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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.
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
Alabama Export Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2019-18808
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Mississippi Export Railroad Company-Continuance in Control Exemption-Alabama Export Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-18807
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad Co.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Mule Sidetracks, LLC
Document Number: 2019-18787
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting
Document Number: 2019-18547
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
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.
Cedar River Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Freeborn County, Minn
Document Number: 2019-17951
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Watco Holdings, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Wisconsin Rapids Railroad, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2019-17664
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Rapids Railroad, L.L.C.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Line of Wisconsin Central Ltd.
Document Number: 2019-17662
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Progressive Rail Incorporated-Continuance in Control Exemption-Chicago St. Paul & Pacific Railroad LLC
Document Number: 2019-17657
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Chicago St. Paul & Pacific Railroad LLC-Change in Operators Exemption-Chicago Terminal Railroad
Document Number: 2019-17650
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Trempealeau and Buffalo Counties, Wis.
Document Number: 2019-17437
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation