[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Page 10262]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03309]



Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 4)]

Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures--Productivity Adjustment

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Proposed railroad cost recovery procedures productivity 


SUMMARY: In a decision served on February 8, 2013, we proposed to adopt 
1.009 (0.9% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad 
productivity for the 2007-2011 (5-year) averaging period. This 
represents a 0.1% increase over the average for the 2006-2010 period. 
The Board's February 8, 2013 decision in this proceeding stated that 
comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and computational 
errors in our calculation. It also stated that, if there were no 
further action taken by the Board, the proposed productivity adjustment 
would become effective on March 1, 2013.

DATES: The productivity adjustment is effective March 1, 2013. Comments 
are due by February 26, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to 
Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 4) to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Smith, (202) 245-0322. Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision, which is available on our Web site, http://www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting 
the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance 
at (202) 245-0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available 
through FIRS at (800) 877-8339.
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

    Decided: February 7, 2013.

    By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Begeman, and 
Commissioner Mulvey.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-03309 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]