V & S Railway, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Colorado, Kansas & Pacific Railway Company, 77451-77452 [E5-7699]

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Specifically, the petitioner claims that 2000–2005 Komet Standard, Classic and Eurolite trailers are capable of being altered to meet the following standards, in the manner indicated: Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Installation, on vehicles not already so equipped, of (a) tail lamps; (b) rear side marker lamps; and (c) front side marker lamps. The wiring system must also be modified. Standard No. 119 New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other than Passenger Cars: Installation, on vehicles not already so equipped, of tires that conform to the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 120 Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other than Passenger Cars: Installation, on vehicles not already so equipped, of (a) a tire information placard; and (b) rims that conform to the requirements of this standard. The agency notes that the subject trailers are not equipped with braking systems. As a consequence, there is no need for the petition to discuss the vehicle’s compliance with any of the brake standards that apply to trailers that are so equipped. All comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be considered, and will be available for examination in the docket at the above address both before and after that date. To the extent possible, comments filed after the closing date will also be considered. Notice of final action on the petition will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated below. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77451 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A) and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.8; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. E5–8130 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34779] V & S Railway, Inc.—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Colorado, Kansas & Pacific Railway Company V & S Railway, Inc. (VSR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire (by lease) from Colorado, Kansas & Pacific Railway Company (CKPR) approximately 121.9 miles of rail line between milepost 747.5, near Towner, CO, and milepost 869.4, near NA Junction. VSR states that it has reached an agreement with CKPR and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for VSR to be the assignee of the lease between CDOT and CKPR,1 pursuant to which VSR will acquire by lease and operate the line. VSR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. Consummation was scheduled to take place on or after December 9, 2005, the date the exemption became effective (7 days after filing). If the verified 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. 34779, 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 Fritz R. Kahn, Fritz R. Kahn, P.C., 1920 N Street, NW., (8th fl.), Washington, DC 20036– 1601. 1 The Board approved the lease between CDOT and CKPR in Colorado, Kansas & Pacific Railway Company—Lease, Operation, and Future Purchase Exemption—Colorado Department of Transportation, STB Finance Docket No. 33857 (STB served Apr. 7, 2000). E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 77452 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Notices Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 16, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–7699 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:29 Dec 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 250 (Friday, December 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77451-77452]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-7699]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34779]


V & S Railway, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Rail 
Line of Colorado, Kansas & Pacific Railway Company

    V & S Railway, Inc. (VSR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire (by lease) 
from Colorado, Kansas & Pacific Railway Company (CKPR) approximately 
121.9 miles of rail line between milepost 747.5, near Towner, CO, and 
milepost 869.4, near NA Junction. VSR states that it has reached an 
agreement with CKPR and the Colorado Department of Transportation 
(CDOT) for VSR to be the assignee of the lease between CDOT and 
CKPR,\1\ pursuant to which VSR will acquire by lease and operate the 
line.
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    \1\ The Board approved the lease between CDOT and CKPR in 
Colorado, Kansas & Pacific Railway Company--Lease, Operation, and 
Future Purchase Exemption--Colorado Department of Transportation, 
STB Finance Docket No. 33857 (STB served Apr. 7, 2000).
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    VSR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the 
transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III 
rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.
    Consummation was scheduled to take place on or after December 9, 
2005, the date the exemption became effective (7 days after filing).
    If the verified 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. 34779, 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 Fritz R. Kahn, Fritz R. Kahn, 
P.C., 1920 N Street, NW., (8th fl.), Washington, DC 20036-1601.

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    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
http:www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: December 16, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E5-7699 Filed 12-29-05; 8:45 am]
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