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General Counsel’s Enforcement Memorandum

On February 15, 2019, the Department of Transportation General Counsel issued a memorandum to Secretarial officers and the heads of the operating administrations, entitled “Procedural Requirements for DOT Enforcement Actions.”  This memorandum clarifies the procedural requirements governing enforcement actions initiated by the Department of Transportation, including administrative enforcement proceedings and judicial enforcement actions brought in Federal court.  The purpose of this memorandum is to ensure that DOT enforcement actions satisfy principles of due process and remain lawful, reasonable, and consistent with Administration policy. 

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