18 CFR 385.602 - Submission of settlement offers (Rule 602).

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§ 385.602 Submission of settlement offers (Rule 602).
(a) Applicability. This section applies to written offers of settlement filed in any proceeding pending before the Commission or set for hearing under subpart E. For purposes of this section, the term “offer of settlement” includes any written proposal to modify an offer of settlement.
(b) Submission of offer.
(1) Any participant in a proceeding may submit an offer of settlement at any time.
(2) An offer of settlement must be filed with the Secretary. The Secretary will transmit the offer to:
(i) The presiding officer, if the offer is filed after a hearing has been ordered under subpart E of this part and before the presiding officer certifies the record to the Commission; or
(ii) The Commission.
(3) If an offer of settlement pertains to multiple proceedings that are in part pending before the Commission and in part set for hearing, any participant may by motion request the Commission to consolidate the multiple proceedings and to provide any other appropriate procedural relief for purposes of disposition of the settlement.
(c) Contents of offer.
(1) An offer of settlement must include:
(i) The settlement offer;
(ii) A separate explanatory statement;
(iii) Copies of, or references to, any document, testimony, or exhibit, including record citations if there is a record, and any other matters that the offerer considers relevant to the offer of settlement; and
(2) If an offer of settlement pertains to a tariff or rate filing, the offer must include any proposed change in a form suitable for inclusion in the filed rate schedules or tariffs, and a number of copies sufficient to satisfy the filing requirements applicable to tariff or rate filings of the type at issue in the proceeding.
(d) Service.
(1) A participant offering settlement under this section must serve a copy of the offer of settlement:
(i) On every participant in accordance with Rule 2010;
(ii) On any person required by the Commission's rules to be served with the pleading or tariff or rate schedule filing, with respect to which the proceeding was initiated.
(2) The participant serving the offer of settlement must notify any person or participant served under paragraph (d)(1) of this section of the date on which comments on the settlement are due under paragraph (f) of this section.
(e) Use of non-approved offers of settlement as evidence.
(1) An offer of settlement that is not approved by the Commission, and any comment on that offer, is not admissible in evidence against any participant who objects to its admission.
(2) Any discussion of the parties with respect to an offer of settlement that is not approved by the Commission is not subject to discovery or admissible in evidence.
(f) Comments.
(1) A comment on an offer of settlement must be filed with the Secretary who will transmit the comment to the Commission, if the offer of settlement was transmitted to the Commission, or to the presiding officer in any other case.
(2) A comment on an offer of settlement may be filed not later than 20 days after the filing of the offer of settlement and reply comments may be filed not later than 30 days after the filing of the offer, unless otherwise provided by the Commission or the presiding officer.
(3) Any failure to file a comment constitutes a waiver of all objections to the offer of settlement.
(4) Any comment that contests an offer of settlement by alleging a dispute as to a genuine issue of material fact must include an affidavit detailing any genuine issue of material fact by specific reference to documents, testimony, or other items included in the offer of settlement, or items not included in the settlement, that are relevant to support the claim. Reply comments may include responding affidavits.
(g) Uncontested offers of settlement.
(1) If comments on an offer are transmitted to the presiding officer and the presiding officer finds that the offer is not contested by any participant, the presiding officer will certify to the Commission the offer of settlement, a statement that the offer of settlement is uncontested, and any hearing record or pleadings which relate to the offer of settlement.
(2) If comments on an offer of settlement are transmitted to the Commission, the Commission will determine whether the offer is uncontested.
(3) An uncontested offer of settlement may be approved by the Commission upon a finding that the settlement appears to be fair and reasonable and in the public interest.
(h) Contested offers of settlement.
(1)
(i) If the Commission determines that any offer of settlement is contested in whole or in part, by any party, the Commission may decide the merits of the contested settlement issues, if the record contains substantial evidence upon which to base a reasoned decision or the Commission determines there is no genuine issue of material fact.
(ii) If the Commission finds that the record lacks substantial evidence or that the contesting parties or contested issues can not be severed from the offer of settlement, the Commission will:
(A) Establish procedures for the purpose of receiving additional evidence before a presiding officer upon which a decision on the contested issues may reasonably be based; or
(B) Take other action which the Commission determines to be appropriate.
(iii) If contesting parties or contested issues are severable, the contesting parties or uncontested portions may be severed. The uncontested portions will be decided in accordance with paragraph (g) of this section.
(2)
(i) If any comment on an offer of settlement is transmitted to the presiding officer and the presiding officer determines that the offer is contested, whole or in part, by any participant, the presiding officer may certify all or part of the offer to the Commission. If any offer or part of an offer is contested by a party, the offer may be certified to the Commission only if paragraph (h)(2)(ii) or (iii) of this section applies.
(ii) Any offer of settlement or part of any offer may be certified to the Commission if the presiding officer determines that there is no genuine issue of material fact. Any certification by the presiding officer must contain the determination that there is no genuine issue of material fact and any hearing record or pleadings which relate to the offer or part of the offer being certified.
(iii) Any offer of settlement or part of any offer may be certified to the Commission, if:
(A) The parties concur on a motion for omission of the initial decision as provided in Rule 710, or, if all parties do not concur in the motion, the presiding officer determines that omission of the initial decision is appropriate under Rule 710(d), and
(B) The presiding officer determines that the record contains substantial evidence from which the Commission may reach a reasoned decision on the merits of the contested issues.
(iv) If any contesting parties or contested issues are severable, the uncontested portions of the settlement may be certified immediately by the presiding officer to the Commission for decision, as provided in paragraph (g) of this section.
(i) Reservation of rights. Any procedural right that a participant has in the absence of an offer of settlement is not affected by Commission disapproval, or approval subject to condition, of the uncontested portion of the offer of settlement.
[Order 225, 47 FR 19022, May 3, 1982, as amended by Order 541, 57 FR 21734, May 22, 1992; Order 578, 60 FR 19505, Apr. 19, 1995]

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§ 717 - Regulation of natural gas companies

§ 717a - Definitions

§ 717b - Exportation or importation of natural gas; LNG terminals

15 U.S. Code § 713a–1, 713a–2 - Repealed.

§ 717c - Rates and charges

15 U.S. Code § 713a–1, 713a–2 - Repealed.

§ 717d - Fixing rates and charges; determination of cost of production or transportation

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15 U.S. Code § -

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15 U.S. Code § 713a–1, 713a–2 - Repealed.

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§ 717x - Conserved natural gas

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§ 3341 to 3348 - Repealed.

§ 3361 - Declaration of emergency

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§ 3363 - Emergency allocation authority

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§ 3371 - Authorization of certain sales and transportation

§ 3372 - Assignment of contractual rights to receive surplus natural gas

§ 3373 - Effect of certain natural gas prices on indefinite price escalator clauses

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§ 3375 - Filing of contracts and agreements

§ 3391 - Natural gas for essential agricultural uses

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§ 3393 - Establishment and implementation of priorities

§ 3394 - Limitation on revoking or amending certain pre-1969 certificates of public convenience and necessity

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§ 3412 - Administrative procedure

§ 3413 - Repealed.

§ 3414 - Enforcement

§ 3415 - Intervention

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§ 3417 - Repealed.

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§ 3431 - Coordination with the Natural Gas Act

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§ 792 - Federal Power Commission; creation; number; appointment; term; qualifications; vacancies; quorum; chairman; salary; place of holding sessions

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§ 804 - Project works affecting navigable waters; requirements insertable in license

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§ 806 - Time limit for construction of project works; extension of time; termination or revocation of licenses for delay

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§ 808 - New licenses and renewals

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§ 813 - Power entering into interstate commerce; regulation of rates, charges, etc.

§ 814 - Exercise by licensee of power of eminent domain

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§ 816 - Preservation of rights vested prior to June 10, 1920

§ 817 - Projects not affecting navigable waters; necessity for Federal license, permit or right-of-way; unauthorized activities

§ 818 - Public lands included in project; reservation of lands from entry

§ 819 - Repealed. Aug. 26, 1935, ch. 687, title II,

§ 820 - Proceedings for revocation of license or to prevent violations of license

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§ 823a - Conduit hydroelectric facilities

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§ 823d - Alternative conditions and prescriptions

§ 824 - Declaration of policy; application of subchapter

§ 824a - Interconnection and coordination of facilities; emergencies; transmission to foreign countries

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

§ 824b - Disposition of property; consolidations; purchase of securities

§ 824c - Issuance of securities; assumption of liabilities

§ 824d - Rates and charges; schedules; suspension of new rates; automatic adjustment clauses

§ 824e - Power of Commission to fix rates and charges; determination of cost of production or transmission

§ 824f - Ordering furnishing of adequate service

§ 824g - Ascertainment of cost of property and depreciation

§ 824h - References to State boards by Commission

§ 824i - Interconnection authority

§ 824j - Wheeling authority

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

§ 824k - Orders requiring interconnection or wheeling

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 824m - Sales by exempt wholesale generators

§ 824n - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § -

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§ 825j - Investigations relating to electric energy; reports to Congress

§ 825k - Publication and sale of reports

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 825m - Enforcement provisions

§ 825n - Forfeiture for violations; recovery; applicability

16 U.S. Code § -

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

§ 825p - Jurisdiction of offenses; enforcement of liabilities and duties

§ 825q - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

§ 825r - Separability

§ 825s - Sale of electric power from reservoir projects; rate schedules; preference in sale; construction of transmission lines; disposition of moneys

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 794, 795 - Omitted

§ 825t - Utilization of power revenues

§ 825u - Interest rate on power bonds held by Administrator of General Services

§ 828 - Facilitation of development and construction of water conservation facilities; exemption from certain Federal requirements

§ 828a - Definitions

§ 828b - Exemption from formula, books and records, and project cost statement requirements; annual charges

§ 828c - Applicability of this subchapter

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§ 2603 - Relationship to antitrust laws

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§ 2625 - Special rules for standards

§ 2626 - Reports respecting standards

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§ 2633 - Judicial review and enforcement

§ 2634 - Prior and pending proceedings

§ 2641 - Voluntary guidelines

§ 2642 - Responsibilities of Secretary

§ 2643 - Gathering information on costs of service

§ 2644 - Relationship to other authority

§ 2645 - Utility regulatory institute

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U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
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Title 18 published on 2014-04-01

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      DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
      Final rule.
      This rule will become effective June 20, 2014.
      18 CFR Parts 35, 154, 341, and 385