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STB RIN: 2140-AB20 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Western Coal Traffic League Rulemaking Proceeding to Abolish the Use of the Multi-Stage Discounted Cash Flow Model in Determining the Railroad Industry's Cost of Capital, EP 664 (Sub-No. 2) 

The Board instituted a proceeding to address how it calculates the railroad industry's cost of equity capital, in response to a request that the Agency abolish the use of the multi-stage discounted cash flow model in making that calculation.

Agency: Surface Transportation Board(STB)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Case Opened  12/20/2013 
Opening Comment Period End  09/05/2014 
Reply Comment Period End  11/04/2014 
Public Hearing  07/22/2015  80 FR 27281   
Public Hearing  07/23/2015  80 FR 27281   
Next Action  10/31/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William J. Brennan
Director, Office of Economics
Surface Transportation Board
395 E Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20423-0001
Phone:202 245-0321

Amy Ziehm
Branch Chief, Office of Proceedings
Surface Transportation Board
395 E Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20423-0001
Phone:202 245-0391