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14 CFR Ch. I (1–1–18 Edition) 

§ 13.234 

before making a decision on appeal. If 
an issue raised by the FAA decision-
maker requires the consideration of ad-
ditional testimony or evidence, the 
FAA decisionmaker will remand the 
case to the administrative law judge 
for further proceedings and an initial 
decision related to that issue. If an 
issue raised by the FAA decisionmaker 
is solely an issue of law or the issue 
was addressed at the hearing but was 
not raised by a party in the briefs on 
appeal, a remand of the case to the ad-
ministrative law judge for further pro-
ceedings is not required but may be 
provided in the discretion of the FAA 
decisionmaker. 

(2) The FAA decisionmaker will issue 

the final decision and order of the Ad-
ministrator on appeal in writing and 
will serve a copy of the decision and 
order on each party. Unless a petition 
for review is filed pursuant to § 13.235, a 
final decision and order of the Admin-
istrator shall be considered an order 
assessing civil penalty if the FAA deci-
sionmaker finds that an alleged viola-
tion occurred and a civil penalty is 
warranted. 

(3) A final decision and order of the 

Administrator after appeal is precedent 
in any other civil penalty action. Any 
issue, finding or conclusion, order, rul-
ing, or initial decision of an adminis-
trative law judge that has not been ap-
pealed to the FAA decisionmaker is 
not precedent in any other civil pen-
alty action. 

[Amdt. 13–21, 55 FR 27575, July 3, 1990, as 
amended by Amdt. 13–32; 69 FR 59498, Oct. 4, 
2004; 70 FR 13345, Mar. 21, 2005] 

§ 13.234

Petition to reconsider or mod-

ify a final decision and order of the 
FAA decisionmaker on appeal. 

(a)  General.  Any party may petition 

the FAA decisionmaker to reconsider 
or modify a final decision and order 
issued by the FAA decisionmaker on 
appeal from an initial decision. A party 
shall file a petition to reconsider or 
modify with the FAA decisionmaker 
not later than 30 days after service of 
the FAA decisionmaker’s final decision 
and order on appeal and shall serve a 
copy of the petition on each party. The 
FAA decisionmaker will not reconsider 
or modify an initial decision and order 
issued by an administrative law judge 

that has not been appealed by any 
party to the FAA decisionmaker. 

(b) Form and number of copies. A party 

shall file a petition to reconsider or 
modify, in writing, with the FAA deci-
sionmaker. The party shall file the 
original petition with the FAA deci-
sionmaker and shall serve a copy of the 
petition on each party. 

(c) Contents. A party shall state brief-

ly and specifically the alleged errors in 
the final decision and order on appeal, 
the relief sought by the party, and the 
grounds that support, the petition to 
reconsider or modify. 

(1) If the petition is based, in whole 

or in part, on allegations regarding the 
consequences of the FAA decision-
maker’s decision, the party shall de-
scribe these allegations and shall de-
scribe, and support, the basis for the 
allegations. 

(2) If the petition is based, in whole 

or in part, on new material not pre-
viously raised in the proceedings, the 
party shall set forth the new material 
and include affidavits of prospective 
witnesses and authenticated docu-
ments that would be introduced in sup-
port of the new material. The party 
shall explain, in detail, why the new 
material was not discovered through 
due diligence prior to the hearing. 

(d)  Repetitious and frivolous petitions. 

The FAA decisionmaker will not con-
sider repetitious or frivolous petitions. 
The FAA decisionmaker may sum-
marily dismiss repetitious or frivolous 
petitions to reconsider or modify. 

(e)  Reply petitions. Any other party 

may reply to a petition to reconsider 
or modify, not later than 10 days after 
service of the petition on that party, 
by filing a reply with the FAA deci-
sionmaker. A party shall serve a copy 
of the reply on each party. 

(f)  Effect of filing petition. Unless oth-

erwise ordered by the FAA decision-
maker, filing of a petition pursuant to 
this section will not stay or delay the 
effective date of the FAA decision-
maker’s final decision and order on ap-
peal and shall not toll the time allowed 
for judicial review. 

(g) FAA decisionmaker’s decision on pe-

tition. The FAA decisionmaker has sole 
discretion to grant or deny a petition 
to reconsider or modify. The FAA deci-
sionmaker will grant or deny a petition 

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