Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: The Gray Casualty & Surety Company, 27314-27315 [06-4339]

Download as PDF 27314 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 10, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–853 (Sub-No. 3X)] Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Rice County, KS rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad, Inc. (KO), has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon its 6-mile line of railroad between milepost 85.0, at Chase, and milepost 91.0 at Silica, in Rice County, KS. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 67524 and 67573.1 KO has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic 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 any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 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 June 9, 2006, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to 1 Atlantic & Pacific Transportation Company (APR) was granted an exemption to lease and operate an approximately 4-mile portion of the line that extends from approximately milepost 87.0 (at or near Chase, KS), to approximately milepost 91.0 (at or near Silica, KS), in Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and Transportation Company—Lease and Operation Exemption—Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad, STB Finance Docket No. 34451 (STB served July 20, 2004). APR filed a petition for exemption to discontinue service over the 4-mile portion of the line. Notice of the filing was served on March 22, 2006, and published in the Federal Register on March 23, 2006 (71 FR 147709). KO may not consummate abandonment until APR receives authority or an exemption to discontinue its service over that portion of the line. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:59 May 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by May 22, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by May 30, 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 applicant’s representative: Karl Morell, 1455 F St., NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. K&O has filed an environmental report which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by May 15, 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), KO shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted abandoned its 6-mile line. Pursuant to the same provisions, KO shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted to it to fully consummate the abandonment of the line after APR receives authority or an exemption to discontinue service over portion of the line between mileposts 2 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. 3 Each offer of financial assistance must be accompanied by the filing fee which as of April 19, 2006, is set at $1,300. 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). See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 87.0 and 91.0. If consummation has not been effected by KO’s filing of a notice of consummation by May 10, 2007, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire.4 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: May 3, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–6998 Filed 5–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: The Gray Casualty & Surety Company Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is Supplement No. 15 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2005 Revision, published July 1, 2005, at 70 FR 38502. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Surety Bond Branch at (202) 874–6850. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Certificate of Authority as an acceptable surety on Federal bonds is hereby issued under 31 U.S.C. 9305 to the following company: The Gray Casualty & Surety Company (NAIC # 10671). Business Address: P.O. Box 6202, Metairie, Louisiana 70009– 6202. Phone: (504) 888–7790. Underwriting Limitation b/: $1,204,000. Surety Licenses c:/ AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NM, OK, SC, TX. Incorporated in: Louisiana. Federal bond-approving officers should annotate their reference copies of the Treasury Circular 570 (‘‘Circular’’), 2005 Revision, at 70 FR 38520, to reflect this addition. Certificates of Authority expire on June 30th each year, unless revoked prior to that date. The Certificates are subject to subsequent annual renewal as along as the companies remain qualified (see 31 CFR part 223). A list of qualified companies is published annually as of July 1 in the Circular, which outlines details as to the underwriting limitations, areas in which companies 4 KO shall serve a copy of this notice on APR within 5 days after its publication, and certify to the Board that it has done so. E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 10, 2006 / Notices are licensed to transact surety business, and other information. The Circular may be viewed and downloaded through the Internet at http://www.fms.treas.gov/c570. A hard copy may be purchased from the Government Printing Office (GPO) Subscription Service, Washington, DC, telephone (202) 512–1800. When ordering the Circular from GPO, use the following stock number: 769–004– 05219–0. Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service, Financial Accounting and Services Division, Surety Bond Branch, 3700 East-West Highway, Room 6F01, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Dated: April 27, 2006. Vivian L. Cooper, Director, Financial Accounting and Services Division, Financial Management Service. [FR Doc. 06–4339 Filed 5–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–35–M DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Affidavit Of Forgery For United States Savings Bonds. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 10, 2006, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Bureau of the Public Debt, Vicki S. Thorpe, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or Vicki.Thorpe@bpd.treas.gov. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Vicki S. Thorpe, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, (304) 480–6553. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:59 May 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 Title: Affidavit Of Forgery For United States Savings Bonds. OMB Number: 1535–0067. Form Number: PD F 0974. Abstract: The information is requested to establish whether the registered owner signed the request for payment or if the signature was a forgery. Current Actions: None. Type of Review: Extension. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 625. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: May 4, 2006. Vicki S. Thorpe, Manager, Graphics, Printing, and Records Branch. [FR Doc. E6–7076 Filed 5–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–39–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27315 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Report/Application For Relief on Account of Loss, Theft, or Destruction of United States Bearer Securities (Individuals). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 10, 2006, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Bureau of the Public Debt, Vicki S. Thorpe, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or Vicki.Thorpe@bpd.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Vicki S. Thorpe, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, (304) 480–6553. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Report/Application For Relief on Account of Loss, Theft, or Destruction of United States Bearer Securities (Individuals). OMB Number: 1535–0016. Form Number: PD F 1022–1. Abstract: The information is requested to establish ownership and support a request for relief because of the loss, theft, or destruction of United States Bearer Securities owned by individuals. Current Actions: None. Type of Review: Extension. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 55 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 92. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 90 (Wednesday, May 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27314-27315]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-4339]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Fiscal Service


Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: The Gray Casualty & 
Surety Company

AGENCY: Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service, Department of the 
Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This is Supplement No. 15 to the Treasury Department Circular 
570, 2005 Revision, published July 1, 2005, at 70 FR 38502.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Surety Bond Branch at (202) 874-6850.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Certificate of Authority as an acceptable 
surety on Federal bonds is hereby issued under 31 U.S.C. 9305 to the 
following company:
    The Gray Casualty & Surety Company (NAIC  10671). Business 
Address: P.O. Box 6202, Metairie, Louisiana 70009-6202. Phone: (504) 
888-7790. Underwriting Limitation b/: $1,204,000. Surety Licenses c:/ 
AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NM, OK, SC, TX. Incorporated in: Louisiana. Federal 
bond-approving officers should annotate their reference copies of the 
Treasury Circular 570 (``Circular''), 2005 Revision, at 70 FR 38520, to 
reflect this addition.
    Certificates of Authority expire on June 30th each year, unless 
revoked prior to that date. The Certificates are subject to subsequent 
annual renewal as along as the companies remain qualified (see 31 CFR 
part 223). A list of qualified companies is published annually as of 
July 1 in the Circular, which outlines details as to the underwriting 
limitations, areas in which companies

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are licensed to transact surety business, and other information.
    The Circular may be viewed and downloaded through the Internet at 
http://www.fms.treas.gov/c570. A hard copy may be purchased from the 
Government Printing Office (GPO) Subscription Service, Washington, DC, 
telephone (202) 512-1800. When ordering the Circular from GPO, use the 
following stock number: 769-004-05219-0.
    Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to the U.S. 
Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service, Financial 
Accounting and Services Division, Surety Bond Branch, 3700 East-West 
Highway, Room 6F01, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

    Dated: April 27, 2006.
Vivian L. Cooper,
Director, Financial Accounting and Services Division, Financial 
Management Service.
[FR Doc. 06-4339 Filed 5-9-06; 8:45 am]
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