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PUBLIC & MEDIA ADVISORY: HEARING ON RAILROADS' COMMON CARRIER OBLIGATION & TRANSPORT OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESCHEDULED TO JULY 22
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) today announced that it has rescheduled—
to July 22, 2008
—its public hearing examining issues related to the common carrier obligation of railroads (the duty of railroads to provide transportation or service on reasonable request) relative to the transportation of hazardous materials.
Notices of intent to participate, speakers' written testimonies, and written submissions by interested persons not wishing to appear at the hearing are now due no later than
July 8, 2008
The Board originally had scheduled the hearing for July 16, 2008, with submissions by hearing participants and by interested persons not wishing to appear at the hearing due July 2, 2008. The rescheduled hearing will begin on
in the Board's
of the agency's headquarters at
Patriots Plaza, 395 E Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.
The Board's decision rescheduling the hearing
in the proceeding entitled Common Carrier Obligation of Railroads—Transportation of Hazardous Materials, STB Ex Parte No. 677 (Sub-No. 1)
, was issued today, June 19, 2008.
A notice will be published in the
. The decision is available for viewing and downloading on the agency's Web site at
under "E-Library," then under "Decisions & Notices," beneath the date "6/19/08."