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

Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2011-33526
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
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 that it has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of approval with revision of a currently approved collection: Application to Open a Billing Account. The revision consists of a reduction in burden hours due to the agency's revised estimate of the number of annual respondents. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on September 30, 2011, at 76 FR 60,964. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. The application to open a billing account 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.
Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Cedar River Railroad Company
Document Number: 2011-33525
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2011-33522
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Marietta, Lancaster County, PA
Document Number: 2011-33493
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Canexus Chemicals Canada L.P. v. BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2011-33444
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2011-33160
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Abandonment Exemption-in Fond Du Lac County, WI
Document Number: 2011-32522
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Pennsylvania & Southern Railway, LLC-Acquisition, Lease and Operation Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-32408
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2011-32094
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In response to a petition filed by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) on April 27, 2011, the Board is instituting a declaratory order proceeding under 49 U.S.C. 721 and 5 U.S.C. 554(e). UP requests that the Board issue a declaratory order to resolve a controversy regarding the reasonableness of the indemnification provisions in UP's tariff relating to transportation of toxic by inhalation hazardous commodities (TIH). The Board seeks public comment on the issues raised in this case.
Swan Ranch Railroad, L.L.C.-Operation Exemption-Swan Industrial Park
Document Number: 2011-32093
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Watco Holdings, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Swan Ranch Railroad, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2011-32068
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Student Transportation of America, Inc.-Control-Dairyland Buses, Inc.
Document Number: 2011-32057
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Student Transportation of America, Inc., a motor carrier of passengers (Student Transportation), has filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for its acquisition of control of Dairyland Buses, Inc., also a motor carrier of passengers (Dairyland). The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing 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.
Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2011-31757
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
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) approval of the information collections required from those seeking licensing authority under 49 U.S.C. 10901-03 and consolidation authority under 11323-26. Under these Title 49 provisions, rail carriers and non-carriers are required to file an application with the Board, or seek an exemption (through petition or notice) from the full application process under Sec. 10502, before they may construct, acquire, or operate a line of railroad; abandon or discontinue operations over a line of railroad; or consolidate their interests through a merger or common-control arrangement. The relevant information collections are 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 the 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.
Hilton & Albany Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2011-30899
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Lake State Railway Company-Intra-Corporate Family Merger Exemption-Saginaw Bay Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2011-30790
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation