49 U.S. Code § 721 - Powers

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(a) In General.— The Board shall carry out this chapter and subtitle IV. Enumeration of a power of the Board in this chapter or subtitle IV does not exclude another power the Board may have in carrying out this chapter or subtitle IV. The Board may prescribe regulations in carrying out this chapter and subtitle IV.
(b) Inquiries, Reports, and Orders.— The Board may—
(1) inquire into and report on the management of the business of carriers providing transportation and services subject to subtitle IV;
(2) inquire into and report on the management of the business of a person controlling, controlled by, or under common control with those carriers to the extent that the business of that person is related to the management of the business of that carrier;
(3) obtain from those carriers and persons information the Board decides is necessary to carry out subtitle IV; and
(4) when necessary to prevent irreparable harm, issue an appropriate order without regard to subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5.
(c) Subpoena Witnesses.—
(1) The Board may subpoena witnesses and records related to a proceeding of the Board from any place in the United States, to the designated place of the proceeding. If a witness disobeys a subpoena, the Board, or a party to a proceeding before the Board, may petition a court of the United States to enforce that subpoena.
(2) The district courts of the United States have jurisdiction to enforce a subpoena issued under this section. Trial is in the district in which the proceeding is conducted. The court may punish a refusal to obey a subpoena as a contempt of court.
(d) Depositions.—
(1) In a proceeding, the Board may take the testimony of a witness by deposition and may order the witness to produce records. A party to a proceeding pending before the Board may take the testimony of a witness by deposition and may require the witness to produce records at any time after a proceeding is at issue on petition and answer.
(2) If a witness fails to be deposed or to produce records under paragraph (1), the Board may subpoena the witness to take a deposition, produce the records, or both.
(3) A deposition may be taken before a judge of a court of the United States, a United States magistrate judge, a clerk of a district court, or a chancellor, justice, or judge of a supreme or superior court, mayor or chief magistrate of a city, judge of a county court, or court of common pleas of any State, or a notary public who is not counsel or attorney of a party or interested in the proceeding.
(4) Before taking a deposition, reasonable notice must be given in writing by the party or the attorney of that party proposing to take a deposition to the opposing party or the attorney of record of that party, whoever is nearest. The notice shall state the name of the witness and the time and place of taking the deposition.
(5) The testimony of a person deposed under this subsection shall be taken under oath. The person taking the deposition shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, a transcript of the testimony taken. The transcript shall be subscribed by the deponent.
(6) The testimony of a witness who is in a foreign country may be taken by deposition before an officer or person designated by the Board or agreed on by the parties by written stipulation filed with the Board. A deposition shall be filed with the Board promptly.
(e) Witness Fees.— Each witness summoned before the Board or whose deposition is taken under this section and the individual taking the deposition are entitled to the same fees and mileage paid for those services in the courts of the United States.

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(Added Pub. L. 104–88, title II, § 201(a),Dec. 29, 1995, 109 Stat. 935.)

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49 CFR - Transportation

49 CFR Part 1001 - INSPECTION OF RECORDS

49 CFR Part 1002 - FEES

49 CFR Part 1003 - FORMS

49 CFR Part 1004 - INTERPRETATIONS AND ROUTING REGULATIONS

49 CFR Part 1005 - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND VOLUNTARY DISPOSITION OF LOSS AND DAMAGE CLAIMS AND PROCESSING SALVAGE

49 CFR Part 1007 - RECORDS CONTAINING INFORMATION ABOUT INDIVIDUALS

49 CFR Part 1011 - BOARD ORGANIZATION; DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY

49 CFR Part 1012 - MEETINGS OF THE BOARD

49 CFR Part 1013 - GUIDELINES FOR THE PROPER USE OF VOTING TRUSTS

49 CFR Part 1016 - SPECIAL PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE RECOVERY OF EXPENSES BY PARTIES TO BOARD ADJUDICATORY PROCEEDINGS

49 CFR Part 1018 - DEBT COLLECTION

49 CFR Part 1019 - REGULATIONS GOVERNING CONDUCT OF SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD EMPLOYEES

49 CFR Part 1033 - CAR SERVICE

49 CFR Part 1034 - ROUTING OF TRAFFIC

49 CFR Part 1035 - BILLS OF LADING

49 CFR Part 1037 - BULK GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS—LOSS AND DAMAGE CLAIMS

49 CFR Part 1090 - PRACTICES OF CARRIERS INVOLVED IN THE INTERMODAL MOVEMENT OF CONTAINERIZED FREIGHT

49 CFR Part 1100 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

49 CFR Part 1101 - DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION

49 CFR Part 1102 - COMMUNICATIONS

49 CFR Part 1103 - PRACTITIONERS

49 CFR Part 1104 - FILING WITH THE BOARD-COPIES-VERIFICATION-SERVICE-PLEADINGS, GENERALLY

49 CFR Part 1105 - PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

49 CFR Part 1106 - PROCEDURES FOR SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD CONSIDERATION OF SAFETY INTEGRATION PLANS IN CASES INVOLVING RAILROAD CONSOLIDATIONS, MERGERS, AND ACQUISITIONS OF CONTROL

49 CFR Part 1108 - ARBITRATION OF CERTAIN DISPUTES SUBJECT TO THE STATUTORY JURISDICTION OF THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

49 CFR Part 1109 - USE OF ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN BOARD PROCEEDINGS AND THOSE IN WHICH THE BOARD IS A PARTY

49 CFR Part 1110 - PROCEDURES GOVERNING INFORMAL RULEMAKING PROCEEDINGS

49 CFR Part 1111 - COMPLAINT AND INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES

49 CFR Part 1112 - MODIFIED PROCEDURES

49 CFR Part 1113 - ORAL HEARING

49 CFR Part 1114 - EVIDENCE; DISCOVERY

49 CFR Part 1115 - APPELLATE PROCEDURES

49 CFR Part 1116 - ORAL ARGUMENT BEFORE THE BOARD

49 CFR Part 1117 - PETITIONS (FOR RELIEF) NOT OTHERWISE COVERED

49 CFR Part 1118 - PROCEDURES IN INFORMAL PROCEEDINGS BEFORE EMPLOYEE BOARDS

49 CFR Part 1119 - COMPLIANCE WITH BOARD DECISIONS

49 CFR Part 1120 - USE OF 1977-1978 STUDY OF MOTOR CARRIER PLATFORM HANDLING FACTORS

49 CFR Part 1130 - INFORMAL COMPLAINTS

49 CFR Part 1132 - PROTESTS REQUESTING SUSPENSION AND INVESTIGATION OF COLLECTIVE RATEMAKING ACTIONS

49 CFR Part 1133 - RECOVERY OF DAMAGES

49 CFR Part 1135 - RAILROAD COST RECOVERY PROCEDURES

49 CFR Part 1139 - PROCEDURES IN MOTOR CARRIER REVENUE PROCEEDINGS

49 CFR Part 1141 - PROCEDURES TO CALCULATE INTEREST RATES

49 CFR Part 1144 - INTRAMODAL RAIL COMPETITION

49 CFR Part 1146 - EXPEDITED RELIEF FOR SERVICE EMERGENCIES

49 CFR Part 1147 - TEMPORARY RELIEF UNDER 49 U.S.C. 10705 AND 11102 FOR SERVICE INADEQUACIES

49 CFR Part 1150 - CERTIFICATE TO CONSTRUCT, ACQUIRE, OR OPERATE RAILROAD LINES

49 CFR Part 1152 - ABANDONMENT AND DISCONTINUANCE OF RAIL LINES AND RAIL TRANSPORTATION UNDER 49 U.S.C. 10903

49 CFR Part 1155 - SOLID WASTE RAIL TRANSFER FACILITIES

49 CFR Part 1177 - RECORDATION OF DOCUMENTS

49 CFR Part 1180 - RAILROAD ACQUISITION, CONTROL, MERGER, CONSOLIDATION PROJECT, TRACKAGE RIGHTS, AND LEASE PROCEDURES

49 CFR Part 1184 - MOTOR CARRIER POOLING OPERATIONS

49 CFR Part 1185 - INTERLOCKING OFFICERS

49 CFR Part 1200 - GENERAL ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS UNDER THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT

49 CFR Part 1220 - PRESERVATION OF RECORDS

49 CFR Part 1242 - SEPARATION OF COMMON OPERATING EXPENSES BETWEEN FREIGHT SERVICE AND PASSENGER SERVICE FOR RAILROADS 1

49 CFR Part 1243 - QUARTERLY OPERATING REPORTS—RAILROADS

49 CFR Part 1244 - WAYBILL ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORTATION OF PROPERTY—RAILROADS

49 CFR Part 1245 - CLASSIFICATION OF RAILROAD EMPLOYEES; REPORTS OF SERVICE AND COMPENSATION

49 CFR Part 1246 - NUMBER OF RAILROAD EMPLOYEES

49 CFR Part 1247 - REPORT OF CARS LOADED AND CARS TERMINATED

49 CFR Part 1248 - FREIGHT COMMODITY STATISTICS

49 CFR Part 1253 - RATE-MAKING ORGANIZATION; RECORDS AND REPORTS

49 CFR Part 1300 - DISCLOSURE, PUBLICATION, AND NOTICE OF CHANGE OF RATES AND OTHER SERVICE TERMS FOR RAIL COMMON CARRIAGE

49 CFR Part 1305 - DISCLOSURE AND NOTICE OF CHANGE OF RATES AND OTHER SERVICE TERMS FOR PIPELINE COMMON CARRIAGE

49 CFR Part 1310 - TARIFF REQUIREMENTS FOR HOUSEHOLD GOODS CARRIERS

49 CFR Part 1312 - REGULATIONS FOR THE PUBLICATION, POSTING AND FILING OF TARIFFS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PROPERTY BY OR WITH A WATER CARRIER IN NONCONTIGUOUS DOMESTIC TRADE

49 CFR Part 1313 - RAILROAD CONTRACTS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

49 CFR Part 1319 - EXEMPTIONS

49 CFR Part 1331 - APPLICATIONS UNDER 49 U.S.C. 10706 AND 13703

 

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