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§ 0.341 Authority of administrative law judge.
(a) After an administrative law judge has been designated to preside at
a hearing and until he has issued an initial decision or certified the
record to the Commission for decision, or the proceeding has been
transferred to another administrative law judge, all motions, petitions
and other pleadings shall be acted upon by such administrative law
judge, except the following:
(1) Those which are to be acted upon by the Commission. See
§ 1.291(a)(1) of this chapter.
(2) Those which are to be acted upon by the Chief Administrative Law
Judge under § 0.351.
(b) Any question which would be acted upon by the administrative law
judge if it were raised by the parties to the proceeding may be raised
and acted upon by the administrative law judge on his own motion.
(c) Any question which would be acted upon by the Chief Administrative
Law Judge or the Commission, if it were raised by the parties, may be
certified by the administrative law judge, on his own motion, to the
Chief Administrative Law Judge, or the Commission, as the case may be.
(d) In the conduct of routine broadcast comparative hearings involving
applicants for only new facilities, i.e. , cases that do not involve
numerous applicants and/or motions to enlarge issues, the presiding
administrative law judge shall make every effort to conclude the case
within nine months of the release of the hearing designation order. In
so doing, the presiding judge will make every effort to release an
initial decision in such cases within 90 days of the filing of the last
(e) Upon assignment by the Chief Administrative Law Judge,
Administrative Law Judges, including the Chief Judge, will act as
settlement judges in appropriate cases. See 47 CFR 1.244 of this
(f)(1) For program carriage complaints filed pursuant to § 76.1302 of
this chapter that the Chief, Media Bureau refers to an administrative
law judge for an initial decision, the presiding administrative law
judge shall release an initial decision in compliance with one of the
(i) 240 calendar days after a party informs the Chief Administrative
Law Judge that it elects not to pursue alternative dispute resolution
as set forth in § 76.7(g)(2) of this chapter; or
(ii) If the parties have mutually elected to pursue alternative dispute
resolution pursuant to § 76.7(g)(2) of this chapter, within 240
calendar days after the parties inform the Chief Administrative Law
Judge that they have failed to resolve their dispute through
alternative dispute resolution.
(2) The presiding administrative law judge may toll these deadlines
under the following circumstances:
(i) If the complainant and defendant jointly request that the presiding
administrative law judge toll these deadlines in order to pursue
settlement discussions or alternative dispute resolution or for any
other reason that the complainant and defendant mutually agree
justifies tolling; or
(ii) If complying with the deadline would violate the due process
rights of a party or would be inconsistent with fundamental fairness;
(iii) In extraordinary situations, due to a lack of adjudicatory
resources available at the time in the Office of Administrative Law
[ 29 FR 6442 , May 16, 1964, as amended at 37 FR 19372 , Sept. 20, 1972;
41 FR 14870 , Apr. 8, 1976; 56 FR 792 , Jan. 9, 1991; 62 FR 4170 , Jan.
29, 1997; 76 FR 60671 , Sept. 29, 2011]
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Goto Year: 2011 |
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