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COVID-19 and Court hearings
Some courtrooms reopening on June 15, 2021
Questions about court reopening?
Call us: 405-521-4457
Questions for Court Clerk?
Main (405) 521-2352
Alternate (405) 615-7010
Remote Hearing Support
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Update on OCC Hearings, courtroom status
The first floor courtrooms at the Jim Thorpe Building will continue to be open for protested oil and gas hearings.
However, in order to practice social distancing, not all first floor courtrooms will be open beginning on June 15, 2021, when the Jim Thorpe Building reopens to the public.
- OCC staff will work to accommodate as many in person hearings as space and safety will allow.
- We will continuously monitor and adjust as circumstances arise.
- Overflow rooms or remote locations will be available for interested stakeholders to view proceedings in which social distancing needs cannot be accommodated
- The administrative law judge (ALJ) will work with the parties to ensure attorneys, witnesses and other interested individuals can be best accommodated
- Uncontested oil and gas hearings will continue to use the OCC’s audio and video systems until further notice
- All other ALJ/Referee hearings will be heard as determined in preliminary or prehearing order and/or by agreement of the parties
Protested oil and gas hearings
In-person protested oil and gas hearings that will be heard by an ALJ will be determined by using the case priority number as listed in the OCC Court Clerk’s Protest Book document.
The Protest Book will be online shortly. All in-person protested oil and gas hearings to be heard during the remainder of the month of June have been scheduled and parties contacted.
Meeting IDs for virtual courtrooms
There is always the option to continue causes that are on the docket – preferably for at least 28 days unless there is a reason to set them sooner. Considerations for the timing of continuances will include the economic impact if the cause is not heard more quickly than 28 days from the original setting.
Pleading Submissions via email
New applications for the Oklahoma City venue will be filed by emailing PDF copies of the application and corresponding notice of hearing (as required by rule) to: OKCfilings@occ.ok.gov.Please also email the filing to the appropriate OCC division attorney if the cause necessarily or typically involves an OCC division as a party to the cause or requires OCC division review.
New applications for the Tulsa venue will be filed by emailing PDF copies of the application and corresponding notice of hearing (as required by rule) to TulsaFilings@occ.ok.gov.
Please also email the filing to the appropriate OCC division attorney if the cause necessarily or typically involves an OCC division as a party to the cause or requires OCC division review.
***EFFECTIVE SEPT. 1, 2020, THE OCC WILL RESUME COLLECTING ALL COURT CLERK FILING FEES AS OUTLINED IN CHAPTER 5 RULES OF PRACTICE, 165:5-3-1.***
The Commission will resume collection of all applicable Court Clerk filing fees on Sept. 1, 2020. Fees may be paid in person in Room 130 in the agency's new one-stop shop or may paid by check, payable to "Oklahoma Corporation Commission" and mailed to our post office box or street address, listed at the bottom of our homepage.
Upon receipt of new applications or any other document which requires fee collection (such as an emergency application or original designation of record on appeal), a docket clerk will email an invoice which references the specific item(s) for which a fee is being assessed, including the cause type and number. This invoice will be sent to the email address used for submission of the documents for filing. Subsequent remittance of payment must include a copy of all related invoices to ensure that your payment is accurately and timely posted.
All parties will be notified by announcement posted on our website and via GovDelivery subscription lists when any changes to this payment methodology are made.
All other filings in established OCC causes should likewise be emailed in PDF form to the above venue-specific email address and division-specific OCC attorneys, if necessary. Please remit your submissions as indicated below for fastest processing:
- In order to route your pleadings to the appropriate clerks for processing, your email should indicate the subject matter (such as O&G;, PUD, Transportation, etc.) and the nature of the pleadings on the subject line to the extent practical. Subject line descriptions expedite processing and streamline routing.
- All submitted PDFs should be descriptively titled such that the clerk processing your submissions can readily cross reference against an itemized list in your email (for multi-item submissions), to ensure the clerk is processing all of your submissions and can readily audit for accuracy if there are any questions regarding your submissions.
- Each document requiring a FILED stamp should be submitted as a separate PDF. Failure to separately submit the hearing notices for your applications and/or motions might result in a processing delay, as the clerk must do extra handling to split bundled documents into separate filings.
- The clerk will electronically attach a file stamp to each of the itemized documents in your email and return the itemized documents to the filer. The finalized document PDFs will be uploaded into our Imaging system and coded into Case Processing by the clerk.
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Please note: Unless an alternate email recipient address is clearly specified, all finalized document PDFs will be returned to the email address from which they were received.
Exhibit Submissions via email
At least 24 hours prior to the scheduled hearing, exhibits (including technical response forms) should be emailed to the assigned administrative law judge, in an itemized list with each individual exhibit PDF sufficiently named to be readily distinguishable by title to the greatest extent possible.
Please remember each exhibit must contain the cause type and cause number on the document. The assigned ALJ will be shown on the hearing docket posted on the Commission website.
Proposed Order Submissions via email
A PDF of draft proposed orders should be emailed to the below venue-specific email addresses to initiate the order issuance process. Staff involved in processing of proposed orders from start to finish have determined that proposed order submission in PDF will best facilitate document modification at all stages of review and approval.
Use OKCorders@occ.ok.gov for submission of all proposed orders resulting from proceedings in Oklahoma City venue causes. Please also email the proposed orders to the appropriate OCC division attorney, as necessary.
Use TulsaOrders@occ.ok.gov for submission of all proposed orders resulting from proceedings in Tulsa venue causes. Please also email the proposed orders to the appropriate OCC division attorney, as necessary.
If you are submitting a single proposed order, please indicate in the subject line of any such submission the cause type, cause number, and title of your proposed order. Doing so will help us more effectively route your proposed order to the appropriate staff.
For multi-order email submissions, include an itemized descriptive list of the attached proposed orders to help our staff more efficiently process your proposed orders. We can best serve you in all stages of the review and order processing if each proposed order is titled with the below standard components.
Each proposed order's PDF file title should contain the following six components in order to avoid delays in review and processing:
- Docket type (e.g. CD, PD, TD, etc.)
- The nine-digit cause number
- Order title (e.g. Final, Interim, Grant Motion to Advance, Emergency, etc.)
- The three-character code assigned to each of our Administrative Law Judges, listed here:
- The hearing date in which the ALJ heard and ruled upon the item in question.
- The relief type cause, using the below standard abbreviations:
Here are a few examples of standardized PDF titles which are most readily processed by agency staff:
- CD 202000345 Interim NOM 4-11-2020 LE
- CD 202000345 Final NOM 4-11-2020 LE
- CD 202000345 Emergency NOM 4-11-2020
NOTE: Please use a single space only between each of the components of your PDF title. If the above components of your PDF title are separated by dashes, slash marks, periods, or any other non-standard punctuation, staff might have difficulty locating your proposed order, thereby delaying internal processing.
Continuances via email
If a continuance is needed, please notify the Commission no later than 24 hours in advance of the hearing, so that we can enter that information on the docket prior to the docket call, minimizing the need to participate in a docket call via telephone.
As usual, an attorney must notify the counsel for an applicant of an appearance in a cause, and additionally notify the ALJ of said appearance.
Continuances for both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa venue should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and to the appropriate OCC division attorney, as necessary, with an itemized list which indicates the cause type, cause number, attorney name, and the client that attorney represents for each continuance.
At the calling of the uncontested docket on Mondays and Tuesday, the ALJ will prioritize all cases. Any emergency causes will take precedent over others. Spacing and Pooling hearings will be treated as high priority. The Location Exception, Multi-Unit, Increased Density and Rule Exception Applications will be heard in that order.
Note: If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact us.
** For oil and gas attorneys: There is an opportunity to use the “Optional Procedures” process pursuant to OAC 165:5-13-3.1 for eligible cause types. This involves submitting your application, pre-filed testimony (affidavit), draft order and other documents in the case to the Technical Department in the Oil and Gas Conservation Division two weeks prior to the hearing date. This may result in an order being issued quicker because Technical staff will have reviewed the exhibits and proposed order and sent them on to the judge prior to the hearing.
We are committed to continued service to our stakeholders. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us at: 405-521-2352 (OKC) or 918-581-2296 (Tulsa) if you have any questions or issues.
Commision order on Covid
The latest order OCC Commissioners passed on June 15 regarding COVID-19.
OCC offices in Jim Thorpe Building reopened to general public June 15, 2021.