Railroad Cost of Capital-2014, 8946 [2015-03430]

Download as PDF 8946 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 33 / Thursday, February 19, 2015 / Notices Applicaton No. Applicant Reason for delay 11860–R ...... GATX Corporation, Chicago, IL ..................................................................................................... BILLING CODE 4910–60–M By the Board, Acting Chairman Miller and Vice Chairman Begeman. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2015–03501 Filed 2–18–15; 8:45 am] Surface Transportation Board BILLING CODE 4915–01–P [FR Doc. 2015–02986 Filed 2–18–15; 8:45 am] [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 4)] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures— Productivity Adjustment Surface Transportation Board Surface Transportation Board, [Docket No. EP 558 (Sub-No. 18)] AGENCY: DOT. Proposed railroad cost recovery procedures productivity adjustment. ACTION: In a decision served on February 13, 2015, we proposed to adopt 1.007 (0.7% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 2009–2013 (5-year) averaging period. This value represents a decrease of 0.3% from the average for the 2008–2012 period. The Board’s February 13, 2015 decision in this proceeding 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, 2015. DATES: The productivity adjustment is effective March 1, 2015. Comments are due by February 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to Docket No. EP 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, (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site at 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) 245–0236. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877–8339. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Decided: February 12, 2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 Railroad Cost of Capital—2014 AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Notice of decision instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry’s 2014 cost of capital. ACTION: The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry’s cost of capital for 2014. The decision solicits comments on the following issues: (1) The railroads’ 2014 current cost of debt capital; (2) the railroads’ 2014 current cost of preferred equity capital (if any); (3) the railroads’ 2014 cost of common equity capital; and (4) the 2014 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—2013, EP 558 (Sub-No. 17) (STB served July 31, 2014). DATES: Notices of intent to participate are due by March 30, 2015. Statements of the railroads are due by April 20, 2015. Statements of other interested persons are due by May 11, 2015. Rebuttal statements by the railroads are due by June 1, 2015. 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: Docket No. EP 558 (SubNo. 18), 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated date of completion 4 02–28–2015 Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (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) 245–0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (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: February 11, 2015. By the Board, Acting Chairman Miller and Vice Chairman Begeman. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–03430 Filed 2–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Departmental Offices; Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, on behalf of itself and the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a new proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The BEP has requested and received approval for a generic clearance to conduct conference studies and focus groups. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 33 (Thursday, February 19, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. EP 558 (Sub-No. 18)]


Railroad Cost of Capital--2014

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of decision instituting a proceeding to determine the 
railroad industry's 2014 cost of capital.

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SUMMARY: The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the 
railroad industry's cost of capital for 2014. The decision solicits 
comments on the following issues: (1) The railroads' 2014 current cost 
of debt capital; (2) the railroads' 2014 current cost of preferred 
equity capital (if any); (3) the railroads' 2014 cost of common equity 
capital; and (4) the 2014 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--2013, EP 558 (Sub-No. 17) (STB 
served July 31, 2014).

DATES: Notices of intent to participate are due by March 30, 2015. 
Statements of the railroads are due by April 20, 2015. Statements of 
other interested persons are due by May 11, 2015. Rebuttal statements 
by the railroads are due by June 1, 2015.

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: Docket No. EP 558 (Sub-No. 18), 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 (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) 245-0238. Assistance for 
the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (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: February 11, 2015.

    By the Board, Acting Chairman Miller and Vice Chairman Begeman.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2015-03430 Filed 2-18-15; 8:45 am]
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