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Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor

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ACTION:

Approval of rail cost adjustment factor.

SUMMARY:

The Board has approved the third quarter 2012 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2012 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.171. The third quarter 2012 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.513. The third quarter 2012 RCAF-5 is 0.485. The Board noted an error in the first and second quarter 2012 Materials & Supplies index component, which will be accounted for using the third and fourth quarter 2012 forecast error calculations.

DATES:

Effective Date: July 1, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245-0333. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Additional information is contained in the Board's decision, which is available on our Web site, http://www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877-8339.

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

Decided: June 20, 2012.

By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Begeman.

Jeffrey Herzig,

Clearance Clerk.

[FR Doc. 2012-15407 Filed 6-22-12; 8:45 am]

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