Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company, 41313-41314 [E6-11476]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 139 / Thursday, July 20, 2006 / Notices Kenneth C. Steele, Ryan K. Steelman, Paul D. Totty, Charles V. Tracey, Duane L. Tysseling, Richard A. Westfall, and Leonard R. Wilson from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above (49 CFR 391.64(b)). In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Issued on: July 13, 2006. Rose A. McMurray, Associate Administrator, Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E6–11556 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) received a request for a waiver of compliance with certain requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2006– 25386] Amtrak seeks a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of 49 CFR part 238, Passenger Equipment Safety Standards. Specifically, § 238.309(d)(2), which provide the clean, oil, test, and stencil (COT&S) requirements for air brake valves. In the aftermath of the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina, the FRA identified a need to have passenger car equipment readily available for emergency evacuation purposes. Amtrak has responded by making 24 Amfleet I passenger cars, that have been identified and are currently in storage, available to VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:44 Jul 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 support this effort. In order to expedite the return of this equipment for service by July 28, 2006, Amtrak requests relief from the COT&S requirements. The range of dates in which these cars last had a COT&S performed is October 2001 to July 2002. The regulation requires a COT&S every 1,476 days. Prior to being placed in-service, Amtrak will perform a single car air brake test on each car to ensure the integrity of the air brake system. 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Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000. (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). The Statement may also be found at http:// dms.dot.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41313 Issued in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2006. Grady C. Cothen, Jr. Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E6–11475 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34843 (Sub-No. 1)] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement entered into between BNSF and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP), has agreed to grant UP temporary overhead trackage rights, to expire on September 15, 2006, over BNSF’s lines between milepost 2.1 (Grand Avenue), St. Louis, MO, and milepost 34.1, Pacific, MO, a distance of 32 miles. The original grant of temporary overhead trackage rights exempted in Union Pacific Railroad Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34843 (STB served Mar. 24, 2006), covered the same line, but will expire on or about July 31, 2006. The purpose of this transaction is to modify the temporary overhead trackage rights exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 34843 to extend the expiration date from July 31, 2006, to September 15, 2006. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after July 7, 2006, the effective date of the notice. The purpose of the temporary trackage rights is to facilitate the performance of maintenance work on UP lines. As a condition to this exemption, any employee affected by the acquisition of the 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 employee affected by the discontinuance of those 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 E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 41314 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 139 / Thursday, July 20, 2006 / Notices a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34843 (Sub-No. 1), 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 Gabriel S. Meyer, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St., STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 68179. Board decisions and notices are available on our 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. E6–11476 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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. 30868 (Sub-No. 1), 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 Gabriel S. Meyer, 1400 Douglas Street, STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 65179. 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. E6–11477 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 30868 (Sub-No. 1)] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 Union Pacific Railroad Company— Amendment of Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to modify an existing overhead trackage rights agreement, under which Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) would be permitted to operate over BNSF trackage between mileposts 59.06 and 0.65 and between mileposts 59.06 and 60.15, a distance of approximately 1.74 miles, in Lincoln, NE. UP indicates that the transaction was to be consummated on July 7, 2006, the effective date of the exemption (7 days after the exemption was filed). The purpose of the amended trackage rights agreement is to exclude from the agreement the portion of track from milepost 59.06 and milepost 60.15, a distance of approximately 1.09 miles. UP states that it has never used or consummated its right to operate over this track. Thus, pursuant to the amended trackage rights agreement, UP will operate between mileposts 0.65 and 59.06, a distance of approximately .65 miles. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the amended 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:44 Jul 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34866 (Sub-No. 1)] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—The Kansas City Southern Railway Company The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS), pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement entered into between KCS and Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP), has agreed to grant UP temporary overhead trackage rights, to expire on October 31, 2006, over KCS’s trackage between milepost 482.0 on KCS’s Mexico Subdivision at Kansas City, MO, and milepost 252.1 on KCS’s East St. Louis Terminal Subdivision at Godfrey, IL, a distance of approximately 285 miles. The original grant of temporary overhead trackage rights exempted in Union Pacific Railroad Company—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34866 (STB served May 2, 2006), cover the same line, but are due to expire on July 31, 2006. The purpose of this transaction is to modify the temporary overhead trackage rights exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 34866 to extend the expiration date from July 31, 2006, to October 31, 2006. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on July 7, 2006, the effective date of the exemption. The PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 purpose of the temporary overhead trackage rights is to facilitate maintenance work on UP lines. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the 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 employee affected by the discontinuance of those 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. 34866 (Sub-No. 1), 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 Gabriel S. Meyer, Assistant General Attorney, Union Pacific Railroad Company, 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: July 13, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11478 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 13, 2006. 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 E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 139 (Thursday, July 20, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41313-41314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-11476]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34843 (Sub-No. 1)]


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

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), pursuant to a written trackage rights 
agreement entered into between BNSF and Union Pacific Railroad Company 
(UP), has agreed to grant UP temporary overhead trackage rights, to 
expire on September 15, 2006, over BNSF's lines between milepost 2.1 
(Grand Avenue), St. Louis, MO, and milepost 34.1, Pacific, MO, a 
distance of 32 miles. The original grant of temporary overhead trackage 
rights exempted in Union Pacific Railroad Company--Temporary Trackage 
Rights Exemption--BNSF Railway Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34843 
(STB served Mar. 24, 2006), covered the same line, but will expire on 
or about July 31, 2006. The purpose of this transaction is to modify 
the temporary overhead trackage rights exempted in STB Finance Docket 
No. 34843 to extend the expiration date from July 31, 2006, to 
September 15, 2006.
    The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after July 7, 
2006, the effective date of the notice. The purpose of the temporary 
trackage rights is to facilitate the performance of maintenance work on 
UP lines.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employee affected by the 
acquisition of the 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 employee affected by the 
discontinuance of those 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

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a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction.
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 34843 (Sub-No. 1), 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 Gabriel S. Meyer, 
Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St., STOP 1580, Omaha, NE 
68179.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our 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. E6-11476 Filed 7-19-06; 8:45 am]
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