7 CFR 1.631 - What are the powers of the ALJ?
The ALJ will have all powers necessary to conduct a fair, orderly, expeditious, and impartial hearing process, consistent with the requirements of § 1.660(a), including the powers to:
(d) Authorize discovery as provided for in §§ 1.641 through 1.647;
(i) Issue a decision consistent with § 1.660(b) regarding any disputed issues of material fact relating to the Forest Service's or other Department's condition or prescription that has been referred to the ALJ for hearing; and
Title 7 published on 2013-01-01
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