18 CFR 375.304 - Delegations to the Chief Administrative Law Judge.
(a) The Commission authorizes the Chief Administrative Law Judge and the Administrative Law Judge designated by the Chief Administrative Law Judge to exercise the power granted to a Presiding Officer by part 385, particularly § 385.504 of this chapter.
(b) The Commission authorizes the Chief Administrative Law Judge to
(1) For those proceedings pending under subpart E of part 385 of this chapter:
(i) Consolidate for hearing two or more proceedings on any or all issues,
(ii) Sever two or more proceedings or issues in a proceeding,
(iii) Designate and substitute presiding officers, and
(iv) Extend any close or record date ordered by the Commission in a proceeding for good cause, and
(v) Set or extend procedural time standards, including but not limited to hearing, briefing and initial decision dates, including dates set by the Commission, unless the Commission states otherwise in its hearing order.
(2) For proceedings under subparts I and J of part 385 of this chapter, designate presiding officers who will have all the authorities and duties vested in presiding officers by those rules and other applicable rules in conducting proceedings pursuant to sections 503(c) and 504(b)(1) of the Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. 7193(c) and 7194(b)(1) (1982).