Oregon Public Utility Commission Rule Rule 860-001-0390 General The Commission treats pleadings and motions differently. (1)Pleadings are used to address formal requests to initiate a proceeding or for Commission authorization. There are two types of pleadings. (a)Initiating pleadings include applications, petitions, and complaints. (b)Responsive pleadings include answers, protests, responses, and replies. (2)Motions are requests seeking a ruling in a Commission proceeding. There are two types of motions. (a)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. (b)Procedural motions address the means by which the Commission regulates its proceedings; for example, a motion to modify a schedule.