Oregon Public Utility Commission

Rule Rule 860-001-0400
Pleadings Requirements


(1)

All pleadings must be signed by the person filing the pleading or an authorized representative. By signing a pleading, the signatory makes the certification in ORCP 17C. For electronic filings, a person may use any identifier that is adopted by the person with the intent to authenticate a document (for example, “/s/John Doe”).

(2)

Applications, petitions, complaints, and other initiating pleadings must include:

(a)

The filer’s name and contact information, including telephone number, physical address, and electronic mail address;

(b)

The name and contact information, including telephone number, physical address, and electronic mail address of any other party named in the filing;

(c)

A clear and concise statement of the authorization, action, or relief sought;

(d)

Appropriate references to the statutory provision or other authority under which the filing is made; and

(e)

Other information as required by the Commission’s rules.

(3)

Answers, protests, and other responsive pleadings must be in writing and must include:

(a)

The filer’s name and address;

(b)

The identification of the initiating pleading to which the response is made, including the docket number if one had been assigned; and

(c)

A specific response to the pleading including, if necessary, an answer to material allegations and affirmative defenses.

(4)

Unless otherwise directed by the Commission or ALJ, responses must be filed within the following timeframes:

(a)

An answer to a complaint, application, or petition must be filed within 20 days after the pleading is filed.

(b)

An answer to a consumer complaint under OAR 860-021-0015 (Dispute Resolution) must be filed within 15 days after the Commission serves the complaint.

(c)

An answer to a petition to intervene must be filed within 10 days after filing of the petition.

(d)

An answer to a complaint under OAR 860-029-0100 (Resolution of Disputes for Proposed Negotiated Power Purchase Agreements) must be filed within 10 days after the Commission serves the complaint.

(e)

An answer to any other type of pleading must be filed within 15 days after the pleading is filed.

(5)

A reply to a responsive pleading is not permitted unless otherwise allowed by the Commission or ALJ.
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Jun. 8, 2021