Nebraska Administrative Code
Section 70-13-002 - Definitions

Current through October 16, 2022

As used in this chapter:

002.01 Agency

Agency shall mean the board, commission, department, officer, division, or other administrative office or unit of the state government as defined in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-901(1).

002.02 Agency Director

Agency Director shall mean the director or governing body, whichever is applicable, of the agency.

002.03 Argument

Argument shall mean the oral statement of the petitioner or any other party which explains his or her view of the facts and issue to be decided, the law applicable to the question presented, and the reasoning that connects the facts and law.

002.04 Contested Case

Contested case shall mean a proceeding before the agency in which the legal rights, duties, or privileges of specific parties are required by law or constitutional right to be determined after hearing before the agency.

002.05 Declaratory Order Proceeding

Declaratory order proceeding shall mean a proceeding initiated by a petitioner seeking issuance of a binding order by the agency as to the applicability of specified circumstances to a statute, rule, regulation, or order within the primary jurisdiction of the agency.

002.06 Hearing Officer

Hearing officer shall mean the person or persons conducting a declaratory order proceeding pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, whether designated as the presiding officer, administrative law judge, or some other title.

002.07 Intervenor(s)

Intervenor shall mean person, political subdivision, corporation, organization, or other entity which has or claims to have any interest, legal right, duty, privilege, or immunity, which would be directly affected by the agency's issuance of a binding declaratory order.

002.08 Necessary Party

Necessary party shall mean a person who or an entity which has a specific interest in the applicability of the statute, rule, regulation, or order, as distinguished from a general interest such as may be the concern of the public at large. A necessary party is one which is or would be adversely affected in a legally cognizable way by the uncertainty sought to be resolved.

002.09 Parties

Parties shall mean persons, political subdivisions, corporations, organizations, or other entities subject to the jurisdiction of the agency who are involved in a declaratory order proceeding according to the procedures set forth in this chapter.

002.10 Petition

Petition shall mean the document filed in accordance with section 003 of this chapter to initiate a declaratory order proceeding.

002.11 Petitioner(s)

Petitioner shall mean a party or parties who have filed a petition with the agency seeking issuance of a declaratory order.

002.12 Pleading

Pleading shall mean any written petition, answer, or motion used in any declaratory order proceeding before the agency as set forth in this chapter.

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