B-147910, MAR. 7, 1962

B-147910: Mar 7, 1962

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TO THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 3. WE HAVE RECONSIDERED A SAMPLING OF THE SETTLEMENTS IN THE LIGHT OF THE DECISION OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS IN WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. WE HAVE TODAY INSTRUCTED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION TO TREAT YOUR LETTERS AS SUPPLEMENTAL BILLS TO BE ALLOWED. YOU WILL BE ADVISED OF THE SETTLEMENT ACTION TAKEN IN DUE COURSE.

B-147910, MAR. 7, 1962

TO THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JANUARY 3, 1962, FILE YG 85-D -214289-19, AND APPROXIMATELY 110 SIMILAR LETTERS IN EFFECT REQUESTING REVIEW OF VARIOUS SETTLEMENTS MADE IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSPORTATION OF LANDING MATS.

WE HAVE RECONSIDERED A SAMPLING OF THE SETTLEMENTS IN THE LIGHT OF THE DECISION OF THE COURT OF CLAIMS IN WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. V. UNITED STATES, CT.CL. 82-55, DATED JUNE 8, 1960, CONCERNING (1) THE MATTER OF THE FIVE CENTS PER 100 POUNDS PORT SERVICE CHARGE AS PROVIDED IN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS SECTION 22 QUOTATION NO. 64-B, AND (2) THE QUESTION OF WHETHER MAXIMUM OR GENERAL RATE INCREASES APPLY TO THE INVOLVED RATES.

WE HAVE TODAY INSTRUCTED OUR TRANSPORTATION DIVISION TO TREAT YOUR LETTERS AS SUPPLEMENTAL BILLS TO BE ALLOWED, IF OTHERWISE PROPER, ON THE BASIS OF THE CITED COURT DECISION. YOU WILL BE ADVISED OF THE SETTLEMENT ACTION TAKEN IN DUE COURSE.