CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Logan County, WV, 41073-41074 [E6-11348]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 19, 2006 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on June 12, 2006, under authority delegated in 49 CFR part 106. Robert A. McGuire, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. E6–11395 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34883] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Portland and Western Railroad, Inc.— Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company BNSF Railway Company has agreed to assign overhead trackage rights to the Portland and Western Railroad, Inc. (PNWR), over: (1) The rail line owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) between East Portland, OR, in the vicinity of Milepost 770.3 and Labish, OR, in the vicinity of Milepost 720.9, a distance of approximately 49.4 miles (Joint Trackage); (2) the rail line owned by Portland Terminal Railroad Company (PTR) between PTR Milepost 0.0 and BNSF Mileposts 0.69 and 0.91 in Portland, OR; and (3) the railroad portion of UP’s Willamette River Bridge in Portland. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after July 6, 2006, the effective date of the exemption.1 The purpose of the trackage rights is to allow PNWR the right to serve as BNSF’s agent over the Joint Trackage, including the right to access the Joint Trackage via PTR’s rail line and UP’s Willamette River Bridge. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by 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 is 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 will not automatically stay the transaction. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34883, must be filed with 1 A decision served on July 13, 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:28 Jul 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a 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 its Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: July 13, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–6353 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–55 (Sub-No. 671X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Logan County, WV CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 1.4-mile line of railroad on its Southern Region, Huntington Division—East, Logan and Southern Subdivision, extending from milepost CME 10.0 at Stirrat to milepost CME 11.4 at the end of the line at Sarah Ann, in Logan County, WV. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 25644. CSXT 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 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 (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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41073 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 18, 2006, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by July 31, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 8, 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 CSXT’s representative: Steven C. Armbrust, Esq., CSX Transportation, Inc., 500 Water Street, J–150, Jacksonville, FL 32202. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CSXT has filed an environmental report and a historic report which address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by July 24, 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), CSXT shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority 1 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. 2 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 Mar. 20, 2006). E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 41074 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 19, 2006 / Notices granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by CSXT’s filing of a notice of consummation by July 19, 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. Clearance Officer: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Annex-2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20220, (202) 622–2500. OMB Reviewer: Alexander T. Hunt, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395–7316. Decided: July 12, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11348 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] Robert Dahl, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–11392 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 11, 2006. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Consulting Group OMB Number: 1505–0146. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Survey of U.S. Ownership of Foreign Securities. Description: The survey will collect information on U.S. holdings of foreign securities. The information will be used in the computation of the U.S. balance of payments accounts and international investment positions, as well as in the formulation of U.S. financial and monetary policies. This survey is also part of an international effort coordinated by the IMF to improve worldwide balance of payments statistics. Respondents are primarily the largest banks, securities, dealers, and investors. Respondents: Business or other-forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 40,740 hours. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:28 Jul 18, 2006 Jkt 208001 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Small Business/Self Employed—Taxpayer Burden Reduction Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted (via teleconference). The TAP will be discussing issues pertaining to increasing compliance and lessening the burden for Small Business/Self Employed individuals. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marisa Knispel at 1–888–912–1227 or 718–488–3557. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Small Business/Self Employed—Taxpayer Burden Reduction Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2006 from 3:30 p.m. ET to 4:30 p.m. ET via a telephone conference call. If you would like to have the TAP consider a written statement, please call 1–888–912–1227 or 718–488–3557, or write to Marisa Knispel, TAP Office, 10 Metro Tech Center, 625 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate in the telephone conference call meeting must be made with Marisa Knispel. Ms. Knispel can be reached at 1–888–912– 1227 or 718–488–3557, or post comments to the Web site: http:// www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include the following: Various IRS issues. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Area 5 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Open Meeting of the Small Business/ Self Employed—Taxpayer Burden Reduction Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel The Department of the Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 11000, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 18, 2006 to be assured of consideration. Dated: July 13, 2006. Ava B. Turner, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 06–6286 Filed 7–14–06; 9:03 am] Notice. SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Area 5 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comment, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. The meeting will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ann Delzer at 1–888–912–1227, or (414) 231–2360. Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that a meeting of the Area 5 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time via a telephone conference call. You can submit written comments to the panel by faxing to (414) 231–2363, or by mail to Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Stop1006MIL, 211 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203–2221, or you can contact us at www.improveirs.org. This meeting is not required to be open to the public, but because we are always interested in community input, we will accept public comments. Please contact Mary Ann Delzer at 1–888–912–1227 or (414) 231– 2360 for additional information. The agenda will include the following: Various IRS issues. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 13, 2006. Ava B. Turner, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 06–6287 Filed 7–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 19, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41073-41074]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-11348]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-55 (Sub-No. 671X)]


CSX Transportation, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Logan County, 
WV

    CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a notice of exemption 
under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 1.4-mile 
line of railroad on its Southern Region, Huntington Division--East, 
Logan and Southern Subdivision, extending from milepost CME 10.0 at 
Stirrat to milepost CME 11.4 at the end of the line at Sarah Ann, in 
Logan County, WV. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip 
Code 25644.
    CSXT 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 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 (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.
    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 18, 2006, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\1\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\2\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
July 31, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 8, 2006, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20423-0001.
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    \1\ 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.
    \2\ 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 Mar. 20, 2006).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
CSXT's representative: Steven C. Armbrust, Esq., CSX Transportation, 
Inc., 500 Water Street, J-150, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    CSXT has filed an environmental report and a historic report which 
address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and 
historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by 
July 24, 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), CSXT shall file 
a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has 
exercised the authority

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granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been 
effected by CSXT's filing of a notice of consummation by July 19, 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: July 12, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-11348 Filed 7-18-06; 8:45 am]
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