Railroad Cost of Capital-2006
The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry's cost of capital for 2006. The decision solicits comments on: (1) The railroads' 2006 current cost of debt capital; (2) the railroads' 2006 current cost of preferred stock equity capital (if any); (3) the railroads' 2006 cost of common stock equity capital; and (4) the 2006 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a market value basis.
Notice and Request for Comments
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an approval for the currently existing collection of Waybill Sample data. This information collection is described in detail below. Comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's request for OMB approval.