49 CFR 1312.1 - Scope; definitions.
(a) Applicability. The provisions of this part address the requirements in 49 U.S.C. 13702 that carriers subject to the Board's jurisdiction under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 135 and providing transportation or service for the movement of property (except bulk cargo, forest products, recycled metal scrap, waste paper, and paper waste) by or with a water carrier in noncontiguous domestic trade shall publish and file with the Board tariffs containing the rates for such transportation.
(b) Exceptions. The provisions of this part do not apply to:
(1) Any transportation or service provided by a carrier pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 14101(b); or
(2) The transportation of any cargo or type of cargo or service which was not subject to regulation by, or under the jurisdiction of, either the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) or the Interstate Commerce Commission under Federal law in effect on November 1, 1995.
(c) Definitions. For the purposes of this part:
Act means part B of subtitle IV of title 49 of the United States Code.
Agent means a person, association or corporation authorized to publish and file rates and provisions on behalf of one or more carriers in tariffs published in the agent's name.
Agent's tariff means a tariff filed in the name of an agent.
Board means the Surface Transportation Board.
Bound tariff means a tariff consisting of two or more sheets bound at the left edge in pamphlet or book form or a single-sheet tariff.
Carrier means a motor carrier, water carrier or freight forwarder subject to the Board's jurisdiction under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 135.
Carrier's tariff means a tariff filed in the name of a carrier.
Collectively established tariff matter means a rate, charge, rule or other tariff provision established pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 13703.
Independently established tariff matter means any rate, charge, rule or other tariff provision not established pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 13703.
Item means a tariff provision of any kind bearing an item number designation.
Joint rate means a rate that applies over the lines or routes of two or more carriers made by an agreement between the carriers and effected by a concurrence or power of attorney.
Joint tariff means a tariff that contains joint rates or provisions affecting joint rates.
Local rate means a rate that applies only to one carrier.
Local tariff means a tariff that contains local rates or provisions affecting local rates.
Looseleaf page means a single page published as part of a new or reissued looseleaf tariff or as an amendment to such a tariff.
Looseleaf tariff means a tariff consisting of looseleaf pages.
Noncontiguous domestic trade means transportation subject to jurisdiction under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 135 involving traffic originating in or destined to Alaska, Hawaii, or a territory or possession of the United States.
Original tariff means a bound or looseleaf tariff as originally filed excluding amendments.
Page means that portion of a tariff or supplement printed on one side of a sheet.
Post refers to making filed tariffs available to the public.
Publication means a bound tariff, a tariff supplement, or a looseleaf tariff page.
Rate means a rate or charge.
Service terms mean all classifications, rules and practices that affect the rates or level of service.
Supplement means a single sheet, or two or more sheets bound at the left edge in pamphlet or book form, identified as a supplement and published to amend or cancel a bound or looseleaf tariff.
Tariff means an issuance (in whole or in part) bearing designations required by this part and containing rates, rules, regulations, classifications or other provisions published and filed with the Board for compliance with 49 U.S.C. 13702.