[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 179 (Tuesday, September 16, 2014)]
[Pages 55534-55535]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22028]



Surface Transportation Board

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

Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

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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 the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. app. 2 Sec.  10(a)(2).

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 9:00 
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: Michael H. Higgins (202) 245-0284; 
Michael.Higgins@stb.dot.gov. [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, Establishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory 
Committee, 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 for this meeting include introduction of new 
members, a performance measures review, industry segment reports by 
RETAC members, a presentation on the U.S. domestic energy outlook, a 
presentation on rail infrastructure and capacity demands going forward, 
and a roundtable discussion.
    The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2; 
Federal Advisory Committee Management regulations, 41 CFR pt. 102-3; 
RETAC's charter; and Board procedures. Further communications about 
this meeting may be announced through the Board's Web site at 
    Written Comments: Members of the public may submit written comments 
to RETAC at any time. Comments should be addressed to RETAC, c/o 
Michael Higgins, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20423-0001 or Michael.Higgins@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: September 11, 2014.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2014-22028 Filed 9-15-14; 8:45 am]