Surface Transportation Board December 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fortress Investment Group LLC-Continuance in Control Exemption-Ohio River Partners LLC
Document Number: 2015-32961
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Ohio River Partners LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Hannibal Development, LLC
Document Number: 2015-32960
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Roanoke Southern, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2015-32959
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2015-32930
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority-Construction and Operation Exemption-in Lake County, TN
Document Number: 2015-32566
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board's (Board) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in response to a petition for exemption filed on June 27, 2014 by the Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority (NWTRPA) to construct and operate an approximately 5.5 mile line of railroad in Lake County, Tennessee. The proposed rail line would connect the Port of Cates Landing, a river port located on the Mississippi River, with an existing line of railroad operated by the Tennken Railroad at a connection near Tiptonville, Tennessee. The proposed rail line would provide rail service to customers at the Port of Cates Landing and at the Lake County Industrial Park, a proposed industrial park located adjacent to the Port of Cates Landing. The EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of three alternative rail alignments, as well as the No Action Alternative and preliminarily concludes that construction of the proposed rail line connection would have no significant environmental impacts if the Board imposes and NWTRPA implements the recommended mitigation measures set forth in the EA. The entire EA is available on the Board's Web site (www.stb.dot.gov) by clicking on the ''Decisions & Notices'' button that appears in the drop down menu for ``ELIBRARY,'' and searching by Service Date (December 28, 2015) or Docket Number (FD 35802).
Policy Statement on Implementing Intercity Passenger Train On-Time Performance and Preference Provisions of 49 U.S.C. 24308(c) and (f)
Document Number: 2015-32412
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is issuing a proposed Policy Statement to provide guidance to the public regarding complaint proceedings under 49 U.S.C. 24308(f) and related issues under 49 U.S.C. 24308(c). The Board seeks public comment on the proposed Policy Statement, and may revise it, as appropriate, after consideration of the comments received.
On-Time Performance Under Section 213 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008
Document Number: 2015-32411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is proposing a definition of ``on-time performance'' for purposes of Section 213 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA).
National Express LLC-Acquisition of Control-White Plains Bus Company, Inc.
Document Number: 2015-32313
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On November 23, 2015, National Express LLC (National Express or Applicant), a non-carrier, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 so that it can acquire common control of White Plains Bus Company, Inc. (White Plains). 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 at 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2015-32307
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the first quarter 2016 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The first quarter 2016 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.864. The first quarter 2016 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.368. The first quarter 2016 RCAF-5 is 0.347.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2015-32166
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the overhead trackage rights described in Docket No. FD 35974 \1\ to permit the trackage rights to expire on December 31, 2018, as provided in the parties' underlying temporary trackage rights agreement, 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).
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Ben Hill County, Ga.
Document Number: 2015-31863
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Bell and Harlan Counties, Ky.
Document Number: 2015-31862
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 2015-31726
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the local trackage rights described in Docket No. FD 35963 to permit the temporary trackage rights to expire at midnight on December 31, 2018, in accordance with the agreement of the parties,\1\ subject to the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line RailroadAbandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho (Oregon Short Line), 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
Michael Williams-Control Exemption-SDR Holding Company
Document Number: 2015-31511
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Offers of Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2015-31347
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board seeks comment on whether and how it should update its rules pertaining to offers of financial assistance in order to improve that process and protect it against abuse.
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2015-31258
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in St. Clair and Clinton Counties, Ill.
Document Number: 2015-31113
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Grant County, W. Va.
Document Number: 2015-30769
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Central Maine & Quebec Railway US Inc.-Lease and Operate Exemption-State of Maine
Document Number: 2015-30531
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.-Acquisition of Control Exemption-Rock & Rail LLC
Document Number: 2015-30341
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation