The Regional Counsel's Office acts as legal counsel for matters in the Central Region. As part of FAA's Chief Counsel's organization, the office represents FAA in regulatory enforcement actions, in personnel matters, and other matters affecting the Region. The Regional Counsel also provides advice to all operating lines of business on a wide range of issues such as environmental concerns, acquisition, real estate, ethical standards for government employees, access to government records, operational and maintenance rules, airspace designations, and airworthiness directives and certification standards for small airplanes.