1231. Ex Parte Communications

There shall be no communications regarding any pending case outside of the hearing between the hearing examiner assigned to the case and any party, representative or witness in any case pending before the examiner until the examiner has completed the written decision in that case, except for discussions about requests for continuances, building inspections or determinations of confidentiality, prehearing discussions pursuant to Regulation 1232 where both parties or their representatives have an opportunity to be present, or orders by the examiner to produce evidence pursuant to Regulation 1226. There may be communications on any matters with other Board staff.