51 U.S. Code § 50912. Administrative hearings and judicial review

(a)Administrative Hearings.—The Secretary of Transportation shall provide an opportunity for a hearing on the record to—
(1)
an applicant under this chapter, for a decision of the Secretary under section 50905(a) or 50906 of this title to issue or transfer a license with terms or deny the issuance or transfer of a license;
(2)
an owner or operator of a payload under this chapter, for a decision of the Secretary under section 50904(c) of this title to prevent the launch or reentry of the payload; and
(3) a licensee under this chapter, for a decision of the Secretary under—
(A)
section 50908(b) or (c) of this title to modify, suspend, or revoke a license; or
(B)
section 50909(a) of this title to prohibit, suspend, or end a launch or operation of a launch site or reentry site, or reentry of a reentry vehicle, licensed by the Secretary.
(b)Judicial Review.—
A final action of the Secretary under this chapter is subject to judicial review as provided in chapter 7 of title 5.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

70110(a)(1)

49 App.:2611(a)(1) (1st sentence).

Oct. 30, 1984, Pub. L. 98–575, § 12, 98 Stat. 3060.

70110(a)(2)

49 App.:2611(a)(1) (last sentence).

70110(a)(3)

49 App.:2611(a)(2).

70110(b)

49 App.:2611(b).

In subsection (a), before clause (1), the words “The Secretary of Transportation shall provide an opportunity for a hearing on the record to” are substituted for “shall be entitled to a determination on the record after an opportunity for a hearing” for consistency in the revised title. The words “in accordance with section 554 of title 5” are omitted for consistency and because 5:554 applies to a hearing on the record unless otherwise stated. In clause (1), the words “and a proposed transferee of a license” are omitted as being included in “applicant”.

In subsection (b), the words “to issue, transfer, deny the issuance or transfer of, suspend, revoke, or modify a license or to terminate, prohibit, or suspend any launch or operation of a launch site licensed by the Secretary or to prevent the launch of a payload” are omitted as surplus.

Amendments

2010—Pub. L. 111–314, § 4(d)(2), (3)(L), successively renumbered section 70110 of title 49 and section 70110 of this title as this section.

Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 111–314, § 4(d)(5)(M), substituted “section 50905(a) or 50906” for “section 70105(a) or 70105a”.

Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 111–314, § 4(d)(5)(N), substituted “section 50904(c)” for “section 70104(c)”.

Subsec. (a)(3)(A). Pub. L. 111–314, § 4(d)(5)(O), substituted “section 50908(b) or (c)” for “section 70107(b) or (c)”.

Subsec. (a)(3)(B). Pub. L. 111–314, § 4(d)(5)(P), substituted “section 50909(a)” for “section 70108(a)”.

2004—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 108–492 inserted “or 70105a” after “70105(a)”.

1998—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 105–303, § 102(a)(10)(A), inserted “or reentry” after “prevent the launch”.

Subsec. (a)(3)(B). Pub. L. 105–303, § 102(a)(10)(B), inserted “or reentry site, or reentry of a reentry vehicle,” after “operation of a launch site”