In response to questions from stakeholders regarding Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. Application for Authority to Construct and Operate a New Railroad Line, the STB prepared the “Final GLBT Summary” about the application and STB procedures for submitting public comments on GLBT's application. The “Final GLBT Summary” may also be found on this link on STB site, under "Items of Interest" GLBT Applies for Authority to Construct and Operate a New Railroad.
Under STB regulations, public comments must be filed within 35 days of the filing date of the application, so the deadline is June 5th. However, the STB may set different deadlines for filing comments and a request for an extension of time to submit public comments has already been filed by multiple opposition groups. (Farm Bureau Request for Extension and McFarland Request for Extension)
Stakeholders do not have to serve notice to everyone who submitted a public comment on the STB environmental review for the project. The Service List for the GLBT docket is on the STB's website, and you type in the docket FD 35952 on this link and it will generate the Service list.
Stakeholders may submit public comments to GLBT's application electronically on this link. There is a field to attach written comments.
On Tuesday, May 9th, the STB entered an order waiving the service of process requirement for individuals who submit comments to the STB on GLBT’s application.
COMMENTING PROCEDURE for GLBT APPLICATION for:
June 9, 2017- includes List of Share Holders
June 22, 2017- includes Financial Statements
STB ruled that GLBT’s application was incomplete and they ordered STB to submit supplemental information by June 22, 2017.
The deadlines imposed by the STB’s regulations for comments on the transportation merits of the application are tolled. The STB will issue a subsequent order IF GLBT submits the information requested by June 22, 2017 and then the STB will address the requests for an extension of time. Click here to read STB's Order.
STB entered an order waiving the service of process requirement for individuals who submit comments to the STB on GLBT’s application. Click here to read STB's Order.
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