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§ 648.7. Informal Hearings.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 23. Waters
Division 3. State Water Resources Control Board and Regional Water Quality Control Boards
Chapter 1.5. Rules of Practice and Procedure
Article 2. Adjudicative Proceedings
23 CCR § 648.7
§ 648.7. Informal Hearings.
Unless the hearing notice specifies otherwise, the presiding officer shall have the discretion to determine whether a matter will be heard pursuant to the informal hearing procedures set forth in article 10, commencing with section 11445.20, of chapter 4.5 of the Administrative Procedure Act.
Among the factors that should be considered in making this determination are:
The number of parties,
The number and nature of the written comments received,
The number of interested persons wishing to present oral comments at the hearing,
The complexity and significance of the issues involved, and
The need to create a record in the matter.
An objection by a party, either in writing or at the time of the hearing, to the decision to hold an informal hearing shall be resolved by the presiding officer before going ahead under the informal procedure. Failure to make a timely objection to the use of informal hearing procedures before those procedures are used will constitute consent to an informal hearing. A matter shall not be heard pursuant to an informal hearing procedure over timely objection by the person to whom agency action is directed unless an informal hearing is authorized under subdivision (a), (b), or (d) of section 11445.20 of the Government Code.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 185 and 1058, Water Code. Reference: Sections 183, 13263 and 13378, Water Code.
1. Repealer and new section filed 3-26-98 as an interim regulation pursuant to Government Code section 11400.20; operative 3-26-98 (Register 98, No. 13). Interim regulations expire 12-31-98 unless earlier amended or repealed.
2. Pursuant to Government Code section 11400.20(b)(2), interim regulations extended to 3-31-99 by filing of permanent regulations with OAL on 11-25-98. Adoption of permanent regulations disapproved by OAL 1-12-99; resubmitted by the State Water Resources Control Board on 3-10-99; and filed with the Secretary of State on 3-31-99, effective upon filing (Register 99, No. 14).
This database is current through 6/24/22 Register 2022, No. 25
23 CCR § 648.7, 23 CA ADC § 648.7
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