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Download as PDF 67334 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2019 / Notices • Respondents: Implementing partners of ECA grants and cooperative agreements. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. • Estimated Number of Responses: 250 per year (most respondents report on a semi-annual basis; though there are some that will report more frequently). • Average Time per Response: 20 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 5,000 hours per year. • Frequency: At least twice per year. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. 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[FR Doc. 2019–26436 Filed 12–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 730 (Sub-No. 1)] Roster of Arbitrators—Annual Update Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 11708, the Board’s regulations establish a voluntary and binding arbitration process to resolve rail rate and practice complaints that are subject to the Board’s jurisdiction. Section 11708(f) provides that, unless parties otherwise agree, an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators shall be selected from a roster maintained by the Board. Accordingly, the Board’s rules establish a process for creating and maintaining a roster of arbitrators. 49 CFR 1108.6(b). The Board most recently updated its roster of arbitrators by decision served March 28, 2019. The roster is published on the Board’s website at https:// www.stb.gov/ (click the ‘‘Resources’’ tab and select ‘‘Litigation Alternatives’’ from the drop down menu). Under 49 CFR 1108.6(b), the Board is to update the roster of arbitrators annually. Accordingly, the Board is now requesting the names and qualifications of new arbitrators who wish to be placed on the roster. Current arbitrators who wish to remain on the roster must notify the Board of their continued availability and confirm that the biographical information on file with the Board remains accurate and if not, provide any necessary updates. Arbitrators who do not confirm their continued availability will be removed from the roster. This decision will be served on all current arbitrators. Any person who wishes to be added to the roster should file an application describing his or her experience with rail transportation and economic regulation, as well as professional or business experience, including agriculture, in the private sector. Each applicant should also describe his or her training in dispute resolution and/or experience in arbitration or other forms of dispute resolution, including the number of years of experience. Lastly, the applicant should provide his or her contact information and fees. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All comments—including filings from new applicants, updates to existing arbitrator information, and confirmations of continued availability—should be submitted by January 14, 2020.1 The Board will assess each new applicant’s qualifications to determine which individuals can ably serve as arbitrators based on the criteria established under 49 CFR 1108.6(b). The Board will then establish an updated roster of arbitrators by no-objection vote. The roster will include a brief biographical sketch of each arbitrator, including information such as background, area(s) of expertise, arbitration experience, and geographical location, as well as contact information and fees. The roster will be published on the Board’s website. It is ordered: 1. Applications from persons interested in being added to the Board’s roster of arbitrators, and confirmations of continued availability (with updates, if any, to existing arbitrator information) from persons currently on the arbitration roster, are due by January 14, 2020. 2. This decision will be served on all current arbitrators and published in the Federal Register. 3. This decision is effective on the date of service. Decided: December 3, 2019. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2019–26489 Filed 12–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Closure of Airport; Orange City Municipal Airport, Orange City, Iowa, Friday, January 31, 2020 Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of permanent closure. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received written notice, dated September 6, 2019, from the City of Orange City advising that on January 31, 2020, it was permanently closing Orange City Municipal Airport (ORC), Orange City, Iowa; the notice was in excess of 30 days before the closure. The FAA hereby publishes the SUMMARY: 1 Persons who have informally indicated an interest in being included on the arbitrator roster (e.g., correspondence to Board members) should submit a comment pursuant to this decision. E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. EP 730 (Sub-No. 1)]


Roster of Arbitrators--Annual Update

    Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 11708, the Board's regulations establish a 
voluntary and binding arbitration process to resolve rail rate and 
practice complaints that are subject to the Board's jurisdiction. 
Section 11708(f) provides that, unless parties otherwise agree, an 
arbitrator or panel of arbitrators shall be selected from a roster 
maintained by the Board. Accordingly, the Board's rules establish a 
process for creating and maintaining a roster of arbitrators. 49 CFR 
1108.6(b).
    The Board most recently updated its roster of arbitrators by 
decision served March 28, 2019. The roster is published on the Board's 
website at https://www.stb.gov/ (click the ``Resources'' tab and select 
``Litigation Alternatives'' from the drop down menu).
    Under 49 CFR 1108.6(b), the Board is to update the roster of 
arbitrators annually. Accordingly, the Board is now requesting the 
names and qualifications of new arbitrators who wish to be placed on 
the roster. Current arbitrators who wish to remain on the roster must 
notify the Board of their continued availability and confirm that the 
biographical information on file with the Board remains accurate and if 
not, provide any necessary updates. Arbitrators who do not confirm 
their continued availability will be removed from the roster. This 
decision will be served on all current arbitrators.
    Any person who wishes to be added to the roster should file an 
application describing his or her experience with rail transportation 
and economic regulation, as well as professional or business 
experience, including agriculture, in the private sector. Each 
applicant should also describe his or her training in dispute 
resolution and/or experience in arbitration or other forms of dispute 
resolution, including the number of years of experience. Lastly, the 
applicant should provide his or her contact information and fees.
    All comments--including filings from new applicants, updates to 
existing arbitrator information, and confirmations of continued 
availability--should be submitted by January 14, 2020.\1\ The Board 
will assess each new applicant's qualifications to determine which 
individuals can ably serve as arbitrators based on the criteria 
established under 49 CFR 1108.6(b). The Board will then establish an 
updated roster of arbitrators by no-objection vote. The roster will 
include a brief biographical sketch of each arbitrator, including 
information such as background, area(s) of expertise, arbitration 
experience, and geographical location, as well as contact information 
and fees. The roster will be published on the Board's website.
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    \1\ Persons who have informally indicated an interest in being 
included on the arbitrator roster (e.g., correspondence to Board 
members) should submit a comment pursuant to this decision.
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    It is ordered:
    1. Applications from persons interested in being added to the 
Board's roster of arbitrators, and confirmations of continued 
availability (with updates, if any, to existing arbitrator information) 
from persons currently on the arbitration roster, are due by January 
14, 2020.
    2. This decision will be served on all current arbitrators and 
published in the Federal Register.
    3. This decision is effective on the date of service.

    Decided: December 3, 2019.

    By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2019-26489 Filed 12-6-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4915-01-P