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

Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancies
Document Number: 2012-28941
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board), hereby gives notice of four vacancies on the Board's Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee for (1) a representative from a state- or municipally-owned electric utility, (2) a representative from a biofuel refiner, processor, or distributor, or biofuel feedstock grower or provider, (3) a representative from a coal producer, and (4) a representative from a petroleum producer or shipper. The Board is soliciting suggestions for candidates to fill those vacancies.
Eastside Community Rail, LLC; Acquisition and Operation Exemption; GNP RLY, Inc.
Document Number: 2012-28391
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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.
V and S Railway, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Colorado Department of Transportation
Document Number: 2012-28047
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
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. 10902 and 49 CFR 1150.1 et seq., for V and S Railway, LLC (V&S), a Class III rail carrier, to acquire approximately 121.9 miles of rail line between milepost 747.5, near Towner, and milepost 869.4, near NA Junction in Pueblo, Crowley, and Kiowa Counties, Colo. (the Towner Line). V&S filed its petition for exemption because, in an earlier Board proceeding, it received Board authority only to operate over the Towner Line by assignment of the lease of the previous operator.\1\ However, V&S had actually purchased the Towner Line from the owner, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), which V&S has operated since December 29, 2005.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2012-27638
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. Sec. 10502, the Board revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the trackage rights described in Docket No. FD 34554 (Sub-No. 16) \1\ to permit the trackage rights to expire on or about December 31, 2012, in accordance with the agreement of the parties,\2\ subject to the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line Railroad Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2012-27504
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Northern Plains Railroad, Inc.-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Soo Line Railroad Company
Document Number: 2012-27535
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Soo Line Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2012-27412
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Anderson County, TN
Document Number: 2012-27262
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Soo Line Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Cook County, IL
Document Number: 2012-27180
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Lines of Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 2012-26883
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Information Required in Notices and Petitions Containing Interchange Commitments
Document Number: 2012-26882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Through this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR), the Board is proposing a rule establishing additional disclosure requirements for notices and petitions for exemption where the underlying lease or line sale includes an interchange commitment.
Union Railroad Company-Corporate Family Merger Exemption-McKeesport Connecting Railroad Company
Document Number: 2012-26880
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation