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Download as PDF Vol. 84 Thursday, No. 247 December 26, 2019 Part XXX Surface Transportation Board khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS30 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:12 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\26DEP30.SGM 26DEP30 71296 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD 49 CFR Ch. X [STB Ex Parte No. 536 (Sub-No. 47)] Regulatory Agenda; Semiannual Regulatory Agenda Surface Transportation Board. Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: ACTION: The Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board is publishing the Regulatory Flexibility Agenda for fall 2019. SUMMARY: A contact person is identified for each of the rules listed below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Regulatory Flexibility Act (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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Chairman’s best estimate of rules that may be considered over the next 12 months, but does not necessarily reflect the views of any other individual Board Member. 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 Chairman is publishing the agency’s Regulatory Flexibility Agenda for fall 2019 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 Board 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: July 26, 2019. By the Board, Chairman Begeman. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Title 530 .................... Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC Exemptions, EP 704 (Sub-No. 1) .................................... SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD (STB) Long-Term Actions 530. Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC Exemptions, EP 704 (SubNo. 1) E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency. Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 10502; 49 U.S.C. 13301 Abstract: The Board proposed to revoke the class exemptions for the rail transportation of: (1) Crushed or broken stone or riprap; (2) hydraulic cement; and (3) coke produced from coal, primary iron or steel products, and iron or steel scrap, wastes, or tailings. On khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS30 Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:12 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 March 19, 2019, the Board issued a decision waiving the prohibition on ex parte communications in this proceeding and providing a 90-day period for meetings with Board members. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Reply Comment Period End. Next Action Undetermined. PO 00000 03/28/16 07/26/16 FR Cite 81 FR 17125 08/26/16 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Amy Ziehm, Branch Chief, Office of Proceedings, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001, Phone: 202 245–0391, Email: amy.ziehm@ stb.gov. Francis O’Connor, Section Chief, Chemical & Agricultural Transportation, Office of Economics, 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. 2019–26564 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 2140–AB29 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\26DEP30.SGM 26DEP30

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

49 CFR Ch. X

[STB Ex Parte No. 536 (Sub-No. 47)]


Regulatory Agenda; Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board is publishing 
the Regulatory Flexibility Agenda for fall 2019.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Regulatory Flexibility Act (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 Chairman's best estimate of rules that 
may be considered over the next 12 months, but does not necessarily 
reflect the views of any other individual Board Member. 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 Chairman is publishing the agency's Regulatory Flexibility 
Agenda for fall 2019 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 Board 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: July 26, 2019.

    By the Board, 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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530.......................  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

530. 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: The Board proposed to revoke the class exemptions for the 
rail transportation of: (1) Crushed or broken stone or riprap; (2) 
hydraulic cement; and (3) coke produced from coal, primary iron or 
steel products, and iron or steel scrap, wastes, or tailings. On March 
19, 2019, the Board issued a decision waiving the prohibition on ex 
parte communications in this proceeding and providing a 90-day period 
for meetings with Board members.
    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: Amy Ziehm, Branch Chief, Office of Proceedings, 
Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423-
0001, Phone: 202 245-0391, Email: [email protected].
    Francis O'Connor, Section Chief, Chemical & Agricultural 
Transportation, Office of Economics, 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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