McCloud Railway Company-Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Siskiyou, Shasta, and Modoc Counties, CA, 41074-41075 [05-13666]

Download as PDF 41074 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 135 / Friday, July 15, 2005 / Notices MODIFICATION EXEMPTIONS Application No. Docket No. Regulation(s) affected Modification of Exemption 11321–M ....... ......................... E.I. Du Pont, Wilmington, DE. 49 CFR 172.101, Column 7, Special Provisions B14, T38. 11321 11380–M ....... ......................... 49 CFR 173.302a(a); 178.37. 11380 RSPA–97– 2741. Baker Atlas (a division of Baker Hughes, Inc.), Houston, TX. ITW Sexton, Decatur, AL. 11917–M ....... 49 CFR 173.304(a) ... 11917 12929–M ....... RSPA–03– 14412. Matheson Tri-Gas, 49 CFR 173.301(1) ... East Rutherford, NJ. 12929 13192–M ....... RSPA–03– 14315. Onyx Environmental Services, L.L.C., Flanders, NJ. 49 CFR 173.12(b) ..... 13192 13484–M ....... RSPA–04– 17297. Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP (formerly: Air Liquide America L.P.), Houston, TX. 49 CFR 172.302(c); 177.834. 13484 13977–M ....... RSPA–05– 20129. Aethra Aviation Technologies, Farmingdale, NY. 49 CFR 173.302a; 175.3. 13977 14171–M ....... PHMSA–05– 20832. NASA, Houston, TX .. 49 CFR 173.301(f) .... 14171 14193–M ....... ......................... Honeywell, Morristown, NJ. 49 CFR 173.313 ....... 14193 14194–M ....... PHMSA–05– 21246. Zippo Manufacturing Corporation, Bradford, PA. 49 CFR 173.21, 173.24, 173.27, 173.308, 175.5, 175.10, 175.30, 175.33. 14194 Applicant [FR Doc. 05–13953 Filed 7–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4909–60–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon, and discontinue service over, certain rail lines described below. MCR proposes to abandon approximately 80 miles of rail line in Siskiyou and Shasta Counties, CA.1 The [STB Docket No. AB–914X] McCloud Railway Company— Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Siskiyou, Shasta, and Modoc Counties, CA On June 27, 2005, McCloud Railway Company (MCR) filed with the Surface VerDate jul<14>2003 17:47 Jul 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 1 In a Draft Environmental and Historic Report that MCR submitted in this proceeding on March 8, 2005, the carrier proposed to abandon approximately 100 miles of rail line, the carrier’s entire system. Subsequent to that submission, however, MCR has decided to retain approximately 19.6 miles of rail line between MCR’s point of connection to Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) at milepost 16.3 at or neat Mt. Shasta, CA and PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nature of exemption thereof To modify the exemption to authorize additional materials of construction and thickness requirements for the cargo and portable tanks transporting a Class 8 material. To modify the exemption to authorize a new tank assembly design of the non-DOT specification cylinders transporting Division 2.1 materials. To modify the exemption to authorize an increase in diameter of the non-DOT specification, non-refillable steel cyclinders for the transportation of Division 2.1 materials. To modify the exemption to authorize the optional use of pressure relief devices on certain domestic shipments for the transportation of certain Division 2.3 materials. To modify the exemption to remove relief that is now provided in the Hazardous Materials Regulations and authorize higher quantity limits for segregation of certain hazardous materials. To modify the exemption to authorize an increased inspection interval by a designated employee from 15 minutes to 1 hour for on-site loading operations of DOT Specification cargo tanks. To reissue the exemption previously issued on an emergency basis for the transportation of a Division 2.2 and Class 9 material in certain cylinders that are charged in excess of their marked pressure used as components in aircraft. To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis for the transportation of a Division 2.2 material in nonDOT specification cylinders without pressure relief devices. To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis for the transportation of non-DOT specification IMO Type 5 portable tanks, mounted in an ISO frame, containing certain Division 2.2 and 2.3 materials. To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis for the transportation of Zippo lighters in special travel containers in checked luggage on commercial passenger-carrying aircraft. specific rail lines proposed for abandonment include: (1) A rail line between milepost 3.3 east of McCloud and the end of the track at milepost B– 61 at or near Burney; (2) a rail line between milepost B–19 at or near Bartle and milepost B–31.4 at or near Hambone; (3) a rail line between milepost B–58 at or near Berry and milepost S–7 at or near Sierra; and (4) a rail line between milepost B–31.6 at or near Bear Flat and milepost P–3.93 at or milepost 3.3 east of McCloud, CA. MCR had mistakenly stated in its March 8 filing that the milepost of the MCR–UP connection was at milepost 15.2 rather than milepost 16.3. E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 135 / Friday, July 15, 2005 / Notices near Pondosa. MCR also proposes to discontinue trackage rights over a BNSF Railway Company2 rail line between milepost 31.4 at Hambone and milepost 0.0 at Lookout Junction, a distance of approximately 31.4 miles in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA.3 The lines traverse United States Postal Service Zip Codes 96067, 96057, 96013, 96054, and 96056, and include a station at Burney. The lines do not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in MCR’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(d). A final decision will be issued by October 14, 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 lines, the lines 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 August 4, 2005. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27).4 All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB–914X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001, and (2) Thomas F. McFarland, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604–1112. Replies to MCR’s petition are due on or before August 4, 2005. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment or 2 Effective January 20, 2005, the name of ‘‘The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company’’ was changed to ‘‘BNSF Railway Company.’’ 3 The Board issued an exemption for abandonment of the Hambone-Lookout Junction rail line in Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company—Abandonment Exemption—in Modoc and Siskiyou Counties, CA, STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub-No. 414X) (STB served May 21, 2004). However, an exemption was not sought in that proceeding for discontinuance of MCR’s operations over that line pursuant to trackage rights. 4 For the line where discontinuance rather than an abandonment is being sought, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:47 Jul 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 discontinuance 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 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 preparations. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be 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: July 6, 2005. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–13666 Filed 7–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (STB) publishes the names of the persons selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ernest A. Cameron, Director of Human Resources (202) 565–1691. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 5 U.S.C. 4312 requires that each agency implement a performance appraisal system making senior executives accountable for organizational and individual goal accomplishment. As part of this system, 5 U.S.C. 4314(c) requires each agency to establish one or more PRBs, the function of which is to review and evaluate the initial appraisal of a senior executive’s performance by the supervisor and to make recommendations to the final rating PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41075 authority relative to the performance of the senior executive. The persons named below have been selected to serve on STB’s PRB. Craig M. Keats, Deputy General Council. Leland L. Gardner, Director, Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration. David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Dan G. King, Director, Office of Congressional and Public Services. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2005. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–13873 Filed 7–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) Inviting Applications for the CY 2006 Allocation Round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program Announcement Type: Initial announcement of tax credit allocation availability. Dates: Electronic applications must be received by 5 p.m. ET on September 21, 2005. Paper applications must be postmarked on or before September 21, 2005 and received by 5 p.m. ET on September 30, 2005 (see Section IV.D. of this NOAA for more details). Applications must meet all eligibility and other requirements and deadlines, as applicable, set forth in this NOAA. Allocation applicants that are not yet certified as community development entities (CDEs) must submit an application for certification as a CDE that is postmarked on or before August 22, 2005 and received by 5 p.m. ET on August 30, 2005 (see Section III. of this NOAA for more details). Executive Summary: This NOAA is issued in connection with the calendar year 2006 tax credit allocation round of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, as authorized by Title I, subtitle C, section 121 of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000 (the Act). Through the NMTC Program, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the Fund) provides authority to CDEs to offer an incentive to investors in the form of a tax credit over seven years, which is expected to stimulate the provision of $15 billion in private investment capital that, in turn, will facilitate economic and community development in Low- E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-914X]


McCloud Railway Company--Abandonment and Discontinuance of 
Service Exemption--in Siskiyou, Shasta, and Modoc Counties, CA

    On June 27, 2005, McCloud Railway Company (MCR) 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, and 
discontinue service over, certain rail lines described below.
    MCR proposes to abandon approximately 80 miles of rail line in 
Siskiyou and Shasta Counties, CA.\1\ The specific rail lines proposed 
for abandonment include: (1) A rail line between milepost 3.3 east of 
McCloud and the end of the track at milepost B-61 at or near Burney; 
(2) a rail line between milepost B-19 at or near Bartle and milepost B-
31.4 at or near Hambone; (3) a rail line between milepost B-58 at or 
near Berry and milepost S-7 at or near Sierra; and (4) a rail line 
between milepost B-31.6 at or near Bear Flat and milepost P-3.93 at or

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near Pondosa. MCR also proposes to discontinue trackage rights over a 
BNSF Railway Company\2\ rail line between milepost 31.4 at Hambone and 
milepost 0.0 at Lookout Junction, a distance of approximately 31.4 
miles in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA.\3\ The lines traverse United 
States Postal Service Zip Codes 96067, 96057, 96013, 96054, and 96056, 
and include a station at Burney.
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    \1\ In a Draft Environmental and Historic Report that MCR 
submitted in this proceeding on March 8, 2005, the carrier proposed 
to abandon approximately 100 miles of rail line, the carrier's 
entire system. Subsequent to that submission, however, MCR has 
decided to retain approximately 19.6 miles of rail line between 
MCR's point of connection to Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) at 
milepost 16.3 at or neat Mt. Shasta, CA and milepost 3.3 east of 
McCloud, CA. MCR had mistakenly stated in its March 8 filing that 
the milepost of the MCR-UP connection was at milepost 15.2 rather 
than milepost 16.3.
    \2\ Effective January 20, 2005, the name of ``The Burlington 
Northern Santa Fe Railway Company'' was changed to ``BNSF Railway 
Company.''
    \3\ The Board issued an exemption for abandonment of the 
Hambone-Lookout Junction rail line in Burlington Northern and Santa 
Fe Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Modoc and Siskiyou 
Counties, CA, STB Docket No. AB-6 (Sub-No. 414X) (STB served May 21, 
2004). However, an exemption was not sought in that proceeding for 
discontinuance of MCR's operations over that line pursuant to 
trackage rights.
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    The lines do not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any 
documentation in MCR'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(d). A final decision will be 
issued by October 14, 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 lines, the lines 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 August 4, 2005. Each trail use 
request must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(27).\4\
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    \4\ For the line where discontinuance rather than an abandonment 
is being sought, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions 
are not appropriate.
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    All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. 
AB-914X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001, and (2) Thomas F. McFarland, 
208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604-1112. Replies 
to MCR's petition are due on or before August 4, 2005.
    Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment or 
discontinuance 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 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 preparations. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a 
copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally 
will be 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: July 6, 2005.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-13666 Filed 7-14-05; 8:45 am]
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