Utility Business Issues

Issue Briefs:

Documents of Interest

  • APPA joined the Rail Customer Coalition on a letter in support of additional funding for the STB (6/23/2015)
  • APPA joined coalition letter to the STB concurring with the WCTL petition. (10/31/2014)
  • WCTL petition to the STB regarding rail congestion. (10/22/2014)
  • CFTC final rule exempting swaps with public power utilities from the $25 million swap dealer sub-threshold. (9/17/2014)
  • APPA joined coalition letter to the STB in  support of the their proceeding on rail shipper issues. (4-9-2014)
  • APPA joined coalition letter to Congressmen John Duncan (R-TN) and Jerry Nadler (D-NY) urging the Special Panel on Freight Transportation to consider shipper perspectives in their report on “Twenty-First Century Freight Transportation" (6/11/13)
  • The Consumer Federation of America, and the Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition, respectively, letters to House and Senate Agriculture Committees, supporting H.R. 1038, the Public Power Risk Management Act (5/17/13 & 5/1/13)
  • APPA joined coalition letter to the CFTC asking it to act on a petition, seeking broader relief from the $25 million sub threshold for transactions with "special entities" (12/19/13)
  • House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas letter to CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler regarding the special entity sub threshold in the CFTC’s final swap dealer rule (9/20/12)
  • APPA letter to Congress to extend the statutory deadline for the promulgation of derivative rules set forth in section 712 of the "Dodd-Frank Act" (3/25/11)
  • APPA letters to the House of Representatives and to the Senate, showing support of necessary funding to allow the CFTC to implement the Dodd-Frank Act effectively and appropriately. (02/08/11)
  • Press release from Chairman Rockefeller's office on the STB Reauthorization Act of 2011 (01/27/11
  • Press release from Senator Kohl's office on the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2011 (01/27/11)
  • APPA letter in support of H.R. 6398, a bill amending the Dodd-Frank Act that would require the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to fully insure interest on lawyers trust accounts. (12/07/10)
  • APPA blanket petition on behalf of our members for grandfather relief to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) (09/21/10)