Interstate Commerce Commission

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Noun1.Interstate Commerce Commission - a former independent federal agency that supervised and set rates for carriers that transported goods and people between states; was terminated in 1995; "the ICC was established in 1887 as the first federal agency"
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
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Such abuses violate the Interstate Commerce Act (ICA), the law intended to ensure that common carriers, including crude oil, natural gas liquid, and petroleum product pipelines, treat all shippers equally in terms of transportation access and price.
Shortly after the decision, Congress created the Interstate Commerce Commission via the 1887 Interstate Commerce Act.
167) Thus, the Court found no authority in the Interstate Commerce Act to allow the ICC to prescribe rates based on its power to determine rate reasonableness.
Steve King , described the amendment, which he dubbed the Protect Interstate Commerce Act (PICA), in (http://steveking.
The Interstate Commerce Act, as revised by the ICC Termination Act of 1995, vests the Surface Transportation Board with broad jurisdiction over "transportation by rail carrier," which extends to property, facilities, instrumentalities, or equipment of any kind related to that transportation.
The Carmack Amendment, as an amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act, "governs the terms of interstate shipment by domestic rail and motor carriers.
Under the common carrier clause of the Interstate Commerce Act, railroads must provide transportation of hazardous materials upon a shipper's request.
In general, they have tried to meet the test established by the 1992 law: that the rates did not deserve to be grandfathered, and that the rates are "unjust and unreasonable," a claim citing actionable language contained in the 100-year-old Interstate Commerce Act.
The Interstate Commerce Act reared its head again this fall when California's Henri Duval Winery filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the state of Alabama for unfairly taxing out-of-state wineries.
The 1887 Interstate Commerce Act created the Interstate Commerce Commission.

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