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-----------------------------***----------------------------- >From the Surface Transportation Board, Washington, D.C. -----------------------------***----------------------------- The Surface Transportation Board today provided a schedule of speakers' appearances and their time allocations for the Board's August 21, 2008 public hearing, in Eugene, Oregon, in two railroad proceedings currently before the Board. One proceeding involves an application by the Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc. (CORP) to abandon and discontinue railroad service over portions of a railroad line known as the Coos Bay Subdivision. The other proceeding concerns a separate application by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay that instead would force CORP to sell those same portions of the line, as well as an additional line segment, to the Port. The Thursday, August 21, 2008, public hearing will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2200 (the Jury Assembly Room) of the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse, 405 East Eighth Avenue, Eugene, Oregon. The 9:30 a.m. hearing will follow an 8:15-9:15 a.m. public-information session, conducted by Board staff, during which the staff will discuss, and answer questions regarding, procedures used by the Board in processing abandonment cases and forced-sale cases. The public information session will be held in Room 1702 (the GSA Conference Room) of the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse from 8:15–9:15 a.m. The Board most recently announced details of the public hearing in a decision in the abandonment proceeding, entitled Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc.—Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service—in Coos, Douglas, and Lane Counties, OR, STB Docket No. AB-515 (Sub-No. 2), and in a decision in the forced-sale proceeding, entitled Oregon International Port of Coos Bay—Feeder Line Application—Coos Bay Line of the Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 35160, on August 1, 2008. The schedule of speakers' appearances and time allocations was provided in a decision issued today, August 15, 2008, in STB Docket No. AB-515 (Sub-No. 2) and STB Finance Docket No. 35160( http://www.stb.dot.gov/decisions/readingroom.nsf/WebDecisionID/39295?OpenDocument ) . The schedule also is available for viewing and downloading via the agency's Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov, and as an Attachment to this news release. The Board will videotape the hearing and soon afterward make it available digitally via the STB's Web site, at http://www.stb.dot.gov, under " Information Center"/"Webcast"/"Past Meetings" on the agency's home page. ### ATTACHMENT (speakers' list) ______________________ Attachment Surface Transportation Board Public Hearing STB Docket No. AB-515 (Sub-No. 2) and STB Finance Docket No. 35160 August 21, 2008 SCHEDULE OF APPEARANCES Party / Time Allotted (minutes) Panel I(A): Government The Honorable Theodore R. Kulongoski Governor, State of Oregon / 15 The Honorable Peter A. DeFazio U.S. House of Representatives / 15 Panel I(B): Government The Honorable Floyd Prozanski Oregon State Senate / 5 The Honorable Joanne Verger Oregon State Senate / 5 The Honorable Jeff Kruse Oregon State Senate / 5 The Honorable Susan Morgan Oregon House of Representatives / 5 The Honorable Bruce Hanna Oregon House of Representatives / 5 The Honorable Arnold Roblan Oregon House of Representatives / 5 Panel I(C): Government Coquille Indian Tribe Tom Younker / 5 Oregon Department of State Lands Louise Solliday, Director / 3 Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Keith N. Anderson / 5 Panel I(D): Government Faye Stewart Board Chairman, Lane County / 5 Bill Fleenor Commissioner, Lane County / 5 Doug Robertson Commissioner, Douglas County / 5 Charles Freeman City Manager, City of Coos Bay / 5 John S. Griffith Chair, Coos County Board of Commissioners / 5 Panel II: Carrier Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad Paul Lundberg, Terence M. Hynes / 15 Panel III: Feeder Line Applicant Oregon International Port of Coos Bay David Kronsteiner, Catherine McKeown, Jeffrey Bishop / 15 Panel IV (A): Shippers and Other Businesses Coos Siskiyou Shippers Coalition/Roseburg Forest Products Allyn Ford and Andy Jeffers / 5 Southport Forest Products / 5 Jason Smith / 5 Oregon Western Lumber Paul Dailey / 5 Menasha Forest Products Corporation Scott Starkey / 5 Plum Creek Timber Joel A. Nelson / 5 Panel IV (B): Shippers and Other Businesses American Bridge Manufacturing Fred Jacquot / 5 Chambers Plumbing & Heating John S. Chambers / 5 Danish Dairy Carl Foster, Dennie Wheeler / 5 H & S Construction Railroad and Salvage John Gomes, III / 5 Panel IV (C): Shippers and Other Businesses Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce Dave Hauser, Terry Connolly / 5 Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Timm Slater / 4 Port of Umpqua Charmaine Vitek / 3 Abel Insurance Agency Harry Abel Jr. / 2 Southwestern Oregon Community College Dr. Judith Hansen / 5 Panel V(A): Citizens & Community Groups Oregon Chapter of Sierra Club Robin Hartmann / 5 Friends of New and Sustainable Industry Jon A. Barton / 5 Citizens Against LNG Jody McCaffree, Timothy Singler, Mhaire Merryman / 5 O.C.E.A.N. of Oregon Steve D. Jones / 5 Panel V(B): Citizens & Community Groups North Bend School District BJ Hollensteiner / 5 State Rail Planner (Retired) Edward Immel / 5 Nancy Nichols / 2 Timothy A. Larkins / 3 ### -----------------------------***----------------------------- If you have received this e-mail in error or wish to unsubscribe from STB News, please send an e-mail message to stbnewslistserver@xxxxxxxxxxx and place "unsubscribe stbnews" as the body of the message.
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