Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads, 36590-36591 [2021-14680]

Download as PDF 36590 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 130 / Monday, July 12, 2021 / Notices Register on June 16, 2021.3 On June 30, 2021, the Exchange withdrew the proposed rule change (SR–CboeEDGA– 2021–013). SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–92329; File No. SR– CboeEDGX–2021–027] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Withdrawal of a Proposed Rule Change To Introduce a New Data Product To Be Known as Short Sale Volume Data On May 28, 2021, Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to introduce a new data product to be known as Short Sale Volume data. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on June 16, 2021.3 On June 30, 2021, the Exchange withdrew the proposed rule change (SR–CboeEDGX– 2021–027). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.4 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–14691 Filed 7–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–92328; File No. SR– CboeEDGA–2021–013] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Withdrawal of a Proposed Rule Change To Introduce a New Data Product To Be Known as Short Sale Volume Data SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–92331; File No. SRCboeBZX–2021–042] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Withdrawal of a Proposed Rule Change To Introduce a New Data Product To Be Known as Short Sale Volume Data July 6, 2021. On May 28, 2021, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to introduce a new data product to be known as Short Sale Volume data. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on June 16, 2021.3 On June 30, 2021, the Exchange withdrew the proposed rule change (SR–CboeBZX– 2021–042). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.4 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–14695 Filed 7–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P July 6, 2021. On May 28, 2021, Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to introduce a new data product to be known as Short Sale Volume data. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2021–14693 Filed 7–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P July 6, 2021. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 92147 (June 10, 2021), 86 FR 32085. Comment on the proposed rule change is located at: https:// www.sec.gov/comments/sr-cboeedgx-2021-027/ srcboeedgx2021027.htm. 4 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.4 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. 19:42 Jul 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Dated: July 8, 2021. Vanessa A. Countryman, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–14892 Filed 7–8–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 92151 (June 10, 2021), 86 FR 32099. Comment on the proposed rule change is located at: https:// www.sec.gov/comments/sr-cboeedga-2021-013/ srcboeedga2021013.htm. 4 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 92148 (June 10, 2021), 86 FR 32088. Comment on the proposed rule change is located at: https:// www.sec.gov/comments/sr-cboebzx-2021–042/ srcboebzx2021042.htm. 4 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). PO 00000 The meeting will be held via remote means and/or at the Commission’s headquarters, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549. STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the closed meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. In the event that the time, date, or location of this meeting changes, an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, and/or place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website at https:// www.sec.gov. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (6), (7), (8), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (a)(5), (a)(6), (a)(7), (a)(8), (a)(9)(ii) and (a)(10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the closed meeting. The subject matter of the closed meeting will consist of the following topics: Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings; Resolution of litigation claims; and Other matters relating to examinations and enforcement proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting agenda items that may consist of adjudicatory, examination, litigation, or regulatory matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: For further information; please contact Vanessa A. Countryman from the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. PLACE: Sfmt 4703 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 748] Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is publishing the annual deflator factor and inflation-adjusted railroad revenue thresholds for 2020. The deflator factor is used by the railroads E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 36591 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 130 / Monday, July 12, 2021 / Notices 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 the Board’s reporting requirements. The Board’s annual deflator factor is based on the annual average Railroad Freight Price Index developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is used to deflate revenues for comparison with established revenue thresholds. RAILROAD REVENUE THRESHOLDS 1 Year Factor 2016 ............................................................................................................................................. 2017 ............................................................................................................................................. 2018 ............................................................................................................................................. 2019 ............................................................................................................................................. 2020 2 ........................................................................................................................................... The deflator factor is applicable January 1, 2020. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245–0333. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: July 6, 2021. By the Board, William Brennan, Ph.D., Chief Economist & Director, Office of Economics. Eden Besera, Clearance Clerk. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 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). On April 5, 2021, the Board issued a Final Rule in Montana Rail Link, Inc.—Petition for Rulemaking—Classification of Carriers, Docket No. EP 763, in which the revenue classification level for Class I railroads was raised from $250 million (1991 dollars) to $900 million (2019 dollars) effective for the reporting year beginning January 1, 2020. The Class II threshold was converted and rounded from $20 million (1991 dollars) to $40.4 million (2019 dollars). 2 The 2019 values reflect those in Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads, EP 748 (STB served June 10, 2020). The 2020 values are based on the new thresholds established in Docket No. EP 763 and the deflator factor is referenced to the new base year of 2019. As the Railroad Freight Price Index remained the same from 2019 to 2020, the annual deflator factor for 2020 is 1.0000. 17:26 Jul 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2021–0006] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Highway Project, Bronx County, NY Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: FHWA is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to solicit comments and advise the public, agencies, and stakeholders that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for the proposed replacement or rehabilitation of the Shore Road Bridge over the Hutchinson River in Bronx County, New York (the Project). This NOI contains a summary of the information required in the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations. This NOI should be reviewed together with the NOI Report, which contains important details about the proposed project and supplements the information in this NOI. Persons and agencies who may be interested in or affected by the proposed project are encouraged to comment on the information in this NOI and the NOI Report. DATES: Comments on the NOI or the NOI Report are to be received by FHWA at the address below by August 11, 2021. ADDRESSES: This NOI and the NOI Report are also available in the docket referenced above at https:// www.regulations.gov. and on the project website located at https://shoreroad bridgebx.com/. The NOI Report will be mailed upon request. To submit comments on the NOI or the NOI Report, please submit them by only one of the following means to SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2021–14680 Filed 7–9–21; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.5585 0.5390 0.5103 0.4952 1.0000 Class I 447,621,226 463,860,933 489,935,956 504,803,294 900,000,000 Class II 35,809,698 37,108,875 39,194,876 40,384,263 40,400,000 ensure you do not duplicate your submissions: • Mail: Federal Highway Administration, New York Division, Attention: Shore Road Bridge Project (PIN X773.63), Leo W. O’Brien Federal Building, 11A Clinton Avenue, Suite 719, Albany, New York 12207. • Mail: New York City Department of Transportation, Division of Bridges, Shore Road Bridge Project Team, Attention: Joannene Kidder, 55 Water Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10041. • Email: ShoreRoadBridgeBX@ dot.nyc.gov. The comments received during this 30-day comment period will be published in the Draft EIS without change, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard J. Marquis, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, New York Division, Leo W. O’Brien Federal Building, 11A Clinton Avenue, Suite 719, Albany, New York 12207, Telephone: (518) 431– 4127, Email: Rick.Marquis@dot.gov or Naim Rasheed, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation, Traffic Engineering & Planning, 55 Water Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10004, Telephone: (212) 839–7710, Email: ShoreRoadBridgeBX@ dot.nyc.gov. Interested persons can also use the Shore Road Bridge email address referenced above to request to be added to the project mailing list to receive notices of future project information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FHWA, as Federal lead agency, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), as joint lead agency, and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), as project sponsor and joint lead agency, are preparing an EIS for the Shore Road Bridge over Hutchinson River Project located in the Bronx, New York, in accordance with the requirements of the E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 130 (Monday, July 12, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36590-36591]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-14680]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. EP 748]


Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads

    The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is publishing the annual 
deflator factor and inflation-adjusted railroad revenue thresholds for 
2020. The deflator factor is used by the railroads

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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 the Board's reporting 
requirements.
    The Board's annual deflator factor is based on the annual average 
Railroad Freight Price Index developed by the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics and is used to deflate revenues for comparison with 
established revenue thresholds.

                                         Railroad Revenue Thresholds \1\
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                              Year                                    Factor          Class I        Class II
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2016............................................................          0.5585     447,621,226      35,809,698
2017............................................................          0.5390     463,860,933      37,108,875
2018............................................................          0.5103     489,935,956      39,194,876
2019............................................................          0.4952     504,803,294      40,384,263
2020 \2\........................................................          1.0000     900,000,000      40,400,000
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DATES: The deflator factor is applicable January 1, 2020.
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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). On April 5, 2021, the Board 
issued a Final Rule in Montana Rail Link, Inc.--Petition for 
Rulemaking--Classification of Carriers, Docket No. EP 763, in which 
the revenue classification level for Class I railroads was raised 
from $250 million (1991 dollars) to $900 million (2019 dollars) 
effective for the reporting year beginning January 1, 2020. The 
Class II threshold was converted and rounded from $20 million (1991 
dollars) to $40.4 million (2019 dollars).
    \2\ The 2019 values reflect those in Indexing the Annual 
Operating Revenues of Railroads, EP 748 (STB served June 10, 2020). 
The 2020 values are based on the new thresholds established in 
Docket No. EP 763 and the deflator factor is referenced to the new 
base year of 2019. As the Railroad Freight Price Index remained the 
same from 2019 to 2020, the annual deflator factor for 2020 is 
1.0000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245-0333. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
    Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: July 6, 2021.

    By the Board, William Brennan, Ph.D., Chief Economist & 
Director, Office of Economics.
Eden Besera,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2021-14680 Filed 7-9-21; 8:45 am]
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