Sec. 13.203 - Separation of functions.
(a) Civil penalty proceedings, including hearings, shall be prosecuted by an agency attorney.
(b) An agency employee engaged in the performance of investigative or prosecutorial functions in a civil penalty action shall not, in that case or a factually-related case, participate or give advice in a decision by the administrative law judge or by the FAA decisionmaker on appeal, except as counsel or a witness in the public proceedings.
(c) The Chief Counsel, the Assistant Chief Counsel for Litigation, the Special Counsel and Director of Civil Penalty Adjudications, or an attorney on the staff of either the Assistant Chief Counsel for Litigation or the Special Counsel and Director of Civil Penalty Adjudications, will advise the FAA decisionmaker regarding an initial decision or any appeal of a civil penalty action to the FAA decisionmaker.
[Amdt. 13-21, 55 FR 27575, July 3, 1990, as amended by Amdt. 13-24, 58 FR 50241, Sept. 24, 1993]