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52 Pa. Code § 1.31. Requirements for documentary filings.

§ 1.31. Requirements for documentary filings.

 (a)  Form. Pleadings must be divided into numbered paragraphs.

 (b)  Attachments. Copies of documents relied upon in the pleadings must be identified and attached. Copies of reported court decisions, writings or orders already of record with the Commission need not be attached to the pleading if reference by docket number is made to the proceeding in which they were filed in accordance with §  1.33 (referring to incorporation by reference).

 (c)  Identifying information. Documents filed with the Commission in a proceeding must clearly contain the following information:

   (1)  The docket number or similar identifying symbols, if any.

   (2)  The title or caption of the proceeding before the Commission.

   (3)  Within the title of the document, the name of the person on whose behalf the filing is made. If more than one person is involved, only a single name is necessary.

 (d)  Supersession. Subsections (a)—(c) supersede 1 Pa. Code §  33.1 (relating to title).


   The provisions of this §  1.31 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 504—506, 1301 and 1501.


   The provisions of this §  1.31 adopted October 12, 1984, effective January 1, 1985, 14 Pa.B. 3819; amended January 24, 1997, effective January 25, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 414; amended April 28, 2006, effective April 29, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2097. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (263599).

Notes of Decisions

   Form of Filings

   A letter from a corporate officer requesting reinstatement of Certificate of Public Convenience was properly considered although not in formal compliance with regulations. P-I-E Nationwide, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, 567 A.2d 1124 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1989).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  3.501 (relating to certificate of public convenience as a water supplier or wastewater collection, treatment or disposal provider); 52 Pa. Code §  3.601 (relating to general); 52 Pa. Code §  56.173 (relating to review from informal complaint decisions of the Bureau of Consumer Services); 52 Pa. Code §  56.403 (relating to review from informal complaint decisions of the Bureau of Consumer Services); and 52 Pa. Code §  57.72 (relating to form and content of application).

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