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Rules of Practice and Procedure

The Office of Administrative Law Judges administers proceedings under numerous rules of practice and procedure. The applicable set of rules depends upon the relevant act(s) or statute(s).

Most cases are governed by the Rules of Practice and Procedure Governing Formal Adjudicatory Proceedings Instituted by the Secretary Under Various Statutes ("Rules of Practice") or by the Supplemental Rules of Practice and Procedure ("Supplemental Rules of Practice").

 

 

Please note that some proceedings are conducted under other rules of practice and procedure. For further information regarding the various rules applicable OALJ (including links to the pertinent statutes and regulations), please refer to the below chart and to OALJ's Rules of Practice and Procedure Guide.

 

Applicable Rules of Practice and Procedure

 

 

Rules of Practice Governing Formal Adjudicatory Proceedings Instituted by the Secretary

(Rules of Practice)

 

 

7 C.F.R. §§ 1.130 – 1.151

 

 

 

Supplemental Rules of Practice and Procedure

(Supplemental Rules of Practice)

 

7 C.F.R. § 380.10

(Plant Protection Act; Federal Plant Pest Act; Endangered Species Act Amendment of 1973; Lacey Act Amendments of 1981)

9 C.F.R. §§ 4.10 – 4.11

(Animal Welfare Act)

9 C.F.R. § 12.10

(Horse Protection Act)

9 C.F.R. § 49.10

(Animal Industry Act; Cattle Contagious Diseases Act; Act of March 3, 1905; Act of July 2, 1962; Animal Health Protection Act)

9 C.F.R. §§ 162.10 – 162.13

(Revocation or Suspension of Veterinarians’ Accreditation)

 

Rules of Practice Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act

 

 

7 C.F.R. §§ 47.1 – 47.5, 47.46 – 47.49

 

Rules of Practice Governing Proceedings Under the Packers and Stockyards Act

 

 

9 C.F.R. §§ 202.1 – 202.123

 

Rules of Practice Governing Adjudication of Sourcing Area Applications and Formal Review of Sourcing Area Applications Pursuant to the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act

 

 

 

7 C.F.R. §§ 1.410 – 1.429

 

Rules of Practice Governing Conditions in FERC Hydropower Licenses

 

 

7 C.F.R. §§ 1.601 – 1.674

 

Rules of Practice Governing Proceedings on Petitions to Modify or to Be Exempted from Marketing Orders

 

 

7 C.F.R. §§ 900.50 – 900.71

 

Amendment of General Regulations for Federal Milk Marketing Agreements and Marketing Orders; Addition of Supplemental Rules of Practice for Amendatory Formal Rulemaking Procedures

 

 

 

7 C.F.R. §§ 900.20 – 900.33

 

 

Administrative Offset, Administrative Wage Garnishment, and Disclosure to Credit Reporting Agencies Procedures

 

7 C.F.R. §§ 3.40 – 3.47

7 C.F.R. §§ 3.50 – 3.53

7 C.F.R. §§ 3.60 – 3.62

7 C.F.R. §§ 3.70 – 3.87

31 C.F.R. § 285.11

 

 

 

 

Federal Lands Sourcing Application Procedures

 

7 C.F.R. Part 1, Subpart M

36 C.F.R. Part 223, Subpart D

36 C.F.R. Part 223, Subpart F

16 U.S.C. § 620(a)(1)

16 U.S.C. § 620b(a)(2)(A)

16 U.S.C. § 620f(a)93)(B)

Generally, 16 U.S.C. §§ 620 – 620j

 

 

Procedural Requirements Relating to Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension

 

 

7 C.F.R. §§ 3017.100 – 3017.635

 

 

Personnel Security Review Board

 

D.R. 4600-002

Exec. Order No. 12968, 60 Fed. Reg. 40245 (Aug. 2, 1995)

Exec. Order 10450, 18 Fed. Reg. 2489 (Apr. 27, 1953)

 

 

Adjudications Under Section 741

 

7 C.F.R. §§ 15f.1 – 15f.29

 

 

Equal Access to Justice Act

 

7 C.F.R. §§ 1.180 – 1.203

5 U.S.C. § 504