Section 11.16 Refusal of Hearing in Certain Instances

(a) The Administrative Law Judge may dismiss any petition, complaint or request without a hearing if the Administrative Law Judge concludes that it is frivolous. The Administrative Law Judge shall file a written statement with the Board setting forth the basis upon which the decision rests.

(b) The Administrative Law Judge may decide any matter without a hearing if it appears from the record prior to a hearing that there is no genuine issue as to any material fact.