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58 Pa. Code § 493a.12. Intervention.

§ 493a.12. Intervention.

 (a)  The decision to grant a petition to intervene in a proceeding before the Board or a presiding officer is within the sole discretion of the Board.

 (b)  A person wishing to intervene in a proceeding may file a petition with the Clerk which shall be served on all named parties to the underlying proceeding. When a petition to intervene is filed with the Clerk, it will be referred to the Board which will issue a determination as soon as practicable.

 (c)  The Board may grant a petition to intervene if it determines:

   (1)  The person has an interest in the proceeding which is substantial, direct and immediate.

   (2)  The interest is not adequately represented by a party to the proceeding.

   (3)  The person may be bound by the action of the Board in the proceeding.

 (d)  Petitions to intervene may be filed at any time following the filing of an application, petition, complaint or other document seeking Board action, but no later than 30 days prior to the date set for a hearing unless, in extraordinary circumstances for good cause shown, the Board authorizes a later filing.

 (e)  Petitions to intervene must be in writing and set out clearly and concisely the facts demonstrating the nature of the alleged right or interest of the petitioner, the grounds of the proposed intervention, and the position of the petitioner in the proceeding. The petitioner shall fully advise the parties and the Board of the specific issues of fact or law to be raised or controverted, by admitting, denying or otherwise answering, specifically and in detail, each material allegation of fact or law asserted in the petition or complaint initiating the proceeding, and citing by appropriate reference provisions or other authority relied on.

 (f)  A party may file an answer to a petition to intervene, and in default thereof, will be deemed to have waived any objection to the granting of the petition. Answers shall be filed within 10 days after the date of filing of the petition, unless for cause the Board prescribes a different time.

 (g)  Except when the Board determines that it is necessary to develop a comprehensive evidentiary record, the participation of a person granted the right to intervene in a proceeding will be limited to the presentation of evidence through the submission of written statements attested to under oath. The written statements shall be part of the evidentiary record.

 (h)  Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, petitions to intervene in licensing hearings for slot machine licenses shall be governed by §  441a.7(z) (relating to licensing hearings for slot machine licenses).

 (i)  This section supersedes 1 Pa. Code § §  35.27—35.32 and 35.36 (relating to intervention; and answers to petitions to intervene).


   The provisions of this §  493a.12 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(30), 1205 and 1207(2) and (9).


   The provisions of this §  493a.12 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 (344556) and (344557).

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