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

Rate Regulation Reforms
Document Number: 2013-17783
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) changes some of its existing regulations and procedures concerning rate complaint proceedings. The Board previously created two simplified procedures to reduce the time, complexity, and expense of rate cases. The Board now modifies its rules to remove the limitation on relief for one simplified approach, and to raise the relief available under the other simplified approach. The Board also makes technical changes to the full and simplified rate procedures; changes the interest rate that railroads must pay on reparations if they are found to have charged unreasonable rates; and announces future proceedings on options for addressing cross-over traffic and on proposals to address the concerns of small agricultural shippers. The purpose of these actions is to ensure that the Board's simplified and expedited processes for resolving rate disputes are more accessible.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Miami County, KS
Document Number: 2013-17616
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Central of Georgia Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Newton County, Ga.
Document Number: 2013-17282
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
City of Pickens, S.C. and City of Easley, S.C.-Acquisition Exemption-Pickens Railway Company
Document Number: 2013-17262
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Washington County, MD
Document Number: 2013-17258
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Small Entity Size Standards Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act
Document Number: 2013-17022
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is proposing to define ``small business'' for the purpose of RFA analyses as including only those rail carriers with revenues that would bring them within the definition of a Class III rail carrier.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District-Acquisition Exemption-In Marin County, Cal.
Document Number: 2013-16872
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-15
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 for Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART), a Class III rail carrier, to acquire an approximately 11.25-mile line of railroad in Marin County, Cal., from Golden Gate Bridge, Highway, and Transportation District; County of Marin; and Marin County Transit District.
Ann Arbor Railroad, Inc.-Lease Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2013-16782
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
RSL Railroad LLC-Operation Exemption-Massillon Energy & Technology Park
Document Number: 2013-16753
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Transport Handling Specialists, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-RSL Railroad, LLC
Document Number: 2013-16741
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Charles Barenfanger, Jr.-Acquisition of Control Exemption-Vandalia Railroad Company 1
Document Number: 2013-16632
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Boston and Maine Corporation and Springfield Terminal Railroad Company-Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2013-16549
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2013-16455
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) publishes the names of the Persons selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB).
Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancy
Document Number: 2013-16224
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board hereby gives notice of two vacancies on RSTAC. One is for a large shipper representative, and the other is for an at-large (public interest) representative. The Board is soliciting suggestions for candidates to fill these two vacancies.
Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company-Amended Trackage Rights Exemption-Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
Document Number: 2013-16167
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Illinois Central Railroad Company-Amended Trackage Rights Exemption-Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
Document Number: 2013-16166
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Lease Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2013-16023
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On June 26, 2013, Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) filed a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 and 49 CFR Part 1121 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 11323(a)(2) to lease from BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), and upgrade and maintain, approximately 797 feet of rail line, known as the Lumber Lead, including certain underlying and adjacent land and improvements, in Chicago, Ill. (the Line), pursuant to an agreement (the Agreement) with BNSF.
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Amended Trackage Rights Exemption-Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
Document Number: 2013-15984
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Conway's Bus Service, Inc.-Sale Of Certain Assets-Academy Express, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2013-15973
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On June 4, 2013, Conway's Bus Service, Inc. (CBS), and Academy Express, L.L.C. (Academy) (collectively, Applicants), motor carriers of passengers, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for approval of the purchase of certain assets of CBS's Charter Division by Academy.\1\ The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action.\2\ Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules set forth at 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8.