The Kansas City Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Webster Parish, LA, 46920-46921 [05-15703]

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[FR Doc. 05–15915 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–FE–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–103 (Sub–No. 19X)] The Kansas City Southern Railway Company—Abandonment Exemption— in Webster Parish, LA The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 1.12 miles of railroad between milepost 48.48 and milepost 49.60, in Springhill, Webster Parish, LA. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 71075. KCSR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line; (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 of 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)(l) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employees adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.— PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 September 10, 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 August 22, 2005. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 31, 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 KCSR’s representative: William A. Mullins, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. KCSR 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 August 16, 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), KCSR shall file a notice of 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). E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 154 / Thursday, August 11, 2005 / Notices 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 KCSR’s filing of a notice of consummation by August 11, 2006, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 Aug 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 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. PO 00000 Decided: August 3, 2005. Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46921 By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–15703 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-103 (Sub-No. 19X)]


The Kansas City Southern Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--
in Webster Parish, LA

    The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has filed a notice 
of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon approximately 1.12 miles of railroad between milepost 48.48 and 
milepost 49.60, in Springhill, Webster Parish, LA. The line traverses 
United States Postal Service Zip Code 71075.
    KCSR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the 
line; (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 of 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)(l) (notice 
to governmental agencies) have been met.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees 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 September 10, 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 
August 22, 2005. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 31, 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 
KCSR's representative: William A. Mullins, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    KCSR 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 August 
16, 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), KCSR shall file 
a notice of

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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 KCSR's filing of a notice of consummation by August 
11, 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: August 3, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-15703 Filed 8-10-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P