§ 3.502. Protests to applications for certificate of public convenience as a water supplier or wastewater collection, treatment or disposal provider.
(a) Protests generally. A person objecting to the application shall file with the Secretary and serve upon the applicant or applicants attorney, if any, a written protest which must contain the following:
(1) The applicants name and the docket number of the application.
(2) The name, business address and telephone number of the protestant.
(3) The name, business address, Pennsylvania attorney identification number and telephone number of the protestants attorney or other representative.
(4) A statement of the nature of the protestants interest in the application.
(b) Participation in a proceeding. Upon the filing of a timely protest the protestant will be allowed to participate in the proceeding as a party intervenor. Statutory advocates participate in any proceeding based on their statutory right of participation.
(c) Motions. A protest will be treated as a pleading; and the applicant may, within 20 days after the closing date for the filing of protests, file motions to strike, to dismiss, or for amplification as provided in § 5.101 (relating to preliminary motion).
(d) Protests: time of filing. A protest shall be filed within the time specified in the notice appearing in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, which shall be at least 60 days from the date of publication thereof except when the need for the proposed service or other exigent circumstances supports a request for a shorter protest period. Failure to file the protest in accordance with this subsection shall be a bar to subsequent participation in the proceeding, except if permitted by the Commission for good cause shown or as provided in § 5.71 (relating to initiation of intervention).
The provisions of this § 3.502 issued under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § § 501, 504506, 1301 and 1501.
The provisions of this § 3.502 adopted 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 pages (225625) to (225626).
This section cited in 52 Pa. Code § 5.53 (relating to time of filing).
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