Surface Transportation Board October 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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
Otter Tail Valley Railroad Company, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Otter Tail County, MN
Document Number: 2010-25386
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2010-25159
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2010-25109
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road Company-Continuance in Control Exemption-Jackson & Lansing Railroad Company
Document Number: 2010-25105
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-25104
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 501-3519 (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 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.