Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads, 58911 [E6-16478]

Download as PDF 58911 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 193 / Thursday, October 5, 2006 / Notices the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2006 25952. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR–830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202–366–5979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel STURDY is: Intended Use: ‘‘Charter.’’ Geographic Region: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina. Dated: September 26, 2006. By order of the Maritime Administrator. Joel C. Richard, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. E6–16432 Filed 10–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket Number 2006 25953] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel THIRD WISH. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: As authorized by Public Law 105–383 and Public Law 107–295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Oct 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2006–25953 at http://dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Public Law 105–383 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2006 25953. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR–830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202–366–5979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel THIRD WISH is: Intended Use: ‘‘Uninspected passenger vessel.’’ Geographic Region: East coast of Florida and the Florida Keys. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads This Notice sets forth the annual inflation adjusting index numbers which are used to adjust gross annual operating revenues of railroads for classification purposes. This indexing methodology will insure that regulated carriers are classified based on real business expansion and not from the effects of inflation. Classification is important because it determines the extent of reporting for each carrier. The railroad’s inflation factors are based on the annual average Railroad’s Freight Price Index. This index is developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This index will be used to deflate revenues for comparison with established revenue thresholds. The base year for railroads is 1991. The inflation index factors are presented as follows: RAILROAD FREIGHT INDEX Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Index .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... 409.50 411.80 415.50 418.80 418.17 417.46 419.67 424.54 423.01 428.64 436.48 445.03 454.33 473.41 522.41 Deflator 1 100.00 99.45 98.55 97.70 97.85 98.02 97.50 96.38 96.72 95.45 93.73 91.92 90.03 86.40 78.29 Ex Parte No. 492, Montana Rail Link, Inc., and Wisconsin Central Ltd., Joint Petition For Rulemaking With Respect To 49 CFR 1201, 8 I.C.C. 2d 625 (1992), raised the revenue classification level for Class I railroads from $50 million to $250 million (1991 dollars), effective for the reporting year beginning January 1, 1992. The Class II threshold was also revised to reflect a rebasing from $10 million (1978 dollars) to $20 million (1991 dollars). EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Decker (202) 565–1531. [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339] Dated: September 26, 2006. By order of the Maritime Administrator. Joel C. Richard, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. E6–16429 Filed 10–4–06; 8:45 am] By the Board, Leland L. Gardner, Director, Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–16478 Filed 10–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P BILLING CODE 4915–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 193 (Thursday, October 5, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 58911]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-16478]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads

    This Notice sets forth the annual inflation adjusting index numbers 
which are used to adjust gross annual operating revenues of railroads 
for classification purposes. This indexing methodology will insure that 
regulated carriers are classified based on real business expansion and 
not from the effects of inflation. Classification is important because 
it determines the extent of reporting for each carrier.
    The railroad's inflation factors are based on the annual average 
Railroad's Freight Price Index. This index is developed by the Bureau 
of Labor Statistics (BLS). This index will be used to deflate revenues 
for comparison with established revenue thresholds.
    The base year for railroads is 1991. The inflation index factors 
are presented as follows:

                         Railroad Freight Index
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                       Year                           Index     Deflator
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1991..............................................     409.50        \1\
                                                                  100.00
1992..............................................     411.80      99.45
1993..............................................     415.50      98.55
1994..............................................     418.80      97.70
1995..............................................     418.17      97.85
1996..............................................     417.46      98.02
1997..............................................     419.67      97.50
1998..............................................     424.54      96.38
1999..............................................     423.01      96.72
2000..............................................     428.64      95.45
2001..............................................     436.48      93.73
2002..............................................     445.03      91.92
2003..............................................     454.33      90.03
2004..............................................     473.41      86.40
2005..............................................     522.41     78.29
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Ex Parte No. 492, Montana Rail Link, Inc., and Wisconsin Central Ltd.,
  Joint Petition For Rulemaking With Respect To 49 CFR 1201, 8 I.C.C. 2d
  625 (1992), raised the revenue classification level for Class I
  railroads from $50 million to $250 million (1991 dollars), effective
  for the reporting year beginning January 1, 1992. The Class II
  threshold was also revised to reflect a rebasing from $10 million
  (1978 dollars) to $20 million (1991 dollars).


Effective Date: January 1, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Decker (202) 565-1531. [Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-800-877-
8339]

    By the Board, Leland L. Gardner, Director, Office of Economics, 
Environmental Analysis, and Administration.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-16478 Filed 10-4-06; 8:45 am]
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