(a) As used in this part:

Terms Used In 49 CFR 511.3

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.

(1) The term application means an ex parte request by a party for an order that may be granted or denied without opportunity for response by any other party.

(2) The term NHTSA means the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

(3) The term Administrator means the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

(4) The term Complaint Counsel means prosecuting counsel for the NHTSA.

(5) The term motion means a request by a party for a ruling or order that may be granted or denied only after opportunity for response by each affected party.

(6) The term party means the NHTSA, and any person named as a respondent in a proceeding governed by this part.

(7) The term person means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, public or private organization, or Federal, State or municipal governmental entity.

(8) The term petition means a written request, made by a person or a party and addressed to the Presiding Officer or the Administrator, that the addressee take some action.

(9) The term Presiding Officer means the person who conducts an adjudicative hearing under this part, who shall be an administrative law judge qualified under title 5, U.S.C., section 3105 and assigned by the Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Hearings, United States Department of Transportation.

(10) The term Respondent means any person against whom a complaint has been issued.

(11) The term Office of Hearings means the Officer of Hearings, Department of Transportation.

(12) The term staff means the staff of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

(13) The term Chief Administrative Law Judge means the Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Hearings, Department of Transportation.

(14) The term Docket Section means the Docket Section, Office of the Secretary of Transportation.

[45 FR 81578, Dec. 11, 1980, as amended at 53 FR 15782, May 3, 1988]