Surface Transportation Board May 17, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Assessment of Mediation and Arbitration Procedures
Document Number: 2013-11675
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) adopts regulations that allow the Board to order parties to participate in mediation in certain types of cases and modify and clarify its existing mediation regulations. The Board also establishes a new arbitration program under which carriers and shippers may agree voluntarily in advance to arbitrate certain types of disputes that come before the Board, and clarifies and simplifies its existing arbitration rules.