§ 5.408. Official and judicial notice of fact.
(a) Official notice or judicial notice of facts may be taken by the Commission or the presiding officer.
(b) When the decision of the Commission or the presiding officer rests on official notice or judicial notice of a material fact not appearing in the evidence in the record, the parties will be so notified.
(c) Upon notification that facts are about to be or have been noticed, a party adversely affected shall have the opportunity upon timely request to show that the facts are not properly noticed or that alternative facts should be noticed.
(d) The Commission or the presiding officer in its discretion will determine whether written presentations suffice, or whether oral argument, oral evidence or cross-examination is appropriate in the circumstances.
(e) The Commission or presiding officer may also give official notice as the term is defined in section 331(g) of the act (relating to powers of commission and administrative law judges).
(f) Subsections (a)(e) supersede 1 Pa. Code § 35.173 (relating to official notice of facts).
The provisions of this § 5.408 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § § 501, 504506, 1301 and 1501.
The provisions of this § 5.408 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 (225706).
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