Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company-Acquisition Exemption-Oklahoma Department of Transportation, 82426 [2010-32933]

Download as PDF 82426 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 250 / Thursday, December 30, 2010 / Notices non-confidential version of the confidential submission, indicating where confidential information has been redacted. The non-confidential summary will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection. 5. Inspection of Comments, Notices, and Hearing Statements USTR will maintain a docket on the 2011 Special 301 Review, accessible to the public. The public file will include non-confidential comments, notices of intent to testify, and hearing statements received by USTR from the public, including foreign governments, with respect to the 2011 Special 301 Review. Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection pursuant to 15 CFR 2006.13, except confidential business information exempt from public inspection in accordance with 15 CFR 2006.15. Comments may be viewed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site by entering docket number USTR– 2010–0037 in the search field on the home page. Stanford K. McCoy, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation. [FR Doc. 2010–32916 Filed 12–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W1–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35457] jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company—Acquisition Exemption— Oklahoma Department of Transportation Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company (WTJR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire approximately 61.02 miles of rail line owned by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), referred to as the Western Branch. The Western Branch extends between milepost 17.54 at the Texas-Oklahoma State line near Burkburnett, Tex., and milepost 78.56 at Altus, Okla. WTJR has leased and operated the Western Branch since 1991.1 In Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company—Lease Renewal Exemption—Oklahoma Department of Transportation, FD 35451 (STB served Dec. 23, 2010), WTJR was authorized to renew and supplement its 1991 lease agreement for the 61.02-mile line of railroad. WTJR states that the 1991 lease agreement grants WTJR an option to purchase the Western Branch upon the payment or prepayment of a specified aggregate rental amount and the payment of the specified purchase price. WTJR states that, due to actions and inactions of others, it now has elected to exercise the purchase option. WTJR points out that the filing of this notice of exemption to acquire the line does not render the lease renewal moot, because WTJR will not be able to consummate the acquisition before the current term of the lease ends. WTJR states that the proposed transaction does not contain any provisions that would limit future interchange with a thirdparty connecting carrier. WTJR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction will not result in WTJR becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. The transaction is expected to be consummated on or shortly after January 16, 2011. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than January 9, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35457, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 1455 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 23, 2010. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2010–32933 Filed 12–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 1 See Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Ry.—Lease and Operation Exemption—State of Okla., FD 31788 (ICC served Jan. 8, 1991). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Dec 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. FD 35454] Big Four Terminal Railroad, LLC— Operation Exemption—RMW Ventures, LLC Big Four Terminal Railroad, LLC (BFTR), has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to operate over 5.2 +/¥ miles of rail line between milepost 0.0 in Connorsville, Ind. and milepost 5.2 +/¥ in Beesons, Ind., in Fayette and Wayne Counties, Ind. BFTR states that it has entered into an agreement dated December 1, 2010, with RMW Ventures, LLC (RMW), the current owner of the line, to provide rail service upon obtaining Board authorization and that it will replace C&NC Railroad Corporation (C&NC) as the operator of the line.1 BFTR states that its operating agreement with RMW does not contain any interchange commitments and that its interchange agreements with its connecting carriers will not contain any interchange commitments either. BFTR certifies that the projected annual revenues as a result of the proposed transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III carrier and will not exceed $5 million. BFTR states that consummation of the transaction will occur on or after the effective date of the exemption, which is January 15, 2011 (30 days after the exemption was filed). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed no later than January 7, 2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35454, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Richard R. Wilson, Esq., Richard R. Wilson, P.C., 518 N. Center Street, Suite 1, Ebensburg, PA 15931. 1 C&NC obtained authority to lease and operate the line in C&NC Railroad Corp.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Lines of the Norfolk and Western Railway Corp. and Indiana Hi Rail Corp, FD 33475 (STB Served Oct. 31, 1997). C&NC will continue to have a common carrier obligation to operate the line until such time as appropriate discontinuance authority is sought and granted. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[Docket No. FD 35457]


Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company--Acquisition 
Exemption--Oklahoma Department of Transportation

    Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company (WTJR), a Class III rail 
carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 
to acquire approximately 61.02 miles of rail line owned by the Oklahoma 
Department of Transportation (ODOT), referred to as the Western Branch. 
The Western Branch extends between milepost 17.54 at the Texas-Oklahoma 
State line near Burkburnett, Tex., and milepost 78.56 at Altus, Okla. 
WTJR has leased and operated the Western Branch since 1991.\1\
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    \1\ See Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Ry.--Lease and Operation 
Exemption--State of Okla., FD 31788 (ICC served Jan. 8, 1991).
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    In Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company--Lease Renewal 
Exemption--Oklahoma Department of Transportation, FD 35451 (STB served 
Dec. 23, 2010), WTJR was authorized to renew and supplement its 1991 
lease agreement for the 61.02-mile line of railroad. WTJR states that 
the 1991 lease agreement grants WTJR an option to purchase the Western 
Branch upon the payment or prepayment of a specified aggregate rental 
amount and the payment of the specified purchase price.
    WTJR states that, due to actions and inactions of others, it now 
has elected to exercise the purchase option. WTJR points out that the 
filing of this notice of exemption to acquire the line does not render 
the lease renewal moot, because WTJR will not be able to consummate the 
acquisition before the current term of the lease ends. WTJR states that 
the proposed transaction does not contain any provisions that would 
limit future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier.
    WTJR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
the transaction will not result in WTJR becoming a Class II or Class I 
rail carrier and further certifies that its projected annual revenues 
will not exceed $5 million.
    The transaction is expected to be consummated on or shortly after 
January 16, 2011.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption 
under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a 
petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the 
exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than January 9, 
2011 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 
FD 35457, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a copy of each 
pleading must be served on Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 1455 
F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: December 23, 2010.

    By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Andrea Pope-Matheson,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2010-32933 Filed 12-29-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P