Mount Vernon Terminal Railway Company L.L.C.-Abandonment Exemption-in Skagit County, WA, 14752-14753 [05-5598]

Download as PDF 14752 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 23, 2005 / Notices windshield post to meet the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 118 Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems: Inspection of all vehicles and rewiring the vehicle’s systems, as required, to ensure compliance with the requirements of the standard. Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: Installation, on vehicles that are not already so equipped, of: (a) Seat belt warning buzzer and warning light systems wired to the seat belt latch; (b) U.S.-model knee bolsters; and (c) U.S.model door-anchored automatic shoulder belts at front outboard seating positions on vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 1989. The petitioner also states that the vehicles are equipped with combination lap and shoulder belts at the outboard front and seating positions. These seat belts are self-tensioning and capable of being released by means of a single red push button. 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Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the petition described above. Comments should refer to the docket number and be submitted to: Docket Management, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. (Docket hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) It is requested but not required that 10 copies be submitted. All comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be considered, and will be available for examination in the docket at the above address both before and after that date. To the extent VerDate jul<14>2003 16:27 Mar 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 possible, comments filed after the closing date will also be considered. Notice of final action on the petition will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated below. By the Board, Chairman Nober, Vice Chairman Buttrey, and Commissioner Mulvey. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–5740 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A) and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.8; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8. BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 05–5762 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Ex Parte No. 290 (Sub–No. 5) (2005– 2)] Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor AGENCY: ACTION: Surface Transportation Board. Approval of rail cost adjustment factor. SUMMARY: The Board has approved the second quarter 2005 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The second quarter 2005 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.149. The second quarter 2005 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.563. The second quarter 2005 RCAF–5 is 0.537. DATES: Effective Date: April 1, 2005. Mac Frampton, (202) 565–1541. [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. PO 00000 Decided: March 17, 2005. Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–771X] Mount Vernon Terminal Railway Company L.L.C.—Abandonment Exemption-in Skagit County, WA Mount Vernon Terminal Railway Company L.L.C. (MVT) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon and discontinue service on the southern portion of its line of railroad between milepost 0.369 and milepost 1.172, in the City of Mount Vernon, in Skagit County, WA, a distance of 4,240 feet. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 98273. MVT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic to be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on April 22, 2005, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 23, 2005 / Notices formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by April 1, 2005. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 12, 2005, with: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to MVT’s representative: Stephen L. Day, Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S., 701 Pike Street, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101–3927. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. MVT has filed environmental and historic reports which address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by March 28, 2005. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 500, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 565–1539. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), MVT shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by MVT’s filing of a notice of consummation by March 23, 2006, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: March 15, 2005. by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,200. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate jul<14>2003 16:27 Mar 22, 2005 Jkt 205001 By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–5598 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8302 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 8302, Direct Deposit or Refund of $1 Million or More. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 23, 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: Direct Deposit or Refund of $1 Million or More. OMB Number: 1545–1763. Form Number: 8302. Abstract: This form is used to request a deposit of a tax refund of $1 million or more directly into an account at any U.S. bank or other financial institution that accepts direct deposits. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to Form 8302 at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14753 Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hrs, 28 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 988. 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 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. Approved: March 15, 2005. Glenn Kirkland, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E5–1285 Filed 3–22–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 720X 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 E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-771X]


Mount Vernon Terminal Railway Company L.L.C.--Abandonment 
Exemption-in Skagit County, WA

    Mount Vernon Terminal Railway Company L.L.C. (MVT) has filed a 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon and discontinue service on the southern portion of its line of 
railroad between milepost 0.369 and milepost 1.172, in the City of 
Mount Vernon, in Skagit County, WA, a distance of 4,240 feet. The line 
traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 98273.
    MVT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic to be 
rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of 
rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity 
acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the 
line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board or with 
any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant 
within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 
(environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 49 CFR 
1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), 
and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been 
met.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected 
by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.--
Abandonment--Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this 
condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for 
partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed.
    Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of 
financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be 
effective on April 22, 2005, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\

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formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 
1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 
1152.29 must be filed by April 1, 2005. Petitions to reopen or requests 
for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 
12, 2005, with: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20423-0001.
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    \1\ The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on 
environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board's 
Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent 
investigation) cannot be made before the exemption's effective date. 
See Exemption of Out-of-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). 
Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that 
the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption's 
effective date.
    \2\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which 
currently is set at $1,200. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to MVT's 
representative: Stephen L. Day, Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S., 701 
Pike Street, Suite 1400, Seattle, WA 98101-3927.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    MVT has filed environmental and historic reports which address the 
effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic 
resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by March 28, 
2005. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA 
(Room 500, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423-0001) or 
by calling SEA, at (202) 565-1539. [Assistance for the hearing impaired 
is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation 
matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to 
the public.
    Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail 
banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent 
decision.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), MVT shall file 
a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has 
exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If 
consummation has not been effected by MVT's filing of a notice of 
consummation by March 23, 2006, and there are no legal or regulatory 
barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically 
expire.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: March 15, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-5598 Filed 3-22-05; 8:45 am]
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