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Rules of Practice and Procedure

Filed with Secretary of State - Sept. 23, 2013
Effective - Oct. 23, 2013

NOTICE OF FURTHER MODIFICATIONS TO TEXT OF
FINAL RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
(Cal. Code Regs., title 8, 10210 et seq. & 10300 et seq.)

Written comments on proposed further modifications

Rulemaking documents

NOTE: AMENDMENT EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING WRITTEN COMMENTS TO AUGUST 9, 2013

PRESENTATION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS AND DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS

Members of the public are invited to present written comments regarding the newly proposed modifications to the Rules.  Only comments that directly concern the newly proposed modifications to the text of the Rules and other documents related to these modifications will be considered and responded to in the Final Statement of Reasons. The written comment period closes at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 9, 2013 (i.e., a 15-day extension from the original deadline of Thursday, July 25, 2013). The WCAB will consider only comments it has received by that time.

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

The address for submission of comments by mail is:

Neil P. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
P.O. 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

Comments sent to other e-mail addresses will not be accepted. Comments sent by e-mail are subject to the deadline set forth above for written comments.


History of
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
Changes to Rules of Practice and Procedure
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 10250, et seq

Rulemaking documents

Time and Place of Public Hearing

A public hearing has been scheduled to permit all interested persons the opportunity to provide oral or written statements or arguments relevant to the proposed rulemaking. The public hearing will be held at the following time and place:

Date: April 16, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or conclusion of testimony
Place: Hiram Johnson State Office Building
Santa Barbara Room, Basement Level
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco CA 94102

Public comment will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude when the last speaker has finished his or her presentation. Testimony will be limited to 10 minutes per speaker and should be specific to the proposed regulations. If public comment concludes before the Noon recess, no afternoon session will be held.

Written Comments

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board prefers written comments to oral testimony and prefers that written comments be submitted by e-mail. If written comments are timely submitted, it is not necessary to present oral testimony at the public hearing. To be timely, the written comments must be received by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2013, at which time the written comment period closes.

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

The address for submission of comments by mail is:

Neil P. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary and Deputy Commissioner
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
P.O. 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

Comments also may be submitted by facsimile (Fax) at 1-415-703-4549.

Additional procedural information regarding the proposed rulemaking, including contact information for non-substantive and substantive inquiries may be obtained by clicking on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking links above.