The Regional Counsel has overall responsibility for the legal activities of the region. This includes the prosecution and appeal of enforcement cases against pilots, mechanics, air carriers, airports, and others for violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations generated by the regional Flight Standards, Airports, Medical and Civil Aviation Security Divisions and by the Manufacturing Inspection District Offices. These cases are litigated before the National Transportation Safety Board and the Department of Transportation. The office also responds to requests from members of the public for interpretations of the Federal Aviation Regulations.