|(a) A final decision or final order adverse to any
party in a contested case shall be in writing and shall be signed
by two or more Commissioners. Final decisions or final orders shall
include findings of fact and conclusions of law separately stated.
Findings of fact, if set forth in statutory language, shall be accompanied
by a concise and explicit statement of the underlying facts supporting
the findings. If in accordance with §1.121 of this title (relating
to Proposals for Decision) a party submits proposed findings of fact
or conclusions of law as required by the examiner, the decision shall
include a ruling or order on each proposed finding. All parties shall
be notified of any decision or order pursuant to subsections (b) and
(c) of this section.
(b) When a decision or order in a contested case that
may become final under Texas Government Code, §2001.144 is signed
or when an order ruling on a motion for rehearing is signed, the Commission
shall deliver or send a copy of the decision or order to each party
in accordance with subsection (c) of this section. The Commission
shall keep a record documenting the provisions of the notice provided
to each party.
(c) Methods of notice. The Commission shall notify
each party to a contested case of any decision or order of the Commission
using at least one of the following methods of service:
(1) personal service;
(2) if agreed to by the party to be notified, service by
email to the party's current email address or fax number of the party's
authorized representative, or of the party if the party is not represented;
(3) service by first class, certified, or registered
mail, or commercial delivery service sent to the last known address
of the party's authorized representative or of the party if the party
is not represented; or
(4) service by a method required by a rule or order
of the Commission.