OAR 137-002-0040
Declaratory Ruling Procedure


The proceeding shall be conducted by and shall be under the control of the presiding officer. The presiding officer may be the chief administrative officer of the agency, a member of its governing body or any other person designated by the agency.


No testimony or other evidence shall be accepted at the hearing. The petition will be decided on the facts stated in the petition, except that the presiding officer may agree to accept, for consideration by the agency, a statement of alternative facts if such a statement has been stipulated to in writing by all parties to the proceeding, including any intervening parties.


The parties and agency staff shall have the right to present oral argument. The presiding officer may impose reasonable time limits on the time allowed for oral argument. The parties and agency staff may file briefs in support of their respective positions. The presiding officer shall fix the time and order of filing briefs and may direct that the briefs be submitted prior to oral argument. The presiding officer may permit the filing of memoranda following the hearing.


The proceeding may be conducted in person or by telephone.


As used in this rule, “telephone” means any two-way electronic communication device.

Source: Rule 137-002-0040 — Declaratory Ruling Procedure, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=137-002-0040.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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