|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|COMPETITION IN THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY|
|Director Of Proceedings|
|DECISION PROVIDES THE SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES AND TIME ALLOTTED FOR EACH PARTY FOR THE HEARING IN THIS PROCEEDING.|
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41715 SERVICE DATE – LATE RELEASE JUNE 17, 2011
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Docket No. EP 705
COMPETITION IN THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY
Decided: June 17, 2011
Transportation Board will hold a hearing on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, and
Thursday, June 23, 2011, at the Board’s headquarters located at 395 E
By notice served on January 11, 2011 (January notice), the Board announced its intent to hold a public hearing on May 3, 2011, to explore the current state of competition in the railroad industry and possible policy alternatives to facilitate more competition, where appropriate. The January notice provided deadlines for submission of initial comments, reply comments, notices of intent to participate (with written testimony), and submissions by other interested persons, and noted that, although the Board planned to hold the hearing in a single day, it might extend the hearing if the number of participants or the breadth of submitted written testimony so required.
By decision served on February 4, 2011, the Board granted an extension of time for the various deadlines set in the January notice, and rescheduled the public hearing from May 3, 2011, to June 22, 2011. The Board established June 10, 2011 as the deadline for submission of notices of intent to participate in the hearing. The Board again noted that, if necessary, it would extend the hearing for a second day. By notice served on June 13, 2011, the Board extended the hearing to June 23, 2010. Based on notices of intent to participate received, the Board is issuing this decision to set the schedule of speakers for the hearing. The schedule of appearances and the time provided for each party appear in the Appendix to this decision.
If a party wishes to enhance its presentation by using visual displays and/or handouts of material from the record, it may do so. Parties may copy computer presentations to a Board-supplied laptop for viewing on the hearing room’s television screens. Staff will be available to demonstrate the hearing room’s screen system and to assist in the copying of visual presentations onto the hearing room laptop computer on June 21, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call (202) 245-0238 to make arrangements.
Instructions for Attendance at Hearing
The STB requests that all persons attending the hearing
use the main entrance to
Upon arrival, check in at the 1st floor security desk in the main lobby. Be prepared to produce valid photographic identification (driver’s license or local, state, or Federal government identification); sign in at the security desk; receive a hearing room pass (to be displayed at all times); submit to an inspection of all briefcases, handbags, etc.; and pass through a metal detector. Persons choosing to exit the building during the course of the hearing must surrender their hearing room passes to security personnel and will be subject to the above security procedures if they choose to re-enter the building. Hearing room passes likewise will be collected from those exiting the hearing upon its conclusion.
In addition, those persons testifying must check in with the Clerk at the front of the hearing room.
Laptops and recorders may be used in the hearing room, but no provision will be made for connecting personal computers to the internet. Cellular telephone use is not permitted in the hearing room; cell phones may be used quietly in the corridor surrounding the hearing room, or in the building’s main lobby.
Members of the media should contact Dennis Watson in the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0234, if they plan to attend the hearing.
The Board’s hearing room complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and persons needing such accommodations should call (202) 245-0245, by the close of business on June 20, 2011.
For further information regarding the hearing, contact Amy Ziehm at (202) 245-0391. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339.
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.
By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.
SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS
JUNE 22, 2011
Party Time Allotted
Members of Congress (to speak as they arrive) as needed
Interested Parties 30 minutes
Scott Stone, Jeffrey Moreno, Michael McBride
National Industrial Transportation League 5 minutes
Curt H. Warfel (accompanied by counsel Karyn A. Booth)
Association of American Railroads 40 minutes
Edward R. Hamberger, Edward A. Burkhardt,
William J. Rennicke, Robert Willig, Samuel M. Sipe, Jr.
North Carolina Department of Transportation 5 minutes
Terry C. Whiteside
National Association of Wheat Growers 10 minutes
National Grain and Feed Association 10 minutes
Kendell W. Keith
CSX Corporation 10 minutes
Michael J. Ward
Kansas City Southern Railway Company 10 minutes
Michael R. Haverty, David M. Konschnik
Union Pacific Railroad Company 10 minutes
James R. Young, Lance M. Fritz
Consumers United for Rail Equity 10 minutes
Glenn English (accompanied by counsel)
Western Coal Traffic League 10 minutes
Kenneth C. Baseman, Peter A. Pfohl
Concerned Captive Coal Shippers 10 minutes
C. Michael Loftus
American Shortline and Regional Railroad Association 30 minutes
Richard F. Timmons, Michael Ogborn,
Sharon Clark, Carl Martland
American Chemistry Council 5 minutes
To be determined
The Chlorine Institute, Inc. 5 minutes
Transportation Communications Union/IAM 5 minutes
Robert A. Scardelletti
United Transportation Union—New York State Legislative Board 5 minutes
Gordon P. MacDougall
J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC 5 minutes
Wolfe Trahan & Co. 10 minutes
JUNE 23, 2011
Party Time Allotted
Ameren Corporation 10 minutes
James A. Sobule
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation 10 minutes
Omaha Public Power District 8 minutes
Thomas W. Wilcox
Hub Group, Inc. 10 minutes
David P. Yeager
Intermodal Association of North America, Inc. 5 minutes
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. 10 minutes
Paul R. Bergant
Moran Industries 10 minutes
John D. Moran, Jr.
Arkema, Inc. 10 minutes
The Dow Chemical Company 10 minutes
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company 10 minutes
Occidental Chemical Corporation 10 minutes
Robin A. Burns
Olin Corporation 10 minutes
John L. McIntosh
PPG Industries, Inc. 5 minutes
Michael H. McGarry; Karyn A. Booth
BNSF Railway Company 10 minutes
John P. Lanigan
Norfolk Southern Railway Company 10 minutes
Mark A. Manion, James A. Hixon
Diversified CPC International, Inc. 10 minutes
William A. Frauenheim, III
M & G Polymers USA, LLC 10 minutes
Fred J. Fournier
United States Gypsum Company 10 minutes
George T. Macko
Wisconsin Central Group 10 minutes
John Duncan Varda
Highroad Consulting, Ltd. 10 minutes
Sandra J. Dearden
The Mercury Group 10 minutes
Craig S. Dickman
Nevada Central Railroad 5 minutes
Robert Alan Kemp