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§ 13.231 

judge at or before the time specified in 
the subpoena for compliance. The ap-
plicant shall describe, in detail, the 
basis for the application to quash or 
modify the supoena including, but not 
limited to, a statement that the testi-
mony, document, or tangible evidence 
is not relevant to the proceeding, that 
the subpoena is not reasonably tailored 
to the scope of the proceeding, or that 
the subpoena is unreasonable and op-
pressive. A motion to quash or modify 
the subpoena will stay the effect of the 
subpoena pending a decision by the ad-
ministrative law judge on the motion. 

(c)  Enforcement of subpoena. Upon a 

showing that a person has failed or re-
fused to comply with a subpoena, a 
party may apply to the local federal 
district court to seek judicial enforce-
ment of the subpoena in accordance 
with 49 U.S.C. 46104 in cases under the 
Federal aviation statute. 

[Amdt. 13–21, 55 FR 27575, July 3, 1990, as 
amended at 71 FR 70465, Dec. 5, 2006] 

§ 13.229

Witness fees. 

(a)  General.  Unless otherwise author-

ized by the administrative law judge, 
the party who applies for a subpoena to 
compel the attendance of a witness at 
a deposition or hearing, or the party at 
whose request a witness appears at a 
deposition or hearing, shall pay the 
witness fees described in this section. 

(b)  Amount.  Except for an employee 

of the agency who appears at the direc-
tion of the agency, a witness who ap-
pears at a deposition or hearing is enti-
tled to the same fees and mileage ex-
penses as are paid to a witness in a 
court of the United States in com-
parable circumstances. 

§ 13.230


(a)  Exclusive record. The transcript of 

all testimony in the hearing, all exhib-
its received into evidence, and all mo-
tions, applications, requests, and rul-
ings shall constitute the exclusive 
record for decision of the proceedings 
and the basis for the issuance of any 
orders in the proceeding. Any pro-
ceedings regarding the disqualification 
of an administrative law judge shall be 
included in the record. 

(b)  Examination and copying of record. 

Any person may examine the record at 
the Hearing Docket, Federal Aviation 

Administration, 600 Independence Ave-
nue, SW., Wilbur Wright Building— 
Room 2014, Washington, DC 20591. Doc-
uments may also be examined and cop-
ied at the U.S. Department of Trans-
portation, Docket Operations, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Wash-
ington, DC 20590. Any person may have 
a copy of the record after payment of 
reasonable costs to copy the record. 

[Doc. No. 18884, 44 FR 63723, Nov. 5, 1979, as 
amended at 70 FR 8238, Feb. 18, 2005; 72 FR 
68474, Dec. 5, 2007] 

§ 13.231

Argument before the adminis-

trative law judge. 

(a) Arguments during the hearing. Dur-

ing the hearing, the administrative law 
judge shall give the parties a reason-
able opportunity to present arguments 
on the record supporting or opposing 
motions, objections, and rulings if the 
parties request an opportunity for ar-
gument. The administrative law judge 
may request written arguments during 
the hearing if the administrative law 
judge finds that submission of written 
arguments would be reasonable. 

(b) Final oral argument. At the conclu-

sion of the hearing and before the ad-
ministrative law judge issues an initial 
decision in the proceedings, the parties 
are entitled to submit oral proposed 
findings of fact and conclusions of law, 
exceptions to rulings of the adminis-
trative law judge, and supporting argu-
ments for the findings, conclusions, or 
exceptions. At the conclusion of the 
hearing, a party may waive final oral 

(c) Posthearing briefs. The administra-

tive law judge may request written 
posthearing briefs before the adminis-
trative law judge issues an initial deci-
sion in the proceedings if the adminis-
trative law judge finds that submission 
of written arguments would be reason-
able. If a party files a written 
posthearing brief, the party shall in-
clude proposed findings of fact and con-
clusions of law, exceptions to rulings of 
the administrative law judge, and sup-
porting arguments for the findings, 
conclusions, or exceptions. The admin-
istrative law judge shall give the par-
ties a reasonable opportunity, not 
more than 30 days after receipt of the 

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