Surface Transportation Board May 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notification of Trails Act Agreement/Substitute Sponsorship
Document Number: 2012-13177
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3519 (PRA), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR 1320.11, the Surface Transportation Board has obtained OMB approval for the collection of information adopted by the Board in National Trails System Act and Railroad Rights-of-Way, STB Ex Parte No. 702 (STB served Apr. 30, 2012) (77 FR 25910 (5/2/2012)). This collection, which is codified at 49 CFR 1152.29, has been assigned OMB Control No. 2140-0017. Unless renewed, OMB approval expires on May 31, 2015. 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.
Cleveland Harbor Belt Railroad-Operation Exemption-Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
Document Number: 2012-12712
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Cleveland Commercial Railroad Company, LLC-Continuance in Control Exemption-Cleveland Harbor Belt Railroad
Document Number: 2012-12711
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Pennsylvania Lines Inc.-Construction and Operation Exemption-In Clearfield County, PA
Document Number: 2012-12570
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board grants an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Pennsylvania Lines Inc. (RJCP) to construct and operate 10.8 miles of previously abandoned rail right-of-way between Wallaceton Junction, PA., and Winburne, PA., subject to environmental mitigation. The rail line would be used with another segment by RJCP to serve a new waste-to-ethanol facility, quarry, and industrial park currently being developed by Resource Recovery, LLC near Gorton, PA., as well as several other shippers located along the line that are interested in the availability of rail service.
CaterParrott Railnet, L.L.C.-Sublease and Operation Exemption-Georgia & Florida Railway, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2012-12081
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
City of Alameda d/b/a Alameda Belt Line Railroad-Abandonment Exemption-in Alameda County, CA
Document Number: 2012-11976
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis-Abandonment Exemption-in Howard County, IN
Document Number: 2012-11966
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2012-11272
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reinstatement without change of the seven previously approved collections described below. Comments are requested concerning each collection as to (1) whether the particular collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) 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.
Demurrage Liability
Document Number: 2012-11189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Through this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), the Board is proposing a rule establishing that a person receiving rail cars from a rail carrier for loading or unloading who detains the cars beyond the ``free time'' provided in the carrier's governing tariff will generally be responsible for paying demurrage, if that person has actual notice, prior to rail car placement, of the demurrage tariff establishing such liability. The Board also clarifies that it intends to construe U.S. Code provisions titled ``Liability for payment of rates,'' as applying to carriers' line-haul rates, but not to carriers' charges for demurrage.
Waybill Compliance Survey; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2012-11161
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the Waybill Compliance Survey. This information collection, which was previously approved but expired, is described in 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 this 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.
Iowa River Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Marshall and Hardin Counties, IA
Document Number: 2012-10913
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Central Midland Railway Company and Progressive Rail Inc.-Intra-Corporate Family Transaction Exemption
Document Number: 2012-10820
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Walsh and Pembina Counties, ND
Document Number: 2012-10814
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Progressive Rail, Incorporated-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 2012-10813
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
National Trails System Act and Railroad Rights-of-Way
Document Number: 2012-10467
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) is changing, clarifying, and updating some of its existing regulations and procedures regarding the use of railroad rights-of-way (ROW) for rail banking and interim trail use under the National Trails System Act (Trails Act). New rules are adopted that require the parties jointly to notify the Board when an interim trail use/rail banking agreement has been reached. The new rules also require parties to ask the Board to vacate a trail condition and issue a replacement trail condition covering the portion of right-of-way subject to the trail use agreement if their trail use agreement covers only part of the right-of-way. In addition, the final rules clarify that a new party who assumes responsibility for a recreational trail must acknowledge that the interim trail use is subject to future reactivation of the railroad line.