Surface Transportation Board February 4, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Review of the General Purpose Costing System
Document Number: 2013-02037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Through this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Surface Transportation Board (Board) is proposing certain changes to its general purpose costing system, the Uniform Railroad Costing System (URCS). Specifically, the Board is proposing to adjust how URCS calculates certain system-average unit costs in Phase II, thereby obviating the need for URCS to apply a separate make-whole adjustment in Phase III. The Board is also proposing other related changes to URCS that would result in more accurate movement costs, as well as changes to two of its reporting requirements.