Surface Transportation Board October 6, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

American Chemistry Council, The Chlorine Institute, Inc., the Fertilizer Institute, and PPG Industries, Inc. v. Alabama Gulf Coast Railway and RailAmerica, Inc.; CF Industries, Inc. v. Indiana & Ohio Railway, the Point Comfort and Northern Railway, and the Michigan Shore Railroad-Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2011-25848
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In response to a petition filed by CF Industries, Inc. (CF) on May 17, 2011, the Board is instituting a declaratory order proceeding under 49 U.S.C. 721 and 5 U.S.C. 554(e). CF requests that the Board declare invalid and unenforceable certain tariffs addressing the movement of Toxic-by-Inhalation Hazardous materials and Poison-by- Inhalation Hazardous materials (TIH/PIH) issued by 3 subsidiaries of RailAmerica, Inc. (RailAmerica): The Indiana & Ohio Railway Company, the Point Comfort and Northern Railway Company and the Michigan Shore Railroad, Inc. (collectively, the RailAmerica railroads). This proceeding will also develop the record with respect to a complaint filed by another shipper and several trade associations in Docket No. NOR 42129, which raises similar issues regarding the handling of TIH/ PIH by another RailAmerica subsidiary.\1\ The Board seeks public comment on the issues raised in both cases.