BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 33035 [E6-8849]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 7, 2006 / Notices FRA is not reopening the comment period since the amendment to this Order is necessary to avoid disruption of rail service. Under these circumstances, delaying the effective date of the amendment to allow for notice and comment would be impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest. Rescission of Temporary Nighttime Operating Protocols rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES In 2002, CSXT requested that FRA extend a June 2001 exception that allowed it to run under modified temporary operating protocols until field testing of Amtrak software on freight operations had been completed. FRA agreed to this request, and on July 22, 2002, published Notice No. 15 (67 FR 47884), which amended the Order by allowing CSXT to operate trains along the NEC—North End between the hours of 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. with ACSES cut out, without prior notification to the Amtrak dispatcher, to reduce the number of penalty brake applications experienced during switching operations. In a series of joint meetings, Amtrak, CSXT, and FRA agreed that upgrades to the ACSES system’s wayside and onboard hardware and software components had improved their reliability to the point where CSXT could now safely operate on the NEC— North End with its on-board ACSES apparatus cut in and without unexpected penalty brake applications. On May 1, 2006, FRA notified CSXT and Amtrak by letter that it had granted their requests to rescind the 2002 CSXT temporary nighttime operating protocols. The amendment to this Order rescinds those protocols only; the positive stop requirement providing entrance to track 4 at Attleboro remains in place. Accordingly, for the reasons stated in the preamble, the Final Order of Particular Applicability published at 63 FR 39343, July 22, 1998 (Order) is amended as follows: 1. The authority for the Order continues to read as follows: 49 U.S.C. 20103, 20107, 20501–20505 (1994); and 49 CFR 1.49(f), (g), and (m). 2. Subparagraph (a)(1) of paragraph 13 is removed and reserved. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 2, 2006. Joseph H. Boardman, Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–8859 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Surface Transportation Board Bureau of the Public Debt [STB Finance Docket No. 34876] Proposed Collection: Comment Request BNSF Railway Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has agreed to grant temporary trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) between milepost S241.9, at C.A. Junction, MO, and milepost S250.6, at Maxwell, MO, NSR’s Kansas City District, a distance of 8.7 miles. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on May 28, 2006. The temporary trackage rights were to expire on May 30, 2006. The purpose of this transaction is for bridging BNSF’s train service while the BNSF main lines are out of service. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of temporary 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), and any employees affected by the discontinuance of these temporary trackage rights will be protected by the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line R. Co.—Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). 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. 34876, 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 Sidney L. Strickland Jr., Sidney Strickland and Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: June 1, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–8849 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Jun 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 33035 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Request by owner or person entitled to payment or reissue of United States Savings Bonds/Notes deposited in safekeeping when original custody receipts are not available. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 7, 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: Request by Owner or Person Entitled to Payment or Reissue of United States Savings Bonds/Notes Deposited in Safekeeping When Original Custody Receipts Are Not Available. OMB Number: 1535–0063. Form Number: PD F 4239. Abstract: The information is requested to establish ownership and request reissue or payment when original custody receipts are not available. Current Actions: None. Type of Review: Extension Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 34. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 7, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-8849]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34876]


BNSF Railway Company--Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption--
Norfolk Southern Railway Company

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) has agreed to grant 
temporary trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) between 
milepost S241.9, at C.A. Junction, MO, and milepost S250.6, at Maxwell, 
MO, NSR's Kansas City District, a distance of 8.7 miles.
    The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on May 28, 2006. 
The temporary trackage rights were to expire on May 30, 2006.
    The purpose of this transaction is for bridging BNSF's train 
service while the BNSF main lines are out of service.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
acquisition of temporary 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), and any employees affected by the 
discontinuance of these temporary trackage rights will be protected by 
the conditions set out in Oregon Short Line R. Co.--Abandonment--
Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(8). 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. 34876, 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 Sidney L. Strickland Jr., 
Sidney Strickland and Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, 
Washington, DC 20007.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: June 1, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-8849 Filed 6-6-06; 8:45 am]
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