Rail + Transload, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Tower Investments, LLC, 42439-42440 [E6-11817]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 26, 2006 / Notices this rating factor will be considered neutral and will neither increase an applicant’s overall rating nor decrease it. Factor 2: Technical and Management Approach This section cannot exceed 30 pages. The applicant’s proposed approach must include adequate documentation to clearly demonstrate a thorough understanding of the project objectives. Each applicant must: • Describe in sufficient detail the technical capability of its proposed resources to meet the project objectives, including projects completed and current training completed that are applicable to the functions to be performed; • Provide a proposed matrix that demonstrates that it possesses the capability to manage and the staff to perform the work; • Provide an unpriced matrix that includes labor category/skill level and labor category descriptions; • List the skills of the Program Manager, including relative experience and expertise; and • Describe its proposed quality control measures in sufficient detail to demonstrate that established procedures would adequately recognize substandard performance and document corrective actions. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Factor 3: Budget The applicant must provide budget information as required in SF–424, SF– 424A, and SF–424B as well as all associated budget supplemental documentation. As an alternative, an applicant can apply for the TIIS project funding by using the grants.gov electronic application process. To use this process, the applicant must have a DUNS number and be registered with grants.gov. To obtain a DUNS number or register with grants.gov, go to http:// www.grants.gov/GetStartedRoles? type=aor. To apply for a grant using the grants.gov process, the applicant must download, complete, and submit the grant application package. This can be done on the Internet at http:// www.grants.gov/Apply ?campaignid=tabnavtracking081105. The grants.gov application process will be available for use by the TIIS project on July 26, 2006. Grant Evaluation Criteria Upon receipt, the applications will be evaluated by FMCSA for potential funding. Selection of a successful applicant will be made based upon the evaluation criteria stated below. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Jul 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 Factor 1: Past Performance FMCSA will conduct a performance risk assessment based upon the applicant’s past performance, as well as that of its proposed subgrantees and subcontractors, as it relates to the probability of successful accomplishment of the project. When assessing performance risk, FMCSA will focus its inquiry on the past performance of the applicant and its proposed subgrantees and subcontractors as to cost, schedule, and performance—including the applicant’s adherence to project schedules and administrative aspects of performance as well as its history for reasonable and cooperative commitment to Federallyassisted programs. The assessment of performance risk is not intended to be the product of a mechanical or mathematical analysis of an applicant’s performance on a list of grants but rather the product of subjective judgment of the evaluation team after it considers all available information. FMCSA’s definitions of performance risk are: • High Performance Risk: Based on the applicant’s performance record, or lack of related experience on which past performance may be measured, significant doubt exists that the applicant can successfully complete the project within the estimated cost and schedule. • Moderate Performance Risk: Based on the applicant’s performance record, some doubt exists that the applicant can successfully complete the project within the estimated cost and schedule. • Low Performance Risk: Based on the applicant’s performance record, little doubt exists that the applicant can successfully complete the project within the estimated cost and schedule. • Neutral Rating: There is no evidence that past performance information exists for the applicant. Factor 2: Technical and Management Approach FMCSA will evaluate the applicant’s: • Proposed technical and management approach to ensure that it clearly demonstrates a thorough understanding of the project, • Information to determine the technical capability of its proposed resources to meet the requirements outlined in the project objectives, • Proposed personnel matrix to determine if sufficient resources exist that demonstrate that the applicant possesses the capability to manage and the staff to carry out the project, • Unpriced personnel matrix to ensure it includes the right mix of labor category/skill level, and PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42439 • Proposed quality control measures to determine if established procedures will adequately recognize problems and employ appropriate corrective actions. Factor 3: Budget Budget information will be analyzed for reasonableness and completeness to include the 24-month period of the project. This evaluation may include a comparison of the applicant’s proposed prices to those of other applicants and to prices paid under similar grants. The applicant who has been approved for funding will enter into a grant agreement with FMCSA. The grant agreement must be in accordance with OMB Circulars A–21, A–110, A–122, and A–133. Issued on: July 18, 2006. David H. Hugel, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–11875 Filed 7–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34894] Rail + Transload, Inc.—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Rail Line of Tower Investments, LLC Rail + Transload, Inc. (RTI), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption 1 under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Tower Investments, LLC (TIL), and to operate approximately 1,100 feet (0.208 miles) of railroad track that extends from a point of connection with the Waterloo Spur of Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CPR) to a terminus approximately 200 feet northeast of the plant site of Specialty Ingredients, LLC (SIL), at Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.2 RTI certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after July 3, 2006, the effective date of the exemption. 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 1 While initially filed on June 19, 2006, the notice has been corrected by filings on June 22, 2006, and June 26, 2006. 2 RTI and SIL are commonly controlled by TIL. The track is currently private track owned by TIL and used by CPR to provide rail service to SIL. Because this acquisition is RTI’s initial rail acquisition and operation, RTI filed this notice. E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 42440 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 26, 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. 34894, 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 Thomas F. McFarland, Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604–1112. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Decided: July 19, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11817 Filed 7–25–06; 8:45 am] Background On June 28, 2005, the President, invoking the authority, inter alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706) (‘‘IEEPA’’), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ‘‘Order’’), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29, 2005. In the Order, the President took additional steps with respect to the national emergency described and declared in Executive Order 12938 of November 14, 1994, regarding the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in the United States, or that hereafter come within the United States or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, of: (1) The persons listed in an Annex to the Order; (2) any foreign person determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Attorney General, and other relevant agencies, to have engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable of delivering BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Additional Designation of Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13382 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the names of two newly-designated persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13382 of June 28, 2005, ‘‘Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters.’’ The designation by the Secretary of the Treasury of the two persons identified in this notice pursuant to Executive Order 13382 is effective on July 18, 2006. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Jul 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (http://www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on demand service, tel.: (202) 622–0077. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or foreign country of proliferation concern; (3) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and other relevant agencies, to have provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods or services in support of, any activity or transaction described in clause (2) above or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Order; and (4) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and other relevant agencies, to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Order. On July 18, 2006, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and other relevant agencies, designated two persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13382. The list of additional designees follows: 1. SANAM INDUSTRIAL GROUP (a.k.a. SANAM INDUSTRIES GROUP), Pasdaran Road 15, Tehran, Iran. 2. YA MAHDI INDUSTRIES GROUP (a.k.a. YA MAHDI INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX; a.k.a. YA MAHDI INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH COMPLEX; a.k.a. ‘‘YMA’’), PO Box 19395–4731, Tehran, Iran. Dated: July 18, 2006. Barbara C. Hammerle, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. E6–11934 Filed 7–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4811–37–P E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 26, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42439-42440]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-11817]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34894]


Rail + Transload, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--Rail 
Line of Tower Investments, LLC

    Rail + Transload, Inc. (RTI), a noncarrier, has filed a verified 
notice of exemption \1\ under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire from Tower 
Investments, LLC (TIL), and to operate approximately 1,100 feet (0.208 
miles) of railroad track that extends from a point of connection with 
the Waterloo Spur of Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CPR) to a 
terminus approximately 200 feet northeast of the plant site of 
Specialty Ingredients, LLC (SIL), at Watertown, Jefferson County, 
Wisconsin.\2\
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    \1\ While initially filed on June 19, 2006, the notice has been 
corrected by filings on June 22, 2006, and June 26, 2006.
    \2\ RTI and SIL are commonly controlled by TIL. The track is 
currently private track owned by TIL and used by CPR to provide rail 
service to SIL. Because this acquisition is RTI's initial rail 
acquisition and operation, RTI filed this notice.
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    RTI certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class 
I rail carrier.
    The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after July 3, 
2006, the effective date of the exemption.
    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

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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. 34894, 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 Thomas F. McFarland, Thomas F. 
McFarland, P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 
60604-1112.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: July 19, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-11817 Filed 7-25-06; 8:45 am]
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