Ispat Inland Holding Inc. (U.S.)-Acquisition of Control Exemption-ISG Railways Inc., ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway Co., and ISG Cleveland Works Railway Co., 383-384 [06-8]

Download as PDF wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2006 / Notices Affected Public: State Government. Form Number: NA. Abstract: On August 10, 2005, President Bush signed into law the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETE-LU) (23 U.S.C. 410), which amended the criteria to qualify for the Alcohol Impaired Driving Countermeasures program. The purpose of the grant program is to promote highway traffic safety by providing incentives to reduce impaired driving. It provides grant funds to States that adopt certain measures to prevent drinking and driving or meet certain performance measures. The program provides for a grant to States that have an alcohol fatality rate of 0.5 or less per 100 million vehicle miles traveled as of the date of the grant based on the most recent Fatality Analysis Reporting Systems (FARS) of NHTSA or a State must comply with specific programmatic criteria. 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Marlene Markison, Associate Administrator, Office of Injury Control Operations & Resources. [FR Doc. 06–37 Filed 1–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34804] Central Washington Railroad Company and Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc.—Modified Rail Certificate On December 20, 2005, Central Washington Railroad Company (CWA) and Columbia Basin Railroad Company, Inc. (CBRW), Class III rail carriers, filed a notice for a modified certificate of public convenience and necessity under 49 CFR part 1150, subpart C, Modified Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, to operate a rail line extending between milepost 0.0, near Toppenish, and milepost 20.56, near White Swan, in Yakima County, WA. In 1992, a petition for exemption to abandon the line was granted in Washington Central Railroad Company, Inc.—Abandonment Exemption—In Yakima County, WA, Docket No. AB– 326X (ICC served Aug. 24, 1992). The State of Washington acquired the line pursuant to an offer of financial assistance in Washington Central Railroad Company, Inc.—Abandonment Exemption—In Yakima County, WA, In the Matter of an Offer of Financial Assistance, Docket No. AB–326X (ICC served Mar. 18, 1993), and the rail property was subsequently transferred to Yakima County. In 1994, the prior operator of the line received a modified rail certificate in Yakima Valley Rail and Steam Museum Association, d/b/a Toppenish, Simcoe & Western Railroad—Modified Rail Certificate, Finance Docket No. 32487 (ICC served Apr. 28, 1994). CWA and CBRW indicate that Yakima County has advised CWA that the termination of the lease agreement between Yakima County and the prior operator would be effective on December 21, 2005. CWA and CBRW state that CBRW, as lessee, and Yakima County, as owner, have executed a lease agreement governing the subject line. CWA, an affiliate of CBRW, has assumed CBRW’s rights and obligations under the agreement, but CBRW retains lessee obligations under the agreement. The parties anticipate that CWA will be the PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 383 operator over the line but, because CBRW retains lessee obligations under the agreement, CBRW is also seeking authority to operate over the rail line pursuant to a modified certificate. CWA and CBRW state that CWA anticipated commencing freight rail operations over the subject line on or after December 21, 2005. According to CWA and CBRW, the initial term of the agreement is for 4 years, which may be extended, upon the occurrence of certain conditions, for an additional 11 years; the agreement may be terminated earlier upon the occurrence of certain events described in the agreement. CWA and CBRW state that the line’s only interline connection is with BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) at BNSF milepost 73.6 at Toppenish, WA. The rail segment qualifies for a modified certificate of public convenience and necessity. See Common Carrier Status of States, State Agencies and Instrumentalities and Political Subdivisions, Finance Docket No. 28990F (ICC served July 16, 1981). CWA and CBRW indicate that: (1) There are no subsidizers; (2) there are no preconditions for shippers to meet to receive rail service; and (3) they have obtained liability insurance coverage. This notice will be served on the Association of American Railroads (Car Service Division) as agent for all railroads subscribing to the car-service and car-hire agreement: Association of American Railroads, 50 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001; and on the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association: American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, 50 F Street, NW., Suite 7020, Washington, DC 20001. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 23, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–9 Filed 1–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34805] Ispat Inland Holding Inc. (U.S.)— Acquisition of Control Exemption—ISG Railways Inc., ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway Co., and ISG Cleveland Works Railway Co. Ispat Inland Holding Inc. (U.S.) (Ispat), a noncarrier, has filed a verified E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 384 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2006 / Notices wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES notice of exemption to acquire control of the following three railroads: (1) ISG Railways, Inc. (ISGR); (2) ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway Co. (ISG/SCIH); and (3) ISG Cleveland Works Railway Co. (ISG/CWRC) (collectively, ISG Railroads). ISG/SCIH and ISG/CWRC are Class III railroads and ISGR is a Class II railroad, operating in Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after December 22, 2005, the effective date of the exemption (7 days after the exemption was filed). Ispat states that this is a corporate family transaction that does not result in adverse changes in service levels, significant operational changes, or a change in the competitive balance with carriers outside the corporate family. As a result of this transaction, Ispat will acquire control of ISG Railroads, pursuant to a corporate restructuring by Mittal Steel Company N.V. (Mittal Steel). Mittal Steel indirectly controls both Ispat and ISG Railroads.1 Ispat will also acquire Mittal Steel USA ISG, Inc. (Mittal/ISG), which controls the ISG Railroads.2 Ispat and Mittal/ISG are indirect subsidiaries of Mittal Steel. Mittal/ISG will continue to be an indirect subsidiary of Mittal Steel. The transaction does not involve a Class I carrier. Therefore, the transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2). 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 this transaction involves the control of one Class II carrier and two Class III carriers, this grant will be made subject to labor protection requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11326(b). 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. 34805, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 1 Mittal Steel acquired control of ISG Railroads from the International Steel Group Inc. (ISG), in Mittal Steel N.V.—Acquisition of Control Exemption—ISG Railways Inc.,—ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway Co., and ISG Cleveland Works Railway Co., STB Finance Docket No. 34650 (STB served May 3, 2005). 2 Through a corporate name change, ISG has become Mittal/ISG. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:18 Jan 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Jeffrey O. Moreno, Thompson Hine LLP, 1920 N Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 23, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–8 Filed 1–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request December 28, 2005. The Department of the Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 11000, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 3, 2005 to be assured of consideration. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) OMB Number: 1513–0013. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Change of Bond (Consent of Surety). Form: TTB form F 5000.18. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34805]


Ispat Inland Holding Inc. (U.S.)--Acquisition of Control 
Exemption--ISG Railways Inc., ISG South Chicago & Indiana Harbor 
Railway Co., and ISG Cleveland Works Railway Co.

    Ispat Inland Holding Inc. (U.S.) (Ispat), a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified

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notice of exemption to acquire control of the following three 
railroads: (1) ISG Railways, Inc. (ISGR); (2) ISG South Chicago & 
Indiana Harbor Railway Co. (ISG/SCIH); and (3) ISG Cleveland Works 
Railway Co. (ISG/CWRC) (collectively, ISG Railroads). ISG/SCIH and ISG/
CWRC are Class III railroads and ISGR is a Class II railroad, operating 
in Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio.
    The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after 
December 22, 2005, the effective date of the exemption (7 days after 
the exemption was filed).
    Ispat states that this is a corporate family transaction that does 
not result in adverse changes in service levels, significant 
operational changes, or a change in the competitive balance with 
carriers outside the corporate family. As a result of this transaction, 
Ispat will acquire control of ISG Railroads, pursuant to a corporate 
restructuring by Mittal Steel Company N.V. (Mittal Steel). Mittal Steel 
indirectly controls both Ispat and ISG Railroads.\1\ Ispat will also 
acquire Mittal Steel USA ISG, Inc. (Mittal/ISG), which controls the ISG 
Railroads.\2\ Ispat and Mittal/ISG are indirect subsidiaries of Mittal 
Steel. Mittal/ISG will continue to be an indirect subsidiary of Mittal 
Steel. The transaction does not involve a Class I carrier. Therefore, 
the transaction is exempt from the prior approval requirements of 49 
U.S.C. 11323. See 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(2).
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    \1\ Mittal Steel acquired control of ISG Railroads from the 
International Steel Group Inc. (ISG), in Mittal Steel N.V.--
Acquisition of Control Exemption--ISG Railways Inc.,--ISG South 
Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railway Co., and ISG Cleveland Works 
Railway Co., STB Finance Docket No. 34650 (STB served May 3, 2005).
    \2\ Through a corporate name change, ISG has become Mittal/ISG.
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    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 this transaction 
involves the control of one Class II carrier and two Class III 
carriers, this grant will be made subject to labor protection 
requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11326(b).
    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. 34805, 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 Jeffrey O. Moreno, Thompson 
Hine LLP, 1920 N Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: December 23, 2005.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 06-8 Filed 1-3-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P