BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company, 13069-13070 [05-5210]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 51 / Thursday, March 17, 2005 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on March 11, 2005. H. Keith Brewer, Director, Office of Crash Avoidance. [FR Doc. 05–5255 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on December 14, 2004 [FR docket # 04–27305, Vol. 9, No. 239, pgs. 74546–74566]. 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[FR Doc. 05–5256 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34669] BNSF Railway Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) for eastbound trains on: (1) UP’s Dallas Subdivision from Tower 55 at Fort Worth, TX (milepost 245.3), to Longview, TX (milepost 89.6); (2) UP’s Little Rock Subdivision from Longview (milepost 89.6) to North Little Rock, AR (milepost 343.6); (3) UP’s Hoxie Subdivision from North Little Rock (milepost 343.6) to Bald Knob, AR (milepost 287.9); and (4) UP’s Memphis Subdivision between Bald Knob (milepost 287.9) to Kentucky Street, Memphis, TN (milepost 378.1), a distance of approximately 542.2 miles. UP has also agreed to grant limited temporary overhead trackage rights to BNSF for westbound trains on: (1) UP’s Memphis Subdivision from Kentucky Street in Memphis (milepost 378.1) to Briark, AR (milepost 375.3); (2) UP’s Brinkley Subdivision (milepost 4.1) to Brinkley, AR (milepost 70.6); (3) UP’s Jonesboro Subdivision (milepost 200.5) to Pine Bluff, AR (milepost 264.2); (4) UP’s Pine Bluff Subdivision from Pine Bluff (milepost 264.2) to Big Sandy, TX (milepost 525.1); and (5) UP’s Dallas Subdivision (milepost 114.5) to Tower 55 at Fort Worth (milepost 245.3), a distance of approximately 526.3 miles. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on March 6, 2005, and the temporary trackage rights will expire on May 4, 2005. The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to allow BNSF to bridge its trains 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 E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 13070 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 51 / Thursday, March 17, 2005 / Notices 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 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. 34669, 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. Bailiff, 2500 Lou Menk Drive, P.O. Box 961039, Fort Worth, TX 76161–0039. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: March 9, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–5210 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5309 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions 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). ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Approved: March 10, 2005. Glenn Kirkland, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E5–1168 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Title: Application for Determination of Employee Stock Ownership Plan. OMB Number: 1545–0284. Form Number: 5309. Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 404(a) allows employers an income tax deduction for contributions to their qualified deferred compensation plans. Form 5309 is used to request an IRS determination letter about whether the plan is qualified under Code section 409 or 4975(e)(7). Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 462. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 11 hrs, 28 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5300. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the PO 00000 information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 940–EZ 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 Form 940–EZ, Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 16, 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 form and instructions 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: Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. OMB Number: 1545–1110. Form Number: 940–EZ. Abstract: Form 940–EZ is a simplified version of Form 940 that most employers with uncomplicated tax situations (e.g., only paying unemployment contributions to one E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 51 (Thursday, March 17, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13069-13070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5210]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34669]


BNSF Railway Company--Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption--Union 
Pacific Railroad Company

    Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to grant temporary 
overhead trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) for eastbound 
trains on: (1) UP's Dallas Subdivision from Tower 55 at Fort Worth, TX 
(milepost 245.3), to Longview, TX (milepost 89.6); (2) UP's Little Rock 
Subdivision from Longview (milepost 89.6) to North Little Rock, AR 
(milepost 343.6); (3) UP's Hoxie Subdivision from North Little Rock 
(milepost 343.6) to Bald Knob, AR (milepost 287.9); and (4) UP's 
Memphis Subdivision between Bald Knob (milepost 287.9) to Kentucky 
Street, Memphis, TN (milepost 378.1), a distance of approximately 542.2 
miles. UP has also agreed to grant limited temporary overhead trackage 
rights to BNSF for westbound trains on: (1) UP's Memphis Subdivision 
from Kentucky Street in Memphis (milepost 378.1) to Briark, AR 
(milepost 375.3); (2) UP's Brinkley Subdivision (milepost 4.1) to 
Brinkley, AR (milepost 70.6); (3) UP's Jonesboro Subdivision (milepost 
200.5) to Pine Bluff, AR (milepost 264.2); (4) UP's Pine Bluff 
Subdivision from Pine Bluff (milepost 264.2) to Big Sandy, TX (milepost 
525.1); and (5) UP's Dallas Subdivision (milepost 114.5) to Tower 55 at 
Fort Worth (milepost 245.3), a distance of approximately 526.3 miles.
    The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on March 6, 2005, 
and the temporary trackage rights will expire on May 4, 2005. The 
purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to allow BNSF to bridge its 
trains 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

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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 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. 34669, 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. 
Bailiff, 2500 Lou Menk Drive, P.O. Box 961039, Fort Worth, TX 76161-
0039.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: March 9, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-5210 Filed 3-16-05; 8:45 am]
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