§ 491a.2. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this subpart, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
AdjudicationAn order, decree, decision, determination or ruling by the Board affecting the personal or property rights, privileges, immunities, duties, liabilities or obligations of the parties to the proceeding in which the adjudication is made.
ComplainantThe Bureau or other persons authorized by the Board to file a complaint.
Consent agreementA voluntary agreement or proposal to act based on specific terms which are entered into by all parties to a proceeding to resolve a disputed matter.
Documentary evidenceAny document or paper which is presented and accepted as evidence in a proceeding.
Documentary hearingA proceeding limited to a review of documentary evidence submitted by the parties, including pleadings, documents, depositions, affidavits, interrogatories and transcripts.
ExceptionA formal objection to a report or recommendation of a presiding officer.
IntervenerA person who petitioned to intervene in a proceeding and who was admitted by the Board as a participant to the proceeding.
OHAOffice of Hearings and AppealsA division of the Board charged with administrating and conducting hearings or other matters as the Board may direct.
Oral hearingA proceeding wherein the parties may present sworn testimony, documents or other evidence, and of which a verbatim record is made.
ParticipantA person admitted by the Board to limited participation in a proceeding.
PartyA person who is named in or admitted to a proceeding before the Board and who has a direct interest in the subject matter of the proceeding.
Prehearing conferenceA proceeding to establish a schedule, discuss offers of settlement and identify other issues the Board or presiding officer may direct.
(i) A member of the Board, or other person designated by the Board to conduct a proceeding.
(ii) This definition supersedes 1 Pa. Code § 31.3 (relating to the definitions).
RespondentA person to whom an order or notice is issued by the Board or the Bureau instituting a proceeding or investigation.
The provisions of this § 491a.2 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § § 1202(b)(30), 1205 and 1207(2) and (9).
The provisions of this § 491a.2 amended July 10, 2009, effective July 11, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 3446; amended February 1, 2013, effective February 2, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 660. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (344543) to (344544).
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