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 MEET ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2011.

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    Full Text of Decision

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41852                           SERVICE DATE – AUGUST 31, 2011

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department of Transportation

Surface Transportation Board

[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, September 15, 2011 at 8:00 a.m., C.D.T.

ADDRESS:  The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa, 100 East Second Street, Tulsa, OK  74103. 

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 Ex Parte No. 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 an update by the RETAC Performance Measures subcommittee, a review and discussion of ethanol issues, a roundtable discussion, and election of new officers.

            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:  August 25, 2011.

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