Railroad Cost of Capital-2006, 28550 [E7-9690]

Download as PDF 28550 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 97 / Monday, May 21, 2007 / Notices functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board’s request for OMB approval. 1–800–877–8339.] These regulations are codified at 49 CFR parts 1244.1–1244.9 and are also available on the web through http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/ index.html. Description of Collection SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Title: Waybill Sample. OMB Control Number: 2140–00. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Approval of existing collection. Respondents: Any regulated railroad that terminated at least 4,500 carloads on its line in any of the three preceding years or that terminated at least 5% of the total revenue carloads that terminated in a particular state. Number of Respondents: 64. Estimated Time Per Response: 75 minutes. Frequency: Five (5) respondents report Monthly; 59 report quarterly. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 370 hours. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: No ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection have been identified. Needs and Uses: The Surface Transportation Board is, by statute, responsible for the economic regulation of common carrier rail transportation in the United States. Under 49 CFR part 1244, a railroad is required to file carload waybill sample information (Waybill Sample) for all line-haul revenue waybills terminating on its lines if, in any of the three preceding years, it terminated 4500 or more carloads, or it terminated at least 5% of the total revenue carloads that terminate in a particular state. The information in the Waybill Sample is used by the Board, other Federal and state agencies, and industry stakeholders to monitor traffic flows and rate trends in the industry, and to develop testimony in Board proceedings. The Board has authority to collect this information under 49 U.S.C. 11144 and 11145. DATES: Comments on this information collection should be submitted by July 20, 2007. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Marilyn Levitt, Surface Transportation Board, Suite 1260, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, or to levittm@stb.dot.gov. When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Comments: Waybill Sample.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO OBTAIN A COPY OF PERTINENT REGULATIONS CONTACT: Mac Frampton at (202) 245– 0317 or at hugh.frampton@stb.dot.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 May 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 Under the PRA, a Federal agency conducting or sponsoring a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Under section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, Federal agencies are required to provide public notice and a 60-day comment period, prior to seeking OMB approval for an information collection. Dated: May 21, 2007. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–9689 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Ex Parte No. 558 (Sub-No. 10)] Railroad Cost of Capital—2006 Surface Transportation Board. Notice of decision. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry’s cost of capital for 2006. The decision solicits comments on: (1) The railroads’ 2006 current cost of debt capital; (2) the railroads’ 2006 current cost of preferred stock equity capital (if any); (3) the railroads’ 2006 cost of common stock equity capital; and (4) the 2006 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a market value basis. Notices of intent to participate are due no later than May 29, 2007. Statements of the railroads are due by June 25, 2007. Statements of other interested persons are due by July 25, 2007. Rebuttal statements by the railroads are due by August 9, 2007. ADDRESSES: Railroads and others that intend to participate in this proceeding shall file an original and one copy of a notice of intent to participate with the Secretary by the date specified below. Evidentiary statements are to be filed with the Board on or before the dates set forth above. Comments may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in the traditional paper DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 format. Any person using e-filing should comply with the instructions at the E-FILING link on the Board’s Web site, at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send an original and 10 copies to: Surface Transportation Board, Attn: STB Ex Parte No. 558 (SubNo. 10), 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, the evidence contained in the statement shall be submitted on a 3.5-inch disk in MS Word 2003 or its equivalent. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Decker, (202) 245–0330. (Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1 (800) 877–8339.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board’s decision is posted on the Board’s website, www.stb.dot.gov. In addition, copies of the decision may be purchased from ASAP Document Solutions by calling 202–306–4004 (assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at 1–800–877– 8339), or by e-mail at asapdc@verizon.net. We preliminarily conclude that the proposed action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 10704(a). Decided: May 14, 2007. By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Buttrey, and Commissioner Mulvey. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–9690 Filed 5–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–00–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–31 (Sub-No. 41X)] Grand Trunk Western Railroad Incorporated—Abandonment Exemption—in Oakland County, MI Grand Trunk Western Railroad Incorporated (GTW) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.7-mile portion of its line of railroad known as the Cass City Subdivision from milepost 7.06 to milepost 6.36 in Orion Township, in Oakland County, MI.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 48359. 1 Pursuant to 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(2), the railroad must file a verified notice with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) at least 50 days before the abandonment or discontinuance is to be consummated. GTW initially indicated in its notice of exemption a proposed consummation date of E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 558 (Sub-No. 10)]


Railroad Cost of Capital--2006

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice of decision.

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SUMMARY: The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the 
railroad industry's cost of capital for 2006. The decision solicits 
comments on: (1) The railroads' 2006 current cost of debt capital; (2) 
the railroads' 2006 current cost of preferred stock equity capital (if 
any); (3) the railroads' 2006 cost of common stock equity capital; and 
(4) the 2006 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a market 
value basis.

DATES: Notices of intent to participate are due no later than May 29, 
2007. Statements of the railroads are due by June 25, 2007. Statements 
of other interested persons are due by July 25, 2007. Rebuttal 
statements by the railroads are due by August 9, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Railroads and others that intend to participate in this 
proceeding shall file an original and one copy of a notice of intent to 
participate with the Secretary by the date specified below. Evidentiary 
statements are to be filed with the Board on or before the dates set 
forth above. Comments may be submitted either via the Board's e-filing 
format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing 
should comply with the instructions at the E-FILING link on the Board's 
Web site, at http://www.stb.dot.gov. Any person submitting a filing in 
the traditional paper format should send an original and 10 copies to: 
Surface Transportation Board, Attn: STB Ex Parte No. 558 (Sub-No. 10), 
395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, the evidence 
contained in the statement shall be submitted on a 3.5-inch disk in MS 
Word 2003 or its equivalent.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Decker, (202) 245-0330. (Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1 (800) 877-
8339.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board's decision is posted on the 
Board's website, www.stb.dot.gov. In addition, copies of the decision 
may be purchased from ASAP Document Solutions by calling 202-306-4004 
(assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at 1-
800-877-8339), or by e-mail at asapdc@verizon.net.
    We preliminarily conclude that the proposed action will not 
significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the 
conservation of energy resources.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 10704(a).

    Decided: May 14, 2007.

    By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Buttrey, and 
Commissioner Mulvey.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-9690 Filed 5-18-07; 8:45 am]
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