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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 13.15 

Subpart C—Legal Enforcement 


§ 13.13

Consent orders. 

(a) At any time before the issuance of 

an order under this subpart, the official 
who issued the notice and the person 
subject to the notice may agree to dis-
pose of the case by the issuance of a 
consent order by the official. 

(b) A proposal for a consent order, 

submitted to the official who issued 
the notice, under this section must in-

(1) A proposed order; 
(2) An admission of all jurisdictional 


(3) An express waiver of the right to 

further procedural steps and of all 
rights to judicial review; and 

(4) An incorporation by reference of 

the notice and an acknowledgment 
that the notice may be used to con-
strue the terms of the order. 

(c) If the issuance of a consent order 

has been agreed upon after the filing of 
a request for hearing in accordance 
with subpart D of this part, the pro-
posal for a consent order shall include 
a request to be filed with the Hearing 
Officer withdrawing the request for a 
hearing and requesting that the case be 

§ 13.14

Civil penalties: General. 

(a) Any person who violates any of 

the following statutory provisions, or 
any rule, regulation, or order issued 
thereunder, is subject to a civil penalty 
of not more than the amount specified 
in 49 U.S.C. chapter 463 for each viola-

(1) Chapter 401 (except sections 

40103(a) and (d), 40105, 40116, and 40117); 

(2) Chapter 441 (except section 44109); 
(3) Section 44502(b) or (c); 
(4) Chapter 447 (except sections 44717 

and 44719–44723); 

(5) Chapter 451; 
(6) Sections 46301(b), 46302 (for a vio-

lation of 49 U.S.C. 46504), or 46318; 

(7) Section 47107(b); or 
(8) Sections 47528 through 47530. 
(b) Any person who knowingly com-

mits an act in violation of 49 U.S.C. 
chapter 51 or a regulation prescribed or 
order issued under that chapter, is sub-
ject to a civil penalty under 49 U.S.C. 

(c) The minimum and maximum 

amounts of civil penalties for viola-
tions of the statutory provisions speci-
fied in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this 
section, or rules, regulations, or orders 
issued thereunder, are periodically ad-
justed for inflation in accordance with 
the formula established in 28 U.S.C. 
2461 note and implemented in 14 CFR 
part 13, subpart H. 

[Amdt. 13–32; 69 FR 59495, Oct. 4, 2004; Amdt. 
13–32; 70 FR 1813, Jan. 11, 2005; 71 FR 70464, 
Dec. 5, 2006] 

§ 13.15

Civil penalties: Other than by 

administrative assessment. 

(a) The FAA uses the procedures in 

this section when it seeks a civil pen-
alty other than by the administrative 
assessment procedures in §§ 13.16 or 

(b) The authority of the Adminis-

trator, under 49 U.S.C. chapter 463, to 
seek a civil penalty for a violation 
cited in § 13.14(a), and the ability to 
refer cases to the United States Attor-
ney General, or the delegate of the At-
torney General, for prosecution of civil 
penalty actions sought by the Adminis-
trator is delegated to the Chief Coun-
sel; the Deputy Chief Counsel for Oper-
ations; the Assistant Chief Counsel for 
Enforcement; the Assistant Chief 
Counsel, Europe, Africa, and Middle 
East Area Office; the Regional Counsel; 
the Aeronautical Center Counsel; and 
the Technical Center Counsel. This del-
egation applies to cases involving: 

(1) An amount in controversy in ex-

cess of: 

(i) $50,000, if the violation was com-

mitted by any person before December 
12, 2003; 

(ii) $400,000, if the violation was com-

mitted by a person other than an indi-
vidual or small business concern on or 
after December 12, 2003; 

(iii) $50,000, if the violation was com-

mitted by an individual or small busi-
ness concern on or after December 12, 
2003; or 

(2) An in rem action, seizure of air-

craft subject to lien, suit for injunctive 
relief, or for collection of an assessed 
civil penalty. 

(c) The Administrator may com-

promise any civil penalty proposed 
under this section, before referral to 
the United States Attorney General, or 

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