PUBLIC LAW 98-499—OCT. 19, 1984
98 STAT. 2313
trator's order to the National Transportation Safety Board and the Board shall, after notice and a hearing on the record, affirm or reverse the Administrator's order. In the conduct of its hearings, the National Transportation Safety Board shall not be bound by findings of fact of the Administrator. The filing of an appeal with the National Transportation Safety Board shall stay the effectiveness of the Administrator's order unless the Administrator advises the Board that safety in air commerce or air transportation requires the immediate effectiveness of his order, in which event the order shall remain effective and the Board shall finally dispose of the appeal within sixty days after being so advised by the Administrator. The Courts, U.S. person substantially affected by the National Transportation Safety Board's order may obtain judicial review of such order under the provisions of section 1006, and the Administrator shall be made a 49 USC app. party to such proceedings. i486. "(4) For purposes of this subsection, the term 'controlled substance' has the meaning given such term by section 102(6) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(6)).". (b) That portion of the table of contents contained in the first section of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 which appears under the side heading "Sec. 609. Amendment, suspension, and revocation of certificates."
is amended by adding at the end thereof "(c) Transportation, distribution, and other activities related to controlled substances.".
SEC. 3. Section 602(b) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. App. 1422(b)) is amended by inserting "(1)" after "(b)" and by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(2)(A) Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (O), the Administrator shall not issue an airman certificate to any person whose airman certificate has been revoked under subsection (c) of section 609 of this title during the five-year period beginning on the Ante, p. 2312. date of such revocation. "(B) The Administrator may issue an airman certificate to any such person before the end of such five-year period (but not before the end of the one-year period beginning on the date of such revocation) if, in addition to the findings required by paragraph (1), the Administrator determines (i) that revocation of the certificate for such five-year period would be excessive considering the nature of the offense or the act committed and the burden which revocation places on such person, or (ii) that revocation of the certificate for such five-year period would not be in the public interest. The determinations under clauses (i) and (ii) of the preceding sentence shall be within the discretion of the Administrator and any such determination or failure to make such a determination shall not be subject to administrative or judicial review. "(C) In any case in which the Administrator has revoked an airman certificate of a person under section 609(c)(1) or (2) as a Ante, p. 2312. result of any activity and— "(i) such person is subsequently acquitted of all charges contained in an indictment or information which relate to controlled substances and which arise from such activity; or "(ii) in the case of a revocation under section 609(c)(l), the judgment of conviction on which the revocation is based is reversed on appeal;
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