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52 Pa. Code § 5.201. Notice of proceeding; hearing; waiver of hearing.


§ 5.201. Notice of proceeding; hearing; waiver of hearing.

 (a)  When notice and hearing are required under the act, publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of a notice of application or other initial pleading is sufficient to provide notice of the proceeding. Service on interested persons is also sufficient to provide notice. The notice must fix a reasonable period of time, but not less than 15 days, within which a person desiring to be heard may file a petition to intervene, a protest, complaint or other appropriate pleading. Hearings will be held upon the filing of the pleading, unless waived by the parties.

 (b)  If the appropriate pleading is not filed within the set period of time, or when the parties have waived hearings, the Commission may dispose of the matter without a hearing upon the basis of the pleadings or submittals and the studies and recommendations of the staff.

 (c)  Subsections (a) and (b) supersede 1 Pa. Code § §  35.101, 35.103 and 35.121 (relating to waiver of hearing; preliminary notice to Department of Justice; and initiation of hearings).


   The provisions of this §  5.201 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501, 504—506, 1301 and 1501.


   The provisions of this §  5.201 adopted October 12, 1984, effective January 1, 1985, 14 Pa.B. 3819; amended April 28, 2006, effective April 29, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2097. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (241192).

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