(1) It is the desire and intent of the board that
any lessee or prospective lessee be given full and adequate opportunity to be
heard with respect to any matter affecting the interests of the lessee in any
particular lease. Any hearing will be conducted informally, without adherence
to the strict rules of evidence of a court of law.
verbatim, written record of any hearing or rehearing will be made if any party
in interest so requests not less than 5 days prior to the day set for hearing,
and provided the requesting party agrees to pay the cost thereof, including
the cost of the original copy of the transcript which shall become a part of
the case record and remain on file with the department. The party requesting
such verbatim record may be required to deposit in advance the anticipated cost
of the record. If such written record is made, it shall be certified as true,
correct and complete.