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2000 - Rules and Regulations

Subpart B—General Rules of Procedure

§ 308.101  Scope of Local Rules.

(a)  Subparts B and C of the Local Rules prescribe rules of practice and procedure to be followed in the administrative enforcement proceedings initiated by the FDIC as set forth in § 308.1 of the Uniform Rules.

(b)  Except as otherwise specifically provided, the Uniform Rules and subpart B of the Local Rules shall not apply to subparts D through T of the Local Rules.

(c)  Subpart C of the Local Rules shall apply to any administrative proceeding initiated by the FDIC.

(d)  Subparts A, B, and C of this part prescribe the rules of practice and procedure to applicable to adjudicatory proceedings as to which hearings on the record are provided for by the assessment of civil money penalties by the FDIC against institutions, institution- affiliated parties, and certain other persons for which it is the appropriate regulatory agency for any violation of section 15(c)(4) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78o(c)(4)).

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 308.101]

[Section 308.101 amended at 64 Fed. Reg. 62100, November 16, 1999; 66 Fed. Reg. 9189, February 7, 2001, effective March 9, 2001; 80 Fed. Reg. 5012, January 30, 2015, effective March 2, 2015]

§ 308.102  Authority of Board of Directors and Executive Secretary.

(a)  The Board of Directors.  (1)  The Board of Directors may, at any time during the pendency of a proceeding, perform, direct the performance of, or waive performance of, any act which could be done or ordered by the Executive Secretary.

(2)  Nothing contained in this part 308 shall be construed to limit the power of the Board of Directors granted by applicable statutes or regulations.

(b)  The Executive Secretary.  (1)  When no administrative law judge has jurisdiction over a proceeding, the Executive Secretary may act in place of, and with the same authority as, an administrative law judge, except that the Executive Secretary may not hear a case on the merits or make a recommended decision on the merits to the Board of Directors.

(2)  Pursuant to authority delegated by the Board of Directors, the Executive Secretary, and Assistant Executive Secretary, upon the advice and recommendation of the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation or, in his absence, the Assistant General Counsel, Trial Litigation Section, may issue rulings in proceedings under sections 7(j), 8, 18(j), 19, 32 and 38 of the FDIA (12 USC 1817(j), 1818, 1828(j), 1829, 1831i and 1831o concerning:

(i)  Denials of requests for private hearing;

(ii)  Interlocutory appeals;

(iii)  Stays pending judicial review;

(iv)  Reopenings of the record and/or remands of the record to the ALJ;

(v)  Supplementation of the evidence in the record;

(vi)  All remands from the courts of appeals not involving substantive issues;

(vii)  Extensions of stays of orders terminating deposit insurance; and

(viii)  All matters, including final decisions, in proceedings under section 8(g) of the FDIA (12 U.S.C. 1818(g)).

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 308.102]

[Section 308.102 amended at 64 Fed. Reg. 62100, November 16, 1999; 67 Fed. Reg. 71070, November 29, 2002]

§ 308.103  Appointment of administrative law judge.

(a)  Appointment.  Unless otherwise directed by the Board of Directors or as otherwise provided in the Local Rules, a hearing within the scope of this Part 308 shall be held before an administrative law judge of the Office of Financial Institution Adjudication ("OFIA").

(b)  Procedures.  (1)  The Executive Secretary shall promptly after issuance of the notice refer the matter to the OFIA which shall secure the appointment of an administrative law judge to hear the proceeding.

(2)  OFIA shall advise the parties, in writing, that an administrative law judge has been appointed.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 308.103]

§ 308.104  Filings with the Board of Directors.

(a)  General Rule.  All materials required to be filed with or referred to the Board of Directors in any proceedings under this Part 308 shall be filed with the Executive Secretary, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429.

(b)  Scope.  Filings to be made with the Executive Secretary include pleadings and motions filed during the proceeding; the record filed by the administrative law judge after the issuance of a recommended decision; the recommended decision filed by the administrative law judge following a motion for summary disposition; referrals by the administrative law judge of motions for interlocutory review; motions and responses to motions filed by the parties after the record has been certified to the Board of Directors; exceptions and requests for oral argument and any other papers required to be filed with the Board of Directors under this Part 308.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 308.104]

§ 308.105  Custodian of the record.

The Executive Secretary is the official custodian of the record when no administrative law judge has jurisdiction over the proceeding. As the official custodian, the Executive Secretary shall maintain the official record of all papers filed in each proceeding.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 308.105]

§ 308.106  Written testimony in lieu of oral hearing.

(a)  General rule.  (1)  At any time more than fifteen days before the hearing is to commence, on the motion of any party or on his or her own motion, the administrative law judge may order that the parties present part or all of their case-in-chief and, if ordered, their rebuttal, in the form of exhibits and written statements sworn to by the witness offering such statements as evidence, provided that if any party objects, the administrative law judge shall not require such a format if that format would violate the objecting party's right under the Administrative Procedure Act, or other applicable law, or would otherwise unfairly prejudice that party.

(2)  Any such order shall provide that each party shall, upon request, have the same right of oral cross-examination (or redirect examination) as would exist had the witness testified orally rather than through a written statement. Such order shall also provide that any party has a right to call any hostile witness or adverse party to testify orally.

(b)  Scheduling of submission of written testimony.  (1)  If written direct testimony and exhibits are ordered under paragraph (a) of this section, the administrative law judge shall require that it be filed within the time period for commencement of the hearing, and the hearing shall be deemed to have commenced on the day such testimony is due.

(2)  Absent good cause shown, written rebuttal, if any, shall be submitted and the oral portion of the hearing begun within 30 days of the date set for filing written direct testimony.

(3)  The administrative law judge shall direct, unless good cause requires otherwise, that--

(i)  All parties shall simultaneously file any exhibits and written direct testimony required under paragraph (b)(1) of this section; and

(ii)  All parties shall simultaneously file any exhibits and written rebuttal required under paragraph (b)(2) of this section.

(c)  Failure to comply with order to file written testimony.  (1)  The failure of any party to comply with an order to file written testimony or exhibits at the time and in the manner required under this section shall be deemed a waiver of that party's right to present any evidence, except testimony of a previously identified adverse party or hostile witness. Failure to file written testimony or exhibits is, however, not a waiver of that party's right of cross-examination or a waiver of the right to present rebuttal evidence that was not required to be submitted in written form.

(2)  Late filings of papers under this section may be allowed and accepted only upon good cause shown.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 308.106]

§ 308.107  Document discovery.

(a)  Parties to proceedings set forth at § 308.1 of the Uniform Rules and as provided in the Local Rules may obtain discovery only through the production of documents. No other form of discovery shall be allowed.

(b)  Any questioning at a deposition of a person producing documents pursuant to a document subpoena shall be strictly limited to the identification of documents produced by that person and a reasonable examination to determine whether the subpoenaed person made an adequate search for, and has produced, all subpoenaed documents.

[Codified to 12 C.F.R. § 308.107]

[Section 308.107 amended 80 Fed. Reg. 5012, January 30, 2015, effective March 2, 2015]

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