|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|RAIL TRANSPORTATION OF GRAIN|
|DECISION SET THE SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS FOR THE RAIL TRANSPORTATION OF GRAIN PUBLIC HEARING.|
| 13 KB|
|Approximate download time at 28.8 kb: 22 Seconds|
If you do not have Acrobat Reader, or if you have problems reading our files with your current version of Acrobat Reader, the latest version of Acrobat Reader is available free at www.adobe.com.
|Full Text of Decision|
37484 SERVICE DATE – LATE RELEASE OCTOBER 27, 2006
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
STB Ex Parte No. 665
RAIL TRANSPORTATION OF GRAIN
Decided: October 27, 2006
will hold a public hearing to provide interested persons an opportunity to
express their views on the subject of transportation of grain by rail. The public hearing will take place on
Thursday, November 2, 2006, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the 7th floor hearing
room at the Board’s headquarters in the
The Board announced the hearing by notice served on October 11, 2006, and established due dates for persons wishing to speak at the hearing to advise the Board of their intent to participate and request a time allotment, and for submission of written testimony and other written comments. Based on those submissions, the Board is issuing this decision to set the schedule of speakers for the hearing. Written testimony and written comments are due on October 30, 2006.
The schedule of appearances and the time provided for each party appear in the Appendix to this decision. The Board will have read the written submissions in advance of the hearing. Witnesses should not read their written submissions at the hearing, but instead should briefly summarize their key points.
If a party wishes to enhance its presentation by using projector-adaptable visual displays and/or handouts, it may do so. Staff will be available to demonstrate the hearing room’s projection system on October 31, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please call (202) 565-1500, or (202) 565-1653, to make arrangements.
Instructions for Attendance at Hearing
requests that all persons attending the hearing use the Mercury Building’s main
Quiet laptops and tape recorders may be brought into the hearing room, but absolutely no provision will be made for the connection of personal computers to Board telephone lines. Cellular telephone use is not permitted in the hearing room, or in the rear anteroom. Cellular phones may only be used outside the hearing room.
The Board’s hearing room complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act, and persons needing such accommodations should call (202) 565-1500, or (202) 565-1653, by the close of business on October 30, 2006.
This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources.
It is ordered:
1. Time for the hearing is allotted as reflected in the Appendix to this decision.
2. This decision is effective on the date of service.
SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES
November 2, 2006
Party Time Allotted
United States Department of Agriculture 10 minutes
The Honorable Bruce I. Knight, Under Secretary
Marketing and Regulatory Programs
Panel II A: Shippers/Trade Associations
National Grain & Feed Association 15 minutes
Kendell W. Keith and/or Dan Mack
Andrew P. Goldstein (Legal Counsel)
Wheat & Barley Commissions 15 minutes
Terry C. Whiteside
National Barley Growers Association 10 minutes
U.S. Dry Bean Council 10 minutes
National Association of Wheat Growers 10 minutes
Panel II B: Shippers/Trade Associations
Michael W. Snovitch
Ag Processing Inc. 5 minutes
Terry J. Voss
Bunge North America 5 minutes
Darrell R. Wallace
The Scoular Company 5 minutes
Government Accountability Office 15 minutes
JayEtta Z. Hecker, Director
Physical Infrastructure Issues
Panel IV: Labor
United Transportation Union-General Committee of Adjustment 3 minutes
Gordon P. MacDougal
Panel V: Railroads
BNSF Railway Company 15 minutes
Kevin D. Kaufman
Canadian National Railway Company 10 minutes
Canadian Pacific Railway Company 10 minutes
Union Pacific Railroad Company 10 minutes