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An interested party may file with the Commission a written petition for: (1) the issuance, amendment, or repeal of a rule designed to implement, interpret, or prescribe law, policy, organization, procedure, or practice requirements of the Commission [§502.51]; (2) the issuance of a declaratory order to terminate a controversy or to remove uncertainty [§502.68]; (3) leave to intervene in any proceeding before the Commission [§502.72]; and (4) reconsideration of a Commission decision or staff action [§502.261]. The petition must:

  1. Set forth the petitioner’s grounds of interest in the subject matter;
  2. Clearly and concisely describe the nature of the relief desired;
  3. Include any relevant facts, views, arguments, statutes, and data;
  4. Be verified (sworn);
  5. Include an original and 15 copies; and
  6. Be accompanied by a $228 filing fee (note: filing fee does not apply to petitions for leave to intervene or petitions for reconsideration).

Additionally, if a petition is for the amendment or repeal of a rule, it must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons, if any, specifically named in such rule.  Refer to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, specifically Subpart H – Form Execution, and Service of Documents §502.111 et seq. for specific guidance on filing petitions with the Commission.  Replies to a petition may be filed within fifteen (15) days after the date of service and must conform to the requirements of §502.74.