Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads, 59706-59707 [E8-23986]

Download as PDF 59706 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices SUMMARY: A determination has been made to terminate sanctions imposed pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act on a Singaporean entity (72 FR 5781). DATES: Effective Date: October 9, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On general issues: Mr. Stephen J. Tomchik, Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, Department of State, Telephone (202) 647–1192. For U.S. Government procurement ban issues: Kimberly Triplett, Office of the Procurement Executive, Department of State, Telephone: (703) 875–4079. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 4 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 106–178), the U.S. Government determined on September 19, 2008 that sanctions imposed effective April 17, 2007 (72 FR 5781) on the Singaporean entity Sokkia Singapore are terminated. Dated: October 2, 2008. Stephen A. Elliott, Acting Assistant Secretary for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, Department of State. [FR Doc. E8–23898 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–27–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6386] Department of State Performance Review Board Members sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES In accordance with section 4314(c)(4) of 5 United States Code, the Department of State has appointed the following individuals to the Department of State Performance Review Board for noncareer Senior Executive Service members: Carrie B. Cabelka, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of White House Liaison, Office of the Under Secretary for Management, Department of State; David Gordon, Director of Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary, Department of State; Brian F. Gunderson, Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary, Department of State; and Philippe A. 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AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use PFC revenue at Sacramento International Airport, under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Public Law 101–508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 10, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, 15000 Aviation Blvd., Room 3012, Lawndale, CA 90261, or San Francisco Airports District Office, 831 Mitten Road, Room 210, Burlingame, CA 94010. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. G. Hardy Acree, Director of Airports, Sacramento County Airport System, at the following address: 6900 Airport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95837. Air carriers and foreign air carriers may submit copies of written comments previously provided to the Sacramento County Airport System under section 158.23 of Part 158. TJ Chen, Program Manager, San Francisco Airports District Office, 831 Mitten Road, Room 210, Burlingame, CA 94010, Telephone: (650) 876–2778, extension 625. The application may be reviewed in person at this same location. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use PFC revenue at Sacramento International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). On July 28, 2008, the application was found not substantially complete and the public agency supplemented the application on SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 11, 2008, within the requirements of section 158.27 of Part 158. The FAA will approve or disapprove the application, in whole or in part, no later than January 9, 2009. The following is a brief overview of the impose and use application No. 08– 08–C–00–SMF: Proposed charge effective date: July 1, 2011. Proposed charge expiration date: October 1, 2030. Level of the proposed PFC: $4.50. Total estimated PFC revenue: $603,497,524. Description of Proposed Project: Impose and use: Terminal Modernization Program (TMP)—This project is a new landside Central Terminal B to replace the existing Terminal B facilities. The new Central Terminal B will be connected via an automated people mover to the 19 gate airside Concourse B. The new Terminal B will be served by a dual level roadway system and a new automobile parking garage. The TMP also includes construction of remote public parking, a centralized receiving warehouse, landscaping, demolition of existing facilities, and modification of Terminal A for additional tenants and gates. Class or classes of air carriers which the public agency has requested not be required to collect PFCs: None. Any person may inspect the application in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and at the FAA Regional Airports Division located at: Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, 15000 Aviation Blvd., Room 3012, Lawndale, CA 90261. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the application, notice and other documents germane to the application in person at the Sacramento County Airport System. Issued in Lawndale, California, on September 24, 2008. Mia Paredes Ratcliff, Acting Manager, Airports Division WesternPacific Region. [FR Doc. E8–23911 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is publishing the annual inflationadjusted index factors for 2007. These factors are used by the railroads to E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices adjust their gross annual operating revenues for classification purposes. This indexing methodology ensures that railroads are classified based on real business expansion and not from the affects of inflation. Classification is important because it determines the extent to which individual railroads must comply with STB reporting requirements. The STB’s annual inflation-adjusted factors are based on the annual average Railroad’s Freight Price Index, which is developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The STB’s deflator factor is 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: STB RAILROAD INFLATION-ADJUSTED INDEX AND DEFLATOR FACTOR TABLE Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Index .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... DATES: Deflator 409.50 411.80 415.50 418.80 418.17 417.46 419.67 424.54 423.01 428.64 436.48 445.03 454.33 473.41 522.41 567.34 588.27 100.00 1 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 72.09 69.52 Effective Date: January 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Decker 202–245–0330. [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. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–23986 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 1 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 (1978 dollars) to $250 million (1991 dollars), effective for the reporting year beginning January 1, 1992. The Class II threshold was also raised from $10 million (1978 dollars) to $20 million (1991 dollars). VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘Fiduciary Activities of National Banks—12 CFR part 9.’’ DATES: You should submit written comments by December 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: You should direct all written comments to: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0140, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874–4448, or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC’s Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling (202) 874–5043. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 874–5043. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0140, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information or a copy of the collection from Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 874–5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59707 The OCC is requesting OMB approval for a revision to the following information collection: Title: Fiduciary Activities of National Banks—12 CFR part 9. OMB Control No.: 1557–0140. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection. The OCC requests only that OMB approve its revised estimate of the burden and extend its approval of the information collection. Under 12 U.S.C. 92a, the OCC regulates the fiduciary activities of national banks, including the administration of collective investment funds. The requirements in 12 CFR part 9 enable the OCC to perform its responsibilities relating to the fiduciary activities of national banks and collective investment funds. The collections of information in part 9 are found in §§ 9.8, 9.9(a) and (b), 9.17(a), 9.18(b)(1), 9.18(b)(6)(ii), 9.18(b)(6)(iv), and 9.18(c)(5) as follows: • Section 9.8 requires a national bank to maintain fiduciary records; • Section 9.9(a) and (b) require a national bank to note the results of a fiduciary audit in the minutes of the board of directors; • Section 9.17(a) requires a national bank that wants to surrender its fiduciary powers to file with the OCC a certified copy of the resolution of its board of directors; • Section 9.18(b)(1) requires a national bank to establish and maintain each collective investment fund in accordance with a written plan; • Section 9.18(b)(1) also requires a national bank to make the plan available for public inspection and to provide a copy of the plan to any person who requests it; • Section 9.18(b)(6)(ii) requires a national bank to prepare a financial report of the fund; • Section 9.18(b)(6)(iv) requires a national bank to disclose the financial report to investors and other interested persons; and • Section 9.18(c)(5) requires a national bank to request OCC approval of special exemption funds. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 197 (Thursday, October 9, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-23986]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads

    The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is publishing the annual 
inflation-adjusted index factors for 2007. These factors are used by 
the railroads to

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adjust their gross annual operating revenues for classification 
purposes. This indexing methodology ensures that railroads are 
classified based on real business expansion and not from the affects of 
inflation. Classification is important because it determines the extent 
to which individual railroads must comply with STB reporting 
requirements.
    The STB's annual inflation-adjusted factors are based on the annual 
average Railroad's Freight Price Index, which is developed by the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics. The STB's deflator factor is 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:

     STB Railroad Inflation-Adjusted Index and Deflator Factor Table
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                       Year                           Index     Deflator
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1991..............................................     409.50     100.00
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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
2006..............................................     567.34      72.09
2007..............................................     588.27      69.52
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DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Decker 202-245-0330. [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.

Anne K. Quinlan,
Acting Secretary.
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    \1\ 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 (1978 dollars) to $250 
million (1991 dollars), effective for the reporting year beginning 
January 1, 1992. The Class II threshold was also raised from $10 
million (1978 dollars) to $20 million (1991 dollars).
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[FR Doc. E8-23986 Filed 10-8-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P