|(a) Unless otherwise permitted or required by Commission
rules or by statute, a pleading shall contain a statement of the pleading's
objectives, a concise statement of supporting facts, and a specific
request for relief.
(b) Pleadings that are filed in hard copy shall be
printed on white paper that is 8 1/2 inches wide and 11 inches long,
with at least one-inch margins, or on the appropriate Commission form.
The text shall only be on one side of the paper and shall be double
or one and one-half spaced, except that footnotes and lengthy quotations
may be single spaced. Exhibits attached to a pleading shall be the
same size as pleadings or folded to that size.
(c) Each pleading shall be signed by the party or its
authorized representative. When a copy of the signed document has
been filed, the party or its authorized representative shall maintain
the original document for examination by the Commission, the examiner,
the Hearings or appropriate division director, or any party to the
proceedings, should a question arise as to its authenticity.
(d) A pleading shall contain:
(1) the filing party's business address, telephone
number, and, if applicable, fax number or email address, or if filed
by its authorized representative, the authorized representative's
business address, telephone number, and, if applicable, the authorized
representative's Texas state bar number, email address, and fax number;
(2) a certification pursuant to §1.45 of this
title (relating to Service in Protested Contested Cases).
(e) If a party or authorized representative includes
its email address or fax number in a pleading, the party consents
to be served by email or fax and affirmatively consents to the release
and disclosure of the email address.