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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 16.207 

the Director finds noncompliance on 
all identified issues. 

[Amdt. 16–1, 78 FR 56146, Sept. 12, 2013] 

Subpart F—Hearings 

§ 16.201

Notice and order of hearing. 

(a) If a respondent is provided the op-

portunity for hearing in an initial de-
termination and does not waive hear-
ing, the Deputy Chief Counsel within 10 
days after the respondent elects a hear-
ing will issue and serve on the respond-
ent and complainant a hearing order. 
The hearing order will set forth: 

(1) The allegations in the complaint, 

or notice of investigation, and the 
chronology and results of the inves-
tigation preliminary to the hearing; 

(2) The relevant statutory, judicial, 

regulatory, and other authorities; 

(3) The issues to be decided; 
(4) Such rules of procedure as may be 

necessary to supplement the provisions 
of this part; 

(5) The name and address of the per-

son designated as hearing officer, and 
the assignment of authority to the 
hearing officer to conduct the hearing 
in accordance with the procedures set 
forth in this part; and 

(6) The date by which the hearing of-

ficer is directed to issue an initial deci-

(b) Where there are no genuine issues 

of material fact requiring oral exam-
ination of witnesses, the hearing order 
may contain a direction to the hearing 
officer to conduct a hearing by submis-
sion of briefs and oral argument with-
out the presentation of testimony or 
other evidence. 

[Doc. No. 27783, 61 FR 54004, Oct. 16, 1996, as 
amended at Amdt. 16–1, 78 FR 56146, Sept. 12, 

§ 16.202

Powers of a hearing officer. 

In accordance with the rules of this 

subpart, a hearing officer may: 

(a) Give notice of, and hold, pre-

hearing conferences and hearings; 

(b) Administer oaths and affirma-


(c) Issue subpoenas authorized by law 

and issue notices of deposition re-
quested by the parties; 

(d) Limit the frequency and extent of 


(e) Rule on offers of proof; 
(f) Receive relevant and material evi-


(g) Regulate the course of the hear-

ing in accordance with the rules of this 
part to avoid unnecessary and duplica-
tive proceedings in the interest of 
prompt and fair resolution of the mat-
ters at issue; 

(h) Hold conferences to settle or to 

simplify the issues by consent of the 

(i) Dispose of procedural motions and 


(j) Examine witnesses; and 
(k) Make findings of fact and conclu-

sions of law, and issue an initial deci-

§ 16.203

Appearances, parties, and 

rights of parties. 

(a)  Appearances.  Any party may ap-

pear and be heard in person. 

(1) Any party may be accompanied, 

represented, or advised by an attorney 
licensed by a State, the District of Co-
lumbia, or a territory of the United 
States to practice law or appear before 
the courts of that State or territory, or 
by another person authorized by the 
hearing officer to be the party’s rep-

(2) An attorney, or other duly author-

ized representative, who represents a 
party shall file a notice of appearance 
in accordance with § 16.13. 

(b) Parties and agency participation. (1) 

The parties to the hearing are the com-
plainant(s) and respondent(s) named in 
the hearing order, and the agency. The 
style of any pleadings filed under this 
Subpart shall name the respondent as 
the Appellant, and the Federal Avia-
tion Administration as the Agency. 

(2) Unless otherwise specified in the 

hearing order, the agency attorney will 
serve as prosecutor for the agency from 
the date of issuance of the Director’s 
Determination providing an oppor-
tunity for hearing. 

[Doc. No. 27783, 61 FR 54004, Oct. 16, 1996, as 
amended at Amdt. 16–1, 78 FR 56146, Sept. 12, 

§ 16.207

Intervention and other par-


(a) Intervention and participation by 

other persons are permitted only at the 
hearing stage of the complaint process 

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