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Rules of Practice and Procedure

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board final regulations
Rules of Practice and Procedure
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 10301 - 10996

Filed with secretary of state Nov. 17, 2008
Effective Nov. 17, 2008


History of Rules of Practice and Procedure

45 day comment period
Sept. 12, 2008

Time and place of public hearing

A public hearing has been scheduled to permit all interested persons the opportunity to present statements or arguments, oral or in writing, with respect to the above noted subject on the following date:

Date: September 12, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or conclusion of testimony
Place: The Governor Hiram Johnson State Office Building
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102

Contact person:

Any interested person may inspect a copy, or direct questions regarding, the proposed regulations, the Initial Statement of Reasons, and any supplemental information contained in the Rulemaking File. The Rulemaking File may be inspected by any interested person, and will be available for inspection at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, Ninth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Nonsubstantive inquiries concerning this action, such as requests to be added to the mailing list for rulemaking notices, requests for copies of the text of the proposed regulations, the Initial Statement of Reasons, and any supplemental information contained in the rulemaking file may be requested in writing from the contact person:

Annette L. Gabrielli, Regulations Coordinator
Department of Industrial Relations
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 9th floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

E-mail: WCABRules@hq.dir.ca.gov.

The telephone number of the contact person is (415) 703-4580.

BACKUP CONTACT PERSON/CONTACT PERSON FOR SUBSTANTIVE QUESTIONS:

In the event the contact person is unavailable, or to obtain responses to questions regarding the substance of the proposed regulations, inquiries should be directed to the following backup contact persons:

Neil P. Sullivan
Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
Post Office Box 429459
San Francisco, CA  94142-9459

E-mail: WCABRules@hq.dir.ca.gov.

The telephone number of the backup contact person/contact person for substantive questions is (415) 703-4554.

Note:  In the event the backup contact person/contact person for substantive questions is unavailable, inquiries should be directed to the following alternative backup contact person/contact person for substantive questions at the same address, email address and telephone number noted above: Rick Dietrich, Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner.

PRESENTATION OF ORAL AND/OR WRITTEN COMMENTS AND DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS:

Members of the public are invited to present oral and/or written statements, arguments or evidence at the public hearing.  In addition, any person may submit written comments on the proposed regulations, prior to the public hearing.   The address for submission of comments by mail is:

Neil P. Sullivan
Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
Post Office Box 429459
San Francisco, CA  94142-9459

The address for submission of comments by delivery service or personal delivery is:

Neil P. Sullivan
Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Ninth Floor
San Francisco, CA  94102

The address for submission of comments by electronic mail (e-mail) is WCABRules@dir.ca.gov.

Unless submitted at the public hearing, all written comments must be received by the agency contact person, no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2008.  The WCAB prefers written comments to oral testimony. If you have provided a written comment, it will not be necessary to present oral testimony at the public hearing.