Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
The Board has approved the third quarter 2011 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2011 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.206. The third quarter 2011 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.534. The third quarter 2011 RCAF-5 is 0.506.
Canexus Chemicals Canada L.P. v. BNSF Railway Company
In a decision served on June 8, 2011, the Board announced that it has tentatively scheduled an oral argument in this complaint proceeding. Dates/Location: The oral argument is tentatively scheduled to be held Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 2 p.m., or at a later time that afternoon designated by the Board, in the hearing room at the Board's headquarters located at 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Surface Transportation Board has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery '' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.).
The New Brunswick Railway Company; Notices of Exemptions
In Docket No. 35520, the Board grants an exemption, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323- 25 for The New Brunswick Railway Company (NBRC) to continue in control of Maine Northern Railway Company (MNRC) and Eastern Maine Railway once MNRC becomes a Class III carrier. The Board makes the exemption effective on June 15, 2011. Additionally, in related Docket Nos. FD 35518 and FD 35519, the Board makes MNRC's authority to exercise trackage rights granted by the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, Ltd. effective on June 15, 2011.