The Surface Transportation Board is providing a schedule of speakers’ appearances, their time allocations, and attendance instructions for the STB’s July 18, 2007 public hearing in Kansas City, Missouri, in the proceeding entitled Rail Transportation of Resources Critical to the Nation’s Energy Supply, STB Ex Parte No. 672.
The July 18 public hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Ground Floor Conference Room of the Richard Bolling Federal Building, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, MO.
The STB announced the July 18 public hearing in a decision issued to the public on June 6, 2007 (STB Ex Parte No. 672). That decision established due dates for persons wishing to speak at the public hearing to advise the agency of their intent to participate and to request a time allotment, and for the submission of written testimony. Based on submissions received, the STB has set the hearing’s schedule of speakers as shown on the Attachment to this news release.
Attendance instructions. The Richard Bolling Federal Building opens at 6:00 a.m., and all hearing participants and observers are encouraged to arrive early for the 9:00 hearing. All persons must present a valid photographic identification (driver’s license or local, state, or federal-government identification) and pass security screening before being granted access into the building. There will be no reserved seating, except for witnesses. Visitors will have access only to public areas of the building.
Quiet laptops and tape recorders may be brought into the conference room, but no provision will be made for the connection of personal computers to telephone lines. Cellular telephone use is not permitted in the conference room.
The conference room complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act, and persons needing such accommodations should telephone (202) 245-0245, or (202) 245-0352, by the close of business on July 13, 2007.
The schedule of speakers’ appearances and time allocations was provided in a Decision issued on June 27, 2007 in STB Ex Parte No. 672. That schedule is available for viewing and downloading via the agency’s Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov. A printed copy of the STB’s decision also is available by contacting ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706, telephone (202) 306-4004, or via email@example.com.
Surface Transportation Board Public Hearing
RAIL TRANSPORTATION OF RESOURCES CRITICAL TO THE NATION’S ENERGY SUPPLY
STB Ex Parte No. 672
July 18, 2007
Party / Speaker/ Time Allotted
Panel I: Freight Railroads
BNSF Railway Company / Kevin D. Kaufman & Stevan Bobb / 10 minutes
Union Pacific Railroad Company / Jack Koraleski / 10 minutes
Panel II: Freight Railroads
CSX Transportation, Inc. / Christopher P. Jenkins & Timothy J. McNulty / 10 minutes
Norfolk Southern Railway Company / Danny D. Smith / 10 minutes
Kansas City Southern Railway Company / Daniel Avramovich / 10 minutes
Panel III: Coal Shippers and Utilities
Western Coal Traffic League / Dave Laffere / 10 minutes
Edison Electric Institute / Charles W. Linderman / 10 minutes
Panel IV: Coal Shippers and Utilities
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation / Steve Sharp / 10 minutes
Western Fuels Association, Inc. / Duane L. Richards / 10 minutes
Dairyland Power Cooperative / Dennis Rackers / 10 minutes
Entergy Services, Inc. / Jeffrey G. Herndon / 10 minutes
Panel V: Other Interests
Ethanex Energy, Inc. / Randall Rahm / 10 minutes
T.W. Blasingame Company, Inc. / Thomas Blasingame / 10 minutes