§ 115.10. Public hearings conducted by the Department.
(a) Under sections 203, 242(e), 253 and 302(c)(1) of the act, the Department will hold public hearings in accordance with the Sunshine Act (65 P. S. § § 271286). Notice of public hearings shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality, at least 3 days prior to the scheduled date of the hearing.
(b) A hearing will be conducted under 1 Pa. Code Part II (relating to general rules of administrative practice and procedure).
(c) The Secretary will designate presiding officers for public hearings under the act by giving notice of the appointment of them in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The presiding officer shall produce a report identifying separately the issues, facts and findings pertaining to the financial distress determination of the applying municipality. The final report of the presiding officer shall, at its conclusion, recommend whether or not the municipality involved should be declared distressed.
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