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.
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Jun. 8, 2021