Surface Transportation Board January 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Motor Carrier Bureaus-Periodic Review Proceeding
Document Number: 05-1401
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board is correcting its notice served on December 13, 2004, and published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2004, to inform the public that Board authorization has not expired for the bureau agreements of two motor carrier rate bureausthe Nationwide Bulk Trucking Association, Inc., and the Machinery Haulers Association, Inc. The Board is also amending its procedural schedule set forth in that notice to extend the deadlines for filing comments, by approximately 2 weeks, as shown below.
CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Control and Operating Leases/Agreements-Conrail Inc. and Consolidated Rail Corporation [Petition to Approve Settlement Agreement and Exempt Embraced Transactions]
Document Number: 05-1400
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. 11327, the Board finds that a settlement agreement that was entered into by Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (collectively, NS) and Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE), when implemented, will satisfy certain conditions imposed in CSX Corp. et al.ControlConrail Inc. et al., 3 S.T.B. 196 (1998). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502 the Board grants the exemption authority sought by NS and W&LE pursuant to the settlement agreement. The Settlement Agreement includes 7 elements. Element 1 provides that W&LE will be granted overhead trackage rights, limited to one train per day per direction, between Bellevue (Yeomans), OH, at Milepost (MP) T-54.7 and Toledo (Manhattan Jct.), OH, at MP CS- 1.30. Element 1 also provides that W&LE will be granted back- up haulage rights for overflow traffic. In STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 96), the Board has granted an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for the Bellevue-Toledo trackage rights, which were originally sought in a responsive application in a rail consolidation proceeding, subject to the labor protective conditions set forth in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.Trackage RightsBN, 354 I.C.C. 605, 610-15 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (1980). Element 2 provides that W&LE will purchase the Toledo Pivot Bridge, which is also known as the Maumee River Bridge (this is a railroad swing bridge that spans the Maumee River in Toledo, OH). In STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 99), the Board has granted a 49 U.S.C. 10502 petition for exemption of the Toledo Pivot Bridge purchase transaction. Any employee affected by the Toledo Pivot Bridge purchase exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 99) will be protected as required by section 10902(d), subject to the standards and procedures established in Wisconsin Central Ltd.Acquisition Exem. Union Pac. RR, 2 S.T.B. 218 (1997), aff'd in relevant part sub nom. Association of American Railroads v. STB, 162 F.3d 101 (D.C. Cir. 1998). Element 3 provides for a 10-year extension of W&LE's lease of NS's Huron Dock on Lake Erie. In STB Finance Docket No. 32516 (Sub- No. 1), the Board has accepted a 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(4) notice of exemption respecting the Huron Dock lease extension. Any employee affected by the Huron Dock lease extension exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 32516 (Sub-No. 1) will be protected by the labor protective conditions set forth in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.Lease and Operate, 354 I.C.C. 732 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). Element 4 provides for a 10-year extension of W&LE's Bellevue-Huron Dock overhead trackage rights, by which W&LE accesses Huron Dock. These trackage rights run over the NS line between approximately MP B242 at Bellevue, OH, and approximately MP B229 at Berlin Heights, OH, and between approximately MP B232 at Shinrock, OH (on the Bellevue-Berlin Heights segment), and approximately MP HU12.2 at the Huron Dock connection in Huron, OH. In STB Finance Docket No. 32525 (Sub-No. 1), the Board has accepted a 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(4) notice of exemption respecting the Bellevue-Huron Dock trackage rights extension. Any employee affected by the trackage rights exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 32525 (Sub-No. 1) will be protected by the labor protective conditions set forth in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co. Trackage RightsBN, 354 I.C.C. 605, 610-15 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (1980). Element 5 provides that W&LE will be granted overhead trackage rights in the Cleveland, OH area between Berea, OH (at MP CD- 194.2), and the Knob, OH (at MP GZ-488.13). In STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 97), the Board has accepted a 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7) notice of exemption for the Berea-Knob trackage rights. Any employee affected by the trackage rights exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub- No. 97) will be protected by the labor protective conditions set forth in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.Trackage RightsBN, 354 I.C.C. 605, 610-15 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (1980). Element 6 provides that NS will be granted overhead trackage rights between Clairton, PA (at MP 5.2), and Bellevue, OH (at MP H53.7), with certain rights of ingress and egress at Mingo Jct., OH, Jewett, OH, Bowerston, OH, and Orrville, OH. In STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 98), the Board has accepted a 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7) notice of exemption for the Clairton-Bellevue trackage rights. Any employee affected by the trackage rights exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 98) will be protected by the labor protective conditions set forth in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.Trackage RightsBN, 354 I.C.C. 605, 610-15 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc. Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (1980). Element 7 provides that, to allow NS to access a new trailer parking facility in the Maple Heights area (Maple Heights is located a few miles southeast of Cleveland), NS will be granted the right to create and use a second road at-grade crossing over W&LE's Cleveland Subdivision line at MP 8.67 under the same terms and conditions that govern NS's use of the existing road at-grade crossing over the W&LE line at MP 9.03. Element 7 further provides for NS and W&LE to negotiate a broader agreement regarding operations in the Maple Heights area. NS and W&LE are currently evaluating two options, both of which involve the lease, by NS, of freight rights on the Randall Secondary.
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.-Acquisition Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 05-1399
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board is granting a petition for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. (WSOR), a Class II carrier, to purchase and lease from the Union Pacific Railroad Company and operate approximately 14 miles of rail line between milepost 1.2 at Sheboygan and milepost 14.95 at Plymouth, WI.
The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Barnes County, ND
Document Number: 05-1211
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Calumet Transload and Railroad, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Calumet Transfer, LLC
Document Number: 05-1210
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Nicholas B. Temple and Eric Temple-Control Exemption-Central Washington Railroad Company
Document Number: 05-1112
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Locust Valley Coal Company d/b/a Locust Valley Line-Acquisition Exemption-Rail Lines in Schuykill County, PA
Document Number: 05-1110
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Central New York Railroad Corporation-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 05-1008
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Tennessee Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Anderson and Campbell Counties, TN
Document Number: 05-908
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-State of South Dakota
Document Number: 05-1011
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
D&I Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-State of South Dakota and Sioux Valley Regional Railroad Authority
Document Number: 05-1010
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Sioux Valley Regional Railroad Authority-Trackage Rights Exemption-Lines of the State of South Dakota
Document Number: 05-1009
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Stillwater Central Railroad, Inc.-Lease Exemption-The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company
Document Number: 05-1007
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Mission Mountain Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition Exemption-The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company
Document Number: 05-1006
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Watco Companies, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Mission Mountain Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 05-1005
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Blackford County, IN
Document Number: 05-1004
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-1003
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CUSA PCSTC, LLC d/b/a Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & Charters-Acquisition of Assets and Business Operations-Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc. d/b/a Roesch Lines
Document Number: 05-695
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CUSA PCSTC, LLC d/b/a Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & Charters (PCSTC), a motor passenger carrier (MC-463273), has filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control and operate certain assets of Roesch Lines (Roesch), a motor passenger carrier (MC- 119843 (Sub-No. 11)) and subsidiary of Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc. (Laidlaw). The transaction was approved on an interim basis under 49 U.S.C. 14303(i), and the Board is now tentatively granting permanent approval. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules under 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8. If no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 05-598
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Northern Lines Railway, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company
Document Number: 05-255
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Caribou County, ID
Document Number: 05-179
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation