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Project #42330

Rulemaking Proceeding to Propose New Procedural Rule 22.146, Relating to Limitations on Discovery in Rate Proceedings

Summary

Project No. 42330, Rulemaking to Propose New Procedural Rule 22.146, Relating to Limitations on Discovery in Rate Proceedings has been established for this proceeding.

The draft rule will contain changes pertaining to limiting discovery in rate proceedings by requiring the presiding officer to adopt a discovery control plan, taking into consideration: 1) the discovery period; 2) the alignment of the parties; and 3) reasonable limits that would prohibit duplicative, unnecessary, or harassing discovery.

Staff Assigned

Thomas Tynes, Attorney - Legal Division
512-936-7297

Darryl Tietjen, Director - Rate Regulation
512-936-7436

Project Schedule

The proposal will be published in the Texas Register on 11/7/2014;
Comments are due 12/8/2014.

Documents Available

Proposal for Publication of New §22.146 as Approved at the October 17, 2014 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc)
PUC Staff's Draft Discovery Rule | MSWord (.doc)