|(a) Each document required or permitted to be filed
with the department under this chapter shall be delivered:
(1) in person;
(2) by first-class mail to the address of the department;
(3) by electronic document transfer to a destination
designated by the department.
(b) Delivery by electronic document transfer is considered
timely if the document is received by 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
(CST). Delivery by electronic document transfer after 5:00 p.m. CST
shall be deemed received on the following day.
(c) A certificate by the party or party's authorized
representative showing timely delivery of a document in a manner described
in this section shall be prima facie evidence of timely delivery.
Nothing herein shall preclude the department or any party from offering
proof that the document was not timely delivered.
(d) To be timely filed, a document must be received
by the department within the time specified by statute, rule, or department
order. A document received after the specified time, notwithstanding
the date of mailing or other means of delivery, shall be deemed untimely.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §215.30 adopted to be effective February 11, 2010, 35 TexReg 883; amended to be effective March 11, 2014, 39 TexReg 1728; amended to be effective February 13, 2017, 42 TexReg 571