Or. Admin. R. 350-016-0012 - Depositions or Subpoena of Material Witness; Discovery

(1) On petition of any party to a contested case, the commission may order that the testimony of any material witness may be taken by deposition in the manner prescribed by law for depositions in civil actions. The petition shall set forth the name and address of the witness whose testimony is desired, a showing of the materiality of the testimony of the witness, and a request for an order that the testimony of such witness be taken before an officer named in the petition for that purpose. If the witness resides in Oregon or Washington and is unwilling to appear, the commission may issue a subpoena, requiring his appearance.
(2) On petition of any party to a contested case the commission may order that the party be allowed an opportunity to visit the property that is the subject of a hearing before the commission. The petition shall set forth the name, address and telephone number of the person or persons who will visit the property and a showing of the materiality of the evidence to be obtained from the visit. The applicant, the owner of the property or a representative shall be entitled to accompany the petitioning party while on the property and shall be given access to any written report or notes from the site visit prepared for the petitioning party that is not subject to protection under the attorney-client privilege.
(3) The commission may allow petitions to take depositions, for subpoenas, admissions or other forms of discovery prescribed by law in civil actions upon a showing of necessity and unavailability by other means. In determining whether to allow the discovery the commission shall consider:
(a) Whether all parties are represented by counsel;
(b) Whether undue expense or delay in bringing the matter to hearing will result;
(c) Whether the discovery will promote the orderly and prompt conduct of the proceeding; and
(d) Whether the interests of justice will be promoted.


Or. Admin. R. 350-016-0012
CRGC 1-1987 (Temp), f. & ef. 9-10-87; CRGC 2-1987, f. 12-7-87, ef. 12-8-87; CRGC 3-1988(Temp), f. 11-17-88, cert. ef. 11-17-88 thru 2-13-89; CRGC 1-1989, f. 3-2-89, cert. ef. 3-7-89; CRGC 3-1989(Temp), f. 10-4-89, cert. ef. 10-4-89; CRGC 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 1-16-90; CRGC 2-1990, f. & cert. ef. 5-21-90

Stat. Auth.: ORS 196.150

Stats. Implemented: ORS 196.150; RCW 43.97.015; 16 U.S.C. ยง 544 et seq.

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