49 CFR 190.209 - Response options.
Within 30 days of receipt of a notice of probable violation, the respondent shall respond to the Regional Director who issued the notice in the following way:
(1) Pay the proposed civil penalty as provided in § 190.227 and close the case with prejudice to the respondent;
(2) Submit written explanations, information or other materials in answer to the allegations or in mitigation of the proposed civil penalty; or
(3) Request a hearing under § 190.211.
(2) Request the execution of a consent order under § 190.219;
(3) Object to the proposed compliance order and submit written explanations, information or other materials in answer to the allegations in the notice of probable violation; or
(4) Request a hearing under § 190.211.
(c) Failure of the respondent to respond in accordance with paragraph (a) of this section or, when applicable, paragraph (c) of this section, constitutes a waiver of the right to contest the allegations in the notice of probable violation and authorizes the Associate Administrator, OPS, without further notice to the respondent, to find facts to be as alleged in the notice of probable violation and to issue a final order under § 190.213.
(d) All materials submitted by operators in response to enforcement actions may be placed on publicly accessible Web sites. A Respondent that seeks confidential treatment under 5 U.S.C. 552(b) for any portion of its responsive materials must provide a second copy of such materials along with the complete original document. A Respondent may redact the portions it believes qualify for confidential treatment in the second copy but must provide an explanation for each redaction.
Title 49 published on 2014-10-01
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