the Administrator, and shall simultaneously serve a copy of the answer on the Administrator. Failure by the respondent to deny the truth of any allegation or allegations in the complaint may be deemed an admission of the truth of the allegation or allegations not answered. The answer shall also identify any affirmative defenses that the respondent intends to raise at the hearing.
(c) Motion to dismiss and motion for more definite statement. In proceedings governed by this subpart, no motion to dismiss the complaint or for a more definite statement of the complaint's allegations shall be made, but the substance thereof may be stated in the respondent's answer. The law judge may permit or require a more definite statement or other amendment to any pleading at the hearing, upon good cause shown and upon just and reasonable terms.
(d) Discovery. Discovery is authorized in proceedings governed by this subpart. Given the short time available for discovery, the parties shall cooperate to ensure timely completion of the discovery process prior to the hearing. Discovery requests shall be served by the parties as soon as possible. A motion to compel discovery should be expeditiously filed where any dispute arises, and the law judge shall promptly rule on such a motion. Time limits for compliance with discovery requests shall be set by the parties so as to accommodate, and not conflict with, the accelerated adjudication schedule set forth in this subpart. The provisions of § 821.19 shall apply, modified as necessary to meet the exigencies of this subpart's accelerated timeframes.

Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

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

§ 1101 - Definitions

§ 1111 - General organization

§ 1112 - Special boards of inquiry on air transportation safety

§ 1113 - Administrative

§ 1114 - Disclosure, availability, and use of information

§ 1115 - Training

§ 1116 - Reports and studies

§ 1117 - Annual report

§ 1118 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1119 - Accident and safety data classification and publication

§ 1131 - General authority

§ 1132 - Civil aircraft accident investigations

§ 1133 - Review of other agency action

§ 1134 - Inspections and autopsies

§ 1135 - Secretary of Transportation’s responses to safety recommendations

§ 1136 - Assistance to families of passengers involved in aircraft accidents

§ 1137 - Authority of the Inspector General

§ 1138 - Evaluation and audit of National Transportation Safety Board

§ 1139 - Assistance to families of passengers involved in rail passenger accidents

§ 1151 - Aviation enforcement

§ 1152 - Joinder and intervention in aviation proceedings

§ 1153 - Judicial review

§ 1154 - Discovery and use of cockpit and surface vehicle recordings and transcripts

§ 1155 - Aviation penalties

§ 44701 - General requirements

§ 44702 - Issuance of certificates

§ 44703 - Airman certificates

§ 44704 - Type certificates, production certificates, airworthiness certificates,,

§ 44705 - Air carrier operating certificates

§ 44706 - Airport operating certificates

§ 44707 - Examining and rating air agencies

§ 44708 - Inspecting and rating air navigation facilities

§ 44709 - Amendments, modifications, suspensions, and revocations of certificates

§ 44710 - Revocations of airman certificates for controlled substance violations

§ 44711 - Prohibitions and exemption

§ 44712 - Emergency locator transmitters

§ 44713 - Inspection and maintenance

§ 44714 - Aviation fuel standards

§ 44715 - Controlling aircraft noise and sonic boom

§ 44716 - Collision avoidance systems

§ 44717 - Aging aircraft

§ 44718 - Structures interfering with air commerce

§ 44719 - Standards for navigational aids

§ 44720 - Meteorological services

§ 44721 - Aeronautical charts and related products and services

§ 44722 - Aircraft operations in winter conditions

§ 44723 - Annual report

§ 46301 - Civil penalties

Public Laws

Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR 821 after this date.

  • 2013-10-24; vol. 78 # 206 - Thursday, October 24, 2013
    1. 78 FR 63438 - Rules of Practice in Air Safety Proceedings
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      NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
      Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period.
      The comment period for the proposed rule published September 19, 2013, at 78 FR 57602, is reopened. Comments must be submitted by November 6, 2013.
      49 CFR Part 821