Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment, 5509-5510 [05-1909]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 2, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2005 Notice of Intent To Rule on Application To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Key West International Airport, Key West, FL Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces May 1, 2005, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA that it will use its fiscal year 2005 entitlement funds to accomplish projects identified in the Airports Capital Improvement Plan that was formulated in the spring of 2004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Barry Molar, Manager, Airports Financial Assistance Division, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, APP–500, on (202) 267–3831. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 47105(f) of title 49, United States Code, provides that the sponsor of each airport to which funds are apportioned shall notify the Secretary by such time and in a form as prescribed by the Secretary, of the sponsor’s intent to apply for the funds apportioned to it (entitlements). This notice applies only to those airports that have received such entitlements, except those nonprimary airports located in designated Block Grant States. Notification of the sponsor’s intent to apply during fiscal year 2005 for any of its available entitlement funds including those unused from prior years, shall be in the form of inclusion of projects for fiscal year 2005 in the Airports Capital Improvement Plan. This notice is promulgated to expedite and prioritize grants in the final quarter of the fiscal year. Absent an acceptable application by May 1, 2005, FAA will defer an airport’s entitlement funds until the next fiscal year. Pursuant to the authority and limitations in section 47117(f), FAA will issue discretionary grants in an aggregate amount not to exceed the aggregate amount of deferred entitlement funds. Airport sponsors may request unused entitlements after September 30, 2005. Issued in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2005. Barry L. Molar, Manager, Airports Financial Assistance Division. [FR Doc. 05–1918 Filed 2–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M VerDate jul<14>2003 14:19 Feb 01, 2005 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to rule on application. AGENCY: Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Key West International Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101–508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 4, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Peter Horton, Director of Airports of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners at the following address: Key West International Airport, 3491 S. Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, Florida, 33040. Air carriers and foreign air carriers may submit copies of written comments previously provided to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners under § 158.23 of Part 158. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Moore, Program Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando FL, 32822, (407) 812–6331, extension 120. The application may be reviewed in person at this same location. The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Key West International Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101–508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). On January 25, 2005, The FAA determined that the application to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5509 impose and use the revenues from a PFC submitted by Monroe County Board of County Commissioners was substantially complete within the requirements of section 158.25 of Part 158. The FAA will approve or disapprove the application, in whole or in part, no later than April 11, 2005. The following is a brief overview of the application. PFC Application No.: 05–09–C–00– EYW. Level of the proposed PFC: $4.50. Proposed charge effective dates: July 1, 2005. Proposed charge expiration date: November 1, 2005. Total estimated net PFC revenue: $361,645. Brief description of proposed project(s): PFC Application; Construct New Terminal (Phase 3); Construct Safety Area, Runway 9/27 (Phase 3); Noise Improvement Program, Renovate 50 homes (Design & Construction); Install Perimeter Fencing (Phase 2); Approach Clearing, Runway 9/27; Construct Taxiway A Extension (Phase 2) & T–Hanger Taxiways (at Florida Keys Marathon Airport, MTH); Rehabilitate Terminal Canopy, Phase 2 (MTH); Relocate Wind Sock & Segmented Circle (MTH): Acquire Backup Generator for Airport Beacon (MTH). Class or classes of air carriers which the public agency has requested not be required to collect PFCs: Commercial Air Carriers with less than one percent (1%) of total passenger enplanements. Any person may inspect the application in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the application, notice and other documents germane to the application in person at the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners. Issued in Orlando, Florida, on January 26, 2005. Bart Vernace, Acting Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 05–1922 Filed 2–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub–No. 4)] Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures– Productivity Adjustment AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM Surface Transportation Board. 02FEN1 5510 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 2, 2005 / Notices Proposed adoption of a Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures productivity adjustment. ACTION: The Surface Transportation Board proposes to adopt 1.035 (3.5%) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 1999–2003 (5-year) period. The current value of 2.2% was developed for the 1998 to 2002 period. SUMMARY: DATES: Comments are due February 16, 2005. The proposed productivity adjustment is effective March 3, 2005. EFFECTIVE DATE: Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to STB Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub-No. 4) to: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. ADDRESSES: H. Jeff Warren, (202) 565–1533. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site http://www.stb.dot.gov. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, e-mail or call the Board’s contractor, ASAP Document Solutions; 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706; e-mail asapdc@verizon.net; phone (202) 306–4004. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS: 1–800–877–8339.] This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or energy conservation. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), we conclude that our action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Decided: January 25, 2005. By the Board, Chairman Nober, ViceChairman Buttrey, and Commissioner Mulvey. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–1909 Filed 2–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34652] BNSF Railway Company 1—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to the BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) over UP’s rail line between Stockton, CA, UP milepost 88.90 (Fresno Subdivision) and Bakersfield, CA, UP milepost 313.6 (Mojave Subdivision), a distance of approximately 225 miles. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on January 23, 2005, and the temporary trackage rights are intended to expire on February 5, 2005. The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to allow BNSF to bridge its train service while its main lines are out of service due to programmed track, roadbed, and structural maintenance. As a condition to this exemption, any employee affected by the acquisition of the temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.— Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980), and, in accordance with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in United Transportation UnionGeneral Committee of Adjustment (GO– 386) v. Surface Transportation Board, No. 03–1212, 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 6496 (D.C. Cir. Apr. 6, 2004), any employee affected by the discontinuance of those trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). If it 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 transaction. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34652, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Sarah W. 1 Effective January 20, 2005, the name of ‘‘The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company’’ was changed to ‘‘BNSF Railway Company.’’ VerDate jul<14>2003 14:19 Feb 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bailiff, The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, PO Box 961039, Fort Worth, TX 76161–0039. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: January 26, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–1908 Filed 2–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [REG–154000–04] Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning proposed rulemaking regulations, REG– 154000–04 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) Diesel Fuel and Kerosene Excise Tax; Dye Injection. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 4, 2005 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Paul Finger, Internal Revenue Service, room 6512, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to Larnice Mack at Internal Revenue Service, room 6512, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622–3179, or through the Internet at (Larnice.Mack@irs.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; Diesel Fuel and Kerosene Excise Tax; Dye Injection. OMB Number: 1545–1418. Regulation Project Number: REG– 154000–04. E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 2, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-1909]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub-No. 4)]


Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

[[Page 5510]]


ACTION: Proposed adoption of a Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures 
productivity adjustment.

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SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board proposes to adopt 1.035 
(3.5%) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for 
the 1999-2003 (5-year) period. The current value of 2.2% was developed 
for the 1998 to 2002 period.

DATES: Comments are due February 16, 2005.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The proposed productivity adjustment is effective March 
3, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send comments (an original and 10 copies) referring to STB 
Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub-No. 4) to: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: H. Jeff Warren, (202) 565-1533. 
Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision, which is available on our Web site http://
www.stb.dot.gov. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, e-
mail or call the Board's contractor, ASAP Document Solutions; 9332 
Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706; e-mail asapdc@verizon.net; 
phone (202) 306-4004. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available 
through FIRS: 1-800-877-8339.]
    This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the 
human environment or energy conservation.
    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 605(b), we conclude that our action will not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

    Decided: January 25, 2005.

    By the Board, Chairman Nober, Vice-Chairman Buttrey, and 
Commissioner Mulvey.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-1909 Filed 2-1-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P