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Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting

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Surface Transportation Board.


Notice of National Grain Car Council meeting.


Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2).


The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, beginning at 10 a.m. and is expected to conclude at 3 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Headquarters of Bunge North America, Inc., 11701 Borman Drive—2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63146.

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Tom Brugman at (202) 245-0281. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877-8339].

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The NGCC arose from a proceeding instituted by the Surface Transportation Board's (Board) predecessor agency, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), in National Grain Car Supply—Conference of Interested Parties, Ex Parte No. 519. The NGCC was formed as a working group to facilitate private-sector solutions and recommendations to the ICC (and now the Board) on matters affecting grain transportation. The general purpose of this meeting is to discuss rail carrier preparedness to transport the 2009 Fall grain harvest. Agenda items include the following: Remarks by Board Chairman Frank Mulvey and Vice-Chairman Charles Nottingham (who serves as Co-Chairman for the NGCC), member and new member introductions, reports by rail carriers and shippers on grain-service related issues, a report by rail car manufacturers and lessors on current and future availability of various grain-car types, and an open forum on the impact of current Federal regulation on grain car supply. A more detailed agenda for this meeting will be posted on the Board's Web site at

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted pursuant to the NGCC's charter and Board procedures. Further communications about this meeting may be announced Start Printed Page 15593through the Board's Web site at

Persons wishing to attend and requiring special accommodations may direct their needs to Tom Brugman (202) 245-0281.

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

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Dated: April 1, 2009.

Kulunie L. Cannon,

Clearance Clerk.

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[FR Doc. E9-7647 Filed 4-3-09; 8:45 am]