Surface Transportation Board January 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: E6-1187
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board proposes to adopt 1.019 (1.9%) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 2000-2004 (5-year) averaging period. This value is a decline of 1% from the current measure of 2.9% that was developed for the 1999-2003 period.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 06-761
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Dakota Northern Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Lines of BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: E6-1039
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
KBN, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Dakota Northern Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: E6-1033
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Walsh County, ND
Document Number: E6-989
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
New Amsterdam & Seneca Railroad Company, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Line in Fostoria, OH
Document Number: 06-477
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Yakima Interurban Lines Association-Abandonment Exemption-in Yakima County, WA
Document Number: E6-500
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Class Exemption for Expedited Abandonment Procedure for Class II and Class III Railroads
Document Number: 06-392
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) has received a proposal to create a class exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for Class II and Class III railroads \1\ from the prior approval requirements for abandonments under 49 U.S.C. 10903. A public hearing was held on August 31, 2004, to discuss the proposal. Before deciding whether to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR), the Board seeks comments from interested persons on this proposal and possible alternatives to it, as detailed below.
Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd.-Sublease Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: E6-421
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board grants an exemption, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd. (IAIS), a Class II carrier, to sublease from CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), and operate a line of railroad totaling approximately 31.9 miles. The rail line, presently leased and operated by CSXT extends from milepost BIF 95, in Utica, IL, to milepost BIF 126.9, in Henry, IL.
Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 06-393
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Indiana Rail Road Company-Acquisition-Soo Line Railroad Company
Document Number: 06-337
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is accepting for consideration the application filed December 15, 2005, by The Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) and Soo Line Railroad Company (Soo). The application seeks Board approval under 49 U.S.C. 11323-26 for INRD's acquisition of (a) Soo's Latta Subdivision, a 92.3-mile railroad line extending from milepost 170.1 at Fayette, IN, to milepost 262.4 at Bedford, IN, (b) certain overhead trackage rights currently held by Soo between Chicago, IL, and Terre Haute, IN, and between Bedford, IN, and Louisville, KY, and (c) certain ancillary trackage rights. This proposal is referred to as the Transaction, and INRD and Soo are referred to collectively as applicants. The Board finds that the Transaction is a ``minor transaction'' under 49 CFR 1180.2(c), and the Board adopts a procedural schedule for consideration of the primary application and the related filings, under which the Board's final decision would be issued on April 24, 2006.
Watco Companies, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Vicksburg Southern Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 06-237
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Vicksburg Southern Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 06-236
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Iowa Northwestern Railroad-Abandonment Exemption-in Osceola and Dickinson Counties, IA
Document Number: 06-234
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Chicago Port Railroad Company-Operation Exemption-Ozinga Transportation
Document Number: 06-232
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Permian Basin Railways, Inc.-Acquisition of Control Exemption-San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad Company, Inc.
Document Number: 06-231
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
City of Alameda-Acquisition Exemption-Alameda Beltline Railroad
Document Number: E6-142
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Town of Corinth, NY-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Canadian Pacific Railway
Document Number: 06-190
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
New Mexico Department of Transportation-Acquisition Exemption-Certain Assets of the BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 06-189
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption -Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 06-15
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Central Washington Railroad Company and Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.-Modified Rail Certificate
Document Number: 06-9
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Baltimore County, MD
Document Number: 05-24626
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation