Surface Transportation Board 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Omnitrax Holdings Combined, Inc.-Acquisition of Control Exemption-Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, LLC, et al.
Document Number: 2016-16671
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Florida Central Railroad Company, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Lake County, Fla.
Document Number: 2016-16101
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Boone County, WV
Document Number: 2016-15939
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads
Document Number: 2016-15546
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Small Entity Size Standards Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act
Document Number: 2016-15437
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On July 11, 2013, the Board issued a notice of proposed size standards for purposes of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, along with a request for public comment. This decision discusses the comment received in response to the proposed size standards and adopts the proposed standard as the final statement of agency policy concerning the definition of ``small business.''
Prisoner Transportation Services, LLC-Control-U.S. Corrections, LLC D/B/A U.S.C.
Document Number: 2016-15009
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On May 26, 2016, Prisoner Transportation Services, LLC (Applicant) filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 so that it can acquire common control of U.S. Corrections, LLC (U.S.C.). 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.
Expediting Rate Cases
Document Number: 2016-14625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to section 11 of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015, the Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) is instituting a proceeding through this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to assess procedures that are available to parties in litigation before courts to expedite such litigation, and the potential application of any such procedures to rate cases before the Board. The Board also intends to assess additional ways to move stand-alone cost (SAC) rate cases in particular more expeditiously.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2016-14508
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the third quarter 2016 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2016 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.842. The third quarter 2016 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.356. The third quarter 2016 RCAF-5 is 0.337.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Alameda County, Cal.
Document Number: 2016-14469
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption-in Pierce County, Wash.
Document Number: 2016-14275
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2016-13754
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Boone County, W.Va.
Document Number: 2016-13640
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2016-12970
Type: Unknown
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Spring 2016 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. Publication of the Spring 2016 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions represents a key component of the regulatory planning mechanism prescribed in Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' (58 FR 51735) and incorporated by reference in the President's Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' issued on January 18, 2011 (76 FR 3821). The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires that agencies publish semiannual regulatory agendas in the Federal Register describing regulatory actions they are developing that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (5 U.S.C. 602). In the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Unified Agenda) agencies report regulatory actions upcoming in the next year. Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' signed September 30, 1993 (58 FR 51735), and Office of Management and Budget memoranda implementing section 4 of that Order establish minimum standards for agencies' agendas, including specific types of information for each entry. The Unified Agenda helps agencies fulfill these requirements. All Federal regulatory agencies have chosen to publish their regulatory agendas as part of the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda for spring 2016, which contains the regulatory agendas for 57 Federal agencies, is available to the public at http://reginfo.gov. The spring 2016 Unified Agenda publication appearing in the Federal Register consists of agency regulatory flexibility agendas, in accordance with the publication requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Agency regulatory flexibility agendas contain only those Agenda entries for rules that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities and entries that have been selected for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
2015 Tax Information for Use in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method
Document Number: 2016-13268
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is publishing, and providing the public an opportunity to comment on, the 2015 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).
WRL, LLC-Modified Rail Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity-Adams and Grant Counties, Wash.
Document Number: 2016-13139
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
60-Day Notice of Intent to Seek Extension of Approval: Household Goods Movers' Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2016-12897
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the information collections (here, third-party disclosures) required by the Board's decisions in Released Rates of Motor Common Carriers of Household Goods, RR 999 (Amendment No. 5) (STB served Jan. 21, 2011); Released Rates of Motor Common Carriers of Household Goods, RR 999 (Amendment No. 5) (STB served Jan.10, 2012). Congress, in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, section 4215, Public Law 109-59, 119 Stat. 1144, 1760 (2005), directed the Board to review consumer protection regulations concerning the loss or damage that occurs during interstate household goods moves. In Docket No. RR 999, the Board required household goods motor carriers and freight forwarders (together, Movers) to provide their customers with clear written information concerning the two available cargo-liability options, if they desired to offer a rate limiting their liability on interstate moves to anything less than replacement value of the goods. Movers were required to provide this information on the standard written estimate form, which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) already required Movers to provide to their household goods moving customers. See 49 CFR 375.213(c).
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Durham County, N.C.
Document Number: 2016-12610
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Revision to the Surface Transportation Board's CFR Chapter Heading Pursuant to the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015
Document Number: 2016-12346
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is revising the heading to its CFR chapter, pursuant to the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB) and Executive Resources Board (ERB) Membership
Document Number: 2016-12297
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Effective immediately, the membership of the PRB and ERB is as follows:
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Cook County, Ill
Document Number: 2016-12194
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
United States Rail Service Issues-Performance Data Reporting
Document Number: 2016-11805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPR) served on April 29, 2016, and published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2016, (81 FR 27069), titled ``United States Rail Service IssuesPerformance Data Reporting.''
Paul Didelius-Continuance in Control Exemption-WRL, LLC
Document Number: 2016-11974
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Rules Relating to Board-Initiated Investigations
Document Number: 2016-11382
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Through this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) is proposing rules for investigations conducted on the Board's own initiative pursuant to the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Revisions to Arbitration Procedures
Document Number: 2016-11238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) is proposing to amend its arbitration procedures to conform to the requirements of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Hamilton County, Ohio
Document Number: 2016-11189
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Thurston County, Wash.
Document Number: 2016-11132
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Rose Chauffeured Transportation, LTD-Acquisition of Control-My Bus Division of Cherry Consulting of the Carolinas, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-11131
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On April 11, 2016, Rose Chauffeured Transportation, Ltd. (Rose), a noncarrier, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 so that it can obtain approval for its acquisition of common control of the MY Bus division of Cherry Consulting of the Carolinas, Inc. (Cherry) pursuant to a July 21, 2015, Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) between the parties. 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.
Allegheny Valley Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2016-10686
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
United States Rail Service Issues-Performance Data Reporting
Document Number: 2016-10442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Through this Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPR), the Board is proposing to establish new regulations requiring all Class I railroads and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO), through its Class I members, to report certain service performance metrics on a weekly basis.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-10193
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the Rail Depreciation Studies. This information collection is described in detail below. 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.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-10192
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the process for filing Arbitration Option Notices. This information collection is described in detail below. 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.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-10191
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the system diagram maps, described below. 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.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-10190
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521 (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 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. 13702(b) and 49 CFR 1312 (water carrier tariffs), and under 49 U.S.C. 10709(d) and 49 CFR 1313 (rail agricultural contract summaries). The information collections are described in more detail below. 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.
Finger Lakes Railway Corp.-Sublease and Operation Exemption-Seneca County Industrial Development Agency
Document Number: 2016-10092
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Seneca County Industrial Development Agency-Lease Exemption-Finger Lakes Railway Corp.
Document Number: 2016-10091
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Finger Lakes Railway Corp.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Seneca County Industrial Development Agency
Document Number: 2016-10090
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Letcher County, KY
Document Number: 2016-09819
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Southern Electric Railroad Company
Document Number: 2016-09815
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2016-09589
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority-Construction and Operation Exemption-in Lake County, Tenn.
Document Number: 2016-09515
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
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 Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority (NWTRPA) to construct and operate approximately 5.5 miles of new rail line in Lake County, Tenn. (the Line). The Line would extend from a connection with an existing line of railroad near Tiptonville, Tenn., to the site of a newly constructed port on the Mississippi River at Cates Landing (Port). The Line would serve the Port as well as a new industrial park being developed by Lake County in conjunction with the Port. The purpose of the proposed construction is to attract industrial and commercial activity in Lake County and to provide rail service to an area that does not currently have it. This exemption is subject to environmental mitigation conditions and the requirement that NWTRPA build the environmentally preferable route (the route designated as Alternative A).
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Dickenson County, Va.
Document Number: 2016-09107
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation