Pursuant to Section 58-3-260 of the 1976 S.C. Code of Laws, a Public Service Commissioner, hearing officer, or Commission employee cannot communicate, directly or indirectly, on any issue that is the subject of a proceeding (or that can be reasonably expected to become the subject in a proceeding) without notice and opportunity for all parties to participate in the communication. Likewise, no person can communicate, directly or indirectly, on any issue (currently the subject of a proceeding or reasonably expected to become one) with any Commissioner, hearing officer, or Commission employee without notice and opportunity for all parties to participate. However, communication with the Commissioners, hearing officers, or Commission employees is allowed under certain circumstances as outlined in Section 58-3-260.
In order to request an allowable ex parte meeting or briefing, please refer to the procedures, guidelines, and forms below:
Procedure and Timeline for Allowable Ex Parte Briefings Under SC Code Section 58-3-260
Additional Allowable Ex Parte Briefing Guidelines
Allowable Ex Parte Briefings Forms
PSC Order Adding Requirements for Allowable Ex Parte Communication Briefings