Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads, 27819-27820 [2018-12759]

Download as PDF 27819 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2018 / Notices with our regulations at 20 CFR 401.40 and 401.45. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: This system of records has been exempted from certain provisions of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2). Rules have been promulgated in accordance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553(b), (c), and (e) and have been published in today’s Federal Register. HISTORY: None. [FR Doc. 2018–12818 Filed 6–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10430] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Iraqi Citizens and Nationals Employed by U.S. Federal Contractors and Grantees Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. 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[FR Doc. 2018–12723 Filed 6–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–33–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 748] Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is publishing the annual inflationadjusted index factors for 2017. 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 on 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 Freight Price Index developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 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: STB RAILROAD INFLATION-ADJUSTED INDEX AND DEFLATOR FACTOR TABLE Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... 14JNN1 Index 409.50 411.80 415.50 418.80 418.17 417.46 419.67 424.54 423.01 428.64 436.48 445.03 454.33 473.41 522.41 Deflator 1 100.00 99.45 98.55 97.70 97.85 98.02 97.50 96.38 96.72 95.45 93.73 91.92 90.03 86.40 78.29 27820 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2018 / Notices of the subject property will result in the STB RAILROAD INFLATION-ADJUSTED the Curtis Municipal Airport (47V), land at the Curtis Municipal Airport INDEX AND DEFLATOR FACTOR Curtis, Nebraska. (47V) being changed from aeronautical TABLE—Continued SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to rule and Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Index .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... .......................... Deflator 567.34 588.30 656.78 619.73 652.29 708.80 740.61 764.19 778.41 749.22 732.38 758.95 72.09 69.52 62.28 66.00 62.71 57.71 55.23 53.53 52.55 54.60 55.85 53.90 1 In Montana Rail Link, Inc., & Wisconsin Central Ltd., Joint Petition for Rulemaking with Respect to 49 CFR part 1201, 8 I.C.C.2d 625 (1992), the Board’s predecessor, the Interstate Commerce Commission, 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). Application of the annual deflator factors results in the following annual revenue thresholds: RAILROAD REVENUE THRESHOLDS Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... Factor 0.5353 0.5255 0.5460 0.5585 0.5390 Class I Class II 467,063,129 475,754,803 457,913,998 447,621,226 463,860,933 37,365,050 38,060,384 36,633,120 35,809,698 37,108,875 Board decisions and notices are available on our website at WWW.STB.GOV. Applicable Date: January 1, 2017. For Further Information Contact: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339]. Decided: June 8, 2018. By the Board, William Brennan, Acting Director, Office of Economics. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–12759 Filed 6–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Request To Release Airport Property Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Rule on Request to Release Airport Property at AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jun 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 invites public comment on the release of land at the Curtis Municipal Airport, Curtis, Nebraska. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Lynn D. Martin, Airports Compliance Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, ACE–610C, 901 Locust, Room 364, Kansas City, MO 64106. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to: Mr. Douglas Schultz, City Clerk, P.O. Box 6, Curtis, NE 69025–0006 (308) 367–4122. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn D. Martin, Airports Compliance Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, ACE–610C, 901 Locust, Room 364, Kansas City, MO 64106, (816) 329–2644, lynn.martin@faa.gov. The request to release property may be reviewed, by appointment, in person at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA invites public comment on the request to release approximately 0.81 ± acres of airport property at the Curtis Municipal Airport (47V) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). On April 30, 2018, Mr. Schultz, the City Clerk of Curtis, NE requested from the FAA that approximately 0.81± acres of airport property be released for sale to the City of Curtis for them to sell to the Welch Seed LLC for a portion of their agricultural seed sales business. On June 7, 2018, the FAA determined that the request to release property at the Curtis Municipal Airport (47V) submitted by the Sponsor meets the procedural requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration and the release of the property does not and will not impact future aviation needs at the airport. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, no sooner than thirty days after the publication of this notice. The following is a brief overview of the request: The Curtis Municipal Airport (47V) is proposing the release of airport property totaling 0.81 acres, more or less. This land is to be used for a portion of an agricultural seed sales business. The release of land is necessary to comply with Federal Aviation Administration Grant Assurances that do not allow federally acquired airport property to be used for non-aviation purposes. The sale PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to non-aeronautical use and release the lands from the conditions of the Airport Improvement Program Grant Agreement Grant Assurances. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 47107(c)(2)(B)(i) and (iii), the airport will receive fair market value for the property, which will be subsequently reinvested in another eligible airport improvement project for general aviation facilities at the Curtis Municipal Airport. Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon appointment and request, inspect the application, notice and other documents determined by the FAA to be related to the application in person at the Curtis Municipal Airport. Issued in Kansas City, MO, on June 7, 2018. Jim A. Johnson, Director, Airports Division. [FR Doc. 2018–12814 Filed 6–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Schools— FAR 141 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves the submission of FAA Form 8420–8, which is used as the base document to initiate and/or confirm the status of the schools’ eligibility to hold an FAA Form 8000– 4, Air Agency Certificate. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Barbara Hall, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP– 110, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 115 (Thursday, June 14, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27819-27820]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12759]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. EP 748]


Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads

    The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is publishing the annual 
inflation-adjusted index factors for 2017. 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 on 
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 Freight Price Index developed by the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics. 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:

     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

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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
2016..............................................     732.38      55.85
2017..............................................     758.95      53.90
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\1\ In Montana Rail Link, Inc., & Wisconsin Central Ltd., Joint Petition
  for Rulemaking with Respect to 49 CFR part 1201, 8 I.C.C.2d 625
  (1992), the Board's predecessor, the Interstate Commerce Commission,
  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).

    Application of the annual deflator factors results in the following 
annual revenue thresholds:

                       Railroad Revenue Thresholds
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Year                   Factor     Class I      Class II
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2013................................    0.5353  467,063,129   37,365,050
2014................................    0.5255  475,754,803   38,060,384
2015................................    0.5460  457,913,998   36,633,120
2016................................    0.5585  447,621,226   35,809,698
2017................................    0.5390  463,860,933   37,108,875
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Board decisions and notices are available on our website at 
WWW.STB.GOV.
    Applicable Date: January 1, 2017.
    For Further Information Contact: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245-0333. 
[Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-
800-877-8339].

    Decided: June 8, 2018.

    By the Board, William Brennan, Acting Director, Office of 
Economics.
Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2018-12759 Filed 6-13-18; 8:45 am]
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