Utah Administrative Code
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R641. Natural Resources; Oil, Gas and Mining Board.
Rule R641-104. Pleadings.
As in effect on January 1, 2020
Table of Contents
- R641-104-100. Pleadings Enumerated.
- R641-104-200. Form.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Notice of Continuation
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
Pleadings before the Board will consist of a Notice of Agency Action, a Request for Agency Action (also referred to herein as a "petition"), responses, and motions, together with affidavits, briefs and memoranda of law and fact in support thereof.
120. Initiation. Except as otherwise permitted by R641-109-400 regarding emergency orders, all adjudicative proceedings shall be commenced by either:
121. A Notice of Agency Action, if proceedings are commenced by the Board or Division; or
122. A Request for Agency Action, if proceedings are commenced by persons other than the Board or Division.
130. Notice of or Request for Agency Action. A Notice of Agency Action and a Request for Agency Action shall be filed and served according to the following requirements:
131. Notice of Agency Action. A Notice of Agency Action shall be in writing and shall be signed on behalf of the Board if the proceedings are commenced by the Board; or by or on behalf of the Division Director if the proceedings are commenced by the Division. A Notice shall include:
131.100 The names and mailing addresses of all respondents and other persons to whom notice is being given by the Board or Division, and the name, title, and mailing address of any attorney or employee who has been designated to appear for the Board or Division;
131.200 The name of the proceeding and the file number or other reference number;
131.300 The date that the Notice of Agency Action was mailed;
131.400 A statement that such proceeding is to be conducted formally according to the provisions of these rules and Sections 63G-4-204 to 63G-4-209 of the Utah Code Annotated (1953, as amended), if applicable;
131.500 If a response is required, a statement that a written response must be filed within 20 days of the mailing date of the Notice of Agency Action;
131.600 A statement of the time and place of the hearing, a statement of the purpose for which the hearing is to be held, and a statement that a party who fails to attend or participate in the hearing may be held in default;
131.700 A statement of the legal authority and jurisdiction under which the proceeding is to be maintained;
131.800 The name, title, mailing address, and telephone number of the Board and the Division; and
131.900 A statement of the purpose of the adjudicative proceeding and, to the extent known by the Board or Division, the questions to be decided.
132. Unless Waived, the Division shall:
132.100 Mail the Notice of Agency Action to each party; and
132.200 Publish the Notice of Agency Action if required by statute or rule.
133. Persons other than the Board or Division may petition for Board action. Such request may be for rulemaking, an appeal of a Division determination in an adjudicative proceeding before the Division, a right, permit, approval, license, authority or other affirmative relief from the Board. That petitioner's Request for Agency Action shall be in writing and signed by the person invoking the jurisdiction of the Board, or by his or her attorney, and shall include:
133.100 The names and addresses of all persons to whom a copy of the Request for Agency Action is being sent;
133.200 A space for the Board's file number or other reference number;
133.300 The name of the proceeding, if known;
133.400 Certificate of mailing of the Request for Agency Action;
133.500 A statement of the legal authority and jurisdiction under which Board action is requested;
133.600 A statement of the relief sought from the Board; and
133.700 A statement of the facts and reasons forming the basis for relief.
134. Two or more grounds of complaint concerning the same subject matter may be included in one Request for Agency Action (petition) but should be numbered and stated separately. Two or more petitioners may join in one request if their respective complaints are against the same person and deal substantially with the same violation of law, rule, regulation or order of the Board.
135. A Request for Agency Action and other pleadings shall be in the form prescribed in R641-104-200. The person requesting agency action shall file the request with the Division and shall, unless waived, send a copy by mail to each person known to have a direct interest in the requested agency action.
136. After receiving a Request for Agency Action, the Division shall, unless waived, insure that notice by mail has been given to all parties. The Division shall also provide notice by publication if required by below. The written notice shall:
136.100 Give the Board's file number or other reference number;
136.200 Give the name of the proceeding;
136.300 Designate that the proceeding is to be conducted formally according to these rules and the provisions of Sections 63G-4-204 to 63G-4-209 of the Utah Code Annotated (1953, as amended), if applicable;
136.400 If a response is required, state that a written response must be filed within twenty (20) days of the mailing or publication date of the Request for Agency Action;
136.500 State the time and place of the hearing, the purpose for which the hearing is to be held, and that a party who fails to attend or participate in the hearing may be held in default; and
136.600 Give the name, title, mailing address, and telephone number of the Board and Division.
137. If the purpose of the adjudicative proceeding is to award a license or other privilege as to which there are multiple competing applicants, the Board may, by rule or order, conduct a single adjudicative proceeding to determine the award of that license or privilege.
141. In all formal adjudicative proceedings, the respondent shall file and serve a written response signed by the respondent or his/her representative with twenty (20) days of the mailing date of the Notice of Agency Action or the Request for Agency Action that shall include:
141.100 The Board's file number or other reference number;
141.200 The name of the adjudicative proceeding;
141.300 A statement of the relief that the respondent seeks;
151. The Board may enter an order of default against a party if:
151.100 A party fails to attend or participate in a hearing; or
151.200 A respondent fails to file a response under R641-140 above.
152. The order shall include a statement of the ground for default and shall be mailed to all parties.
153. A defaulted party may seek to have the Board set aside the default order according to procedures outlined in the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure.
154. After issuing the order of default, the Board shall conduct any further proceedings necessary to complete the proceeding without the participation of the party in default and shall determine all issues in the proceeding, including those affecting the defaulting party.
160. Motions. Motions may be submitted for the Board's decision on either written or oral argument and the filing of affidavits in support or contravention thereof may be permitted. Any written motion will be accompanied by a supporting memorandum of fact and law.
170. Exhibits. Exhibits will be clearly marked to show the docket and cause numbers, the party proffering the exhibit, and the number of the exhibit.
210. Request for Agency Action (petition) will contain a title which will be substantially in the following form:
TABLE BEFORE THE BOARD OF OIL, GAS, AND MINING DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES STATE OF UTAH In the Matter of the Docket No. Request for Agency Action of John Doe, Petitioner for Cause No.
TABLE BEFORE THE BOARD OF OIL, GAS, AND MINING DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES STATE OF UTAH John Doe, Petitioner, Request for Agency Action v. Docket No. Richard Doe, Respondent. Cause No.
220. Docket and Cause Number. Upon the filing of a Request for Agency Action (petition), the secretary of the Board will assign a docket and a cause number to the matter. The secretary will enter the docket and cause numbers for the matter, together with the date of filing, on a separate docket provided for that purpose. Thereafter, all pleadings offered in the same proceeding will bear the docket and cause numbers assigned and will be noted with the filing date upon the docket page assigned.
230. Content and Size of Pleadings. Pleadings should be double-spaced and typed on plain, white, 8-1/2" x 11" paper. They must identify the proceeding by title and by docket and cause number, if known. All pleadings will contain a clear and concise statement of the matter relied upon as a basis for the pleading, together with an appropriate prayer for relief when relief is sought.
240. Amendments to Pleadings. The Board may, upon motion of the responsible party made at or before the hearing, allow any pleadings to be amended or corrected. Defects which do not substantially prejudice any of the parties will be disregarded.
250. Signing of Pleadings. Pleadings will be signed by the party or the party's attorney and will show the signer's address and telephone number. The signature will be deemed to be a certification by the signer that he or she has read the pleading and that, he or she has taken reasonable measures to assure its truth.
June 7, 2017
40-6-1 et seq.
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R641, please contact the promulgating agency (Natural Resources; Oil, Gas and Mining Board). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.