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Agency Scheme: 
Hearing Level: Basic Structure
Name of Hearing Office (local name): 
Enforcement Bureau
Name of Hearing Office (global name): 
Federal Communications Commission: Enforcement Bureau
Market Disputes Resolution Division
Hearing Officer #1 (Title): 
Division Chief (or Division Deputy Chief)
Hearing Officer #2 (Title): 
Administrative Law Judge
Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at the hearing-level stage?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 

This adjudication scheme concerns formal Complaints Against Common Carriers under Section 208 of the Communications Act that are adjudicated on the Enforcement Bureau's Accelerated Docket. The Accelerated Docket adjudicates formal complaints on an expedited schedule. It is designed to lead to a written staff-level decision within 60 days from the filing of the complaint. Because the Accelerated Docket rules require staff-supervised pre-filing mediations, many disputes are settled without the need to file a formal complaint.

PROCESS & PROCEDURE - General Information
Are private parties permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Is the agency permitted to have representation at hearings?: 
N/A (e.g., Agency Not Party to Hearing)
Regulations/rules of practice for hearings (please include CFR citations): 
47 C.F.R. § 1.721(f); 1.722(k); 1.726(g); 1.729(i); 1.730; 1.733(i)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Pre-Hearing Procedure
Is discovery permitted by either party at the hearing-level stage?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Briefly describe the scope and type(s) of discovery available (e.g., depositions, interrogatories, etc.): 
Each party, with its initial pleading, shall serve copies of all documents in the possession, custody or control of the party that are likely to bear significantly on any claim or defense. In pre-status conference, parties may request the production of additional document, seek leave to conduct a reasonable number of depositions. However, interrogatories should not be routinely granted. Parties may also obtain expert witnesses, but they are also subject to depositions.
Does the hearing officer have subpoena authority?: 
Are parties provided notice of hearing?: 
Yes (All Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Hearing Procedure
What types of hearings are permitted at the hearing-level stage?: 
How is the type of hearing selected: 
Required by Rule
How many hearing officers preside at each hearing?: 
Is witness testimony permitted at hearings?: 
Can parties cross-examine witnesses?: 
Are hearings recorded and/or transcribed?: 
Are hearings open to the public?: 
No (Hearings Always Closed/All Types of Cases)
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Post-Hearing Procedure
Who typically drafts the decision at the hearing-level stage?: 
Adjudication Officer
Who has authority to issue final decisions?: 
Adjudication Officer
Do agency regulations or guidance provide time limits for issuance of final decisions?: 
PROCESS & PROCEDURE - Case Management
Are final decisions published and/or posted on the agency website?: 
Yes (Some Decisions)
If "Yes (Some Decisions)," how does the agency determine which final decisions to publish/post? Please briefly describe: 
The relevant website page and regulations do not indicate how the agency decides which final decisions to publish.
Do agency regulations/rules of practice specify the contents of the administrative record at the hearing-level stage?: 
Do agency regulations/rules of practice provide for closure of the record at the hearing-level stage (subject to applicable exce: 
ADR: General Information
Is ADR available at one or more points during the hearing process?: 
If "Yes," when is ADR available?: 
Before Claim/Case Filed
Is ADR a mandatory or voluntary process?: 
What type(s) of ADR are available?: 
Who conducts the ADR?: 
Agency Program Official
Regulations/rules of practice governing ADR process (please include CFR citations): 
47 C.F.R. § 1.730(b) and (c).
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified