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[FR Doc. 05–3892 Filed 2–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA 2004–19348] Notice of Request for Comments on Renewing Approval of an Information Collection: OMB Control No. 2126– 0015 (Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FMCSA announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described in this notice is being sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This VerDate jul<14>2003 14:21 Feb 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 information collection allows registered motor carriers, property brokers and freight forwarders a means of meeting process agent requirements. On September 14, 2004, the agency published a Federal Register notice announcing a 60-day comment period on this information collection (69 FR 55490). 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Keenan (202–385–2400), Commercial Enforcement (MC–ECC), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., e.s.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Designation of Agents, Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders. OMB Control Number: 2126–0015. Background: The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is authorized to register for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13902; freight forwarders under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13903; and property brokers under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 13904. These persons may conduct transportation services only if they are registered pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 13901. The Secretary has delegated authority pertaining to these registration requirements to the FMCSA. Registered motor carriers (including private carriers) and freight forwarders must designate: (1) An agent upon PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 whom service of notices in proceedings before the Secretary may be made (49 U.S.C. 13303); and (2) for every State in which they operate and traverse in the United States during such operations, agents upon whom process issued by a court may be served in actions brought against the registered transportation entity (49 U.S.C. 13304). Every broker shall make a designation for each State in which its offices are located or in which contracts are written. Regulations governing the designation of process agents are found at 49 CFR part 366. This designation is filed with the FMCSA on Form BOC–3, ‘‘Designation of Agent for Service of Process.’’ Respondents: Motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers. Average Burden Per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,000 hours (30,000 filings × 10 minutes/60 minutes = 5,000 hours). Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; 49 U.S.C. 13303, 13304, 13901, 13902, 13903 and 13904; and 49 CFR 1.73 and 366. Issued on: February 24, 2005. Annette M. Sandberg, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–3953 Filed 2–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 3)] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company 1 AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Partial revocation of exemption. SUMMARY: The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, revokes the class exemption as it pertains to the modified trackage rights described in STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 2) 2 to permit the 1 Effective January 20, 2005, The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company has changed its name to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF). 2 On December 17, 2004, the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) concurrently filed a verified notice of exemption under the Board’s class exemption procedures at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). The notice covered the agreement by BNSF to grant additional local trackage rights to UP over a BNSF line of railroad between BNSF milepost 113.0 and BNSF milepost 117.0 near Endicott, NE, a distance of approximately 4.0 miles. UP submits that the trackage rights are only temporary rights, but, because they are ‘‘local’’ rather than ‘‘overhead’’ rights, they do not qualify for the Board’s class exemption for temporary trackage rights at 49 CFR E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 39 / Tuesday, March 1, 2005 / Notices trackage rights to expire on or about May 16, 2005, in accordance with the agreement of the parties,3 subject to the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). DATES: This exemption will be effective on March 31, 2005. Petitions to stay must be filed by March 11, 2005. Petitions to reopen must be filed by March 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 3) must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of all pleadings must be served on petitioner’s representative: Robert T. Opal, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 68179. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 565–1609. [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800– 877–8339]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, call, or pick up in person from: ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706. Telephone: (202) 306–4004. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at 1–800–877–8339.] Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: February 23, 2005. By the Board, Chairman Nober, Vice Chairman Buttrey, Commissioner Mulvey. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–3884 Filed 2–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P 1180.2(d)(8). See Union Pacific Railroad CompanyTemporary Trackage Rights Exemption-The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 2) (STB served Jan. 6, 2005). 3 The original trackage rights granted in Union Pacific Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (STB served Nov. 3, 2003), extended between BNSF milepost 114.5 and BNSF milepost 117.0 near Endicott, NE, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles. By decision served December 8, 2003, in STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 1), the Board granted an exemption to permit the trackage rights granted in STB Finance Docket No. 34417 to expire. At that time, it was anticipated by the parties that the rights would expire on or about October 15, 2004. However, this authority had not been exercised at the time of filing of the notice of exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (SubNo. 2) for the additional local trackage rights. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:21 Feb 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 10019 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Surface Transportation Board Internal Revenue Service [LR–218–78] [STB Finance Docket No. 34664] Keokuk Junction Railway Co.— Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP), pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement entered into between UP and Keokuk Junction Railway Co. (KJRY), has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to KJRY between Hollis, Peoria County, IL (milepost 118.5), and Iowa Junction, Peoria County, IL (milepost 113.6), a total distance of approximately 5.0 miles. KJRY will operate its own trains with its own crews over the UP line under the trackage rights. The purpose of this transaction will be to allow KJRY to interchange traffic with the Tazewell & Peoria Railroad, Inc. (TZPR), by bridging KJRY trains from Hollis to the TZPR at Iowa Junction. KJRY indicated that consummation of this transaction was scheduled to occur on February 16, 2005, and that operations would commence thereafter. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 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). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If the 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 transaction. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34664, 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 Daniel A. LaKemper, 1318 S. Johanson Road, Peoria, IL 61607. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: February 22, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–3885 Filed 2–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 an existing final regulation, LR–218–78 (TD 8096), Product Liability Losses and Accumulations for Product Liability Losses (Section 1.172–13). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 2, 2005 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Glenn Kirkland, 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: Product Liability Losses and Accumulations for Product Liability Losses. OMB Number: 1545–0863. Regulation Project Number: LR–218– 78. Abstract: Generally, a taxpayer who sustains a product liability loss must carry the loss back 10 years. However, a taxpayer may elect to have such loss treated as a regular net operating loss under section 172. The election is made by attaching a statement to the tax return. This statement will enable the IRS to monitor compliance with the statutory requirements. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 39 (Tuesday, March 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10018-10019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3884]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 3)]


Union Pacific Railroad Company--Temporary Trackage Rights 
Exemption--BNSF Railway Company \1\
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    \1\ Effective January 20, 2005, The Burlington Northern and 
Santa Fe Railway Company has changed its name to BNSF Railway 
Company (BNSF).
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AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT.

ACTION: Partial revocation of exemption.

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SUMMARY: The Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, revokes the class exemption 
as it pertains to the modified trackage rights described in STB Finance 
Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 2) \2\ to permit the

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trackage rights to expire on or about May 16, 2005, in accordance with 
the agreement of the parties,\3\ subject to the employee protective 
conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.--Abandonment--Goshen, 
360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
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    \2\ On December 17, 2004, the Union Pacific Railroad Company 
(UP) concurrently filed a verified notice of exemption under the 
Board's class exemption procedures at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). The 
notice covered the agreement by BNSF to grant additional local 
trackage rights to UP over a BNSF line of railroad between BNSF 
milepost 113.0 and BNSF milepost 117.0 near Endicott, NE, a distance 
of approximately 4.0 miles. UP submits that the trackage rights are 
only temporary rights, but, because they are ``local'' rather than 
``overhead'' rights, they do not qualify for the Board's class 
exemption for temporary trackage rights at 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). See 
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-
The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance 
Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 2) (STB served Jan. 6, 2005).
    \3\ The original trackage rights granted in Union Pacific 
Railroad Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--The Burlington Northern 
and Santa Fe Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (STB 
served Nov. 3, 2003), extended between BNSF milepost 114.5 and BNSF 
milepost 117.0 near Endicott, NE, a distance of approximately 2.5 
miles. By decision served December 8, 2003, in STB Finance Docket 
No. 34417 (Sub-No. 1), the Board granted an exemption to permit the 
trackage rights granted in STB Finance Docket No. 34417 to expire. 
At that time, it was anticipated by the parties that the rights 
would expire on or about October 15, 2004. However, this authority 
had not been exercised at the time of filing of the notice of 
exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 2) for the 
additional local trackage rights.

DATES: This exemption will be effective on March 31, 2005. Petitions to 
stay must be filed by March 11, 2005. Petitions to reopen must be filed 
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by March 21, 2005.

ADDRESSES: An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 34417 (Sub-No. 3) must be filed with the Surface 
Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In 
addition, a copy of all pleadings must be served on petitioner's 
representative: Robert T. Opal, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, 
NE 68179.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 565-1609. 
[Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1-
800-877-8339].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision. To purchase a copy of the full decision, write to, 
call, or pick up in person from: ASAP Document Solutions, 9332 
Annapolis Rd., Suite 103, Lanham, MD 20706. Telephone: (202) 306-4004. 
[Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through FIRS at 1-
800-877-8339.]
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: February 23, 2005.

    By the Board, Chairman Nober, Vice Chairman Buttrey, 
Commissioner Mulvey.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-3884 Filed 2-28-05; 8:45 am]
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