Railroad Cost of Capital-2009, 16894-16895 [2010-7411]

Download as PDF 16894 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 63 / Friday, April 2, 2010 / Notices time an options class is open for trading in 90 percent of their appointed classes. Furthermore, Market Makers must post valid quotations at least 60 percent of the time in each of their appointed classes during the time that the class is open for trading. Accordingly, the Commission believes that it is appropriate for the Exchange to exclude the time a Market Maker’s quote is shelved under the Directed Order process in determining whether a Market Maker has satisfied his quoting obligations as no quote will be posted by the Market Maker during such time the quote is shelved. IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,13 that the proposed rule change (SR–BX–2010– 009), as modified by Amendments No. 1 and 3 thereto, be, and it hereby is, approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–7431 Filed 4–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6910] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy; Notice of Open Meeting The Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) will meet from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Room 1107, Washington, DC. The meeting will be hosted by the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs Jose W. Fernandez and Committee Chair Ted Kassinger. The ACIEP serves the U.S. Government in a solely advisory capacity, and provides advice concerning issues and challenges in international economic policy. The meeting will focus on key economic and commercial priorities for the Department. Subcommittee reports and discussions will be led by the Economic Empowerment in Strategic Regions Subcommittee, the Economic Sanctions Subcommittee, and the Investment Subcommittee. This meeting is open to public participation, though seating is limited. Entry to the building is controlled; to 13 15 14 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:40 Apr 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 obtain pre-clearance for entry, members of the public planning to attend should provide, by Monday, April 12, their name, professional affiliation, valid government-issued ID number (i.e., U.S. Government ID [agency], U.S. military ID [branch], passport [country], or drivers license [state]), date of birth, and citizenship to Sherry Booth by fax (202) 647–5936, e-mail (Boothsl@state.gov), or telephone (202) 647–0847. One of the following forms of valid photo identification will be required for admission to the State Department building: U.S. driver’s license, U. S. Government identification card, or any valid passport. Enter the Department of State from the C Street lobby. In view of escorting requirements, nonGovernment attendees should plan to arrive 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made to Sherry Booth prior to Thursday, April 8th. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill. For additional information, contact Senior Coordinator Nancy SmithNissley, Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, at (202) 647–1682 or SmithNissleyN@state.gov. Dated: March 29, 2010. Sandra E. Clark, Office Director, Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2010–7477 Filed 4–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary of Transportation Establishment of the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Establish the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee. AGENCY: On March 24, 2010, the Secretary of Transportation authorized the establishment of a Federal Advisory Committee to address aviation issues. The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) will present information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on ensuring the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry and its capability to address the evolving transportation needs, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00176 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 challenges, and opportunities of the global economy. The committee will consist of approximately 19 voting members. The committee will provide its recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation and will make them available to the public. The membership of the FAAC will be representative of the various stakeholders in the aviation industry. DATES: This charter will be effective 15 days after the posting of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christa Fornarotto, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation Office of Aviation and International Affairs, 202– 366–4551 or Aloha.Ley@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 12, 2009, the Secretary of Transportation convened a meeting of the aviation industry stakeholders. The Secretary solicited input from the attendees about identifying the most important issues currently facing the aviation industry. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the Department is publishing this notice to announce the Secretary’s intent to establish an advisory committee. The advisory committee’s objective will be to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary regarding the aviation issues identified in its charter. The advisory committee is expected to meet at least four times during this year to carry out its duties. Meetings of subcommittees or work groups may occur more frequently. Members of the public may review the draft charter for FAAC at http://www.regulations.gov in docket number DOT–OST–2010–0074. Issued the 26th day of March, 2010, in Washington, DC. Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation. [FR Doc. 2010–7440 Filed 4–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Ex Parte No. 558 (Sub-No. 13)] Railroad Cost of Capital—2009 AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Notice of decision instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry’s 2009 cost of capital. SUMMARY: The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 63 / Friday, April 2, 2010 / Notices industry’s cost of capital for 2009. The decision solicits comments on the following narrow issues: (1) The railroads’ 2009 current cost of debt capital; (2) the railroads’ 2009 current cost of preferred equity capital (if any); (3) the railroads’ 2009 cost of common equity capital; (4) how the change in BNSF Railway Company’s (BNSF’s) share prices from November 2009 through December 2009, following the announcement of BNSF’s acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., should be considered in calculating the 2009 cost of common equity capital; and (5) the 2009 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a market value basis. Comments should focus on the various cost of capital components listed above using the same methodology followed in Railroad Cost of Capital—2008, Ex Parte No. 558 (SubNo. 12) (STB served Sept. 25, 2009). DATES: Notices of intent to participate are due by April 16, 2010. Statements of the railroads are due by May 17, 2010. Statements of other interested persons are due by June 15, 2010. Rebuttal statements by the railroads are due by July 15, 2010. Comments may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing system 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 (SubNo. 13), 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245–0333. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] The Board’s decision is posted on the Board’s Web site, http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Board’s Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0235. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at 1–800–877–8339. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 10704(a). Decided: March 29, 2010. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:40 Apr 01, 2010 Jkt 220001 By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Nottingham. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2010–7411 Filed 4–1–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation (NHTSA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period was published on June 22, 2009. This is a request for a new collection. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 3, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments within 30 days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: NHTSA Desk Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Mary Versailles, Office of Rulemaking, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–0846. For legal issues: Ms. Sarah Alves, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–2992. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), a person is not required to respond to a collection of information by a Federal agency unless the collection displays a valid OMB control number. The final rule establishes a new consumer information program at 49 CFR Part 575.106, Tire fuel efficiency consumer information program. Tire manufacturers would provide data to NHTSA under a reporting requirement. PO 00000 Frm 00177 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16895 For this new regulation, NHTSA is submitting to OMB a request for approval of the following collection of information. In compliance with the PRA, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to OMB for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. This is a request for a new collection. Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Title: 49 CFR Part 575.106, Tire fuel efficiency consumer information program. Type of Request: New collection. OMB Clearance Number: Not assigned. Form Number: The collection of this information will not use any standard forms. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the date of approval. Summary of the Collection of Information NHTSA is adding a new requirement in Part 575 which would require tire manufacturers and tire brand name owners to rate all replacement passenger car tires for fuel efficiency (i.e., rolling resistance), safety (i.e., wet traction), and durability (i.e., treadwear), and submit reports to NHTSA regarding the ratings. The ratings for safety and durability are based on test procedures specified under the UTQGS traction and treadwear ratings requirements. This information would be used by consumers of replacement passenger car tires to compare tire fuel efficiency across different tires and examine any tradeoffs between fuel efficiency (i.e., rolling resistance), safety (i.e., wet traction), and durability (i.e., treadwear) in making their purchase decisions. Description of the Need for the Information and Use of the Information NHTSA needs the information to provide consumers information to allow them to compare tire fuel efficiency across different tires and examine any tradeoffs between fuel efficiency (i.e., rolling resistance), safety (i.e., wet traction), and durability (i.e., treadwear) in making their purchase decisions. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information) There are approximately 28 manufacturers of replacement tires sold in the United States who would be required to report annually. E:\FR\FM\02APN1.SGM 02APN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 63 (Friday, April 2, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16894-16895]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7411]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 558 (Sub-No. 13)]


Railroad Cost of Capital--2009

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of decision instituting a proceeding to determine the 
railroad industry's 2009 cost of capital.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the 
railroad

[[Page 16895]]

industry's cost of capital for 2009. The decision solicits comments on 
the following narrow issues: (1) The railroads' 2009 current cost of 
debt capital; (2) the railroads' 2009 current cost of preferred equity 
capital (if any); (3) the railroads' 2009 cost of common equity 
capital; (4) how the change in BNSF Railway Company's (BNSF's) share 
prices from November 2009 through December 2009, following the 
announcement of BNSF's acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., should 
be considered in calculating the 2009 cost of common equity capital; 
and (5) the 2009 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a 
market value basis. Comments should focus on the various cost of 
capital components listed above using the same methodology followed in 
Railroad Cost of Capital--2008, Ex Parte No. 558 (Sub-No. 12) (STB 
served Sept. 25, 2009).

DATES: Notices of intent to participate are due by April 16, 2010. 
Statements of the railroads are due by May 17, 2010. Statements of 
other interested persons are due by June 15, 2010. Rebuttal statements 
by the railroads are due by July 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted either via the Board's e-filing 
system 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. 13), 
395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245-0333. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board's decision is posted on the 
Board's Web site, http://www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be 
purchased by contacting the Board's Office of Public Assistance, 
Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245-0235. Assistance for 
the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at 1-800-877-8339.
    This 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: March 29, 2010.

    By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and 
Commissioner Nottingham.
Kulunie L. Cannon,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2010-7411 Filed 4-1-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P