Transtar, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Delray Connecting Railroad Company, 65978-65979 [05-21613]

Download as PDF 65978 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 210 / Tuesday, November 1, 2005 / Notices a. Describe existing road/rail grade crossing safety and the potential for an increase in accidents related to the new rail operations, as appropriate. b. Describe existing rail operations and the potential for increased probability of train accidents, as appropriate. c. Describe hazardous materials safety factors for the transportation of hazardous materials and the potential for a release of those materials, as appropriate. d. Describe the potential for disruption and delays to the movement of emergency vehicles due to new rail line construction and operation. e. Propose mitigative measures to minimize or eliminate potential project impacts to safety, as appropriate. 10. Transportation Systems The EIS will: a. Describe the potential impacts of new rail line construction and operation on the existing transportation network in the project area, including vehicular delays at grade crossings. b. Describe potential impacts to navigation associated with new bridges. c. Propose mitigative measures to minimize or eliminate potential project impacts to transportation systems, as appropriate. 11. Cultural and Historic Resources The EIS will: a. Describe the potential impacts to historic structures or districts previously recorded and determined potentially eligible, eligible, or listed on the National Register of Historic Places within or immediately adjacent to the right-of-way for the proposed rail alignments. b. Describe the potential impacts to archaeological sites previously recorded and either listed as unevaluated or determined potentially eligible, eligible, or listed on the National Register of Historic Places within the right-of-way for the proposed rail alignments. c. Describe the potential impacts to historic structures or districts identified by ground survey and determined potentially eligible, eligible, or listed on the National Register of Historic Places within or immediately adjacent to the right-of-way for the proposed rail alignments. d. Describe the potential impacts to archaeological sites identified by ground survey and determined potentially eligible, eligible, or listed on the National Register of Historic Places within the right-of-way for the proposed rail alignments. e. Describe the potential general impacts to paleontological resources in VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Oct 31, 2005 Jkt 208001 the project area due to project construction, if necessary and required. f. Propose mitigative measures to minimize or eliminate potential project impacts to cultural and historic resources, as appropriate. 12. Subsistence The EIS will: a. Describe the potential impacts of the proposed new rail line construction and operation on subsistence activities in the project area. b. Propose mitigative measures to minimize or eliminate potential project impacts on subsistence activities, as appropriate. 13. Recreation The EIS will: a. Describe the potential impacts of the proposed new rail line construction and operation on recreational opportunities provided in the project area. b. Propose mitigative measures to minimize or eliminate potential project impacts on recreational opportunities, as appropriate. 14. Aesthetics The EIS will: a. Describe the potential impacts of the proposed new rail line construction on any areas identified or determined to be of high visual quality. b. Describe the potential impacts of the proposed new rail line construction on any waterways considered for or designated as wild and scenic. c. Propose mitigative measures to minimize or eliminate potential project impacts on aesthetics, as appropriate. 15. Environmental Justice The EIS will: a. Describe the demographics in the project area and the immediate vicinity of the proposed new construction, including communities potentially impacted by the construction and operation of the proposed new rail line. b. Evaluate whether new rail line construction or operation would have a disproportionately high and adverse impact on any minority or low-income groups. c. Propose mitigative measures to minimize or eliminate potential project impacts on environmental justice populations, as appropriate. 16. Cumulative Impacts The EIS will address the impact on the environment which results from the incremental impact of the action when added to other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions regardless of what agency (Federal or PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 non-federal) or person undertakes such actions. Decided: October 26, 2005. By the Board, Victoria Rutson, Chief, Section of Environmental Analysis. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–21718 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–00–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34767] Transtar, Inc.—Continuance in Control Exemption—Delray Connecting Railroad Company Transtar, Inc. (Transtar), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption to continue in control of Delray Connecting Railroad Company (Delray), a Class III rail carrier, upon Transtar’s acquiring all of Delray’s issued and outstanding stock from Transtar’s parent, United States Steel Corporation (USS). The exemption became effective on October 18, 2005 (7 days after the date of filing). 1 USS, a noncarrier, owns all of the issued and outstanding stock of Transtar, which is a noncarrier holding company. Transtar in turn owns all of the issued and outstanding stock of five common carrier railroads: Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (Class II); Birmingham Southern Railroad Company (Class III); The Lake Terminal Railroad Company (Class III); McKeesport Connecting Railroad Company (Class III); and Union Railroad Company (Class III) (collectively, the Transtar Railroads). The common control of the Transtar Railroads by USS (formerly USX Corporation) through Transtar was the subject of exemption proceedings before the agency in USX Corporation—Control Exemption— Transtar, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 33942 (STB served Nov. 30, 2000) and Transtar Holdings, L.P.—Corporate Family Exemption—Transtar, Inc., Finance Docket No. 32411 (ICC served Dec. 29, 1993). USS acquired through stock acquisition, and assumed control of, Delray pursuant to a notice of exemption in United States Steel Corporation—Acquisition of Control Exemption—Delray Connecting Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket 1 Transtar explains that this transaction was consummated on May 31, 2005, under the mistaken belief that it was an inter-corporate transaction involving parties for which exemption authority had previously been secured, and that additional approval or exemption was not required. E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 210 / Tuesday, November 1, 2005 / Notices No. 34311 (STB served Feb. 19, 2003). Transtar now seeks to acquire all of the stock of Delray from USS to consolidate all of the USS railroad subsidiaries under the mantle of Transtar. Delray is a switching and terminal railroad that operates 15.46 miles of track, all of which are located in the downriver district of Detroit, MI. Transtar states that: (i) The Transtar Railroads and Delray do not connect with each other or any railroads in their corporate family; (ii) the continuance in control is not part of a series of anticipated transactions that would connect the railroads with each other or any other railroad in their corporate family; and (iii) the transaction does not involve a Class I railroad. Transtar also states that the transaction will not result in: (i) Any adverse changes in service levels to the public; (ii) significant operational changes; or (iii) changes in the competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) and (3). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to protect the interests of its employees. Because the transaction involves at least one Class II and one or more Class III rail carriers, the exemption is subject to labor protection requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11326(b). If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34767, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on: John A. Vuono, Vuono & Gray, LLC, 2310 Grant Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov.. Decided: October 25, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 210 (Tuesday, November 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65978-65979]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-21613]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34767]


Transtar, Inc.--Continuance in Control Exemption--Delray 
Connecting Railroad Company

    Transtar, Inc. (Transtar), a noncarrier, has filed a verified 
notice of exemption to continue in control of Delray Connecting 
Railroad Company (Delray), a Class III rail carrier, upon Transtar's 
acquiring all of Delray's issued and outstanding stock from Transtar's 
parent, United States Steel Corporation (USS).
    The exemption became effective on October 18, 2005 (7 days after 
the date of filing). \1\
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    \1\ Transtar explains that this transaction was consummated on 
May 31, 2005, under the mistaken belief that it was an inter-
corporate transaction involving parties for which exemption 
authority had previously been secured, and that additional approval 
or exemption was not required.
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    USS, a noncarrier, owns all of the issued and outstanding stock of 
Transtar, which is a noncarrier holding company. Transtar in turn owns 
all of the issued and outstanding stock of five common carrier 
railroads: Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (Class II); 
Birmingham Southern Railroad Company (Class III); The Lake Terminal 
Railroad Company (Class III); McKeesport Connecting Railroad Company 
(Class III); and Union Railroad Company (Class III) (collectively, the 
Transtar Railroads). The common control of the Transtar Railroads by 
USS (formerly USX Corporation) through Transtar was the subject of 
exemption proceedings before the agency in USX Corporation--Control 
Exemption--Transtar, Inc., STB Finance Docket No. 33942 (STB served 
Nov. 30, 2000) and Transtar Holdings, L.P.--Corporate Family 
Exemption--Transtar, Inc., Finance Docket No. 32411 (ICC served Dec. 
29, 1993). USS acquired through stock acquisition, and assumed control 
of, Delray pursuant to a notice of exemption in United States Steel 
Corporation--Acquisition of Control Exemption--Delray Connecting 
Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket

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No. 34311 (STB served Feb. 19, 2003). Transtar now seeks to acquire all 
of the stock of Delray from USS to consolidate all of the USS railroad 
subsidiaries under the mantle of Transtar. Delray is a switching and 
terminal railroad that operates 15.46 miles of track, all of which are 
located in the downriver district of Detroit, MI.
    Transtar states that: (i) The Transtar Railroads and Delray do not 
connect with each other or any railroads in their corporate family; 
(ii) the continuance in control is not part of a series of anticipated 
transactions that would connect the railroads with each other or any 
other railroad in their corporate family; and (iii) the transaction 
does not involve a Class I railroad. Transtar also states that the 
transaction will not result in: (i) Any adverse changes in service 
levels to the public; (ii) significant operational changes; or (iii) 
changes in the competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate 
family. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval 
requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2) and (3).
    Under 49 U.S.C. 10502(g), the Board may not use its exemption 
authority to relieve a rail carrier of its statutory obligation to 
protect the interests of its employees. Because the transaction 
involves at least one Class II and one or more Class III rail carriers, 
the exemption is subject to labor protection requirements of 49 U.S.C. 
11326(b).
    If the notice contains false or misleading information, the 
exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 
U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to 
revoke will not automatically stay the transaction.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 34767, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a 
copy of each pleading must be served on: John A. Vuono, Vuono & Gray, 
LLC, 2310 Grant Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov..

    Decided: October 25, 2005.
    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 05-21613 Filed 10-31-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P