§ 880-X-5A-.09. Intervention
(1) Any person, including a state, county, or municipal authority, may petition for leave to intervene at any stage of a proceeding under the Act.
(2) A petitioner for leave to intervene shall assert that he has a statutory right to intervene. The hearing officer may consider other relevant circumstances in determining whether intervention is appropriate. Such circumstances shall include:
(a) The nature of the issues;
(b) The adequacy of representation of petitioners' interest which is provided by the existing parties to the proceeding;
(c) The ability of the petitioner to present relevant evidence and argument; and
(d) The effect of intervention on the Regulatory Authority's implementation of its statutory mandate.
(3) The intervenor may petition either to be a full party or, if desired, in a capacity less than that of a full party and, in this circumstance, the terms of participation shall be in the discretion of the hearing officer.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 88, 89, 93, 94, 96.
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