IV. Declaratory Rulings
Parties interested in obtaining a ruling regarding the applicability of any statute within the jurisdiction of the board or regarding any rule or order of the PELRB may file a declaratory ruling petition in accordance with the procedures and requirements outlined in Pub 206.01. The petition should contain reference to the specific statute, rule or order in question and a clear and concise statement of the facts giving rise to the petition. The PELRB is required to take preliminary action on such petitions within 30 days, including whether or not the petition will be dismissed at that stage, depending upon the information available to the PELRB. Hearings are not required in such cases and the PELRB may direct the involved parties to file briefs.