INFORMATION FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN OR MONITORING SITING BOARD PROCEEDINGS
There are several options available for those who wish to participate in or monitor the proceedings of a particular case. Please read the details of each and decide which is the best option for you.
|Generally, parties commit to contribute to the development of a complete record in a proceeding by conducting discovery, submitting testimony, briefs, or other formal written comments, and/or participating in evidentiary hearings, procedural conferences and other formal events conducted in the case. (Non-parties participate in Siting Board Proceedings by filing informal comments, such as letters, in contrast to the formal comments filed by parties in response to Commission notices.) Once a party, a person or organization may be compelled to respond to discovery requests and to perform other actions.
For Siting Board Proceedings, only those who were parties in the case may petition for rehearing. The right to challenge a Siting Board decision in New York State Court is limited to those who were parties to the Siting Board proceeding and petitioned for rehearing of the Siting Board decision.
A Siting Board case does not have formal “parties” until an application is filed. However, it would be convenient and useful if persons, groups and other entities interested in participating in the stipulations process or applying for intervenor funding during pre-application phases place themselves on the party list for tracking purposes. A request for party status during the pre-application phase does not preclude a reevaluation of party status at the time of the filing of the application. Those who are interested in being added to the party list during pre-application phases or participating as a party after an application is filed.
Once an application has been submitted, under Commission rules, 16 NYCRR 4.3, you may also be required to seek permission to intervene as a party from the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), if one is assigned to the case, or from the Secretary if there is no ALJ assigned.
If you are a registered user of the NYS Public Service Commission’s Document and Matter Management (DMM) System, you may submit your request for party status by clicking on the button below. Registration saves time and allows you to see and manage all of your service and party list subscriptions.
When you submit the request for party status here, you will be provisionally added to the party list, subject to the right of other parties to object and subject to the final determination of the ALJ or Secretary. You will be required to mail your request to anyone on the party list who cannot receive e-mail service.
|Interested persons who wish to monitor the proceedings of a particular case can do so by subscribing to the service list for the case. Subscribers will receive an e-mail with a direct link to the documents issued by the Siting Board, such as orders, notices, and rulings. Persons unable or unwilling to receive such electronic notification will receive hard copies of Siting Board-issued documents by regular mail.
If you are a registered user of the NYS Public Service Commission’s Document and Matter Management (DMM) System, you may submit your service list subscription by clicking on the button below. Registration saves time and allows you to see and manage all of your service and party list subscriptions.
A significant advantage of on-line registration is that registered users who subscribe to a service list for a case have the option to receive an e-mail with a direct link to all documents filed by the parties to the case, such as testimony, briefs, correspondence and formal comments, as well as the Siting Board-issued orders, notices and rulings. Those who submit their service list request by other means, such as submission of the form provided here, can only receive links to Siting Board-issued documents.
|Interested persons can view the Siting Board web site at their convenience to check on the status of a case. All documents filed by parties, correspondence, hearing transcripts, and documents issued by the Siting Board in a given case are posted on the website for that case. In addition, all comments submitted by the members of the public are posted under the 'Public Comments' tab.
Registering with the PSC's Document Management System (DMM) and using a web form to request party status is the preferred method of becoming a party in a case.
Registering with the PSC's Document Management System (DMM) and using a web page to manage your Service List subscriptions is the preferred method of subscribing to the Service List in a case.
|No registration is required.
If you do not wish to use the preferred method of registering on the NYS Public Service Commission's DMM System, you can download the Request for Party Status form. Please follow the instructions on the form.
If you do not wish to use the preferred method of registering on the NYS Public Service Commission's DMM System, you may download the "Service List and Mail Service List Request Form" provided here and send the completed form by e-mail to the Secretary at [email protected]
If you are unable to e-mail the Secretary, you may mail your request to
Department of Public Service
Three Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223-1350.