What is Global Consent to Email Service?
Several years ago, the Commission created a process for Consent to Email Service, to allow each party to a case to choose to receive service of all filings in the case by email, at a designated email address, rather than by U.S. mail or personal service.
(More information about Consent to Email Service is available here.) Until now,
the process for Consent to Email Service has been docket specific, requiring that a person involved in multiple cases before the Commission file a Consent to Email Service in each docket in order to receive email service for each case.
Global Consent to Email Service changes that. Global Consent to Email Service will allow a person who is (or may become) included on the service lists for multiple Commission cases to designate that the person desires to receive service by email for
all existing cases in which the person is on the service list and all future cases in which the person will be on the service list. A person's Global Consent to Email Service, once it is approved, will make it unnecessary for the person to file
any additional Consents to Email Service. When the person becomes involved in a new docket in the future, the system will recognize that the person has an approved Global Consent to Email Service, and the person will automatically be opted in
to receive email service.
If you are not a party representative on any docket, you will not benefit from completing a Global Consent to Email Service. Instead, you can best stay informed of the filings made in the Commission cases in which you are interested by following the
dockets for those cases. See How to Follow a Docket.