Surface Transportation Board October 15, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Demurrage Billing Requirements
Document Number: 2019-22202
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes changes to the Board's regulations governing demurrage liability. Specifically, the Board proposes certain requirements regarding Class I carriers' demurrage invoices, as well as a requirement that a Class I carrier directly bill the shipper if the shipper and warehouseman agree to that arrangement and have so notified the rail carrier.
Exclusion of Demurrage Regulation From Certain Class Exemptions
Document Number: 2019-22201
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes to clarify its regulations governing exemptions for certain miscellaneous commodities and boxcar transportation so that those regulations unambiguously state that demurrage continues to be subject to Board regulation. The Board also proposes to revoke, in part, the exemption that currently covers certain agricultural commodities so that the exemption would not apply to the regulation of demurrage, thereby making the agricultural commodities exemption consistent with similar exemptions covering non-intermodal transportation.