Oregon Public Utility Commission

Rule Rule 860-001-0390

The Commission treats pleadings and motions differently.


Pleadings are used to address formal requests to initiate a proceeding or for Commission authorization. There are two types of pleadings.


Initiating pleadings include applications, petitions, and complaints.


Responsive pleadings include answers, protests, responses, and replies.


Motions are requests seeking a ruling in a Commission proceeding. There are two types of motions.


Substantive motions address the rights or duties of a party or seek summary determination of any or all issues in the proceeding, such as a motion to dismiss.


Procedural motions address the means by which the Commission regulates its proceedings; for example, a motion to modify a schedule.

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