270.316 Public hearings.§ 270.316 Public hearings.
(a) During the course of an investigation by a Team, if the Director considers it to be in the public interest, NIST may hold a public hearing for the purposes of gathering testimony from witnesses and informing the public on the progress of the investigation.
(b) Should NIST plan to hold a public hearing, NIST will publish a notice in the Federal Register, setting forth the date, time, and place of the hearing, and procedures for members of the public wishing to speak at the hearing. In addition, witnesses may be subpoenaed to provide testimony at a public hearing, in accordance with § 270.315 of this subpart.
(c) The Director, or his designee, will preside over any public hearing held pursuant to this section.