Except as provided in this part, proceedings will be conducted in accordance with the rules of practice and procedure and the rules of evidence for administrative hearings before the Office of Administrative Law Judges, codified at part 18 of title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Upon receipt of an objection and request for hearing, the Chief Administrative Law Judge will promptlyassign the case to a judge who will notify the parties, by certified mail, of the day, time, and place of hearing. The hearing is to commence expeditiously, except upon a showing of good cause or otherwise agreed to by the parties. Hearings will be conducted de novo, on the record.
If both the complainant and the respondent object to the findings and/or order, the objections will be consolidated, and a single hearing will be conducted.
[72 FR 44965, August 10, 2007; 76 FR 2822, Jan. 18, 2011]