Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment, 10262 [2013-03309]

Download as PDF 10262 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2013 / Notices four causes from Part I of the ‘‘Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT)— Field Form.’’ These cause categories are also aligned with the fields that must be input when completing Part G4, field number 14 in the gas distribution incident reporting form. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES C. Summary of Impacted Collections The following information is provided for that information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; (5) Abstract of the information collection activity; (6) Description of affected public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA is only focusing on the revisions detailed in this notice and will request revisions to the following information collection activities. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection: 1. Title: Annual Report for Gas Pipeline Operators. OMB Control Number: N/A. Current Expiration Date: N/A. Type of Request: New Collection. Abstract: PHMSA is looking to revise the gas distribution annual report (PHMSA F 7100.1–1) to improve the granularity of the data collected in several areas. Affected Public: Gas distribution pipeline operators. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Total Annual Responses: 1,440. Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,040. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 4)] Release of Waybill Data Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures— Productivity Adjustment AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Proposed railroad cost recovery procedures productivity adjustment. ACTION: In a decision served on February 8, 2013, we proposed to adopt 1.009 (0.9% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 2007–2011 (5-year) averaging period. This represents a 0.1% increase over the average for the 2006–2010 period. The Board’s February 8, 2013 decision in this proceeding stated that comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and computational errors in our calculation. It also stated that, if there were no further action taken by the Board, the proposed productivity adjustment would become effective on March 1, 2013. SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ADDRESSES: Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 4) to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company and Wisconsin Central Ltd. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pursuant to a temporary trackage rights agreement dated January 24, 2013, Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company and Wisconsin Central Ltd. (collectively, CN) have agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights 1 to Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) over the CN rail lines located: (1) Michael Smith, (202) 245–0322. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site, http://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. [FR Doc. 2013–03331 Filed 2–12–13; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2013–03309 Filed 2–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Jkt 229001 [FR Doc. 2013–03444 Filed 2–12–13; 8:45 am] Surface Transportation Board Decided: February 7, 2013. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Begeman, and Commissioner Mulvey. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. 17:21 Feb 12, 2013 Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. The productivity adjustment is effective March 1, 2013. Comments are due by February 26, 2013. DATES: Issued in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2013. Alan K. Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations. VerDate Mar<15>2010 The Surface Transportation Board has received a request from the Association of American Railroads (WB463–15—1/ 18/13) for permission to use certain data from the Board’s Carload Waybill Samples. A copy of this request may be obtained from the Office of Economics. The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data; therefore, if any parties object to these requests, they should file their objections with the Director of the Board’s Office of Economics within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9. Contact: Megan Conley, (202) 245– 0348. PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FD 35715] 1 NSR states that this notice was not filed under the Board’s class exemption for temporary trackage rights at 49 CFR. 1180.2(d)(8) because the agreement contemplates that the temporary trackage rights will be in effect for more than one year. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8) (‘‘Acquisition of temporary trackage rights by a rail carrier over lines owned or operated by any other rail carrier or carriers that are * * * scheduled to expire on a specific date not to exceed 1 year from the effective date of the exemption.’’) Therefore, NSR concurrently filed a petition for partial revocation of this exemption in Norfolk Southern Railway Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company & Wisconsin Central Ltd., Docket No. FD 35715 (Sub-No. 1), wherein NSR requests that the Board permit the proposed trackage rights arrangement described in the present proceeding to expire 24 months after the commencement date of the agreement, or the date that the Gary City Track Connection, at or near Gary, Ind., is completed and in use, whichever comes first. That petition will be addressed by the Board in a separate decision. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-03309]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 4)]


Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures--Productivity Adjustment

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Proposed railroad cost recovery procedures productivity 
adjustment.

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SUMMARY: In a decision served on February 8, 2013, we proposed to adopt 
1.009 (0.9% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad 
productivity for the 2007-2011 (5-year) averaging period. This 
represents a 0.1% increase over the average for the 2006-2010 period. 
The Board's February 8, 2013 decision in this proceeding stated that 
comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and computational 
errors in our calculation. It also stated that, if there were no 
further action taken by the Board, the proposed productivity adjustment 
would become effective on March 1, 2013.

DATES: The productivity adjustment is effective March 1, 2013. Comments 
are due by February 26, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to 
Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 4) to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Smith, (202) 245-0322. Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision, which is available on our Web site, http://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: February 7, 2013.

    By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Begeman, and 
Commissioner Mulvey.
Derrick A. Gardner,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2013-03309 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P