Surface Transportation Board November 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Wiregrass Central Railway, LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Coffee County, AL
Document Number: 2011-30295
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy
Document Number: 2011-30347
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board), hereby gives notice of a vacancy on the Board's Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee for a representative of a state- or municipally-owned electric utility. The Board is soliciting suggestions for candidates to fill that vacancy.
Alaska Railroad Corporation-Construction and Operation Exemption-A Rail Line Extension to Port MacKenzie, AK
Document Number: 2011-30346
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) to construct and operate an approximately 35-mile rail line connecting the Port MacKenzie District in south-central Alaska to a point on ARRC's existing main line near Houston, Alaska. The rail line would provide freight services between Port MacKenzie and the interior of Alaska and would support Port MacKenzie's continuing development as an intermodal and bulk material resources export and import facility. This exemption is subject to environmental mitigation conditions and the condition that ARRC build the route designated as environmentally preferable.
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Cass County, ND
Document Number: 2011-30104
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Caddo Valley Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Pike and Clark Counties, AR
Document Number: 2011-29592
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Caddo Valley Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Clark, Pike, and Montgomery Counties, AR
Document Number: 2011-29591
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Policy Statement on Grant Stamp Procedure in Routine Director Orders
Document Number: 2011-29348
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is issuing this policy statement to inform the public that, beginning on December 15, 2011, the Board will implement a grant stamp procedure for certain decisions issued by the Director of the Office of Proceedings (Director). The grant stamp will be used for decisions in uncontested, routine procedural matters delegated to the Director when no further explanation or discussion is necessary. This procedure is designed to better serve the public, to streamline Board processes, and to remove uncertainty.
Saratoga and North Creek Railway, LLC-Operation Exemption-Tahawus Line
Document Number: 2011-29136
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Monroe County, AL
Document Number: 2011-29095
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Grenada Railway LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Grenada, Montgomery, Carroll, Holmes, Yazoo and Madison Counties, MS.
Document Number: 2011-29005
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Staff members of the Surface Transportation Board will hold a public meeting concerning the abandonment petition for exemption in the above-titled docket. The purpose of the meeting is to allow interested persons to comment on the petition for exemption.
Mississippi & Skuna Valley Railroad, LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Yalobusha and Calhoun Counties, MS
Document Number: 2011-28757
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2010 Determination
Document Number: 2011-28748
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On November 3, 2011, the Board served a decision announcing the 2010 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. One carrier, Union Pacific Railroad Company, was found to be revenue adequate.
Utah Southern Railroad Company, LLC-Change in Operators Exemption-Iron Bull Railroad Company, LLC
Document Number: 2011-28642
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Final Action Under Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2011-28464
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR 1320.10, the Surface Transportation Board has obtained an extension of OMB's approval for the information collection, required under 49 CFR 1114.30(d), 1121.3(d), 1150.33(h), 1150.43(h), and 1180.4(g)(4), of certain agreements that contains rail interchange commitments (OMB Control Number 2140-0016). Unless renewed, OMB approval expires on August 31, 2014. The display of a currently valid OMB control number for this collection is required by law. Under the PRA and 5 CFR 1320.8, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection displays a currently valid OMB control number.
National Express Acquisition Corporation-Control-Petermann Partners, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-28408
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
National Express Acquisition Corporation (NEAC) and National Express Corporation (NEC), both noncarriers, have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for NEAC's acquisition of control of Petermann Partners, Inc. (PPI), a noncarrier, and the passenger motor carriers PPI controls: Beck Bus Transportation Corp. (MC-143528); Petermann Northeast, LLC (MC-723926); Petermann Northwest, LLC (MC-638608); Petermann Southwest, LLC (MC-644996); Petermann STSA, LLC (which has filed for registration in FMCSA Docket No. MC-749360); MV Student Transportation, Inc. (MC-148934); Carrier Management, Inc. (no MC number); and Petermann Ltd. (MC-364668) (collectively, Petermann Carriers). The Board has tentatively approved and authorized the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules under 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8.