April 9, 1998
Surface Transportation Board
Office of the Secretary
Case Control Unit
1925 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20423-0001
Re: STB Finance Docket No. 33388 -- Oral Argument
Ladies & Gentlemen:
In response to the Board's Decision No. 70, served March 12,
1998, the Department hereby confirms that it will participate in
the oral argument. We request ten minutes of speaking time to
present the case that the Board should impose conditions to
resolve competitive problems at certain electric utility plants
in Indiana and Maryland before approving the proposed
Michael P. Harmonis
cc: Parties of Record.