§ 1003.73. Adjudication Department.
(a) Designation. The TLD will include an Adjudication Department to provide for the administration of hearings and appeals related to enforcement actions and as otherwise provided for in the act, this part or an order of the Authority.
(b) Standing presiding officers. The Authority will appoint at least one individual to the Adjudication Department as a standing presiding officer to facilitate the purposes of the act and this part related to hearings and appeals. The Authority may assign additional tasks to the Adjudication Department, including the obligation to produce a recommended decision under § § 1005.2011005.204 (relating to recommended decisions).
(c) Qualifications. A presiding officer appointed to the Adjudication Department shall have been admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for at least 7 years prior to the date of designation.
(d) Additional staff. The Executive Director may designate additional Adjudication Department staff necessary to provide for the orderly operation of the Department, including court reporters.
(e) Supersession. Subsections (a)(d) supersede 1 Pa. Code § § 35.18535.187 (relating to designation of presiding officers; disqualification of a presiding officer; and authority delegated to presiding officers).
This section cited in 52 Pa. Code § 1003.1 (relating to definitions); and 52 Pa. Code § 1005.181 (relating to designation of presiding officer).
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