Briefly describe the scope and type(s) of discovery available (e.g., depositions, interrogatories, etc.):
Types and scope of discovery available for matters set for hearing under Subpart E is similar to federal district court. Discovery mechanisms include: depositions of parties, corporations/entities, non-parties, and experts; data requests; interrogatories;document requests; inspection requests; requests for admission. (18 CFR pt. 385, subpt. D). Discovery motions practice available, including: motions to compel, motions to quash subpoenas, or motions for order limiting discovery. ALJs also have the authority to sanction parties for discovery abuses or failure to comply with a discovery order. FERC rules expressly provide that parties have no continuing duty to supplement discovery responses. FERC has differentiated case management, which establishes default discovery time frames; ALJs have discretion to adjust as required to meet the needs of a case.