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

Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2008 Determination
Document Number: E9-25478
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On October 26, 2009, the Board served a decision announcing the 2008 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. One carrier, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, is found to be revenue adequate.
Eastern Iowa Industrial Center Rail Project-Construction and Operation Exemption-City of Davenport, IA
Document Number: E9-25435
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with Surface Transportation Board (Board) procedures for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and consistent with the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing NEPA at 40 CFR 1506.3, the Board's Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) is preliminarily recommending that the Board adopt an Environmental Assessment (EA) issued by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the City of Davenport. This EA is titled ``Eastern Iowa Industrial Center Railroad Extension in Davenport, Eldridge, and Scott County, Iowa.''
Minnesota Northern Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Roseau County, MN
Document Number: E9-25516
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Francis W. Sherman-Control-Evergreen Trails, Inc., Horizon Coach Lines, Ltd., and Cabana Coaches, LLC
Document Number: E9-25506
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Francis W. Sherman (FWS), a noncarrier, has filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire indirect control (through stock purchase) of Evergreen Trails, Inc. (Evergreen), and Horizon Coach Lines, Ltd. (Horizon), and to continue in control of Cabana Coaches, LLC (Cabana). Persons wishing to oppose the 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.
Dakota Northern Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Walsh and Pembina Counties, ND
Document Number: E9-25503
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Knox and Kane Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Clarion, Forest, Elk and McKean Counties, PA
Document Number: E9-25501
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Pierce County, WA
Document Number: E9-25432
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: E9-25312
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Mr. Zev Marmurstein-Continuance in Control-R.W. Express, LLC
Document Number: E9-24931
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On September 16, 2009, Mr. Zev Marmurstein (Applicant), a noncarrier, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control of R.W. Express, LLC (RW Express), a motor passenger carrier (MC-474958). Applicant is also seeking control, through an intermediate entity known as City Sights Twin, LLC (City Sights Twin), of Twin America, LLC (Twin America) once that carrier obtains motor carrier authority,\1\ in Stagecoach Group PLC and Coach USA, Inc., et al.Acquisition of ControlTwin America, LLC, STB Docket No. MC-F-21035 (STB served Sept. 18, 2009).\2\ 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.
Removal of Delegations of Authority to Secretary
Document Number: E9-24674
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) amends its regulations by eliminating the Secretary of the Board, reassigning the delegations of authority from the Secretary to other Offices of the Board, and making additional updates to eliminate incorrect or obsolete references. Because these administrative final rules amend internal agency practice and procedure, this action is exempt from the usual requirement for notice and an opportunity for public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A) of the Administrative Procedure Act.
San Francisco Bay Railroad-Mare Island-Operation Exemption-California Northern Railroad
Document Number: E9-24693
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
David Gavrich-Continuance in Control Exemption-San Francisco Bay Railroad-Mare Island
Document Number: E9-24691
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Oral Argument
Document Number: E9-24519
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board will hold oral argument on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., at its offices in Washington, DC, regarding two cases, STB Docket No. 42104, Entergy Arkansas, Inc. and Entergy Services, Inc. v. Union Pacific Railroad Company and Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad Company, Inc., and STB Finance Docket No. 34914, DesertXpress Enterprises, LLCPetition for Declaratory Order.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in McMinn County, TN
Document Number: E9-24258
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Watco Companies, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Boise Valley Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: E9-23756
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation