49 CFR § 98.8 - Decision by examiner.
(a) In a hearing under § 98.7 of this part, the Departmental counsel must establish a violation by a preponderance of the evidence.
(b) The examiner shall make a decision exclusively on matters of record in the proceeding and shall set forth in the decision:
(1) All findings of fact relevant to the matters at issue;
(2) All conclusions of law relevant to the matters at issue; and
(3) The sanction to be imposed, if any.