Decisions following hearing.
When the time for submission of posthearing briefs has expired, the presiding officer shall certify the entire record, including recommended findings and proposed decision, to the reviewing authority; or if so authorized shall make an initial decision. A copy of the recommended findings and proposed decision, or of the initial decision, shall be served upon all parties, and amici, if any.
[35 FR 10760, July 2, 1970, as amended at 51 FR 10386, Mar. 26, 1986]