Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Rule

Summary of Notice:

The Northeast Dairy Compact Commission is continuing to consider whether to amend the over-order price regulation to establish a supply managment program. The Commission previously proposed an assessment/refund program and is slightly modifying that proposed program. As an alternative to the assessment/refund program, the Commission is now also proposing a base/excess program. The Commission is extending the comment period and is requesting additional comment and testimony on each of these proposed programs.


Date, Time and Location of the Public Hearing:

A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on July 7, 1999 at the Eastern State Exposition ("Big E"), White Church Meeting House, 1305 Memorial Avenue (Gate 2), West Springfield, Massachusetts.


Request for Pre-filed Testimony and Written Comments:

Pre-filed Testimony: The Commission is requesting pre-filed testimony to be received in the Commission office no later than 12:00 p.m. June 30, 1999 for the July 7 hearing.

Written Comments: Written comments or exhibits may also be submitted to the Commission until 5 p.m. on August 18, 1999; facsimile copies will be accepted up until the 5 p.m. deadline, but the original must then be sent by ordinary mail.


Note: Written comments, exhibits and pre-filed testimony will be accepted as long as they identify the author's name, address and occupation and if they include a sworn and notarized statement indicating that the comment and/or exhibit is presented based upon the author's personal knowledge and belief. Please mail or deliver to: Northeast Dairy Compact Commission, 34 Barre, Street, Suite 2, Montpelier, Vermont 05602 or by facsimile to (802) 229-2028


For further information visit our web site under "Rules" at or contact Kenneth Becker, Executive Director, Northeast Dairy Compact Commission, 34 Barre Street, Suite 2, Montpelier, VT 05602. Telephone (802) 229-1941. You may also access the June 21, 1999 Federal Register publication (64 FR 33027) at for the proposed rule.


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