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Surface Transportation Board, DOT.


Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee meeting.

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Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. app. 2 10(a)(2).


The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., E.S.T.


The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board's headquarters at 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423.

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Michael H. Higgins (202) 245-0284; [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: (800) 877-8339].

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RETAC arose from a proceeding instituted by the Board, Establishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, Docket No. EP 670. RETAC was formed to provide advice and guidance to the Board, and to serve as a forum for discussion of emerging issues regarding the transportation by rail of energy resources, particularly, but not necessarily limited to, coal, ethanol, and other biofuels. The purpose of this meeting is to continue discussions regarding issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. Potential agenda items for this meeting include introduction of new members, a performance measures review, discussion of domestic oil production and transportation, industry segment reports by RETAC members, a presentation on the domestic coal market, and a roundtable discussion.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be conducted in accordance with the FACA, Federal Advisory Committee Management regulations (41 CFR part 102-3), RETAC's charter, and Board procedures. Further communications about this meeting may be announced through the Board's Web site at

Written Comments: Members of the public may submit written comments to RETAC at any time. Comments should be addressed to RETAC, c/o Michael Higgins, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001 or

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

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721; 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121.

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Decided: February 12, 2014.

By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings.

Derrick A. Gardner,

Clearance Clerk.

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[FR Doc. 2014-03533 Filed 2-18-14; 8:45 am]