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DCMR Chapter 37

3707  SUBPOENAS AND DEPOSITIONS

3707.1  The Director shall have the power to require by subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of documentary evidence.

3707.2  Each subpoena issued by the Director shall be approved by the Board and shall include the following:

(a) The name of the respondent;

(b) The title of the action;

(c) A specification of the time allowed for compliance with the subpoena;

(d) A command to the person to whom it is directed to attend and give testimony at a time and place specified in the subpoena; and

(e) A command to the person to whom it is directed to produce and permit inspection and copying of the books, papers, documents, or tangible things designated in the subpoena.

3707.3  Any complainant may request the Director to subpoena particular persons or evidence; Provided, that the subpoena shall not be obtained as a matter of right to the complainant.

3707.4  Any person to whom a subpoena is directed may, prior to the time specified in the   subpoena for compliance, request the Board to quash or modify the subpoena.

3707.5  Any application to quash a subpoena shall be accompanied by a brief statement of  the reasons supporting the motion to quash.

3707.6  The Board may quash or modify the subpoena upon a showing of good cause.

3707.7  Upon written notice, the Director may order testimony to be taken by deposition, before any person who is designated by the Director, in any proceeding or investigation; and administer oaths.