(a) Replies to exceptions. Replies to written exceptions to the administrative law judge's recommended decision, findings, conclusions or proposed order pursuant to § 509.39 of this part shall be filed within 10 days of the date such written exceptions were required to be filed.
(b) Motions. All motions shall be filed with the administrative law judge and an additional copy shall be filed with the Secretary to the Office, who receives adjudicatory filings, (“Secretary”); provided, however, that once the administrative law judge has certified the record to the Director pursuant to § 509.38 of this part, all motions must be filed with the Director, to the attention of the Secretary, within the 10 day period following the filing of exceptions allowed for the filing of replies to exceptions. Responses to such motions filed in a timely manner with the Director, other than motions for oral argument before the Director, shall be allowed pursuant to the procedures at § 509.23(d) of this part. No response is required for the Director to make a determination on a motion for oral argument.
(c) Authority of administrative law judge. In addition to the powers listed in § 509.5 of this part, the administrative law judge shall have the authority to deny any dispositive motion and shall follow the procedures set forth for motions for summary disposition at § 509.29 of this part and partial summary disposition at § 509.30 of this part in making determinations on such motions.
(d) Notification of submission of proceeding to the Director. Upon the expiration of the time for filing any exceptions, any replies to such exceptions or any motions and any ruling thereon, and after receipt of certified record, the Office shall notify the parties within ten days of the submission of the proceeding to the Director for final determination.
(e) Extensions of time for final determination. The Director may, sua sponte, extend the time for final determination by signing an order of extension of time within the 90 day time period and notifying the parties of such extension thereafter.
(f) Service upon the Office. Service of any document upon the Office shall be made by filing with the Secretary, in addition to the individuals and/or offices designated by the Office in its Notice issued pursuant to § 509.18 of this part, or such other means reasonably suited to provide notice of the person and/or office designated to receive filings.
(g) Filings with the Director. An additional copy of all materials required or permitted to be filed with or referred to the administrative law judge pursuant to subpart A and B of this part shall be filed with the Secretary. This rule shall not apply to the transcript of testimony and exhibits adduced at the hearing or to proposed exhibits submitted in advance of the hearing pursuant to an order of the administrative law judge under § 509.32 of this part. Materials required or permitted to be filed with or referred to the Director pursuant to subparts A and B of this part shall be filed with the Director, to the attention of the Secretary.
(h) Presence of cameras and other recording devices. The use of cameras and other recording devices, other than those used by the court reporter, shall be prohibited and excluded from the proceedings.
[56 FR 38306, Aug. 12, 1991, as amended at 58 FR 4311, Jan. 14, 1993; 61 FR 20356, May 6, 1996]
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