15 CFR 785.1 - Scope and definitions.
(a) Scope. This Part 785 describes the sanctions that apply to violations of the Act and the APR. It also establishes detailed administrative procedures for certain violations of the Act. Violations for which the statutory basis is the Act are set forth in § 785.2 of the APR. BIS investigates these violations, prepares charges, provides legal representation to the U.S. Government, negotiates settlements, and initiates and resolves proceedings. The administrative procedures applicable to these violations are described in §§ 785.3 through 785.19 of the APR.
(b) Definitions. The following are definitions of terms as used only in part 785 of the APR. For definitions of terms applicable to parts 781 through 786 of the APR, unless otherwise noted in this paragraph or elsewhere in the APR, see part 781 of the APR.
The Act. The U.S. Additional Protocol Implementation Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-401, 120 Stat. 2726 (December 18, 2006)).
Final decision. A decision or order assessing a civil penalty, or otherwise disposing of or dismissing a case, which is not subject to further administrative review, but which may be subject to collection proceedings or judicial review in an appropriate Federal court as authorized by law.
Recommended decision. A decision of the administrative law judge in proceedings involving violations of part 785 that is subject to review by the Secretary of Commerce, or a designated United States Government official.
Respondent. Any person named as the subject of a letter of intent to charge, a Notice of Violation and Assessment (NOVA), or order.
Under Secretary, Bureau of Industry and Security. The Under Secretary, Bureau of Industry and Security, United States Department of Commerce.