49 CFR § 1152.2 - Definitions.

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§ 1152.2 Definitions.

Unless otherwise provided in the text of the regulations, the following definitions apply in this part:

(a)Account means an account in the Board's Uniform System of Accounts for Railroad Companies (49 CFR part 1201).

(b)Act means the ICC Termination Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-88, 109 Stat. 803), as amended.

(c)Base year means the latest 12-month period, ending no earlier than 6 months prior to the filing of the abandonment or discontinuance application, for which data have been collected at the branch level as prescribed in § 1152.30(b).

(d)Board means the Surface Transportation Board.

(e)Branch means a segment of line for which an application for abandonment or discontinuance, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10903, has been filed.

(f)Carrier means a railroad company or the trustee or trustees of a railroad company subject to regulation under 49 U.S.C., Subtitle IV, chapter 105.

(g)Designated state agency means the instrumentality created by a state or designated by appropriate authority to administer or coordinate its state rail plan.

(h)Forecast Year means the 12-month period, beginning with the first day of the month in which the application is filed with the Board, for which future revenues and costs are estimated.

(i)Form R-1 means the railroad's annual report filed with the Board in accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11145.

(j)Offeror means a shipper, a state, the United States, a local or regional transportation authority, or any financially responsible person offering rail service continuation assistance under 49 U.S.C. 10904.

(k)URCS means the Uniform Railroad Costing System.

(l)Significant user means:

(1) Each of the 10 rail patrons which originated and/or received the largest number of carloads (or each patron if there are less than 10); and

(2) Any other rail patron which originated and/or received 50 or more carloads, on the line proposed for abandonment or discontinuance, during the 12-month period preceding the month in which notice is given of the abandonment or discontinuance application.

(m)Subsidy year means any 12-month period for which a subsidy agreement has been negotiated and is in operation.