Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2011 Determination, 64185-64186 [2012-25665]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 202 / Thursday, October 18, 2012 / Notices Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2012–0097. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Williams, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–0903, Email Linda.Williams@dot.gov. As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel FIRE BELLE is: 6 pack sightseeing charters. Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: Geographic Region: Washington; Alaska (excluding waters in Southeastern Alaska and waters north of a line between Gore Point to Cape Suckling [including the North Gulf Coast and Prince William Sound]). The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2012–0097 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:15 Oct 17, 2012 Jkt 229001 comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: October 11, 2012. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. 64185 655 Fifteenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott M. Zimmerman, (202) 245–0386. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision served October 18, 2012, which is available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: October 9, 2012. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Begeman. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–25650 Filed 10–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P [FR Doc. 2012–25625 Filed 10–17–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4910–81–P Surface Transportation Board DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35644] BNSF Railway Company—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Nebraska Northeastern Railway Company Surface Transportation Board. ACTION: Notice of exemption. AGENCY: The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323–25 for BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), a Class I rail carrier, to acquire and operate a 120.4-mile rail line owned by Nebraska Northeastern Railway Company (NENE), a Class III rail carrier, between milepost 4.0, near Ferry Station, Neb., and milepost 124.4, at O’Neill, Neb. Upon consummation of the authorized transaction, BNSF would replace NENE as the only rail carrier providing freight service on the line. The acquisition and operation exemption is subject to standard labor protective conditions. DATES: This exemption will be effective on November 17, 2012. Petitions to stay must be filed by November 2, 2012. Petitions to reopen must be filed by November 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send an original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to Docket No. FD 35644 to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, send one copy of pleadings to: Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. EP 552 (Sub-No. 16)] Railroad Revenue Adequacy—2011 Determination Surface Transportation Board. Notice of decision. AGENCY: ACTION: On October 16, 2012, the Board served a decision announcing the 2011 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation’s Class I railroads. Two carriers, Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries and Union Pacific Railroad Company, were found to be revenue adequate. DATES: Effective Date: This decision is effective on October 16, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Aguiar, (202) 245–0323. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is required to make an annual determination of railroad revenue adequacy. A railroad is considered revenue adequate under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a) if it achieves a rate of return on net investment equal to at least the current cost of capital for the railroad industry for 2011, determined to be 11.57% in Railroad Cost of Capital— 2011, Docket No. EP 558 (Sub-No. 15) (STB served Sept. 13, 2012). This revenue adequacy standard was applied to each Class I railroad. Two carriers, Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries and Union Pacific Railroad Company, were found to be revenue adequate for 2011. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 64186 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 202 / Thursday, October 18, 2012 / Notices The decision in this proceeding is posted on the Board’s Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245–0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at (800) 877–8339. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Decided: October 15, 2012. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Begeman. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. Legal Division Performance Review Board, Internal Revenue Service Panel: 1. Chairperson, Erik Corwin, Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical) 2. Frances F. Regan, Area Counsel (Small Business/Self Employed) 3. Janine Cook, Deputy Division Counsel/Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (TEGE) 4. Ronald Dabrowski, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (International) 5. Michael P. Corrado, Area Counsel (Large Business and International) This publication is required by 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4). Dated: October 9, 2012. William J. Wilkins, Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. [FR Doc. 2012–25613 Filed 10–17–12; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2012–25665 Filed 10–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Appointment of Members of the Legal Division to the Performance Review Board, Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 13614 Under the authority granted to me as Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service by the General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury by General Counsel Directive 15, pursuant to the Civil Service Reform Act, I have appointed the following persons to the Legal Division Performance Review Board, Internal Revenue Service Panel: 1. Christian Weidman, Deputy General Counsel 2. Ruth Perez, IRS, Deputy Commissioner (Small Business/Self Employed) 3. Paul DeNard, IRS, Deputy Commissioner (Domestic), LBI This publication is required by 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4). Dated: October 9, 2012. William J. Wilkins, Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. [FR Doc. 2012–25617 Filed 10–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Appointment of Members of the Legal Division to the Performance Review Board, Internal Revenue Service Under the authority granted to me as Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service by the General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury by General Counsel Directive 15, pursuant to the Civil Service Reform Act, I have appointed the following persons to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:15 Oct 17, 2012 Jkt 229001 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 13614, Interview and Intake Sheet. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 17, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622–6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Interview and Intake Sheet. OMB Number: 1545–1964. Form Number: Form 13614–C and 13614–C (SP). PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Abstract: Forms 13614–C and 13614– C (SP) contain a standardized list of required intake questions to guide volunteers in asking taxpayers basic questions about themselves. The intake sheet is an effective tool ensuring that critical taxpayer information is obtained and applied during the interview process. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to these forms at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit organizations, and not-for-profit institutions, and Federal Government. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,375,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 562,583. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: October 12, 2012. Allan Hopkins, Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2012–25588 Filed 10–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 202 (Thursday, October 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64185-64186]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25665]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. EP 552 (Sub-No. 16)]


Railroad Revenue Adequacy--2011 Determination

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Notice of decision.

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SUMMARY: On October 16, 2012, the Board served a decision announcing 
the 2011 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I 
railroads. Two carriers, Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad 
Subsidiaries and Union Pacific Railroad Company, were found to be 
revenue adequate.

DATES: Effective Date: This decision is effective on October 16, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Aguiar, (202) 245-0323. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is required to make an annual 
determination of railroad revenue adequacy. A railroad is considered 
revenue adequate under 49 U.S.C. 10704(a) if it achieves a rate of 
return on net investment equal to at least the current cost of capital 
for the railroad industry for 2011, determined to be 11.57% in Railroad 
Cost of Capital--2011, Docket No. EP 558 (Sub-No. 15) (STB served Sept. 
13, 2012). This revenue adequacy standard was applied to each Class I 
railroad. Two carriers, Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries 
and Union Pacific Railroad Company, were found to be revenue adequate 
for 2011.

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    The decision in this proceeding is posted on the Board's Web site 
at www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by 
contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and 
Compliance at (202) 245-0238. Assistance for the hearing impaired is 
available through FIRS at (800) 877-8339.
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or the conservation of energy resources.

    Decided: October 15, 2012.

    By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and 
Commissioner Begeman.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
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