Commission Publishes Extension of Comment Period for Interim Rule

Friday, April 11, 2014

Today the Commission published in the Federal Register the attached extension of comment period. 

The Commission published an interim rule, entitled, “Procedural Rules to Permit Parties to File and Serve Documents Electronically,” in the Federal Register on December 23, 2013 (78 Fed. Reg. 77354), and a correction to the interim rule on January 17, 2014 (79 Fed. Reg. 3104).  The interim rule became effective on January 22, 2014. 

The Commission’s electronic case management system (e-CMS), which allows parties to file documents electronically through a portal which may be accessed on the Commission’s website, is being implemented in phases this spring.

The Commission has extended the comment period on the interim rule from April 22 to July 31, 2014, so that parties  may include in their comments any experiences they have had using the e-CMS.