10 CFR 1023.4 - Authorities.
(a) Contract Disputes Act Authorities. The CDA imposes upon the Board the duty, and grants it the powers necessary, to hear and decide, or to otherwise resolve through agreed procedures, appeals from decisions made by agency contracting officers on contractor claims relating to contracts entered into by the DOE or relating to contracts of another agency, as provided in Section 8(d) of the CDA, 41 U.S.C. 607(d). The Board may issue rules of practice or procedure for proceedings pursuant to the CDA. The CDA also imposes upon the Board the duty, and grants it powers necessary, to act upon petitions for orders directing contracting officers to issue decisions on claims relating to such contracts, 41 U.S.C. 605(c)(4). The Board may apply through the Attorney General to an appropriate United States District Court for an order requiring a person, who has failed to obey a subpoena issued by the Board, to produce evidence or to give testimony, or both, 41 U.S.C. 610.
(b) General Powers and Authorities. The Board's general powers include, but are not limited to, the powers to:
(1) Manage its cases and docket; issue procedural orders; conduct conferences and hearings; administer oaths; authorize and manage discovery, including depositions and the production of documents or other evidence; take official notice of facts within general knowledge; call witnesses on its own motion; engage experts; dismiss actions with or without prejudice; decide all questions of fact or law raised in an action; and make and publish rules of practice and procedure;
(2) Exercise, in proceedings to which it applies, all powers granted to arbitrators by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. 1-14, including the power to issue summonses.
(c) In addition to its authorities under the CDA, the Board has been delegated by Delegation Order 0204-162 issued by the Secretary of Energy, the following authorities:
(1) Issue rules, including rules of procedure, not inconsistent with this section and departmental regulations;
(2) Issue subpoenas under the authority of § 161.c of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. 2201(c), as applicable;
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