§ 19.34. Time for adjudication.
(a) Scheduling order. Upon receipt from one or more parties of notice that mediation required by section 11(a) of the act (63 P. S. § 818.11(a)) was not successful, protest counsel will prepare and issue a scheduling order. The scheduling order will set forth the dates by which the answer, requests for subpoenas, prehearing statements and posthearing briefs shall be filed, as well as the date and time for the prehearing conference and the location and beginning date and time of the hearing. The dates will be determined to permit the Board to issue its adjudication in compliance with the time requirements of section 8 of the act (63 P. S. § 818.8).
(b) Waiver. The parties may waive the time for adjudicating a protest matter in section 8 of the act (63 P. S. § 818.8). A waiver must be in writing, specifying the time period that is to be waived, and signed on behalf of all parties joining in the waiver. Unless otherwise specified in the filing, the Board will treat the filing of any waiver as a request for a continuance through that time period and will issue an amended scheduling order accordingly.
(c) Extension of time. Any request for an extension of time or continuance that would delay the filing of posthearing briefs shall be accompanied by a waiver through the second monthly meeting of the Board following the date posthearing briefs are to be filed as if the request were to be granted. The Board may grant a request for extension of time or continuance for which the protestant, or an intervenor on behalf of the protestant, does not also sign the waiver.
The provisions of this § 19.34 issued under sections 4(a)(9), 8, 11, 13 and 27 of the Board of Vehicles Act (63 P. S. § § 818.4(a)(9), 818.8, 818.11, 818.13 and 818.27).
The provisions of this § 19.34 adopted February 3, 2006, effective February 4, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 536; corrected February 10, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 714.
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