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FERC Issues Order on Ex Parte Contacts and Separation of Functions

On October 16, 2008, FERC issues Order No. 718 revising its regulations to clarify its rules governing ex parte contacts and separation of functions as they apply to proceedings arising out of investigations under Part 1b of the Commission’s regulations.  The revisions specify when Commission litigation staff and persons outside the Commission may contact decisional employees once the Commission has established proceedings on matters under investigation.  To view Order No. 718, click here.