Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 1, § 1042 - Cost Recovery

Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022

(a) An agency shall allege in its pleading any request for costs, citing the applicable cost recovery statute or regulation.
(b) Except as otherwise provided by law, proof of costs at the Hearing may be made by Declarations that contain specific and sufficient facts to support findings regarding actual costs incurred and the reasonableness of the costs, which shall be presented as follows:
(1) For services provided by a regular agency employee, the Declaration may be executed by the agency or its designee and shall describe the general tasks performed, the time spent on each task and the method of calculating the cost. For other costs, the bill, invoice or similar supporting document shall be attached to the Declaration.
(2) For services provided by persons who are not agency employees, the Declaration shall be executed by the person providing the service and describe the general tasks performed, the time spent on each task and the hourly rate or other compensation for the service. In lieu of this Declaration, the agency may attach to its Declaration copies of the time and billing records submitted by the service provider.
(3) When the agency presents an estimate of actual costs incurred, its Declaration shall explain the reason actual cost information is not available.
(4) The ALJ may permit a party to present testimony relevant to the amount and reasonableness of costs.
(c) The proposed decision shall include a factual finding and legal conclusion on the request for costs and shall state the reasons for denying a request or awarding less than the amount requested. Any award of costs shall be specified in the order.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 1, § 1042

Note: Authority cited: Section 11370.5(b), Government Code. Reference: Sections 125.3(c), 3753.5(a), 4990.17 and 5107(b), Business and Professions Code; and Sections 11507.6 and 11520(b), Government Code.

1. New section filed 6-30-97 as an interim regulation pursuant to Government Code section 11400.20; operative 7-1-97 (Register 97, No. 27). Interim regulations expire on 12-31-98 unless earlier repealed or amended.
2. Interim regulation, including amendment of subsections (a), (b)(1)-(5) and (d), filed 5-19-98 as a permanent regulation pursuant to Government Code section 11400.20; operative 5-30-98 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 98, No. 21).
3. Repealer and new section heading and section filed 10-13-2004; operative 12-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 42).

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