2015 ORS § 776.129¹
Administrative law judge for rate hearings
  • recommendations from other agencies
  • assessing costs and expenses of hearing

(1) When the Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots establishes rates described in ORS 776.115 (Powers and duties of board) (5), the board shall contract with and compensate the Public Utility Commission of Oregon for the use of administrative law judges assigned by the commission to conduct the rate proceeding. Notwithstanding ORS 183.413 (Notice to parties before hearing of rights and procedure) to 183.470 (Orders in contested cases), an administrative law judge shall conduct the proceeding in compliance with procedures adopted by the board by rule. The administrative law judge and the board may receive and consider recommendations made by the Oregon Business Development Department and the Port of Portland.

(2) The board may defray the costs and expenses of the hearing by assessing, in its final order, all or a portion of the costs and expenses of the hearing to a party to the hearing. [1987 c.775 §2; 1989 c.171 §85; 1989 c.293 §1; 1993 c.741 §112a; 1993 c.796 §6; 1999 c.849 §§178,179; 2003 c.75 §63; 2003 c.619 §2; 2007 c.288 §17]