BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Thurston County, WA, 19617 [E6-5546]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 72 / Friday, April 14, 2006 / Notices Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file a notice of 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 BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by April 14, 2007, 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: April 7, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–5491 Filed 4–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub-No. 440X)] wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Thurston County, WA BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.23-mile line of railroad between BNSF Engineering Station 521 + 42 and BNSF Engineering Station 533 + 65, in Olympia, in Thurston County, WA. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 98502. BNSF 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 report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Apr 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 May 16, 2006, 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 April 24, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by May 4, 2006, 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 BNSF’s representative: Michael Smith, Freeborn & Peters, 311 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 60606–6677. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF 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 April 21, 2006. 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. 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), but is scheduled to increase to $1,300, effective April 19, 2006. See Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection with Licensing and Related Services—2006 Update, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 13) (STB served Mar. 20, 2006). PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19617 Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file a notice of 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 BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by April 14, 2007, 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: April 10, 2006. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–5546 Filed 4–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–439 (Sub-No. 6X); STB Docket No. AB–585 (Sub-No. 1X)] Dallas Area Rapid Transit— Abandonment Exemption—in Collin County, TX; Dallas, Garland and Northeastern Railroad— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Collin County, TX Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), a political subdivision of the State of Texas, and Dallas, Garland and Northeastern Railroad (DGNO), a Class III rail carrier, have jointly filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for DART to abandon, and for DGNO to discontinue service, over approximately 8.85 miles of railroad, between milepost 281.65, near Plano, and milepost 290.5, near Allen, in Collin County, TX.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 75023, 75024, 75025, 75026, 75074, 75075, 75086, 75093, 75094, 75002, and 75013. DART and DGNO have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line can be rerouted over other lines; (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 (Board) or with 1 The line is currently owned by DART. DGNO has trackage rights over the portion of the line from milepost 281.65 to milepost 285.1, and a lease for freight operations over the segment between mileposts 285.1 and 290.5. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 72 (Friday, April 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-5546]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-6 (Sub-No. 440X)]


BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Thurston County, 
WA

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 
49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.23-mile 
line of railroad between BNSF Engineering Station 521 + 42 and BNSF 
Engineering Station 533 + 65, in Olympia, in Thurston County, WA. The 
line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 98502.
    BNSF 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 report), 49 
CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 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 May 16, 2006, 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 
April 24, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by May 4, 2006, 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), but is 
scheduled to increase to $1,300, effective April 19, 2006. See 
Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection with 
Licensing and Related Services--2006 Update, STB Ex Parte No. 542 
(Sub-No. 13) (STB served Mar. 20, 2006).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
BNSF's representative: Michael Smith, Freeborn & Peters, 311 S. Wacker 
Dr., Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 60606-6677.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    BNSF 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 April 21, 
2006. 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), BNSF shall file 
a notice of 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 BNSF's filing of a notice of 
consummation by April 14, 2007, 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: April 10, 2006. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting 
Director, Office of Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-5546 Filed 4-13-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P