Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00400 -- Oral Comment at Public Meeting 

Received: 12/3/2020 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Karen Headland
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Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
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Submission Text
Thank you, Jennifer.· Can you hear me?

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Thank you.· And I want to thank Mr. Wayland for an excellent presentation. I have two questions.· And by way of background, I'm a former chief counsel and deputy administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration during the Obama administration.

My first question -- and I'll give you the both of the questions.· The first question is:· Why was FRA not a cooperating agency for the DEIS?

The second question is a little longer. And that is:· It has been reported that the Uinta Basin
Railway is negotiating to acquire -- acquire rights in the Union Pacific line currently unused between Dotsero and Pueblo.· That line is actually shown on one of the maps in the DEIS.

Do you -- are you aware of what the status of those negotiations are?· And why was that route not considered when you looked at down rail impacts?

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No.· Not at all.· Thank you.