Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services-2008 Update, 34649-34653 [E8-13554]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 134a (R–134a) samples shall be processed at ambient temperatures of 10 °C and 49 °C (50 °F to 120 °F), without the equipment shutting down due to any safety devices employed in this equipment. 6.3.1 Contaminated HFC–134a (R–134a) sample shall be standard contaminated HFC– 134a (R–134a) refrigerant, 13.6 kg sample size, consisting of liquid HFC–134a (R–134a) with 1300 ppm (by weight) moisture at 21 °C (70 °F) and 45 000 ppm (by weight) of oil (polyalkylene glycol oil with 46–160 cst viscosity at 40 °C) and 1000 ppm by weight of noncondensable gases (air). 6.3.2 Portable refillable containers used in conjunction with this equipment must meet applicable DOT Standards. The color of the container must be blue with a yellow top to indicate the container holds used HFC– 134a (R–134a) refrigerant. The container must be permanently marked on the outside surface in black print at least 20 mm high, ‘‘CONTAMINATED HFC–134a (R–134a)—DO NOT USE, MUST BE REPROCESSED.’’ Figure 1—Test Fixture 6.3.3 The portable refillable container shall have a 1/2 in ACME thread. 6.4 Additional Storage Tank Requirements. 6.4.1 The cylinder valve shall comply with UL 1769. 6.4.2 The pressure relief device shall comply with CGA Pamphlet S–1.1. 6.5 All flexible hoses must meet SAE J2196 for service hoses. 6.6 Service hoses must have shutoff devices located at the connection points to the system being serviced to minimize introduction of noncondensable gases into the recovery equipment during connection and the release of the refrigerant during disconnection. 6.7 The equipment must be able to separate the lubricant from recovered refrigerant and accurately indicate the amount removed from the simulated automotive system during processing in 20 mL (0.7 fl oz) units. 6.7.1 The purpose of indicating the amount of lubricant removed is to ensure that a proper amount of new lubricant is returned to the mobile A/C system for compressor lubrication, if the system is to be charged with equipment meeting SAE J2788. 6.7.2 Refrigerant dissolved in this lubricant must be accounted for to prevent lubricant overcharge of the mobile A/C system. 6.8 The equipment must be capable of continuous operation in ambient temperatures of 10 °C to 49 °C (50 °F to120 °F) and comply with 6.1 to 6.4 of this standard. 6.9 For test validation, the equipment is to be operated according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 7. Test Procedure A at 21 °C to 24 °C (70 °F to 75 °F). The test vehicle (2005–2007 Chevrolet Suburban with rear A/C system—1.4 kg/ 3.0 lb) or laboratory fixture per section 10.5 of SAE J2788, shall be prepared as for SAE J2788, section 10.3, following Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, and then the following: 7.1 Using a machine certified to SAE J2788 and with the machine on a platform VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Jun 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 scale with accuracy to within plus/minus 3.0 grams at the weight of the machine, charge the system to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended amount of refrigerant (1.4 kg– 3.0 lb). The actual charge amount per the reading on the platform scale shall be used as the basis for the recovery efficiency of the recovery-only machine being tested to this standard. Run the engine (or operate test fixture with electric motor) for up to 15 minutes at up to 2000 rpm to circulate oil and refrigerant. The system then must rest for eight hours. 7.2 Place the recovery machine on the platform scale and record the weight with the hoses draped over the machine. Ambient temperature shall be within the range of 21 °C to 24 °C (70 °F to 75 °F) for this test, which shall be performed without the immediately prior engine operation permitted by SAE J2788, Section 10.3, Step No.1. The only permitted engine operation is as specified in 7.1. 7.3 Start the timer. Connect the service hoses to the system of the test vehicle and perform the recovery per the equipment manufacturer’s instructions. The vehicle system’s service valve cores must remain in the fittings for this procedure. 7.4 When recovery is completed, including from the service hoses if that is part of the recommended procedure, disconnect the hoses and drape over the machine. Stop the timer. The elapsed time shall be no more than 30 minutes. 7.5 Remove the oil reservoir, empty and reinstall. The platform scale shall indicate that a minimum of 95.0% of the refrigerant has been recovered, based on the charge amount indicated by the platform scale. If the machine has recovered the minimum of 95.0% within the 30.0 minutes, the next test shall be performed. If it fails this test, the marketer of the equipment must document changes to the equipment to upgrade performance before a retest is allowed. If it passes, the laboratory can proceed to Test Procedure B–10 °C to 13 °C (50 °F to 55 °F). 8. Test Procedure B at 10 °C to 13 °C (50 °F to 55 °F). The test vehicle (2005–2007 Chevrolet Suburban front/rear A/C system (1.4 kg/3.0 lb) or test fixture per section 10.5 of SAE J2788, shall be prepared as per 7.0 and 7.1 of this standard, and then the following: 8.1 Place the recovery machine on the platform scale and record the weight with the hoses draped over the machine. Ambient temperature at this time shall be no higher than 10 °C to13 °C (50 °F to 55 °F). 8.2 Start the timer. Connect the service hoses to the system of the test vehicle and perform the recovery per the equipment manufacturer’s instructions. This also shall be performed without the immediately prior engine operation permitted by SAE J2788, section 10.4, Step No. 1. The vehicle system’s service valve cores must remain in the fittings for this procedure. 8.3 When recovery is completed, including from the service hoses if that is part of the recommended procedure, disconnect the hoses and drape over the machine. Stop the timer. The elapsed time shall be no more than 30 minutes. 8.4 Remove the oil reservoir, empty and reinstall. The platform scale shall indicate PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 34649 that a minimum of 85.0% of the refrigerant has been recovered, based on the charge amount indicated by the platform scale. If the machine has recovered the minimum of 85.0% within the 30 minutes, it has passed the test procedure and if it meets all other requirements of this standard, it is certified. 9. Test Option As in SAE J2788, Section 10.5, as an alternative to a 2005–2007 Chevrolet Suburban with rear A/C (1.4 kg–3.0 lb) system, a laboratory test fixture may be used to certify to SAE J2810 the fixture must be composed entirely of all the original equipment parts of a single model year for the 1.4 kg (3.0 lb) capacity system. All parts must be those OE-specified for one model year system and no parts may be eliminated or bypassed from the chosen system or reproduced from a non-OE source. No parts may be added and/or relocated from the OE position in the 2005–07 Suburban. No parts may be modified in any way that could affect system performance for testing under this standard, except adding refrigerant line bends and/or loops to make the system more compact. Reducing the total length of the lines, however, is not permitted. The fixture systems for this standard shall not be powered by an electric motor during recovery, although a motor can be used, run at a speed not to exceed 2000 rpm, as part of the preparatory process, including installation of the charge. Subpart F—Recycling and Emissions Reduction 4. Section 82.158 is amended by revising paragraph (l) to read as follows: I § 82.158 Standards for recycling and recovery equipment. * * * * * (l) Equipment used to evacuate refrigerant from MVACs and MVAC-like appliances before they are disposed of must be certified in accordance with § 82.36(a). * * * * * [FR Doc. E8–13749 Filed 6–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board 49 CFR Part 1002 [STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 15)] Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services— 2008 Update AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Final rules. SUMMARY: The Board adopts its 2008 User Fee Update and revises its fee E:\FR\FM\18JNR1.SGM 18JNR1 34650 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / Rules and Regulations schedule to reflect increased costs associated with the January 2008 Government salary increases and the Board’s overhead costs, and to reflect changes in Government fringe benefits. DATES: Effective Date: These rules are effective on June 18, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David T. Groves, (202) 245–0327, or Anne Quinlan, (202) 245–0309. [TDD for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877– 8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board’s regulations at 49 CFR 1002.3 provide for annual updates of the Board’s user fee schedule. Fees are revised based on the cost study formula set forth at 49 CFR 1002.3(d). The fee increases adopted here, which reflect increased costs, result from the mechanical application of the update formula in 49 CFR 1002.3(d). No new fees are being proposed in this proceeding. Therefore, the Board finds that notice and comment are unnecessary for this proceeding. See Regulations Governing Fees For Services—1990 Update, 7 I.C.C.2d 3 (1990); Regulations Governing Fees For Services—1991 Update, 8 I.C.C.2d 13 (1991); and Regulations Governing Fees For Services—1993 Update, 9 I.C.C.2d 855 (1993). The Board concludes that the fee changes adopted here will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because the Board’s regulations provide for waiver of filing fees for those entities that can make the required showing of financial hardship. Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision. To obtain a free copy of the full decision, visit the Board’s Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov or call the Board’s Information Officer at (202) 245–0245. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through Federal Information Relay Services (FIRS): (800) 877–8339.] List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 1002 Administrative practice and procedure, Common carriers, and Freedom of information. Decided: June 11, 2008. By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Mulvey and Commissioner Buttrey. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, title 49, chapter X, part 1002, of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: I PART 1002—FEES 1. The authority citation for part 1002 continues to read as follows: I A minimum charge of $6.50 will be made for this service. (e) Fees for courier services to transport agency records to provide onsite access to agency records stored offsite will be set at the rates set forth in the Board’s agreement with its courier service provider. Rate information is available on the Board’s Web site (http://www.stb.dot.gov) or can be obtained from the Board’s Information Officer, Room 1200, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001. (f) * * * (1) A fee of $66.00 per hour for professional staff time will be charged when it is required to fulfill a request for ADP data. * * * * * (g) * * * (6) * * * Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A) and 553; 31 U.S.C. 9701 and 49 U.S.C. 721(a). 2. Section 1002.1 is amended by revising paragraphs (a) through (e); paragraph (f)(1); and the table in paragraph (g)(6) to read as follows: I § 1002.1 Fees for record search, review, copying, certification, and related services. * * * * * (a) Certificate of the secretary, $17.00. (b) Service involved in examination of tariffs or schedules for preparation of certified copies of tariffs or schedules or extracts therefrom at the rate of $38.00 per hour. (c) Service involved in checking records to be certified to determine authenticity, including clerical work, etc., identical thereto, at the rate of $26.00 per hour. (d) Photocopies of tariffs, reports, and other public documents, at the rate of $1.30 per letter or legal size exposure. Grade Rate GS–1 ..................................... GS–2 ..................................... GS–3 ..................................... GS–4 ..................................... GS–5 ..................................... GS–6 ..................................... GS–7 ..................................... GS–8 ..................................... GS–9 ..................................... GS–10 ................................... GS–11 ................................... GS–12 ................................... GS–13 ................................... GS–14 ................................... GS–15 and over ................... * * * * * 3. In § 1002.2, paragraph (f) is revised as follows: I § 1002.2 Filing fees. (a) * * * (f) Schedule of filing fees. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES Type of proceeding Fee PART I: Non-Rail Applications or Proceedings to Enter Upon a Particular Financial Transaction or Joint Arrangement: (1) An application for the pooling or division of traffic ................................................................................................. (2)(i) An application involving the purchase, lease, consolidation, merger, or acquisition of control of a motor carrier of passengers under 49 U.S.C. 14303. (ii) A petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 13541 (other than a rulemaking) filed by a non-rail carrier not otherwise covered. (iii) A petition to revoke an exemption filed under 49 U.S.C. 13541(d) ...................................................................... (3) An application for approval of a non-rail rate association agreement. 49 U.S.C. 13703 ...................................... (4) An application for approval of an amendment to a non-rail rate association agreement: (i) Significant amendment ..................................................................................................................................... (ii) Minor amendment ............................................................................................................................................ (5) An application for temporary authority to operate a motor carrier of passengers. 49 U.S.C. 14303(i) ................ (6) A notice of exemption for transaction within a motor passenger corporate family that does not result in adverse changes in service levels, significant operational changes, or a change in the competitive balance with motor passenger carriers outside the corporate family. (7)–(10) [Reserved] ...................................................................................................................................................... PART II: Rail Licensing Proceedings other than Abandonment or Discontinuance Proceedings: (11)(i) An application for a certificate authorizing the extension, acquisition, or operation of lines of railroad. 49 U.S.C. 10901. (ii) Notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31–1150.35 .......................................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Jun 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 $11.19 12.18 13.73 15.41 17.24 19.22 21.36 23.65 26.13 28.77 31.61 37.89 45.05 53.24 62.62 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18JNR1.SGM 18JNR1 $4,400. $2,000. $3,200. $2,600. $27,700. $4,600. $100. $500. $1,700. $7,300. $1,800. 34651 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / Rules and Regulations pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES Type of proceeding Fee (iii) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 ..................................................................................................... (12)(i) An application involving the construction of a rail line ...................................................................................... (ii) A notice of exemption involving construction of a rail line under 49 CFR 1150.36 ............................................... (iii) A petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 involving construction of a rail line .......................................... (iv) A request for determination of a dispute involving a rail construction that crosses the line of another carrier under 49 U.S.C. 10902(d). (13) A Feeder Line Development Program application filed under 49 U.S.C. 10907(b)(1)(A)(i) or 10907(b)(1)(A)(ii) (14)(i) An application of a class II or class III carrier to acquire an extended or additional rail line under 49 U.S.C. 10902. (ii) Notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41–1150.45 .......................................................................................... (iii) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 relating to an exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10902. (15) A notice of a modified certificate of public convenience and necessity under 49 CFR 1150.21–1150.24 ......... (16)–(20) [Reserved]. PART III: Rail Abandonment or Discontinuance of Transportation Services Proceedings: (21)(i) An application for authority to abandon all or a portion of a line of railroad or discontinue operation thereof filed by a railroad (except applications filed by Consolidated Rail Corporation pursuant to the Northeast Rail Service Act [Subtitle E of Title XI of Pub. L. 97–35], bankrupt railroads, or exempt abandonments). (ii) Notice of an exempt abandonment or discontinuance under 49 CFR 1152.50 .................................................... (iii) A petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 .................................................................................................. (22) An application for authority to abandon all or a portion of a line of a railroad or operation thereof filed by Consolidated Rail Corporation pursuant to Northeast Rail Service Act. (23) Abandonments filed by bankrupt railroads .......................................................................................................... (24) A request for waiver of filing requirements for abandonment application proceedings ...................................... (25) An offer of financial assistance under 49 U.S.C. 10904 relating to the purchase of or subsidy for a rail line proposed for abandonment. (26) A request to set terms and conditions for the sale of or subsidy for a rail line proposed to be abandoned ...... (27)(i) A request for a trail use condition in an abandonment proceeding under 16 U.S.C. 1247(d) ........................ (ii) A request to extend the period to negotiate a trail use agreement ....................................................................... (28)–(35) [Reserved]. PART IV: Rail Applications to Enter Upon a Particular Financial Transaction or Joint Arrangement: (36) An application for use of terminal facilities or other applications under 49 U.S.C. 11102 .................................. (37) An application for the pooling or division of traffic. 49 U.S.C. 11322 .................................................................. (38) An application for two or more carriers to consolidate or merge their properties or franchises (or a part thereof) into one corporation for ownership, management, and operation of the properties previously in separate ownership. 49 U.S.C. 11324: (i) Major transaction .............................................................................................................................................. (ii) Significant transaction ..................................................................................................................................... (iii) Minor transaction ............................................................................................................................................ (iv) Notice of an exempt transaction under 49 CFR 1180.2(d) ............................................................................ (v) Responsive application ................................................................................................................................... (vi) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 .............................................................................................. (vii) A request for waiver or clarification of regulations filed in a major financial proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 1180.2(a). (39) An application of a non-carrier to acquire control of two or more carriers through ownership of stock or otherwise. 49 U.S.C. 11324: (i) Major transaction .............................................................................................................................................. (ii) Significant transaction ..................................................................................................................................... (iii) Minor transaction ............................................................................................................................................ (iv) A notice of an exempt transaction under 49 CFR 1180.2(d) ......................................................................... (v) Responsive application ................................................................................................................................... (vi) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 .............................................................................................. (vii) A request for waiver or clarification of regulations filed in a major financial proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 1180.2(a). (40) An application to acquire trackage rights over, joint ownership in, or joint use of any railroad lines owned and operated by any other carrier and terminals incidental thereto. 49 U.S.C. 11324: (i) Major transaction .............................................................................................................................................. (ii) Significant transaction ..................................................................................................................................... (iii) Minor transaction ............................................................................................................................................ (iv) Notice of an exempt transaction under 49 CFR 1180.2(d) ............................................................................ (v) Responsive application ................................................................................................................................... (vi) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 .............................................................................................. (vii) A request for waiver or clarification of regulations filed in a major financial proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 1180.2(a). (41) An application of a carrier or carriers to purchase, lease, or contract to operate the properties of another, or to acquire control of another by purchase of stock or otherwise. 49 U.S.C. 11324: (i) Major transaction .............................................................................................................................................. (ii) Significant transaction ..................................................................................................................................... (iii) Minor transaction ............................................................................................................................................ (iv) Notice of an exempt transaction under 49 CFR 1180.2(d) ............................................................................ (v) Responsive application ................................................................................................................................... (vi) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 .............................................................................................. (vii) A request for waiver or clarification of regulations filed in a major financial proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 1180.2(a). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Jun 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18JNR1.SGM 18JNR1 $12,600. $74,900. $1,800. $74,900. $200. $2,600. $6,200. $1,800. $6,600. $1,700. $22,200. $3,700. $6,300. $450. $1,900. $1,800. $1,500. $22,700. $200. $450. $19,000. $10,200. $1,496,900. $299,400. $7,500. $1,700. $7,500. $9,400. $5,500. $1,496,900. $299,400. $7,500. $1,300. $7,500. $9,400. $5,500. $1,496,900. $299,400. $7,500. $1,200. $7,500. $9,400. $5,500. $1,496,900. $299,400. $7,500. $1,400. $7,500. $6,600. $5,500. 34652 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Type of proceeding Fee pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES (42) Notice of a joint project involving relocation of a rail line under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(5) ....................................... (43) An application for approval of a rail rate association agreement. 49 U.S.C. 10706 ........................................... (44) An application for approval of an amendment to a rail rate association agreement. 49 U.S.C. 10706: (i) Significant amendment ..................................................................................................................................... (ii) Minor amendment ............................................................................................................................................ (45) An application for authority to hold a position as officer or director under 49 U.S.C. 11328 ............................. (46) A petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 (other than a rulemaking) filed by rail carrier not otherwise covered. (47) National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) conveyance proceeding under 45 U.S.C. 562 ................... (48) National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) compensation proceeding under Section 402(a) of the Rail Passenger Service Act. (49)–(55) [Reserved]. PART V: Formal Proceedings: (56) A formal complaint alleging unlawful rates or practices of carriers: (i) A formal complaint filed under the coal rate guidelines (Stand-Alone Cost Methodology) alleging unlawful rates and/or practices of rail carriers under 49 U.S.C. 10704(c)(1). (ii) A formal complaint involving rail maximum rates filed under the Simplified-SAC methodology .................... (iii) A formal complaint involving rail maximum rates filed under the Three Benchmark methodology ............... (iv) All other formal complaints (except competitive access complaints) ............................................................. (v) Competitive access complaints ....................................................................................................................... (vi) A request for an order compelling a rail carrier to establish a common carrier rate ..................................... (57) A complaint seeking or a petition requesting institution of an investigation seeking the prescription or division of joint rates or charges. 49 U.S.C. 10705 .. (58) A petition for declaratory order: (i) A petition for declaratory order involving a dispute over an existing rate or practice which is comparable to a complaint proceeding. (ii) All other petitions for declaratory order ........................................................................................................... (59) An application for shipper antitrust immunity. 49 U.S.C. 10706(a)(5)(A) ............................................................ (60) Labor arbitration proceedings .............................................................................................................................. (61)(i) An appeal of a Surface Transportation Board decision on the merits or petition to revoke an exemption pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(d). (ii) An appeal of a Surface Transportation Board decision on procedural matters except discovery rulings ............. (62) Motor carrier undercharge proceedings ............................................................................................................... (63)(i) Expedited relief for service inadequacies: A request for expedited relief under 49 U.S.C. 11123 and 49 CFR part 1146 for service emergency. (ii) Expedited relief for service inadequacies: A request for temporary relief under 49 U.S.C. 10705 and 11102, and 49 CFR part 1147 for service inadequacies. (64) A request for waiver or clarification of regulations except one filed in an abandonment or discontinuance proceeding, or in a major financial proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 1180.2(a). (65)–(75) [Reserved]. PART VI: Informal Proceedings: (76) An application for authority to establish released value rates or ratings for motor carriers and freight forwarders of household goods under 49 U.S.C. 14706. (77) An application for special permission for short notice or the waiver of other tariff publishing requirements ...... (78) The filing of tariffs, including supplements, or contract summaries ..................................................................... (79) Special docket applications from rail and water carriers: (i) Applications involving $25,000 or less ............................................................................................................. (ii) Applications involving over $25,000 ................................................................................................................ (80) Informal complaint about rail rate applications .................................................................................................... (81) Tariff reconciliation petitions from motor common carriers: (i) Petitions involving $25,000 or less .................................................................................................................. (ii) Petitions involving over $25,000 ..................................................................................................................... (82) Request for a determination of the applicability or reasonableness of motor carrier rates under 49 U.S.C. 13710(a)(2) and (3). (83) Filing of documents for recordation. 49 U.S.C. 11301 and 49 CFR 1177.3(c). .................................................. (84) Informal opinions about rate applications (all modes) ......................................................................................... (85) A railroad accounting interpretation ..................................................................................................................... (86)(i) A request for an informal opinion not otherwise covered ................................................................................. (ii) A proposal to use on a voting trust agreement pursuant to 49 CFR 1013 and 49 CFR 1180.4(b)(4)(iv) in connection with a major control proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 1180.2(a). (iii) A request for an informal opinion on a voting trust agreement pursuant to 49 CFR 1013.3(a) not otherwise covered. (87) Arbitration of Certain Disputes Subject to the Statutory Jurisdiction of the Surface Transportation Board under 49 CFR 1108: (i) Complaint ......................................................................................................................................................... (ii) Answer (per defendant), Unless Declining to Submit to Any Arbitration ........................................................ (iii) Third Party Complaint ..................................................................................................................................... (iv) Third Party Answer (per defendant), Unless Declining to Submit to Any Arbitration .................................... (v) Appeals of Arbitration Decisions or Petitions to Modify or Vacate an Arbitration Award ............................... (88) Basic fee for STB adjudicatory services not otherwise covered ......................................................................... (89)–(95) [Reserved]. PART VII: Services: (96) Messenger delivery of decision to a railroad carrier’s Washington, DC, agent .................................................. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Jun 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18JNR1.SGM 18JNR1 $2,400. $70,100. $13,000. $100. $750. $8,000. $200. $200. $350. $350. $150. $20,700. $150. $200. $8,900. $1,000. $1,400. $7,000. $200. $200. $350. $200. $200. $200. $600. $1,200. $100. $1 per page. ($24 minimum charge.) $75. $150. $600. $75. $150. $200. $41 per document. $250. $1,100. $1,400. $5,700. $500. $75. $75. $75. $75. $150. $200. $32 per delivery. 34653 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Type of proceeding Fee (97) Request for service or pleading list for proceedings ........................................................................................... (98) Processing the paperwork related to a request for the Carload Waybill Sample to be used in a Surface Transportation Board or State proceeding that: (i) Does not require a Federal Register notice: (a) Set cost portion ........................................................................................................................................ (b) Sliding cost portion .................................................................................................................................. (ii) Does require a Federal Register notice: (a) Set cost portion ........................................................................................................................................ (b) Sliding cost portion .................................................................................................................................. (99)(i) Application fee for the Surface Transportation Board’s Practitioners’ Exam ................................................... (ii) Practitioners’ Exam Information Package ....................................................................................................... (100) Carload Waybill Sample data: (i) Requests for Public Use File for all years prior to the most current year Carload Waybill Sample data available, provided on CD–R. (ii) Specialized programming for Waybill requests to the Board .......................................................................... * * * * * [FR Doc. E8–13554 Filed 6–17–08; 8:45 am] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Jun 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18JNR1.SGM 18JNR1 $24 per list. $150. $47 per party. $400. $47 per party. $150. $25. $250 per year. $104 per hour.

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

49 CFR Part 1002

[STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 15)]


Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection 
With Licensing and Related Services--2008 Update

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Final rules.

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SUMMARY: The Board adopts its 2008 User Fee Update and revises its fee

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schedule to reflect increased costs associated with the January 2008 
Government salary increases and the Board's overhead costs, and to 
reflect changes in Government fringe benefits.

DATES: Effective Date: These rules are effective on June 18, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David T. Groves, (202) 245-0327, or 
Anne Quinlan, (202) 245-0309. [TDD for the hearing impaired: 1-800-877-
8339.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board's regulations at 49 CFR 1002.3 
provide for annual updates of the Board's user fee schedule. Fees are 
revised based on the cost study formula set forth at 49 CFR 1002.3(d). 
The fee increases adopted here, which reflect increased costs, result 
from the mechanical application of the update formula in 49 CFR 
1002.3(d). No new fees are being proposed in this proceeding. 
Therefore, the Board finds that notice and comment are unnecessary for 
this proceeding. See Regulations Governing Fees For Services--1990 
Update, 7 I.C.C.2d 3 (1990); Regulations Governing Fees For Services--
1991 Update, 8 I.C.C.2d 13 (1991); and Regulations Governing Fees For 
Services--1993 Update, 9 I.C.C.2d 855 (1993).
    The Board concludes that the fee changes adopted here will not have 
a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
because the Board's regulations provide for waiver of filing fees for 
those entities that can make the required showing of financial 
hardship.
    Additional information is contained in the Board's decision. To 
obtain a free copy of the full decision, visit the Board's Web site at 
http://www.stb.dot.gov or call the Board's Information Officer at (202) 
245-0245. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through 
Federal Information Relay Services (FIRS): (800) 877-8339.]

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 1002

    Administrative practice and procedure, Common carriers, and Freedom 
of information.

    Decided: June 11, 2008.

    By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Mulvey and 
Commissioner Buttrey.
Anne K. Quinlan,
Acting Secretary.

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, title 49, chapter X, part 
1002, of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

PART 1002--FEES

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1. The authority citation for part 1002 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A) and 553; 31 U.S.C. 9701 and 49 
U.S.C. 721(a).

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2. Section 1002.1 is amended by revising paragraphs (a) through (e); 
paragraph (f)(1); and the table in paragraph (g)(6) to read as follows:


Sec.  1002.1  Fees for record search, review, copying, certification, 
and related services.

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    (a) Certificate of the secretary, $17.00.
    (b) Service involved in examination of tariffs or schedules for 
preparation of certified copies of tariffs or schedules or extracts 
therefrom at the rate of $38.00 per hour.
    (c) Service involved in checking records to be certified to 
determine authenticity, including clerical work, etc., identical 
thereto, at the rate of $26.00 per hour.
    (d) Photocopies of tariffs, reports, and other public documents, at 
the rate of $1.30 per letter or legal size exposure. A minimum charge 
of $6.50 will be made for this service.
    (e) Fees for courier services to transport agency records to 
provide on-site access to agency records stored off-site will be set at 
the rates set forth in the Board's agreement with its courier service 
provider. Rate information is available on the Board's Web site (http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov) or can be obtained from the Board's Information 
Officer, Room 1200, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423-
0001.
    (f) * * *
    (1) A fee of $66.00 per hour for professional staff time will be 
charged when it is required to fulfill a request for ADP data.
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    (g) * * *
    (6) * * *

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                          Grade                                Rate
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GS-1....................................................          $11.19
GS-2....................................................           12.18
GS-3....................................................           13.73
GS-4....................................................           15.41
GS-5....................................................           17.24
GS-6....................................................           19.22
GS-7....................................................           21.36
GS-8....................................................           23.65
GS-9....................................................           26.13
GS-10...................................................           28.77
GS-11...................................................           31.61
GS-12...................................................           37.89
GS-13...................................................           45.05
GS-14...................................................           53.24
GS-15 and over..........................................           62.62
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3. In Sec.  1002.2, paragraph (f) is revised as follows:


Sec.  1002.2  Filing fees.

    (a) * * *
    (f) Schedule of filing fees.

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           Type of proceeding                           Fee
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PART I: Non-Rail Applications or
 Proceedings to Enter Upon a Particular
 Financial Transaction or Joint
 Arrangement:
    (1) An application for the pooling    $4,400.
     or division of traffic.
    (2)(i) An application involving the   $2,000.
     purchase, lease, consolidation,
     merger, or acquisition of control
     of a motor carrier of passengers
     under 49 U.S.C. 14303.
    (ii) A petition for exemption under   $3,200.
     49 U.S.C. 13541 (other than a
     rulemaking) filed by a non-rail
     carrier not otherwise covered.
    (iii) A petition to revoke an         $2,600.
     exemption filed under 49 U.S.C.
     13541(d).
    (3) An application for approval of a  $27,700.
     non-rail rate association
     agreement. 49 U.S.C. 13703.
    (4) An application for approval of    ..............................
     an amendment to a non-rail rate
     association agreement:
        (i) Significant amendment.......  $4,600.
        (ii) Minor amendment............  $100.
    (5) An application for temporary      $500.
     authority to operate a motor
     carrier of passengers. 49 U.S.C.
     14303(i).
    (6) A notice of exemption for         $1,700.
     transaction within a motor
     passenger corporate family that
     does not result in adverse changes
     in service levels, significant
     operational changes, or a change in
     the competitive balance with motor
     passenger carriers outside the
     corporate family.
    (7)-(10) [Reserved].................  ..............................
PART II: Rail Licensing Proceedings
 other than Abandonment or
 Discontinuance Proceedings:
    (11)(i) An application for a          $7,300.
     certificate authorizing the
     extension, acquisition, or
     operation of lines of railroad. 49
     U.S.C. 10901.
    (ii) Notice of exemption under 49     $1,800.
     CFR 1150.31-1150.35.

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    (iii) Petition for exemption under    $12,600.
     49 U.S.C. 10502.
    (12)(i) An application involving the  $74,900.
     construction of a rail line.
    (ii) A notice of exemption involving  $1,800.
     construction of a rail line under
     49 CFR 1150.36.
    (iii) A petition for exemption under  $74,900.
     49 U.S.C. 10502 involving
     construction of a rail line.
    (iv) A request for determination of   $200.
     a dispute involving a rail
     construction that crosses the line
     of another carrier under 49 U.S.C.
     10902(d).
    (13) A Feeder Line Development        $2,600.
     Program application filed under 49
     U.S.C. 10907(b)(1)(A)(i) or
     10907(b)(1)(A)(ii).
    (14)(i) An application of a class II  $6,200.
     or class III carrier to acquire an
     extended or additional rail line
     under 49 U.S.C. 10902.
    (ii) Notice of exemption under 49     $1,800.
     CFR 1150.41-1150.45.
    (iii) Petition for exemption under    $6,600.
     49 U.S.C. 10502 relating to an
     exemption from the provisions of 49
     U.S.C. 10902.
    (15) A notice of a modified           $1,700.
     certificate of public convenience
     and necessity under 49 CFR 1150.21-
     1150.24.
    (16)-(20) [Reserved]................
PART III: Rail Abandonment or
 Discontinuance of Transportation
 Services Proceedings:
    (21)(i) An application for authority  $22,200.
     to abandon all or a portion of a
     line of railroad or discontinue
     operation thereof filed by a
     railroad (except applications filed
     by Consolidated Rail Corporation
     pursuant to the Northeast Rail
     Service Act [Subtitle E of Title XI
     of Pub. L. 97-35], bankrupt
     railroads, or exempt abandonments).
    (ii) Notice of an exempt abandonment  $3,700.
     or discontinuance under 49 CFR
     1152.50.
    (iii) A petition for exemption under  $6,300.
     49 U.S.C. 10502.
    (22) An application for authority to  $450.
     abandon all or a portion of a line
     of a railroad or operation thereof
     filed by Consolidated Rail
     Corporation pursuant to Northeast
     Rail Service Act.
    (23) Abandonments filed by bankrupt   $1,900.
     railroads.
    (24) A request for waiver of filing   $1,800.
     requirements for abandonment
     application proceedings.
    (25) An offer of financial            $1,500.
     assistance under 49 U.S.C. 10904
     relating to the purchase of or
     subsidy for a rail line proposed
     for abandonment.
    (26) A request to set terms and       $22,700.
     conditions for the sale of or
     subsidy for a rail line proposed to
     be abandoned.
    (27)(i) A request for a trail use     $200.
     condition in an abandonment
     proceeding under 16 U.S.C. 1247(d).
    (ii) A request to extend the period   $450.
     to negotiate a trail use agreement.
    (28)-(35) [Reserved]................
PART IV: Rail Applications to Enter Upon
 a Particular Financial Transaction or
 Joint Arrangement:
    (36) An application for use of        $19,000.
     terminal facilities or other
     applications under 49 U.S.C. 11102.
    (37) An application for the pooling   $10,200.
     or division of traffic. 49 U.S.C.
     11322.
    (38) An application for two or more
     carriers to consolidate or merge
     their properties or franchises (or
     a part thereof) into one
     corporation for ownership,
     management, and operation of the
     properties previously in separate
     ownership. 49 U.S.C. 11324:
        (i) Major transaction...........  $1,496,900.
        (ii) Significant transaction....  $299,400.
        (iii) Minor transaction.........  $7,500.
        (iv) Notice of an exempt          $1,700.
         transaction under 49 CFR
         1180.2(d).
        (v) Responsive application......  $7,500.
        (vi) Petition for exemption       $9,400.
         under 49 U.S.C. 10502.
        (vii) A request for waiver or     $5,500.
         clarification of regulations
         filed in a major financial
         proceeding as defined at 49 CFR
         1180.2(a).
    (39) An application of a non-carrier
     to acquire control of two or more
     carriers through ownership of stock
     or otherwise. 49 U.S.C. 11324:
        (i) Major transaction...........  $1,496,900.
        (ii) Significant transaction....  $299,400.
        (iii) Minor transaction.........  $7,500.
        (iv) A notice of an exempt        $1,300.
         transaction under 49 CFR
         1180.2(d).
        (v) Responsive application......  $7,500.
        (vi) Petition for exemption       $9,400.
         under 49 U.S.C. 10502.
        (vii) A request for waiver or     $5,500.
         clarification of regulations
         filed in a major financial
         proceeding as defined at 49 CFR
         1180.2(a).
    (40) An application to acquire
     trackage rights over, joint
     ownership in, or joint use of any
     railroad lines owned and operated
     by any other carrier and terminals
     incidental thereto. 49 U.S.C.
     11324:
        (i) Major transaction...........  $1,496,900.
        (ii) Significant transaction....  $299,400.
        (iii) Minor transaction.........  $7,500.
        (iv) Notice of an exempt          $1,200.
         transaction under 49 CFR
         1180.2(d).
        (v) Responsive application......  $7,500.
        (vi) Petition for exemption       $9,400.
         under 49 U.S.C. 10502.
        (vii) A request for waiver or     $5,500.
         clarification of regulations
         filed in a major financial
         proceeding as defined at 49 CFR
         1180.2(a).
    (41) An application of a carrier or
     carriers to purchase, lease, or
     contract to operate the properties
     of another, or to acquire control
     of another by purchase of stock or
     otherwise. 49 U.S.C. 11324:
        (i) Major transaction...........  $1,496,900.
        (ii) Significant transaction....  $299,400.
        (iii) Minor transaction.........  $7,500.
        (iv) Notice of an exempt          $1,400.
         transaction under 49 CFR
         1180.2(d).
        (v) Responsive application......  $7,500.
        (vi) Petition for exemption       $6,600.
         under 49 U.S.C. 10502.
        (vii) A request for waiver or     $5,500.
         clarification of regulations
         filed in a major financial
         proceeding as defined at 49 CFR
         1180.2(a).

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    (42) Notice of a joint project        $2,400.
     involving relocation of a rail line
     under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(5).
    (43) An application for approval of   $70,100.
     a rail rate association agreement.
     49 U.S.C. 10706.
    (44) An application for approval of
     an amendment to a rail rate
     association agreement. 49 U.S.C.
     10706:
        (i) Significant amendment.......  $13,000.
        (ii) Minor amendment............  $100.
    (45) An application for authority to  $750.
     hold a position as officer or
     director under 49 U.S.C. 11328.
    (46) A petition for exemption under   $8,000.
     49 U.S.C. 10502 (other than a
     rulemaking) filed by rail carrier
     not otherwise covered.
    (47) National Railroad Passenger      $200.
     Corporation (Amtrak) conveyance
     proceeding under 45 U.S.C. 562.
    (48) National Railroad Passenger      $200.
     Corporation (Amtrak) compensation
     proceeding under Section 402(a) of
     the Rail Passenger Service Act.
    (49)-(55) [Reserved]................
PART V: Formal Proceedings:
    (56) A formal complaint alleging
     unlawful rates or practices of
     carriers:
        (i) A formal complaint filed      $350.
         under the coal rate guidelines
         (Stand-Alone Cost Methodology)
         alleging unlawful rates and/or
         practices of rail carriers
         under 49 U.S.C. 10704(c)(1).
        (ii) A formal complaint           $350.
         involving rail maximum rates
         filed under the Simplified-SAC
         methodology.
        (iii) A formal complaint          $150.
         involving rail maximum rates
         filed under the Three Benchmark
         methodology.
        (iv) All other formal complaints  $20,700.
         (except competitive access
         complaints).
        (v) Competitive access            $150.
         complaints.
        (vi) A request for an order       $200.
         compelling a rail carrier to
         establish a common carrier rate.
    (57) A complaint seeking or a         $8,900.
     petition requesting institution of
     an investigation seeking the
     prescription or division of joint
     rates or charges. 49 U.S.C. 10705 ..
    (58) A petition for declaratory
     order:
        (i) A petition for declaratory    $1,000.
         order involving a dispute over
         an existing rate or practice
         which is comparable to a
         complaint proceeding.
        (ii) All other petitions for      $1,400.
         declaratory order.
    (59) An application for shipper       $7,000.
     antitrust immunity. 49 U.S.C.
     10706(a)(5)(A).
    (60) Labor arbitration proceedings..  $200.
    (61)(i) An appeal of a Surface        $200.
     Transportation Board decision on
     the merits or petition to revoke an
     exemption pursuant to 49 U.S.C.
     10502(d).
    (ii) An appeal of a Surface           $350.
     Transportation Board decision on
     procedural matters except discovery
     rulings.
    (62) Motor carrier undercharge        $200.
     proceedings.
    (63)(i) Expedited relief for service  $200.
     inadequacies: A request for
     expedited relief under 49 U.S.C.
     11123 and 49 CFR part 1146 for
     service emergency.
    (ii) Expedited relief for service     $200.
     inadequacies: A request for
     temporary relief under 49 U.S.C.
     10705 and 11102, and 49 CFR part
     1147 for service inadequacies.
    (64) A request for waiver or          $600.
     clarification of regulations except
     one filed in an abandonment or
     discontinuance proceeding, or in a
     major financial proceeding as
     defined at 49 CFR 1180.2(a).
    (65)-(75) [Reserved]................
PART VI: Informal Proceedings:
    (76) An application for authority to  $1,200.
     establish released value rates or
     ratings for motor carriers and
     freight forwarders of household
     goods under 49 U.S.C. 14706.
    (77) An application for special       $100.
     permission for short notice or the
     waiver of other tariff publishing
     requirements.
    (78) The filing of tariffs,           $1 per page. ($24 minimum
     including supplements, or contract    charge.)
     summaries.
    (79) Special docket applications
     from rail and water carriers:
        (i) Applications involving        $75.
         $25,000 or less.
        (ii) Applications involving over  $150.
         $25,000.
    (80) Informal complaint about rail    $600.
     rate applications.
    (81) Tariff reconciliation petitions
     from motor common carriers:
        (i) Petitions involving $25,000   $75.
         or less.
        (ii) Petitions involving over     $150.
         $25,000.
    (82) Request for a determination of   $200.
     the applicability or reasonableness
     of motor carrier rates under 49
     U.S.C. 13710(a)(2) and (3).
    (83) Filing of documents for          $41 per document.
     recordation. 49 U.S.C. 11301 and 49
     CFR 1177.3(c)..
    (84) Informal opinions about rate     $250.
     applications (all modes).
    (85) A railroad accounting            $1,100.
     interpretation.
    (86)(i) A request for an informal     $1,400.
     opinion not otherwise covered.
    (ii) A proposal to use on a voting    $5,700.
     trust agreement pursuant to 49 CFR
     1013 and 49 CFR 1180.4(b)(4)(iv) in
     connection with a major control
     proceeding as defined at 49 CFR
     1180.2(a).
    (iii) A request for an informal       $500.
     opinion on a voting trust agreement
     pursuant to 49 CFR 1013.3(a) not
     otherwise covered.
    (87) Arbitration of Certain Disputes
     Subject to the Statutory
     Jurisdiction of the Surface
     Transportation Board under 49 CFR
     1108:
        (i) Complaint...................  $75.
        (ii) Answer (per defendant),      $75.
         Unless Declining to Submit to
         Any Arbitration.
        (iii) Third Party Complaint.....  $75.
        (iv) Third Party Answer (per      $75.
         defendant), Unless Declining to
         Submit to Any Arbitration.
        (v) Appeals of Arbitration        $150.
         Decisions or Petitions to
         Modify or Vacate an Arbitration
         Award.
    (88) Basic fee for STB adjudicatory   $200.
     services not otherwise covered.
    (89)-(95) [Reserved]................
PART VII: Services:
    (96) Messenger delivery of decision   $32 per delivery.
     to a railroad carrier's Washington,
     DC, agent.

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    (97) Request for service or pleading  $24 per list.
     list for proceedings.
    (98) Processing the paperwork
     related to a request for the
     Carload Waybill Sample to be used
     in a Surface Transportation Board
     or State proceeding that:
        (i) Does not require a Federal
         Register notice:
            (a) Set cost portion........  $150.
            (b) Sliding cost portion....  $47 per party.
        (ii) Does require a Federal
         Register notice:
            (a) Set cost portion........  $400.
            (b) Sliding cost portion....  $47 per party.
    (99)(i) Application fee for the       $150.
     Surface Transportation Board's
     Practitioners' Exam.
        (ii) Practitioners' Exam          $25.
         Information Package.
    (100) Carload Waybill Sample data:
        (i) Requests for Public Use File  $250 per year.
         for all years prior to the most
         current year Carload Waybill
         Sample data available, provided
         on CD-R.
        (ii) Specialized programming for  $104 per hour.
         Waybill requests to the Board.
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