Federal Energy Regulatory Commission skip navigation
FERC Seal

Return to graphic version   
PROCESS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

Commission Concurrently Sets Case for Hearing and Settlement Procedures

Process Begins
    1. Chief Judge assigns settlement judge or mediator
    2. Settlement Judge conducts settlement procedures
Case Settles - YES
    3. Settlement Judge certifies settlement
    4. COMMISSION ISSUES ORDER ACCEPTING SETTLEMENT
Case Settles - NO
    3. Settlement Judge recommends settlement process be terminated
    4. Chief Judge terminates settlement procedure and appoints a presiding judge
    5. Hearing process begins
    • Testimony/exhibits filed
    • Hearing is held
    • Initial/reply briefs filed

    6. Judge issued Initial Decision and parties file briefs on exception and opposing exceptions
    7. COMMISSION ISSUES FINAL DECISION



Return to graphic version