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PDFWAC 480-07-365

Filing documents in adjudicative proceedings.

(1) Scope of rule. The requirements in this section are in addition to the general requirements for submitting documents to the commission in WAC 480-07-140 and any requirements in a specific adjudication. The commission will not consider documents to be filed until all applicable requirements are satisfied.
(2) Electronic filing is required. Except as otherwise required by these rules or other law, documents filed in an adjudicative proceeding must be submitted electronically using the commission's records center web portal no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date the documents are required to be filed unless the commission establishes an earlier time.
(a) Submissions exceeding size limitations. If the submission exceeds the size limitations of the commission's web portal, the submission will be timely if the documents are submitted by 5:00 p.m. through one of the options specified in WAC 480-07-140(5).
(b) Exact copy. Any paper copies of the document the commission requires by rule or order must conform exactly in form and content to the electronic version.
(c) Simultaneous delivery to all parties and presiding officer. All electronic documents submitted to the commission through the web portal or by email on a filing deadline date must be delivered to all parties and the presiding administrative law judge by email at the same time the documents are submitted to the commission or immediately thereafter. Copies intended for the presiding administrative law judge must be sent to the judge's individual email address. Submissions should not be sent directly to the commissioners.
(3) Exception for documents offered and received at hearing. When authorized by the presiding officer, a document may be officially received for purposes of an adjudicative proceeding when the presiding officer receives the document for the record at a hearing. The commission's receipt of the document for filing is contingent on submission of electronic copies as required in this section by 5:00 p.m. on the next business day, unless the presiding officer establishes a different submission deadline.
(4) Failure to file required copies. If a person fails to file the required types of electronic copies of a document and any required paper copies of a document, the commission may reject the filing or may require the person to file the required electronic and paper copies. The commission will not consider the document to be officially filed until the commission receives all required copies.
(5) Service required. Submission of any document with the commission for filing in an adjudicative proceeding is not complete until the party submitting the document has served all other parties to the proceeding pursuant to WAC 480-07-360.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040 and 80.04.160. WSR 17-06-051 (General Order R-588), ยง 480-07-365, filed 2/28/17, effective 3/31/17.]
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