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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 13.27 

fine of not more than $25,000, imprison-
ment for not more than five years, or 
both, for any person who willfully vio-
lates a provision of that Act or a regu-
lation or order issued under it. 

(b) If an inspector or other employee 

of the FAA becomes aware of a possible 
violation of any criminal provision of 
the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (ex-
cept a violation of section 902 (i) 
through (m) which is reported directly 
to the Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion), or of the Hazardous Materials 
Transportation Act, relating to the 
transportation or shipment by air of 
hazardous materials, he or she shall re-
port it to the Office of the Chief Coun-
sel or the Regional Counsel or Assist-
ant Chief Counsel for the region or area 
concerned. If appropriate, that office 
refers the report to the Department of 
Justice for criminal prosecution of the 
offender. If such an inspector or other 
employee becomes aware of a possible 
violation of a Federal statute that is 
within the investigatory jurisdiction of 
another Federal agency, he or she shall 
immediately report it to that agency 
according to standard FAA practices. 

[Doc. No. 18884, 44 FR 63723, Nov. 5, 1979, as 
amended by Amdt. 13–19, 54 FR 39290, Sept. 
25, 1989; Amdt. 13–29, 62 FR 46866, Sept. 4, 

§ 13.25


(a) Whenever it is determined that a 

person has engaged, or is about to en-
gage, in any act or practice consti-
tuting a violation of the Federal Avia-
tion Act of 1958, or any regulation or 
order issued under it for which the 
FAA exercises enforcement responsi-
bility, or, with respect to the transpor-
tation or shipment by air of any haz-
ardous materials, in any act or prac-
tice constituting a violation of the 
Hazardous Materials Transportation 
Act, or any regulation or order issued 
under it for which the FAA exercises 
enforcement responsibility, the Chief 
Counsel, the Assistant Chief Counsel, 
Enforcement, the Assistant Chief 
Counsel, Regulations, the Assistant 
Chief Counsel, Europe, Africa, and Mid-
dle East Area Office, each Regional 
Counsel, and the Aeronautical Center 
Counsel may request the United States 
Attorney General, or the delegate of 
the Attorney General, to bring an ac-

tion in the appropriate United States 
District Court for such relief as is nec-
essary or appropriate, including man-
datory or prohibitive injunctive relief, 
interim equitable relief, and punitive 
damages, as provided by section 1007 of 
the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 
U.S.C. 1487) and section 111(a) of the 
Hazardous Materials Transportation 
Act (49 U.S.C. 1810). 

(b) Whenever it is determined that 

there is substantial likelihood that 
death, serious illness, or severe per-
sonal injury, will result from the trans-
portation by air of a particular haz-
ardous material before an order of com-
pliance proceeding, or other adminis-
trative hearing or formal proceeding to 
abate the risk of the harm can be com-
pleted, the Chief Counsel, the Assistant 
Chief Counsel, Enforcement, the As-
sistant Chief Counsel, Regulations, the 
Assistant Chief Counsel, Europe, Afri-
ca, and Middle East Area Office, each 
Regional Counsel, and the Aero-
nautical Center Counsel may bring, or 
request the United States Attorney 
General to bring, an action in the ap-
propriate United States District Court 
for an order suspending or restricting 
the transportation by air of the haz-
ardous material or for such other order 
as is necessary to eliminate or amelio-
rate the imminent hazard, as provided 
by section 111(b) of the Hazardous Ma-
terials Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. 

[Doc. No. 18884, 44 FR 63723, Nov. 5, 1979, as 
amended by Amdt. 13–19, 54 FR 39290, Sept. 
25, 1989; Amdt. 13–29, 62 FR 46866, Sept. 4, 

§ 13.27

Final order of Hearing Officer 

in certificate of aircraft registration 

(a) If, in proceedings under section 

501(b) of the Federal Aviation Act of 
1958 (49 U.S.C. 1401), the Hearing Officer 
determines that the aircraft is ineli-
gible for a Certificate of Aircraft Reg-
istration, the Hearing Officer shall sus-
pend or revoke the respondent’s certifi-
cate, as proposed in the notice of pro-
posed certificate action. 

(b) If the final order of the Hearing 

Officer makes a decision on the merits, 
it shall contain a statement of the 
findings and conclusions of law on all 
material issues of fact and law. If the 

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