Oregon Public Utility Commission

Rule Rule 860-002-0050
Contents of a Petition for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Supporting Materials, and Response Requirements


(1) A petition for alternative dispute resolution under these rules will be filed using a form made available by the Commission. The petition will include the names of the parties, the docket number of the related complaint or petition for declaratory ruling (if applicable), and an affirmation that the non-petitioning party has agreed to participate in alternative dispute resolution.
(2) Supporting materials for a petition for alternative dispute resolution will not be filed with the Commission but instead will be exchanged by the parties in accordance with OAR 860-002-0040 (Process and Timeline for Alternative Dispute Resolution). Supporting materials must not exceed five in length, unless otherwise agreed to by both parties, and
(a) Must explain the core issues in the dispute and provide a summary of background information, and
(b) May be accompanied by reference material intended to aid the mediator’s understanding of the issues. Petitioners are particularly encouraged to attach draft or partially-executed power purchase agreements to disputes related to a power purchase agreement. Reference material will not count towards the five-page limitation but should be limited in nature.
(3) The non-petitioning party’s statement should not exceed five pages in length, unless otherwise agreed to by both parties, and
(a) The response must address the core issues in the dispute and provide a summary of background information.
(b) May be accompanied by reference material intended to aid the mediator’s understanding of the issues. Non-petitioning parties are particularly encouraged to attach draft or partially-executed power purchase agreements to complaints related to a power purchase agreement. Reference material will not count towards the five-page limitation but should be limited in nature.
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