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

30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Approval of an Existing Collection in Use Without an OMB Control Number: Dispute Resolution Procedures Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015
Document Number: 2017-06276
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
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- 3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of a new collection to implement a directive of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015, Public Law 114-94 (signed Dec. 4, 2015) (FAST Act). Title XI of the FAST Act, entitled ``Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015,'' gives the Board jurisdiction to resolve cost allocation and access disputes between National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), the states, and potential non-Amtrak operations of intercity passenger rail service. The FAST Act directs the Board to establish procedures for the resolution of these disputes, ``which may include the provision of professional mediation services.'' The Board adopted final rules to implement these procedures in Dispute Resolution Procedures Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015, EP 734 (STB served Nov. 29, 2016). Due to a technical omission in the notice of proposed rulemaking in EP 734 under the PRA, the Board is seeking OMB approval for this collection separately in this notice. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 82 FR 1421 (Jan. 5, 2017). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Harris and Chambers Counties, Tex.
Document Number: 2017-06194
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Roanoke, Va.
Document Number: 2017-05817
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-05725
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
2nd & Main, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Norland North Chicago, LLC
Document Number: 2017-05716
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Waybill Sample
Document Number: 2017-05713
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of the Waybill Sample.
Cavallo Bus Lines, LLC-Acquisition of Control of Assets-White Knight Limousine, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-05603
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On March 8, 2017, Cavallo Bus Lines (Cavallo) and White Knight Limousine, Inc. (White Knight) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application for Cavallo to purchase certain assets (including motorcoaches and contracts) of White Knight used to provide certain motor carrier services. 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.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2017-05553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the second quarter 2017 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The second quarter 2017 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.904. The second quarter 2017 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.377. The second quarter 2017 RCAF-5 is 0.358.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-05513
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
United States Rail Service Issues-Performance Data Reporting
Document Number: 2017-04841
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is correcting the final rule served on November 30, 2016, by including one additional Standard Transportation Commodity Code (STCC) to the group of 14 previously included in the final rule.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-04584
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities (Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue)
Document Number: 2017-04556
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-08
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, the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting 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.
30-day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities (Complaints, Petitions for Declaratory Orders, and Petitions for Relief Not Otherwise Specified)
Document Number: 2017-04555
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-08
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- 3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an extension of the information collections required for (1) complaints filed under 49 U.S.C. 10701-10707, 11101-11103, 11701-11707 (rail), 14701-14707 (motor, water & intermediaries), and 15901-15906 (pipelines) and 49 CFR part 1111; (2) petitions for declaratory orders under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 1321; and (3) catch-all petitions (for relief not otherwise specified) under 49 U.S.C. 1321 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. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 81 FR 86061 (Nov. 29, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Railroad Cost of Capital-2016
Document Number: 2017-04133
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry's cost of capital for 2016. The decision solicits comments on the following issues: The railroads' 2016 current cost of debt capital; the railroads' 2016 current cost of preferred equity capital (if any); the railroads' 2016 cost of common equity capital; and the 2016 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a market value basis. Comments should focus on the various cost of capital components listed above using the same methodology followed in Railroad Cost of Capital2015, EP 558 (Sub-No. 19) (STB served Aug. 5, 2016).
BG & CM Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Great Northwest Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-03977
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation