which must be submitted to the hearing office will be considered to be filed as
(a) Papers hand delivered during
business hours shall be considered filed that day;
(b) Papers hand delivered after business
hours or on weekends or holidays shall be considered filed the next business
(c) Papers which are mailed
shall be considered filed on the date postmarked.
(2) Any written notices or other papers
mailed by the Department Hearing Office shall be considered to be received five
days after mailing.
periods shall be computed starting with the day after the act which initiates
the time period. If the final day falls on a non-business day, the deadline is
extended to the next business day.
Any time limit in
may be extended if there is good cause for
doing so and the extension is not inconsistent with state or federal law or
regulation. Requests for extension of time must be in writing and must be filed
before the deadline expires. Filing a request shall automatically extend the
deadline until the Hearing Office rules on the request.