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WAC 246-10-109

Service and filing.

(1) A party filing a pleading, brief, or paper other than an initiating document or application for an adjudicative proceeding as required or permitted by these rules, shall serve a copy of the paper upon the opposing party or any designated representative of the opposing party prior to or simultaneous with filing.
(2) Unless otherwise provided by law, filing and service shall be made by personal service; by first class, registered, or certified mail; or by electronic telefacsimile transmission (fax) where copies are mailed simultaneously.
(3) Filing shall be complete upon actual receipt during normal business hours at the adjudicative clerk office.
(4) Service shall be complete when personal service is made; or mail is properly stamped, addressed, and deposited in the United States mail; or fax transmission is completed and copies are deposited in the United States mail properly stamped and addressed.
(5) Proof of service shall consist of filing as required by these rules, together with one of the following:
(a) An acknowledgement of service;
(b) A certificate of service including the date the papers were served, the parties upon whom served, the signature of the serving party, and a statement that service was completed by:
(i) Personal service; or
(ii) Mailing in the United States mail a copy properly addressed with postage and fees prepaid to each party and each designated representative.
(6) For the purpose of service on a licensee or a person requesting an adjudicative proceeding, service shall be made at the last known address provided to the department in accordance with WAC 246-01-100, unless the program has actual knowledge of a different correct address for the person being served.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.155.040. WSR 97-12-089, § 246-10-109, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 94-04-079, § 246-10-109, filed 1/31/94, effective 3/3/94; WSR 93-13-005 (Order 369), § 246-10-109, filed 6/3/93, effective 7/4/93.]
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