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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

STB Issues Notice of Intent to Prepare EIS for CP/KCS Merger Application

FOR RELEASE
11/12/2021 (Friday) [PDF Version]
No. 21-45

Contact: 
Michael Booth
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The Surface Transportation Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) today issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in connection with the proposed acquisition of control of Kansas City Southern and its U.S. rail carrier subsidiaries (collectively, KCS) by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, Canadian Pacific Railway, and their U.S. rail carrier subsidiaries (collectively, CP) in Docket No. FD 36500.

Because the proposed acquisition has the potential to result in significant environmental impacts, the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has determined that the preparation of an EIS is appropriate pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.  The issuance of the NOI begins the scoping period, the first step of the environmental review process.

OEA will be accepting comments on the scope of the EIS, including alternatives and issues to be analyzed in the EIS, until the close of the scoping comment period on December 17, 2021.  OEA will hold six online public scoping meetings during the scoping comment period, as set forth in the NOI.

To view the NOI, click here.

For more information on the environmental review process for the proposed acquisition or to submit a written comment, visit the Board-sponsored project website at www.CP-KCSMergerEIS.com.

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