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

Natchez Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: E9-12368
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Kern W. Schumacher-Continuance in Control Exemption-Granada Railway, LLC and Natchez Railway, LLC
Document Number: E9-12366
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Cleveland Commercial Railroad Company, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: E9-12336
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E9-12313
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Twenty-Five Years of Rail Banking: A Review and Look Ahead
Document Number: E9-12237
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board's headquarters in Washington, DC. The purpose of the public hearing will be to examine the impact, effectiveness, and future of rail banking under Section 8(d) of the National Trails System Act. Persons wishing to speak at the hearing should notify the Board in writing.
BNSF Railway Company-Petition for Declaratory Order; BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Oklahoma County, OK
Document Number: E9-12099
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice that, on its own motion, it granted BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) exemptions under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 (filing and procedure for application to abandon or discontinue service), 49 U.S.C. 10904 (offers of financial assistance to avoid abandonment and discontinuance), and 49 U.S.C. 10905 (offering abandoned rail properties for sale for public purposes) for a segment of track on the Chickasha Line in Oklahoma City, OK, between milepost 541.69 and milepost 540.15 (the middle segment). The Board took this action in a decision served earlier in which it also found that a BNSF eastern segment project was a relocation that did not require prior agency authorization.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: E9-11975
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in McMinn County, TN
Document Number: E9-11875
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-11703
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-20
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 No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2).
United Van Lines, LCC-Pooling Agreement
Document Number: E9-11536
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
United Van Lines, LLC (United), on behalf of itself and certain affiliated companies, filed an application with the Board under 49 U.S.C. 14302 for approval of revisions to its pooling agreement. The Board establishes a procedural schedule for the submission of public comments on the proposed revisions, principally the requirement that carrier agents may not transport under their own motor carrier authority any interstate shipments of household goods except, subject to United policies, shipments for the government. After reviewing any comments received, the Board will determine whether it has sufficient information to decide whether the proposed revisions meet the standard for approval under section 14302 or whether a hearing is necessary prior to such a determination.
Mayflower Transit, LCC-Pooling Agreement
Document Number: E9-11535
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Mayflower Transit, LLC (Mayflower), on behalf of itself and certain affiliated companies, filed an application with the Board under 49 U.S.C. 14302 for approval of revisions to its pooling agreement. The Board establishes a procedural schedule for the submission of public comments on the proposed revisions, principally the requirement that carrier agents may not transport under their own motor carrier authority any interstate shipments of household goods except, subject to Mayflower policies, shipments for the government. After reviewing any comments received, the Board will determine whether it has sufficient information to decide whether the proposed revisions meet the standard for approval under section 14302 or whether a hearing is necessary prior to such a determination.
Simplified Standards for Rail Rate Cases-Taxes in Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method
Document Number: E9-11254
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
By a decision served on May 11, 2009, the Board adopted the evidence filed by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) calculating railroad-specific average state tax rates to be included in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method (RSAM) benchmarks for 2002 through 2007
Illinois Central Railroad Company―Trackage Rights Exemption―Wisconsin Central Ltd.
Document Number: E9-10746
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Wisconsin Central Ltd.
Document Number: E9-10742
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Wisconsin Central Ltd.
Document Number: E9-10735
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Illinois Central Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
Document Number: E9-10732
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Port of Moses Lake-Construction Exemption-Moses Lake, WA; Port of Moses Lake-Acquisition Exemption-Moses Lake, WA
Document Number: E9-10667
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
By petition filed on August 28, 2008, the Port of Moses Lake (Port) seeks an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 to construct rail lines in Grant County, Washington. In the same petition, the Port also seeks an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 to acquire an existing segment of rail line from Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc. The proposed project, known as the Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project, includes the construction of two new rail line segments and the acquisition and refurbishment of an existing rail segment to provide rail access to land designated and zoned for industrial uses along Wheeler Road (Road 3 NE) and at the Grant County International Airport. The entire proposed route would extend approximately 11.5 miles.
Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services-2009 Update
Document Number: E9-10304
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board adopts its 2009 User-Fee Update and revises its fee schedule to reflect increased costs associated with the January 2009 government salary increases, changes to the Board's overhead costs, and to also reflect changes in the government fringe benefits.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Floyd and Polk Counties, GA
Document Number: E9-10258
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation