16 CRR-NY 12.6NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 16. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
CHAPTER I. RULES OF PROCEDURE
SUBCHAPTER B. PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING CONSUMER PROTECTIONS
PART 12. CONSUMER COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
16 CRR-NY 12.6
16 CRR-NY 12.6
12.6 Description of informal hearings and reviews.
(a) Informal hearings.
(1) An informal hearing is a procedure at which the utility and the customer, and/or his or her representative, appear and are provided with the opportunity to present information, discuss and resolve the complaint before an informal hearing officer. Hearings normally will be held at commission offices; however, a customer may request that an informal hearing be conducted by telephone conference call.
(2) The hearing officer is an impartial member of the commission staff who has not had previous contact with the complaint. The hearing officer will consider the statements made by the parties at the hearing and review relevant information in the complaint file. The hearing officer will then make an independent decision and provide the customer and utility with a written statement explaining the reasons for the decision.
(b) Informal review.
An informal review is a further review of the complaint by a staff member who has not previously worked on the complaint. An informal review does not require the presence of either the customer or the utility. It is an option available to the customer who disagrees with the initial decision, but who is unable or prefers not to participate in an informal hearing. Staff will review the complaint record, make an independent decision and provide the customer and the utility with a written statement explaining the reasons for the decision.
16 CRR-NY 12.6
Current through February 28, 2023
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