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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities and Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 325. Rules for Enforcement of § 56-257 of the Code of Virginia
1/19/2020

20VAC5-325-70. Division Investigation of Probable Violations.

A. Upon receipt of a report of a probable violation, the division shall conduct an investigation to examine all the relevant facts regarding the reported probable violation. The investigation may include, among other things, records verification, informal meetings, teleconferences, and photo-documentation. Upon completion of the investigation and finding evidence of a probable violation of § 56-257 of the Code of Virginia and these rules, the division shall take one or more of the following actions:

1. Issue a warning letter to the person alleged to have committed the violation ("respondent");

2. Issue an information letter to a county, city, or town alleged to have committed the violation, advising of the discovery of an alleged violation;

3. Enter settlement negotiations with the respondent. Upon reaching agreement on settlement terms, the division shall present the proposed settlement to the commission for final acceptance or rejection; or

4. Request the issuance of a "Rule to Show Cause" order pursuant to the commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (5VAC5-20-10 et seq.).

B. Upon completion of the investigation and finding no evidence of a violation of § 56-257 of the Code of Virginia and this chapter, the division shall so advise the respondent by letter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-265.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 17, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2001.

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