Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy, 72752-72753 [2011-30347]

Download as PDF 72752 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2011 / Notices Issued on: November 18, 2011. Lori Summers, Director, Office of Crashworthiness Standards. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot. gov. [FR Doc. 2011–30389 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35095] Alaska Railroad Corporation— Construction and Operation Exemption—A Rail Line Extension to Port MacKenzie, AK AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Begeman, and Commissioner Mulvey. Commissioner Mulvey dissented with a separate expression. Decided: November 17, 2011. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–30346 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTION DOT. Surface Transportation Board Notice of construction and operation exemption. [STB Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 2)] ACTION: The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) to construct and operate an approximately 35-mile rail line connecting the Port MacKenzie District in south-central Alaska to a point on ARRC’s existing main line near Houston, Alaska. The rail line would provide freight services between Port MacKenzie and the interior of Alaska and would support Port MacKenzie’s continuing development as an intermodal and bulk material resources export and import facility. This exemption is subject to environmental mitigation conditions and the condition that ARRC build the route designated as environmentally preferable. DATES: The exemption will be effective on December 21, 2011; petitions for reconsideration must be filed by December 12, 2011. ADDRESSES: An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35095, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, 1 copy of each filing in this proceeding must be served on petitioner’s representative: Kathryn Kusske Floyd, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 1801 K Street NW., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Farr, (202) 245–0359. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: 1– (800) 877–8339. Copies of written comments will be available for viewing and self-copying at the Board’s Public Docket Room, Room 131, and will be posted to the Board’s Web site. wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:31 Nov 23, 2011 Jkt 226001 Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Notice of vacancy on Federal advisory committee and solicitation of nominations. ACTION: The Surface Transportation Board (Board), hereby gives notice of a vacancy on the Board’s Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee for a representative of a state- or municipally-owned electric utility. The Board is soliciting suggestions for candidates to fill that vacancy. DATES: Suggestions of candidates for membership on RETAC are due December 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Suggestions may be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and otherwise 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 Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 2), 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman at (202) 245–0386. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– (800) 877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, created by Congress in 1996 to take over many of the functions previously performed by the Interstate Commerce Commission, exercises broad authority over transportation by rail carriers, including regulation of railroad SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rates and service (49 U.S.C. 10701– 10747, 11101–11124), as well as the construction, acquisition, operation, and abandonment of rail lines (49 U.S.C. 10901–10907) and railroad line sales, consolidations, mergers, and common control arrangements (49 U.S.C. 10902, 11323–11327). In 2007, the Board established RETAC as a Federal advisory committee consisting of a balanced cross-section of energy and rail industry stakeholders to provide independent, candid policy advice to the Board and to foster open, effective communication among the affected interests on issues such as rail performance, capacity constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. RETAC operates subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. RETAC’s membership is balanced and representative of interested and affected parties, consisting of not less than: 5 representatives from the Class I railroads, 3 representatives from Class II and III railroads, 3 representatives from coal producers, 5 representatives from electric utilities (including at least 1 rural electric cooperative and 1 state- or municipally-owned utility), 4 representatives from biofuel refiners, processors, or distributors, or biofuel feedstock growers or providers, and 2 representatives from private car owners, car lessors, or car manufacturers. RETAC may also include up to 3 members with relevant experience but not necessarily affiliated with one of the aforementioned industries or sectors. Members are selected by the Chairman of the Board with the concurrence of a majority of the Board. The Chairman of the Board may invite representatives from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Transportation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to serve on RETAC in advisory capacities as ex officio (nonvoting) members, and the 3 members of the Board serve as ex officio members of the Committee as well. RETAC meets at least twice per year. Meetings are generally held at the Board’s headquarters in Washington, DC, but may be held in other locations. Members of RETAC serve without compensation and without reimbursement of travel expenses unless reimbursement of such expenses is authorized in advance by the Board’s Managing Director. RETAC members appointed or reappointed after June 18, 2010, are prohibited from serving as federally registered lobbyists during their RETAC term. 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Please note that submissions will be available to the public at the Board’s offices and posted on the Board’s Web site under Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 2). This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 49 U.S.C. 11101; 49 U.S.C. 11121. Decided: November 21, 2011. By the Board. Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–30347 Filed 11–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–07–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES November 21, 2011. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following public information collection requirements to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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[FR Doc No: 2011-30347]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 2)]


Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of vacancy on Federal advisory committee and 
solicitation of nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board), hereby gives notice 
of a vacancy on the Board's Rail Energy Transportation Advisory 
Committee for a representative of a state- or municipally-owned 
electric utility. The Board is soliciting suggestions for candidates to 
fill that vacancy.

DATES: Suggestions of candidates for membership on RETAC are due 
December 21, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Suggestions may be submitted either via the Board's e-filing 
format or in the traditional paper format. Any person using e-filing 
should attach a document and otherwise 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 Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 2), 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman at (202) 245-0386. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-(800) 877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, created by Congress in 1996 to 
take over many of the functions previously performed by the Interstate 
Commerce Commission, exercises broad authority over transportation by 
rail carriers, including regulation of railroad rates and service (49 
U.S.C. 10701-10747, 11101-11124), as well as the construction, 
acquisition, operation, and abandonment of rail lines (49 U.S.C. 10901-
10907) and railroad line sales, consolidations, mergers, and common 
control arrangements (49 U.S.C. 10902, 11323-11327).
    In 2007, the Board established RETAC as a Federal advisory 
committee consisting of a balanced cross-section of energy and rail 
industry stakeholders to provide independent, candid policy advice to 
the Board and to foster open, effective communication among the 
affected interests on issues such as rail performance, capacity 
constraints, infrastructure planning and development, and effective 
coordination among suppliers, carriers, and users of energy resources. 
RETAC operates subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    RETAC's membership is balanced and representative of interested and 
affected parties, consisting of not less than: 5 representatives from 
the Class I railroads, 3 representatives from Class II and III 
railroads, 3 representatives from coal producers, 5 representatives 
from electric utilities (including at least 1 rural electric 
cooperative and 1 state- or municipally-owned utility), 4 
representatives from biofuel refiners, processors, or distributors, or 
biofuel feedstock growers or providers, and 2 representatives from 
private car owners, car lessors, or car manufacturers. RETAC may also 
include up to 3 members with relevant experience but not necessarily 
affiliated with one of the aforementioned industries or sectors. 
Members are selected by the Chairman of the Board with the concurrence 
of a majority of the Board. The Chairman of the Board may invite 
representatives from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy and 
Transportation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to serve on 
RETAC in advisory capacities as ex officio (non-voting) members, and 
the 3 members of the Board serve as ex officio members of the Committee 
as well.
    RETAC meets at least twice per year. Meetings are generally held at 
the Board's headquarters in Washington, DC, but may be held in other 
locations. Members of RETAC serve without compensation and without 
reimbursement of travel expenses unless reimbursement of such expenses 
is authorized in advance by the Board's Managing Director. RETAC 
members appointed or reappointed after June 18, 2010, are prohibited 
from serving as federally registered lobbyists during their RETAC term.

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    One vacancy currently exists on RETAC for a representative of a 
state- or municipally-owned electric utility to complete the remainder 
of a 3-year term ending September 30, 2012. (Under the RETAC Charter, 
once appointed, RETAC members may be reappointed by the Chairman of the 
Board.) Suggestions for a representative to fill this vacancy should be 
submitted in letter form and should include: (1) The name of the 
candidate, (2) the interest the candidate will represent, (3) a summary 
of the candidate's experience and qualifications for the position, (4) 
a representation that the candidate is willing to serve as a member of 
RETAC, and (5) a representation that the candidate is not a federally 
registered lobbyist. Suggestions for candidates for membership on RETAC 
should be filed with the Board by December 21, 2011. Please note that 
submissions will be available to the public at the Board's offices and 
posted on the Board's Web site under Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 2).
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

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

    Decided: November 21, 2011.

    By the Board.
Joseph H. Dettmar,
Acting Director, Office of Proceedings.
Raina S. White,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2011-30347 Filed 11-23-11; 8:45 am]
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