Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority 1, 32384-32385 [E6-8633]

Download as PDF 32384 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 107 / Monday, June 5, 2006 / Notices cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES licensing the proposed port are: (1) Licensing with conditions (including conditions designed to mitigate environmental impact), and (2) denying the application, which for purposes of environmental review is the ‘‘no-action’’ alternative. These alternatives are more fully discussed in the DEIS. The Coast Guard is the lead Federal agency for the preparation of the EIS/EIR. You can address any questions about the proposed action or the DEIS to the Coast Guard project manager identified in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Summary of the Application Neptune LNG, L.L.C. proposes to own, construct, and operate a deepwater port, named Neptune, in the Federal waters of the Outer Continental Shelf on blocks NK 19–04 6525 and NK 19–04 6575, approximately 8 miles southeast of Gloucester, MA and 22 miles northeast of Boston, MA, in a water depth of approximately 250 feet. The Neptune deepwater port would be capable of mooring up to two approximately 140,000 cubic meter capacity LNG carriers by means of a submerged unloading buoy system. The LNG carriers, or shuttle and regasification vessels (SRVs), would be equipped to store, transport and vaporize LNG, and to odorize and meter natural gas which would then be sent out by conventional subsea pipelines. Each SRV would have insulated storage tanks located within its hull. Each tank would be equipped with an in-tank pump to circulate and transfer LNG to the vaporization facilities located on the deck of the SRV. The proposed vaporization system would be a closedloop water-glycol heat exchanger heated by steam from natural gas-fired boilers. The major fixed components of the proposed deepwater port would be an unloading buoy system, eight mooring lines consisting of wire rope and chain connecting to anchor points on the seabed, eight suction pile anchor points, approximately 2.3 miles of natural gas flow line with flexible pipe risers and risers manifolds, and approximately 11 miles of 24-inch natural gas transmission line to connect to the existing Algonquin HubLine. Neptune would have an average throughput capacity of 500 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd) and a peak capacity of approximately 750 MMscfd. Natural gas would be sent out by means of two flexible risers and subsea flowlines leading to a 24-inch gas transmission pipeline. The transmission pipeline would connect the deepwater port to the existing 30inch Algonquin HubLine. No onshore components or storage facilities are VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Jun 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 associated with the proposed deepwater port application. Construction of the deepwater port components would be expected to take 36 months, with a startup of commercial operations in late 2009. The deepwater port would be designed, constructed and operated in accordance with applicable codes and standards and would have an expected operating life of approximately 20 years. As required by their regulations, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will maintain a permit file. The USACE New England District phone number is 978–318–8338 and their Web site is http://www.nae.usace.army.mil. Comments sent to the USACE will also be incorporated into the DOT docket and EIS to ensure consistency with the NEPA process. The USACE among others are cooperating agencies and will assist in the NEPA process as described in 40 CFR 1501.6 and will conduct joint public hearings with the Coast Guard and MARAD. Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Through a Special Review Procedure established by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA), the USCG and the MEPA Office are conducting a coordinated NEPA/MEPA review allowing a single document to serve simultaneously as both the EIS under NEPA and the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under MEPA. The Certificates establishing the Special Review Procedure and the Scope for the Draft Environmental Impact Report can be viewed at http://www.mass.gov/ envir/mepa/secondlevelpages/ recentdecisions.htm. The Secretary of Environmental Affairs will accept written comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report through July 17, 2006. Comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, via FAX, or by hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted on MEPA documents are public records. The mailing address for comments is: Secretary Stephen R. Pritchard, EOEA, Attn: MEPA Office, Richard Bourre, EOEA No. 13373/13374, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114. (Authority: 49 CFR 1.66). By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: May 30, 2006. Joel C. Richard, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. E6–8632 Filed 6–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34846] Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority 1—Acquisition Exemption—Lackawanna County Railroad Authority Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority (PNRRA), a political subdivision of the State of Pennsylvania and a non-operating Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire from Lackawanna County Railroad Authority (LCRA) approximately 65 miles of rail lines it owns in Lackawanna, Monroe and Wayne Counties, PA, including the Carbondale Line from Fell Township to the Borough of Moosic (milepost 174.6 to milepost 196.9); Vine St. Branch in the City of Scranton (milepost 2.0 to milepost 0.3); Strawberry Hill Running Track in the City of Scranton (approximately 2,000 ft); the Pocono Line from Scranton to Mt. Pocono (milepost 134 to milepost 101); the Laurel Line and Brady Lead (milepost 0.0 to milepost 4.81); the Diamond Branch of the former Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad extending 0.85 miles from milepost 144.75 to milepost 145.6 in Scranton; and the Minooka Industrial Track in the City of Scranton extending 2.1 miles from Little Virginia to end of track including all sidings and spurs. The lines will continue to be operated by Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad Co. pursuant to contract. PNRRA certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million annually. The transaction was expected to be consummated on or after May 20, 2006. 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. 34846, 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 Keith G. O’Brien, 1050 Seventeenth Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. 1 Formerly Monroe County Railroad Authority (MCRA). The corporate name change was effective on the consummation date of this transaction. E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 107 / Monday, June 5, 2006 / Notices Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: May 26, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–8633 Filed 6–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–103 (Sub-No. 20X)] The Kansas City Southern Railway Company—Abandonment Exemption— in Jefferson Parish, LA The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon 0.71 miles of rail line,1 extending from milepost 862.14 (near Turnbull Drive) to milepost 862.85 (near Causeway Blvd.), in Jefferson Parish, LA. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 70001. KCSR has 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; (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 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 1 The rail line is a segment of the former Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Company main line that was relocated. See Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption— Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company and New Orleans Terminal Company, Finance Docket No. 30639 (ICC served April 17, 1985). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Jun 02, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 July 5, 2006, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to 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 June 15, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by June 26, 2006, with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to KCSR’s representative: David C. Reeves, Baker & 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 OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which was increased to $1,300 effective on 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 March 20, 2006). PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32385 Miller, PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. KCSR has filed a combined environmental report and historic report which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by June 9, 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), KCSR 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 KCSR’s filing of a notice of consummation by June 5, 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: May 25, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–8648 Filed 6–2–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 107 (Monday, June 5, 2006)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-8633]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34846]


Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority \1\--
Acquisition Exemption--Lackawanna County Railroad Authority
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    \1\ Formerly Monroe County Railroad Authority (MCRA). The 
corporate name change was effective on the consummation date of this 
transaction.
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    Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority (PNRRA), a 
political subdivision of the State of Pennsylvania and a non-operating 
Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 
49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire from Lackawanna County Railroad Authority 
(LCRA) approximately 65 miles of rail lines it owns in Lackawanna, 
Monroe and Wayne Counties, PA, including the Carbondale Line from Fell 
Township to the Borough of Moosic (milepost 174.6 to milepost 196.9); 
Vine St. Branch in the City of Scranton (milepost 2.0 to milepost 0.3); 
Strawberry Hill Running Track in the City of Scranton (approximately 
2,000 ft); the Pocono Line from Scranton to Mt. Pocono (milepost 134 to 
milepost 101); the Laurel Line and Brady Lead (milepost 0.0 to milepost 
4.81); the Diamond Branch of the former Delaware Lackawanna & Western 
Railroad extending 0.85 miles from milepost 144.75 to milepost 145.6 in 
Scranton; and the Minooka Industrial Track in the City of Scranton 
extending 2.1 miles from Little Virginia to end of track including all 
sidings and spurs. The lines will continue to be operated by Delaware-
Lackawanna Railroad Co. pursuant to contract.
    PNRRA certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this 
transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I 
rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million annually.
    The transaction was expected to be consummated on or after May 20, 
2006.
    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. 34846, 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 Keith G. O'Brien, 1050 
Seventeenth Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.

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

    Decided: May 26, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-8633 Filed 6-2-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P