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PDFWAC 246-11-290

Scheduling orders.

(1) Within thirty days after receipt of the application for adjudicative proceeding, the board or designee shall:
(a) Approve the application for full adjudicative procedure and issue and serve on the parties a scheduling order or initial conference order establishing timelines for discovery, settlement, and scheduled hearings; or
(b) Approve the application for a brief adjudicative procedure and issue and serve a notice of the date by which any additional written materials are to be submitted for consideration; or
(c) Deny the application according to RCW 34.05.416.
(2) If a scheduling order is issued:
(a) The scheduling order must specify:
(i) The date, time, and place of a prehearing conference and the hearing;
(ii) The deadlines for completion of discovery and submission of prehearing motions; and
(iii) The name, address, and telephone number of the assistant attorney general or other department representative who will represent the department in the matter.
(b) The scheduling order may be modified by order of the presiding officer upon his or her own initiative or upon motion of a party. Any request for change to the initial scheduling order must be made by motion as provided in WAC 246-11-380.
(c) The presiding officer may waive establishing dates for the completion of discovery, submission of prehearing motions, and the prehearing conference, if, in the discretion of the presiding officer, those proceedings are not necessary or appropriate in a particular matter or type of case. However, either party may request by motion to the presiding officer that any or all of the dates be set.
(d) Dates contained in the scheduling order may be changed by the adjudicative clerk's office upon written request of either party made within fifteen days of issuance of the first scheduling order. All other changes must be made by motion pursuant to WAC 246-11-380.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040, 34.05.220, 34.05.410, 18.130.050, and 34.05.413 through 34.05.476. WSR 18-18-050, § 246-11-290, filed 8/29/18, effective 9/29/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.155.040. WSR 97-13-015, § 246-11-290, filed 6/6/97, effective 7/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.130.050(1) and 18.130.060(3). WSR 94-04-078, § 246-11-290, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.130.050(1) and 34.05.419. WSR 93-08-003 (Order 347), § 246-11-290, filed 3/24/93, effective 4/24/93.]
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