12 CFR 509.301 - Hearing procedures.
(a)Hearings. The following procedures apply to hearings under 12 CFR part 585.
(1) The hearing shall be held in Washington, DC, or at another designated place, before a presiding officer designated by the Director.
(2) An applicant may elect in writing to have the matter determined on the basis of written submissions, rather than an oral hearing.
(3) The parties to the hearing are OTS Enforcement counsel and the applicant.
(5) Discovery is not permitted.
(6) A party may introduce relevant and material documents and make oral argument at the hearing.
(7) At the discretion of the presiding officer, witnesses may be presented within specified time limits, provided that a list of witnesses is furnished to the presiding officer and to all other parties before to the hearing. Witnesses must be sworn, unless otherwise directed by the presiding officer. The presiding officer may ask questions of any witness. Each party may cross-examine any witness presented by the opposing party. OTS will furnish a transcript of the proceedings upon an applicant's request and upon the payment of the costs of the transcript.
(8) The presiding officer has the power to administer oaths and affirmations, to take or cause to be taken depositions of unavailable witnesses, and to issue, revoke, quash, or modify subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum. If the presentation of witnesses is permitted, the presiding officer may require the attendance of witnesses from any state, territory, or other place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States at any location where the proceeding is being conducted. Witness fees are paid in accordance with 12 CFR 509.14.
(10) OTS Enforcement Counsel has the burden of proving a prima facie case that a person is prohibited from a position under section 19(e) of the FDIA. The applicant has the burden of proof on all other matters.
(11) The presiding officer must make recommendations to the Director, where possible, within 20 days after the last day for the parties to submit additions to the record.
(12) The presiding officer must forward his or her recommendation to the Director who shall promptly certify the entire record, including the presiding officer's recommendations. The Director's certification will close the record.
(b)Decision. After the certification of the record, the Director will notify the parties of his or her decision by issuing an order approving or denying the application.
(1) An approval order will require fidelity bond coverage for the position to the same extent as similar positions with the savings and loan holding company. The approval order may include such other conditions as may be appropriate.
(2) A denial order will include a summary of the relevant factors under 12 CFR 585.120(b).