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Public & Media Advisory: Surface Transportation Board Announces Matters & Cases To Be Addressed at September 24 Voting Conference

Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober has announced the matters and cases to be addressed at the STB's open voting conference to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 24, 2004, in Room 760, the agency's hearing room, on the 7th Floor of the agency's headquarters in the Mercury Building, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

At the conference, the Members will discuss and vote on the cases listed below. While the conference is open for public observation, no public participation is permitted.


Texas Municipal Power Agency v. The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Docket No. 42056.

Granite State Concrete Co., Inc. and Milford-Bennington Railroad Company, Inc. v. Boston and Maine Corporation and Springfield Terminal Railway Company, STB Docket No. 42083.

Engelhard Corporation--Petition for Declaratory Order--Springfield Terminal Railway Company and Consolidated Rail Corporation, STB Docket No. 42075.

Ohio Valley Railroad Company--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Harwood Properties, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 34486.

City of Peoria IL, d/b/a Peoria, Peoria Heights and Western Railroad--Construction of Connecting Track Exemption--in Peoria County, IL, STB Finance Docket No. 34395.

Climate Master Inc. and International Environmental, Inc.--Petition for Declaratory Order--Certain Rates and Practices of Trans Tech Solutions, Inc., F&M Bank, and Midland Transportation Co., STB Docket No. 42085.

Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection with Licensing and Related Services--2004 Update, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 11).

Procedures to Expedite Resolution of Rate Challenges to be Considered Under the Stand-Alone Cost Methodology, STB Ex Parte No. 638.

Revision of Exemption Authority Citations, STB Ex Parte No. 652.

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, STB Ex Parte No. 536 (Sub-No. 17).

The STB's decision issued today announcing the voting-conference agenda, in Meetings of the Board, STB Ex Parte No. 333, is available for viewing and downloading via the agency's Web site at A printed copy of the Board's decision also is available for a fee by contacting ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone (301) 577-2600, or via