Nebraska Administrative Code
Topic - PUBLIC ADVOCACY, COMMISSION ON
Title 70 - NEBRASKA COMMISSION ON PUBLIC ADVOCACY
Chapter 13 - REQUEST FOR DECLARATORY ORDER BY THE COMMISSION
Section 70-13-007 - Declaratory Order Proceedings

Current through October 16, 2022

007.01 Oral argument shall be had only on specific order of the agency. A petitioner, intervenor, necessary party, or the agency may submit a motion for oral argument to the agency director. If opportunity for oral argument is granted, then argument shall be scheduled to be conducted not more than 45 days after filing of the petition. Petitioner and all other parties or, when represented, their attorneys, shall be served by the agency with a notice of the date, time, and location for oral argument. The agency shall provide each of the parties with notice of the proceeding hot less than seven days in advance of the scheduled date. Service shall be made by certified mail, return receipt requested.

007.02 Oral argument will be made before a hearing officer or before any representative of the agency who is authorized to render or to recommend a decision to the agency. The hearing officer or agency representative shall be in control of the proceeding and shall:

007.02A Identify the proceeding and introduce himself or herself and identify each party for the record;

007.02B Hear the oral argument of the petitioner, intervenor, or necessary parties;

007.02C Close the proceedings.

007.03 At the declaratory order proceeding, agency staff shall have the right to present oral argument.

007.04 The hearing officer or representative may impose reasonable time limits on the amount of time allocated to each party for oral argument.

007.05 The parties and agency staff may file briefs in support of their respective positions. The hearing officer may fix the time and order of filing briefs and may direct that briefs be submitted prior to the date of oral argument.

007.06 The oral argument may be conducted either in person or by telephone conference call.

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