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Public & Media Advisory: Surface Transportation Board to Hold August 11 Public Hearing on "Small Railroad Abandonments"
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Roger Nober today announced that the STB will hold a public hearing
on Wednesday, August 11, 2004, in Room 760
, the agency's hearing room, on the
of the agency's headquarters in the
Mercury Building, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
, concerning the case entitled
Class Exemption for Expedited Abandonment Procedure for Class II and Class III Railroads
, STB Ex Parte No. 647.
The hearing will begin immediately after the conclusion of the STB's voting conference, which begins at 10:00 a.m.
Persons wishing to speak at the hearing should file with the agency a written "Notice of Intent to Participate,"and should indicate a requested time allotment, as soon as possible but no later than
July 26, 2004
. Each speaker's written testimony, if any, should be filed with the agency by
August 3, 2004
The agency's decision announcing the public hearing in STB Ex Parte No. 647
and providing additional information regarding participation in the hearing is available for viewing and downloading via the agency's Web site at
A printed copy of the agency'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