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Central Records Filing Procedures

Updated E-Filing Instructions:

Please read our new E-Filing Instructions here.

Special Filing Procedures due to COVID-19:

Special rules are currently in effect due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic (updated as of 7/12/2021).

During this time, all filings must be filed electronically. Please use the PUC Interchange Filer to do this.

In accordance with the Commission Order in 50664 issued March 16, 2020, service of pleadings in all PUC dockets will only be by E-Filing.

Please do not file confidential materials electronically as they should be mailed or hand-delivered.

E-Filing submissions will be complete after submission through the PUC Interchange Filer. The filing party can expect to receive an email confirming that we have received their E-Filing, followed by a confirmation email containing an attached E-Filing Receipt.

Once you receive the E-Filing Receipt - the second email - you are finished filing.

The documents you attach in Filer will be processed into a single PDF in the order in which the documents were attached. Therefore, if you attach a PDF and Word version of the same document, they will both end up in the PDF record copy that has a time stamp.

Please attach documents to your filing in the order in which you would like them to be filed.

The attachments that were submitted during the E-Filing process no longer need to be emailed to Central Records.

You can submit an E-Filing at any time of the day, and it will be processed then. You will no longer have to wait for Central Records staff to finish processing your E-Filing.

Please contact Central Records if you have any questions:
centralrecords@puc.texas.gov
512-936-7180

Mailing Address:

Public Utility Commission of Texas
Central Records
1701 N Congress PO Box 13326
Austin, Texas 78711-3326

Shipping / Overnight Delivery Address:

Public Utility Commission of Texas
Central Records
1701 N Congress, Suite 8-100
Austin, Texas 78701

Please temporarily disregard the greyed-out text below as it is the old, pre-COVID procedure.

All Filings:

All filings regardless of their size and number of copies must be sent to the following address for processing per §22.71(b):

Mailing Address:

Public Utility Commission of Texas
Central Records
1701 N Congress PO Box 13326
Austin, Texas 78711-3326

Shipping / Overnight Delivery Address:

Public Utility Commission of Texas
Central Records
1701 N Congress, Suite 8-100
Austin, Texas 78701


Any filing consisting of more than 10 pages must be filed electronically per PUC Procedural Rule §22.72(h).

Every filing must include one copy (not the original) unbound and numbered from start to finish per §22.72(g)(2).

The following is a listing per filing type relating to the number of copies that need to be submitted for filing per §22.71(c):


Pleadings:

Applications, Petitions, Formal Complaints - 10 copies w/SOAH # 11 copies. This includes Motions to strike, Motion to intervene, Objections to RFIs, Statement of position, Price to beat, Motion to compel, Response to an order, Comments on.., Proceedings and Compliance

Other Documents Addressed to the Commissioners - 19 Copies, w/SOAH # 20 Copies. This includes Exceptions, Replies, Interim Appeals, Request for Oral Argument, Proposal for Decision (PFD), Motion for Rehearing

Any Interconnection Agreements (Arbitration) - 10 Copies

Interconnection Agreements (new cases & amendments) - 3 Copies

Rulemaking - 16 Copies

Waiver to a rule - 10 copies

Testimony & Briefs - 11 Copies w/SOAH # 13 Copies

Change of Rates, Fuel Factor, Price to Beat & Fuel Reconciliation Pkgs - 11 Copies.

Affidavits - 10 Copies

ELC's - 10 Copies

Registrations:

Aggregator - 7 Copies

Power Generating (Self Generator) - 7 Copies

Renewable Energy - 7 Copies

Wholesale Power Marketer - 4 Copies

Payphone Providers - 4 Copies

ADAD's - 4 Copies

Certificates:

SPCOA & COA (New Applications) 7 Copies

Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) - 7 Copies

Retail Electric Provider (REP) - 7 Copies

Sale, Transfer, Mergers - 7 Copies

RFI's:

Request for Information - 5 Copies

Response to RFI's - 4 Copies

Tariffs:

New Cases (Regular or Compliance) - 6 Copies

Related to Docket Proceedings (Order) (Clean Tariffs) - 10 Copies

IXC's, SPCOA & COA (Tariff or Price List, Promotions) - 4 Copies

Reports or Annual Reports:

REP's Annual Report - 4 Copies

Aggregators Annual Report - 4 Copies

REP's & Aggregators (Updates/Contact Information) - 4 Copies

Confidential per §22.71(d):

Must be in a 10x13 manila envelope - 2 Copies

Please do not file confidential materials electronically as they should be mailed or hand-delivered.

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