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The NGCC arose from a proceeding instituted by the Surface Transportation Board's predecessor agency, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), in
The general purpose of this meeting is to discuss rail carrier preparedness to transport the 2012 fall grain harvest. Agenda items include the following: Remarks by Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III, Vice-Chairman Francis P. Mulvey (who, together with Brad Hildebrand, Assistant Vice President of Cargill AgHorizons, serves as Co-Chairman for the NGCC), and Commissioner Ann D. Begeman; reports by rail carriers and shippers on grain-service related issues; a report by rail car manufacturers and lessors on current and future availability of various grain-car types; a presentation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding the changes in rail market share of grain and oilseed transportation; a presentation by the Association of American Railroads about rail time indicators; an update on railroad agricultural contract filings; and an open forum for audience and members to discuss topics of interest related to the agenda. The full agenda, along with other information regarding the NGCC, is posted on the Board's Web site at
The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted pursuant to the NGCC's charter and Board procedures. Further communications about this meeting may also be announced through the Board's Web site.
This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources.
By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.