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Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2000 Determination

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Surface Transportation Board.


Notice of decision.


On July 31, 2001, the Board served a decision announcing the 2000 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. No carrier is found to be revenue adequate.


This decision is effective July 31, 2001.

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Leonard J. Blistein, (202) 565-1529. [TDD for the hearing impaired: (800) 877-8339.]

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The Board is required to make an annual determination of railroad revenue adequacy. A railroad is considered revenue adequate under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a) if it achieves a rate of return on net investment equal to at least the current cost of capital for the railroad industry for 2000, determined to be 11.0% in Railroad Cost of Capital—2000, STB Ex Parte No. 558 (Sub-No. 4) (STB served July 2, 2001). This revenue adequacy standard was applied to each Class I railroad, and no carrier was found to be revenue adequate for 2000.

Additional information is contained in the Board's formal decision. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, call, or pick up in person from: Da 2 Da Legal, Room 405, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423. Telephone: 202 293-7776, Fax 202 293-0770. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through TDD services 1-800-877-8339. The decision is also available on the Board's internet site,

Environmental and Energy Considerations

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

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 603(b), we conclude that our action in this proceeding will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The purpose and effect of the action is merely to update the annual railroad industry revenue adequacy finding. No new reporting or other regulatory requirements are imposed, directly or indirectly, on small entities.

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Decided: July 25, 2001.

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

Vernon A. Williams,


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[FR Doc. 01-19019 Filed 7-30-01; 8:45 am]