Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services-2010 Update, 44158-44162 [2010-18460]

Download as PDF 44158 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 28, 2010 / Rules and Regulations * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ∧ Elevation in meters (MSL) Modified Flooding source(s) Location of referenced elevation Rancho Cielo Arroyo 9 .............. At the Belen Highline Canal ....................................................... +4877 Approximately 14,200 feet upstream of I–25 ............................. At the confluence with Rancho Cielo Arroyo 9 .......................... +5145 +5018 Approximately 6,150 feet upstream of the confluence with Rancho Cielo Arroyo 9. +5176 Rancho Cielo Arroyo 9, Tributary #1. Communities affected Unincorporated Areas of Valencia County. Unincorporated Areas of Valencia County. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ADDRESSES Unincorporated Areas of Valencia County Maps are available for inspection at 444 Los Lunas Avenue, Los Lunas, NM 87031. Pepin County, Wisconsin, and Incorporated Areas Docket No.: FEMA–B–1012 Chippewa River ......................... +712 At the Pierce County boundary .................................................. Mississippi River ........................ Approximately 7,000 feet downstream of the new U.S. Route 10 bridge. Approximately 6,000 feet upstream of the confluence with Bear Creek. Approximately at the intersection of Lakeport Road and State Highway 35. City of Durand, Unincorporated Areas of Pepin County. +681 +717 +681 Unincorporated Areas of Pepin County, Village of Stockholm. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ADDRESSES City of Durand Maps are available for inspection at City Hall, 104 East Main Street, Durand, WI 54736. Unincorporated Areas of Pepin County Maps are available for inspection at the Pepin County Government Center, 740 7th Avenue West, Pepin, WI 54736. Village of Stockholm Maps are available for inspection at the Village Hall, 2041 Spring Street, Stockholm, WI 54769. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Dated: July 19, 2010. Sandra K. Knight, Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator, Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Surface Transportation Board [FR Doc. 2010–18453 Filed 7–27–10; 8:45 am] sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 9110–12–P 49 CFR Part 1002 [Docket No. EP 542 (Sub-No. 17)] Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services— 2010 Update AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Final rules. The Board adopts its 2010 User-Fee Update and revises its fee schedule to reflect increased costs SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jul 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 associated with the January 2010 government salary increases, to reflect government fringe benefits, and to consider changes to the Board’s overhead costs. DATES: Effective Date: These rules are effective on August 27, 2010. 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 generally revised based on the coststudy formula set forth at 49 CFR E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1 44159 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 28, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 1002.3(d). The fee changes adopted here, which reflect a combination of the increased wage costs plus changes to various Board overhead costs (mainly decreases from their comparable 2009 levels), result from the mechanical application of the update formula in 49 CFR 1002.3(d). Application of the formula generally results in fee amounts in this 2010 update that either remain unchanged or decrease from their respective 2009 update levels. No new fees are 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: July 22, 2010. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Comissioner Nottingham. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. 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 1. The authority citation for part 1002 continues to read as follows: ■ Grade GS–1 GS–2 GS–3 GS–4 GS–5 GS–6 GS–7 GS–8 Rate ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... ..................................................................... * * * * * 3. In § 1002.2, paragraph (f) is revised as follows: 2. Section 1002.1 is amended by revising paragraphs (b) and (c); paragraph (f)(1); the table in paragraph (g)(6); to read as follows: ■ § 1002.1 Fees for record search, review, copying, certification, and related services. * * * * * (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 $41.00 per hour. (c) Service involved in checking records to be certified to determine authenticity, including clerical work, etc., identical thereto, at the rate of $28.00 per hour. * * * * * (f) * * * (1) A fee of $71.00 per hour for professional staff time will be charged when it is required to fulfill a request for ADP data. * * * * * (g) * * * (6) * * * Grade $12.01 13.07 14.73 16.54 18.50 20.63 22.92 25.38 § 1002.2 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A) and 553; 31 U.S.C. 9701 and 49 U.S.C. 721(a). Rate GS–9 .................................................................... GS–10 .................................................................. GS–11 .................................................................. GS–12 .................................................................. GS–13 .................................................................. GS–14 .................................................................. GS–15 and over ................................................... $28.04 30.88 33.92 40.66 48.21 57.13 67.21 Filing fees. (a) * * * (f) Schedule of filing fees. ■ Type of proceeding Fee sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES 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] $4,400. $2,000. $3,200. $2,600. $27,600. $4,600. $100. $500. $1,700. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jul 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1 $7,200. 44160 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 28, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Type of proceeding Fee (ii) Notice of exemption under 49 CFR ..................................................................................................................... 1150.31–1150.35 ....................................................................................................................................................... (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) An application for a land-use-exemption permit for a facility existing as of October 16, 2008 under 49 U.S.C. 10909. (17) An application for a land-use-exemption permit for a facility not existing as of October 16, 2008 under 49 U.S.C. 10909. (18)–(20) [Reserved] $1,800. $12,500. $74,500. $1,800. $74,500. $250. $2,600. $6,200. $1,800. $6,600. $1,700. $6,000. $21,100. 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] $22,100. $3,600. $6,300. $450. $1,800. $1,800. $1,500. $22,600. $250. $450. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jul 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1 $18,900. $10,200. $1,489,900. $298,000. $7,500. $1,700. $7,500. $9,300. $5,500. $1,489,900. $298,000. $7,500. $1,300. $7,500. $9,300. $5,500. $1,489,900. $298,000. $7,500. $1,200. $7,500. $9,300. $5,500. 44161 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 28, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Type of proceeding Fee (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). (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] $1,489,900. $298,000. $7,500. $1,400. $7,500. $6,600. $5,500. $2,400. $69,700. $12,900. $100. $750. $8,000. $250. $250. 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 inadequacy. (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] $350. $350. $150. $20,600. $150. $250. $8,800. $1,000. $1,400. $7,000. $250. $250. $350. $250. $250. $250. $550. PART VI: Informal Proceedings sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES (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 .................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jul 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1 $1,200. $100. $1 per page. ($24 minimum charge.) $75. $150. $600. $75. $150. $200. $41 per document. $250. $1,100. $1,400. 44162 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 28, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Type of proceeding Fee (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] $5,100. $500. $75. $75. $75. $75. $150. $250. PART VII: Services (96) Messenger delivery of decision to a railroad carrier’s Washington, DC, agent ....................................................... (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. 2010–18460 Filed 7–27–10; 8:45 am] sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Jul 27, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1 $32 per delivery. $24 per list. $150. $47 per party. $400. $47 per party. $150. $25. $250 per year. $112 per hour.

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

49 CFR Part 1002

[Docket No. EP 542 (Sub-No. 17)]


Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection 
With Licensing and Related Services--2010 Update

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Final rules.

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SUMMARY: The Board adopts its 2010 User-Fee Update and revises its fee 
schedule to reflect increased costs associated with the January 2010 
government salary increases, to reflect government fringe benefits, and 
to consider changes to the Board's overhead costs.

DATES: Effective Date: These rules are effective on August 27, 2010.

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 
generally revised based on the cost-study formula set forth at 49 CFR

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1002.3(d). The fee changes adopted here, which reflect a combination of 
the increased wage costs plus changes to various Board overhead costs 
(mainly decreases from their comparable 2009 levels), result from the 
mechanical application of the update formula in 49 CFR 1002.3(d). 
Application of the formula generally results in fee amounts in this 
2010 update that either remain unchanged or decrease from their 
respective 2009 update levels. No new fees are 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: July 22, 2010.

    By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and 
Comissioner Nottingham.

Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.

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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 (b) and (c); 
paragraph (f)(1); the table in paragraph (g)(6); to read as follows:


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

* * * * *
    (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 $41.00 per hour.
    (c) Service involved in checking records to be certified to 
determine authenticity, including clerical work, etc., identical 
thereto, at the rate of $28.00 per hour.
* * * * *
    (f) * * *
    (1) A fee of $71.00 per hour for professional staff time will be 
charged when it is required to fulfill a request for ADP data.
* * * * *
    (g) * * *
    (6) * * *

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                   Grade                           Rate                     Grade                    Rate
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GS-1......................................              $12.01  GS-9........................              $28.04
GS-2......................................               13.07  GS-10.......................               30.88
GS-3......................................               14.73  GS-11.......................               33.92
GS-4......................................               16.54  GS-12.......................               40.66
GS-5......................................               18.50  GS-13.......................               48.21
GS-6......................................               20.63  GS-14.......................               57.13
GS-7......................................               22.92  GS-15 and over..............               67.21
GS-8......................................               25.38
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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
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(1) An application for the         $4,400.
 pooling or division of traffic.
(2)(i) An application involving    $2,000.
 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      $3,200.
 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      $2,600.
 exemption filed under 49 U.S.C.
 13541(d).
(3) An application for approval    $27,600.
 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....  $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]
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      PART II: Rail Licensing Proceedings other than Abandonment or
                       Discontinuance Proceedings
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(11) (i) An application for a      $7,200.
 certificate authorizing the
 extension, acquisition, or
 operation of lines of railroad.
 49 U.S.C. 10901.

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    (ii) Notice of exemption       $1,800.
     under 49 CFR.
    1150.31-1150.35..............
    (iii) Petition for exemption   $12,500.
     under 49 U.S.C. 10502.
(12) (i) An application involving  $74,500.
 the construction of a rail line.
    (ii) A notice of exemption     $1,800.
     involving construction of a
     rail line under 49 CFR
     1150.36.
    (iii) A petition for           $74,500.
     exemption under 49 U.S.C.
     10502 involving construction
     of a rail line.
    (iv) A request for             $250.
     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     $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  $6,200.
 II or class III carrier to
 acquire an extended or
 additional rail line under 49
 U.S.C. 10902.
    (ii) Notice of exemption       $1,800.
     under 49 CFR 1150.41-1150.45.
    (iii) Petition for exemption   $6,600.
     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        $1,700.
 certificate of public
 convenience and necessity under
 49 CFR 1150.21-1150.24.
(16) An application for a land-    $6,000.
 use-exemption permit for a
 facility existing as of October
 16, 2008 under 49 U.S.C. 10909.
(17) An application for a land-    $21,100.
 use-exemption permit for a
 facility not existing as of
 October 16, 2008 under 49 U.S.C.
 10909.
(18)-(20) [Reserved]
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 PART III: Rail Abandonment or Discontinuance of Transportation Services
                               Proceedings
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(21)(i) An application for         $22,100.
 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       $3,600.
     abandonment or
     discontinuance under 49 CFR
     1152.50.
    (iii) A petition for           $6,300.
     exemption under 49 U.S.C.
     10502.
(22) An application for authority  $450.
 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         $1,800.
 bankrupt railroads.
(24) A request for waiver of       $1,800.
 filing 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    $22,600.
 conditions for the sale of or
 subsidy for a rail line proposed
 to be abandoned.
(27) (i) A request for a trail     $250.
 use condition in an abandonment
 proceeding under 16
 U.S.C.1247(d).
    (ii) A request to extend the   $450.
     period to negotiate a trail
     use agreement.
(28)-(35) [Reserved]
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     PART IV: Rail Applications to Enter Upon a Particular Financial
                    Transaction or Joint Arrangement
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(36) An application for use of     $18,900.
 terminal facilities or other
 applications under 49 U.S.C.
 11102.
(37) An application for the        $10,200.
 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........  $1,489,900.
    (ii) Significant transaction.  $298,000.
    (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    $9,300.
     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........  $1,489,900.
    (ii) Significant transaction.  $298,000.
    (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    $9,300.
     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........  $1,489,900.
    (ii) Significant transaction.  $298,000.
    (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    $9,300.
     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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(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........  $1,489,900.
    (ii) Significant transaction.  $298,000.
    (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).
(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   $69,700.
 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....  $12,900.
    (ii) Minor amendment.........  $100.
(45) An application for authority  $750.
 to hold a position as officer or
 director under 49 U.S.C. 11328.
(46) A petition for exemption      $8,000.
 under 49 U.S.C. 10502 (other
 than a rulemaking) filed by rail
 carrier not otherwise covered.
(47) National Railroad Passenger   $250.
 Corporation (Amtrak) conveyance
 proceeding under 45 U.S.C. 562.
(48) National Railroad Passenger   $250.
 Corporation (Amtrak)
 compensation proceeding under
 Section 402(a) of the Rail
 Passenger Service Act.
(49)-(55) [Reserved]
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                       PART V: Formal Proceedings
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(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          $20,600.
     complaints (except
     competitive access
     complaints).
    (v) Competitive access         $150.
     complaints.
    (vi) A request for an order    $250.
     compelling a rail carrier to
     establish a common carrier
     rate.
(57) A complaint seeking or a      $8,800.
 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             $1,000.
     declaratory 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             $250.
 proceedings.
(61)(i) An appeal of a Surface     $250.
 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     $250.
 proceedings.
(63)(i) Expedited relief for       $250.
 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      $250.
     service inadequacies: A
     request for temporary relief
     under 49 U.S.C. 10705 and
     11102, and 49 CFR part 1147
     for service inadequacy.
(64) A request for waiver or       $550.
 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]
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                      PART VI: Informal Proceedings
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(76) An application for authority  $1,200.
 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    $100.
 permission for short notice or
 the waiver of other tariff
 publishing requirements.
(78) The filing of tariffs,        $1 per page.
 including supplements, or         ($24 minimum charge.)
 contract summaries.
(79) Special docket applications
 from rail and water carriers:
    (i) Applications involving     $75.
     $25,000 or less.
    (ii) Applications involving    $150.
     over $25,000.
(80) Informal complaint about      $600.
 rail rate applications.
(81) Tariff reconciliation
 petitions from motor common
 carriers:
    (i) Petitions involving        $75.
     $25,000 or less.
    (ii) Petitions involving over  $150.
     $25,000.
(82) Request for a determination   $200.
 of 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          $1,400.
 informal opinion not otherwise
 covered.

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    (ii) A proposal to use on a    $5,100.
     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         $500.
     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................  $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             $250.
 adjudicatory services not
 otherwise covered.
(89)-(95) [Reserved]
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                           PART VII: Services
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(96) Messenger delivery of         $32 per delivery.
 decision to a railroad carrier's
 Washington, DC, agent.
(97) Request for service or        $24 per list.
 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.........  $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    $250 per year.
     File for all years prior to
     the most current year
     Carload Waybill Sample data
     available, provided on CD-R.
    (ii) Specialized programming   $112 per hour.
     for Waybill requests to the
     Board.
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[FR Doc. 2010-18460 Filed 7-27-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P