Briefly describe the scope and type(s) of discovery available (e.g., depositions, interrogatories, etc.):
Apart from a pre-hearing statement to be issued prior to the hearing at the request of the hearing officer, a party may be entitled to reasonable and relevant discovery at the discretion of the hearing officer including:
" a reasonable number of written requests for admission or interrogatories;
(2) Produce for inspection and copying a reasonable number of documents; and
(3) Produce for inspection a reasonable number of things other than documents." See 37 CFR 11.52(a).
Depositions may be taken for use at the hearing in lieu of the personal appearance of a witness upon a showing of good cause and approval of the hearing officer. See 37 CFR 11.51(a).