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52 Pa. Code § 1.96. Unofficial statements and opinions by Commission personnel.

§ 1.96. Unofficial statements and opinions by Commission personnel.

 Statements contained in formal opinions of the Commission or in decisions of a presiding officer which are not necessary in resolving the case, and informal opinions, whether oral or written, expressed by Commissioners, presiding officers, legal counsel, employes or representatives of the Commission and reports drafted by Commission bureaus are only considered as aids to the public, do not have the force and effect of law or legal determinations, and are not binding upon the Commonwealth or the Commission.


   The provisions of this §  1.96 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 504—506, 1301 and 1501.


   The provisions of this §  1.96 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 page (215934).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  63.222 (relating to expedited process for resolution of migration disputes between service providers); and 52 Pa. Code §  69.1401 (relating to guidelines for determining public utility status—statement of policy).

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