(a) Methods. Parties may obtain discovery by depositions, interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admission.

(b) Scope. Unless otherwise ordered, the scope of discovery is the same as under Rule 26(b)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

(c) Limits. The Board may limit the frequency or extent of discovery for a reason stated in Rule 26(b)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

(d) Timing. The Board encourages parties to agree on a discovery plan that the Board may adopt in a scheduling order. The Board may modify an agreed discovery plan.

(e) Disputes

(1) Objections. A party objecting to a written discovery request must make the objection in writing no later than the date that its response to the discovery request is due.

(2) Duty to cooperate. Parties shall try in good faith to resolve objections to discovery requests without involving the Board. The Board may impose an appropriate sanction under Rule 35 (48 CFR 6101.35) on a party that does not meet its discovery obligations.

(3) Motions to compel. A party may move to compel a response or a supplemental response to a discovery request. The movant shall attach to its motion a copy of each discovery request and response at issue, and shall represent in the motion that the movant complied with Rule 13(e)(2) (paragraph (e)(2) of this section).

(f) Subpoenas. A party may request a subpoena under Rule 16 (48 CFR 6101.16).

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