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FCC 1.315
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 1.315   Depositions upon oral examination--notice and preliminary

   (a) Notice. A party to a hearing proceeding desiring to take the
   deposition of any person upon oral examination shall give a minimum of
   21 days notice in writing to every other party, to the person to be
   examined, and to the presiding officer. An original and three copies of
   the notice shall be filed with the Secretary of the Commission. Related
   pleadings shall be served and filed in the same manner. The notice
   shall contain the following information:

   (1) The name and address of each person to be examined, if known, and
   if the name is not known, a general description sufficient to identify
   him or the particular class or group to which he belongs.

   (2) The time and place for taking the deposition of each person to be
   examined, and the name or descriptive title and address of the officer
   before whom the deposition is to be taken.

   (3) The matters upon which each person will be examined. See § 1.319.

   (b) Responsive pleadings. (1) Within 7 days after service of the notice
   to take depositions, a motion opposing the taking of depositions may be
   filed by any party to the proceeding or by the person to be examined.
   See § 1.319(a).

   (2) Within 14 days after service of the notice to take depositions, a
   response to the opposition motion may be filed by any party to the

   (3) Additional pleadings should not be filed and will not be

   (4) The computation of time provisions set forth in § 1.4(g) shall not
   apply to pleadings filed under the provisions of this paragraph.

   (c) Protective order. On an opposition motion filed under paragraph (b)
   of this section, or on his own motion, the presiding officer may issue
   a protective order. See § 1.313. A protective order issued by the
   presiding officer on his own motion may be issued at any time prior to
   the date specified in the notice for the taking of depositions.

   (d) Authority to take depositions. (1) If an opposition motion is not
   filed within 7 days after service of the notice to take depositions,
   and if the presiding officer does not on his own motion issue a
   protective order prior to the time specified in the notice for the
   taking of depositions, the depositions described in the notice may be
   taken. An order for the taking of depositions is not required.

   (2) If an opposition motion is filed, the depositions described in the
   notice shall not be taken until the presiding officer has acted on that
   motion. If the presiding officer authorizes the taking of depositions,
   he may specify a time, place or officer for taking them different from
   that specified in the notice to take depositions.

   (3) If the presiding officer issues a protective order, the depositions
   described in the notice may be taken (if at all) only in accordance
   with the provisions of that order.

   (e) Broadcast comparative proceedings involving applicants for only new
   facilities. In these cases, the 21-day advance notice provision of
   paragraph (a) of this section shall be inapplicable to depositions of
   active and passive owners of applicants in the proceeding. All
   applicants in such proceedings should be prepared to make their active
   and passive owners available for depositions during the period
   commencing with the deadline for filing notices of appearance and
   ending 90 days after the release of the designation order, if such
   depositions are requested by a party to the proceeding. All such
   depositions will be conducted in Washington, DC or in the community of
   license of the proposed station, at the deponent's option, unless all
   parties agree to some other location.

   [ 33 FR 10571 , July 25, 1968, as amended at  56 FR 794 , Jan. 9, 1991]

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Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
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