SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT
    Decision Information

Docket Number:  
NOR_42125_0

Case Title:  
E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY V. NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY

Decision Type:  
Decision

Deciding Body:  
Director Of Proceedings

    Decision Summary

Decision Notes:  
DECISION GRANTED E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY'S MOTION TO MODIFY THE PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE.

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41826 SERVICE DATE – LATE RELEASE August 25, 2011

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

 

DECISION

 

Docket No. NOR 42125

 

E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY

v.

NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY

 

Decided: August 25, 2011

 

This decision grants a motion to modify the procedural schedule filed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont).

 

By decision served on February 24, 2011, the Board established a procedural schedule for DuPont’s challenge to the reasonableness of rates established by Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR). On June 30, 2011, the day discovery was scheduled to close, DuPont filed a motion to modify the procedural schedule. In that motion, DuPont stated that discovery could not be completed by the June 30, 2011 deadline because NSR objected to the disclosure of traffic event files, claiming that the files contained sensitive security information. NSR replied to DuPont’s motion on July 11, 2011, and DuPont filed a response on July 12, 2011.

 

NSR has since produced the requested traffic data, and on August 9, 2011, DuPont filed another motion to modify the procedural schedule in light of this development. DuPont’s proposed schedule would adjust the due dates in the current schedule by approximately three months in order to account for the three-month delay in production of the requested traffic data. Specifically, DuPont requests that the Board adopt the following modified procedural schedule:

 

Discovery Closes September 30, 2011

Joint Submission of Operating Characteristics December 15, 2011

Complainant’s Opening January 31, 2012

Defendant’s Reply May 31, 2012

Complainant’s Rebuttal September 28, 2012

Closing Briefs November 2, 2012

 

DuPont states that it has been authorized to represent that NSR does not oppose the motion.

 

DuPont’s unopposed motion to modify the procedural schedule, filed on August 9, 2011, will be granted. The procedural schedule in this proceeding will be revised as described above.[1]

 

The parties’ filings must be compatible with the Board’s current computing environment Windows 7, Office 10, and 64 bit processing. Anything incompatible with that configuration cannot be accepted and may be rejected under 49 C.F.R.  1104.10.

 

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

 

It is ordered:

 

1. DuPont’s motion to modify the procedural schedule, filed on August 9, 2011, is granted. The procedural schedule in this proceeding is revised as described above.

2. DuPont’s motion to modify the procedural schedule, filed on June 30, 2011, is denied as moot.

 

3. This decision is effective on its service date.

 

By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.

 



[1] DuPont’s prior motion to modify the procedural schedule, filed on June 30, 2011, will be denied as moot.