W. Va. Code R. § 171-2-6 - Parties

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

The parties to proceedings before the Commission are complainants, respondents, interveners, applicants and petitioners, according to the nature of the proceeding, and the relation of the party thereto. Any party in interest may appear and be heard in person or by agent, attorney or counsel.

6.1. In complaint cases, the party who complains to the Commission of anything done or omitted to be done in violation of statute or any rule or regulation of the Commission by any person subject to control or regulation by the Commission is styled a complainant.
6.2. The person so complained of is styled the respondent.
6.3. Any person interested in the subject matter of any application, complaint or other proceeding pending before the Commission who is not an original party in interest in the said proceeding may petition the Commission, either orally or in writing, for leave to intervene in such proceeding prior to or at the time it is called for hearing, but not thereafter except for good cause shown. The petition shall set forth the grounds of the proposed intervention, the position and interest of the petitioner in the proceeding, and if affirmative relief is sought, the basis for such relief. Leave to intervene will not be granted except on allegations reasonably pertinent to the issues presented in the original proceeding. A person granted leave to intervene is styled an intervener with the right to have notice of and appear at the taking of testimony, to produce and cross-examine witnesses, and to be heard on the argument of the case.
6.4. In applications for licenses, certificates of approval or other authority from the Commission, the person making application is styled an applicant. 6.5. All others seeking any form of relief or authority from the Commission are styled petitioners.

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W. Va. Code R. § 171-2-6

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