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Chapter 3.5. Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board
Subchapter 1. Rules of Procedure for Permanent Variances and Appeals from Temporary Variances
Article 3. Prehearing Proceedings
§420. Prehearing Conference.
(a) At any time before a hearing, the Standards Board or the hearing officer may,
on its own initiative, or at the request of a party, direct the parties or their
representatives to exchange information or to participate in a pre-hearing conference
for the purpose of considering matters which will tend to simplify the issues
or expedite the proceedings. If a hearing officer has been assigned, the hearing
officer may resolve such requests without the Board's involvement.
(b) The Standards Board or the hearing officer may issue a prehearing order
which includes the agreements reached by the parties. Such order shall be served
on all parties and shall be a part of the record.
Authority cited: Section 143.2, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 143 and 143.2,
1. New NOTE filed 7-19-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82,
2. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 1-9-2003; operative
2-8-2003 (Register 2003, No. 2).
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