Oregon Public Utility Commission

Rule Rule 860-001-0090
Delegation of Authority to Administrative Law Judge


(1)

The Commission delegates to the ALJ authority to:

(a)

Regulate the course of rulemaking, contested case, and declaratory ruling proceedings, including scheduling, recessing, reconvening, and adjourning hearings;

(b)

Administer oaths;

(c)

Issue subpoenas;

(d)

Make evidentiary rulings;

(e)

Supervise and control discovery;

(f)

Hold appropriate conferences before, during, or after hearings;

(g)

Decide procedural matters, but not to grant contested motions to dismiss or other contested motions that involve final determination of the proceedings;

(h)

Change filing deadlines;

(i)

Grant waivers of rules;

(j)

Certify a question to the Commission for consideration and disposition;

(k)

Determine the order in which evidence will be presented;

(l)

Issue a protective order to limit disclosure of confidential information; and

(m)

Take any other action consistent with the duties of an ALJ.

(2)

The ALJ must conduct proceedings in a fair and impartial manner and maintain order. If a person engages in conduct that interferes with this duty, then the ALJ may suspend the proceeding or exclude the person from the proceeding.
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