(a)  Parties in a contested case may engage in discovery pursuant to the provisions of the Rules of Civil Procedure, G.S. 1A‑1.

(b)  The intervention of persons not initially parties to a contested case is governed by G.S. 150B‑38(f).  Petitions or motions to intervene must be in writing.  The Committee shall promptly determine whether to grant or deny intervention and shall so notify the petitioner and all parties in writing.

(c)  The authority of the Committee to issue or revoke subpoenas in preparation for, or in the conduct of, contested cases is governed by G.S. 150B‑39.  If a subpoena is issued at the request of a party and not on the Committee's own motion, that party shall bear the cost of service.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑65.29; 150B‑38;

Eff. May 1, 1992.