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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

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§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, Labor Code.


1. New NOTE filed 7-19-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 30).

2. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 1-9-2003; operative 2-8-2003 (Register 2003, No. 2).

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