Lackawaxen-Honesdale Shippers Association, Inc.-Acquisition Exemption-Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 39701 [E6-10942]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 134 / Thursday, July 13, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34891] By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–10942 Filed 7–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Lackawaxen-Honesdale Shippers Association, Inc.—Acquisition Exemption—Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Lackawaxen-Honesdale Shippers Association, Inc. (LHSA), has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 for the acquisition of approximately 24.74 miles of rail line from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in Wayne and Pike Counties, PA. The line, known as the Honesdale Branch, extends from milepost 110.26, in Lackawaxen, PA, to milepost 135.00, in Honesdale, PA. The Honesdale Branch was conveyed by PennDOT to LHSA on January 31, 2003.1 Due to lack of familiarity with the Board’s regulatory requirements, LHSA failed to obtain acquisition authority on an exemption for the transaction. Accordingly, to rectify that omission, LHSA files this notice of exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901. LHSA certifies that its projected revenues as a result of the transaction will not result in LHSA becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier. The exemption became effective on June 21, 2006 (7 days after the exemption was filed). If the 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. 34891, 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 Richard R. Wilson, Esq., 127 Lexington Avenue, Ste. 100, Altoona, PA 16601. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Decided: July 5, 2006. 1 The Stourbridge Railroad Company, Inc., obtained operating authority for this rail line in Stourbridge Railroad Company, Inc.—Operation Exemption—in Wayne and Pike Counties, PA, Finance Docket No. 31508 (ICC served January 25, 1990). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 Jul 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–994X] Kettle Falls International Railway, LLC—Abandonment Exemption—in Ferry County, WA On June 23, 2006, Kettle Falls International Railway, LLC (KFR), filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon an approximately 28.361-mile line of railroad, extending from milepost 48.779, near Danville, to milepost 77.14, at San Poil, in Perry County, WA. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 99118, 99121 and 99150. The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in KFR’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by October 11, 2006. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,300 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than August 2, 2006. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB–994X, and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39701 Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. Replies to the petition are due on or before August 2, 2006. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Services at (202) 565–1592 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at (202) 565–1539. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary), prepared by SEA, will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA will generally be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: July 6, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–10943 Filed 7–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Departmental Offices; Debt Management Advisory Committee Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2, § 10(a)(2), that a meeting will be held at the Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, on August 1, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. of the following debt management advisory committee: Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of The Bond Market Association (‘‘Committee’’). The agenda for the meeting provides for a charge by the Secretary of the Treasury or his designate that the Committee discuss particular issues, and a working session. Following the working session, the Committee will present a written report of its recommendations. The meeting will be closed to the public, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. App. 2, § 10(d) and Public law E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34891]


Lackawaxen-Honesdale Shippers Association, Inc.--Acquisition 
Exemption--Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Lackawaxen-Honesdale Shippers Association, Inc. (LHSA), has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 for the acquisition 
of approximately 24.74 miles of rail line from the Pennsylvania 
Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in Wayne and Pike Counties, PA. 
The line, known as the Honesdale Branch, extends from milepost 110.26, 
in Lackawaxen, PA, to milepost 135.00, in Honesdale, PA. The Honesdale 
Branch was conveyed by PennDOT to LHSA on January 31, 2003.\1\ Due to 
lack of familiarity with the Board's regulatory requirements, LHSA 
failed to obtain acquisition authority on an exemption for the 
transaction. Accordingly, to rectify that omission, LHSA files this 
notice of exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 
10901.
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    \1\ The Stourbridge Railroad Company, Inc., obtained operating 
authority for this rail line in Stourbridge Railroad Company, Inc.--
Operation Exemption--in Wayne and Pike Counties, PA, Finance Docket 
No. 31508 (ICC served January 25, 1990).
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    LHSA certifies that its projected revenues as a result of the 
transaction will not result in LHSA becoming a Class II or Class I rail 
carrier.
    The exemption became effective on June 21, 2006 (7 days after the 
exemption was filed).
    If the 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. 34891, 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 Richard R. Wilson, Esq., 127 
Lexington Avenue, Ste. 100, Altoona, PA 16601.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: July 5, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-10942 Filed 7-12-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P