Goto Section: 1.242 | 1.244 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 26, 2020
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 1.243 Authority of presiding officer.
Link to an amendment published at 85 FR 63176 , Oct. 6, 2020.
From the time he is designated to preside until issuance of his
decision or the transfer of the proceeding to the Commission or to
another presiding officer the presiding officer shall have such
authority as is vested in him by law and by the provisions of this
chapter, including authority to:
(a) Administer oaths and affirmations;
(b) Issue subpenas;
(c) Examine witnesses;
(d) Rule upon questions of evidence;
(e) Take or cause depositions to be taken;
(f) Regulate the course of the hearing, maintain decorum, and exclude
from the hearing any person engaging in contemptuous conduct or
otherwise disrupting the proceedings;
(g) Require the filing of memoranda of law and the presentation of oral
argument with respect to any question of law upon which he is required
to rule during the course of the hearing;
(h) Hold conferences for the settlement or simplification of the issues
by consent of the parties;
(i) Dispose of procedural requests or similar matters, as provided for
in § 0.341 of this chapter;
(j) Take actions and make decisions in conformity with the
Administrative Procedure Act;
(k) Act on motions to enlarge, modify or delete the hearing issues; and
(l) Act on motions to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant to § 1.224.
(5 U.S.C. 556)
[ 28 FR 12425 , Nov. 22, 1963, as amended at 41 FR 53022 , Dec. 3, 1976]
Goto Section: 1.242 | 1.244
Goto Year: 2020 |
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