Surface Transportation Board 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company-Acquisition Exemption-Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Document Number: 2010-32933
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Big Four Terminal Railroad, LLC-Operation Exemption-RMW Ventures, LLC
Document Number: 2010-32932
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2010-32366
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the first quarter 2011 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The first quarter 2011 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.093. The first quarter 2011 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.488. The first quarter 2011 RCAF-5 is 0.462.
Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company-Lease Renewal Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 2010-32290
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company-Lease Renewal Exemption-Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Document Number: 2010-32289
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Delta Southern Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Desha and Chicot Counties, Ark.
Document Number: 2010-32281
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-31995
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the currently approved collection of rail contracts that contain interchange commitments. Such contracts are submitted in operation and acquisition exemption proceedings, in accordance with the Board's regulations governing the disclosure of rail interchange commitments. See 49 CFR 1121.3(d); 1150.33 (h); 1150.43(h); 1180.4(g)(4). This information collection is described in more 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.
Mohall Central Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Cavalier County, ND
Document Number: 2010-31728
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Temple & Central Texas Railway, Inc.-Operation Exemption-City of Temple, TX.
Document Number: 2010-31081
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Demurrage Liability
Document Number: 2010-30967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Through this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), the Board is instituting a proceeding regarding demurrage, i.e., charges for holding rail cars. The agency's intent is to adopt a rule or policy statement addressing when parties should be responsible for demurrage in light of current commercial practices followed by rail carriers, shippers, and receivers.
New York New Jersey Rail, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of Railroad in Hudson County, NJ
Document Number: 2010-30275
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Central Kentucky Lines, LLC-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2010-30269
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Madison Terminal Railway, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Line of Railroad in Dane County, WI
Document Number: 2010-30079
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2010-30074
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Delta Southern Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-In East Carroll Parish, LA
Document Number: 2010-29834
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Louisville & Indiana Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2010-29740
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
National Express Corporation-Control Exemption-Vogel Bus Company, Inc.
Document Number: 2010-29617
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
National Express Corporation (NEC), a noncarrier, seeks an exemption, under 49 U.S.C. 13541, from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 14303(a)(5) and 49 CFR 1182 to acquire control of Vogel Bus Company, Inc. (Vogel), a motor passenger carrier. Expedited action has been requested.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Crawford County, GA; Georgia Midland Railroad, Inc.1
Document Number: 2010-29365
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancies
Document Number: 2010-28797
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board hereby gives notice of 2 vacancies on RSTAC for: (1) A representative of a Class I railroad; and (2) a representative of a small shipper. The Board is soliciting suggestions for candidates to fill these vacancies.
Indiana Southwestern Railway Co.-Abandonment Exemption-in Posey and Vanderburgh Counties, IN
Document Number: 2010-28359
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Abandonment Exemption-in Brown County, WI
Document Number: 2010-28302
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Georges Creek Railway, LLC-Operation Exemption-in Allegany County, MD
Document Number: 2010-27996
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Columbia & Cowlitz Railway Company
Document Number: 2010-27978
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of Lancaster & Chester Railway Company
Document Number: 2010-27975
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
This document contains a correction to the Notice of Exemption served and published in the Federal Register on Friday, October 15, 2010 (75 FR 63,532-33). In the notice, noncarrier Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC (L&C Railroad) seeks to acquire and operate under 49 CFR 1150.31 approximately 62 miles of rail line owned by Class III rail carrier Lancaster & Chester Railway Company. The correction relates to the name of the connecting railroad in the description of the rail line. The notice incorrectly indicated that L&C Railroad would connect with Consolidated Rail Corporation at former Survey Station 0+06 (milepost SG-346+2210) in Chester County, S.C. Instead, L&C Railroad will connect with CSX Transportation, Inc. at the specified station in Chester County.
Eighteen Thirty Group, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-in Allegany County, MD
Document Number: 2010-27968
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Golden Triangle Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Golden Triangle Railroad Company
Document Number: 2010-27967
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
DeQueen and Eastern Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-DeQueen and Eastern Railroad Company
Document Number: 2010-27964
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-27419
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of approval for the collection of the Rail Fuel Surcharge Report. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on June 29, 2010, at 75 FR 37,522. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. The current notice corrects an error in prior notices about this report, which incorrectly stated that the frequency of the collection was monthly with a per-response burden of one hour. As correctly stated in this notice, the reports are collected quarterly with a per-response burden of 3 hours. The Rail Fuel Surcharge Report is described in detail below. Comments may now be submitted to OMB 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.
HC Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Honey Creek Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 2010-27270
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Waybill Data Released in Three-Benchmark Rail Rate Proceedings
Document Number: 2010-27167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is republishing its April 2, 2010 proposal to amend its rules with respect to the Three-Benchmark methodology used to adjudicate simplified rate case complaints, to include an expanded discussion of its rationale and regulatory objectives. This proposal provides for release to the parties to a Three-Benchmark proceeding of the unmasked Waybill Sample data of the defendant carrier for the 4 years that correspond with the most recently published Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method (RSAM) figures. The parties would then use the released Waybill Sample data to form their traffic comparison groups. The Board seeks comments concerning the amount of data that would be available under the proposed rule, and the proposal that the parties would be permitted to draw from all 4 years of waybill data to form their comparison groups.
Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and TOFC/COFC Exemptions
Document Number: 2010-27104
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) will hold a public hearing beginning at 9:30 a.m. on December 9, 2010, 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 review certain categorical exemptions from regulation under 49 U.S.C. 10502, specifically the commodity exemptions under 49 CFR 1039.10 and 1039.11, the boxcar exemptions under 49 CFR 1039.14, and trailer-on-flatcar/container-on- flatcar (TOFC/COFC) exemptions under 49 CFR part 1090. Persons wishing to speak at the hearing should notify the Board in writing.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Chesterfield and Darlington Counties, SC
Document Number: 2010-26544
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Pulaski County, AR
Document Number: 2010-26543
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Pulaski County, AR
Document Number: 2010-26239
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2010-26009
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Lancaster & Chester Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of Lancaster & Chester Railway Company
Document Number: 2010-25939
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Eastern Berks Gateway Railroad Company-Modified Rail Certificate-in Berks County, PA
Document Number: 2010-25704
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation