Surface Transportation Board February 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.-Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: E9-4065
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Port Terminal Railroad-Operation Exemption-Rail Line of the Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority
Document Number: E9-3235
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Grays Harbor County, WA
Document Number: E9-3241
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Illinois Central Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Grenada County, MS
Document Number: E9-3229
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad Company, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in San Diego County, CA
Document Number: E9-3194
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-3107
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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).
GNP Rly Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: E9-3002
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E9-2771
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: E9-2697
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In a decision served on February 5, 2009, we proposed to adopt 1.012 (1.2% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 2003-2007 (5-year) averaging period. This value was a decline of 0.1 of a percentage point from the current measure of 1.3% that was developed for the 2002-2006 period. That decision stated that comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and computational errors in our calculation. It also stated that, if there were no further action taken by the Board, the proposed productivity adjustment would become effective on March 1, 2009.
Simplified Standards for Rail Rate Cases-Taxes in Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method; Correction
Document Number: E9-2357
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board published a document in the Federal Register on January 30, 2009, which directed the Association of American Railroads, and permitted other parties, to file supplemental evidence so that the Board has a full record on which to base its methodology to calculate a railroad-specific average state tax rate for use in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method. The published document contained an incorrect date.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E9-2222
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Kootenai County, ID
Document Number: E9-2105
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Use of a Multi-Stage Discontinued Cash Flow Model in Determining the Railroad Industry's Cost of Capital
Document Number: E9-2185
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
By a decision served on January 28, 2009, the Board modified its methodology for determining the cost of capital for the railroad industry by adopting the average of the estimates produced by its Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) with the Morningstar/Ibbotson multi- stage Discontinued Cash Flow (DCF) model to estimate the railroad industry's cost of equity.