MILK MARKETING BOARD
Hearing, Presubmission Schedule and Prehearing Conference for All Milk Marketing Areas Over-Order Premium
[28 Pa.B. 3565]
Under the Milk Marketing Law (31 P. S. § 700j-101 et seq.) the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Milk Marketing Board (Board) will conduct a public hearing for Milk Marketing Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 on September 4, 1998, at 9 a.m. in Room 202 of the Agriculture Building, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA.
The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony and exhibits concerning whether an adjustment should be made to the over-order premium, which is scheduled to be reduced from $.80 per hundredweight to $.50 per hundredweight on November 1, 1998.
Entries of appearance
The staff of the Board is deemed to be a party to this hearing, and the attorneys representing staff are deemed to have entered their appearances. Other persons that may be affected by the Board order pertaining to an over-order premium may be included on the Board's list of parties by:
1. Having their counsel file with the Board, on or before August 3, 1998, a notice of appearance substantially in the form prescribed by 1 Pa. Code § 31.25, which shall identify by name and address the party on whose behalf the appearance is made. Thereafter documents and other written communications required to be served upon or furnished to that party shall be sent to the attorney of record.
2. If unrepresented by counsel and wishing to appear on their own behalf under 1 Pa. Code § 31.21, filing with the Board, on or before August 3, 1998, an address to which documents and other written communications required to be served upon them or furnished to them may be sent.
Witnesses, exhibits, presentation of evidence
The parties shall observe the following requirements for advance filing of witness information and exhibits. The Board may exclude witnesses or exhibits of a party that fails to comply with these requirements. In addition, the parties shall have available in the hearing room at least 20 copies of each document for the use of nonparties attending the hearing.
1. On or before August 14, 1998, each party shall file with the Board seven copies and serve on all other parties one copy of:
a. A list of witnesses who will testify for the party, along with a statement of the subjects concerning which each witness will testify. A witness who will be offered as an expert shall be so identified, along with the witness's area or areas of proposed expertise.
b. Each exhibit to be presented, including testimony to be offered in written form.
2. On or before August 21, 1998, each party shall file and serve as set forth in paragraph 1 information concerning rebuttal witnesses and copies of rebuttal exhibits.
Parties that wish to offer in evidence documents on file with the Board, public documents, or records in other proceedings before the Board, or who wish the Board to take official notice of facts, shall comply with, respectively, 1 Pa. Code § 35.164, 35.165, 35.167 or 35.173. Whenever these rules require production of a document as an exhibit, copies shall be provided to each Board member and to all other parties; in addition, at least 20 copies shall be available for distribution to nonparties attending the hearing.
Requests for data from Board staff
Requests by parties for Board staff to provide data pertinent to the hearing shall be made in writing and received in the Board office on or before August 10, 1998.
A prehearing conference for all parties will be held at 1:30 p.m. on August 28, 1998, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg. Parties shall come prepared to address requests for the production of documents relied on in formulating their testimony and exhibits.
The filing address for the Board is Milk Marketing Board, Room 110, Agriculture Building, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Persons who require this information in an alternate format should call (717) 787-4194 or (800) 654-5984 (PA Relay Service for TDD Users).
BEVERLY R. MINOR,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1213. Filed for public inspection July 24, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]
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