55.1. The Commission must exercise its functions and powers in the matter of the examination of a disagreement diligently and efficiently.
The Commission must make its decision within three months after the matter is taken under advisement, unless the chair extends that time limit for valid reasons.
If a member of the Commission to whom a case is referred does not make a decision within the specified time limit, the chair may, by virtue of office or at the request of a party, remove the member from the case.
Before extending the time limit or removing from a case a member who has not made a decision within the applicable time limit, the chair must take the circumstances and the interest of the parties into account.