33 CFR 20.1207 - Pre-hearing conferences.
(a) When held. As early as practicable, the ALJ shall order and conduct a pre-hearing conference. He or she may order the holding of the conference in person, or by telephonic or electronic means.
(b) Answer. The respondent shall enter his or her answer at the pre-hearing conference. If the answer is an admission, the ALJ shall either issue an appropriate order or schedule a hearing on the order.
(i) Identify and simplify the issues in dispute and prepare an agreed statement of issues, facts, and defenses.
(d) Order. Before the close of the pre-hearing conference, the ALJ shall issue an order setting forth any agreements reached by the parties. The order must specify the issues for the parties to address at the hearing.
(e) Procedures not to cause delay. Neither any filing of pleadings or motions, nor any conduct of discovery, may interfere with—
(2) The closing of the record early enough for the issuance of an initial decision 45 days or less after the temporary suspension.
Title 33 published on 2014-07-01
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