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Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 1)]

Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation.
ACTION: Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee meeting.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended.
DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 9 a.m., E.D.T.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board's headquarters at 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman (202) 245-0386. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877-8339].

RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by the Board, inEstablishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee,STB Docket No. EP 670. RETAC was formed to provide advice and guidance to the Board, and to serve as a forum for discussion of emerging issues regarding the transportation by rail of energy resources, particularly, but not necessarily limited to, coal, ethanol, and other biofuels. The purpose of this meeting is to continue discussions regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. Potential agenda items include presentations by the Energy Information Administration on its latest projections on coal supply and short- and long-term oil production; a discussion of tank car supply and demand issues; industry segment reports by RETAC members; and a roundtable discussion.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted pursuant to RETAC's charter and Board procedures. Further communications about this meeting may be announced through the Board's Web site atWWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources.


49 U.S.C. 721, 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121.

Decided: August 29, 2012.

By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.

Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk.