Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company, 20433 [E6-5931]

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: hsrobinson on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Safety Alerts for Operators (SAFO) FAA Order 8000.87, Safety Alerts for Operators (SAFO), established SAFOs on August 29, 2005. SAFOs permit the FAA to reclaim valuable guidance found in discontinued Air Carrier Operations Bulletins (ACOB). Much of that information is still valid. A SAFO may also contain new and important safety information alone or a combination of safety information and recommended (non-regulatory) actions. The respective VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:56 Apr 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company (RRVW) over BNSF’s line of railroad between Jamestown, ND (milepost 93.2), and Casselton, ND (milepost 28.4), including BNSF’s main line trackage from the switch at the intersection of RRVW’s line to Ypsilanti, running west to the crossovers into the Jamestown yard tracks, a distance of approximately 74.0 miles.1 The transaction was expected to be consummated on or after April 7, 2006. The purpose of the trackage rights is to provide RRVW with an alternate route to other lines in its system. This alternate route has heavier rail, better quality track materials and can sustain higher operating speeds, thereby promoting safety and operating efficiencies. 1 A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between BNSF and RRVW was filed with the notice of exemption. The full version of the agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective order. A protective order was served on April 13, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20433 As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.—Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If it 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. 34859, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on RoseMichelle Nardi, Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC, 1300 19th Street, NW., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: April 13, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–5931 Filed 4–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34847] Lucas Rail Lines, Inc.—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—BPM Rail, Inc. Lucas Rail Lines, Inc. (LRL), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from BPM Rail, Inc., d/b/a Louisville, New Albany & Corydon Railroad (LNAC), and operate 7.7 miles of rail line between milepost 0.0, at Corydon Junction, IN, and milepost 7.7, at Corydon, IN, as well as approximately 2.3 miles of side track and lead tracks. LRL certifies that its projected 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. The transaction was expected to be consummated on or after April 1, 2006, dependent upon the effective date of this notice of exemption and receipt of grant deeds to LNAC real property. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34859]


Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company--Trackage Rights 
Exemption--BNSF Railway Company

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to grant overhead trackage 
rights to Red River Valley & Western Railroad Company (RRVW) over 
BNSF's line of railroad between Jamestown, ND (milepost 93.2), and 
Casselton, ND (milepost 28.4), including BNSF's main line trackage from 
the switch at the intersection of RRVW's line to Ypsilanti, running 
west to the crossovers into the Jamestown yard tracks, a distance of 
approximately 74.0 miles.\1\
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    \1\ A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between 
BNSF and RRVW was filed with the notice of exemption. The full 
version of the agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), 
was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective 
order. A protective order was served on April 13, 2006.
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    The transaction was expected to be consummated on or after April 7, 
2006. The purpose of the trackage rights is to provide RRVW with an 
alternate route to other lines in its system. This alternate route has 
heavier rail, better quality track materials and can sustain higher 
operating speeds, thereby promoting safety and operating efficiencies.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk 
and Western Ry. Co.--Trackage Rights--BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as 
modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.--Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 
653 (1980).
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If it 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. 34859, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, one 
copy of each pleading must be served on Rose-Michelle Nardi, Weiner 
Brodsky Sidman Kider PC, 1300 19th Street, NW., Fifth Floor, 
Washington, DC 20036.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: April 13, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-5931 Filed 4-19-06; 8:45 am]
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