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Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment

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AGENCY:

Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION:

Proposed adoption of a Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures productivity adjustment.

SUMMARY:

The Surface Transportation Board proposes to adopt 1.019 (1.9%) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 1997-2001 (5-year) period. The current value of 4.2% was developed for the 1996 to 2000 period.

DATES:

Comments are due by February 17, 2003.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

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

ADDRESSES:

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Additional information is contained in the Board's decision, which is available on our Web site http://www.stb.dot.gov. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, call, or pick up in person from the Board's contractor, Dā-To-Dā Legal, Suite 405, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006, phone (202) 293-7776. [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 24, 2003.

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

Vernon A. Williams,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-2194 Filed 1-30-03; 8:45 am]

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