Surface Transportation Board November 21, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Transco Railway Products Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-D&W Railroad LLC
Document Number: 2012-28289
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Solid Waste Rail Transfer Facilities
Document Number: 2012-28196
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
These final rules govern land-use-exemption permits for solid waste rail transfer facilities. The Clean Railroads Act of 2008 amended the U.S. Code to restrict the jurisdiction of the Surface Transportation Board over solid waste rail transfer facilities. The Act also added three new statutory provisions that address the Board's regulation of such facilities, which is now limited to issuance of ``land-use-exemption permits'' in certain circumstances. In 2009, as required by the Act, the Board issued interim rules. In 2011, based on the comments received and further evaluation, the Board revised the 2009 Rules and sought comments on the changes. After further evaluation and review of the comments received on the 2011 Rules, the Board now adopts the 2011 Rules as final rules with minor modification.