Regulations (Standards - 29 CFR) - Table of Contents
• Part Number: 1911
• Part Title: Rules of Procedure for Promulgating, Modifying or Revoking OSHA Standards
• Standard Number: 1911.16
• Title: Powers of presiding officer.
• GPO Source: e-CFR

The officer presiding at a hearing shall have all the powers necessary or appropriate to conduct a fair and full hearing, including the powers:


To regulate the course of the proceedings;


To dispose of procedural requests, objections, and comparable matters;


To confine the presentations to the issues specified in the notice of hearing, or, where no issues are specified, to matters pertinent to the proposed rule;


To regulate the conduct of those present at the hearing by appropriate means;


In his discretion, to permit cross-examination of any witness;


To take official notice of material facts not appearing in the evidence in the record, so long as parties are entitled, on timely request, to an opportunity to show the contrary; and


In his discretion, to keep the record open for a reasonable, stated time to receive written recommendations, and supporting reasons, and additional data, views, and arguments from any person who has participated in the oral proceeding.

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