§ 5.538. Oral argument before the Commission.
(a) In a case brought to the Commission by the filing of an appeal, a request for oral argument before the Commission shall be filed in writing together with the appeal.
(b) In a case where exceptions are filed under § 5.533(b) (relating to procedure to except to initial, tentative and recommended decisions) a request for oral argument before the Commission shall be filed in writing together with exceptions to the tentative, recommended or initial decision.
(c) In a case where no tentative, recommended or initial decision will be issued, a request for oral argument before the Commission shall be filed in writing together with the initial or responding brief.
(d) If oral argument is ordered, it shall be limited, unless otherwise specified, to matters properly raised by the briefs.
(e) Subsections (a)(d) supersede 1 Pa. Code § § 35.214 and 35.221 (relating to oral argument on exceptions; and briefs and oral argument in absence of proposed report).
The provisions of this § 5.538 adopted October 12, 1984, effective January 1, 1985, 14 Pa.B. 3819.
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