Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy, 64291-64292 [2013-25317]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2013 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES improper cross-subsidy and whether the Board should apply a new cross-subsidy test proposed by UP to replace the Board’s existing test. Parties should focus their argument on the crosssubsidy issues in addition to any other issues they consider important. By November 7, 2013, each party shall submit to the Board the name of the counsel who will be presenting argument, and the name of the party counsel will be representing. IPA shall have 20 minutes to present its argument, and UP shall have 20 minutes to present its argument. IPA, in its filing, shall address the requested time reserved for rebuttal, if any. Counsel for the parties shall check in with Board staff in the hearing room prior to the argument. 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VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:52 Oct 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 The Board’s hearing room complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and persons needing such accommodations should call (202) 245– 0245 by the close of business on November 13, 2013. For further information regarding the oral argument, contact Jonathon Binet, (202) 245–0368. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. It is ordered: 1. Oral argument in this proceeding will be held on November 14, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in the Surface Transportation Board Hearing Room, at 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC, as described above. 2. By November 7, 2013, the participants shall submit to the Board the names of the counsel who will be presenting argument and the name of the party counsel will be representing. IPA and UP, in their filings, also shall advise the Board how they choose to divide their time and address the requested time reserved for rebuttal, if any. 3. This decision is effective on the date of service. Decided: October 22, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–25340 Filed 10–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. EP 670 (Sub–No. 2)] Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy Surface Transportation Board. Notice of vacancy on federal advisory committee and solicitation of nominations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice of one vacancy on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC) for a representative of an electric utility. The Board is soliciting suggestions from the public for a candidate to fill this vacancy. DATES: Suggestions for a candidate for membership on RETAC are due November 27, 2013. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64291 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: Docket No. EP 670 (SubNo. 2), 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael H. Higgins at 202–245–0284. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, established by Congress in 1996 to assume 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, 5 U.S.C. app. 2. RETAC’s membership is balanced and representative of interested and affected parties, consisting of not less than: Five representatives from the Class I railroads; three representatives from Class II and III railroads; three representatives from coal producers; five representatives from electric utilities (including at least one rural electric cooperative and one state- or municipally-owned utility); four representatives from biofuel refiners, processors, or distributors, or biofuel feedstock growers or providers; one representative of the petroleum shipping industry; and two representatives from private car owners, car lessors, or car manufacturers. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 64292 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2013 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RETAC may also include up to two 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 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. The three members of the Board serve as ex officio members of the Committee. 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. The Board is soliciting nominations for a candidate to fill one vacancy on RETAC for a representative from an electric utility for a three-year term ending September 30, 2016. Nominations for a candidate 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 a candidate for membership on RETAC should be filed with the Board by November 27, 2013. 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: October 22, 2013. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–25317 Filed 10–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:52 Oct 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Qualified Issuer Application, the Guarantee Application, and the Secondary Loan Requirements for the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Bond Guarantee Program. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 27, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Lisa Jones, CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Manager, at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20020 by email to bgp@ cdfi.treas.gov or by facsimile to (202) 508–0083. Please note this is not a toll free number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The applications for the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, as well as the Secondary Loan Requirements, may be obtained from the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program page of the CDFI Fund’s Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to Lisa Jones, CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Manager, at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20020 by email to bgp@cdfi.treas.gov or by facsimile to (202) 508–0083. Please note this is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Qualified Issuer Application, Guarantee Application, and Secondary Loan Requirements. OMB Number: 1559–0044. Abstract: The purpose of the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program is to support CDFI lending by providing Guarantees SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for Bonds issued by Qualified Issuers as part of a Bond Issue for Eligible Community or Economic Development Purposes. The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program provides CDFIs with a new source of long-term capital and further the mission of the CDFI Fund to increase economic opportunity and promote community development investments for underserved populations and distressed communities in the United States. The CDFI Fund achieves its mission by promoting access to capital and local economic growth by investing in, supporting, and training CDFIs. Under the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, an applicant apply to be approved as a Qualified Issuer (QI) by completing and submitting the Qualified Issuer Application (QI Application). A Qualified Issuer must submit a Guarantee Application in order to be approved for a Guarantee under the program. Applicants are required to provide financial and program related information and, subject to approval, will enter into agreements that require the collection of reports that will be used for credit underwriting, compliance monitoring and program evaluation purposes. The application information is required in order for program management to evaluate an applicant’s capacity to effectively execute its obligations under the Bond Documents. Compliance with the Secondary Loan Requirements is required for an Eligible CDFI to make a Secondary Loan through the program. It is by attesting to the Secondary Loan Requirements that the Eligible CDFI demonstrates and makes representations with regard to its organizational competence in the evaluation and underwriting of the operational and financial requirements of the proposed projects to which it desires to provide financial support using bond loan proceeds. Current Actions: Revision of a currently approved collection. Type of Review: Regular Review. Affected Public: Certified CDFIs and entities seeking to become Qualified Issuers. Estimated Number of Qualified Issuer Respondents: 20. Estimated Annual Time per Qualified Issuer Respondent: 240 hours. Estimated Number of Guarantee Application Respondents: 50. Estimated Annual Time per Guarantee Application Respondent: 50 hours. Estimated Number of Secondary Loan Requirement Respondents: 20. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 208 (Monday, October 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64291-64292]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25317]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

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


Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

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 one vacancy on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee 
(RETAC) for a representative of an electric utility. The Board is 
soliciting suggestions from the public for a candidate to fill this 
vacancy.

DATES: Suggestions for a candidate for membership on RETAC are due 
November 27, 2013.

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: 
Docket No. EP 670 (Sub-No. 2), 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-
0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael H. Higgins at 202-245-0284. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board, established by Congress in 1996 
to assume 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, 5 U.S.C. 
app. 2.
    RETAC's membership is balanced and representative of interested and 
affected parties, consisting of not less than: Five representatives 
from the Class I railroads; three representatives from Class II and III 
railroads; three representatives from coal producers; five 
representatives from electric utilities (including at least one rural 
electric cooperative and one state- or municipally-owned utility); four 
representatives from biofuel refiners, processors, or distributors, or 
biofuel feedstock growers or providers; one representative of the 
petroleum shipping industry; and two representatives from private car 
owners, car lessors, or car manufacturers.

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RETAC may also include up to two 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 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. The 
three members of the Board serve as ex officio members of the 
Committee.
    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.
    The Board is soliciting nominations for a candidate to fill one 
vacancy on RETAC for a representative from an electric utility for a 
three-year term ending September 30, 2016.
    Nominations for a candidate 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 a candidate for membership on 
RETAC should be filed with the Board by November 27, 2013. 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: October 22, 2013.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-25317 Filed 10-25-13; 8:45 am]
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