7 CFR 1.631 - What are the powers of the ALJ?
The ALJ will have all powers necessary to conduct a fair, orderly, expeditious, and impartial hearing process relating to Forest Service's or other Department's condition or prescription that has been referred to the ALJ for hearing, including the powers to:
(a) Administer oaths and affirmations;
(b) Issue subpoenas under § 1.647;
(d) Rule on motions;
(f) Hold hearings and conferences;
(g) Regulate the course of hearings;
(h) Call and question witnesses;
(l) Take any other action authorized by law.