- Part Number:1986
- Part Number Title:Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Seamans Protection Act (SPA), As Amended
- Subpart:1986 Subpart B
- Subpart Title:Litigation
- Standard Number:
- Title:Role of Federal agencies.
- GPO Source:
If the Assistant Secretary assumes the role of prosecuting party in accordance with paragraph (a)(1) of this section, he or she may, upon written notice to the ALJ or the Administrative Review Board (ARB), as the case may be, and the other parties, withdraw as the prosecuting party in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion. If the Assistant Secretary withdraws, the complainant will become the prosecuting party and the ALJ or the ARB, as the case may be, will issue appropriate orders to regulate the course of future proceedings.
[78 FR 8402, February 6, 2013; 81 FR 63412, September 15, 2016]