Last Update: 2/28/17

Chapter 480-07 WAC

PROCEDURAL RULES

WAC Sections

Scope of this chapter.
PART I: GENERAL PROVISIONS
Scope of Part I.
Exemptions from and modifications to commission rules; conflicts with other rules.
Office hours.
Commission contact information.
Time periods specified for acts governed by this chapter.
General requirements for submitting documents to the commission.
Commission receipt of a document is not filing or acceptance.
Commission service of documents.
Confidential information under RCW 80.04.095 or 81.77.210.
Official communications from the commission.
Inspection and production of documents in commission investigations.
Incorporated and referenced materials in commission rules and orders.
Electronic signatures.
PART II: RULE-MAKING PROCEEDINGS
Scope of Part II.
Administrative Procedure Act requirements.
Monitoring rule-making proceedings; lists of interested persons.
Inquiring about rule-making proceedings.
Petitions for rule making, amendment, or repeal.
Submitting documents in rule-making proceedings.
PART III: ADJUDICATIVE PROCEEDINGS
Subpart A: Rules of General Applicability
Scope of Part III.
Commencement of an adjudicative proceeding.
Probable cause determinations.
Ex parte communication.
Consolidation of proceedings.
Presiding officers.
Parties—General.
Appearance and practice before the commission.
Access for limited-English speakers and hearing-impaired persons.
Parties—Intervention.
PartiesService and master service list.
Filing documents in adjudicative proceedings.
Pleadings—General.
Motions.
Motions that are dispositive—Motion to dismiss; motion for summary determination; motion to withdraw.
Motion for continuance or suspension.
Briefs; oral argument.
Pleadings, motions, and briefs—Format requirements; citation to record and authorities; verification; errors; construction; amendment.
Discovery.
DiscoveryData requests and bench requests.
Discovery—Depositions.
Discovery conference.
Discovery—Protective orders.
Discovery disputes.
Prehearing conferences.
Hearing notice.
Hearing—Failure to appear.
Hearing—Exhibits, exhibit list, and cross-examination estimates.
Hearing guidelines.
Hearing—Stipulation of facts.
Hearing—Exhibits and documentary evidence.
Hearing—Rules of evidence; official notice.
Hearing—Public comment.
Subpart B: General Rate Proceedings
General rate proceedings—Statement of policy.
General rate proceedings—Definition.
General rate proceedings—Electric, natural gas, pipeline, and telecommunications companies.
General rate proceedings—Solid waste collection companies.
General rate proceedings—Water companies.
General rate proceedings—Burden of proof.
General rate proceedings—Compliance filings and other resulting filings.
Subpart C: Abbreviated and Specialized Forms of Adjudicative Proceedings
Scope.
Brief adjudicative proceedings.
Emergency adjudicative proceedings.
Telecommunications companies—Arbitration under the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Telecommunications companies—Review and approval of interconnection agreements under the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Petitions for enforcement of telecommunications company interconnection agreements.
Railroad grade-crossing closures—Objections.
Subpart D: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative dispute resolution.
Mediation.
Collaboratives.
Settlement.
Settlement consideration procedure.
Commission discretion to accept settlement, impose conditions, or reject a proposed settlement.
Subpart E: Orders and Post-order Process
General; definitions.
Interlocutory orders.
Initial and final orders.
Initial orders—Petitions for administrative review.
Motion to reopen the record prior to entry of a final order.
Clarification of final order by motion.
Clarification of a final order by conference.
Reconsideration of a final order by petition.
Stay.
Rehearing.
Amendment, rescission, or correction of order.
Compliance filing; subsequent filing; reporting requirement.
Compliance filing—Filing requirements; timing; commission action.
Subsequent filing—Filing requirements; timing; commission action.
PART IV: OTHER COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS
Open public meetings.
Delegation of authority to the executive secretary.
Delegation of authority to the executive secretary to decide certain matters.
Delegation of authority to executive secretary to enter ex parte orders.
Informal complaints.
Interpretive and policy statements.
Declaratory orders under RCW 34.05.240.
Conversion of proceedings.
Joint hearings with other administrative bodies.
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