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

BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 05-10649
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Kiski Junction Railroad-Acquisition Exemption-Berkman Rail Services
Document Number: 05-10460
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Ameren Energy Generating Company-Construction and Operation Exemption-Coffeen and Walshville, IL
Document Number: 05-10448
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board's (Board) Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in response to a petition filed by the Ameren Energy Generating Company. The petition seeks an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for authority to construct and operate one of two rail lines: An approximately 13.5-mile line in Montgomery County, Illinois, or an approximately 4.6-mile line in Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois. The EA identifies the natural and man-made resources in the area of the proposed rail lines and analyzes the potential impacts of the proposal and alternatives to the proposal on these resources. Based on the information provided from all sources to date and its independent analysis, SEA preliminarily concludes that construction and operation of either of the proposed rail lines would have no significant environmental impacts if the Board imposes and the Ameren Electric Generating Company implements the recommended measures set forth in the EA. Copies of the EA have been served on all interested parties and will be made available to additional parties upon request. The entire EA is also available on the Board's Web site (http://www.stb.dot.gov) by clicking on the ``Decisions & Notices'' button that appears in the drop down menu for ``E-LIBRARY,'' and searching by Service Date (May 25, 2005) or Docket Number (FD 34435). SEA will consider all comments received when making its final environmental recommendations to the Board. The Board will then consider SEA's final recommendations and the complete environmental record in making its final decision in this proceeding.
Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Central of Georgia Railroad Company
Document Number: 05-9993
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-9992
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), gives notice that the Board proposes to request approval of the seven existing information collections described below. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers were obtained in the past, but have expired, for six of the seven information collections that are the subject of this notice. For the most part, the collections listed below continue current Board reporting requirements without revision. As described below, a minor revision has been made to Collection No. 1, Class I Railroad Annual Report. Comments are requested regarding any of the collections of information described below concerning (1) whether the particular collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's request for OMB approval.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 05-9913
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Trackage Rights Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 05-9788
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 05-9773
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Indiana & Ohio Railway Company-Merger Exemption-Indiana & Ohio Central Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 05-9739
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-9787
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), gives notice that the Board proposes to request reinstatement without change of a previously approved information collection that has expired. Comments are requested concerning (1) Whether the particular collection of information described below is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. In this notice the Board is requesting comments on the following information collection: Title: Application to Open an Account for Billing Purposes. OMB Control Number: 2104-0006. Form Number: STB Form 1032. Number of Respondents: 20. Affected Public: Mail carriers, shippers, and others doing business before the agency. Estimated Time Per Response: Less than .08 hours. This estimate is based on actual past survey information. Frequency of Response: The form will only have to be completed once by each account holder. Total Annual Burden Hours: Less than 1.6 hours. Total Annual ``Non-Hour Burden'' Cost: No ``non-hour cost'' burdens associated with this collection have been identified. Needs and Uses: The Board is, by statute, responsible for the economic regulation of surface transportation carriers operating in interstate commerce. This form is for use by applicants who wish to open an account with the Board to charge fees for records search, review, copying, certification of records, filing fees, and related services rendered. The account holder would be billed on a monthly basis for payment of accumulated fees. Data provided will also be used for debt collection activities. The form requests information as required by OMB and U.S. Department of Treasury regulations for the collection of fees. This information is not duplicated by any other agency. In accordance with the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, all taxpayer identification and social security numbers will be secured and used only for credit management and debt collection activities.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 05-9683
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 05-9682
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 05-9740
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Atlantic & Western Railway, L.P.-Abandonment Exemption-in Lee County, NC
Document Number: 05-9597
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Kaw River Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 05-9323
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C.-Abandonment Exemption-in Miami-Dade County, FL
Document Number: 05-9070
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
East Penn Railways, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Reading Company
Document Number: 05-8958
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
East Penn Railways, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-ISG Railways, Inc.
Document Number: 05-8957
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
East Penn Railways, Inc.-Acquisition Exemption-Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Document Number: 05-8956
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Penn Eastern Holdings, Inc.-Control Exemption-East Penn Railways, Inc. and Penn Eastern Rail Lines, Inc.
Document Number: 05-8955
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
C&J Railroad Company, d/b/a Mississippi Delta Railroad-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-in Tallahatchie County, MS
Document Number: 05-8840
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Douglas and Champaign Counties, IL
Document Number: 05-8799
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Buffalo County, NE
Document Number: 05-8798
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Carrizo Gorge Railway, Inc.-Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 05-8667
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Dane County, WI
Document Number: 05-8518
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation