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24.9.331    FINAL ORDERS

(1) Where no exceptions to a proposed order have been made by the parties and commission consideration is upon the order itself, the commission may reject or modify conclusions of law contained in the order. The commission may not reject or modify the findings of fact contained in the proposed order unless a party makes exceptions in accordance with ARM 24.9.329 or the commission orders a review upon the complete record of the contested case.

(2) The commission may adopt the proposed order as its final order, and must rule upon exceptions made by the parties. It may also enter its separate final order, with findings of fact, conclusions of law and orders in accordance with 2-4-623 , MCA.

(3) All orders of monetary relief must state the basis and method of computation for amounts awarded. If a party fails to propose findings of fact in support of his or her claim for specific monetary relief, the commission may require the parties to submit the necessary computation required for relief or may decline the relief.

(4) Regardless of the claims of the parties, the commission may grant all relief permitted by 49-2-506 and 49-3-309 , MCA, including full affirmative relief in the public interest, subject to the provisions of 2-4-621 , MCA with respect to an increase of award over that recommended in the proposed order.

History: 49-2-204, 49-3-106, MCA; IMP, 2-4-623, 49-2-505, 49-2-506, 49-2-507, 49-3-308, 49-3-309, 49-3-310, MCA; NEW, 1988 MAR p. 1194, Eff. 6/10/88.

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