50 CFR § 221.34 - What is the law governing ex parte communications?
§ 221.34 What is the law governing ex parte communications?
(a) Ex parte communications with the ALJ or his or her staff are prohibited in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 554(d).
(b) This section does not prohibit ex parte inquiries concerning case status or procedural requirements, unless the inquiry involves an area of controversy in the hearing process.