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Renewal of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-20288
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Surface Transportation Board (Board) intends to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC).
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2017-20136
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the fourth quarter 2017 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2017 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.889. The fourth quarter 2017 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.367. The fourth quarter 2017 RCAF-5 is 0.350.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-In Greenbrier and Nicholas Counties, WV
Document Number: 2017-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Decatur Central Railroad, L.L.C.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Topflight Grain Cooperative, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-19549
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2016 Determination
Document Number: 2017-19100
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On September 6, 2017, the Board served a decision announcing the 2016 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. Four carriers (BNSF Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries, Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company) were found to be revenue adequate.
Grand Elk Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2017-19102
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Savage Services Corporation-Continuance in Control Exemption-Savage Davenport Railroad Company
Document Number: 2017-18583
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Savage Davenport Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption-City of Davenport, Iowa
Document Number: 2017-18582
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Cowlitz County, Wash
Document Number: 2017-18484
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Waupaca County, Wis
Document Number: 2017-18483
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Public Listening Session Regarding CSX Transportation, Inc.'s Rail Service Issues; Joint Petition of Foresight Coal Sales, LLC, Sugar Camp Energy, LLC, Williamson Energy, LLC, and Consolidation Coal Company To Address the Adequacy of CSX Transportation's Coal Transportation Service Originating in the Illinois Basin and Northern Appalachia
Document Number: 2017-18399
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) will hold a public listening session on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at its offices in Washington, DC, to hear from CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), on its efforts to implement its new operating plan and to address service problems on its network, to provide shippers the opportunity to report on recent CSXT rail service issues they have experienced, and to discuss whether additional service recovery efforts may be necessary.
Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18253
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Goose Lake Railway, LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-LRY, LLC d.b.a. Lake Railway
Document Number: 2017-18054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2017-17023
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (the Board), in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), is publishing a semiannual agenda of: (1) Current and projected rulemakings; and (2) existing regulations being reviewed to determine whether to propose modifications through rulemaking. Listed below are the regulatory actions to be developed or reviewed during the next 12 months. Following each rule identified is a brief description of the rule, including its purpose and legal basis.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2017-17340
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 60-Day Notice of Intent to Seek Extension of Approval: Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements, 82 FR 16,872 (Apr. 6, 2017). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Applications for Land-Use-Exemption Permits
Document Number: 2017-17306
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of Applications for Land-Use-Exemption Permits (for Solid Waste Rail Transfer Facilities).
SMS Rail Service, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Gloucester County, N.J.
Document Number: 2017-17007
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy
Document Number: 2017-16799
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice of two vacancies on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC) for (1) a representative from biofuel feedstock growers or providers and biofuel refiners, processors, and distributors, and (2) an ``at large'' representative with relevant experience in the transportation of energy resources. The Board is soliciting suggestions from the public for candidates to fill these two vacancies.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Harlan County, KY
Document Number: 2017-16654
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Indiana Rail Road Company and CSX Transportation Inc.-Joint Relocation Project Exemption-Terre Haute, Ind.
Document Number: 2017-16433
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Atlanta, Ga.
Document Number: 2017-16356
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services-2017 Update
Document Number: 2017-16280
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board updates for 2017 the fees that the public must pay to file certain cases and pleadings with the Board. Pursuant to this update, 83 of the Board's 133 fees will be increased, while 50 fees will be maintained at their current levels.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2017-15704
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Chicago Rail & Port, LLC- Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of South Chicago Property Development, LLC
Document Number: 2017-15365
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Discontinuance Exemption-in Grundy County, IL
Document Number: 2017-15115
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-14932
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
WRL, LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-Western Washington Railroad, LLC
Document Number: 2017-14645
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB) and Executive Resources Board (ERB) Membership
Document Number: 2017-14721
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Publication Requirements for Agricultural Products; Rail Transportation of Grain, Rate Regulation Review
Document Number: 2017-14180
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is adopting final rules amending its regulations on the publication of rate and service terms for agricultural products and fertilizer. The Board also denies a petition for reconsideration of the Board's policy statement regarding aggregation of claims and standing issues as they relate to rate complaint procedures.
Offers of Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2017-14044
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) adopts changes to its rules pertaining to Offers of Financial Assistance to improve the process and protect it against abuse.
United States Department of Energy and United States Department of Defense v. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, et al.; United States Department of Energy and United States Department of Defense v. Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company, et al.
Document Number: 2017-13966
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) has approved the settlement agreement (Agreement) proposed by the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Defense (together, the Government) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR); prescribed the Agreement's rate update methodologies (as slightly amended), maximum revenue-to-variable cost (R/VC) ratios, and rates; dismissed NSR as a defendant in these proceedings; extinguished all of NSR's liability (including that of its predecessors and subsidiaries) for reparations; relieved NSR from any further requirement to participate in these proceedings, except in response to a properly issued subpoena under the Board's rules; and continued to hold the proceedings in abeyance pending further settlement negotiations.
Iowa River Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of North Central Railway Association, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-13645
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads
Document Number: 2017-13511
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2017-13281
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the third quarter 2017 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2017 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.903. The third quarter 2017 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.375. The third quarter 2017 RCAF-5 is 0.357.
Mission Mountain Railroad, L.L.C.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Flathead County, Mont.
Document Number: 2017-13132
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Regulatory Reform Task Force
Document Number: 2017-13131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a listening session for the Regulatory Reform Task Force (RRTF).
Progressive Rail Incorporated-Continuance in Control Exemption-Piedmont and Northern Railroad LLC
Document Number: 2017-12559
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Piedmont and Northern Railroad LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-Piedmont Railway, LLC
Document Number: 2017-12558
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Dover and Rockaway River Railroad, LLC-Operation Exemption-County of Morris, NJ.
Document Number: 2017-12535
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Lone Star Coaches, Inc.-Control-Tri-City Charter of Bossier, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-12011
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On May 12, 2017, Lone Star Coaches, Inc. (Lone Star) filed an application to acquire Tri-City Charter of Bossier, Inc. (Tri-City Charter).\2\ Lone Star and Tri-City Charter are each federally registered, passenger motor carriers that are in the process of consolidating parts of their operations while maintaining their distinct USDOT operating authorities. The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules.
2016 Tax Information for use In the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method
Document Number: 2017-11565
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is publishing, and providing the public an opportunity to comment on, the 2016 weighted average state tax rates for each Class I railroad, as calculated by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), for use in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method (RSAM).