|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|Director Of Proceedings|
|DECISION GRANTED ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS' MOTION FOR A 6-WEEK EXTENSION OF THE PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE FOR FILING COMMENTS.|
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41376 SERVICE DATE – JANUARY 20, 2011
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Docket No. EP 707
Decided: January 20, 2011
This decision grants an extension of time to file comments in this rulemaking proceeding.
In a decision served on December 6, 2010, and published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2010 (75 Fed. Reg. 76,946-49), the Board issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR), instituting a proceeding and announcing the agency’s intent to adopt a rule or policy statement addressing when parties should be responsible for demurrage in light of current commercial practices. The notice provided that initial comments would be due on January 24, 2011, and reply comments on February 23, 2011.
The Association of American
Railroads (AAR) filed a motion on January 6, 2011, asking the
Board to extend the procedural schedule by 6 weeks to permit the railroad
industry additional time needed to evaluate fully the Board’s requests for
information and the legal and policy considerations associated with
The request for a 6-week enlargement of the procedural schedule is reasonable and will be granted. Initial comments on the ANPR will now be due on March 7, 2011, and reply comments will be due on April 6, 2011.
This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources.
It is ordered:
1. AAR’s motion for a 6-week extension of the procedural schedule for filing comments is granted.
2. Initial comments are due on March 7, 2011.
3. Reply comments are due on April 6, 2011.
4. This decision is effective on its date of service.
By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director of Proceedings.