9 CRR-NY 587.4NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 9. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
SUBTITLE Q. ADIRONDACK PARK AGENCY
CHAPTER VI. RELATION OF AGENCY ACTIVITIES TO OTHER LAWS
PART 587. ACCESS TO AGENCY RECORDS; OPEN MEETINGS; CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
9 CRR-NY 587.4
9 CRR-NY 587.4
587.4 Ex parte communications prohibited.
(a) An ex parte communication is any communication regarding issues of fact or conclusions of law with any party or its representative or hearing officer by one party to an adjudicatory proceeding out of the presence of other parties to the same proceeding without simultaneous communication with other parties.
(b) The following prohibition shall apply to adjudicatory proceedings, including public hearings pursuant to Part 580 and Subparts 581-3 and 581-4 of this Title, or variance hearings pursuant to Part 576 of this Title.
(c) Prohibition
(1) No party or representative of a party shall communicate in any form with the agency or any member regarding any matter subject to an adjudicatory proceeding before the agency without serving copies of the communication on all other parties to the proceeding.
(2) Prior to or during an adjudicatory proceeding, no agency member or employee responsible for rendering a decision or making findings of fact and conclusions of law shall communicate in connection with any issue of fact, or issue of law, with any person, party or his representative, except upon notice and opportunity for all parties to participate; provided, however, that any agency member or employee:
(i) may communicate with other members of the agency; and
(ii) may have the aid and advice of agency staff which have not been engaged in the investigation or prosecuting functions in connection with the matter or proceeding or factually related matter or proceeding.
(d) Any agency member who receives an attempted ex parte communication must decline to hear such communication or respond. The member may explain that the matter is pending before the agency. If the member is unsuccessful in preventing the ex parte communication, the member will make a written report of the communication and the substance thereof and deliver it to counsel of the agency. Agency counsel shall be responsible for filing such report in the pending adjudicatory proceeding and separately in a file in counsel's office. Notice of receipt and filing shall be given by counsel to all parties to the particular adjudicatory proceeding and the hearing officer appointed to hear the matter.
9 CRR-NY 587.4
Current through October 15, 2019
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