49 CFR 831.4 - Nature of investigation.

§ 831.4 Nature of investigation.
Accident and incident investigations are conducted by the Board to determine the facts, conditions, and circumstances relating to an accident or incident and the probable cause(s) thereof. These results are then used to ascertain measures that would best tend to prevent similar accidents or incidents in the future. The investigation includes the field investigation (on-scene at the accident, testing, teardown, etc.), report preparation, and, where ordered, a public hearing. The investigation results in Board conclusions issued in the form of a report or “brief” of the incident or accident. Accident/incident investigations are fact-finding proceedings with no formal issues and no adverse parties. They are not subject to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 504 et seq.), and are not conducted for the purpose of determining the rights or liabilities of any person.
[62 FR 3806, Jan. 27, 1997]

Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

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Title 49 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-08-12; vol. 79 # 155 - Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    1. 79 FR 47064 - Investigation Procedures
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      NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
      Notice of proposed rulemaking.
      Comments must be received by October 14, 2014. Comments received after the deadline will be considered to the extent possible.
      49 CFR Part 831