14 CFR § 302.2 - Definitions.
Administrative law judge as used in this part means an administrative law judge appointed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3105.
DOT Decisionmaker as used in this part is the official authorized to issue final decisions of the Department as set forth in § 302.18. This includes the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, the senior career official in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, the Deputy Secretary, and the Secretary.
Non-hearing case means any proceeding not involving oral evidentiary procedures.
Party as used in this part includes the person initiating a proceeding, such as an applicant, complainant, or petitioner; any person filing an answer to such filing; and any other persons as set forth in § 302.10.