|SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD DECISION DOCUMENT|
|ASSESSMENT OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURES|
|Director Of Proceedings|
|DECISION PROVIDED A SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES FOR THE AUGUST 2, 2012 HEARING.|
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42527 SERVICE DATE – LATE RELEASE JULY 25, 2012
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Docket No. EP 699
ASSESSMENT OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURES
Decided: July 25, 2012
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) will hold a
hearing on Thursday, August 2, 2012, to allow interested parties to comment on the issues in
this proceeding. The hearing will begin
at 9:30 a.m. in the Board’s hearing room at the Board’s headquarters
located at 395 E Street, S.W.,
By a decision served on June 28, 2012, the Board announced this hearing and established July 19, 2012, as the deadline for persons wishing to speak at the hearing to file with the Board a notice of intent to participate and a summary of the intended testimony. Based on those submissions, the Board is issuing this decision to set the schedule of appearances 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 July 31, 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. Those persons testifying must check in with the Clerk at the front of the hearing room.
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.
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 planning to attend the hearing should contact Dennis Watson in the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0234.
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 July 31, 2012.
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, Richard Armstrong, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.
SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES
August 2, 2012
Party Time Allotted
National Grain and Feed Association 10 minutes
National Industrial Transportation League 20 minutes
Curt H. Warfel
Western Coal Traffic League 5 minutes
Stephanie M. Archuleta
Montana Wheat & Barley Committee, ARC, et al. 10 minutes
The Tom O’Connor Group 5 minutes
Association of American Railroads 10 minutes
Louis P. Warchot
Norfolk Southern Railway Company 5 minutes
John M. Scheib
Union Pacific Railroad Company 7 minutes
Louise A. Rinn
United Transportation Union-New York State Legislative Board 5 minutes
Gordon P. MacDougall