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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule; technical amendment.

SUMMARY:

The FAA has a Web site that provides access to many documents relating to the agency's administrative adjudication of civil penalty cases. Currently, the address provided in the regulations for the civil penalty adjudication Web site is incorrect. In this rulemaking, we are amending the regulations to substitute the correct Web site address.

DATES:

This rule is effective on March 29, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sheila Skojec, Office of the Chief Counsel, Adjudication Branch, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 20591; telephone 202/385-8228.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The FAA assesses civil penalties for violations of certain provisions of the Federal aviation statute and the Federal hazardous materials transportation statute. The rules of practice in 14 CFR 13.16 and 14 CFR part 13, subpart G (14 CFR 13.201-13.235) govern these proceedings involving the adjudication of civil penalties.

The agency has a Web site containing documents relating to the agency's adjudication of civil penalties. These documents include decisions and orders issued by the Administrator, indexes of decisions, contact information for the Hearing Docket and the administrative law judges, the rules of practice, and other information.

We recently discovered that the address for the Web site set forth in 14 CFR 13.210 is incorrect. As a result, we are amending the rules to correct this problem.

This Rulemaking

FAA Civil Penalty Adjudication Web Site. We are amending section 13.210 to correct the Web site address for the FAA civil penalty adjudication Web site. The correct address is: http://www.faa.gov/​about/​office_​org/​headquarters_​offices/​agc/​pol_​adjudication/​AGC400/​Civil_​Penalty.

Procedural Matters

In general, under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553, agencies must publish regulations for public comment and give the public at least 30 days notice before adopting regulations. There is an exception to these requirements if the agency for good cause finds that notice and public comment are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. In this case, the FAA finds that notice and comment requirements are unnecessary due to the administrative nature of the change. It is in the public interest for the Rules of Practice to provide the correct address for the civil penalty adjudication Web site as soon as possible.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 13

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The Amendments

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Accordingly, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 13 of the Federal Aviation Regulations as follows:

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PART 13—INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES

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1. The authority section for part 13 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 18 U.S.C. 6002; 28 U.S.C. 2461 (note); 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 5121-5128, 40113-40114, 44103-44106, 44702-44703, 44709-44710, 44713, 46101-46111, 46301, 46302 (for a violation of 49 U.S.C. 46504), 46304-46316, 46318, 46501-46502, 46504-46507, 47106, 47107, 47111, 47122, 47306, 47531-47532; 49 CFR 1.47.

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2. Amend § 13.210 by revising paragraphs (e)(2) to read as follows:

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Filing of documents.
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(2) Decisions and orders issued by the Administrator in civil penalty cases, indexes of decisions, contact information for the FAA Hearing Docket and the administrative law judges, the rules of practice, and other information are available on the FAA civil penalty adjudication Web site at: http://www.faa.gov/​about/​office_​org/​headquarters_​offices/​agc/​pol_​adjudication/​AGC400/​Civil_​Penalty.

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Issued in Washington, DC on March 23, 2007.

Rebecca MacPherson,

Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulations.

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[FR Doc. 07-1524 Filed 3-28-07; 8:45 am]

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