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CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Dickenson County, VA
Document Number: 2017-24900
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Oneida and Marinette Counties, Wis.
Document Number: 2017-24724
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-24627
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) published a document in the Federal Register on October 30, 2017, concerning a request from Thompson Hine LLP, on behalf of itself, Economists, and L.E. Peabody & Associates (WB17-4410/20/17) for permission to use certain unmasked data from the Board's 2006-2016 Carload Waybill Samples. STB is correcting the deadline objections to the request are due.
National Express LLC-Acquisition of Control-Queen City Transportation, LLC
Document Number: 2017-24429
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On October 13, 2017, National Express LLC (National Express or Applicant), a noncarrier, filed an application under to acquire control of Queen City Transportation, LLC (Queen City). 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.
IHR Holdings, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-Santa Teresa Capital, LLC at Santa Teresa, Dona Ana County, N.M.
Document Number: 2017-24304
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Seminole Gulf Railway, L.P.-Abandonment Exemption-in Sarasota County, Fla.
Document Number: 2017-23963
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Goose Lake Railway, LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-LRY, LLC d.b.a. Lake Railway
Document Number: 2017-23951
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Sureride Charter Inc.-Acquisition of Control-McClintock Enterprises, Inc. D/B/A Goldfield Stage & Company
Document Number: 2017-23904
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On October 3, 2017, Sureride Charter Inc. d/b/a Sundiego Charter Co. d/b/a SunExpress Charter Co. (SCI), an interstate passenger motor carrier, filed an application to acquire McClintock Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Goldfield Stage & Company (the Acquisition Carrier), an interstate passenger motor carrier. 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.
Ohio River Partners Shareholders LLC-Exemption for Intra-Corporate Family Transaction-Ohio River Partners LLC
Document Number: 2017-23766
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Document Number: 2017-23765
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-23527
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-23454
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Larimer County, CO.
Document Number: 2017-23356
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Savage Companies-Continuance in Control Exemption-Savage Davenport Railroad Company
Document Number: 2017-23325
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Revisions to the Cost-of-Capital Composite Railroad Criteria
Document Number: 2017-22894
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is adopting a final action to update one of the screening criteria used to create the ``composite railroad'' for the Board's annual cost-of-capital determination. This final action requires a company's stock to be listed on either the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ), rather than on either the NYSE or American Stock Exchange (AMEX), as the AMEX no longer exists.
Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad Company-Amended Operation Exemption-Town of North Judson, Ind.
Document Number: 2017-22817
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Buckeye Hammond Railroad LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Lake County, Ind.
Document Number: 2017-22477
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Oneida and Marinette Counties, Wis.
Document Number: 2017-22257
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: 2017-21348
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In a decision served on September 29, 2017, the Surface Transportation Board proposes a second tentative productivity adjustment for the change in the railroad productivity for the 2011- 2015 averaging period, modified to reflect new data, and invites comments on a new ``linking factor'' computed to enable the modified 2015 productivity adjustment to be compared to prior years' productivity adjustments. The Board will also hold a technical workshop with interested parties and Board staff.
Ex Parte Communications in Informal Rulemaking Proceedings
Document Number: 2017-21093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In this decision, the Surface Transportation Board (the Board) proposes to modify its regulations to permit, subject to disclosure requirements, ex parte communications in informal rulemaking proceedings. The Board also proposes other changes to its ex parte rules that would clarify and update when and how interested persons may communicate informally with the Board regarding pending proceedings other than rulemakings. The intent of the proposed regulations is to enhance the Board's ability to make informed decisions through increased stakeholder communications while ensuring that the Board's record-building process in rulemaking proceedings remains transparent and fair.
Renewal of National Grain Car Council
Document Number: 2017-20287
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given that the Surface Transportation Board intends to renew the charter of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC).
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-20505
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
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).
Renewal of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-20288
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 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: 2017-20136
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the fourth quarter 2017 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2017 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.889. The fourth quarter 2017 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.367. The fourth quarter 2017 RCAF-5 is 0.350.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-In Greenbrier and Nicholas Counties, WV
Document Number: 2017-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Decatur Central Railroad, L.L.C.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Topflight Grain Cooperative, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-19549
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2016 Determination
Document Number: 2017-19100
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On September 6, 2017, the Board served a decision announcing the 2016 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. Four carriers (BNSF Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries, Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company) were found to be revenue adequate.
Grand Elk Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2017-19102
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Savage Services Corporation-Continuance in Control Exemption-Savage Davenport Railroad Company
Document Number: 2017-18583
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Savage Davenport Railroad Company-Lease and Operation Exemption-City of Davenport, Iowa
Document Number: 2017-18582
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Columbia & Cowlitz Railway, LLC-Abandonment Exemption-in Cowlitz County, Wash
Document Number: 2017-18484
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Waupaca County, Wis
Document Number: 2017-18483
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Public Listening Session Regarding CSX Transportation, Inc.'s Rail Service Issues; Joint Petition of Foresight Coal Sales, LLC, Sugar Camp Energy, LLC, Williamson Energy, LLC, and Consolidation Coal Company To Address the Adequacy of CSX Transportation's Coal Transportation Service Originating in the Illinois Basin and Northern Appalachia
Document Number: 2017-18399
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) will hold a public listening session on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at its offices in Washington, DC, to hear from CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), on its efforts to implement its new operating plan and to address service problems on its network, to provide shippers the opportunity to report on recent CSXT rail service issues they have experienced, and to discuss whether additional service recovery efforts may be necessary.
Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18253
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
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.
Goose Lake Railway, LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-LRY, LLC d.b.a. Lake Railway
Document Number: 2017-18054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2017-17023
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (the Board), in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), is publishing a semiannual agenda of: (1) Current and projected rulemakings; and (2) existing regulations being reviewed to determine whether to propose modifications through rulemaking. Listed below are the regulatory actions to be developed or reviewed during the next 12 months. Following each rule identified is a brief description of the rule, including its purpose and legal basis.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2017-17340
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
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 Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 60-Day Notice of Intent to Seek Extension of Approval: Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements, 82 FR 16,872 (Apr. 6, 2017). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Applications for Land-Use-Exemption Permits
Document Number: 2017-17306
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
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 Applications for Land-Use-Exemption Permits (for Solid Waste Rail Transfer Facilities).
SMS Rail Service, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Gloucester County, N.J.
Document Number: 2017-17007
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy
Document Number: 2017-16799
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice of two vacancies on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC) for (1) a representative from biofuel feedstock growers or providers and biofuel refiners, processors, and distributors, and (2) an ``at large'' representative with relevant experience in the transportation of energy resources. The Board is soliciting suggestions from the public for candidates to fill these two vacancies.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Harlan County, KY
Document Number: 2017-16654
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Indiana Rail Road Company and CSX Transportation Inc.-Joint Relocation Project Exemption-Terre Haute, Ind.
Document Number: 2017-16433
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Atlanta, Ga.
Document Number: 2017-16356
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation