§ 35.212. Content and form of briefs on exceptions.
(a) Briefs on exceptions.
(1) Briefs on exceptions shall contain:
(i) A short statement of the case.
(ii) A summary of the basic position of the party filing.
(iii) The grounds upon which the exceptions rest.
(iv) The argument in support with appropriate references to the record and legal authorities.
(2) There may also be included specific findings and conclusions proposed in lieu of those to which exception is taken and any proposed additional findings and conclusions.
(3) Exceptions to the form of order or regulation shall specify the portions thereof to which exception is taken, and may set forth a form of order or regulation suggested in lieu of that served.
(b) Briefs opposing exceptions. Briefs opposing exceptions shall generally follow the same style prescribed for briefs on exceptions, but may omit a statement of the case if it was correctly stated in a brief on exceptions.
(c) Length. Briefs on exceptions and briefs opposing exceptions shall be self contained and limited to 50 pages in length, provided that for good cause the limitation on length may be altered or waived for either class of briefs upon application to and order of the agency head of at least 5 days before the time fixed for filing of the respective briefs.
(d) Copies. Five copies of each brief shall be filed with the office of the agency in addition to the copies served on the participants in the proceedings.
This section cited in 1 Pa. Code § 33.15 (relating to number of copies); 4 Pa. Code § 607a.21 (relating to exceptions); 4 Pa. Code § 607a.22 (relating to brief opposing exceptions); 7 Pa. Code § 179.66 (relating to briefs and oral argument); 12 Pa. Code § 11.15 (relating to final orders); 22 Pa. Code § 201.11 (relating to proposed opinion and recommendation); 22 Pa. Code § 351.1 (relating to purpose and scope); 28 Pa. Code § 301.7 (relating to fair hearing); 31 Pa. Code § 56.1 (relating to applicability of general rules); 31 Pa. Code § 56.2 (relating to adjudication procedure); 34 Pa. Code § 95.98 (relating to decisions of the Board); 34 Pa. Code § 111.16 (relating to briefs: content and form and time for filing); 34 Pa. Code § 125.6 (relating to decision on application); 34 Pa. Code § 131.101 (relating to briefs, findings of fact and close of record); 34 Pa. Code § 131.112 (relating to correction or amendment of decision); 34 Pa. Code § 213.5 (relating to briefs); 49 Pa. Code § 37.101 (relating to exceptions to the hearing examiners decision); 52 Pa. Code § 5.533 (relating to procedure to except to initial, tentative and recommended decisions); 52 Pa. Code § 1005.211 (relating to exceptions to recommended decisions); 55 Pa. Code § 41.191 (relating to determination and recommendations by the Bureau); 58 Pa. Code § 494a.7 (relating to exceptions); 61 Pa. Code § 703.5 (relating to other submissions); and 67 Pa. Code § 491.12 (relating to exceptions).
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