Surface Transportation Board June 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection Activities: Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue
Document Number: 2013-14950
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of the Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue. 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 the 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.
Information Collection Activities; End-of-Year Railroad Service Outlook
Document Number: 2013-14948
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection resulting from the Board's annual request that Class I carriers and other rail carriers that are members of the American Shortline and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) provide the Board with information about the plans and preparations that these rail carriers have made in anticipation of the increased demand for rail service during the fall peak demand season. 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 the 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.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2013-14876
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the third quarter 2013 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2013 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.977. The third quarter 2013 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.425. The third quarter 2013 RCAF-5 is 0.401.
American Surface Lines, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Mikrut Properties, LLLP
Document Number: 2013-14770
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
California High-Speed Rail Authority-Construction Exemption-in Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties, Cal
Document Number: 2013-14560
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-19
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. 10901 for the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) to construct an approximately 65- mile high-speed passenger rail line between Merced and Fresno, California (the Project). The Project would be the first section of the statewide California High-Speed Train System. This exemption is subject to environmental mitigation conditions and the condition that the Authority build the route designated as environmentally preferable.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Oswego County, NY
Document Number: 2013-14311
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
MCM Rail Services LLC, d/b/a Baltimore Industrial Railroad-Operation Exemption-Hilco SP Rail, LLC
Document Number: 2013-14178
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Tipton and Howard Counties, Ind.
Document Number: 2013-14078
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
2012 Tax Information for Use In The Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method
Document Number: 2013-13572
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is publishing, and providing the public an opportunity to comment on, the 2012 weighted average state tax rates for each Class I railroad, as calculated by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), for use in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method (RSAM).
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-In Iron County, Utah
Document Number: 2013-13412
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
North Central Railway Association, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Franklin and Hardin Counties, Iowa
Document Number: 2013-13318
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Wright County, Iowa
Document Number: 2013-13136
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation