43 CFR § 4.433 - Authority of the administrative law judge.
(a) The administrative law judge has general authority to conduct the hearing in an orderly and judicial manner, including authority to:
(1) Administer oaths;
(2) Call and question witnesses;
(3) Subpoena witnesses as specified in paragraph (b) of this section;
(4) Issue findings and decisions as specified in paragraph (c) of this section; and
(5) Take any other actions that the Board may prescribe in referring the case for hearing.
(b) The administrative law judge has authority to subpoena witnesses and to take and cause depositions to be taken for the purpose of taking testimony but not for discovery. This authority must be exercised in accordance with the Act of January 31, 1903 (32 Stat. 790; 43 U.S.C. 102 through 106).
(1) Proposed findings of fact on the issues presented at the hearing;
(2) A recommended decision that includes findings of fact and conclusions of law; or
(d) The issuance of subpoenas, the attendance of witnesses, and the taking of depositions are governed by §§ 4.423 and 4.26.