Surface Transportation Board February 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

United States Rail Service Issues-Performance Data Reporting
Document Number: C1-2017-02492
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: 2017-03215
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In a decision served on February 14, 2017, the Surface Transportation Board tentatively adopted 1.020 (2.0% per year) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 2011-2015 (five-year) averaging period. This value represents an increase of 0.6% from the average for the 2010-2014 period. Because of the unique circumstances of this year's productivity adjustment calculation, including the proposal of a linking factor to address a change in methodology in the calculation of an input to the productivity adjustment, the Board is making its productivity adjustment tentative to allow public comment on this approach. The Board will hold a technical conference with interested parties and Board staff.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-03206
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Watco Holdings, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2017-02705
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad-Operation Exemption-The Jacksonville Port Authority
Document Number: 2017-02703
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Indiana Rail Road Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-02701
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
United States Rail Service Issues-Data Collection
Document Number: 2017-02493
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
United States Rail Service Issues-Performance Data Reporting
Document Number: 2017-02492
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On December 5, 2016, the Board published a final rule in this docket that established 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, semiannual, and occasional basis. The Board is staying the effective date of the final rule.
Southwestern Railroad, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Curry, Roosevelt, Chaves, and Eddy Counties, N.M.
Document Number: 2017-02427
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
United States Department of Energy and United States Department of Defense v. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, et al.; United States Department of Energy and United States Department of Defense v. Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company, et al.
Document Number: 2017-02425
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On October 20, 2016, the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Defense (the Government) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) (collectively, Movants) filed a motion requesting approval of an agreement (NSR Settlement Agreement) that would settle these rate reasonableness disputes as between them only. The Board is adopting a procedural schedule for filing comments and replies addressing their proposed settlement agreement.
Jersey Marine Rail, LLC-Petition for Declaratory Order
Document Number: 2017-02353
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
By decision served on January 31, 2017, the Board granted an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for Jersey Marine Rail, LLC (JMR) to operate as a Class III rail carrier over approximately 5,000 feet of track within the City of Linden, N.J. JMR states that it intends to rehabilitate and restore rail service over the tracks, which include a three-track holding yard and three former industrial spur tracks. JMR states that all six tracks were previously served by a common carrier and have been out of service for up to 30 years. According to JMR, it leases the existing tracks and land upon which it proposes to restore service and operate for a term, with extensions, totaling 50 years. This transaction is exempt from environmental reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) because the operational changes would not exceed any of the thresholds established in 49 CFR 1105.7(e)(4) or (5).
Itawamba Mississippian Railroad, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Itawamba County Railroad Authority
Document Number: 2017-02293
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Itawamba County Railroad Authority-Acquisition Exemption-Mississippian Railway
Document Number: 2017-02292
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2017-02217
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation