ATCP 100.983(4)(b)1. 1. Determine the operator's base period producer service cost, as defined in. Divide that cost by the average number of producers who shipped milk to the operator during the base period.
ATCP 100.983(4)(b)2. 2. Divide the result under subd. 1. by the number of hundredweights of milk which the individual producer shipped to the operator during the relevant pay period. This yields the operator's "producer service cost per hundredweight" for that individual producer in that pay period.
ATCP 100.983(5) (5)Pickup cost per hundredweight.
ATCP 100.983(5)(a)(a) For a pay class. To calculate a dairy plant operator's "pickup cost per hundredweight" for a pay class in any pay period:
ATCP 100.983(5)(a)1. 1. Determine the operator's base period pickup cost, as defined in. Divide that cost by the total number of farm stops made during the base period.
ATCP 100.983(5)(a)2. 2. Multiply the result under subd. 1. by the number of stops made, during the relevant pay period, at dairy farms operated by producers in the pay class.
ATCP 100.983(5)(a)3. 3. Divide the result under subd. 2. by the hundredweights of milk collected, during the relevant pay period, from producers in the pay class. This yields the operator's "pickup cost per hundredweight" for that pay class in that pay period.
ATCP 100.983(5)(b) (b) For an individual producer. To calculate a dairy plant operator's "pickup cost per hundredweight" for an individual producer in any pay period:
ATCP 100.983(5)(b)1. 1. Determine the operator's base period pickup cost, as defined in. Divide that cost by the total number of farm stops made during the base period.
ATCP 100.983(5)(b)2. 2. Multiply the result under subd. 1. by the number of stops made at the producer's dairy farm during the relevant pay period.
ATCP 100.983(5)(b)3. 3. Divide the result under subd. 2. by the hundredweights of milk collected from the producer's dairy farm during the relevant pay period. This yields the operator's "pickup cost per hundredweight" for that individual producer in that pay period.
ATCP 100.983(6) (6)Cost accounting.
ATCP 100.983(6)(a)(a) At the request of a dairy plant operator, the department may approve alternative methods for calculating relevant procurement costs per hundredweight under this section. The department shall give its approval, if any, in writing.
ATCP 100.983(6)(b) (b) Costs under this section shall be determined on the basis of generally accepted accounting principles using the accrual method of accounting.
ATCP 100.983(7) (7)Value of non-price consideration per hundredweight. If a dairy plant operator seeks to cost-justify a discrimination in non-price consideration under, the operator shall calculate the value of that non-price consideration per hundredweight by dividing the value of the non-price consideration provided in each pay period by the hundredweights of milk which the recipient of that non-price consideration produced during that pay period.
ATCP 100.983 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1996, No. 489, eff. 10-1-96.
ATCP 100.984 ATCP 100.984 Meeting competition defense.
ATCP 100.984(1)(1)General. In any proceeding against a dairy plant operator, in which the operator is alleged to have discriminated between producers or pay classes in violation of, it is a defense for the operator to prove that the operator discriminated between those producers or pay classes in good faith in order to meet competition.
ATCP 100.984(2) (2)Proof required. No dairy plant operator may claim the meeting competition defense under sub. (1) unless the operator proves all of the following, based on documentary evidence which the operator possessed and relied upon when the operator engaged in the alleged discrimination:
ATCP 100.984(2)(a) (a) The operator offered the discriminatory milk price or non-price consideration in response to a competitor's prior offer to producers in the operator's procurement area.
ATCP 100.984(2)(b) (b) The competitor's prior offer under par. (a) was still in effect when the operator offered the discriminatory milk price or non-price consideration.
ATCP 100.984(2)(c) (c) The operator's discriminatory milk price or non-price consideration was similar in kind to the competitor's prior offer under par. (a), and did not exceed the competitor's offer.
ATCP 100.984(2)(d) (d) The operator offered the discriminatory milk price or non-price consideration only in that part of the operator's procurement area which overlapped the competitor's procurement area, or only to those producers who received the competitor's prior offer under par. (a).
ATCP 100.984(3) (3)Limitations. No dairy plant operator may claim the meeting competition defense under sub. (1) for either of the following:
ATCP 100.984(3)(a) (a) A milk volume premium which exceeds, for producers shipping equivalent volumes of milk, the milk volume premium offered or paid by the competitor whose competition the operator is purporting to meet.
ATCP 100.984(3)(b) (b) Discrimination which occurred more than 30 days after the last day on which the competitor's offer was in effect.
ATCP 100.984 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1996, No. 489, eff. 11-1-96.
ATCP 100.985 ATCP 100.985 Demanding justification.
ATCP 100.985(1) (1) The department may, by written notice, require a dairy plant operator to file with the department the documentation which that operator relies upon to justify, under, 100.983 or 100.984, a payment or offer which appears to discriminate between producers or pay classes in violation of.
ATCP 100.985(2) (2) A dairy plant operator shall file documentation in response to the department's demand under sub. (1) within 14 days after the operator receives that demand, or by a later date which the department specifies in its demand. The department may extend the filing deadline for good cause shown.
ATCP 100.985 Note Note: See ss. 93.15 and 93.21(4), Stats.
ATCP 100.985 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1996, No. 489, eff. 10-1-96.
ATCP 100.986 ATCP 100.986 Failure to justify discrimination; notice.
ATCP 100.986(1)(1)Department notice to alleged violator. If the department finds that a dairy plant operator's documentation under fails to justify a discrimination in milk price or non-price consideration, the department may give the dairy plant operator written notice of that finding.
ATCP 100.986(2) (2)Public inspection. A notice under sub. (1) is open to public inspection under subch. II of ch. 19, Stats.
ATCP 100.986(3) (3)Not a prerequisite for enforcement. A notice under sub. (1) is not a prerequisite for an action to enforce this chapter or s. 100.22, Stats., nor is it a prerequisite for a private action under s. 100.20 (5), Stats.
ATCP 100.986(4) (4)Notice does not prove violation. A notice under sub. (1) does not prove that a dairy plant operator violated this chapter or s. 100.22, Stats.
ATCP 100.986 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1996, No. 489, eff. 10-1-96.
ATCP 100.987 ATCP 100.987 Injury to producer. In a proceeding against a dairy plant operator under s. 93.06 (7) or (8), 100.20 (5) or (6), 100.22 (4) or (5), or 100.26 (3) or (6), Stats., proof that a complaining producer received a lower milk price or non-price consideration than another producer shipping milk to the same dairy plant during the same pay period is presumptive evidence of injury to that producer.
ATCP 100.987 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1996, No. 489, eff. 10-1-96.
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