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52 Pa. Code § 1.27. Suspension and disbarment.

§ 1.27. Suspension and disbarment.

 (a)  The Commission may deny, temporarily or permanently, the privilege of appearing or practicing before it in any way to a person who is found by the Commission, after notice and opportunity for hearing in the matter, to have done one or more of the following:

   (1)  Lacked the requisite qualifications to represent others.

   (2)  Lacked the requisite technical education, training or experience for a particular project or type of project submitted for Commission approval.

   (3)  Engaged in unethical, contemptuous or improper conduct before the Commission.

   (4)  Repeatedly failed to follow Commission or presiding officer directives.

 (b)  For the purpose of subsection (a), practicing before the Commission shall include:

   (1)  Transacting business with the Commission.

   (2)  The preparation of a statement, opinion or other paper by an attorney, accountant, engineer or other expert, filed with the Commission in a pleading, submittal or other document with the consent of the attorney, accountant, engineer or other expert.

   (3)  Appearances at a hearing before the Commission or a presiding officer.

 (c)  Subsections (a) and (b) are identical to 1 Pa. Code §  31.28 (relating to suspension and disbarment).


   The provisions of this §  1.27 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 504—506, 1301 and 1501.


   The provisions of this §  1.27 adopted October 12, 1984, effective January 1, 1985, 14 Pa.B. 3819; amended January 24, 1997, effective January 25, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 414. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (215913) to (215914).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  5.485 (relating to manner of conduct of hearings).

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