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Download as PDF 2028 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / Unified Agenda SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 49 CFR Ch. X [STB Ex Parte No. 536 (Sub-No. 43)] Semiannual Regulatory Agenda Surface Transportation Board. Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: ACTION: The Surface Transportation Board is publishing the Acting Chairman’s agenda of rulemaking actions pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (Pub. L. 96–354, 94 Stat. 1164) (Sep. 19, 1980). The items listed in the Regulatory Flexibility Agenda for fall 2017 reflect the priorities of the Acting Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board and do not necessarily reflect the priorities of any other individual Board Member. Listed below are the regulatory actions to be developed or reviewed during the next 12 months. Following each rule identified is a brief description of the rule, including its purpose and legal basis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A contact person is identified for each of the rules listed below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The RFA, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., sets forth a number SUMMARY: of requirements for agency rulemaking. Among other things, the RFA requires that, semiannually, each agency shall publish in the Federal Register a Regulatory Flexibility Agenda, which shall contain: (1) A brief description of the subject area of any rule that the agency expects to propose or promulgate, which is likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; (2) A summary of the nature of any such rule under consideration for each subject area listed in the agenda pursuant to paragraph (1), the objectives and legal basis for the issuance of the rule, and an approximate schedule for completing action on any rule for which the agency has issued a general notice of proposed rulemaking; and (3) The name and telephone number of an agency official knowledgeable about the items listed in paragraph (1). Accordingly, a list of proceedings appears below containing information about subject areas in which the Board is currently conducting rulemaking proceedings or may institute such proceedings in the near future. It also contains information about existing regulations being reviewed to determine whether to propose modifications through rulemaking. The agenda represents the Acting Chairman’s best estimate of rules that will be considered over the next 12 months. However, section 602(d) of the RFA, 5 U.S.C. 602(d), provides: ‘‘Nothing in [section 602] precludes an agency from considering or acting on any matter not included in a Regulatory Flexibility Agenda or requires an agency to consider or act on any matter listed in such agenda.’’ The Acting Chairman is publishing the agency’s Regulatory Flexibility Agenda for fall 2017 as part of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Unified Agenda). The Unified Agenda is coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), pursuant to Executive Orders 12866 and 13563. The Acting Chairman is participating voluntarily in the program to assist OMB and has included rulemaking proceedings in the Unified Agenda beyond those required by the RFA. Dated: September 18, 2017. By the Board, Acting Chairman Begeman. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 498 .................... Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC Exemptions, EP 704 (Sub-No. 1) .................................... SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD (STB) Long-Term Actions 498. Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC Exemptions, EP 704 (SubNo. 1) sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency. Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 10502; 49 U.S.C. 13301 Abstract: In this proceeding, the Board is proposing to revoke the class exemptions for the rail transportation of: (1) Crushed or broken stone or rip-rap; (2) hydraulic cement; and (3) coke VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:33 Jan 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 produced from coal, primary iron or steel products, and iron or steel scrap, wastes, or tailings. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Reply Comment Period End. Next Action Undetermined. 03/28/16 07/26/16 FR Cite 81 FR 17125 08/26/16 2140–AB29 Agency Contact: Scott M. Zimmerman, Deputy Director, Office of Proceedings, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001, Phone: 202 245–0386, Email: scott.zimmerman@stb.gov. Francis O’Connor, Section Chief, Chemical & Agricultural Transportation, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001, Phone: 202 245–0331, Email: francis.o’connor@stb.gov. RIN: 2140–AB29 [FR Doc. 2017–28248 Filed 1–11–18; 8:45 am] Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\12JAP27.SGM 12JAP27

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

49 CFR Ch. X

[STB Ex Parte No. 536 (Sub-No. 43)]


Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board is publishing the Acting 
Chairman's agenda of rulemaking actions pursuant to the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (RFA) (Pub. L. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164) (Sep. 19, 1980). 
The items listed in the Regulatory Flexibility Agenda for fall 2017 
reflect the priorities of the Acting Chairman of the Surface 
Transportation Board and do not necessarily reflect the priorities of 
any other individual Board Member.
    Listed below are the regulatory actions to be developed or reviewed 
during the next 12 months. Following each rule identified is a brief 
description of the rule, including its purpose and legal basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A contact person is identified for 
each of the rules listed below.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The RFA, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., sets forth a 
number of requirements for agency rulemaking. Among other things, the 
RFA requires that, semiannually, each agency shall publish in the 
Federal Register a Regulatory Flexibility Agenda, which shall contain:
    (1) A brief description of the subject area of any rule that the 
agency expects to propose or promulgate, which is likely to have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities;
    (2) A summary of the nature of any such rule under consideration 
for each subject area listed in the agenda pursuant to paragraph (1), 
the objectives and legal basis for the issuance of the rule, and an 
approximate schedule for completing action on any rule for which the 
agency has issued a general notice of proposed rulemaking; and
    (3) The name and telephone number of an agency official 
knowledgeable about the items listed in paragraph (1).
    Accordingly, a list of proceedings appears below containing 
information about subject areas in which the Board is currently 
conducting rulemaking proceedings or may institute such proceedings in 
the near future. It also contains information about existing 
regulations being reviewed to determine whether to propose 
modifications through rulemaking.
    The agenda represents the Acting Chairman's best estimate of rules 
that will be considered over the next 12 months. However, section 
602(d) of the RFA, 5 U.S.C. 602(d), provides: ``Nothing in [section 
602] precludes an agency from considering or acting on any matter not 
included in a Regulatory Flexibility Agenda or requires an agency to 
consider or act on any matter listed in such agenda.''
    The Acting Chairman is publishing the agency's Regulatory 
Flexibility Agenda for fall 2017 as part of the Unified Agenda of 
Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Unified Agenda). The 
Unified Agenda is coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB), pursuant to Executive Orders 12866 and 13563. The Acting 
Chairman is participating voluntarily in the program to assist OMB and 
has included rulemaking proceedings in the Unified Agenda beyond those 
required by the RFA.

    Dated: September 18, 2017.

    By the Board, Acting Chairman Begeman.
 Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.

             Surface Transportation Board--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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498.......................  Review of Commodity,               2140-AB29
                             Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC
                             Exemptions, EP 704 (Sub-
                             No. 1).
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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD (STB)

Long-Term Actions

498. Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC Exemptions, EP 704 
(Sub-No. 1)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.
    Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 10502; 49 U.S.C. 13301
    Abstract: In this proceeding, the Board is proposing to revoke the 
class exemptions for the rail transportation of: (1) Crushed or broken 
stone or rip-rap; (2) hydraulic cement; and (3) coke produced from 
coal, primary iron or steel products, and iron or steel scrap, wastes, 
or tailings.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/28/16  81 FR 17125
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/26/16
NPRM Reply Comment Period End.......   08/26/16
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Scott M. Zimmerman, Deputy Director, Office of 
Proceedings, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, 
DC 20423-0001, Phone: 202 245-0386, Email: [email protected].
    Francis O'Connor, Section Chief, Chemical & Agricultural 
Transportation, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20423-0001, Phone: 202 245-0331, Email: 
francis.o'[email protected].
    RIN: 2140-AB29

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