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[FR Doc. 2016–15398 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [FR Doc. 2016–15602 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads BILLING CODE 4710–AE–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9617] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures From the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts,’’ imported SUMMARY: James E. 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Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made to Alan Krill before Tuesday, July 19. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be possible to fulfill. For additional information, contact Alan Krill, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, at (202) 647–2231, or KrillA@state.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is publishing the annual inflationadjusted index factors for 2015. These factors are used by the railroads to 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 effects 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 (BLS). 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: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices set forth in the SUPPLEMENTARY below. DATES: June 16, 2016. Year Index Deflator ADDRESSES: Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N. Front Street, 1 100.00 1991 .................. 409.50 Harrisburg, PA 17110–1788. 1992 .................. 411.80 99.45 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1993 .................. 415.50 98.55 1994 .................. 418.80 97.70 Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel, 1995 .................. 418.17 97.85 telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 1312; 1996 .................. 417.46 98.02 fax: (717) 238–2436; email: joyler@ 1997 .................. 419.67 97.50 srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be 1998 .................. 424.54 96.38 sent to the above address. See also 1999 .................. 423.01 96.72 Commission Web site at www.srbc.net. 2000 .................. 428.64 95.45 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2001 .................. 436.48 93.73 2002 .................. 445.03 91.92 addition to the actions taken on projects 2003 .................. 454.33 90.03 identified in the summary above and the 2004 .................. 473.41 86.40 listings below, the following items were 2005 .................. 522.41 78.29 also presented or acted upon at the 2006 .................. 567.34 72.09 business meeting: (1) Election of the 2007 .................. 588.30 69.52 member from the State of Maryland as 2008 .................. 656.78 62.28 Chair of the Commission and the 2009 .................. 619.73 66.00 2010 .................. 652.29 62.71 member from the Federal Government 2011 .................. 708.80 57.71 as the Vice Chair of the Commission for 2012 .................. 740.61 55.23 the period of July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2013 .................. 764.19 53.53 2017; (2) adoption of the FY2017–2018 2014 .................. 778.41 52.55 Water Resources Program; (3) adoption 2015 .................. 749.22 54.60 of amendment of the Comprehensive Plan for the Water Resources of the 1 Ex Parte No. 492, Montana Rail Link, Inc., and Wisconsin Central Ltd., Joint Petition For Susquehanna River Basin; (4) adoption Rulemaking With Respect To 49 CFR 1201, 8 of FY2017 Regulatory Program Fee I.C.C. 2d 625 (1992), raised the revenue clas- Schedule, effective July 1, 2016; (5) sification level for Class I railroads from $50 million (1978 dollars) to $250 million (1991 adoption of a preliminary FY2018 dollars), effective for the reporting year begin- budget for the period July 1, 2017, to ning January 1, 1992. The Class II threshold June 30, 2018; (6) adoption of the Policy was also raised from $10 million (1978 dollars) for Sustainable Water Resources Fund; to $20 million (1991 dollars). (7) adoption of the Guidelines for Effective Date: January 1, 2015. Terminating Review of a Project For Further Information Contact: Application; (8) adoption of the Pedro Ramirez 202–245–0333. [Federal Guidelines for Expiring Project Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the Approvals; (9) approval/ratification of hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339] an agreement, purchase of information By the Board, William F. Huneke, Director, technology equipment, and several Office of Economics. contracts; and (10) a report on delegated settlements with the following project Brendetta S. Jones, sponsors, pursuant to SRBC Resolution Clearance Clerk. 2014–15: Vestal Hills Hospitality, in the [FR Doc. 2016–15546 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] amount of $2,000; SWN Production BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Company LLC, in the amount of $7,000; Inflection Energy (PA), LLC, in the amount of $3,000; and Cedar Rock SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN Materials Corp./Bower Quarry, in the COMMISSION amount of $3,000. Actions Taken at June 16, 2016, Compliance Matter Meeting The Commission approved a AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin settlement in lieu of civil penalty for the Commission. following project: 1. New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., ACTION: Notice. Inc., Valley Quarries, Inc.— SUMMARY: As part of its regular business Shippensburg Quarry, Shippensburg meeting held on June 16, 2016, in Borough, Cumberland County, Pa.— Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the $30,000. Commission took the following actions: Project Applications Approved (1) Approved or tabled the applications of certain water resources projects; (2) The Commission approved the accepted a settlement in lieu of penalty following project applications: from New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., 1. Project Sponsor and Facility: Black Inc.; and (3) took additional actions, as Bear Waters, LLC (Lycoming Creek), mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES STB RAILROAD INFLATION-ADJUSTED INDEX AND DEFLATOR FACTOR TABLE VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 INFORMATION PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42785 Lewis Township, Lycoming County, Pa. Renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.900 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20120303). 2. Project Sponsor and Facility: Blossburg Municipal Authority, Bloss Township, Tioga County, Pa. Renewal of groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.288 mgd (30-day average) from Route 15 Well (Docket No. 20120304). 3. Project Sponsor and Facility: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Martins Creek), Harford Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.500 mgd (peak day). 4. Project Sponsor and Facility: Todd and Gemma Campbell (Susquehanna River), Athens Township, Bradford County, Pa. Renewal of surface water withdrawal of up to 0.999 mgd (peak day) (Docket No. 20120609). 5. Project Sponsor and Facility: Mount Joy Borough Authority, East Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Modification to increase withdrawal limit from Well 1 by an additional 0.073 mgd (30-day average), for a total Well 1 withdrawal limit of 1.300 mgd (30-day average) (Docket No. 20110617). 6. Project Sponsor: New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. Project Facility: Burkholder Quarry, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pa. Groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.005 mgd (30-day average) from Sump 4. 7. Project Sponsor: New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. Project Facility: Burkholder Quarry, Earl and Ephrata Townships, Lancaster County, Pa. Modification to increase consumptive water use by an additional 0.07 mgd (peak day), for a total consumptive water use of up to 0.220 mgd (peak day) and to add an additional new source (Sump 4) (Docket No. 20040307). 8. Project Sponsor and Facility: Renovo Energy Center LLC (West Branch Susquehanna River), Renovo Borough, Clinton County, Pa. Surface water withdrawal of up to 0.612 mgd (peak day). 9. Project Sponsor and Facility: Renovo Energy Center LLC, Renovo Borough, Clinton County, Pa. Consumptive water use of up to 0.217 mgd (peak day). 10. Project Sponsor: SUEZ Water Pennsylvania Inc. Project Facility: Newberry System, Newberry Township, York County, Pa. Groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.108 mgd (30-day average) from the Coppersmith Well. 11. Project Sponsor: SUEZ Water Pennsylvania Inc. Project Facility: Newberry System, Newberry Township, York County, Pa. Groundwater withdrawal of up to 0.200 mgd (30-day average) from Conley 1 Well. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 126 (Thursday, June 30, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD


Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads

    The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is publishing the annual 
inflation-adjusted index factors for 2015. These factors are used by 
the railroads to 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 effects 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 (BLS). 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:

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     STB Railroad Inflation-Adjusted Index and Deflator Factor Table
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                     Year                          Index       Deflator
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1991..........................................       409.50   \1\ 100.00
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..........................................       588.30        69.52
2008..........................................       656.78        62.28
2009..........................................       619.73        66.00
2010..........................................       652.29        62.71
2011..........................................       708.80        57.71
2012..........................................       740.61        55.23
2013..........................................       764.19        53.53
2014..........................................       778.41        52.55
2015..........................................       749.22        54.60
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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).

    Effective Date: January 1, 2015.
    For Further Information Contact: Pedro Ramirez 202-245-0333. 
[Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-
800-877-8339]

    By the Board, William F. Huneke, Director, Office of Economics.
Brendetta S. Jones,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2016-15546 Filed 6-29-16; 8:45 am]
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