Oregon Public Utility Commission

Rule Rule 860-001-0000
Applicability and Waiver


These rules govern practice and procedure before the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (Commission). The Commission will liberally construe these rules to ensure just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of the issues presented. The Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure (ORCP) also apply in contested case and declaratory ruling proceedings unless inconsistent with these rules, a Commission order, or an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) ruling.


For limited purposes in specific proceedings, the Commission or ALJ may modify or waive any of the rules in this division for good cause shown. A request for exemption must be made in writing, unless otherwise allowed by the Commission or ALJ.

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Jun. 8, 2021