Except as modified by statute or by the rules in this division, a document is filed on the date received by the Commission at Salem, Oregon, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Pacific Time.
The period of time for doing an act governed by these rules is determined by excluding the first day and including the last day. For example, if a motion is filed on September 18, then any response (due 15 days after filing of the motion) must be filed by October 3. If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday as defined in ORS 187.010 (Legal holidays), or when the Commission office is closed by a Department of Administrative Services directive, then the filing is due on the next business day.
Filings that are incomplete or not in substantial compliance with these rules, Commission orders, ALJ rulings, or statutes may be declined or conditionally accepted. The Commission must provide the reason for declining or conditionally accepting a filing to the filer.
Documents required to be filed within a specified time but that fail to substantially comply with these rules may be accepted as conditionally received to meet the filing deadline.
Conditionally received filings are not considered officially filed until brought into substantial compliance with these rules, the Commission’s orders, ALJ rulings, and statutes. Conditionally received filings may be rejected unless brought into compliance within one business day of notice of the deficiency. A filer must file an amended or corrected filing to bring a conditionally accepted filing into compliance.