For purposes of this Rule, the following additional
definitions shall apply:
Affiliate means any entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common
control with another entity.
Applicant means the person filing the application identified in Section 002 of
this Rule with the Department.
003.03 Application case or hearing means a
case initiated by the filing of an application identified in Section 002 of
this Rule. .
communication means an oral or written communication which is not on the record
in an application case with respect to which reasonable notice to all parties
was not given. Ex parte communication shall not include:
003.04A Communications which do not pertain
to the merits of an application case;
003.04B Communications required for the
disposition of ex parte matters as authorized by law;
003.04C Communications in a rulemaking
to which all parties have given consent; and
003.04E Communications between the hearing
officer and the Director which occur following the close of the
means the applicant or any protestant.
003.06 Protestant means a person who makes a
written pleading objecting to the granting of an application.