[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 172 (Wednesday, September 5, 2012)]
[Page 54659]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21801]



Surface Transportation Board

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

Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee 


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, as amended.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 9 
a.m., E.D.T.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first 
floor of the Board's headquarters at 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 

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].

SUPPLEMENTARY 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 presentations by the Energy Information 
Administration on its latest projections on coal supply and short- and 
long-term oil production; a discussion of tank car supply and demand 
issues; industry segment reports by RETAC members; and a roundtable 
    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 
Web site 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 29, 2012.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2012-21801 Filed 9-4-12; 8:45 am]