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• Part Number: 1911
• Part Title: Rules of Procedure for Promulgating, Modifying or Revoking OSHA Standards
• Standard Number: 1911.16
• Title: Powers of presiding officer.

The officer presiding at a hearing shall have all the powers necessary or appropriate to conduct a fair and full hearing, including the powers:

1911.16(a)

To regulate the course of the proceedings;

1911.16(b)

To dispose of procedural requests, objections, and comparable matters;

1911.16(c)

To confine the presentations to the issues specified in the notice of hearing, or, where no issues are specified, to matters pertinent to the proposed rule;

1911.16(d)

To regulate the conduct of those present at the hearing by appropriate means;

1911.16(e)

In his discretion, to permit cross-examination of any witness;

1911.16(f)

To take official notice of material facts not appearing in the evidence in the record, so long as parties are entitled, on timely request, to an opportunity to show the contrary; and

1911.16(g)

In his discretion, to keep the record open for a reasonable, stated time to receive written recommendations, and supporting reasons, and additional data, views, and arguments from any person who has participated in the oral proceeding.


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