Surface Transportation Board 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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St. Clair Tunnel Company-Intra-Corporate Family Merger Exemption-Grand Trunk Western Railroad Incorporated
Document Number: E8-16839
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Waterloo Railway Company-Intra-Corporate Family Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: E8-16838
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Company-Abandonment Exemption-In Dickinson County, MI
Document Number: E8-16735
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: E8-16682
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) publishes the names of the persons selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB).
Delivery Acquisition, Inc.-Purchase-Transportation Management Systems, LLC and East West Resort Transportation, LLC
Document Number: E8-16409
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On June 19, 2008, Delivery Acquisition, Inc. (Delivery) an indirect subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. (VRI), filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control, through purchase, of the properties of Transportation Management Systems, LLC f/k/a TMS, Inc.\1\ (TMS) and East West Resort Transportation, LLC (EWRT). The application also sought Board authority for VRI to control Delivery, which will become a carrier upon its acquisition of the carrier assets, including operating authorities, of TMS and EWRT. Persons wishing to oppose this application must follow the rules at 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8. The Board has tentatively approved the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action.
Mohall Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Walsh County, ND
Document Number: E8-15004
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Simplified Standards for Rail Rate Cases-Taxes in Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method
Document Number: E8-15024
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board seeks public comments on a proposal to adjust its Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method (RSAM), which is a component of its simplified standards for reviewing the reasonableness of a challenged rail rate, in order to account for taxes.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Pan Am Railways, Inc., et al.-Joint Control and Operating/Pooling Agreements-Pan Am Southern, LLC
Document Number: E8-14633
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is accepting for consideration the primary application and related filings, filed on May 30, 2008, by Norfolk Southern Railway Company (Norfolk Southern), Pan Am Railways, Inc. (PARI) (a noncarrier railroad holding company), and two of PARI's rail carrier subsidiaries, Boston and Maine Corporation (B&M) and Springfield Terminal Railway Company (Springfield Terminal) (collectively, Applicants). The primary application seeks Board approval under 49 U.S.C. 11322 and 11323 of (1) the acquisition by Norfolk Southern and B&M of joint control and ownership of Pan Am Southern, LLC (PAS), a new rail carrier to be formed; and (2) the agreements by which Springfield Terminal would operate the lines of PAS and establish rates for PAS. The agreements for which approval and authorization are being sought by the application and the related filings will be referred to collectively as the Transaction.
Mitchell-Rapid City Regional Railroad Authority-Modified Rail Certificate-Between Caputa and Rapid City, SD
Document Number: E8-14631
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Lucas County, OH
Document Number: E8-14577
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Common Carrier Obligation of Railroads-Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Document Number: E8-14574
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice of the rescheduling of its hearing regarding the common carrier obligation of railroads with respect to the transportation of hazardous materials.
Waybill Sample
Document Number: E8-13677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is proposing to require all carriers that submit carload-waybill-sample information (Waybill Sample) under 49 CFR part 1244 to report fuel surcharge revenue in a separate waybill field created by the Board for that purpose, commencing with the Waybill Sample filed for January 2009. The Board will revise the waybill-file- record layout to reflect this change.
Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing Related Services-2008 Update
Document Number: E8-14346
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
This document contains corrections to the preamble of the Board's Final Rules, which was published in the Federal Register of Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (73 FR 34649). The Final Rules adopted the 2008 User Fee Update and revised the fee schedule to reflect increased costs associated with the January 2008 Government salary increases, and the Board's overhead costs, and to reflect changes in Government fringe benefits. After the rules were published, an inadvertent error involving the effective dates of the rules was noticed. The effective dates of these final rules are July 18, 2008, rather than June 18, 2008.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Saline County, MO
Document Number: E8-14102
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: E8-14075
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the third quarter 2008 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2008 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.147. The third quarter 2008 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.527. The third quarter 2008 RCAF-5 is 0.500.
Rarus Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Deer Lodge County, MT
Document Number: E8-13962
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Port of Seattle-Acquisition Exemption-Certain Assets of BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: E8-13806
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority-Abandonment Exemption-in Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: E8-13639
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services-2008 Update
Document Number: E8-13554
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board adopts its 2008 User Fee Update and revises its fee schedule to reflect increased costs associated with the January 2008 Government salary increases and the Board's overhead costs, and to reflect changes in Government fringe benefits.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in St. Joseph and LaPorte Counties, IN
Document Number: E8-13312
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Illinois Central Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Ballard County, KY
Document Number: E8-13328
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Maricopa County, AZ
Document Number: E8-13058
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: E8-13453
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval without change of an existing information collection. This information collection is described in detail below. Comments are requested concerning (1) The accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) 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; and (4) whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's request for OMB approval.
Common Carrier Obligation of Railroads-Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Document Number: E8-12944
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at its headquarters in Washington, DC. The purpose of the public hearing will be to examine issues related to the common carrier obligation of railroads with respect to the transportation of hazardous materials. Persons wishing to speak at the hearing should notify the Board in writing.
Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting
Document Number: E8-12943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2).
Southwest Gulf Railroad Company-Construction and Operation Exemption-in Medina County, TX
Document Number: E8-12668
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) issued the Final EIS in the above-captioned proceeding on May 30, 2008, and published a notice of availability of the Final EIS in the Federal Register on the same day. It has come to our attention that a statement on page 2 of the notice of availability is incorrect. Therefore, we will strike this language: Parties who wish to file an administrative appeal of the Board's final decision may do so in writing within 30 days from the publication of the notice of the FEIS. * * * [T]he deadline for filing administrative appeals will be July 7, 2008. And replace it with: Parties who wish to file an administrative appeal of the Board's final decision may do so in writing within 20 days of the service date of the Board's final decision. Please correct your copies accordingly.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: E8-12425
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Illinois and Midland Railroad Company
Document Number: E8-12423
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Southwest Gulf Railroad Company-Construction and Operation Exemption-in Medina County, TX
Document Number: E8-11954
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On February 27, 2003, Southwest Gulf Railroad Company (SGR) filed a petition with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502 for authority to construct and operate a rail line approximately seven miles long from a Vulcan Construction Materials, LP (VCM) proposed limestone quarry to a Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) rail line near Dunlay, Texas. SGR proposed construction and operation of the rail line to transport limestone aggregate from VCM's proposed quarry to the UP rail line. SGR anticipates operating approximately four trains per day (comprising two inbound empty and two outbound loaded trains). Each train would consist of 100 railcars. The Board's Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) has prepared the FEIS was pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 4231 et seq. Under NEPA, the Board must consider the environmental impacts of actions requiring Board authorization and complete its environmental review before making a final decision on a proposed action. SEA is the office within the Board that carries out the Board's responsibilities and related environmental laws and regulations, including the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA at 40 CFR Part 1500; the Board's environmental regulations at 49 CFR Part 1105; and the Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) process.
Disclosure of Rail Interchange Commitments
Document Number: E8-11952
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board is amending its regulations to require that parties seeking to obtain an individual exemption for, or to invoke a class exemption covering, a transaction involving the sale or lease of a railroad line identify any provision in their agreements that would restrict the ability of the purchaser or tenant railroad to interchange traffic with a rail carrier other than the seller or landlord railroad (interchange commitment). The rules also provide a procedure whereby a shipper or other affected party may obtain access to such provisions. The Board is adopting these regulations to facilitate the case-specific review of challenges involving interchange commitments and to facilitate the Board's monitoring of their usage. The final rule appears below.
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E8-11878
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2).
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Calhoun and Webster Counties, IA
Document Number: E8-11513
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Middletown and New Jersey Railway Company, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Orange County, NY
Document Number: E8-11131
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Squaw Creek Southern Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Central of Georgia Railroad Company
Document Number: E8-11002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Indiana Rail Road Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: E8-10723
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation-Acquisition Exemption-Line of BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: E8-10833
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
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 Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation to acquire from BNSF Railway Company an approximately 3.5-mile rail line, known as the Yale Extension, extending from milepost 145.0 to milepost 148.5 in Yale, SD. The exemption is subject to employee protective conditions.
Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2006 Determination
Document Number: E8-10369
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On May 6, 2008, the Board served a decision announcing the 2006 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. Three carriers, the BNSF Railway Company, the Norfolk Southern Railway Company and the Soo Line Railroad Company, are found to be revenue adequate.
Great Western Railway of Colorado, LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Weld County, CO
Document Number: E8-9847
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation-Control-EJ&E West Company
Document Number: E8-9834
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) issued the Final Scope of Study in the above-captioned proceeding on April 25, 2008 and published the Final Scope of Study in the Federal Register on April 28, 2008. It has come to our attention that a statement on page 7 of the Final Scope is confusing and open to various interpretations. Therefore, we will strike this language:
BNSF Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation
Document Number: E8-9072
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Cost of Capital-2007
Document Number: E8-9352
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry's cost of capital for 2007. The decision solicits comments on: (1) The railroads' 2007 current cost of debt capital; (2) the railroads' 2007 current cost of preferred stock equity capital (if any); (3) the railroads' 2007 cost of common stock equity capital; and (4) the 2007 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a market value basis.
Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation Control-EJ&E West Company
Document Number: E8-9214
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On October 30, 2007, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and Grand Trunk Corporation (collectively CN or the Applicants) filed an application with the Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) seeking the Board's approval to acquire control of EJ&E West (EJ&EW) Company, a wholly owned noncarrier subsidiary of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company\1\ (EJ&E). In their application, Applicants state that they plan to construct six new rail connections and approximately 19 miles of siding extensions and second mainline track (double track). EJ&E is a Class II railroad that currently operates approximately 200 miles of track in northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana.