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Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment

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Surface Transportation Board.


Proposed adoption of a railroad cost recovery procedures productivity adjustment.


The Surface Transportation Board proposes to adopt 1.028 (2.8%) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 1995-1999 (5-year) period. The current value of 3.5% was developed for the 1994 to 1998 period.


Comments are due by February 9, 2001.

Effective Date: The proposed productivity adjustment is effective 30 days after the date of service.


Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to STB Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub-No. 4) to: Office of the Secretary, Case Control Branch, 1925 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20423-0001. Parties should submit all pleading and attachments on a 3.5-inch diskette in WordPerfect 6.0 or 6.1 compatible format.

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H. Jeff Warren, (202) 565-1533. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-800-877-8339.

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Additional information is contained in the Board's decision, which is available on our web site The decision may also be purchased by writing, calling, or visiting in person: DA• TO• DA OFFICE SOLUTIONS, Room 405, 1925 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20423-0001, telephone (202) 466-5530. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS: 1-800-877-8339]

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

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), we conclude that our action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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Decided: January 19, 2001.

By the Board, Chairman Morgan, Vice Chairman Clyburn, and Commissioner Burkes.

Vernon A. Williams,


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[FR Doc. 01-2311 Filed 1-24-01; 8:45 am]