U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Sep 24, 2023

§ 49.545 - What will be included in the administrative law judge's decision?

(a) The administrative law judge's written decision will set forth:

(1) The findings of fact and conclusions of law;

(2) The reasons and bases for the findings; and

(3) An assessment of the penalty, if any.

(b) The amount of any penalty assessed will:

(1) Be determined in accordance with this subpart and subpart G of this part; and

(2) Not be limited by the amount of the penalty assessed by the Federal land manager under § 49.525 or by any offer of mitigation or remission previously made.

(c) The administrative law judge's decision will become effective 31 days from the date of the written decision unless a timely appeal of the decision is filed under § 49.550.