This section of the OST Electronic Reading Room includes links to policy decisions ansd interpretations.
The purpose of this memorandum is to resolve a discrepancy that exists between a DOT decision on the Michael Ravnitzky FOIA appeal (FOIA File Nos. FY2002-230 and 2006-244) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) guidelines, affecting the processing of FOIA requests that seek copies of FOIA case logs. Such requests are received on a recurring basis, and FOIA Officers and FOIA Attorneys within the Department have questioned whether they should adhere to the reasoning reflected in the Ravnitzky decision, or follow DOJ guidelines, when processing the requests.
We have therefore further reviewed the issue and resolved it in favor of the DOJ position.
Tips and terms for finding Administrative Law Judge cases on Regulations.gov.
Redacted Wage Garnishment Desision from October 19, 2010.
Redacted Wage Garnishment Desision from September 29,2010
Redacted Wage Garnishment Desision from March 12, 2010.
Redacted Wage Garnishment Desision from March 2010.
Final Opinions/Orders in Adjudicated Cases
Aviation, Hazardous Materials, and Motor Carrier-Related Decisions
Decisions by ALJs and/or the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs [1996-present]
These decisions are located in Regulations.gov unless otherwise indicated. To facilitate searching Regulations.gov, docket numbers, applicable statutes, or other descriptive terms (subjects) are provided.
Tips for Finding ALJ Decisions in Regulations.gov
In accordance with 5 USC 552(a)(2), the following four categories of records (“Reading Room” records) are available without the need for a FOIA request. Only Reading Room records created on or after November 1, 1996 must be made available electronically, and we make them available here.
The Office of the Secretary (OST) formulates national transportation policy; prepares needed transportation legislation; helps negotiate and implement international transportation agreements; assures the fitness of U.S. airlines and enforces airline consumer protection regulations. It also issues regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems; assures lack of discrimination against people with disabilities; promotes intermodal transportation; issues licenses for commercial expendable space launch vehicle operations and encourages minority enterprises in transportation.