FOR RELEASE
Contact: Dennis Watson (202) 245-0234
06/20/2017 (Tuesday)
Michael Higgins (202) 245-0238
No. 17-7


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STB TO HOLD JULY 25 PUBLIC LISTENING SESSION FOR ITS REGULATORY REFORM TASK FORCE


The Surface Transportation Board announced today that its Regulatory Reform Task Force (RRTF) will host a public listening session on July 25, 2017, to hear stakeholders’ views on streamlining the agency’s regulations.


The Board’s RRFT was established to comply with the spirit of Executive Order 13,777, issued February 24, 2017. The initial goals of the RRTF are to: (i) improve implementation of regulatory reform initiatives and policies pursuant to the EO; and (ii) evaluate existing regulations to identify regulations for repeal, replacement, or modification, consistent with applicable law. The RRFT proposed several initiatives in a May 25, 2017 memorandum to Acting Chairman Ann Begeman. The listening session is not limited to those initiatives and the RRFT welcomes proposals from the public.


The listening session will begin at 10:00 a.m. EDT in the first-floor Hearing Room of the STB’s headquarters at 395 E Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20423. The session will be on-the-record, and a transcript will be available to the public following the session.


Persons unable to attend the session may file written comments by July 25, 2017. Comments should reference “Docket No. EP 738,” and should be addressed to:

Regulatory Reform Task Force
Surface Transportation Board
395 E Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20423-0001


The Board’s Notice of Regulatory Reform Task Force Listening Session, in Docket No. EP 738, may be viewed and downloaded at www.stb.gov, under "E-LIBRARY / Decisions & Notices / 06 / 20 / 17".


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