(a) The commission encourages the resolution of disputes at any time, whether under this chapter or not. ADR procedures under this chapter may begin, at the discretion of the ADR director, anytime after the application has been deemed administratively complete and at least one letter protesting the application has been filed with the commission. (b) Upon unanimous motion of the parties and at the discretion of the judge, the provisions of this subsection may apply to contested hearings. In such cases, it is within the discretion of the judge to continue the hearing to allow the use of ADR procedures.
Source Note: The provisions of this §40.6 adopted to be effective June 6, 1996, 21 TexReg 4726.