Roster of Arbitrators-Annual Update, 73841 [2021-28153]

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[FR Doc. 2021–28186 Filed 12–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 730 (Sub-No. 1)] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 February 23, 2021. The roster is published on the Board’s website at www.stb.gov (click the ‘‘Resources’’ tab, select ‘‘Litigation Alternatives’’ from the dropdown menu, and then click on the ‘‘Arbitration’’ link). As provided under 49 CFR 1108.6(b), the Board updates 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 that describes the applicant’s experience with rail transportation and economic regulation, as well as professional or business experience, including agriculture, in the private sector. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:45 Dec 27, 2021 Jkt 256001 submission should also describe the applicant’s training in dispute resolution and/or experience in arbitration or other forms of dispute resolution, including the number of years of experience. Lastly, the submission should provide the applicant’s contact information and information on fees. All comments—including filings from new applicants, updates to existing arbitrator information, and confirmations of continued availability—should be submitted via efiling on the Board’s website by January 21, 2022. 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 21, 2022. 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 21, 2021. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. 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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 February 23, 2021. The roster is published on the 
Board's website at www.stb.gov (click the ``Resources'' tab, select 
``Litigation Alternatives'' from the dropdown menu, and then click on 
the ``Arbitration'' link).
    As provided under 49 CFR 1108.6(b), the Board updates 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 that describes the applicant's experience with rail 
transportation and economic regulation, as well as professional or 
business experience, including agriculture, in the private sector. The 
submission should also describe the applicant's training in dispute 
resolution and/or experience in arbitration or other forms of dispute 
resolution, including the number of years of experience. Lastly, the 
submission should provide the applicant's contact information and 
information on fees.
    All comments--including filings from new applicants, updates to 
existing arbitrator information, and confirmations of continued 
availability--should be submitted via e-filing on the Board's website 
by January 21, 2022. 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 
21, 2022.
    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 21, 2021.

    By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Tammy Lowery,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2021-28153 Filed 12-27-21; 8:45 am]
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