Union Pacific Railroad Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company, 35480 [E6-9481]

Download as PDF 35480 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 20, 2006 / Notices appropriate information from any source. The information collected is submitted as part of the application for grants and cooperative agreements and is used to determine eligibility of applicants. Collection of this information also provides documentation that the applicants and recipients are meeting program objectives and are complying with FTA Circular 6100.1B and other federal requirements. Respondents: FTA grants recipients. Estimated Annual Burden on Respondents: 56 hours for each of the 200 respondents. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 11,240 hours. Frequency: Annual. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for FTA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FTA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on ora after June 7, 2006, the effective date of the exemption.1 The purpose of the trackage rights is to create an additional overhead routing for UP trains in the Tacoma area. 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 i8s 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 all not automatically stay the transaction. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34881, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on: Robert T. Opal, General Commerce Counsel, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 68179. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Vernon a. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–9481 Filed 6–19–06; 8:45 am] Issued on: June 15, 2006. Ann Linnertz, Acting Associate Administrator for Administration. [FR Doc. E6–9669 Filed 6–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Decided: June 12, 2006 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board BILLING CODE 4910–57–P [STB Docket No. AB–167 (Sub-No. 1188X)] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34881] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Union Pacific Railroad Company— Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) over BNSF’s line of railroad between ‘‘Bullfrog Junction’’ Near BNSF’s Puyalloy River Bridge 8.78 and the point of connection with BNSF’s Seattle Division main line at River Street Interlocking, BNSF Milepost 38.94X, in Tacoma, WA, a distance of approximately 0.6 miles. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:31 Jun 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 Consolidated Rail Corporation— Abandonment Exemption—in Wayne County, MI Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F– Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 4.3 miles of two contiguous lines of railroad as follows: (1) the Detroit Terminal West Industrial Track, between approximately milepost 7.70± near Joseph Campau Street and 1 A decision served on June 6, 2006, denied a petition to stay the operation of the notice of exemption filed by John D. Fitzgerald, for and on behalf of the United Transportation Union-General Committee of Adjustment. Dennis R. Pierce filed a letter on June 5, 2006, on behalf of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainman-General Committee of Adjustment in support of the stay request filed by Mr. Fitzgerald. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approximately milepost 10.30± near Woodrow Wilson Street; and (2) the Highland Park Industrial Track, between approximately milepost 7.40± near Woodrow Wilson Street and approximately milepost 5.70± near Cloverdale Street, in Detroit and Highland Park, Wayne County, MI.1 The lines traverse United States Postal Service Zip Codes 48212, 48203, and 48238. Conrail 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 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)(l) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employees 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 20, 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 1 Milepost 10.30 on the Detroit Terminal West Industrial Track is the same as milepost 7.40 on the Highland Park Industrial Track. 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 as of April 19, 2006, is set at $1,300. See Regulations Governing Fees for Service Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services2006 Update, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 13) (STB served Mar. 20, 2006). See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34881]


Union Pacific Railroad Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--BNSF 
Railway Company

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to grant overhead trackage 
rights to Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) over BNSF's line of 
railroad between ``Bullfrog Junction'' Near BNSF's Puyalloy River 
Bridge 8.78 and the point of connection with BNSF's Seattle Division 
main line at River Street Interlocking, BNSF Milepost 38.94X, in 
Tacoma, WA, a distance of approximately 0.6 miles.
    The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on ora after June 
7, 2006, the effective date of the exemption.\1\
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    \1\ A decision served on June 6, 2006, denied a petition to stay 
the operation of the notice of exemption filed by John D. 
Fitzgerald, for and on behalf of the United Transportation Union-
General Committee of Adjustment. Dennis R. Pierce filed a letter on 
June 5, 2006, on behalf of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers 
and Trainman-General Committee of Adjustment in support of the stay 
request filed by Mr. Fitzgerald.
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    The purpose of the trackage rights is to create an additional 
overhead routing for UP trains in the Tacoma area.
    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 i8s 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 all not automatically 
stay the transaction.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 34881, must be filed with the Surface Transportation 
Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001. In addition, a 
copy of each pleading must be served on: Robert T. Opal, General 
Commerce Counsel, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 68179.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: June 12, 2006

Vernon a. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-9481 Filed 6-19-06; 8:45 am]
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