SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT
    Decision Information

Docket Number:  
EP_670_1

Case Title:  
NOTICE OF RAIL ENERGY TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

Decision Type:  
Notice

Deciding Body:  
Director Of Proceedings

    Decision Summary

Decision Notes:  
PROVIDED NOTICE THAT THE RAIL ENERGY TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A MEETING ON MARCH 1, 2012, AT 9:00 A.M.

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42203 SERVICE DATE – LATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 10, 2012

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department of Transportation

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 1)]

Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee meeting.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2).

DATE: The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., E.S.T.

ADDRESS: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board’s headquarters at 395 E Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20423.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman (202) 245-0386. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877-8339].

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by the Board, in Establishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, STB Docket No. EP 670. RETAC was formed to provide advice and guidance to the Board, and to serve as a forum for discussion of emerging issues regarding the transportation by rail of energy resources, particularly, but not necessarily limited to, coal, ethanol, and other biofuels. The purpose of this meeting is to continue discussions regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. Potential agenda items include a presentation by the Energy Information Administration on its Annual Energy Outlook 2012; a presentation by ExxonMobil Corporation on ExxonMobil's outlook for energy to 2040, with a special focus on transportation; industry segment reports by RETAC members; discussion regarding RETAC’s subcommittee structure; and a roundtable discussion.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted pursuant to RETAC’s charter and Board procedures. Further communications about this meeting may be announced through the Board’s website at WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121.

Decided: February 10, 2012.

By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.