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52 Pa. Code § 1.11. Date of filing.

§ 1.11. Date of filing.

 (a)  Whenever a pleading, submittal or other document is required or permitted to be filed under this title or by statute, it will be deemed to be filed on one of the following dates:

   (1)  On the date actually received in the office of the Secretary.

   (2)  On the date deposited with an overnight express delivery service as shown on the express delivery receipt attached to or included within the envelope containing the document.

   (3)  On the date deposited in the United States Mail as shown by the United States Postal Service stamp on the envelope or noted on a United States Postal Service Form 3817 certificate of mailing. A mailing envelope stamped by an in-house postage meter is insufficient proof of the date of mailing.

   (4)  On the date stated on the confirmation of receipt from the Commission’s electronic filing system, when the time shown is prior to 4:30 p.m. local prevailing time in the Eastern Time Zone (United States of America) and the date shown is a day on which the Commission offices are open. When a document is filed electronically when the offices of the Commission are closed, the document will be deemed to be filed at the time the offices next open.

 (b)  Failure to include a legible delivery receipt with a document submitted in accordance with the methods specified in subsection (a)(2) or (3) may result in an untimely filing.

 (c)  A document transmitted by telefacsimile to the Commission will not be accepted for filing within the meaning of this section.

 (d)  Subsection (a) supersedes 1 Pa. Code §  31.11 (relating to timely filing required).


   The provisions of this §  1.11 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  309—311, 315, 331—335, 501, 504—506, 701—703, 1101—1103, 1301 and 1501.


   The provisions of this §  1.11 adopted October 12, 1984, effective January 1, 1985, 14 Pa.B. 3819; amended December 2, 1988, effective January 3, 1989, 18 Pa.B. 5451; amended January 24, 1997, effective January 25, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 414; amended April 28, 2006, effective April 29, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2097; amended September 26, 2008, effective September 27, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5303. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (319041).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  1.36 (relating to verification); 52 Pa. Code §  1.37 (relating to number of copies); 52 Pa. Code §  1.81 (relating to amendments); 52 Pa. Code §  5.502 (relating to filing and service of briefs); 52 Pa. Code §  5.533 (relating to procedure to except to initial, tentative and recommended decisions); and 52 Pa. Code §  5.535 (relating to replies).

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