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PART 502_RULES OF PRACTICE AND
Subpart A-General Information (Rule 1)
602.1 Scope of rules in this part.
602.3 Compliance with rules or orders of
602.4 Authentication of rules or orders of
802.7 Documents in foreign languages.
602.8 Denial of applications and notice
602.9 Suspension, amendment, etc., of
602.10 Waiver of rules in this part.
Subpart B-Appearances and Practice Before the
602.22 Authority for representation.
602.23 Notice of appearance; written ap-
602.24 Practice before the Commission do-
602.25 Presiding oficer defined.
502.27 Persons not attorneys at law.
602.28 Firms and corporations.
602.30 Suspension or disbarment.
502.41 Parties; how designated.
502.43 Substitution of parties.
502.44 Necessary and proper parties 10
certain complaint proceedings.
Subpart D-Rule Making (Rulo 4)
602.51 Petition for issuance, amendment
502.52 Notice of proposed rule making.
+502.53 Participation in rule making.
502.55 Eitective date of rules.
Subpart 6-Proceedings; Pleadings; Motions;
502.63 Reparation, statute of limitations
502.65 Replies to answers not permitted.
502.67 Proceedings under section 3 of tho
502.70 Amendments or supplements to
502.72 Petition for intervention.
602.74 Replies to pleadings, motions, ap-
Subpart Settlement; Prehearing Proceduro
(Rule 6) Sec. 602.91 Opportunity for informal settle
ment. 602.92 Special docket applications. 602.93 Satisfaction of complaint. 502.94 Prebearing conference.
Subpart G-Time (Rulo 7) 802.101 Computation. 502.102 Enlargement of time to ale docu
ments. 502.103 Reduction of time to ale documents. 502.104 Postponement of hearing. 602.106 Waiver of rules governing enlarge
ments of time and postponements
Documents (Rule 8) 802.111 Form and appearance of documento
filed with Commission. 802.112 Subscription and verification of
documents. 602.113 Service by the Commission. 502.114 Service by parties. 502.115 Service on attorney or other rep
resentative. 502.116 Date of service. 602.117 Certidcate of service. 502.118 Copies of documents for use of the
Sec. 602.167 Written evidence. 602.168 Documents containing matter not
material. 502.169 Copies of exhibits. 603.160 Records in other proceedings. 602.161 Commission's files. 602.162 Stipulations. 602.163 Receipt of documents after hearing. 502.164 Oral argument at hearings. 602.165 Oficial transcript. 502.166 Corrections of transcript. 602.167 Objection to public disclosure of in
formation. 602.168 copies of data or evidence. 602.169 Record for decision. 602.170 Disposition of communications ex
traneous to the record. Subpart K-Shortened Procedure (Rule 111 502.181 Selection of cases for shortened
procedure; consent required. 502.182 Complaint and memorandum of
facts and arguments. 502.183 Respondent's answering memoran.
dum. 602.184 Complainant's memorandum
reply. 502.186 Service of memoranda upon and by
interveners. 502.186 Contents of memoranda. 502.187 Procedure after filing of memo
Subpart 1—Subpenas (Rulo 9) 602.131 Requests; issuance. 502.182 Motions to quash or modify. 602.183 Attendance and mileage fees. 602.184 Service of subpenas. 602.186 Subpena of Commission employees,
documents or things. 602.186 Witnesses and evidence located in
a foreign country.
Evidence (Rule 10) 802.141 Hearings not required by statuto. 802.142 Hearings required by statute. 602.143 Notice of nature of bearing, Juris.
diction, and issues. 602.144 Notice of time and place of hearing 502.146 Presiding oficer. 602.146 Commencement of functions of Ad
ministrative Law Judge. 602.147 Functions and powers. 602.148 Consolidation of proceedings. 602.149 Disqualification of presiding or par
ticipating officer. 502 Further vidence required by pro
siding officer during hearing. 802.161 Exceptions to rulings of presiding
Subpart 1 Depositions, Written Interrogatorios,
and Discovery (Rulo 12) 502.201 General. 502.202 Persons before whom depositions
may be taken. 502.203 Use of depositions at hearings. 502.204 Depositions upon oral examination. 502.205 Depositions of witnesses upon writ
ten Interrogatories. 502.206 Interrogatories to parties. 502.207 Production of documents and things
and entry upon land for inspec
tion purposes. 502.208 Requests for Admission. 502.209 Use of discovery procedures directed
to the Commission. 602.210 Refusal to make discovery: con
sequences. 502.211 Witnesses and evidence located in a
Decisions; Exceptions (Rule 13) 502.221 Briefs; request for findings. 502.222 Requests for enlargement of time
oficer unnecessary. 602.162 Offer of proof. 802.163 Appeal from ruling of presiding
officer. 802.184 Rights of parties as to presentation
of evidence. 602.165 Burden of proof. 602.166 Evidence e.dmissible.
for filing briefs. 502.223 Decisions-Administrative Law
Judges. 602.224 Separation of functions. 502.226 Decisions contents and service. 502.226 Decision based on oticial notice;
public documents. 502.227 Exceptions to decisions; replios
thereto; and review of decisions by Commission.
Bec. 602.228 Request for enlargement of time for
filing exceptions and replies
thereto. 602.229 Certification of record by presiding
or other ofcer. 502.230 Reopening by presiding oficer or
commission. Subpart 1-Oral Argument; Submission for Final
Decision (Rule 141 602.241 Oral argument. 602.242 Submission to Commission for Opal
decision. 502.243 Participation of absent Commis
Subpart O-Reparation (Rulo 15) 602.261 Proof on award of reparation. 602.252 Reparation statements. Subpart P- Reconsideration of Proceedings
(Rulo 16) 602.261 Petitions. 602.262 Reply.
Subpart Q-Schedules and Forms (Rule 17) 602.271 Schedule of information for prosen
tation in regulatory cases; apo
(Rule 18) 502.281 Investigational policy. 502.282 Initiation of Investigations. 502.283 Order of Investigation. 502.284 By whom conducted. 602.285 Investigational hearings. 502.286 Compulsory processes. 602.287 Depositions. 502.288 Reports. 502.289 Noncompliance with investigational
processes. 602,290 Rights of witness. 602.291 Nonpublic proceedings. Subpart SInformal Procedure for Adjudication
of Small Claims (Rule 19) 602.801 Policy. 602.302 Limitation of actions. 602.303 Overcharges and damages defined. 602.804 Procedure. Subpart T-Formal Procedure for Adjudication
of Small Claims (Rule 201 602.811 Applicability. 502.312 Answer to complaint. 502.318 Reply of complainant. 602.314 Additional information. 602.815. Request for oral bearing. 602.316 Intervention. 502.317 Oral argument. 602.818 Decisions. 602.819 Date of service and computation of
time. 602.320 Service. 602.321 Applicability of other rules of this
part. Appendix A. Appendix B.
Subpart U—Conciliation Service (Rule 21) 502.401 Definitions. 502.402 Policy. 502.403 Persons eligible for service. 502.404 Procedures. 502.405 Assignment of conciliators. 502.406 Opinions.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 502 Issued under secs. 204(b), 49 Stat. 1987, secs. 3, 4, 12, 80 Stat. 383, secs. 22, 43, 39 Stat. 736, 75 Stat. 766; 46 U.S.C. 1114(b), 5 U.S.C. 562, 553, 559, 46 U.S.C. 820, 841a, unless otherwise noted.
SOURCE: The provisions of subparts A to R contained in General Order 16, 30 F.R. 13604, Oct. 26, 1965, as amended by Amdt. 10, 37 F.R. 19135, Sept. 19, 1972, unless otherwise noted.
The provisions of Subparts 8 and T (including Appendixes A and B) contained in General Order 16, 32 F.R. 7455, May 19, 1967, as amended by Amdt. 10, 37 F.R. 19135, Sept. 19, 1972, unless otherwise noted.
The provisions of Subpart U contained in General Order 16, Amdt. 8, 83 F.R. 11081, Aug. 3, 1968, unless otherwise noted. Subpart A-General Information
(Rule 1) $ 502.1 Scope of rules in this part.
The rules in this part govern procedure before the Federal Maritime Commisston, hereinafter referred to as the "Commission," under the Shipping Act, 1916, Merchant Marine Act, 1920, Intercoastal Shipping Act, 1933, Merchant Marine Act, 1936, Administrative Procedure Act, and related acts, except that Subpart R (Rule 18) of this part does not apply to proceedings subject to sections 7 and 8 of the Administrative Procedure Act, which are to be governed only by Subparts A to Q (Rules 1 to 17) in. clusive, of this part. They shall be construed to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every proceeding. [Rule 1(a).) $ 502.2 Mailing address; hours.
Documents required to be filed in, and correspondence relating to, proceedings governed by the rules in this part should be addressed to "Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, D.C., 20573.” The hours of the Commission are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, inclusive, unless otherwise provided by statute or executive order. (Rule 1(b).) (G.O. 16, 80 FR. 18604, Oct. 26, 1965, as amended by Amdt. 8, 86 F.R. 6761, Apr. 29.. 1970]
8 502.3 Compliance with rules or orders 8 502.10 Waiver of rules in this part. of Commission.
Except to the extent that such waiver Persons named in a rule or order shall would be inconsistent with any statute, notify the Commission during business any of the rules in this part, except hours on or before the day on which such $ 502.153 (Rule 10(m)), may be waived rule or order becomes effective whether by the Commission or the presiding ofithey have complied therewith, and if so, cer in any particular case to prevent unthe manner in which compliance has due hardship, manifest injustice, or if been made. If a change in rates is re- the expeditious conduct of business so required, the notification shall specify the quires. (Rule 1(j).) tariffs which effect the changes. (Rule 1(c).)
Subpart B/Appearances and Prac
tice Before the Commission (Rule 2). 8 502.4 Authentication of rules or or ders of the Commission.
8 502.21 Appearance. All rules or orders issued by the Com.
(a) Parties. A party may appear in mission, in any proceeding covered by the person or by an officer, partner, or regurules in this part shall, unless otherwise lar employee of the party, or by or with specifically provided, be signed and au
counsel or other duly qualified reprethenticated by seal by the Secretary of
sentative, in any proceeding under the the Commission in the name of the Com
rules in this part. Any party or his mission. [Rule 1(d).)
representative may testify, produce and
examine witnesses, and be heard upon 502.7 Documents in foreign languages. brief and at oral argument if oral argu
Every document, exbibit, or other pa- ment is granted. per written in a language other than (b) Persons not parties. One who English and filed with the Commission appears in person before the Commission or offered in evidence in any proceeding or a representative thereof, either by before the Commission under the rules compulsion from, or request or permisin this part or in response to any rule sion of the Commission, shall be accorded or order of the Commission pursuant to
the right to be accompanied, represented, the rules in this part, shall be filed or and advised by counsel. [Rule 2(a).) offered in the language in which it is
$ 502.22 Authority for representation. written and shall be accompanied by an English translation thereof duly verified
Any individual acting in a representaunder oath to be an accurate translation.
tive capacity in any proceeding before (Rule 1(g).)
the Commission may be required to show
his authority to act in such capacity 8 502.8 Denial of applications and no- (Rule 2(b).] tice thereof.
8 502.23 Notice of appearance; written Except in affirming a prior denial or
appearance; substitutions. where the denial is self-explanatory,
(a) Within twenty (20) days after prompt written notice will be given of the
service of an order or complaint Instidenial in whole or in part of any written
tuting a proceeding, complainants, reapplication, petition, or other request
spondents, and/or petitioners named made in connection with any proceeding therein shall notify the Commission of under the rules in this part, such notice the name(s) and address(es) of the perto be accompanied by a simple statement son or persons who will represent them of procedural or other grounds for the in the pending proceeding. Each person denial, and of any other or further ad. who appears at a hearing shall deliver a ministrative remedies or recourse appli
written notice of appearance to the recant may have where the denial is based
porter, stating for whom the appearance on procedural grounds. (Rule 1(h).)
is made. All appearances shall be noted
in the record. Petitions to Intervene 8 502.9 Suspension, amendment, etc., of shall indicate the name(8) and adrules in this part.
dress(es) of the person or persons who The rules in this part may, from time will represent the intervener in the pendto time, be suspended, amended, or re- ing proceeding if the Petition to Intervoked, in whole or in part. Notice of any vene is granted. If an attorney or other such action will be published in the representative of record is superseded, FEDERAL REGISTER. (Rule 1(1).]
there shall be filed a stipulation of substitution signed both by the attorney(s) or sesses the necessary legal, technical, or representative(s) and by the party, or a other qualifications to enable him to written notice from the client to the render valuable service before the Com. Commission.
mission and is otherwise competent to (b) A form of Notice of Appearance is advise and assist in the presentation of set forth in Appendix II (6) of the rules matters before the Commission. Apin this part. This form also contains a plications by persons not attorneys at request and authorization for counsel to law for admission to practice before the be notified immediately of the service of Commission shall be made on the forms decisions of the presiding officer and the prescribed therefor, which may be obCommission by collect telephone call or tained from the Secretary of the comtelegram. Copies of this form may be mission, and shall be addressed to the obtained from the Ofice of the Federal Maritime Commission, WashingSecretary. [Rule 2(c).)
ton, D.C., 20573. No person who is not (G.O. 16, Amdt. 2, 83 PR. 9401, June 27, 1968] an attorney at law and whose application
has not been approved shall be permitted 8 502.24 Practice before the Commis
to practice before the Commission. This sion defined.
provision and the provisions of 88 502.28 Practice before the Commission shall (Rule 2(h)), 502.29 (Rule 2(1)), and be deemed to comprehend all matters 502.30 (Rule 2(1)), shall not apply, howconnected with the presentation of any ever, to any person who appears before matter to the Commission, including the the Commission on his own behalf or on preparation and filing of necessary docu- behalf of any corporation, partnership, ments, and correspondence with and or association of which he is a partner, communications to the Commission. oficer, or regular employee. [Rule The term “Commission" as used herein 2(g).) includes any division, ofice, branch, section, unit, or field office of the Federal
8 502.28 Firms and corporations. Maritime Commission and any officer or Practice before the Commission by employee of such division, ofice, branch, firms or corporations on behalf of others section, unit, or field office. (Rule 2(d).) shall not be permitted. (Rule 2(h).) 8 502.25 Presiding officer defined. 8 502.29 Hearings.
"Presiding officer" means and shall in. The Commission in its discretion may clude (a) any one or more of the mem- call upon the applicant for a full statebers of the Commission (not including ment of the nature and extent of his the Commission when sitting as such), qualifications. If the Commission is not (b) one or more Administrative Law satisfied as to the sufficiency of the apJudges or (c) one or more officers au- plicant's qualifications, it will so notify thorized by the Commission to conduct him by registered mail, whereupon he nonadjudicatory proceedings when duly shall be granted a hearing upon request designated to preside at such proceed- for the purpose of showing his qualificaings. (Rule 2(e).)
tions. If he presents to the Commission 8 502.26. Attorneys at law.
no request for such hearing within twenty Attorneys at law who are admitted to
(20) days after receiving the notification practice before the Federal courts or be
above referred to, his application shall fore the courts of any State or Territory
be acted upon without further notice. of the United States may practice before
[Rule 2(1).) the Commission. An attorney's own rep- 8 502.30 Suspension or disbarment. resentation that he is such in good standing before any of the courts herein
The Commission may, deny admission referred to will be sufficient proof thereof,
to, suspend, or disbar any person from
practice before the Commission who it I made in writing and filed with the Secretary. (Rule 2(1).]
finds does not possess the requisite quali
fications to represent others or is lack. 8 502.27 Persons not attorneys at law. ing in character, integrity, or proper
Any person who is not an attorney at professional conduct. Any person who law may be admitted to practice before has been admitted to practice before the the Commission if he is a citizen of the Commission may be disbarred from such United States and files proof to the satis- practice only after he is afforded an faction of the Commission that he pos- opportunity to be heard. (Rule 2(1).)