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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.
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
BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 2013-12939
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Demurrage Liability
Document Number: 2013-12543
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is publishing this initial regulatory flexibility analysis to aid the public in commenting on the impact on small rail carriers, if any, of the proposed rules on demurrage liability.
AG Valley Railroad, LLC-Operation Exemption-Ag Valley Holdings, LLC
Document Number: 2013-12332
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Grainbelt Corporation-Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company and Stillwater Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2013-12201
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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.
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company-Acquisition of Operating Easement-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-11408
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements at 49 U.S.C. 11323-25 for Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company (GTW), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company, to acquire from CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) an exclusive, perpetual, non-assignable railroad operating easement over: 1. The location of the railroad at-grade crossing, at or near Leewood, between CSXT at milepost 00F Z 371.26 and Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC) at milepost 387.85, including the underlying right-of-way extending 50 feet on either side of the centerline of the CSXT tracks to IC's existing right-of-way and 75 feet on either side of the centerline of the IC tracks, together with appurtenances (other than the CSXT tracks outside the crossing) and related interlocking (Leewood Crossing); and 2. The location of the railroad at-grade crossing, at or near Aulon, between CSXT at milepost 0NI 224.05 and IC at milepost 390.0, including the underlying right-of-way extending approximately 50 feet on either side of the centerline of the CSXT track to IC's existing right-of-way and 50 feet on either side of the centerline of the IC tracks, together with appurtenances (other than the CSXT tracks outside the crossing) and related interlocking (Aulon Crossing). This acquisition is related to the Board's February 8, 2013 decision in this docket granting GTW's petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements at 49 U.S.C. 11323-25 to acquire from CSXT an operating easement over approximately 2.1 miles of CSXT's Memphis Terminal Subdivision between Leewood, Tenn., and Aulon, Tenn. After the Board served that decision, CSXT and GTW realized that they had unintentionally failed to seek authority permitting the operating easement to span the Aulon and Leewood Crossings. By a decision served on May 9, 2013, the Board is granting GTW's petition for supplemental authority and allowing it to expand its operating easement over these crossings.
Keenesburg Direct Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-J D East, LLC
Document Number: 2013-10459
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Hilco SP Rail, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-RG Steel Railroad Holding, LLC
Document Number: 2013-09882
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Ballard Terminal Railroad Company, L.L.C.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Woodinville Subdivision
Document Number: 2013-09760
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On April 2, 2013, Ballard Terminal Railroad Company, L.L.C. (Ballard), a Class III rail carrier, filed a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10902 to acquire the residual common carrier rights and obligations, including the right to reinstitute rail service, and the physical trackage assets on a line of railroad currently owned by the City of Kirkland (City) and the Port of Seattle (Port) in King County, Wash. (the Line), and currently subject to railbanking/interim trail use under the National Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. 1247(d). Ballard also seeks the right to provide common carrier rail service over the Line, and requests that the Board order the transfer of all the rail materials to Ballard at their net liquidation value. Ballard states that it has no objection to shared use of the right-of-way as both a rail line and a trail. The Line consists of a portion of the former BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) Woodinville Subdivision extending between milepost 23.8 at Woodinville, Wash., and milepost 12.6 at Bellevue, Wash.\1\ The petition for exemption was filed concurrently with a Ballard petition to partially vacate the NITU issued in Docket No. AB 6 (Sub-No. 465X) for the Woodinville Subdivision (extending from milepost 23.8 to milepost 11.25). That NITU permitted railbanking/interim trail use negotiations under 16 U.S.C. 1247(d).\2\ The Board seeks comments from interested persons on Ballard's request to resume rail service and partially vacate the NITU.
California High-Speed Rail Authority-Construction Exemption-in Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties, Cal
Document Number: 2013-09682
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Information Collection Activities (Complaints, Petitions for Declaratory Orders, and Petitions for Relief Not Otherwise Specified)
Document Number: 2013-09336
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-22
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 collections required for (1) complaints filed under 49 U.S.C. 721, 10701-10707, 11101 and 11701- 11707 and 49 CFR 1111; (2) petitions for declaratory orders under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 721; and (3) ``catch all'' petitions (for relief not otherwise specified) under 49 U.S.C. 721 and 49 CFR part 1117. Under these statutory and regulatory sections, the Board provides procedures for persons to make a broad range of claims and to seek a broad range of remedies before the Board. The information collections relevant to these complaints and petitions are described separately below. For each collection, 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.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company
Document Number: 2013-09243
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2013-09242
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Ballard Terminal Railroad Company, L.L.C.-Lease Exemption-Line of Eastside Community Rail, LLC
Document Number: 2013-09218
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
California High-Speed Rail Authority-Construction Exemption-In Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties, CA
Document Number: 2013-08646
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with Surface Transportation Board (Board) procedures for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at 49 CFR part 1105, and consistent with the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for implementing NEPA at 40 CFR 1506.3, the Board's Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) is recommending that the Board adopt a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) issued by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority). This Final EIS is titled ``California High-Speed Train: Merced to Fresno Section, Final Project Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.'' The Final EIS assesses the potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating a high-speed passenger train (HST) between Merced and Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley, California. OEA has independently reviewed the Final EIS and agrees with its analysis and conclusions. OEA is issuing this notice to advise the public and interested agencies that, should the Board find jurisdiction over the Authority's project, OEA is recommending, in any decision ruling on the request for construction authority, that the Board adopt the Final EIS issued by FRA and the Authority to satisfy the Board's NEPA obligations.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Washington County, Idaho
Document Number: 2013-08393
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads
Document Number: 2013-07998
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Dunn County, WI.
Document Number: 2013-08001
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Southfield Coinvest Holdings, LLC; Southfield Hallcon Investment Corp. and Hallcon Crew Transport Inc., et al.-Acquisition of Control-Renzenberger, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-07309
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Southfield Coinvest Holdings, LLC (Southfield), Southfield Hallcon Investment Corp. (SHIC), Hallcon Holding Corp. (HHC), Hallcon Corp. (HC), Hallcon Crew Transport Inc. (Hallcon Canada), and Hallcon Crew Transport Inc. (Hallcon U.S.) (collectively, Applicants) have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for their acquisition of control of Renzenberger, Inc. (Renzenberger). 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. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules under 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8.
Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2013-07056
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3519 (PRA), is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of the information collections required under 49 U.S.C. 11301 and 49 CFR 1177 (rail or water carrier equipment liens (recordations)); under 49 U.S.C. 10747 and 49 CFR 1313 (rail agricultural contract summaries); and under 49 U.S.C. 13702(b) and 49 CFR 1312 (water carrier tariffs). The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on October 19, 2012, at 77 Fed. Reg. 64376. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. The relevant information collections are described in more detail below. For each collection, 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.
Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2013-07015
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Information Collection Activities; Rail Depreciation Studies
Document Number: 2013-06936
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501- 3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collectionRail Depreciation Studies further described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on July 30, 2012, at 77 FR 44710. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning (1) whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) 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.
Information Collection Activities; Household Movers' Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2013-06881
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501- 3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collectionHousehold Movers' Disclosure Requirementsfurther described below and detailed in the appendices. The Board previously published a notice about this collection on August 10, 2012, at 77 Fed. Reg. 47918. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning (1) whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) 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.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2013-06848
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
MCM Rail Services LLC-Petition for Retroactive Exemption-In Sparrows Point, Md.
Document Number: 2013-06761
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
By decision served March 20, 2013, the Board instituted a proceeding and requested additional information regarding a petition for an operation exemption submitted by MCM Rail Services LLC (MCM) regarding 12 miles of rail line in Sparrows Point, Md. (the Line).
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2013-06662
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the second quarter 2013 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The second quarter 2013 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.006. The second quarter 2013 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.438. The second quarter 2013 RCAF-5 is 0.414.
Tongue River Railroad Company, Inc.-Rail Construction and Operation-In Custer, Powder River and Rosebud Counties, Mont.
Document Number: 2013-06625
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On October 16, 2012, Tongue River Railroad Company, Inc. (TRRC) filed a revised application with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10901 in Docket No. FD 30186. TRRC intended to construct and operate \1\ an approximately 83-mile rail line between Miles City, Montana, and two ending points, one near the site of the previously planned Montco Mine near Ashland, Montana, and another at the proposed Otter Creek Mine in the Otter Creek area east of Ashland, Montana. On November 1, 2012, the Board issued a decision requesting additional information from TRRC. On December 17, 2012, TRRC filed a supplemental application that supersedes the October 16, 2012 application. As discussed in the supplemental application, TRRC modified its proposal by identifying its preferred routing for the proposed line as the Colstrip Alterative between Colstrip, Montana, and Ashland/Otter Creek, Montana. On January 8, 2013, the Board issued a decision accepting TRRC's supplemental application and later denied a request to reconsider that decision and reject the supplemental application in a decision served on February 26, 2013. The purpose of the proposed line is to transport low sulfur, sub-bituminous coal from proposed mine sites in Rosebud and Powder River Counties, Montana. Because the construction and operation of this project has the potential to result in significant environmental impacts, the Board's Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has determined that the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is appropriate pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).
Alabama Railroad Co.-Abandonment Exemption-in Monroe County, AL
Document Number: 2013-06537
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Abandonment Exemption-in Kaukauna, Outagamie County, WI
Document Number: 2013-06411
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
30-Day Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2013-06398
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501- 3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collectionSystem Diagram Mapsfurther described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on January 17, 2013, at 78 FR 3968. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning (1) whether the collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (4) 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. Comments will be summarized and included in the Board's request for OMB approval.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company and Wisconsin Central Ltd.
Document Number: 2013-06313
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the trackage rights described in Docket No. FD 35715 \1\ to permit the trackage rights to expire 24 months after the commencement date of the agreement, or the date that the Gary City Track Connection, which is located at or near Gary, Ind., is completed and in use, whichever comes first, in accordance with the agreement of the parties, subject to the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line RailroadAbandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).