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PRACTIONERS' GUIDE TO:

Ex Parte Communications

Ex parte communications are governed by Article 8 of the Commission's Rules of Practice & Procedure, as mandated by Public Utilities Code §1701.1 et seq.

What is an ex parte communication?

Who is a decisionmaker?

Who is an interested person?

What is a substantive issue?

What is a formal proceeding?

What is the formal record of a proceeding, and what is a public forum?

What are the rules governing ex parte communications?

What rules apply before the category of the proceeding has been determined?

What restrictions apply to ex parte communications in ratesetting proceedings?

What reporting requirements apply to ex parte communications in ratesetting proceedings?

When do the ex parte communication restrictions and reporting requirements end?

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