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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1724



Presubmission Schedule and Prehearing Conference for Milk Marketing Area No. 4; Hearing Notice

[26 Pa.B. 4957]

   Under the provisions of the Milk Marketing Law (31 P. S. §§ 700j-101--700j-1204), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Milk Marketing Board (Board) will conduct a public hearing for Milk Marketing Area No. 4 on November 6, 1996, at 9 a.m. in Room 202, Agriculture Building, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA.

   The purpose of the hearing will be to consider whether the bracket system currently in effect in Area 4 should be discontinued, with a cost replacement system established in its place. In conjunction with considering this proposal, the Board will also receive evidence of cost increases and decreases to be reflected in a cost replacement system, should the Board adopt such a system in Area 4.

   The staff of the Board is deemed to be a party for purposes of this hearing. Other interested persons as defined in section 801 of the Milk Marketing Law who wish to present testimony or exhibits, or both, at the hearing shall file with the Board on or before October 18, 1996, a written request to be included on the Board's list of parties.

   (A)  Each party shall file with the Board seven copies and serve on all other parties one copy of the following on or before October 25, 1996.

   (1)  A written designation identifying each witness who will testify on behalf of the party at the hearing, including identification of any witness who will testify as an expert.

   (2)  A statement of the subjects concerning which each witness will testify.

   (3)  A copy of each exhibit to be presented, including but not limited to financial statements, accounting statements, accounting schedules and economic statistics.

   (B)  Requests by parties for Board staff to provide data pertinent to this hearing shall be made in writing and received in the Board office on or before October 18, 1996.

   (C)  Rebuttal exhibits of evidence of the types indicated above must be submitted to the Board and served on all Interested Parties on or before October 31, 1996. Failure to file and serve such exhibits may result in those exhibits, and the evidence contained therein, being excluded from the hearing record.

   (D)  Parties shall have available in the hearing room at least 20 copies of the documents described in (A)(1)--(3) and (C) for the use of nonparties attending the hearing.

   (E)  Parties wishing the Board to take administrative notice of any document shall, when notice is requested, provide a copy of the document to each Board member and to all other parties. At least 20 additional copies shall be available for the use of nonparties attending the hearing.

   The Board may exclude witnesses, evidence or exhibits of a party who failed to comply with the requirements of (A) or (C).

   There will be a prehearing conference for all parties on November 4, 1996, in Room 110, Agriculture Building, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA, beginning at 2 p.m.

   Persons who require this information in an alternate format should call (717) 787-4194 or 1 (800) 654-5984 (PA Relay Service for TDD users).

Executive Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1724. Filed for public inspection October 11, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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