Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Cerro Gordo County, IA, 10477 [05-4102]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 41 / Thursday, March 3, 2005 / Notices projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier.2 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. 34660, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Andrew B. Kolesar III, 1224 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: February 25, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–4101 Filed 3–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–33 (Sub–No. 225X)] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Cerro Gordo County, IA On February 11, 2005, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a line of railroad, known as the Thornton Industrial Lead, from milepost 2.0 near Flint, IA to milepost 17.14 near Thornton, IA, a distance of 15.14 miles, in Cerro Gordo County, IA. The line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 50477 and 50479 and includes the stations of Thornton, Swaledale, and Burchinal. The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in UP’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. 2 Georgia Central also stated that its projected annual revenues following the transaction will exceed $5 million, but it requested waiver of the 60day advance labor notice requirement at 49 CFR 1150.42(e). That request is being addressed by the Board in a separate decision. The Board’s decision on the request will affect the effective date of the exemption and hence the date on which the transaction could be consummated. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:38 Mar 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment-Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by June 1, 2005. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than March 23, 2005. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB–33 (Sub–No. 225X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001; and (2) Mack H. Shumate, Jr., 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 1920, Chicago, IL 60606. Replies to the petition are due on or before March 23, 2005. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Services at (202) 565–1592 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at (202) 565–1539. (Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.) An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by SEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA will generally be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. PO 00000 Decided: February 23, 2005. Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10477 By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–4102 Filed 3–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–U DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice for recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) members and alternates. DATES: April 1–April 29, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernard Coston at 202–622–5007. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 41 (Thursday, March 3, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-33 (Sub-No. 225X)]


Union Pacific Railroad Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Cerro 
Gordo County, IA

    On February 11, 2005, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) filed 
with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 
for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a line 
of railroad, known as the Thornton Industrial Lead, from milepost 2.0 
near Flint, IA to milepost 17.14 near Thornton, IA, a distance of 15.14 
miles, in Cerro Gordo County, IA. The line traverses U.S. Postal 
Service Zip Codes 50477 and 50479 and includes the stations of 
Thornton, Swaledale, and Burchinal.
    The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any 
documentation in UP's possession will be made available promptly to 
those requesting it.
    The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the 
conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.--Abandonment-Goshen, 
360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption 
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be 
issued by June 1, 2005.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting 
the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,200 
filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment 
of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for 
other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public 
use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 
49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than March 23, 2005. Each trail use 
request must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(27).
    All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. 
AB-33 (Sub-No. 225X) and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation 
Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Mack H. 
Shumate, Jr., 101 North Wacker Drive, Room 1920, Chicago, IL 60606. 
Replies to the petition are due on or before March 23, 2005.
    Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Services at (202) 
565-1592 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations 
at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be 
directed to the Board's Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at 
(202) 565-1539. (Assistance for the hearing impaired is available 
through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
8339.)
    An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement 
(EIS), if necessary) prepared by SEA will be served upon all parties of 
record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its 
preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy 
of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will 
be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The 
deadline for submission of comments on the EA will generally be within 
30 days of its service.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: February 23, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-4102 Filed 3-2-05; 8:45 am]
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