At each of these stages there are various opportunities to either contest or support the action before the Commission. If you seek to become a formal party in a contested case proceeding – through intervention – you must follow the procedures outlined in each docket’s initial notice. See Mont. Admin. R. 38.2.2401 through 2406 for an overview of the Commission’s intervention policies.
Importantly, if you are granted intervention by the Commission, you will be a formal party to the docket, and must follow the same substantive and procedural rules identified above. For businesses, this entails being represented by an attorney. For individuals, you do not need to be represented by an attorney, however legal representation is vital to effectively navigate the various requirements for contested case proceedings.
If you have any questions about these processes, we encourage you to contact PSC legal staff 444-6376 for assistance.