(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, upon finding that circumstances require expedited handling of a particular case or controversy, the Director may issue an order directing any of the following prior to the issuance of the Director's determination:
(1) Shortening the time period for any action under this part consistent with due process;
(2) If other adequate opportunity to respond to pleadings is available, eliminating the reply, rebuttal, or other actions prescribed by this part;
(3) Designating alternative methods of service; or
(4) Directing such other measures as may be required.