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R990. Workforce Services, Housing and Community Development.

Rule R990-10. Procedures in Case of Inability to Formulate Contract for Alleviation of Impact.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R990-10-1. Purpose.

A. The following procedures are promulgated and adopted by the Permanent Community Impact Fund Board ("Board") of the Department of Workforce Services of the State of Utah pursuant to Section 35A-8-306(4), UCA 1953 as amended.

B. In the event a project entity or a candidate ("Complainant") submits a request for determination to the Board under Section 11-13-306, UCA 1953 as amended, the Board shall hold a hearing on the questions presented. These proceedings shall be conducted informally, in accordance with the requirements of the Utah Administrative Procedure Act ("Act"), Section 63G-4-202(1), UCA 1953 as amended, unless the Board at its discretion converts the proceeding to a formal proceeding, in accordance with Section 63G-4-202(3) UCA 1953 as amended, if such action is deemed to be in the public interest and does not unfairly prejudice the rights of any party.

C. The only grounds available for relief are those set forth in Section 11-13-306, UCA 1953 as amended, or those reasonably inferred therefrom.

R990-10-2. Commencement of the Procedure Requesting a Determination.

A. Commencement of the procedure to request a determination from the Board shall be conducted in conformity with Section 63G-4-201(3).

1. A complainant requesting a determination from the Board must submit such a request:

a. In writing;

b. Signed by the person invoking the jurisdiction of the Board or by that person's representative; and

c. Including the following information:

1. The names and addresses of all parties to whom a copy of the request for a hearing is being sent;

2. The Board's file number or other reference number;

3. The name of the adjudicative proceeding, if known;

4. The date the request for the hearing was mailed;

5. A statement of the legal authority and jurisdiction under which action by the Board is requested;

6. A statement of relief sought from the Board; and

7. A statement of facts and reasons forming the basis for relief.

B. The Complainant shall file the request for a determination with the Board and at the same time, shall serve a copy of the request upon the party complained against (the "Respondent"). The Complainant shall also mail a copy of the request to each person known to have a direct interest in the request for a determination by the Board.

C. The Respondent shall serve a response within fifteen (15) days after the request is served upon the Respondent. The Respondent may admit, deny or explain the point of view of Respondent as to each allegation in the request. Not to respond to any allegation is to admit that allegation. The Respondent may pose a counteroffer to Complainant's request for relief. Any counteroffer must be supported by reasons. Requests and responses may be directed at multiple parties.

R990-10-3. Notification of Parties.

A. The Board shall promptly give notice by mail to all parties that the hearing will be held, stating the following:

1. The Board's file number or other reference number;

2. The name of the proceedings;

3. Designate that the proceeding is to be conducted informally according to the provisions or rules enacted under Section 63G-4-202 and Section 63G-4-202, UCA 1953 as amended, with citation to Section 63G-4-202 authorizing the designation;

4. State the time and place of the scheduled hearing, the purpose for which the hearing is to be held, and that a party who fails to attend or participate may be held in default; and

5. Give the name, title, mailing address and telephone number of the presiding officer for the hearing.

B. At any time twenty (20) or more days before the hearing begins, either party may serve upon the adverse party an offer to agree to specific terms and payments. If, within ten (10) days after the service of the offer, the adverse party serves written notice that the offer is accepted, either party may then file the offer and notice of acceptance, together with proof of service thereof, and the Board shall enter a corresponding order. An offer not accepted shall be deemed withdrawn and evidence concerning it is not admissible except in a proceeding to determine costs. If the order finally obtained from the offeree is not more favorable than the offer, the offeree shall pay the costs incurred after the making of the offer, including a reasonable attorney's fee. The fact that an offer is made but not accepted does not preclude a subsequent offer.

R990-10-4. Informal Hearing Procedures.

A. Within forty (40) days after receiving a request for determination, the Board shall hold a public hearing on the questions at issue.

B. The Board may appoint an administrative law judge to preside in its stead at the hearing and to hear such preliminary motions and manage such ancillary matters as the Board deems necessary and appropriate.

C. In the hearing, the parties named in the request for determination shall be permitted to testify, present evidence, comment on the issues and bring forth witnesses who may be examined and cross-examined. The hearing may be adjourned from time to time in the interest of a full and fair investigation of the facts and the law.

D. Discovery is prohibited, and the Board may not issue subpoenas or other discovery orders.

E. All parties shall have access to information contained in the Board's files and to all materials and information gathered by any investigation to the extent permitted by the law.

F. Any intervention is prohibited.

G. All hearings shall be open to all parties.

H. Within twenty (20) days after the close of the hearing, the Board or the administrative law judge shall issue a signed order in writing that states:

1. The decision;

2. The reasons for the decision;

3. A notice of any right for administrative or judicial review available to the parties; and

4. The time limits for filing a request for reconsideration or judicial review.

I. The order issued by the Board or by the administrative law judge shall be based on the facts appearing in the Board's files and on the facts presented in evidence at the hearing.

J. Any determination order issued by the Board or by the administrative law judge shall specify:

1. The direct impacts, if any, or methods determining the direct impacts to be covered; and

2. The amounts, or methods of computing the amounts, of the alleviation payments, if any, or the means to provide for impact alleviation, provisions assuring the timely completion of the facilities and the furnishing of the service, if any; and

3. Other pertinent matters.

K. A copy of the Board's or the administrative law judge's order shall be promptly sent to all parties.

L. All hearings shall be recorded at the Board's expense. Any party, at his own expense, may have a reporter approved by the Board prepare a transcript from the Board's record of the hearing.

R990-10-5. Formal Hearing Procedures.

A. At any time prior to issuance of the final order, the Board at its discretion may convert the informal adjudicative hearing into a formal adjudicative hearing, as allowed in Section 63G-4-202(3). The procedures to be followed in such a formal adjudicative hearing are given below.

B. The Board may appoint an administrative law judge to preside in its stead at the hearing and to hear such preliminary motions and manage such ancillary matters as the Board deems necessary and appropriate.

C. A party may be represented by an officer or the party or by legal counsel.

D. In the hearing, the parties named in the request for determination shall be permitted to testify, present evidence, comment on the issues and bring forth witnesses who may be examined and cross-examined. The hearing may be adjourned from time to time in the interest of a full and fair investigation of the facts and the law.

E. Utah Rules of Evidence shall be in effect; however,

1. Copies of original documents may be introduced into evidence unless objected to for reasons of illegibility or tampering.

2. Hearsay will be considered for its weight but will not be conclusive in and of itself as to any matter subject to proof.

F. Discovery in formal proceedings shall be limited. Because negotiation between the parties shall have been proceeding prior to a request for determination being submitted, the Board or the administrative law judge shall assume that discovery is complete when a request is submitted. However, upon motion and sufficient cause shown, the Board or the administrative law judge may extend the period of discovery.

G. All parties shall have access to information contained in the Board's files and to all materials and information gathered by any investigation to the extent permitted by the law.

H. The Board or the administrative law judge may give a person not a party to the proceeding the opportunity to present oral or written statements at the hearing.

I. All testimony presented at the hearing, if offered as evidence to be considered in reaching a decision on the merits, shall be given under oath.

J. All hearings shall be open to all parties.

K. Intervention into the formal hearing will be allowed on the following basis:

1. Any person not a party may file a signed, written petition to intervene in a formal adjudicative hearing with the Board. The person who wishes to intervene shall mail a copy of the petition to each party. The petition shall include:

a. The Board's file number or other reference number;

b. The name of the proceeding;

c. A statement of facts demonstrating that the petitioner's legal rights or interests are substantially affected by the formal adjudicative hearing, or that the petitioner qualifies as an intervenor under any provision of law; and

d. A statement of the relief the petitioner seeks from the Board.

2. The Board or the administrative law judge shall grant a petition for intervention if it determines that:

a. The petitioner's legal interests may be substantially affected by the formal adjudicative hearing; and

b. The interests of justice and the orderly and prompt conduct of the adjudicative hearing will not be materially impaired by allowing the intervention.

3. Any order granting or denying a petition to intervene shall be in writing and sent by mail to the petitioner and each party.

4. An order permitting intervention may impose conditions on the intervenor's participation in the adjudicative hearing that are necessary for a just, orderly, and prompt conduct of that hearing. Such conditions may be imposed by the Board or the administrative law judge at any time after the intervention.

L. Within twenty (20) days after the close of the hearing, the Board or the administrative law judge shall issue a signed order in writing that states:

1. The decision based upon findings of fact and conclusions of law;

2. The reasons for the decision;

3. A notice of any right for administrative or judicial review available to the parties; and

4. The time limits for filing a request for reconsideration or judicial review.

M. The order issued by the Board or by the administrative law judge shall be based on the facts appearing in the Board's files and on the facts presented in evidence at the hearing.

N. Any determination order issued by the Board or by the administrative law judge shall specify:

1. The direct impacts, if any, or methods determining the direct impacts to be covered; and

2. The amounts, or methods of computing the amounts, of the alleviation payments, if any, or the means to provide for impact alleviation, provisions assuring the timely completion of the facilities and the furnishing of the service, if any; and

3. Other pertinent matters.

O. A copy of the Board's or the administrative law judge's order shall be promptly sent to all parties.

P. All hearings shall be recorded at the Board's expense. Any party, at his own expense, may have a reporter approved by the Board prepare a transcript from the Board's record of the hearing.

R990-10-6. Default.

A. The Board or the administrative law judge may enter an order of default against a party if that party fails to participate in the adjudicative proceedings.

B. The order shall include a statement of the grounds for default and shall be mailed to all parties.

C. 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.

D. After issuing the order of default, the Board or the administrative law judge shall conduct any further proceedings necessary to complete the adjudicative proceeding without the participation of the party in default and shall determine all issues in the adjudicative proceeding, including those affecting the defaulted party.

R990-10-7. Reconsideration by the Board.

Within ten (10) days after the date that a final order is issued by the Board or the administrative law judge, any party may file a written request for reconsideration in accordance with the provisions of Section 63G-4-302, UCA 1953 as amended. Upon receipt of the request, the disposition by the Board of that written request shall be in accordance with Section 63G-4-302(3), UCA 1953 as amended. With the exception of reconsideration, all orders issued by the Board or the administrative law judge shall be final. There shall be no other review except for judicial review as provided below.

R990-10-8. Judicial Review.

An aggrieved party may also obtain judicial review of final orders issued by the Board or by the administrative law judge by filing a petition for judicial review of that order in compliance with the provisions and requirements of Section 63G-4-401 and Section 63G-4-402, UCA 1953 as amended.

KEY

impacted area programs

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

July 9, 2012

Notice of Continuation

July 6, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

35A-8-306; 35A-8-1004


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R990, please contact the promulgating agency (Workforce Services, Housing and Community Development). 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.