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(a) General. An application for an order or ruling not otherwise covered by these rules shall be by motion. All motions filed prior to the calling of the matter for a hearing shall be to the Agency Decisionmaker. All motions filed after the matter is called for hearing shall be to the administrative law judge.
(b) Form. Unless made during hearing, motions shall be made in writing, shall state with particularly the grounds for relief sought, and shall be accompanied by affidavits or other evidence relied upon.
(c) Answers. Except when a motion is filed during a hearing, any party may file an answer in support or opposition to a motion, accompanied by affidavits or other evidence relied upon. Such answers shall be served within 20 days after the motion is served or within such other time as the Agency Decisionmaker or administrative law judge may set.
(d) Argument. Oral argument or briefs on a motion may be ordered by the Agency Decisionmaker or the administrative law judge.
(e) Disposition. Motions may be ruled on immediately or at any other time specified by the administrative law judge or the Agency Decisionmaker.
(f) Suspension of time. The pendency of a motion shall not affect any time limits set in these rules unless expressly ordered by the Agency Decisionmaker or administrative law judge.
[70 FR 28483, May 18, 2005; 88 FR 80183, Nov. 17, 2023]