Published: 2016-04-29

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For the purposes of this chapter the term:

Act means the Office of Administrative Hearings Establishment Act of 2001, D.C. Official Code §§ 2-1831.01, et seq.

Agency shall have the meaning provided that term in D.C. Official Code § 2-502(3).

Civil Infractions Act means the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Civil Infractions Act of 1985, D.C. Official Code §§ 2-1801.01, et seq.

Clerk means the OAH Clerk of Court or authorized designee.

Commercial carrier means a business that accepts and delivers parcels, such as Federal Express or the United Parcel Service.

Conformed Signature means that a typed substitution for a signature is being used with the understanding that the original version of the document contains one or more authentic, original signatures. A conformed signature appears as:

  /S/ (name of person who signed the document)
Example 1: /S/ John Doe

- or -

Example 2: /S/
John Doe

Electronic Signature means an electronic symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.

Government means the District of Columbia, or any government agency authorized by law to prosecute cases before OAH and whose administrative litigation falls under the jurisdiction of OAH, but does not include OAH.

Litter Control Administration Act means the Litter Control Administration Act of 1985, D.C. Official Code §§ 8-801, et seq.

Paper means pleadings, motions, exhibit and witness lists, or any other written submission filed with OAH.

Party means persons or entities who begin a case at OAH or the persons or entities on the other side.

Presiding Administrative Law Judge means an Administrative Law Judge assigned to a particular case.

Signature Image means that a scanned version of an original signature has been copied and pasted into a PDF document.

SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 51 DCR 6399 (June 25, 2004); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 51 DCR 8595 (September 3, 2004); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 51 DCR 8606 (September 3, 2004); as amended by Emergency and Proposed Rulemaking published at 51 DCR 9322 (October 1, 2004) [EXPIRED]; as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 52 DCR 5675 (June 17, 2005);  as amended by of Final Rulemaking published at 57 DCR 12541 (December 31, 2010); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 63 DCR 6556 (April 29, 2016).