99.2 Presiding officer.§ 99.2 Presiding officer.
(a) (1) The presiding officer at a hearing shall be the Assistant Secretary or the Assistant Secretary's designee.
(2) The designation of the presiding officer shall be in writing. A copy of the designation shall be served on all parties.
(b) The presiding officer, for all hearings, shall be bound by all applicable laws and regulations.