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52 Pa. Code § 1.4. Filing generally.

§ 1.4. Filing generally.

 (a)  Submittals, pleadings and other documents filed with the Commission should be submitted in one of the following manners:

   (1)  By first-class mail:

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Post Office Box 3265
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-3265

   (2)  In person or by mail other than first-class:

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120

   (3)  Electronically on the Commission’s electronic filing system if the document is a qualified document.

 (b)  Submittals, pleadings and other documents filed with the Commission should clearly designate the docket number or similar identifying symbols, if any, employed by the Commission, and should set forth a short title. The identity of the individual making the submission, including name, mailing address and status (for example, party, attorney for a party, and the like) must appear on the document, along with any special instructions for communication by other than first class mail.

 (c)  Submittals and pleadings, including documents filed under Chapter 5 (relating to formal proceedings) must also comply with Subchapter D (relating to documentary filings).

 (d)  In a proceeding when, upon inspection, the Commission is of the opinion that a submittal or pleading tendered for filing does not comply with this subpart or this title or, if it is an application or similar document, does not sufficiently set forth required material or is otherwise insufficient, the Commission may decline to accept the document for filing and may return it unfiled, or the Commission may accept it for filing and advise the person tendering it of the deficiency and require that the deficiency be corrected.

 (e)  The Commission may order redundant, immaterial, impertinent or scandalous matter stricken from documents filed with it.

 (f)  Subsections (a)—(e) are identical to 1 Pa. Code §  31.5 (relating to communications and filings generally).


   The provisions of this §  1.4 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 504—506, 1301 and 1501.


   The provisions of this §  1.4 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; amended September 26, 2008, effective September 27, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5303. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (319035) to (319036).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  1.91 (relating to applications for waiver of formal requirements); 52 Pa. Code §  5.502 (relating to filing and service of briefs); and 52 Pa. Code §  5.533 (relating to procedure to except to initial, tentative and recommended decisions).

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