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(3) Ex parte communications regard-

ing solely matters of agency procedure 
or practice are not prohibited by this 
section. 

[Doc. No. 27783, 61 FR 54004, Oct. 16, 1996. Re-
designated at Amdt. 16–1, 78 FR 56148, Sept. 
12, 2013] 

§ 16.303

Procedures for handling ex 

parte communications. 

A decisional employee who receives 

or who makes or knowingly causes to 
be made a communication prohibited 
by § 16.303 shall place in the public 
record of the proceeding: 

(a) All such written communications; 
(b) Memoranda stating the substance 

of all such oral communications; and 

(c) All written responses, and memo-

randa stating the substance of all oral 
responses, to the materials described in 
paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section. 

[Doc. No. 27783, 61 FR 54004, Oct. 16, 1996. Re-
designated at Amdt. 16–1, 78 FR 56148, Sept. 
12, 2013] 

§ 16.305

Requirement to show cause 

and imposition of sanction. 

(a) Upon receipt of a communication 

knowingly made or knowingly caused 
to be made by a party in violation of 
§ 16.303, the Associate Administrator or 
his designee or the hearing officer may, 
to the extent consistent with the inter-
ests of justice and the policy of the un-
derlying statutes, require the party to 
show cause why his or her claim or in-
terest in the proceeding should not be 
dismissed, denied, disregarded, or oth-
erwise adversely affected on account of 
such violation. 

(b) The Associate Administrator 

may, to the extent consistent with the 
interests of justice and the policy of 
the underlying statutes administered 
by the FAA, consider a violation of 
this subpart sufficient grounds for a de-
cision adverse to a party who has 
knowingly committed such violation or 
knowingly caused such violation to 
occur. 

[Doc. No. 27783, 61 FR 54004, Oct. 16, 1996. Re-
designated at Amdt. 16–1, 78 FR 56148, Sept. 
12, 2013] 

PART 17—PROCEDURES FOR PRO-

TESTS AND CONTRACT DISPUTES 

Subpart A—General 

Sec. 
17.1

Applicability. 

17.3

Definitions. 

17.5

Delegation of authority. 

17.7

Filing and computation of time. 

17.9

Protective orders. 

Subpart B—Protests 

17.11

Matters not subject to protest. 

17.13

Dispute resolution process for pro-

tests. 

17.15

Filing a protest. 

17.17

Initial protest procedures. 

17.19

Motions practice and dismissal or 

summary decision of protests. 

17.21

Adjudicative Process for protests. 

17.23

Protest remedies. 

Subpart C—Contract Disputes 

17.25

Dispute resolution process for con-

tract disputes. 

17.27

Filing a contract dispute. 

17.29

Informal resolution period. 

17.31

Dismissal or summary decision of con-

tract disputes. 

17.33

Adjudicative Process for contract dis-

putes. 

Subpart D—Alternative Dispute Resolution 

17.35

Use of alternative dispute resolution. 

17.37

Election of alternative dispute resolu-

tion process. 

17.39

Confidentiality of ADR. 

Subpart E—Finality and Review 

17.41

Final orders. 

17.43

Judicial review. 

17.45

Conforming amendments. 

17.47

Reconsideration. 

Subpart F—Other Matters 

17.49

Sanctions. 

17.51

Decorum and professional conduct. 

17.53

Orders and subpoenas for testimony 

and document production. 

17.55

Standing orders of the ODRA director. 

Subpart G—Pre-Disputes 

17.57

Dispute resolution process for Pre-dis-

putes. 

17.59

Filing a Pre-dispute. 

17.61

Use of alternative dispute resolution. 

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