What does it mean to be an intervenor?
An intervenor is a party to the case, just like the utility, Staff, and any other party of record. Party status comes with both rights and responsibilities.
It provides the right:
· to participate in discovery to learn about other parties’ cases
· to present evidence, through witnesses and/or documents
· to cross-examine other parties’ witnesses
· to file Exceptions to a Recommended Opinion and Order (the ALJ’s order)
· to request rehearing of a Commission Decision
· to appeal a Commission Decision
It creates the responsibility:
· to participate in discovery so that other parties can learn about your case
· to attend and participate in all proceedings (procedural conferences, prehearing conferences, the hearing, and the Open Meeting at which the Commission discusses the ALJ’s order)
· to make all required filings and serve the other parties with all filings you make
· to have your witnesses subjected to cross-examination
· to comply with the Commission’s rules for practice and procedure and with all Procedural Orders