Surface Transportation Board September 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Harlan County, Ky
Document Number: 2019-21108
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
National Express Transit Corporation-Acquisition of Control-Fox Bus Lines, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-21007
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On August 30, 2019, National Express Transit Corporation (National Express), an intrastate passenger motor carrier, filed an application for National Express to acquire control of Fox Bus Lines, Inc. (Fox), an interstate passenger motor carrier, from Fox's shareholders, Brian A. Fox, Stephen J. Fox, Catherine Fox, and William L. Fox, Jr. (collectively, Sellers). 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.
Motive Rail, Inc. d/b/a Illinois Terminal Belt-Lease and Operation Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2019-20984
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Renewal of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-20805
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Surface Transportation Board (Board) intends to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC).
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2019-20794
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the fourth quarter 2019 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2019 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.075. The fourth quarter 2019 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.454. The fourth quarter 2019 RCAF-5 is 0.427.
Renewal of National Grain Car Council
Document Number: 2019-20786
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Surface Transportation Board (Board) intends to renew the charter of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC).
Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-State of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2019-20634
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
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. 10902 for Arkansas- Oklahoma Railroad Company (AOK), a Class III carrier, to acquire from the State of Oklahoma and operate approximately 69.60 miles of rail line extending from milepost 295.36 in Howe, Okla., to milepost 364.96 in McAlester, Okla. (the Line).\1\ Because AOK is a Class III rail carrier, the acquisition and operation exemption is not subject to labor protective conditions.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2019-20171
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Final Offer Rate Review; Expanding Access to Rate Relief
Document Number: 2019-20093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes a new procedure for challenging the reasonableness of railroad rates in smaller cases. In this procedure, the Board would decide a case by selecting either the complainant's or the defendant's final offer, subject to an expedited procedural schedule that adheres to firm deadlines.
Market Dominance Streamlined Approach
Document Number: 2019-20087
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes a streamlined approach for pleading market dominance in rate reasonableness proceedings. The Board expects that this streamlined approach would reduce burdens on parties, expedite proceedings, and make the Board's rate relief procedures more accessible, especially for complainants with smaller cases.
Hearing on Revenue Adequacy; Railroad Revenue Adequacy
Document Number: 2019-20076
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) will hold a public hearing on December 12, 2019, on revenue adequacy issues raised in the report issued by the Board's Rate Reform Task Force (RRTF). The hearing will be held in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), located at 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All interested persons are invited to appear.\1\
East Penn Railroad, LLC-Discontinuance of Service and Lease Operations-in Northeast Philadelphia, Pa.
Document Number: 2019-19938
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in the City of Greensboro, N.C.
Document Number: 2019-19863
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Class I Railroad Annual Report
Document Number: 2019-19777
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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 collection of Class I Railroad Annual Reports, described below.
Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2018 Determination
Document Number: 2019-19487
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On September 5, 2019, the Board served a decision announcing the 2018 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. Three carriers (CSX Transportation, Inc., Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company) were found to be revenue adequate.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Pinellas County, Fla.
Document Number: 2019-19387
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Stephens Pioneer Rail LLC-Control Exemption-BRX Transportation Holdings, LLC
Document Number: 2019-19278
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Rail Fuel Surcharges (Safe Harbor)
Document Number: 2019-19053
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation