§ 1.56. Date of service.

 (a)  The date of service shall be the earliest day when the document served meets one of the following conditions:

   (1)  The document is deposited in the United States mail.

   (2)  The document is deposited with an overnight express package delivery service.

   (3)  The document is delivered in person.

   (4)  The document is transmitted by telefacsimile or electronic mail as provided in §  1.54(b) (relating to service by a party) prior to 4:30 p.m. local prevailing time in the Eastern Time Zone (United States of America).

   (5)  The document enters an information processing system designated by the recipient for the purpose of receiving service and from which the recipient is able to retrieve the served document in a form capable of being processed by the recipient’s system prior to 4:30 p.m. local prevailing time in the Eastern Time Zone (United States of America).

 (b)  Unless otherwise prescribed by the Commission or presiding officer, whenever a party is required or permitted to do an act within a prescribed period after service of a document upon the party and the document is served by first-class mail by the United States Postal Service, 3 days shall be added to the prescribed period.

 (c)  Subsection (a) supersedes 1 Pa. Code §  33.34 (relating to date of service).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  1.56 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  309—311, 315, 331—335, 501, 504—506, 523, 701—703, 1101—1103, 1301, 1501 and 1504.

Source

   The provisions of this §  1.56 adopted October 12, 1984, effective January 1, 1985, 14 Pa.B. 3819; amended December 2, 1988, effective January 3, 1989, 18 Pa.B. 5451; amended January 24, 1997, effective January 25, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 414; amended April 28, 2006, effective April 29, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2097; amended September 26, 2008, effective September 27, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5303; amended September 20, 2013, effective September 21, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 5593. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (338464) to (338465).

Notes of Decisions

   Three-day Extension

   Since neither the administrative law judge nor the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission otherwise prescribed, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s exceptions to the recommended decision, filed by mail and received 21 days after the decision, were timely; the 3-day extension is automatic. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, 592 A.2d 808 (Pa. 1991); appeal denied 611 A.2d 714 (Pa. 1992).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  1.8 (relating to definitions); 52 Pa. Code §  5.533 (relating to procedure to except to initial, tentative and recommended decisions); and 52 Pa. Code §  5.535 (relating to replies).



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