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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 26 (Tuesday, February 10, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-2697]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub-No. 4)]


Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures--Productivity Adjustment

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Adoption of a Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures Productivity 
Adjustment.

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SUMMARY: In a decision served on February 5, 2009, we proposed to adopt 
1.012 (1.2% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad 
productivity for the 2003-2007 (5-year) averaging period. This value 
was a decline of 0.1 of a percentage point from the current measure of 
1.3% that was developed for the 2002-2006 period. That decision stated 
that comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and 
computational errors in our calculation. It also stated that, if there 
were no further action taken by the Board, the proposed productivity 
adjustment would become effective on March 1, 2009.

DATES: The productivity adjustment is effective March 1, 2009. Comments 
are due by February 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to STB 
Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub-No. 4) to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Smith, (202) 245-0322. 
[Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-
800-877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision, which is available on our Web site www.stb.dot.gov. 
To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, or call the Board's 
Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance; 395 
E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; phone (202) 245-0235. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS: 1-800-
877-8339.]
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or energy conservation.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), we conclude that our action will not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

    Decided: February 3, 2009.

    By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and 
Commissioner Buttrey.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-2697 Filed 2-9-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P