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committee shall recommend in favor of (h) Order of the Administrator. The the applicant or the registrant.
date of receipt of the advisory committee (2) Costs of the advisory Committee report and recommendations shall be the shall include compensation for experts date for computing the time for the Adas provided in § 164.10(c) and the ex- ministrator to act with respect to regispenses of the secretariat, including the tration of the economic poison. Within 90 costs of duplicating petitions and other days of such date, the Administrator related material referred to the com- shall make his determination and issue mittee.
an order, with findings of fact, with re(3) An advance deposit shall be made spect to the registration of the economic in the amount of $2,500 to cover the costs. poison. The Administrator shall serve & Further advance deposits of $2,500 each copy of his order on the applicant or the shall be made upon request of the Ad- registrant. ministrator when necessary to prevent (i) National Academy of Sciences to arrears in the payment of such costs. designate committee member to testify. Any deposits in excess of actual expenses The National Academy of Sciences shall will be refunded to the depositor.
designate one of the committee members (4) All deposits and fees required who will be available to appear and by the regulations in this part shall be testify at the request of the Administra. paid by money order, bank draft, or cer- tor, the applicant or registrant, or the tified check drawn to the order of the Examiner, at a public hearing, if one Environmental Protection Agency, occurs, with respect to the report and Washington, D.C. 20250, whereupon after recommendations of the committee, and making appropriate record thereof they the Academy shall notify the Adminwill be transmitted to the Treasurer of istrator of the name of such member: the United States, for deposit to the Provided, however, That this shall not proper account.
preclude any other member of the com(5) The Administratoi may waive or mittee from being requested to appear refund such fees in whole or in part and testify at such hearing. when in his judgment such action will be warranted and equitable under the
Subpart C-Rules of Practice particular circumstances and promote
Governing Hearings the public interest.
SOURCE: 37 FR 9478, May 11, 1972, unless (6) Any person who believes that pay- otherwise noted. ment of these fees will work a hardship $ 164.20 Docketing of
for on him may petition the Administrator
hearing. to waive or refund the fees.
Whenever a document setting forth (f) Consultation with advisory com
objections and requesting a public hearmittee. The applicant or registrant and
ing is filed with the hearing clerk, the representatives of the Environmental
matter shall be docketed and assigned Protection Agency shall have the right to
and "I.F.&R.” docket number: Provided, consult with the advisory Committee.
That if the matter has previously been Such persons shall notify the chairman
assigned an “I.F.&R.” number pursuant of a desire to consult with the commit
to § 164.10, it shall be assigned that same tee and, if practicable, make appoint
number. Notice of the filing of such obments through him. The report of the
jection shall be given to the public by advisory committee shall show the names
appropriate announcement in the FEDof all persons, other than committee
ERAL REGISTER. members, discussing the petition or referral with the committee or a commit
164.21 Contents of document setting tee member.
forth objections. (g) Confidentiality of data. All data (a) Concise statement required. Any submitted to an advisory committee shall document containing objections to an be considered confidential by such com- order of the Administrator refusing to mittee: Provided, That this provision register an economic poison or detershall not be construed as prohibiting the mining to cancel or suspend the regisuse of such data by the Committee in tration of such a product, shall clearly connection with its consultation with the and concisely set forth such objections applicant or registrant or representatives and the basis for each objection, includof the Environmental Protection Agency, ing relevant allegations of fact concernand in connection with its report and ing the economic poison under considerrecommendations to the Administrator. ation. The document shall indicate the registration number of the economic poi- this subpart, or within such other time as son involved.
may be fixed by the Administrator or (b) Amendments to objections. Ob- examiner, an opposing party shall file an jections may be amended at any time answer to the motion or request or shall prior to the commencement of the public be deemed to have no objection to the hearing by leave of the examiner or by granting of the relief asked for in the written consent of all adverse parties. The motion or request. Unless specifically perexaminer shall freely grant such leave mitted by the Administrator or the exwhen justice so requires. If the examiner aminer on motion made by a party, the determines that additional time is nec- movant shall have no right to respond to essary in order to permit a party to pre- the answer to his motion. pare for matters raised by amendments (d) Certification of interlocutory issues to objections, the commencement of the to the Administrator. Except as provided hearing shall be delayed for an appro- herein, appeals shall lie to the Adminispriate period.
trator only from a final judgment by the § 164.22 Filing copies of notification
hearing examiner. Appeals from other respecting registration.
rulings will, except as provided in this
section, lie only if the examiner certifies After a copy of the document setting
such rulings for appeal. The examiner forth the objections and requesting a shall certify a ruling for appeal to the public hearing is served upon the Ad
Administrator when: (1) The ruling inministrator, the Administrator shall file
volves an important question of law or with the hearing clerk a copy of the
policy about which there is substantial notice of cancellation or suspension of
ground for difference of opinion; and (2) the registration of such economic poison
either an immediate appeal from the rulor the registration refusal order.
ing will materially advance the ultimate § 164.23 Answer to objections.
termination of the proceeding or review
after the final judgment is issued will be The filing of an answer to objections
inadequate or ineffective. The examiner is not required. If the examiner finds that
shall certify rulings for appeal only upon the notice of cancellation or suspensica
the request of a party. If the Adminisor denial of registration does not suffi
trator determines that certification was ciently articulate the reasons for such ac
improvidently granted, or takes no action tion, he may require the Agency to file
within 30 days of the certification, the an answer. The answer shall be filed
appeal shall be deemed dismissed. When within 30 days of receipt of the exam
a ruling is not certified by the examiner, iner's order.
it shall be reviewed by the Administra§ 164.24 Motions and requests.
tor only upon appeal from the final judg(a) General. All motions and requests
ment except when the Administrator deexcept those made orally during the
termines, upon request of a party and in course of a public hearing must be in
exceptional circumstances, that delaying writing and shall be filed with the hear
review would be deleterious to vital pubing clerk. The examiner is authorized to
lic or private interests. Except under ex
traordinary circumstances, proceedings rule upon all motions and requests filed or made prior to the filing of his report
will not be stayed pending an interlocuwith the hearing clerk as hereinafter
tory appeal; a stay of more than 30 days provided in § 164.36. The Administrator
must be approved by the Administrator. will rule upon all motions and requests
Ordinarily, the interlocutory appeal will filed after that time.
be decided on the basis of the submis(b) Motions. All motions and requests sion made to the examiner, but the concerning the sufficiency of the objec- Administrator may allow further briefs tions must be made within 30 days after and oral argument. service of the objections. All such mo
§ 164.25 Intervention. tions and requests shall state with particularity the ground upon which the ob
(a) Pleading. Any person may file a jection is alleged to be insufficient and petition for leave to intervene in a hearshall state the nature of the relief ing conducted under this Subpart. A perequested.
tition must set forth the grounds for the (c) Answers to motions and requests. proposed intervention and the position Within 10 days after service of any writ- and interest of the petitioner in the ten motion or request filed pursuant to proceeding.
(b) When filed. A petition for leave to 15 days after the date of the mailing of intervene in a hearing may be filed any the application. time prior to the commencement of the (b) Examiner's order for taking depohearing. Any petition filed after that time sition. Upon receipt of an application shall contain, in addition to the informa- to take a deposition, the examiner may tion set forth in paragraph (a) of this order the deposition be taken. The section, a statement of good cause for the order shall be filed with the hearing failure to file the petition prior to the clerk and shall be served upon the commencement of the hearing. A motion parties and shall state: (1) The time to intervene for the purpose of appeal and place of the examination (which may be filed and submitted to the shall not be less than 10 days after the Administrator.
filing of the order); (2) the name of (c) Reply. Any opposition to a peti- the officer before whom the examination tion for leave to intervene must be filed is to be made; and (3) the name of the within 10 days after service of the deponent. The officer and the time and petition.
place need not be the same as those (d) Disposition. Leave to intervene will suggested in the application. be freely granted but only insofar as it (c) Qualifications of officer. The deporaises matters which are pertinent to and sition shall be made before the examiner, do not broaden the issues already pre- or before an officer authorized by the law sented. If leave is granted, the petitioner of the United States or by the law of shall thereby become a party with the full the place of the examination to adminisstatus of the original parties to the pro- ter oaths, or before an officer authorized ceedings. If leave is denied, petitioner
by the Administrator to administer oaths. may request the ruling be certified to the No deposition shall be made before an Administrator, pursuant to § 164.24 (d),
officer who is a relative (within the third for a speedy appeal.
degree of blood or marriage), employee, (e) Amicus curiae. (1) Persons not attorney, or counsel of any party or who parties to the proceedings wishing to file
is a relative (within the third degree briefs may do so by leave of the examiner by blood or marriage) or employee of granted on motion. A motion for leave any attorney or counsel for any party or shall identify the interest of the applicant
who is financially interested in the reand shall state the reasons why brief sult of the proceeding. of an amicus curiae is desirable.
(d) Procedure on examination. (1) (2) Unless all parties otherwise con
Except as otherwise provided herein, a sent, an amicus curiae shall file its brief deponent shall be examined in accordwithin the time allowed the party whose ance with the Federal Rules of Civil Proposition the brief will support. Upon a cedure. The testimony of the deponent showing of good cause, the Administrator shall be recorded by the officer or by or examiner may grant permission for some person under his direction and in later filing.
his presence. In lieu of oral cross-exam$164.26 Depositions.
ination, parties may transmit written
cross-questions to the officer prior to (a) Application for taking deposition. the examination and the officer shall Upon the application of a party to the propound such cross-questions to the proceeding. the examiner may, at any deponent. time after the filing of the moving paper, (2) The applicant must arrange for authorize, under the facsimile signature the examination of the witness either of the Administrator, the taking of testi- by oral examination or by written quesmony by deposition of a person willing tions. If it is found by the examito be deposed. The application shall be in ner, upon protest of a party to the writing and shall be filed with the hear- proceeding, that such party has his resiing clerk and shall set forth: (1) The
dence and his place of business more name and address of the proposed de
than 100 miles from the place of the exponent; (2) the name and address of the
amination and that it would constitute
an undue hardship upon such party to person (referred to in this section as the
be represented at the examination, the “officer”), qualified under the rules in this
applicant will be required to conduct the part to take depositions, before whom the
examination by means of questions. proposed examination is to be made; and When the examination is conducted by (3) the proposed time and place of the means of written questions, copies of the examination, which should be at least questions shall be served upon the other parties to the proceeding prior to the examiner, to allow the deposition to be examination. After the deponent has sub- used. If any part of a deposition is put in mitted his answers, copies of those ans- evidence by a party, any other party wers shall be served upon all parties. may require the production of the reWithin five (5) days of service of a copy mainder, or any portion, of the deposiof deponent's answers, any of the parties tion. other than the party taking the deposi
$ 164.27 Fees of witnesses. tion may file with the officer cross-questions to be submitted to deponent.
Witnesses who appear before the ex(e) Signature by witness. The trans
aminer or the Administrator shall be script of the deposition shall be read to paid the same fees and mileage that are or by the deponent, unless such reading
paid witnesses in the courts of the United is waived by the parties and the de- States, and witnesses whose depositions ponent. Any changes which the deponent are taken, and the persons taking the wishes to make shall be entered upon the
same, shall be entitled to the saine fees deposition by the officer, with a state
as are paid for like services in the courts ment of the reasons given by the depo
of the United States. Fees shall be paid nent for such changes. The changes may
by the party at whose instance the witnot be substantive in nature. The deposi
ness appears or the deposition is taken. tion shall be signed by the deponent, $ 164.28 Consolidation. unless the parties by stipulation waive such signing, or unless the deponent is
Whenever it appears to the examiner, ill or cannot be found or refuses to
by motion or otherwise, that it will expesign. If the deponent does not sign the
dite or simplify consideration of the officer shall sign and shall state on the
issues in two or more docketed proceedrecord the reason why the deponent did
ings involving the same economic poison not sign. In such case the deposition
under this subpart, he may consolidate shall be as valid as though signed by
such proceedings. Consolidation shall not the deponent, unless the examiner finds
preclude the right of any party to raise that the reason given by the deponent
issues that could otherwise be raised if for his refusal to sign requires rejec
such consolidation had not occurred. At tion of the deposition in whole or in
the conclusion of proceedings consolipart.
dated under this section, the examiner (f) Certification by officer. The officer
shall issue one report under $ 164.36. shall certify on the deposition that the § 164.29 Prehearing conference. deponent was duly sworn by him and that the deposition is a true record of
(a) Except as otherwise provided
herein, the examiner shall, prior to the the deponent's testimony. He shall then
commencement of the hearing and for send the deposition and two copies thereof by registered mail to the hearing
the purpose of expediting the hearing,
file with the hearing clerk an order for a clerk.
prehearing conference. Such order shall (g) Use of depositions. A deposition
direct the parties or their counsel to ordered and taken in accord with the provisions of this section, and with the
consider (1) the simplification of issues;
(2) the necessity or desirability of provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, may be used in a proceeding
amendments to the pleadings; (3) the under the act if the examiner finds that
possibility of obtaining stipulations of
fact and documents which will avoid the evidence is relevant and material and (1) that the witness is dead; or (2) that
unnecessary proof; (4) the limitation the witness is at a greater distance than
of the number of experts and other
witnesses; (5) the use of verified state100 miles from the place of hearing, un
ments in lieu of oral direct testimony; less it appears that the absence of the
and (6) any other matter that may exwitness was procured by the party offering the deposition; or (3) that the
pedite the hearing or aid in the disposiwitness is unable to attend or testify be
tion of the matter. At the prehearing cause of age, sickness, infirmity, or im
conference the parties will present a list prisonment; or (4), in any event, upon
of their expert witnesses with a brief application and notice that such excep- narrative description of the testimony of tional circumstances exist as to make it each and will submit all documents indesirable, in the interests of justice and tended to be introduced in evidence at with due regard to the importance of pre- the hearing. These documents shall be senting the testimony orally before the marked by the examiner as hearing exhibits. Thereafter, witnesses or docu- (1) Rule upon motions and requests; ments may be added only upon motion by (2) Set the time and place of heara party and upon such conditions as the ing, adjourn the hearing from time to examiner deems just in the circum- time, and change the time and place stances. No transcript of such prehearing of hearing; conference shall be made unless a request (3) Administer oaths and affirmations therefor by one of the parties is granted and take affidavits; by the examiner in view of the nature of (4) Examine witnesses; the matters to be considered at the con- (5) Rule on objections and admit eviference and the purposes of the confer- dence relevant and material to the issues ence. In the absence of a transcript, the and exclude other evidence; examiner shall prepare and file for the (6) Hear oral argument on the facts record a written summary of the action or on the law; and taken at such conference, which shall (7) Do all acts and take all measures incorporate any written stipulations or necessary for the maintenance of order agreements made by the parties at or as at the hearing and for the efficient, fair a result of the conference.
and impartial conduct of the proceeding: (b) If circumstances render a prehear- Provided, That the examiner shall not ing impracticable, the examiner may re- interrupt the recording of the proceedquest the parties to correspond with him ings over the objection of any party. for the purpose of accomplishing any of (e) Absence or change of examiner. the objectives set forth in this section. In the case of the absence of the examiner The examiner shall forward copies of or his inability to act, or his removal by letters and documents sent to him in this disqualification or withdrawal, the powers connection to the parties. Correspondence and duties to be performed by him under in such negotiations shall not be a part this part in connection with a hearing of the record, but the examiner shall assigned to him may, without abatement submit a written summary for the record of the proceeding unless otherwise diif any action is taken.
rected by the Administrator, be assigned
to another examiner. § 164.30 Qualifications and duties of examiner.
§ 164.31 Procedure for a public hearing. (a) Qualifications. Examiners shall (a) Time and place of hearing. After have the qualifications required by stat- a proceeding has been instituted in acute and shall not have any direct con- cordance with the procedures set forth nection with the office of pesticides. No in this part the examiner, after giving person shall act to decide any matter careful consideration to the convenience in connection with a hearing where such of all the parties and the public interest, person has a financial interest in any of shall set a time and place for bearing the parties or a relationship with a party and shall file with the hearing clerk a that would make it otherwise inappro
notice stating the time and place of priate for him to act.
hearing which shall be served upon the (b) Disqualification of the examiner. parties. If any change in the time or (1) Any party may, by motion made to place of hearing is made, the examiner the examiner, request that the examiner shall file with the hearing clerk a notice disqualify himself and withdraw from of such change, which notice shall be the proceeding. The examiner shall then served upon the parties unless the change rule upon the motion and, upon request
is made during the course of the public of the movant, shall certify an adverse hearing and is made a part of the ruling for appeal.
transcript. (2) An examiner may withdraw from
(b) Appearances-(1) Representaany proceeding in which he deems him- tives. Parties may appear in person or self disqualified for any reason.
by counsel or other representative. Per(c) Conduct. The examiner shall con- sons who appear as counsel or in a repduct the proceeding in a fair and im- resentative capacity must conform to partial manner, and shall not consult the standards of ethical conduct required with any party or person on any matter of practitioners before the courts of the in issue unless upon notice and oppor
United States. tunity for all parties to participate.
(2) Failure to appear. If any party to (d) Power. Subject to review, as pro- the proceeding after being duly notified, vided elsewhere in this part, the fails to appear at the hearing, he shall examiner shall have power to:
be deemed to have waived the right to