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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD ANNOUNCES THE FILING OF CANADIAN NATIONAL’S FIRST COMPLIANCE REPORTS
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) announced today that Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has filed its first compliance reports pursuant to the Board’s oversight of CN’s acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company in C
anadian National Ry. and Grand Trunk Corp.—Control—EJ&E West Co.
, STB Finance Docket No. 35087. The Board approved the acquisition on December 24, 2008, subject to environmental mitigation and other reporting conditions, which require CN to submit monthly operational reports and quarterly environmental reports to the Board during a five year oversight period.
CN’s monthly operating report includes data detailing train volumes, accidents and incidents, and street crossing blockages. CN’s environmental report documents CN’s progress in implementing the Board’s environmental mitigation conditions. The next operating report is due on
May 11, 2009
. The next quarterly environmental report is due on
July 10, 2009
To make the CN oversight process as transparent and responsive to the public as possible, the Board has created a special oversight and monitoring Web site located at
. This Web site will allow the public to review CN’s compliance reports, and to submit comments on the reports. Other information available on the Web site will include oversight updates, copies of public comments, background information on the acquisition with maps of the project area, frequently asked questions regarding the Board’s oversight, and related links and contact information. There is also a link to the oversight and monitoring Web site from the Board’s homepage at