A. Any person
showing that he is or may be a member of a class which is or may be
substantially and directly affected by the proceedings, or any other agency of
federal, state or local government which is or may be substantially and
directly affected, shall be allowed to intervene as a party to the
interested person. The Board may, by order, allow any other interested
person to intervene and participate as a full or limited party to the
proceeding. This subsection shall not be construed to limit public
participation in the proceeding in any other capacity.
Application. Application for
intervention shall be received by the Director no later than five days before
the commencement of the hearing, except for good cause shown. The application
shall state the interest of the person or class and the reason it wishes to
intervene. A copy of the application shall be sent by regular mail to the
person or persons whose legal rights, duties or privileges are at
The Board shall either grant or deny the application at the time of the
hearing, unless all parties agree to an earlier decision.
Participation limited or
denied. When participation of any person is limited or denied, the Board
shall include in the record an entry to that effect and the reasons
presentations. Where appropriate, the Board may require consolidation of
presentations of evidence and argument by members of a class entitled to
intervene under subsection (A) of these regulations, or by persons allowed to
intervene under subsection (B).
Participation. The Board shall allow any of its staff to appear
and participate in any adjudicatory proceeding.