33 CFR 1.07-5 - Definitions.
(a) The term District Commander, when used in this subpart, means the District Commander, or any person under the District Commander's command, delegated to carry out the provisions of § 1.07-10(b).
(b) The term Hearing Officer means a Coast Guard officer or employee who has been delegated the authority to assess civil penalties.
(c) The term issuing officer means any qualified Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer.
(d) The term Notice of Violation means a notification of violation and preliminary assessment of penalty, given to a party, in accordance with § 1.07-11.
(e) The term party means the person alleged to have violated a statute or regulation to which a civil penalty applies and includes an individual or public or private corporation, partnership or other association, or a governmental entity.