Skip to Content

Rule

Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Document Statistics
Document page views are updated periodically throughout the day and are cumulative counts for this document including its time on Public Inspection. Counts are subject to sampling, reprocessing and revision (up or down) throughout the day.
Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION:

Final rules.

SUMMARY:

The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is revising, correcting, and updating its regulations. These modifications include replacing obsolete statutory references, updating office and address references, and correcting spelling, grammatical, terminology, explanatory, and typographical errors. The Board is also making changes to certain authority citations and to certain regulations related to reporting requirements.

DATES:

Effective March 25, 2016.

Start Further Info Start Printed Page 8849

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Allison Davis: (202) 245-0378. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877-8339.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In accordance with Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,” and Executive Order 13579, “Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies,” the Board began this proceeding on October 12, 2011, to review its existing regulations and sought public comments on whether any of its regulations may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and how to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them, as appropriate. See Exec. Order No. 13563, 76 FR 3821 (Jan. 21, 2011); Exec. Order No. 13579, 76 FR 41587 (Jul. 14, 2011). In this decision, we are revising, correcting, and updating our regulations in 49 CFR Chapter X, pursuant to the comments received and the Board's own internal review of its regulations.

The changes made by this decision generally fall into the following categories: Eliminating or changing obsolete agency/office titles (e.g., 49 CFR 1007.6(a)(8)); making spelling, grammatical, terminology, explanatory, and typographical changes (e.g., 49 CFR 1016.105(a)); correcting references to United States Code or Code of Federal Regulations sections that have been moved or are otherwise incorrect (e.g., 49 CFR 1013.2(d), 49 CFR 1018.6(a)); [1] and amending rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice (e.g., 49 CFR 1011.7(a), 49 CFR 1111.1(a)). Additionally, this decision makes certain nonsubstantive updates related to the Board's reporting requirements, including adding the option of electronic submissions and eliminating language requiring the filing of duplicate copies (e.g., 49 CFR 1243.1), and updating form titles (e.g., 49 CFR 1245.2).[2]

Because these changes either remove obsolete regulations, make revisions that are not substantive, or update rules to reflect current agency practice, we find good cause to dispense with notice and comment under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(A) and (B). These changes are not intended to be a comprehensive response to the comments received in this docket; the Board will continue to evaluate those comments and review its regulations, and may promulgate additional revisions at a later date.

The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, 5 U.S.C. 601-612, generally requires an agency to prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis of any rule subject to notice and comment rulemaking requirements, unless the agency certifies that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Because the Board has determined that notice and comment are not required under the APA for this rulemaking, the requirements of the RFA do not apply.

These final rules do not contain a new or amended information collection requirement subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3549.

It is ordered:

1. The rule modifications set forth below are adopted as final rules.

2. This decision is effective March 25, 2016.

Start List of Subjects

List of Subjects

49 CFR Part 1001

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Confidential business information
  • Freedom of information

49 CFR Part 1002

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Common carriers
  • Freedom of information

49 CFR Part 1005

  • Claims
  • Freight
  • Investigations
  • Maritime carriers
  • Motor carriers
  • Railroads

49 CFR Part 1007

  • Privacy

49 CFR Part 1011

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Authority delegations (Government agencies)
  • Organization and functions (Government agencies)

49 CFR Part 1012

  • Sunshine Act

49 CFR Part 1013

  • Common carriers
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Securities
  • Trusts and trustees

49 CFR Part 1014

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Civil rights
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Federal buildings and facilities
  • Individuals with disabilities

49 CFR Part 1016

  • Claims
  • Equal access to justice
  • Lawyers

49 CFR Part 1017

  • Claims
  • Government employees
  • Wages

49 CFR Part 1018

  • Claims
  • Income taxes

49 CFR Part 1019

  • Conflict of interests

49 CFR Part 1021

  • Claims

49 CFR Part 1034

  • Railroads

49 CFR Part 1035

  • Maritime carriers
  • Railroads

49 CFR Part 1039

  • Agricultural commodities
  • Intermodal transportation
  • Railroads

49 CFR Part 1090

  • Freight
  • Intermodal transportation
  • Maritime carriers
  • Motor carriers
  • Railroads

49 CFR Part 1101

  • Administrative practice and procedure

49 CFR Part 1102

  • Administrative practice and procedure

49 CFR Part 1103

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Lawyers

49 CFR Part 1104

  • Administrative practice and procedure

49 CFR Part 1105

  • Environmental impact statements
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

49 CFR Part 1110

  • Administrative practice and procedure

49 CFR Part 1111

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Investigations

49 CFR Part 1113

  • Administrative practice and procedure

49 CFR Part 1114

  • Administrative practice and procedure

49 CFR Part 1115

  • Administrative practice and procedure

49 CFR Part 1118

  • Administrative practice and procedure

49 CFR Part 1139

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Buses
  • Freight
  • Motor carriers
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

49 CFR Part 1144

  • Railroads

49 CFR Part 1146

  • Railroads

49 CFR Part 1150

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Railroads

49 CFR Part 1151

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Railroads

49 CFR Part 1152

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Railroads
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Uniform System of Accounts

49 CFR Part 1180

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Railroads
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

49 CFR Part 1241

  • Railroads
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

49 CFR Part 1242

  • Railroads
  • Taxes

49 CFR Part 1243

  • Railroads
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

49 CFR Part 1244

  • Freight
  • Railroads
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

49 CFR Part 1245

  • Railroad employees
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Wages

49 CFR Part 1246

  • Railroad employees
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

49 CFR Part 1247

  • Freight
  • Railroads
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

49 CFR Part 1248

  • Freight
  • Railroads
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Statistics

49 CFR Part 1253

  • Freight forwarders
  • Maritime carriers
  • Motor carriers
  • Pipelines
  • Railroads
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
End List of Subjects Start Signature

Decided: February 11, 2016.

By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Miller, and Commissioner Begeman. Commissioner Begeman commented with a separate expression.

Kenyatta Clay,

Clearance Clerk.

End Signature

For the reasons set forth in the preamble, under the authority of 49 U.S.C. 1321, title 49, chapter X, parts 1001, 1002, 1005, 1007, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1021, 1034, 1035, 1039, 1090, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1110, 1111, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1118, 1139, 1144, 1146, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1180, 1241, 1242, 1243, 1244, 1245, 1246, 1247, 1248, and 1253 of the Code of Federal Regulations are amended as follows:

Start Part

PART 1001—INSPECTION OF RECORDS

End Part Start Amendment Part

1. The authority citation for part 1001 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552, 49 U.S.C. 702, and 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

2. In § 1001.3, remove the words “within 10 days of receipt of a request” and add in their place the words “within 20 days of receipt of a request”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1002—FEES

End Part Start Amendment Part

3. The authority citation for part 1002 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A) and 553; 31 U.S.C. 9701; and 49 U.S.C. 721. Section 1002.1(g)(11) is also issued under 5 U.S.C. 5514 and 31 U.S.C. 3717.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

4. In § 1002.2(f)(78), add “($26 flat fee for electronic filing.)” following “($26 min. charge.)”

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1005—PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND VOLUNTARY DISPOSITION OF LOSS AND DAMAGE CLAIMS AND PROCESSING SALVAGE

End Part Start Amendment Part

5. The authority citation for Part 1005 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 11706, 14706, 15906.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

6. Revise § 1005.5 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Disposition of claims.

Each carrier subject to the Interstate Commerce Act which receives a written or electronically transmitted claim for loss or damage to baggage or for loss, damage, injury, or delay to property transported shall pay, decline, or make a firm compromise settlement offer in writing or electronically to the claimant within 120 days after receipt of the claim by the carrier; provided, however, that, if the claim cannot be processed and disposed of within 120 days after the receipt thereof, the carrier shall at that time and at the expiration of each succeeding 60-day period while the claim remains pending, advise the claimant in writing or electronically of the status of the claim and the reason for the delay in making the final disposition thereof, and it shall retain a copy of such advice to the claimant in its claim file thereon.

Start Part

PART 1007—RECORDS CONTAINING INFORMATION ABOUT INDIVIDUALS

End Part Start Amendment Part

7. The authority citation for Part 1007 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552, 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

8. In § 1007.6:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a)(8), remove the title “National Archives of the United States” and add in its place “National Archives and Records Administration” and remove the title “Administrator of General Services” and add in its place “Archivist of the United States”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (a)(11), remove the title “General Accounting Office” and add in its place “Government Accountability Office”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1011—BOARD ORGANIZATION; DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY

End Part Start Amendment Part

9. The authority citation for Part 1011 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 553; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 49 U.S.C. 701, 721, 11123, 11124, 11144, 14122, and 15722.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

10. Revise the first sentence of § 1011.2(a)(7) to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
The Board.

(a) * * *

(7) All appeals of initial decisions issued by the Director of the Office of Proceedings under the authority delegated by § 1011.7(a), and all appeals of initial decisions issued by the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance under the authority delegated by § 1011.7(b). * * *

* * * * *
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

11. In § 1011.4(a)(7), remove “section 308 of the Regional Rail Reorganization Start Printed Page 8851Act of 1973” and add in its place “section 308 of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, 45 U.S.C. 748,”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

12. In § 1011.6(h), remove “section 308 of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973” and add in its place “section 308 of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973, 45 U.S.C. 748,”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

13. In § 1011.7:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. Revise paragraph (a)(1).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (a)(2)(xvii), remove the word “meditation” and add in its place the word “mediation”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. Add paragraph (b)(6).

End Amendment Part

The revision and addition read as follows:

Delegations of authority by the Board to specific offices of the Board.

(a) Office of Proceedings. (1) The Director of the Office of Proceedings is delegated the authority to determine (in consultation with involved Offices) whether to waive filing fees set forth at 49 CFR 1002.2(f).

* * * * *

(b) * * *

(6) Issue, on written request, informal opinions and interpretations which are not binding on the Board. In issuing informal opinions or interpretations, the Director of the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance shall consult with the Directors of the appropriate Board offices. Such requests must be directed to the Director of the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

Start Part

PART 1012—MEETINGS OF THE BOARD

End Part Start Amendment Part

14. The authority citation for Part 1012 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b(g), 49 U.S.C. 701, 721.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

15. In § 1012.3:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (c), remove the words “in paragraphs (d) and (e) of this section” and add in their place the words “in paragraph (d) of this section”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. Remove paragraph (d).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. Redesignate paragraph (e) as paragraph (d).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

d. Redesignate paragraph (f) as paragraph (e).

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1013—GUIDELINES FOR THE PROPER USE OF VOTING TRUSTS

End Part Start Amendment Part

16. The authority citation for Part 1013 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 13301(f).

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

17. In § 1013.2(d), remove the reference to “ 49 U.S.C. 11343” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 11323”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

18. Revise § 1013.3(c) to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Review and reporting requirements for regulated carriers.
* * * * *

(c) Any carrier required to file a Schedule 13D with the Securities and Exchange Commission (17 CFR 240.13d-1) which reports the purchase of 5 percent or more of the registered securities of another Board regulated carrier (or the listed shares of a company controlling 10 percent or more of the stock of a Board regulated carrier), must simultaneously file a copy of that schedule with the Board, along with any supplements to that schedule.

* * * * *
Start Part

PART 1014—ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

End Part Start Amendment Part

19. The authority citation for Part 1014 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 29 U.S.C. 794.

End Authority
[Removed]
Start Amendment Part

20. Remove § 1014.110.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1016—SPECIAL PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE RECOVERY OF EXPENSES BY PARTIES TO BOARD ADJUDICATORY PROCEEDINGS

End Part Start Amendment Part

21. The authority citation for Part 1016 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 504(c)(1), 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

22. In § 1016.103(a), remove the reference to “ 49 U.S.C. 10925” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 13905” and remove the reference to “49 CFR 1100.11” and add in its place “49 CFR 1103.5”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

23. In § 1016.105:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a), remove “The term `party'is defined” and add in its place “The term `party' is defined”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (b)(3), remove the reference to “Internal Revenue Code of 1954” and add in its place “Internal Revenue Code of 1986”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

24. Revise the first sentence of § 1016.107(b) to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Allowable fees and expenses.
* * * * *

(b) No award for the fee of an attorney or agent under these rules may exceed the amount specified by 5 U.S.C. 504(b)(1)(A), unless a higher fee is justified. * * *

* * * * *
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

25. In § 1016.202(a), remove the reference to “§ 1016.105(f)” and add in its place “§ 1016.105(e)”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1017—DEBT COLLECTION—COLLECTION BY OFFSET FROM INDEBTED GOVERNMENT AND FORMER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

End Part Start Amendment Part

26. Revise the authority citation for Part 1017 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 31 U.S.C. 3716, 5 U.S.C. 5514; Pub. L. 97-365; 31 CFR parts 900-904; 5 CFR part 550.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

27. In § 1017.9(b)(2), remove the reference to “ 5 CFR 1108” and add in its place “5 CFR 550.1109” and remove the word “provided” and add in its place “followed”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1018—DEBT COLLECTION

End Part Start Amendment Part

28. Revise the authority citation for Part 1018 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 31 U.S.C. 3701, 31 U.S.C. 3711 et seq., 49 U.S.C. 721, 31 CFR parts 900-904.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

29. Revise § 1018.3 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Communications.

Unless otherwise specified, all communications concerning the regulations in this part should be addressed to the Chief, Section of Financial Services, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

30. In § 1018.6(a), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR parts 101 through 105” and add in its place “31 CFR parts 900 through 904”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

31. In § 1018.8, remove the words “compromising or suspending or terminating collection” and add in their place “compromising, suspending, or terminating”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

32. In § 1018.20:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a)(4), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR 102.13” and add in its place “31 CFR 901.9”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (b)(3)(iii), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR 102.5” and add in its place “31 CFR 901.4”.

End Amendment Part
Start Printed Page 8852
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

33. In § 1018.25:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a), remove “a certified or cashier's check or a money order” and add in its place “a certified check, cashier's check, or money order”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (a), remove the words “or insurance filing fee”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. In paragraph (b), remove the words “or insurance” wherever they appear.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

d. In paragraph (d), remove the words “or insurance” wherever they appear.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

e. In the heading of paragraph (d), remove the words “privileges or certificates,” and add in their place “privileges, certificates,”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

34. In § 1018.28:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR 102.2, 102.3, and 102.4” and add in its place “31 CFR 901.2 and 901.3”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (b), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR 102.4” and add in its place “31 CFR 901.3(e)”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. In paragraph (d)(1)(vi), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR 102.3(c)” and add in its place “31 CFR 901.3(e)”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

35. In § 1018.30:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR 102.13” and add in its place “31 CFR 901.9”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (b), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR 102.2 and 102.13” and add in its place “31 CFR 901.2 and 901.9”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

36. In § 1018.51:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a)(3), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR 103.4” and add in its place “31 CFR 902.2”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (b), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR part 103” and add in its place “31 CFR part 902”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

37. In § 1018.72(d), remove the reference to “ 4 CFR 105.2” and add in its place “31 CFR 904.2”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

38. Amend § 1018.91 as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. At the end of paragraphs (b)(3) and (b)(4), remove the periods and add semicolons in their place.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. Revise paragraph (b)(7).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. In paragraph (b)(8), remove the reference to “ 26 CFR 301.6402-6T” and add in its place “26 CFR 301.6402-6”.

End Amendment Part

The revision reads as follows:

Applicability and scope.
* * * * *

(b) * * *

(7) Is at least $25.00; and

* * * * *
Start Part

PART 1019—REGULATIONS GOVERNING CONDUCT OF SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD EMPLOYEES

End Part Start Amendment Part

39. The authority citation for Part 1019 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

40. In § 1019.2(a), remove the title “Executive Counsel” and add in its place “General Counsel”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1021—ADMINISTRATIVE COLLECTION OF ENFORCEMENT CLAIMS

End Part Start Amendment Part

41. The authority citation for Part 1021 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 31 U.S.C. 3701, 3711, 3717, 3718.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

42. Revise § 1021.1 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Standards.

The regulations issued jointly by the Comptroller General of the United States and the Attorney General of the United States under section 3 of the Federal Claims Collection Act of 1966, as amended, (31 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and published in 31 CFR parts 900 through 904 are hereby adopted by the Surface Transportation Board for the administrative collection of enforcement claims.

Start Part

PART 1034—ROUTING OF TRAFFIC

End Part Start Amendment Part

43. The authority citation for Part 1034 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 11123.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

44. In § 1034.1:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a), remove the words “submit a written or telegraphic notice” and add in their place “submit a written or electronic notice” and remove the title “Office of Compliance and Enforcement” and add in its place “Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (c), remove the title “Office of Compliance and Enforcement” and add in its place “Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1035—BILLS OF LADING

End Part Start Amendment Part

45. The authority citation for Part 1035 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 11706, 14706.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

46. In Appendix A to Part 1035 remove “, 19__” and add in its place “, 20____”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

47. In Appendix B to Part 1035, remove “4. (a)” and add in its place “Sec. 4. (a)”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1039—EXEMPTIONS

End Part Start Amendment Part

48. The authority citation for Part 1039 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 10502, 13301.

End Authority
[Removed]
Start Amendment Part

49. Remove § 1039.12.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

50. Amend § 1039.14 by removing “.” and adding in its place “;” at the end of paragraphs (b)(1) through (4) and removing “.”and adding in its place “; and” at the end of paragraph (b)(5).

End Amendment Part
[Removed]
Start Amendment Part

51. Remove § 1039.21.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

52. In § 1039.22(a)(2), remove the reference to “ 49 U.S.C. 10713” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 10709”, remove the reference to “49 U.S.C. 10761(a)” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 13702(a)”, and remove the reference to “10762(a)(1)” and add in its place “13702(b)-(d)”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1090—PRACTICES OF CARRIERS INVOLVED IN THE INTERMODAL MOVEMENT OF CONTAINERIZED FREIGHT

End Part Start Amendment Part

53. The authority citation for Part 1090 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

54. In § 1090.2, remove the reference to “ 49 U.S.C. 10505(e) and (g), 109229(1), and 10530” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 10502(e) and (g) and 13902”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1101—DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION

End Part Start Amendment Part

55. The authority citation for Part 1101 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

56. In § 1101.2(e)(1), remove the reference to “1130.3” and add in its place “1130.2”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1102—COMMUNICATIONS

End Part Start Amendment Part

57. The authority citation for Part 1102 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority
Start Printed Page 8853
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

58. In § 1102.2(c)(1) and (2), remove the words “joint board member, employee board member”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1103—PRACTITIONERS

End Part Start Amendment Part

59. The authority citation for Part 1103 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 21 U.S.C. 862; 49 U.S.C. 703(e), 721.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

60. In § 1103.3:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (d), remove the reference to “ 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(100)” and add in its place “49 CFR 1002.2(f)(99)(i)”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. Revise paragraph (h).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. In paragraphs (l), (m), and (n), remove the reference to “ 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(100)” and add in its place “49 CFR 1002.2(f)(99)(i)”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

d. Revise paragraph (o).

End Amendment Part

The revisions read as follows:

Persons not attorneys-at-law—qualifications and requirements for practice before the Board.
* * * * *

(h) Location of examination. Examinations will be conducted at the Board's office in Washington, DC.

* * * * *

(o) Content and grading of examination. A Board staff member is responsible, under the general supervision of the Vice Chairman, for the examination of non-attorney applicants, the preparation of examination questions, and the grading of examinations. The staff member is appointed by the Chairman, with the approval of the Board. The staff member must be an attorney and must have at least two years of experience with the Board.

* * * * *
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

61. In § 1103.16(c), remove the words “secrets or confidence” and add in their place “secrets or confidences”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

62. In § 1103.20:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. Revise paragraph (b).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (g), remove “in behalf of the client” and add in its place “on behalf of the client”.

End Amendment Part

The revision reads as follows:

Practitioner's fees and related practices.
* * * * *

(b) Compensation, commission, and rebates. A practitioner shall accept no compensation, commission, rebates, or other advantages from the parties in a proceeding other than his client without the knowledge and consent of his client after full disclosure.

* * * * *
Start Part

PART 1104—FILING WITH THE BOARD-COPIES-VERIFICATION-SERVICE-PLEADINGS, GENERALLY

End Part Start Amendment Part

63. The authority citation for Part 1104 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 553 and 559; 18 U.S.C. 1621; 21 U.S.C. 862; and 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

64. Amend § 1104.3(a) by adding the following sentence at the end of the paragraph:

End Amendment Part
Copies.

(a)* * * When confidential documents are filed, redacted versions must also be filed.

* * * * *
Start Amendment Part

65. Revise § 1104.5(c) to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Affirmation or declarations under penalty of perjury in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 1621 in lieu of oath.
* * * * *

(c) Knowing and willful misstatements or omissions of material facts constitute federal criminal violations punishable under 18 U.S.C. 1001. Additionally, these misstatements are punishable as perjury under 18 U.S.C. 1621.

[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

66. In the last sentence of § 1104.6, remove “5 p.m.” and add in its place “11:59 p.m.”

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

67. In § 1104.12:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. Amend § 1104.12(a) by adding a sentence at the end of the paragraph.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In the parenthetical, remove the reference to “ 49 U.S.C. 10321” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 721”.

End Amendment Part

The addition reads as follows:

Service of pleadings and papers.

(a) * * * If a document is filed with the Board through the e-filing process, a copy of the e-filed document should be emailed to other parties, or a paper copy of the document should be personally served on the other parties, but if neither email nor personal service is feasible, service of a paper copy should be by first-class or express mail.

* * * * *
Start Amendment Part

68. Amend § 1104.14(a) by adding a sentence at the end of the paragraph to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Protective orders to maintain confidentiality.

(a) * * * When confidential documents are filed, redacted versions must also be filed.

* * * * *
Start Part

PART 1105—PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

End Part Start Amendment Part

69. Revise the authority citation for Part 1105 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1456 and 1536; 42 U.S.C. 4332 and 6362(b); 49 U.S.C. 701 note (1995) (Savings Provisions), 721(a), 10502, and 10903-10905; 54 U.S.C. 306108.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

70. Revise § 1105.2 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Responsibility for administration of these rules.

The Director of the Office of Environmental Analysis is delegated the authority to sign, on behalf of the Board, memoranda of agreement entered into pursuant to 36 CFR 800.5(e)(4) regarding historic preservation matters. The Director of the Office of Environmental Analysis is responsible for the preparation of documents under these rules and is delegated the authority to provide interpretations of the Board's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, to render initial decisions on requests for waiver or modification of any of these rules for individual proceedings, and to recommend rejection of environmental reports not in compliance with these rules. This delegated authority shall be used only in a manner consistent with Board policy. Appeals to the Board will be available as a matter of right.

Start Amendment Part

71. Revise § 1105.3 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Information and assistance.

Information and assistance regarding the rules and the Board's environmental and historic review process is available by writing or calling the Office of Environmental Analysis.

Start Amendment Part

72. In § 1105.4:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. Revise paragraph (i).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (j), remove the references to “SEA's” wherever they appear and add in their place “OEA's”.

End Amendment Part

The revision reads as follows:

Definitions.
* * * * *

(i) Office of Environmental Analysis or “OEA” means the Office that prepares the Board's environmental documents and analyses.

* * * * *
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

73. In § 1105.5(c)(3), remove the reference to “ 49 U.S.C. 10905” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 10904”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

74. In § 1105.6:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (b)(4) introductory text, remove the reference to “49 U.S.C. Start Printed Page 885410901 or 10910” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 10901, 10902, or 10907”, and remove the reference to “49 U.S.C. 11343” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 11323 and 14303.”

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (b)(5), add “and” following “environmental impacts;”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. Remove paragraph (b)(6).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

d. Redesignate paragraph (b)(7) as paragraph (b)(6).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

e. Remove paragraph (c)(1).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

f. Redesignate paragraphs (c)(2) through (7) as paragraphs (c)(1) through (6).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

g. In newly redesignated paragraph (c)(1)(i), remove the reference to “ 49 U.S.C. 10901 or 10910” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 10901, 10902, or 10907”, and remove the reference to “49 U.S.C. 11343” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 11323 and 14303.”

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

h. Remove newly redesignated paragraph (c)(1)(v).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

i. Further redesignate newly redesignated paragraph (c)(1)(vi) as paragraph (c)(1)(v).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

75. Amend § 1105.7 as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. Add a sentence to the end of paragraph (a).

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (e)(3)(iv), remove the reference “ 49 U.S.C. 10906” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 10905”.

End Amendment Part

The addition reads as follows:

Environmental reports.

(a) Filing. * * * The Environmental Report may be filed with the Board electronically.

* * * * *
Start Amendment Part

76. Amend § 1105.8(a) by adding a sentence at the end of the paragraph to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Historic Reports.

(a) Filing. * * * The Historic Report may be filed with the Board electronically.

* * * * *
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

77. In § 1105.10:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraphs (b) and (d), remove the references to “SEA” wherever they appear and add in their place “OEA”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (d), remove the references to “SEA's” wherever they appear and add in their place “OEA's”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. In paragraph (f), remove the abbreviation “CZMA” and add in its place “Coastal Zone Management Act”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

78. In the appendix to § 1105.11, remove the reference to “the Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA), Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423” and add in its place “the Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA), Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

79. In the appendix to § 1105.12:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In the Sample Local Newspaper Notice for Out-of-Service Abandonment Exemptions:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

i. In the first paragraph, remove the zip code “20423”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

ii. In the second paragraph, remove the references to “Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA)” wherever they appear and add in their place “Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA)”; and remove the zip code “20423”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

iii. In the third paragraph remove the reference to “Section of Administration, Office of Proceedings, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001” and add in its place “Office of Proceedings, Washington, DC”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In the Sample Local Newspaper Notice for Petitions for Abandonment Exemptions:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

i. In the first paragraph, remove the zip code “20423”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

ii. In the second paragraph, remove the references to “Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA)” wherever they appear and add in their place “Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA)”; and remove the zip code “20423”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

iii. In the third paragraph remove the reference to “Section of Administration, Office of Proceedings, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001” and add in its place “Office of Proceedings, Washington, DC”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1110—PROCEDURES GOVERNING INFORMAL RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS

End Part Start Amendment Part

80. The authority citation for Part 1110 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

81. Amend § 1110.2 by revising paragraphs (b) and (c)(1) to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Opening of proceeding.
* * * * *

(b) Any person may petition the Board to open a proceeding to issue, amend, or repeal a rule.

* * * * *

(c) * * *

(1) Be submitted, along with 15 copies, to the Chief, Section of Administration, Office of Proceedings, Surface Transportation Board, Washington DC;

* * * * *
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

82. In § 1110.5, remove the word “additional” and add in its place “undue”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1111—COMPLAINT AND INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES

End Part Start Amendment Part

83. The authority citation for Part 1111 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 10704, and 11701.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

84. In § 1111.1:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a), remove the words “at the hearing”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (e), remove the reference to “ 49 CFR 1244.8” and add in its place “49 CFR 1244.9”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1113—ORAL HEARING

End Part Start Amendment Part

85. The authority citation for Part 1113 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 559; 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

86. In § 1113.2:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (d), remove “return on the subpoena” and add in its place “return of the subpoena”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (e), remove “at whose instance” and add in its place “at whose insistence”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

87. In § 1113.3(c)(2), remove “after the close of hearing” and add in its place “after the close of the hearing”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

88. In § 1113.8, remove “in whose behalf” and add in its place “on whose behalf”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

89. In § 1113.11, remove “damage” and add in its place “damages”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1114—EVIDENCE; DISCOVERY

End Part Start Amendment Part

90. The authority citation for Part 1114 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 559; 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

91. In § 1114.21(a)(1), remove the reference to “§ 1011.6” and add in its place “§ 1011.5”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

92. In § 1114.24(g), remove “(1) Not a relative” and add in its place “(1) not a relative”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

93. In § 1114.25: Start Printed Page 8855

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (b)(2), remove “seasonable” and add in its place “reasonable”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (c), remove “Errors and irregularities” and add in its place “Objections to errors and irregularities”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

94. In § 1114.26(a), remove the reference to “§ 1114.21(b)(2)” and add in its place “§ 1114.21(a)”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

95. In § 1114.27(a), remove the reference to “§ 1114.21(b)(2)” and add in its place “§ 1114.21(a)”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1115—APPELLATE PROCEDURES

End Part Start Amendment Part

96. The authority citation for Part 1115 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 559; 49 U.S.C. 721.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

97. In § 1115.2(b)(3), remove the words “governing precedent;” and add in their place “governing precedent; or”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1118—PROCEDURES IN INFORMAL PROCEEDINGS BEFORE EMPLOYEE BOARDS

End Part Start Amendment Part

98. Under the authority of 49 U.S.C. 1321, Part 1118 is removed.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1139—PROCEDURES IN MOTOR CARRIER REVENUE PROCEEDINGS

End Part Start Amendment Part

99. Under the authority of 49 U.S.C. 1321, Part 1139 is removed.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1144—INTRAMODAL RAIL COMPETITION

End Part Start Amendment Part

100. The authority citation for Part 1144 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 10703, 10705, and 11102.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

101. In § 1144.2:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a) introductory text, remove the reference to “ 49 U.S.C. 11102” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 11102(c)”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (a)(1), remove the reference to “and 11102” and add in its place “and 11102(c)”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1146—EXPEDITED RELIEF FOR SERVICE EMERGENCIES

End Part Start Amendment Part

102. The authority citation for Part 1146 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 11101, and 11123.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

103. In § 1146.1(d)(1), remove “Carrier are” and add in its place “Carriers are”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1150—CERTIFICATE TO CONSTRUCT, ACQUIRE, OR OPERATE RAILROAD LINES

End Part Start Amendment Part

104. The authority citation for Part 1150 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721(a), 10502, 10901, and 10902.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

105. In § 1150.3(h), remove the reference to “paragraphs (e) or (f)” and add in its place “paragraphs (f) or (g)”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

106. In § 1150.21 revise the second sentence to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Scope of rules.

* * * The rail line must have been fully abandoned, or approved for abandonment by the Board or a bankruptcy court. * * *

[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

107. In § 1150.31(b), remove the words “and the from securities regulation at 49 CFR part 1175” and add in their place “and the exemption from securities regulation at 49 CFR part 1177”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

108. In § 1150.35:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. Revise paragraph (b) introductory text.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (f), remove the sentence “Stay petitions must be filed within 7 days of the filing of the notion of exemption.”

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. In paragraph (g), remove the reference to “§ 1150.33(g)” and add in its place “§ 1150.32(d)”.

End Amendment Part

The revision reads as follows:

Procedures and relevant dates—transactions that involve creation of Class I or Class II carriers.
* * * * *

(b) The notice of intent must contain all of the information required in § 1150.33, exclusive of § 1150.33(g), plus:

* * * * *
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

109. Remove the last sentence of § 1150.42(a).

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1151—FEEDER RAILROAD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

End Part Start Amendment Part

110. The authority citation for Part 1151 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 10907.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

111. Amend § 1151.3 by revising the last sentence in paragraphs (a)(9) and (12) and revising the first sentence in paragraph (a)(14) introductory text to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Contents of application.

(a) * * *

(9) * * * (This statement will be binding upon applicant if the application is approved.)

* * * * *

(12) * * * (This statement will be binding upon applicant if the application is approved.)

* * * * *

(14) If applicant requests Board-prescribed joint rates and divisions in the feeder line proceeding, a description of any joint rate and division agreement must be included in the application. * * *

* * * * *
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

112. In § 1151.4(e), remove the reference to “ 49 U.S.C. 10709(d)(2)” and add in its place “49 U.S.C. 10707”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1152—ABANDONMENT AND DISCONTINUANCE OF RAIL LINES AND RAIL TRANSPORTATION UNDER 49 U.S.C. 10903

End Part Start Amendment Part

113. The authority citation for Part 1152 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 11 U.S.C. 1170; 16 U.S.C. 1247(d) and 1248; 45 U.S.C. 744; and 49 U.S.C. 701 note (1995) (section 204 of the ICC Termination Act of 1995), 721(a), 10502, 10903-10905, and 11161.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

114. In § 1152.30:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (b), remove the reference to “ 49 CFR part 1201” and add in its place “49 CFR part 1201, subpart B”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. Revise paragraph (c)(1) to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
General.
* * * * *

(c) Final payment of financial assistance. (1) When a financial assistance agreement to subsidize is concluded, the final payment will be adjusted to reflect the actual revenues derived, avoidable costs incurred, and value of the properties used in the subsidy year.

* * * * *
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

115. In § 1152.32:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (j)(4), remove the reference to “paragraphs (f)(2) or (3)” and add in its place “paragraphs (j)(2) or (3)”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (o) introductory text, remove the words “depreciation cost” and add in their place “depreciation expense”.

End Amendment Part Start Part Start Printed Page 8856

PART 1180—RAILROAD ACQUISITION, CONTROL, MERGER, CONSOLIDATION PROJECT, TRACKAGE RIGHTS, AND LEASE PROCEDURES

End Part Start Amendment Part

116. The authority citation for Part 1180 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 553 and 559; 11 U.S.C. 1172; 49 U.S.C. 721, 10502, 11323-11325.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

117. In § 1180.3(h), remove the reference to “1180.4(d)(4)(ii)” and add in its place “1180.4(d)(2)”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

118. In § 1180.4(c)(8), revise the last sentence of the paragraph to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Procedures
* * * * *

(c) * * *

(8) * * * See Railroad Consolidation Procedures, 363 I.C.C. 767 (1980).

* * * * *
Start Part

PARTS 1240-1259—REPORTS

End Part Start Amendment Part

119. Revise the note for Parts 1240-1259 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part

Note:

The report forms prescribed by parts 1240-1259 are available upon request from the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

Start Part

PART 1241—ANNUAL, SPECIAL, OR PERIODIC REPORTS—CARRIERS SUBJECT TO PART I OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT

End Part Start Amendment Part

120. The authority citation for Part 1241 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 11145.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

121. Revise the note for Part 1241 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part

Note:

The report forms prescribed by part 1241 are available upon request from the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

122. In § 1241.11(a), remove the title “Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration” and add in its place “Office of Economics” and remove the zip code “20423”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

123. In § 1241.15, remove the title “Bureau of Accounts” and add in its place “Office of Economics” and remove the zip code “20423”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1242—SEPARATION OF COMMON OPERATING EXPENSES BETWEEN FREIGHT SERVICE AND PASSENGER SERVICE FOR RAILROADS

End Part Start Amendment Part

124. The authority citation for Part 1242 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 11142.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

125. Revise the note for Part 1242 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part

Note:

The report forms prescribed by part 1242 are available upon request from the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

Start Amendment Part

126. In the note to § 1242.87, remove the title “Bureau of Accounts” and add in its place “Office of Economics”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1243—QUARTERLY OPERATING REPORTS—RAILROADS

End Part Start Amendment Part

127. The authority citation for Part 1243 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 11145.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

128. Revise the note for Part 1243 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part

Note:

The report forms prescribed by part 1243 are available upon request from the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

Start Amendment Part

129. In § 1243.1, revise the last sentence to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Revenues, expenses and income.

* * * Such quarterly reports shall be submitted, in paper or electronically, to the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC, within 30 days after the end of the quarter to which they relate.

Start Amendment Part

130. In § 1243.2, revise the last sentence to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Condensed balance sheet.

* * * Such quarterly reports shall be submitted, in paper or electronically, to the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC, within 30 days after the end of the quarter to which they relate.

Start Amendment Part

131. In § 1243.3, revise the last sentence of the introductory text to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Report of fuel cost, consumption, and surcharge revenue.

* * * Such reports shall be submitted, in paper or electronically, to the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC, within 30 days after the end of the quarter reported.

Start Part

PART 1244—WAYBILL ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORTATION OF PROPERTY—RAILROADS

End Part Start Amendment Part

132. The authority citation for Part 1244 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 10707, 11144, 11145.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

133. In § 1244.3(b)(4), remove the title “Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration” and add in its place “Office of Economics” and remove the zip code “20423-0001”.

End Amendment Part
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

134. In § 1244.9:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. In paragraph (a), remove the title “Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration” and add in its place “Office of Economics”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. In paragraph (d)(2), remove the title “Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration” and add in its place “Office of Economics”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. In paragraph (d)(3)(ii), remove the title “Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration” and add in its place “Office of Economics” and remove the zip code “20423”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

d. In paragraph (d)(4)(i), remove the title “Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration” and add in its place “Office of Economics”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

e. In paragraph (e)(2), remove the title “Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration” and add in its place “Office of Economics” and remove the zip code “20423”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

f. In paragraph (f)(4), remove the title “OTA” and add in its place “Office of Economics”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

g. In paragraph (g)(3), remove the title “Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration” and add in its place “Office of Economics” and remove the zip code “20423”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1245—CLASSIFICATION OF RAILROAD EMPLOYEES; REPORTS OF SERVICE AND COMPENSATION

End Part Start Amendment Part

135. The authority citation for Part 1245 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 11145.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

136. Revise the note for Part 1245 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part

Note:

The report forms prescribed by part 1245 are available upon request from the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

Start Amendment Part

137. Revise § 1245.2 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Start Printed Page 8857
Reports of railroad employees, service and compensation.

Each Class I railroad is required to file a Quarterly Report of Railroad Employees, Service, and Compensation, (Quarterly Wage Forms A & B). In addition, such carriers shall also file an Annual Report of Railroad Employees, Service, and Compensation, (Annual Wage Forms A & B) for each calendar year. Both reports shall be submitted, in paper or electronically, to the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC. The quarterly report shall be submitted within 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter. The annual report shall be submitted within 45 days after the end of the reporting year.

Start Part

PART 1246—NUMBER OF RAILROAD EMPLOYEES

End Part Start Amendment Part

138. The authority citation for Part 1246 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 11145.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

139. Revise § 1246.1 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Monthly report of number of railroad employees.

Each Class I railroad shall file a Monthly Report of Number of Railroad Employees (Form C) each month. The report should be submitted, in paper or electronically, to the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC, by the end of the month to which it applies.

Start Amendment Part

140. Revise the note for part 1246 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part

Note:

The report forms prescribed by part 1246 are available upon request from the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

Start Part

PART 1247—REPORT OF CARS LOADED AND CARS TERMINATED

End Part Start Amendment Part

141. The authority citation for Part 1247 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 10707, 11144, 11145.

End Authority
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

142. In § 1247.1:

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

a. Remove the title “Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration (OEEAA)” and add in its place “Office of Economics”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

b. Remove the zip code “20243”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

c. In the last sentence, remove “( http://www.stb.dot.gov/​infoex1.htm#forms)” and add in its place “(http://www.stb.dot.gov)”.

End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part

d. Remove “OEEAA” and add in its place “the Office of Economics”.

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 1248—FREIGHT COMMODITY STATISTICS

End Part Start Amendment Part

143. The authority citation for Part 1248 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 11144 and 11145.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

144. Revise the note for Part 1248 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part

Note:

The report forms prescribed by part 1248 are available upon request from the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

Start Amendment Part

145. In § 1248.5(a), revise the first sentence to read as follows:

End Amendment Part
Report forms and date of filing.

(a) Reports required from Class I carriers by this section shall be submitted, in paper or electronically, to the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC, on forms which will be furnished to the carriers. * * *

* * * * *
Start Part

PART 1253—RATE-MAKING ORGANIZATION; RECORDS AND REPORTS

End Part Start Amendment Part

146. The authority citation for Part 1253 continues to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 721, 10706, 13703, 11144 and 11145.

End Authority Start Amendment Part

147. Revise the note for Part 1253 to read as follows:

End Amendment Part

Note:

The report forms prescribed by part 1253 are available upon request from the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

Note:

The following comment will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations.

COMMISSIONER BEGEMAN, commenting:

It is disappointing that today's decision is all we can muster up more than four years after receiving public comments on whether any of the Board's regulations are “ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and how to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them. . . .” I certainly don't object to replacing obsolete references and correcting spelling and other errors, but we should be doing so as a matter of course. Today's decision is simply not responsive to what we set out to do in 2011. Nor does it meet the spirit—let alone achieve the purpose—of the President's two Executive Orders.

End Supplemental Information

Footnotes

1.  We recognize that the recently enacted Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015, Pub. L. 114-110, recodifies provisions of title 49, United States Code. To the extent those provisions are referenced in our regulations, the Board will address those and other changes to the Code of Federal Regulations stemming from that Act at a later date.

Back to Citation

2.  These changes were proposed in Accelerating Reporting Requirements for Class I Railroads, EP 701 (STB served July 8, 2015).

Back to Citation

[FR Doc. 2016-03298 Filed 2-22-16; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4915-01-P