The Kansas City Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Winn Parish, LA, 52483-52484 [05-17235]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 170 / Friday, September 2, 2005 / Notices These requests will be addressed in the final decision. The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in CNOTP’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 R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by December 2, 2005. Any 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, unless the Board grants the requested exemption from the OFA process. 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. Unless the Board grants the requested exemption from the public use provisions, 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 September 22, 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–290 (Sub-No. 236X), and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20423– 0001; and (2) James R. Paschall, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510– 2191. Replies to the petition are due on or before September 22, 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 Exemption–in Cumberland and Roane Counties, TN, STB Docket No. AB–290 (Sub-No. 208X) (STB served Nov. 15, 2000). VerDate Aug<18>2005 18:00 Sep 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 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). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made 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: August 24, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–17236 Filed 9–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–103 (Sub–No. 18X)] The Kansas City Southern Railway Company—Abandonment Exemption— in Winn 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 a 3.16-mile line of railroad extending from milepost 144.64 to milepost 147.80, located near Winnfield, in Winn Parish, LA. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 71483. KCRS 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52483 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 October 4, 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 September 12, 2005. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by September 22, 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 KCSR’s representative: William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, 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 September 9, 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 consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority 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\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 52484 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 170 / Friday, September 2, 2005 / Notices granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by KCSR’s filing of a notice of consummation by September 2, 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 24, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–17235 Filed 9–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY United States Mint Notification of Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee September 2005 Public Meeting SUMMARY: Pursuant to United States Code, Title 31, section 5135(b)(8)(C), the VerDate Aug<18>2005 18:00 Sep 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 United States Mint announces the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) public meeting scheduled for September 27, 2005, at United States Mint Headquarters in Washington, DC. The purpose of this meeting is to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to the coinage of the United States and for other purposes. Date: September 27, 2005. Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The United States Mint; 801 9th Street, NW.; Washington, DC; 2nd floor. Subject: Review design candidates for the Jamestown 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program, the Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Congressional Gold Medal, and other business. Interested persons should call 202– 354–7502 for the latest update on meeting time and room location. The CCAC was established to: • Advise the Secretary of the Treasury on any theme or design proposals relating to circulating coinage, bullion coinage, Congressional Gold Medals, and national and other medals. PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Advise the Secretary of the Treasury with regard to the events, persons, or places to be commemorated by the issuance of commemorative coins in each of the five calendar years succeeding the year in which a commemorative coin designation is made. • Make recommendations with respect to the mintage level for any commemorative coin recommended. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madelyn Simmons Marchessault, United States Mint Liaison to the CCAC; 801 9th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20220; or call 202–354–7200. Any member of the public interested in submitting matters for the CCAC’s consideration or addressing the CCAC is invited to submit the request and/or materials by fax to the following number: 202–756–6830. Authority: 31 U.S.C. 5135(b)(8)(C) Dated: August 25, 2005. David Lebryk, Acting Director, United States Mint. [FR Doc. 05–17474 Filed 9–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–37–P E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 170 (Friday, September 2, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-103 (Sub-No. 18X)]


The Kansas City Southern Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--
in Winn 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 a 3.16-mile line of railroad extending from milepost 144.64 to 
milepost 147.80, located near Winnfield, in Winn Parish, LA. The line 
traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 71483.
    KCRS 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 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 October 4, 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 
September 12, 2005. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by September 22, 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 
KCSR's representative: William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 
Pennsylvania Avenue, 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 September 
9, 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 consummation with the Board to signify that it has 
exercised the authority

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granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been 
effected by KCSR's filing of a notice of consummation by September 2, 
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 24, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-17235 Filed 9-1-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P