7 CFR 1.652 - What are the requirements for presenting testimony?
(a) Written direct testimony. Unless otherwise ordered by the ALJ, all direct hearing testimony must be prepared and submitted in written form.
(iii) Be filed within 5 days after the date set for completion of discovery, unless the ALJ sets a different deadline; and
(2) Any witness submitting written testimony must be available for cross-examination at the hearing.
(b) Oral testimony. Oral examination of a witness in a hearing, including on cross-examination or redirect, must be conducted under oath and in the presence of the ALJ, with an opportunity for all parties to question the witness.
(c) Telephonic testimony. The ALJ may by order allow a witness to testify by telephonic conference call.
(1) The arrangements for the call must let each party listen to and speak to the witness and each other within the hearing of the ALJ.
(2) The ALJ will ensure the full identification of each speaker so the reporter can create a proper record.
(3) The ALJ may issue a subpoena under § 1.647 directing a witness to testify by telephonic conference call.
Title 7 published on 2014-01-01
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