- Part Number:1905
- Part Number Title:Rules of Practice
- Subpart:1905 Subpart C
- Subpart Title:Hearings
- Standard Number:
- Title:Consent findings and rules or orders.
- GPO Source:
"General." At any time before the reception of evidence in any hearing, or during any hearing a reasonable opportunity may be afforded to permit negotiation by the parties of an agreement containing consent findings and a rule or order disposing of the whole or any part of the proceeding. The allowance of such opportunity and the duration thereof shall be in the discretion of the presiding hearing examiner, after consideration of the nature of the proceeding, the requirements of the public interest, the representations of the parties, and the probability of an agreement which will result in a just disposition of the issues involved.
"Contents." Any agreement containing consent findings and rule or order disposing of a proceeding shall also provide:
"Submission." On or before the expiration of the time granted for negotiations, the parties or their counsel may:
"Disposition." In the event an agreement containing consent findings and rule or order is submitted within the time allowed therefor, the presiding hearing examiner may accept such agreement by issuing his decision based upon the agreed findings.