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- n. The governmental commision charged with making and enforcing regulations concerning interstate commerce.
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- n. a former independent federal agency that supervised and set rates for carriers that transported goods and people between states; was terminated in 1995
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Hepburn Railway Act of 1906 enlarged the interstate commerce commission; it extended the commission's power over oil pipe lines, express companies, and other interstate carriers; it gave the commission the right to reduce rates found to be unreasonable and discriminatory; it forbade "midnight tariffs," that is, sudden changes in rates favoring certain shippers; and it prohibited common carriers from transporting goods owned by themselves, especially coal, except for their own proper use.
The form shall correspond as nearly as may be to those established by the interstate commerce commission for this type of com - mon carrier and shall provide for the proper certification of the accuracy thereof.