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Renewal of National Grain Car Council

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Surface Transportation Board.


Notice of Intent to renew charter.


In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended 5 U.S.C., App. (FACA), notice is hereby given that the Surface Transportation Board intends to renew the charter of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC).


A copy of the charter is available at the Library of the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001, and on the Board's Web site at

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Tom Brugman, Designated Federal Official, 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 functions as a continuing working group to facilitate private-sector solutions and recommendations to the STB on matters affecting grain transportation. The NGCC functions solely as an advisory body, and complies with the provisions of FACA.

The NGCC consists of approximately 40 members, excluding the governmental representatives. Members comprise a balanced representation of executives knowledgeable in the transportation of grain, including not less than 14 members from the Class I railroads (one marketing and one car management representative from each Class I), 7 representatives from Class II and III carriers, 14 representatives from grain shippers and receivers, and 5 representatives from private car owners and car manufacturers. The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board are ex officio (non-voting) members of the NGCC.

The NGCC meets at least annually, and meetings are open to the public, consistent with the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409.

Further information about the NGCC is available on the Board's Web site at and at the GSA's FACA Database—​facadatabase/​public.asp.

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

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Dated: September 4, 2009.

Kulunie L. Cannon,

Clearance Clerk.

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[FR Doc. E9-21647 Filed 9-10-09; 8:45 am]