TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER III: ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION
SUBCHAPTER a: COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION GENERALLY
PART 1458 PERSONAL PROPERTY WAREHOUSES
SECTION 1458.510 INFORMAL SETTLEMENT IN LIEU OF FORMAL PROCEEDING
Section 1458.510 Informal Settlement in Lieu of Formal Proceeding
Prior to the institution of formal enforcement proceedings before the Commission, a respondent shall be given the opportunity to settle, at an informal staff level, any controversy regarding the respondent's alleged illegal activity under the Act.
a) The Notice of Alleged Violation and Opportunity to Settle (NAVOS) setting forth the alleged violations of the Act or this Part shall be served on the respondent and shall specify the procedure for the respondent to exercise the option to settle. Included will be instructions to telephone or write to the specific Commission staff member assigned to the case to request and schedule a settlement conference, if the respondent chooses to exercise the settlement option. The respondent shall have 20 days from the date of service to exercise the option to settle.
b) Monetary settlements specified in the NAVOS shall be based upon the minimum and maximum amounts set forth in Section 18c-1704(2) of the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law (ICTL) [625 ILCS 5/18c-1704(2)].
c) An amount less than the minimum established in the NAVOS may be agreed upon between the staff of the Commission and the respondent during informal settlement discussions. This lesser amount shall be incorporated in a stipulated settlement agreement that shall be presented to the Commission for approval or rejection pursuant to the provisions of Section 18c-1705 of the ICTL.
d) Settlement amounts shall be determined upon consideration of the respondent's past compliance history, his/her cooperation with authorities in the resolution of the dispute, his/her willingness to comply with the Act and this Part, the type of violation, the amount of revenue realized from the unlawful activities, and the number of violations.
e) If a settlement agreement is not reached, the matter will be set for hearing before a Commission Hearing Examiner (see 83 Ill. Adm. Code 200).
f) The respondent's right to a hearing and the respondent's position at hearing will not be prejudiced in any way if settlement is not reached.