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Progressive Rail Incorporated-Continuance in Control Exemption-Piedmont and Northern Railroad LLC
Document Number: 2017-12559
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Piedmont and Northern Railroad LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-Piedmont Railway, LLC
Document Number: 2017-12558
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Dover and Rockaway River Railroad, LLC-Operation Exemption-County of Morris, NJ.
Document Number: 2017-12535
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Lone Star Coaches, Inc.-Control-Tri-City Charter of Bossier, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-12011
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On May 12, 2017, Lone Star Coaches, Inc. (Lone Star) filed an application to acquire Tri-City Charter of Bossier, Inc. (Tri-City Charter).\2\ Lone Star and Tri-City Charter are each federally registered, passenger motor carriers that are in the process of consolidating parts of their operations while maintaining their distinct USDOT operating authorities. 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.
2016 Tax Information for use In the Revenue Shortfall Allocation Method
Document Number: 2017-11565
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is publishing, and providing the public an opportunity to comment on, the 2016 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).
Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancy
Document Number: 2017-11426
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board hereby gives notice of a vacancy on RSTAC for an at- large (public interest) representative. The Board is soliciting suggestions for candidates to fill this vacancy.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Waybill Sample
Document Number: 2017-11233
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
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) an extension of approval for the collection of the Waybill Sample. See 49 CFR 1244. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register, 82 FR 14786 (Mar. 22, 2017). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Ellis & Eastern Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-E&ER Company
Document Number: 2017-10653
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Ellis & Eastern Company-Operation Exemption-Buffalo Ridge Regional Railroad Authority
Document Number: 2017-10652
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Iroquois County, IL
Document Number: 2017-10611
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities (Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue)
Document Number: 2017-10419
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-23
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) an extension of approval for the collection of the Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on March 8, 2017. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval and Merger of Collections: Statutory Licensing Authority
Document Number: 2017-10420
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
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) an extension of approval for the information collections required from those seeking licensing authority under 49 U.S.C. 10901-03 and consolidation authority under sections 11323-26. The Board is also seeking approval to merge into this collection (OMB Control Number: 2140-0023) the collection of information about interchange commitments (OMB Control Number: 2140-0016). The Board previously published a notice about this collection on January 26, 2017 in the Federal Register. That notice allowed for a 60- day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Flathead County, Montana
Document Number: 2017-09882
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Hussey Terminal Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-2nd & Main, LLC
Document Number: 2017-08840
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-08756
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Indiana Rail Road Company-Amended Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-08632
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Revisions to Railroad Annual Report Form R-1 and Quarterly Operating Reports
Document Number: 2017-08236
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is revising certain schedules in the Annual Report for Class I railroads (R-1 or Form R-1) and quarterly operating reports. These revisions are needed to correct certain accounting and reporting changes the Board enacted in 2016 and to better meet accounting and reporting requirements and industry needs.
David L. Durbano-Continuance in Control Exemption-Texas & Eastern Railroad, LLC
Document Number: 2017-07904
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Texas & Eastern Railroad, LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-Texas State Railroad Authority
Document Number: 2017-07903
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Nebraska Northwestern Railroad, Inc. and Nebkota Railway, Inc.-Intra-Corporate Family Transaction Exemption
Document Number: 2017-07669
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Revisions to the Cost-of-Capital Composite Railroad Criteria
Document Number: 2017-07815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
To better reflect the current marketplace, the Surface Transportation Board (Board) is proposing to update one of the screening criteria used to create the ``composite railroad'' for the Board's annual cost-of-capital determination. Specifically, the Board proposes that one of its screening criteria now require a company's stock to be listed on either the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ), rather than be listed on either the NYSE or American Stock Exchange (AMEX), as the AMEX is no longer in existence.
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation-Abandonment Exemption-in Olmsted County, Minnesota
Document Number: 2017-07681
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2017-06790
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-06
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) an extension of approval for the collection of Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements.
Expediting Rate Cases
Document Number: 2017-06718
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015 (STB Reauthorization Act), the Surface Transportation Board (Board) is proposing changes to its rules pertaining to its rate case procedures to help improve and expedite the rate review process.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Document Number: 2017-06636
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
HC Railroad, LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Rush County, Ind.
Document Number: 2017-06528
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Approval of an Existing Collection in Use Without an OMB Control Number: Dispute Resolution Procedures Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015
Document Number: 2017-06276
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
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) approval of a new collection to implement a directive of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015, Public Law 114-94 (signed Dec. 4, 2015) (FAST Act). Title XI of the FAST Act, entitled ``Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015,'' gives the Board jurisdiction to resolve cost allocation and access disputes between National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), the states, and potential non-Amtrak operations of intercity passenger rail service. The FAST Act directs the Board to establish procedures for the resolution of these disputes, ``which may include the provision of professional mediation services.'' The Board adopted final rules to implement these procedures in Dispute Resolution Procedures Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015, EP 734 (STB served Nov. 29, 2016). Due to a technical omission in the notice of proposed rulemaking in EP 734 under the PRA, the Board is seeking OMB approval for this collection separately in this notice. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 82 FR 1421 (Jan. 5, 2017). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Harris and Chambers Counties, Tex.
Document Number: 2017-06194
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Roanoke, Va.
Document Number: 2017-05817
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-05725
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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 (FACA).
2nd & Main, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Norland North Chicago, LLC
Document Number: 2017-05716
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Waybill Sample
Document Number: 2017-05713
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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) an extension of approval for the collection of the Waybill Sample.
Cavallo Bus Lines, LLC-Acquisition of Control of Assets-White Knight Limousine, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-05603
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On March 8, 2017, Cavallo Bus Lines (Cavallo) and White Knight Limousine, Inc. (White Knight) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application for Cavallo to purchase certain assets (including motorcoaches and contracts) of White Knight used to provide certain motor carrier services. 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.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2017-05553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the second quarter 2017 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The second quarter 2017 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.904. The second quarter 2017 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.377. The second quarter 2017 RCAF-5 is 0.358.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-05513
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
United States Rail Service Issues-Performance Data Reporting
Document Number: 2017-04841
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is correcting the final rule served on November 30, 2016, by including one additional Standard Transportation Commodity Code (STCC) to the group of 14 previously included in the final rule.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-04584
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities (Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue)
Document Number: 2017-04556
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-08
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, the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of the Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue.
30-day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities (Complaints, Petitions for Declaratory Orders, and Petitions for Relief Not Otherwise Specified)
Document Number: 2017-04555
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-08
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) approval of an extension of the information collections required for (1) complaints filed under 49 U.S.C. 10701-10707, 11101-11103, 11701-11707 (rail), 14701-14707 (motor, water & intermediaries), and 15901-15906 (pipelines) and 49 CFR part 1111; (2) petitions for declaratory orders under 5 U.S.C. 554(e) and 49 U.S.C. 1321; and (3) catch-all petitions (for relief not otherwise specified) under 49 U.S.C. 1321 and 49 CFR part 1117. Under these statutory and regulatory sections, the Board provides procedures for persons to make a broad range of claims and to seek a broad range of remedies before the Board. The information collections relevant to these complaints and petitions are described separately below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 81 FR 86061 (Nov. 29, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Railroad Cost of Capital-2016
Document Number: 2017-04133
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is instituting a proceeding to determine the railroad industry's cost of capital for 2016. The decision solicits comments on the following issues: The railroads' 2016 current cost of debt capital; the railroads' 2016 current cost of preferred equity capital (if any); the railroads' 2016 cost of common equity capital; and the 2016 capital structure mix of the railroad industry on a market value basis. Comments should focus on the various cost of capital components listed above using the same methodology followed in Railroad Cost of Capital2015, EP 558 (Sub-No. 19) (STB served Aug. 5, 2016).
BG & CM Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Great Northwest Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-03977
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation