§ 101.130. Notice of testimony by telephone and use of documents.

 (a)  When testimony by telephone is to be taken, the tribunal will mail the notice of hearing to the parties and, if known, to their counsel or authorized agent at least 14 days in advance of the hearing. The hearing notice will indicate:

   (1)  The date and time of the hearing in prevailing Eastern time.

   (2)  The names of counsel, authorized agent, parties and witnesses, if known, who are scheduled to appear or testify by telephone.

   (3)  The deadline by which the tribunal is to receive documents, if any, from all parties.

   (4)  The hearing will be tape recorded.

 (b)  When testimony by telephone is to be taken, the tribunal will send a copy of this subchapter with the notice of hearing. If the tribunal finds that an unrepresented party has not received a copy of this subchapter, a copy will be provided and the hearing will be rescheduled.

 (c)  A party intending to testify, to offer the testimony of witnesses, or to be represented by telephone, shall, in advance of the beginning of the hearing, supply the tribunal with the name, location and telephone number of the persons who will so appear.

 (d)  When scheduling a telephone hearing, the tribunal will enclose with the notice of hearing copies of the documents upon which the initial determination was based. These copies will accompany the notices of hearing to all parties, and their counsel or authorized agent, if known.

 (e)  When any testimony will be given from or with the aid of a document not previously distributed to the parties by the tribunal, the party expecting to introduce the document shall deliver it to the tribunal, and the tribunal shall distribute it to each other party and, if known, counsel or authorized agent before or at the beginning of the testimony. The tribunal may require that the documents be delivered up to 5 days in advance of the hearing. See §  101.131(h) (relating to conduct of a telephone hearing).


   The provisions of this §  101.130 adopted December 26, 1997, effective December 27, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 6807.

Cross References

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  101.131 (relating to conduct of a telephone hearing).

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