403.9406 Appointment of an administrative law judge.—Within 7 days after receipt of an application, whether complete or not, the department shall request the Division of Administrative Hearings to designate an administrative law judge to conduct the hearings required by ss. 403.9401-403.9425. The division director shall designate an administrative law judge to conduct the hearings required by ss. 403.9401-403.9425 within 7 days after receipt of the request from the department. Whenever practicable, the division director shall assign an administrative law judge who has had prior experience or training in the certification of linear facilities. Upon being advised that an administrative law judge has been designated, the department shall immediately file a copy of the application and all supporting documents with the administrative law judge who shall docket the application.