Surface Transportation Board January 6, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Rail Transportation Contracts Under 49 U.S.C. 10709
Document Number: E8-31398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) proposes to amend its rules to provide that where an agreement for rail carriage contains the disclosure statement to be set forth in this new rule, the Board will not find jurisdiction over a dispute involving the rate or service under the agreement and will treat that agreement as a rail transportation contract governed by 49 U.S.C. 10709; and conversely where an agreement for rail carriage fails to contain the disclosure statement, the Board will find jurisdiction over a dispute involving the rate or service under the agreement, absent clear and convincing evidence that the parties intended to enter into a rail transportation contract governed by 49 U.S.C. 10709; and the shipper was made aware that it could request service under a common carrier tariff rate that would be subject to STB jurisdiction.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Henry County, VA
Document Number: E8-31133
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation