Consolidated Rail Corporation-Abandonment Exemption-in Mercer County, NJ, 37976-37977 [E6-10373]

Download as PDF 37976 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 127 / Monday, July 3, 2006 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES United States Postal Service Zip Code 88008. NMGR 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 at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(l) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. In this proceeding, NMGR is proposing to discontinue service on a line that constitutes its entire rail system. When issuing discontinuance authority for a railroad line that constitutes the carrier’s entire system, the Board does not impose labor protection, except in specifically enumerated circumstances. See Northampton and Bath R. Co.— Abandonment, 354 I.C.C. 784, 785–86 (1978) (Northampton). Because there is no evidence that one or more of the exceptions articulated in Northampton are present, no labor protective conditions will be imposed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on August 3, 2006, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA for continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 must be filed by July 13, 2006.3 Petitions to reopen must be filed by July 24, 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 NMGR’s representative: John D. Heffner, 1920 N St., NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Liability Company—Operation Exemption—Santa Teresa Limited Partnership, STB Finance Docket No. 34103 (STB served Oct. 29, 2001). 2 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 Services—2006 Update, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (SubNo. 13) (STB served Mar. 20, 2006). See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Likewise, no environmental or historical documentation is required here under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and 1105.8(b), respectively. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Jun 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: June 23, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–5820 Filed 6–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–167 (Sub-No. 1185X)] Consolidated Rail Corporation— Abandonment Exemption—in Mercer County, NJ Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon a portion of a line of railroad known as the Robbinsville Industrial Track, between milepost 32.20± and milepost 37.90± in the cities of Hamilton Township and Washington Township, Mercer County, NJ, a distance of 5.7 miles±. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 08620 and 08520. Conrail has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic that has or could move over 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 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.1 As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.— 1 On June 19, 2006, C&A Trail Conservancy, filed a request for issuance of a notice of interim trail use (NITU) for the entire line pursuant to section 8(d) of the National Trails System Act, 16 U.S.C. 1247(d), and for imposition of a public use condition. The Board will address C&A’s trail use and public use requests and any others that may be filed in a subsequent decision. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 August 2, 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 July 13, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by July 24, 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 Conrail’s representative: John K. Enright, 1000 Howard Boulevard, 4th Floor, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Conrail has filed an environmental report which addresses the abandonment’s effects, if any, on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by July 7, 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. 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 currently is set at $1,300. See Regulations Governing Fees for Service Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services—2006 Updates, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 13) (STB served Mar. 20, 2006). See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 127 / Monday, July 3, 2006 / Notices Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), Conrail 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 Conrail’s filing of a notice of consummation by July 3, 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: June 23, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–10373 Filed 6–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before September 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may send comments to Mary A. Wood, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, at any of these addresses: • P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044–4412; • 202–927–8525 (facsimile); or • formcomments@ttb.gov (e-mail). Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below. You must reference the information collection’s title, form number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment. If you submit your comment via facsimile, send no more than five 8.5 × 11 inch pages in order to ensure electronic access to our equipment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information, copies of the information collection and its instructions, or copies of any comments VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Jun 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 received, contact Mary A. Wood, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044–4412; or telephone 202–927– 8210. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments The Department of the Treasury and its Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed and continuing information collections listed below in this notice, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Comments submitted in response to this notice will be included or summarized in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the relevant information collection. All comments are part of the public record and subject to disclosure. Please do not include any confidential or inappropriate material in your comments. We invite comments on: (a) Whether this information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the information collection’s burden; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) ways to minimize the information collection’s burden 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 the requested information. Information Collections Open for Comment Currently, we are seeking comments on the following information collections: Title: Inventory—Manufacturer of Tobacco Products. OMB Number: 1513–0032. TTB Form Number: 5210.9. Abstract: TTB F 5210.9 is used by tobacco product manufacturers to record inventories that are required by law. This form provides a uniform format for recording inventories and establishes tax liability on tobacco products, enabling TTB to determine that correct taxes have been or will be paid. The record retention requirement for this information collection is 3 years after the close of the year for which inventories and reports are filed. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37977 Current Actions: There are no changes to this information collection, and it is being submitted for extension purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 34. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 170. Title: Usual and Customary Business Records Relating to Tax-Free Alcohol. OMB Number: 1513–0059. TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: 5150/3. Abstract: Tax-free alcohol is used for nonbeverage purposes by educational organizations, hospitals, laboratories, etc. The use of alcohol free of tax is regulated to prevent illegal diversion to taxable beverage use. These records maintain spirits accountability and protect tax revenue and public safety. The record retention requirement for this information collection is 3 years. Current Actions: There are no changes to this information collection, and it is being submitted for extension purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, Federal Government and State, Local or Tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,560. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,560. Title: Letterhead Applications and Notices Relating to Denatured Spirits. OMB Number: 1513–0061. TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: 5150/2. Abstract: Denatured spirits are used for nonbeverage industrial purposes in the manufacture of personal and household products. Permits and applications control the spirits’ authorized uses and flow, and protect tax revenue and public safety. The record retention requirement for this information collection is 3 years. Current Actions: There are no changes to this information collection, and it is being submitted for extension purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, State, Local or Tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,111. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,556. Title: Tobacco Products Manufactures—Records of Operations. E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 127 (Monday, July 3, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37976-37977]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-10373]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-167 (Sub-No. 1185X)]


Consolidated Rail Corporation--Abandonment Exemption--in Mercer 
County, NJ

    Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) has filed a notice of 
exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to 
abandon a portion of a line of railroad known as the Robbinsville 
Industrial Track, between milepost 32.20 and milepost 
37.90 in the cities of Hamilton Township and Washington 
Township, Mercer County, NJ, a distance of 5.7 miles. The 
line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 08620 and 08520.
    Conrail has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic that has or could 
move over 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 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.\1\
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    \1\ On June 19, 2006, C&A Trail Conservancy, filed a request for 
issuance of a notice of interim trail use (NITU) for the entire line 
pursuant to section 8(d) of the National Trails System Act, 16 
U.S.C. 1247(d), and for imposition of a public use condition. The 
Board will address C&A's trail use and public use requests and any 
others that may be filed in a subsequent decision.
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    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 August 2, 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 
July 13, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by July 24, 2006, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \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 Out-of-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 
currently is set at $1,300. See Regulations Governing Fees for 
Service Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related 
Services--2006 Updates, STB Ex Parte No. 542 (Sub-No. 13) (STB 
served Mar. 20, 2006). See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
Conrail's representative: John K. Enright, 1000 Howard Boulevard, 4th 
Floor, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    Conrail has filed an environmental report which addresses the 
abandonment's effects, if any, on the environment and historic 
resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by July 7, 
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.

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    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), Conrail 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 Conrail's filing of a notice of 
consummation by July 3, 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: June 23, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-10373 Filed 6-30-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P