See References in Text note below.
committed by the individual.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source section (U.S. Code)



Section 7702(a) provides that Sections 551–559 of title 5 of the United States Code shall apply to each involving the suspension or revocation of a license, certificate, or document.

Subsection (b) allows an individual whose license, certificate, or document has been suspended or revoked to appeal it to the Secretary within 30 days.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

Section 205(a)(3)(A) or (B) of that Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), means section 205(a)(3)(A), (B) of the National Driver Register Act of 1982, Pub. L. 97–364, which was set out in a note under section 401 of Title 23, Highways, and was repealed and restated in section 30304 of Title 49, Transportation, by Pub. L. 103–272, §§ 1(e), 7(b), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 975, 1379.


2018—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 115–232 substituted “section 30305(b)(7) of title 49” for “section 206(b)(4) of the National Driver Register Act of 1982 (23 U.S.C. 401 note)”.

2004—Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 108–293, § 407(1), substituted “if—” for “if, when acting under the authority of that license, certificate, or document—” in introductory provisions.

Subsec.(d)(1)(B)(i). Pub. L. 108–293, § 407(2), inserted “, while acting under the authority of that license, certificate, or document,” after “has”.

Subsec. (d)(1)(B)(iii). Pub. L. 108–293, § 609(2), substituted “section 30304(a)(3)(A) or (B) of title 49” for “section 205(a)(3)(A) or (B) of the National Driver Register Act of 1982”.

Subsec. (d)(1)(B)(iv). Pub. L. 108–293, § 407(3)–(5), added cl. (iv).

1998—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 105–383 inserted second sentence and struck out former second sentence which read as follows: “The testing may include preemployment (with respect to dangerous drugs only), periodic, random, reasonable cause, and post accident testing.”

1990—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 101–380 added subsecs. (c) and (d).

1985—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–36 substituted “mariner’s” for “mariners’ ”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 101–380 applicable to incidents occurring after Aug. 18, 1990, see section 1020 of Pub. L. 101–380, set out as an Effective Date note under section 2701 of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters.