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PROCESS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

Case Referred by FERC’s Dispute Resolution Service or Parties Request Settlement Judge

Process Begins
    1. Dispute Resolution Service or parties request appointment of Settlement Judge or mediator
    2. Chief Judge appoints Settlement Judge or mediator
Parties Reach Agreement – YES
    3. Settlement Judge certifies settlement
    4. COMMISSION ISSUES ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT
Parties Reach Agreement– NO
    3. Settlement Judge Notifies Chief Judge that No Settlement was Possible
    4. Chief Judge Terminates Settlement Judge Proceeding and Refers Case to Commission
    5. COMMISSION ISSUES FINAL DECISION



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