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E&J Citation Index
Non-FECA Regulations: Parts 1-8

The Citation Index lists numerically, then chronologically, all regulations that have a written Explanation and Justification (E&J).

For each regulation listed, the index provides the subject and the year the rule took effect. (For notices prior to April 2005, the page number in the Paper Version of the Compilation is also included.) Be aware that a citation may cover different subjects over the years. The conversion tables trace the periodic reorganization and renumbering of regulations. The Appendix lists previous citations for any current regulation that has been renumbered. Users of this Compilation are referred to the Appendix by an asterisk next to the subject category in this index. If the E&J simply explains an amendment to the regulation, but not a change in Commission policy or citation, only the year and the page are given for the E&J. To locate a particular E&J for a regulation, simply look up the citation, then match up the subject and year, and click on the Year/Link listed.

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Non-FECA Regulations, Parts 1-8

Part 1: Privacy Act

Citation

Subject

Year/
Link

Paper
Version
Page

1.1 (c) Purpose and Scope
135
1.2 - Definitions
-
- - -
-
- - -
-
1.3 (b) Location of records pertaining to individual
228
- - -
-
1.4 (a) Request for disclosure of individual record
228
1.14 - Specific exemptions
135
- - -
425
- - -
-
- - -
-
- - -
-
- - -
-
- (a) Exempted systems
135
- - -
-
- (b) Inspector General records
425
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Part 2: Sunshine Regulations; Meetings

Citation

Subject

Year/
Link

Paper
Version
Page

- - Rules of Procedure (Commission Directive 10)
-
2.1 - Scope
223
2.2 - * Definitions
223
- - -
228
- - -
561
- (a) * Commission
223
- (b) * Commissioner or Member
223
- - -
561
- (c) * Person
223
- (d) * Meeting
223
- (d)(1) Joint conduct of official Commission business
223
- (d)(2) Exemptions from definition of meeting
223
2.3 - General rules
223
- (a) * Commissioner's conduct of business
223
- (b) * Open meetings
223
- (c) Right to participate in meetings
223
- (d) Use of electronic recording equipment
223
2.4 - * Exempted meetings
224
- - -
-
- (a) Meetings required by statute to be closed
224
- (a)(1) FECA exemption
224
- (a)(2) * Scope of exemption
224
- (b) * Meetings closed by Commission determination
224
- (b)(1) * Matters related to internal decisions, rules and practices
224
- - -
-
- (b)(1)(i) Internal materials where disclosure would circumvent regulations
224
- (b)(1)(ii) * Exception from internal personnel exemption
224
- (b)(3) * Matters involving formal proceedings or censure of person
224
- (b)(4) * Information of personal nature
225
- (b)(5) Investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes
225
- (b)(6) Adverse premature disclosure of information
225
- (b)(7) Closure of meetings concerning civil actions or proceedings
225
- (c) * Assessment of public interest
225
2.5 - Procedures for closing meetings
225
- (a) * General
225
- - -
- (b) * Certification
225
- (c) * Voting procedures
225
- (c)(1) * No meeting required to close meeting
225
- (c)(1)(i) Separate vote
225
- (c)(1)(ii) * Single vote
225
- (c)(2) * Recording of vote
225
- (c)(3) Objection to discussion
225
- (d) * Public announcement of closed meeting
225
- (d)(1)(iii) Attendees at meeting
225
- (d)(1)(iv) Signature of Commission Secretary
225
- (d)(2) Copy of statement
226
- (e) Public request to close a meeting
226
2.6 - Transcripts and recordings
226
- - -
-
- (a) * Transcripts of closed meetings
226
- (b) Release of transcripts
226
- (b)(1) Applicability of exemption
226
- (b)(2) Tape availability to public
226
- (b)(3) Transcripts of other exemptions
226
- (c) * Retention of records
226
- - -
-
2.7 - * Announcement of meetings and schedule changes
226
- (a)(1) Copy of announcement
226
- (d)(2) Change of meeting date, announcement of
226
2.8 - * Annual Report
226

 

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Part 3: Meetings (currently incorporated into Part 2)

Citation

Subject

Year/
Link

Paper
Version
Page

3.2 (a)(1) Exempted meetings
135
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Part 4: Public Records and the Freedom of Information Act

Citation

Subject

Year/
Link

Paper
Version
Page

4.1

-

Definitions

1979

105

-

-

-

1980

138

-

-

-

1987

263

-

-

-

561

-

(b)

Commissioner

1980

138

-

-

-

561

-

(e)

Act

1980

138

-

(f)

Public Disclosure Division

1980

138

-

(g)

Direct costs

1987

263

-

(h)

Search

1987

263

-

-

-

561

-

(i)

Review

1987

263

-

(j)

Duplication

1987

263

-

(k)

Commercial use

1987

263

-

(l)

Educational institution

1987

263

-

(m)

Non-commercial scientific institution

1987

263

-

(n)

Representative of the news media

1987

263

-

(o)

Record

561

4.2

Policy on disclosure of records

1979

105

4.3

-

* Scope

1979

105

-

-

-

1980

138

-

(a)

Scope

1979

105

4.4

-

Availability of records

1979

105

-

-

-

1980

138

-

-

-

561

-

(a)

Availability of records

1979

105

-

-

-

1980

138

-

(a)(3)

Availability of advisory opinions and enforcement cases

1979

105

-

-

-

1980

138

-

-

-

561

-

(a)(4)

Availability of transcripts of Commission meetings

1979

105

-

-

Documents and records frequently requested

561

-

(a)(5)

Index of publicly available documents

562

-

(a)(10)

Availability of campaign finance reports

1980

138

-

-

Repealed

562

-

(a)(11)

Advisory opinions

1980

138

-

-

Repealed

562

-

(a)(12)

Conciliation agreements

1980

138

-

-

Repealed

562

-

(a)(13)

Clearinghouse studies

1980

138

-

-

Repealed

562

-

(a)(14)

Audit reports

1980

138

-

-

Repealed

562

-

(a)(15)

Agenda for Commission meetings

1980

138

-

-

Repealed

562

-

(b)

Public access to materials through Public Disclosure Division

1980

139

-

-

Public access to materials not normally publicly available

562

-

(c)

* Indexes and supplements

1980

139

-

-

-

562

-

(d)

* Application

1980

139

-

(e)

* Nondisclosable information

1980

139

-

(f)

* Maintenance

1980

139

-

(g)

FEC Web site

562

4.5

-

Categories of exemption

1979

105

-

-

-

1985

226

-

-

-

1987

264

-

-

-

562

- - -
-

-

(a)

Release of record

1979

105

-

-

-

1985

228

-

-

-

1987

264

-

(a)(1)

Matters authorized to be kept secret by Executive Order

1987

264

-

(a)(3)

Test for determining exemption

1979

105

- (a)(4) Trade secrets and commercial or financial information
-

-

(a)(4)(i)

Request for confidential treatment

1985

228

- (a)(4)(iii) Approval/denial authority of FOIA officer
-

-

(a)(4)(iv)

Appeal from denial by FOIA officer

1985

228

- - -
-
- (b) Requests involving access to records
-
- (b)(2)(i) Subject of investigation not aware of its pendency
-

-

(c)

* Deletion of exempt portions

1987

264

-

-

-

562

-

(d)

* Referral to other agencies

1987

264

-

-

-

562

-

(e)

* Authority to withhold information

1987

264

4.6

-

Discretionary release of exempt records

1979

105

4.7

-

Request for records

1979

105

-

-

-

1980

139

-

-

-

1987

264

-

-

-

562

- - -
-

-

(a)

Request to inspect or copy records

1980

139

-

-

-

1985

228

-

-

4.7(a) removed and reserved

562

-

(b)

FOIA requests

1980

139

-

-

-

1985

228

-

(b)(1)

* FOIA requests

562

- - -
-

-

(b)(2)

Format of response to FOIA request

562

-

(c)

Time period for filling FOIA request

563

-

(d)

Extensions of time and modifications of request

563

-

(e)

Aggregation of FOIA requests

563

-

(f)

Multitrack processing of requests

563

-

(g)

Expedited processing of requests

563

-

(h)

* Denial of request

564

-

(i)

* Date of receipt of request

564

- - -
-

4.8

-

Appeal of denial

1979

105

-

-

-

1985

228

- - -
-
- (a) Right to appeal denial
-

-

(c)

Appeal of denial request

1985

228

- - -
-

4.9

-

Fees

1980

139

-

-

-

1984

202

-

-

-

1987

264

-

(a)

Fee schedule

1984

202

-

(a)(2)

Free computer search time

1987

264

-

(b)

Fee reduction or waiver

1987

264

- (c)(1)(iv) All other requestors
-

-

(c)(4)

Other charges

1987

264

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Part 5:  Access to Public Disclosure Division Documents

Citation

Subject

Year/
Link

Paper
Version
Page

5.1

-

Definitions

1980

139

-

-

-

564

-

(b)

Commissioner

564

5.2

-

Policy on disclosure of records

1980

139

5.3

-

Scope

1980

139

5.4

-

Availability of records from Public Disclosure Division

1980

139

-

-

-

564

-

(a)

Request to inspect or copy

564

-

(a)(4)

Enforcement cases

564

-

(a)(5)

* Transcripts of Commission meetings

564

-

(a)(6)

* Minutes of Commission meetings

564

-

(a)(7)

* Material routinely prepared for public distribution

564

-

(a)(8)

* Audit reports

564

-

(a)(9)

* Agendas for Commission meetings

564

5.5

-

Request for records

1980

139

-

-

-

1985

228

-

(a)

Request to inspect or copy records

1985

228

-

(c)

Requests to FOIA officer

1985

228

- - -
-

5.6

-

Fees

1980

139

-

-

-

1984

202

-

(a)

Fee schedule

1984

202

-

(a)(1)

Fees

1987

264

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Part 6:  Enforcement of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap in Programs or Activities Conducted by the Federal Election Commission

Citation

Subject

Year/
Link

Paper
Version
Page

6.101

-

Purpose

1984

205

6.102

-

Application

1984

205

6.103

-

Definitions

1984

205

-

(a)

Auxiliary aids

1984

205

-

(b)

Commission

1984

205

-

-

1985

228

-

(c)

Complete complaint

1984

205

-

(d)

Facility

1984

205

-

(e)

Handicapped person

1984

205

-

(f)

Qualified handicapped person

1984

205

-

(f)(1)

Programs in which person is expected to receive services or achieve level of accomplishment

1984

205

-

(f)(2)

Programs receiving federal financial assistance

1984

205

-

(g)

Section 504

1984

205

6.110

-

Evaluation

1984

205

-

(a)

Determination of meeting requirements of section 504

1984

205

-

(b)

Information made available to public

1984

205

6.111

-

Notice

1984

205

6.130

-

General prohibitions against discrimination

1984

206

-

(a)

Nondiscrimination mandate

1984

206

-

(b)

Prohibition on overt denials of equal treatment of handicapped persons

1984

206

-

(b)(1)(iii)

Opportunity to participate or benefit accorded to handicapped

1984

206

-

(b)(1)(iv)

Development of separate aids

1984

206

-

(b)(1)(v)

Prohibition on aiding or perpetuating discrimination by providing significant assistance

1984

206

-

(b)(1)(vi)

Prohibition on denying opportunity to participate as member of board

1984

206

-

(b)(1)(vii)

Prohibition on limiting enjoyment of privilege enjoyed by others

1984

206

-

(b)(2)

Right to choose to participate

1984

206

-

(b)(3)

Prohibition on utilizing criteria or methods of administration that deny access to programs or activities

1984

206

-

(b)(3)(iii)

Prohibition on utilizing criteria or methods of administration that perpetuate the discrimination of another agency

1984

206

-

(b)(4)

Prohibitions against any discrimination when selecting sites for facilities

1984

206

-

(b)(5)

Prohibition from discrimination in selection of procurement contractors

1984

206

-

(b)(6)

Prohibition on discrimination when granting a certification

1984

206

-

(c)

Limitation of programs designed only to benefit handicapped

1984

207

6.140

-

Employment

1984

207

6.149

-

Program accessibility; discrimination prohibited

1984

207

6.150

-

Program accessibility; existing facilities

1984

207

-

(a)(1)

Accessibility of existing facilities

1984

207

-

(a)(2)

Limitation on action taken to meet requirements

1984

207

-

(b)

Means of achieving program accessibility

1984

208

-

(c)

Time periods for compliance

1984

208

-

(d)

Transition plan for structural changes

1984

208

6.151

-

Program accessibility:  new construction and alterations

1984

208

6.160

-

Communications

1984

208

-

(a)(1)

Determining necessity for auxiliary aids

1984

208

-

(a)(1)(ii)

Individually prescribed or personal devices

1984

208

-

(b)

Providing information on accessible services, activities and facilities to handicapped

1984

208

-

(c)

Providing of signs at inaccessible facilities

1984

208

-

(d)

Providing information on section 504 rights and provisions

1984

208

6.170

-

Compliance procedures

1984

209

-

-

-

1985

228

-

(b)

Processing of employment complaints

1984

209

-

(c)

Rehabilitation Act officer

1984

209

-

(d)

Filing a complaint

1984

209

-

-

-

1985

228

-

(d)(3)

Complaints filed with Rehabilitation Act officer

1985

228

-

(e)

Notification upon receipt of a complaint

1984

209

-

(f)(1)

Investigation of complaints

1984

209

-

(f)(3)

Notification by FEC of non jurisdiction over a complaint

1984

209

-

(g)

Requirements of agency provision of findings

1984

209

-

-

-

1985

228

-

(g)(1)

Delegation of authority by agency

1984

209

-

-

-

1985

228

-

(g)(1)(i)

Timely appeals address

1985

228

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Part 7:  Standards of Conduct

Citation

Subject

Year/
Link

Paper
Version
Page

7.1

-

Purpose and applicability

1986

231

- - Scope
-

-

(a)

Purpose

1986

231

- - -
-

-

(b)

Applications of provision

1986

231

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(c)

Accordance with labor organizations and regulations

1986

231

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.2

-

Definitions

1986

231

- - -
-

-

(a)

Commission

1986

231

-

(b)

Commissioner

1986

231

- - -
-

-

(c)

Conflict of interest

1986

231

- - Designated agency ethics official
-

-

(d)

Ethics officers

1986

231

- - *Employee
-

-

(e)

*Employee

1986

231

- - Ex parte communication
-

-

(f)

Former employee

1986

231

- - Inspector general
-

-

(g)

Official responsibility

1986

231

- - Removed
-

-

(h)

Outside employment or other activity

1986

231

- - Removed
-

-

(i)

Person

1986

231

- - Removed
-

-

(j)

Special Commission employee

1986

231

- - Removed
-

7.3

-

Notification to employees and special Commission employees

1986

231

- - Removed as supplanted
-
- - *Interpretation and guidance
-

7.4

-

*Interpretation and advisory service

1986

231

- - *Reporting suspected violations
-

7.5

-

*Reporting suspected violations

1986

231

- - *Corrective action
-

7.6

-

*Disciplinary and other remedial action

1986

231

- - *Outside employment and activities by Commissioners
-

-

(a)

*Authority to take disciplinary action

1986

231

- - Removed
-

-

(b)

Procedures after Ethics Officer's decision

1986

231

- - Removed
-

-

(c)

Forms of remedial action

1986

231

- - Removed
-

7.7

-

Prohibited conduct -- general

1986

232

- - Removed as supplanted
-
- - *Prohibition against making complaints and investigations public
-
- (a) Subject to criminal penalties
-

7.8

-

Gifts, entertainment and favors

1986

232

- - Removed as supplanted
-
- - Ex parte communications in enforcement actions
-

-

(a)

Prohibitions on solicitation

1986

232

- - Removed
-

-

(b)

Exceptions

1986

232

- - Removed
-

-

(c)

Solicitation to make gifts to superior

1986

232

- - Removed
-

-

(d)

Accepting gifts from a foreign government

1986

232

- - Removed
-

-

(e)

Acceptance of reimbursements for travel expenses

1986

232

- - Removed
-
- - Additional rules on ex parte communications
-

7.9

-

Outside employment or activities

1986

232

-

(a)

*Devotion of time by Commissioner to other business

1986

232

-

(b)

Prohibition on employment not compatible with Government employment

1986

232

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(c)

Acceptance of monetary value from private source

1986

232

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(d)

Information used by employees in teaching

1986

232

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(e)

Acceptance of award

1986

232

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(f)

Approval of outside employment

1986

232

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.10

-

Financial interests

1986

232

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)(1)

Financial transaction based on Commission information

1986

232

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)(2)

Conflicting financial interest

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)(3)

Questions of impartiality

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)

Private financial dealings

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.11

-

Political and organization activity

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)

Restrictions on political activity

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)(1)

Public support

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)(2)

Display of partisan materials

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)

Special government employees

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(c)

Employees on leave

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(d)

Third party actions

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.12

-

Membership in associations

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.13

-

Use of Government property

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.14

-

*Prohibition against making complaints and investigations public

1986

233

- - Revised and redesignated
-

7.15

-

*Ex parte communications

1986

233

- - Revised and redesignated
-

-

(a)

Commissioner or employee involved in decision process

1986

233

- - Revised and redesignated
-

-

(b)

Time frame for prohibition

1986

233

- - Revised and redesignated
-

-

(c)

Written communication

1986

233

- - Revised and redesignated
-

-

(d)

Commissioner or employee involved in enforcement proceedings

1986

233

- - Revised and redesignated
-

7.16

-

Miscellaneous statutory provisions

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.17

-

Use of Commission employment

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.18

-

Use of inside information

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)

Prohibition

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)

Exception for educational purposes

1986

233

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.19

-

Coercion

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.20

-

Gifts, entertainment and favors

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.21

-

Miscellaneous statutory provisions

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.22

-

Scope

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.23

-

Initiation of investigation

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)(1)

Filing of complaint

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)(2)

Notification by certified mail

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)(1)

Review and report by Ethics Officer

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)(2)

Investigation opened by Commission vote

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)(2)(i)

Confidentiality of investigation

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)(2)(ii)

Notification of proceedings to other agencies

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)(3)

Unfounded complaint

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.24

-

Conduct of preliminary investigation

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)

Responsibility of Ethics Officer

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)

Notification of former employee

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(c)

Representation by counsel

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(d)

Report after completion of investigation

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.25

-

Initiation of administrative disciplinary proceedings

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)

Review by Commission of investigative report

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)

Administrative disciplinary proceeding

1986

234

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(c)

Finding of no probable cause

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
-

7.26

-

Notice to former employee

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(a)

Notice of institution of disciplinary proceeding

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
-

-

(b)

Contents of notice

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(c)(1)

Reply by former employee

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(c)(2)

Written request for hearing

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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7.27

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Hearing examiner designation and qualifications

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(a)

Designation

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(b)(1)

Selection of hearing examiner

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(b)(2)

Job level of examiner

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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7.28

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Hearing date

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(a)

Setting of date by examiner

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(b)

Considerations

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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7.29

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Hearing rights of former employees

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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7.30

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Hearing procedures

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(a)(1)

Witness list for Commission

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(a)(2)

Witness list for former employees

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(b)

Representation

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(c)

Burden of proof

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(d)(1)

Commission-introduced documents

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(d)(2)

Brief by former employee

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(d)(3)

Introduction of Commission witnesses

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(d)(4)

Introduction of former employee's witnesses

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(d)(5)

Right to oral argument

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(d)(6)

Decisions made under Federal Rules of Evidence

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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7.31

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Examiner's decision

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(a)

Initial determination

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(b)

Form of determination

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(c)

Copies

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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7.32

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Appeal

1986

235

- - Removed as supplanted
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(a)

Right to appeal

1986

236

- - Removed as supplanted
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(b)

Notice of appeal

1986

236

- - Removed as supplanted
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(c)

Commission review of appeal

1986

236

- - Removed as supplanted
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(d)

Commission statement on appeal

1986

236

- - Removed as supplanted
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7.33

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Administrative sanctions

1986

236

- - Removed as supplanted
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Part 8:  Collection of Administrative Debts

Citation

Subject

Year/
Link

Paper
Version
Page

8.1

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Purpose and scope

2010

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8.2

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Debts That Are Covered

2010

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8.3

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Administrative Collection of Claims

2010

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8.4

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Bankruptcy Claims

2010

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8.5

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Interest, Penalties and Administrative Costs

2010

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