Surface Transportation Board.
Proposed adoption of a Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures productivity adjustment.
The Surface Transportation Board proposes to adopt 1.022 (2.2%) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 1998-2002 (5-year) period. The current value of 1.9% was developed for the 1997 to 2001 period.
Comments are due 15 day after the date of this decision.Start Printed Page 1780
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.Start Further Info
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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.Start Signature
Decided: January 6, 2004.
By the Board, Chairman Nober.
Vernon A. Williams,
[FR Doc. 04-547 Filed 1-9-04; 8:45 am]
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