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Section 556 - Hearing Examiner's Report and Exceptions

556.1 - Copies

In all proceedings conducted by a hearing examiner, the examiner shall prepare a report and recommendation after the close of the hearing and the receipt of briefs, if any. Eight (8) copies of the hearing examiner's report shall be filed with the Board. 


556.2 - Copies (cont.)

Copies of the hearing examiner's report and recommendation shall be forwarded to the parties' representatives by the Executive Director. 


556.3 - Exceptions

Within fifteen (15) days after service of the report and recommendation, any party may file precise, specific, written exceptions with the Board. Written exceptions shall meet the requirements of Section 501 of these rules. 


556.4 - Opposition

An opposition to exceptions may be filed within ten (10) days after service of the exceptions. 


556.5 - Action by Board

The Board may order additional briefs where it deems appropriate. The Board may also order an oral argument on its own motion or upon motion of a party.