29 CFR § 2570.90 - Scope of rules.

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§ 2570.90 Scope of rules.

The rules of practice set forth in this subpart are applicable to “502(c)(5) civil penalty proceedings” (as defined in 2570.91(n)) under section 502(c)(5) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The rules of procedure for administrative hearings published by the Department's Office of Administrative Law Judges in subpart A of 29 CFR part 18 will apply to matters arising under ERISA section 502(c)(5) except as described by this section. These proceedings shall be conducted as expeditiously as possible, and the parties shall make every effort to avoid delay at each stage of the proceedings.