Surface Transportation Board 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval of Collections: Rail Carrier Financial Reports
Document Number: 2021-20793
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
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 (Board) gives notice of its intent to request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval without change of the six existing collections described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register (June 28, 2021). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2021-20353
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the fourth quarter 2021 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2021 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.139. The fourth quarter 2021 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.473. The fourth quarter 2021 RCAF-5 is 0.446.
Renewal of National Grain Car Council
Document Number: 2021-20250
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
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).
Renewal of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-20188
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
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).
Utah Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah
Document Number: 2021-20222
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Midwest & Bluegrass Rail, LLC-Control Exemption-TransKentucky Transportation Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-19571
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption With Interchange Commitment-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-19568
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2020 Determination
Document Number: 2021-19539
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On September 7, 2021, the Board served a decision announcing the 2020 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. Five Class I railroads (BNSF Railroad Company, CSX Transportation, Inc., The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company) were found to be revenue adequate.
First-Mile/Last-Mile Service
Document Number: 2021-19362
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Cathcart Rail, LLC-Continuance in Control Exemption-Cornhusker Railroad, LLC
Document Number: 2021-19087
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Cornhusker Railroad, LLC-Operation Exemption-Trackage in Hall and Adams Counties, Neb.
Document Number: 2021-19086
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Tulsa Base Railroad, L.L.C.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Base, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-19008
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Kiski Junction Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties, Pa.
Document Number: 2021-18972
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Reinstatement Without Change: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2021-18652
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
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) a reinstatement without change of Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on the Board's service delivery. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register (June 24, 2021). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Finger Lakes Railway Corp.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Midcoast Railservice, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-18279
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Midcoast Railservice, Inc.-Change of Operators Exemption-Central Maine & Quebec Railway US, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-18278
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
West Belt Railway LLC-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in St. Louis County, Mo.
Document Number: 2021-18154
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption-in Luzerne and Carbon Counties, Pa.
Document Number: 2021-17859
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Decatur Junction Railway Co.-Amended Lease and Operation Exemption-Lines in Illinois
Document Number: 2021-17812
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB) and Executive Resources Board (ERB) Membership
Document Number: 2021-17685
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Effective immediately, the membership of the PRB and ERB is as follows:
Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis-Abandonment Exemption-in St. Louis County, Mo.
Document Number: 2021-17499
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services-2021 Update
Document Number: 2021-17014
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board updates for 2021 the fees that the public must pay to file certain cases and pleadings with the Board. Pursuant to this update, 87 of the Board's 135 fees will decrease, 3 fees will increase, and 45 fees will remain at their current levels.
Van Pool Transportation LLC-Acquisition of Control-Easton Coach Company, LLC
Document Number: 2021-17133
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Van Pool Transportation LLC (Van Pool) has filed an application to acquire control of Easton Coach Company, LLC (Easton), a regulated interstate motor carrier, from ECC Holding Company, Inc. (ECC), a noncarrier. 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.
Van Pool Transportation LLC-Acquisition of Control-Salter Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-17132
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Van Pool Transportation LLC (Applicant), a Delaware limited liability company and a noncarrier, has filed an application for authority after-the-fact to acquire control of Salter Transportation, Inc. (Salter), from Stephen O. Gadd (Seller). The Board is tentatively approving and granting after-the-fact authorization of the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action.
Van Pool Transportation LLC-Acquisition of Control-NRT Bus, Inc. and Trombly Motor Coach Service Inc.
Document Number: 2021-17131
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Van Pool Transportation LLC (Applicant), a Delaware limited liability company and a noncarrier, has filed an application for authority after-the-fact to acquire control of NRT Bus, Inc. (NRT), and Trombly Motor Coach Service Inc. (Trombly) from John J. McCarthy (Seller).
John J. McCarthy-Acquisition of Control-Trombly Motor Coach Service, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-17130
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
John J. McCarthy (Applicant), a noncarrier, has filed an application for authority after-the-fact to acquire control of Trombly Motor Coach Service Inc. (Trombly) from Michael J. Trombly (Seller). The Board is tentatively approving and granting after-the-fact authorization of the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2021-17042
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting
Document Number: 2021-16983
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2021-16704
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Mendocino County, Cal.
Document Number: 2021-16372
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., et al.-Control and Merger-Pan Am Systems, Inc., Pan Am Railways, Inc., Boston and Maine Corporation, Maine Central Railroad Company, Northern Railroad, Pan Am Southern LLC, Portland Terminal Company, Springfield Terminal Railway Company, Stony Brook Railroad Company, and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company
Document Number: 2021-16328
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is accepting for consideration the revised application filed on July 1, 2021, by CSX Corporation (CSXC), CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT), 747 Merger Sub 2, Inc. (747 Merger Sub 2), Pan Am Systems, Inc. (Systems), Pan Am Railways, Inc. (PAR), Boston and Maine Corporation (Boston & Maine), Maine Central Railroad Company (Maine Central), Northern Railroad (Northern), Portland Terminal Company (Portland Terminal), Springfield Terminal Railway Company (Springfield Terminal), Stony Brook Railroad Company (Stony Brook), and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad Company (V&M) (collectively, Applicants). The application will be referred to as the Revised Application. The Revised Application seeks Board approval under 49 U.S.C. 11321-26 for: CSXC, CSXT, and 747 Merger Sub 2 to control the seven railroads controlled by Systems and PAR, and CSXT to merge six of the seven railroads into CSXT. This proposal is referred to as the Merger Transaction. In addition to the Revised Application, there are several filings for transactions related to the Merger Transaction, including: Four notices of exemption for Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) to acquire trackage rights over existing lines owned by four separate railroads; a petition for exemption to allow Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC d/ b/a Berkshire & Eastern Railroad (B&E), to replace Springfield Terminal as the operator of Pan Am Southern LLC (PAS); and a notice of exemption to allow SMS Rail Lines of New York, LLC (SMS) to discontinue service and terminate its lease of a rail line known as the Voorheesville Running Track. These transactions will be referred to as the Related Transactions. This decision embraces the following dockets: Norfolk Southern RailwayTrackage Rights ExemptionCSX Transportation, Inc., Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 1); Norfolk Southern RailwayTrackage Rights ExemptionProvidence & Worcester Railroad, Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 2); Norfolk Southern RailwayTrackage Rights Exemption Boston & Maine Corp., Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 3); Norfolk Southern RailwayTrackage Rights ExemptionPan Am Southern LLC, Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 4); Pittsburg & Shawmut RailroadOperation Exemption Pan Am Southern LLC, Docket No. FD 36472 (Sub-No. 5); SMS Rail Lines of New York, LLCDiscontinuance Exemptionin Albany County, N.Y., Docket No. AB 1312X. The Board finds that the Revised Application meets the requirements of 49 CFR 1180.4, 1180.6, and 1180.7 and is therefore complete. 49 CFR 1180.4(c)(7) (``A complete application contains all information for all applicant carriers required by these procedures, except as modified by advance waiver.'') Accordingly, the Revised Application is accepted. The Board adopts a procedural schedule for consideration of the Revised Application and Related Transactions, under which the Board's final decision would be issued by April 1, 2022, and would become effective by May 1, 2022.
South Point & Ohio Railroad, LLC-Operation Exemption-Lawrence Economic Development Corporation
Document Number: 2021-16243
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2021-14889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board is publishing the Regulatory Flexibility Agenda for spring 2021.
C&NC Railroad, LLC-Discontinuance Exemption-in Wayne and Henry Counties, Ind.
Document Number: 2021-16271
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Davidson County, Tenn.
Document Number: 2021-15328
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Indiana Southwestern Railway Co.-Abandonment Exemption-in Posey and Vanderburgh Counties, Ind.
Document Number: 2021-15137
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Indexing the Annual Operating Revenues of Railroads
Document Number: 2021-14680
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, CA
Document Number: 2021-13979
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval of Collections: Rail Carrier Financial Reports
Document Number: 2021-13665
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-28
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 (Board) gives notice of its intent to request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval without change of the six existing collections described below.
Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company-Adverse Discontinuance of Trackage Rights-Housatonic Railroad Company
Document Number: 2021-13625
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
60-Day Notice of Intent to Seek Reinstatement Without Change: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2021-13233
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
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) a reinstatement without change of Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on the Board's service delivery.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2021-13202
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the third quarter 2021 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2021 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.134. The third quarter 2021 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.472. The third quarter 2021 RCAF-5 is 0.445.
2020 Tax Information for Use in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method
Document Number: 2021-12440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is publishing, and providing the public an opportunity to comment on, the 2020 weighted average state tax rates for each Class I railroad, as calculated by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), for use in the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method (RSAM).