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

Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-23527
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-23454
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Larimer County, CO.
Document Number: 2017-23356
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Savage Companies-Continuance in Control Exemption-Savage Davenport Railroad Company
Document Number: 2017-23325
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Revisions to the Cost-of-Capital Composite Railroad Criteria
Document Number: 2017-22894
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is adopting a final action to update one of the screening criteria used to create the ``composite railroad'' for the Board's annual cost-of-capital determination. This final action requires a company's stock to be listed on either the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ), rather than on either the NYSE or American Stock Exchange (AMEX), as the AMEX no longer exists.
Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad Company-Amended Operation Exemption-Town of North Judson, Ind.
Document Number: 2017-22817
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Buckeye Hammond Railroad LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Lake County, Ind.
Document Number: 2017-22477
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Oneida and Marinette Counties, Wis.
Document Number: 2017-22257
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: 2017-21348
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In a decision served on September 29, 2017, the Surface Transportation Board proposes a second tentative productivity adjustment for the change in the railroad productivity for the 2011- 2015 averaging period, modified to reflect new data, and invites comments on a new ``linking factor'' computed to enable the modified 2015 productivity adjustment to be compared to prior years' productivity adjustments. The Board will also hold a technical workshop with interested parties and Board staff.
Ex Parte Communications in Informal Rulemaking Proceedings
Document Number: 2017-21093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In this decision, the Surface Transportation Board (the Board) proposes to modify its regulations to permit, subject to disclosure requirements, ex parte communications in informal rulemaking proceedings. The Board also proposes other changes to its ex parte rules that would clarify and update when and how interested persons may communicate informally with the Board regarding pending proceedings other than rulemakings. The intent of the proposed regulations is to enhance the Board's ability to make informed decisions through increased stakeholder communications while ensuring that the Board's record-building process in rulemaking proceedings remains transparent and fair.