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

Oakland Bulk & Oversize Terminal, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-Rail Line in Alameda County, Cal.
Document Number: 2019-23513
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
City of Oakland, Cal.-Acquisition Exemption-Former Oakland Army Base, Alameda County, Cal.
Document Number: 2019-23512
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Oakland Global Rail Enterprise, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-Rail Line in Alameda County, Cal.
Document Number: 2019-23511
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Perry County Railroad, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Howling Coyote, LLC and Perry County Associates, LLC
Document Number: 2019-23374
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23207
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-24
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.
Union Pacific Railroad Company and Jackson County, Mo.-Abandonment Exemption-in Jackson County, Mo.
Document Number: 2019-23203
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB) and Executive Resources Board (ERB) Membership
Document Number: 2019-22995
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Effective immediately, the membership of the PRB and ERB is as follows:
Rio Grande Pacific Corporation-Control Exemption-Big Spring Rail System, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-22881
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Methodology for Determining the Railroad Industry's Cost of Capital
Document Number: 2019-22748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board proposes to incorporate an additional model to complement its use of the Morningstar/Ibbotson Multi-Stage Discounted Cash Flow Model (MSDCF) and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) in determining the cost-of-equity component of the cost of capital.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2019-22740
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Vermilion Valley Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-22716
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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.
Policy Statement on Demurrage and Accessorial Rules and Charges
Document Number: 2019-22200
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is issuing this proposed policy statement to provide the public with information on principles the Board would consider in evaluating the reasonableness of demurrage and accessorial rules and charges. The Board seeks public comment on this proposed policy statement, and may revise it, as appropriate, after consideration of the comments received.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in the City of Cincinnati, Ohio and Hamilton County, Ohio
Document Number: 2019-22173
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2019-22060
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Baraga County, Mich.
Document Number: 2019-21842
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Petition for Rulemaking; Railroad Performance Data Reporting
Document Number: 2019-21627
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) grants in part a petition filed by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) to amend the Board's railroad performance data reporting regulations. Specifically, the Board proposes to modify its regulations to include chemical and plastics traffic as a distinct reporting category for the ``cars-held'' metric.
Revisions to the Board's Methodology for Determining the Railroad Industry's Cost of Capital
Document Number: 2019-21590
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board proposes to incorporate an additional model to complement its use of the Morningstar/Ibbotson Multi-Stage Discounted Cash Flow Model (MSDCF) and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) in determining the cost-of-equity component of the cost of capital.
Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancies
Document Number: 2019-21270
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board hereby gives notice of upcoming vacancies on RSTAC for two large shipper representatives. The Board seeks suggestions for candidates to fill these vacancies.