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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2017-28248
Type: Unknown
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Fulton County, GA
Document Number: 2018-00210
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Civil Monetary Penalties-2018 Adjustment
Document Number: 2018-00166
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is issuing a final rule to implement the annual inflationary adjustment to its civil monetary penalties, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Clark, Floyd, Lawrence, Orange, & Washington Counties, Ind.
Document Number: 2018-00137
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Great Lakes Terminal Railroad, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Great Lakes Reloading, LLC
Document Number: 2018-00020
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancies
Document Number: 2017-28011
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board hereby gives notice of vacancies on RSTAC for two small shipper representatives, one large shipper representative, two small railroad representatives, and two large railroad representatives. The Board seeks suggestions for candidates to fill these vacancies.
Revisions to Arbitration Procedures
Document Number: 2017-28009
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2017-27634
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the first quarter 2018 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. A new base level for the index is calculated in the Board's decision, as the statute requires be done every five years. The first quarter 2018 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.027. The first quarter 2018 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.422. The first quarter 2018 RCAF-5 is 0.402.
The Indiana Rail Road Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-27604
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Greenbrier County, W. Va.
Document Number: 2017-27419
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
City and County of Denver-Acquisition Exemption-Western Stock Show Association in the City and County of Denver, CO
Document Number: 2017-26969
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-26674
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Benton County, Minn.
Document Number: 2017-26515
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Vicksburg Southern Railroad, L.L.C.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2017-26403
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Old Augusta Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-KM Railways, LLC
Document Number: 2017-26267
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Expediting Rate Cases
Document Number: 2017-26153
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to section 11 of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015 (STB Reauthorization Act), the Surface Transportation Board (Board) is modifying rules pertaining to its rate case procedures.
Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Starke County, Indiana
Document Number: 2017-25531
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Alloy Property Company, LLC-Adverse Abandonment-Chicago Terminal Railroad in Chicago, Ill.
Document Number: 2017-25512
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Dickenson County, VA
Document Number: 2017-24900
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Oneida and Marinette Counties, Wis.
Document Number: 2017-24724
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-24627
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) published a document in the Federal Register on October 30, 2017, concerning a request from Thompson Hine LLP, on behalf of itself, Economists, and L.E. Peabody & Associates (WB17-4410/20/17) for permission to use certain unmasked data from the Board's 2006-2016 Carload Waybill Samples. STB is correcting the deadline objections to the request are due.
National Express LLC-Acquisition of Control-Queen City Transportation, LLC
Document Number: 2017-24429
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On October 13, 2017, National Express LLC (National Express or Applicant), a noncarrier, filed an application under to acquire control of Queen City Transportation, LLC (Queen City). The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action.
IHR Holdings, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-Santa Teresa Capital, LLC at Santa Teresa, Dona Ana County, N.M.
Document Number: 2017-24304
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Seminole Gulf Railway, L.P.-Abandonment Exemption-in Sarasota County, Fla.
Document Number: 2017-23963
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Goose Lake Railway, LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-LRY, LLC d.b.a. Lake Railway
Document Number: 2017-23951
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Sureride Charter Inc.-Acquisition of Control-McClintock Enterprises, Inc. D/B/A Goldfield Stage & Company
Document Number: 2017-23904
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On October 3, 2017, Sureride Charter Inc. d/b/a Sundiego Charter Co. d/b/a SunExpress Charter Co. (SCI), an interstate passenger motor carrier, filed an application to acquire McClintock Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Goldfield Stage & Company (the Acquisition Carrier), an interstate passenger motor carrier. The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules.
Ohio River Partners Shareholders LLC-Exemption for Intra-Corporate Family Transaction-Ohio River Partners LLC
Document Number: 2017-23766
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Document Number: 2017-23765
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-23527
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-23454
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Larimer County, CO.
Document Number: 2017-23356
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Savage Companies-Continuance in Control Exemption-Savage Davenport Railroad Company
Document Number: 2017-23325
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Revisions to the Cost-of-Capital Composite Railroad Criteria
Document Number: 2017-22894
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is adopting a final action to update one of the screening criteria used to create the ``composite railroad'' for the Board's annual cost-of-capital determination. This final action requires a company's stock to be listed on either the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ), rather than on either the NYSE or American Stock Exchange (AMEX), as the AMEX no longer exists.
Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad Company-Amended Operation Exemption-Town of North Judson, Ind.
Document Number: 2017-22817
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Buckeye Hammond Railroad LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Lake County, Ind.
Document Number: 2017-22477
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Oneida and Marinette Counties, Wis.
Document Number: 2017-22257
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: 2017-21348
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In a decision served on September 29, 2017, the Surface Transportation Board proposes a second tentative productivity adjustment for the change in the railroad productivity for the 2011- 2015 averaging period, modified to reflect new data, and invites comments on a new ``linking factor'' computed to enable the modified 2015 productivity adjustment to be compared to prior years' productivity adjustments. The Board will also hold a technical workshop with interested parties and Board staff.
Ex Parte Communications in Informal Rulemaking Proceedings
Document Number: 2017-21093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In this decision, the Surface Transportation Board (the Board) proposes to modify its regulations to permit, subject to disclosure requirements, ex parte communications in informal rulemaking proceedings. The Board also proposes other changes to its ex parte rules that would clarify and update when and how interested persons may communicate informally with the Board regarding pending proceedings other than rulemakings. The intent of the proposed regulations is to enhance the Board's ability to make informed decisions through increased stakeholder communications while ensuring that the Board's record-building process in rulemaking proceedings remains transparent and fair.
Renewal of National Grain Car Council
Document Number: 2017-20287
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given that the Surface Transportation Board intends to renew the charter of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC).
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-20505
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Renewal of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-20288
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given that the Surface Transportation Board (Board) intends to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC).
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2017-20136
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the fourth quarter 2017 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2017 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.889. The fourth quarter 2017 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.367. The fourth quarter 2017 RCAF-5 is 0.350.