(1) When two or more applications for adjudicative proceeding involve a similar issue, the applications may be consolidated by the presiding officer and the hearings conducted together. The presiding officer may consolidate on his/her own motion or upon the request of a party.
(2) A party scheduled for a consolidated proceeding may request to withdraw from the consolidated proceeding in favor of an individual proceeding. The presiding officer may grant a motion to withdraw from a consolidated proceeding at any time when good cause is shown.
(3) Each respondent in a consolidated proceeding shall retain the right to representation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040
. WSR 94-04-079, § 246-10-607, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; WSR 93-13-005 (Order 369), § 246-10-607, filed 6/3/93, effective 7/4/93.]