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§ 1048. Technical and Minor Changes to Proposed and Final Decisions.

1 CA ADC § 1048BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 1. General Provisions
Division 2. Office of Administrative Hearings
Chapter 1. General APA Hearing Procedures (Refs & Annos)
1 CCR § 1048
§ 1048. Technical and Minor Changes to Proposed and Final Decisions.
(a) The agency may make an application to OAH to correct a mistake or clerical error, or make minor or technical changes, in a proposed decision by filing a written request addressed to the Presiding Judge.
(1) The application must be signed on behalf of the agency that is seeking the correction(s) and identify the correction(s) being sought and the reasons therefor. The application shall be served on all other parties, together with a copy of the proposed decision. A copy of the proof of service shall be filed with the application.
(2) A party shall have a period of 10 days from the date the application is served to file written opposition. The opposition shall be served on all parties and filed with OAH, with a copy of the proof of service.
(3) If opposition is filed, the Presiding Judge may permit oral argument or decide the matter on the papers alone. If the Presiding Judge permits oral argument, at least 5 days notice of the time and place for oral argument shall be given. The Presiding Judge shall decide the matter no later than 5 days after it is submitted.
(4) If the application is granted, the Presiding Judge shall prepare, and cause to be served on all parties, a notice and order of correction and/or a corrected proposed decision, which shall identify the correction(s) made.
(5) If the application is denied, the Presiding Judge shall cause notice of the denial to be served on all parties.
(6) The Presiding Judge will designate the same ALJ who prepared the proposed decision in the case to review and decide the application for correction. If the same ALJ is not reasonably available, the Presiding Judge may designate another ALJ.
(b) Any party other than the agency shall file an application with the agency to correct a mistake or clerical error, or make minor or technical changes, in a proposed decision. Subject to section 11517(c)(2)(C), the agency may decide the application itself or refer it to the Presiding Judge to decide. If the application is referred to the Presiding Judge, the provisions of paragraph (a)(1)-(6) shall apply.
(c) An ALJ who prepares a proposed decision may, on his or her own motion, correct any mistakes or clerical errors or make minor or technical changes in the proposed decision. The ALJ must cause to be served on all parties, a notice and order of correction and/or a corrected proposed decision, each of which shall identify the correction(s) made. Before making any correction under this paragraph, an ALJ may, in his or her discretion, provide notice to all parties and an opportunity to be heard.
(d) Section 11517(c)(2)(C) authorizes the agency to make technical or other minor changes to a proposed decision and adopt it as the decision in the Case. The agency may obtain an electronic copy of the proposed decision for this purpose upon written request addressed to the Presiding Judge of the OAH office that issued the proposed decision. When OAH provides an electronic copy of the proposed decision to the agency, it does not constitute OAH's approval of any changes the agency proposes. The agency shall send a copy of the proposed decision, as corrected, to OAH.
(e) OAH may correct a clerical error or mistake, or make technical or minor changes, in a proposed decision if all of the parties agree to the correction. The stipulation pursuant to the agreement must be in writing, signed by all parties, and clearly identify the change(s) or correction(s) to be made in the proposed decision. The stipulation must be filed with the Presiding Judge. If the stipulation is accepted, the Presiding Judge shall prepare, and cause to be served on all parties, a notice and order of correction and/or a corrected proposed decision, each of which shall identify the correction(s) made. If the stipulation is rejected, the Presiding Judge shall cause notice thereof to be served on all parties.
(f) No change or correction to a proposed decision shall be effective if the agency rejects or adopts the existing proposed decision without the change or correction.
(g) Government Code section 11518.5 governs corrections of mistakes or clerical errors in agency decisions issued after adjudicative proceedings that are subject to the formal hearing provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act in Title 2, Division 3, Part 1, Chapter 5, commencing with Government Code section 11500.
(h) Decisions issued by an ALJ in proceedings that are not subject to the formal hearing provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Title 2, Division 3, Part 1, Chapter 5, commencing with Government Code section 11500) may be corrected in accordance with the procedures provided in paragraphs (a), (b), and (e).
(i) In no event may any correction made pursuant to this policy statement result in reconsideration, or change the factual or legal basis, of a proposed or final decision.
(j) All documents filed or issued with a request to correct a proposed or final decision shall become a part of the record in the Case.
Note: Authority cited: Section 11370.5(b), Government Code. Reference: Sections 11517(c) and 11518.5, Government Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 10-13-2004; operative 12-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 42).
This database is current through 5/6/22 Register 2022, No. 18
1 CCR § 1048, 1 CA ADC § 1048
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