Connecticut Southern Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Hartford County, CT, 37491-37492 [05-12741]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 29, 2005 / Notices or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change, as amended, is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.13 J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–3385 Filed 6–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–369 (Sub–No. 5X)] • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number S–Phlx–2005–34 on the subject line. Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—Between Brookville and Mahoning in Jefferson and Armstrong Counties, PA Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc. (BPRR) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 subpart F—Exempt Paper Comments Abandonments and Discontinuances of • Send paper comments in triplicate Service to discontinue service over a to Jonathan G. Katz, Secretary, 40.0-mile portion of a line operated by Securities and Exchange Commission, BPRR between milepost 22.0 south of 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC Brookville in Jefferson County, PA, and 20549–9303. milepost 62.0 in Mahoning in Armstrong County, PA.1 The line All submissions should refer to File traverses United States Postal Service Number SR–Phlx–2005–34. This file ZIP Codes 15472, 15663, 15770, 15778, number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the 15847, 16232, 16259, 17821, and 17844. BPRR states that it intends to operate Commission process and review your over the track between milepost 22.0 comments more efficiently, please use and milepost 24.0, and between only one method. The Commission will milepost 56.0 and milepost 62.0, as post all comments on the Commission’s private sidetracks or spurs. Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ BPRR has certified that: (1) No local rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the traffic has moved over the line for at submission, all subsequent least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic amendments, all written statements can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no with respect to the proposed rule formal complaint filed by a user of rail change that are filed with the service on the line (or by a state or local Commission, and all written government entity acting on behalf of communications relating to the such user) regarding cessation of service proposed rule change between the over the line either is pending with the Commission and any person, other than Surface Transportation Board (Board) or those that may be withheld from the with any U.S. District Court or has been public in accordance with the decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be requirements at 49 CFR 1105.11 available for inspection and copying in (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 the Commission’s Public Reference (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR Section, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, 1152.50(d)(1) (notice of governmental DC 20549. Copies of the filing also will agencies) have been met. be available for inspection and copying As a condition to this exemption, any at the principal office of the Phlx. All employee adversely affected by the comments received will be posted discontinuance shall be protected under without change; the Commission does Oregon Short Line R. Co.— not edit personal identifying Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 information from submissions. You (1979). To address whether this should submit only information that condition adequately protects affected you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File 13 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Number SR–Phlx–2005–34 and should 1 Simultaneously with this filing, in STB Docket be submitted on or before July 20, 2005. No. AB–976X, the owner of this line, Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC has filed a petition for exemption to abandon the line. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:40 Jun 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00171 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37491 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 July 29, 2005,2 unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2), must be filed by July 11, 2005. Petitions to reopen must be filed by July 19, 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 BPRR’s representative: Eric M. Hocky, Four Penn Center, Suite 200, 1600 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: June 23, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–12845 Filed 6–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–979X] Connecticut Southern Railroad, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Hartford County, CT Connecticut Southern Railroad, Inc. (CSO) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F– Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 942-foot long stub-ended line of railroad extending from milepost 9.4 (Station 5673+42 on the north side of Colonial Drive) to the end of the line at milepost 9.6 (Station 5664+00), in Manchester, Hartford County, CT. The line traverses United States Postal Service ZIP Code 06040. CSO has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail 2 Because this is a discontinuance of service proceeding and not an abandonment, there is no need to provide an opportunity for trail use/rail banking or public use condition requests. Likewise, no environmental or historic documentation is required under 49 CFR 1105.6(c)(6) and 1105.8. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 37492 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 29, 2005 / Notices 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 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 July 29, 2005, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 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 July 11, 2005. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by July 19, 2005, with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to CSO’s representative: Louis E. Gitomer, Esq., Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CSO has filed an environmental and historic report which addresses the abandonment’s effects, if any, on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by July 1, 2005. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 500, 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 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 17:40 Jun 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 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), CSO 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 CSO’s filing of a notice of consummation by June 29, 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: June 22, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–12741 Filed 6–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–976X] Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC— Abandonment Exemption—in Armstrong and Jefferson Counties, PA On June 9, 2005, Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad, LLC (PSR LLC), a subsidiary of Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc. (BPRR),1 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 between milepost 22.0 south of Brookville in Jefferson County, PA, and milepost 62.0 in Mahoning in Armstrong County, PA, a distance of approximately 40.0 miles. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 15472, 15663, 15770, 15778, 15847, 16232, 16259, 17821, and 17844, and includes the stations of Norman, Knoxdale, East Br., Coulter, 1 The subject line is currently operated by BPRR. BPRR has simultaneously filed a notice of exemption in STB Docket No. AB–369 (Sub-No. 5X) to discontinue its operations over the subject line. PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sprankle Mills, Mauk, Dora, Ringgold, Timblin, McWilliams, Putneyville, Oakland, Colwell, Reddco, Reedy, and Mahoning. The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in PSR LLC’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 Railroad Co. —Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by September 27, 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 July 19, 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–976X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, and (2) Eric M. Hocky, Four Penn Center, Suite 200, 1600 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Replies to the PSR LLC petition are due on or before July 19, 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). E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-979X]


Connecticut Southern Railroad, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Hartford County, CT

    Connecticut Southern Railroad, Inc. (CSO) has filed a notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F-Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon a 942-foot long stub-ended line of railroad extending from 
milepost 9.4 (Station 5673+42 on the north side of Colonial Drive) to 
the end of the line at milepost 9.6 (Station 5664+00), in Manchester, 
Hartford County, CT. The line traverses United States Postal Service 
ZIP Code 06040.
    CSO has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted 
over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail

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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 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 July 29, 2005, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\ 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 
July 11, 2005. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by July 19, 2005, with 
the 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 CSO's 
representative: Louis E. Gitomer, Esq., Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F Street, 
NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    CSO has filed an environmental and historic report which addresses 
the abandonment's effects, if any, on the environment and historic 
resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by July 1, 
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), CSO 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 CSO's filing of a notice of 
consummation by June 29, 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: June 22, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-12741 Filed 6-28-05; 8:45 am]
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