PRACTITIONER ALERT

COVID-19 Temporary Filing and Service Protocol for Formal Proceedings


Attention All Practitioners:

In view of the COVID-19 and the extended shelter in place orders, the below temporary COVID-19 Temporary Filing and Service Protocol will remain in effect for all formal proceedings, until May 1, 2020 unless extended:


  1. Filing of Confidential Documents

    Service and mailing requirements and the hard copy filing of confidentiality motions and confidential documents with the Docket Office are suspended through and including May 1, 2020.

    Practitioners still must continue to serve electronically the public versions of the documents.

    Confidentiality motions relating to documents and motions served and/or filed between now and May 1, 2020 shall be filed with the Docket Office by May 14, 2020 or as directed by the assigned Judge.


  2. Paper Copies of E-Filed Documents

    Commission Rule of Practice and Procedure, Rule 1.10 (e) requirement to serve paper copies of all e-filed documents to the Administrative Law Judges is suspended through and including May 1, 2020.

    Rule 1.10 (e) requirement will resume on May 2, 2020.


  3. Proponent's Environmental Assessment (PEA) Filing Requirement

    Commission Rule of Practice and Procedure, Rule 2.4 requirement to tender the PEA copies by filing the same in a CD-ROM/DVD format is suspended through and including May 1, 2020.

    Rule 2.4 requirement will resume on May 2, 2020.

    All CD-ROM/DVDs that should have been tendered for filing, but for the current COVID-19 Temporary Filing and Service Protocol for Formal Proceedings, shall be filed with the Docket Office by May 14, 2020 or as directed by the assigned Judge.


  4. Electronic Service

    All requirements for delivery or service personally or by mail for filings are suspended through and including May 1, 2020.

    Through and including May 1, 2020, service is limited to electronic service.

    All requirements for delivery or service personally or by mail for filings resume on May 2, 2020.


If you have any questions, please contact the Practitioners@cpuc.ca.gov for guidance.

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