Wallowa Union Railroad Authority-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company, 44350 [E6-12643]

Download as PDF 44350 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 150 / Friday, August 4, 2006 / Notices be presenting papers on a variety of research topics. Should it be necessary to cancel the meeting due to inclement weather or to any other emergencies, a decision to cancel will be made as soon as possible and posted immediately on CIREN’s Web site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/ departments/nrd-50/ciren/CIREN.html. If you do not have access to the Web site, you may call or e-mail the contacts listed in this announcement and leave your telephone number or e-mail address. You will be contacted only if the meeting is postponed or canceled. Issued on: August 1, 2006. Joseph N. Kanianthra, Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research. [FR Doc. E6–12662 Filed 8–3–06; 8:45 am] the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball Janik LLP, Suite 225, 1455 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: July 28, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–12643 Filed 8–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4910–59–P Surface Transportation Board DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub-No. 431X)] Surface Transportation Board BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment and Discontinuance Exemption—in Knox and Fulton Counties, IL [STB Finance Docket No. 34879] Wallowa Union Railroad Authority— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company gechino on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Wallowa Union Railroad Authority (WURA), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire from the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) approximately one half-mile of rail line between milepost 21.0 at Elgin, OR, and milepost 20.50 at the North line of Baltimore Street in Elgin, OR.1 WURA certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction will not result in WURA becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. The transaction was expected to be consummated shortly after July 20, 2006, the effective date of this exemption (7 days after the exemption was filed). If the verified 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. 34879, must be filed with 1 WURA owns and operates the adjacent rail line between milepost 21.0 at Elgin and milepost 83.58 at Joseph, OR. See Wallowa Union Railroad Authority-Acquisition and Operation Exemption— Wallowa County, OR, and Idaho Northern & Pacific Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34349 (STB served Nov. 26, 2003). VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:39 Aug 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Services to: (1) Abandon a 1-mile line of railroad between milepost 51.58 and milepost 52.58 near Farmington, in Fulton County, IL; and (2) discontinue service over a 4.69-mile line of railroad between milepost 46.89 near Yates City, and milepost 51.58 near Farmington, in Knox County, IL, a total distance of 5.69 miles. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 61531 and 61572. BNSF has certified that: (1) No traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line to 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 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 of 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 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 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 September 5, 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 August 14, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 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 BNSF’s representative: Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., Sidney Strickland and Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF has filed environmental and historic reports which address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 11, 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. 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\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 150 (Friday, August 4, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-12643]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34879]


Wallowa Union Railroad Authority--Acquisition and Operation 
Exemption--Union Pacific Railroad Company

    Wallowa Union Railroad Authority (WURA), a Class III rail carrier, 
has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to 
acquire from the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) approximately one 
half-mile of rail line between milepost 21.0 at Elgin, OR, and milepost 
20.50 at the North line of Baltimore Street in Elgin, OR.\1\
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    \1\ WURA owns and operates the adjacent rail line between 
milepost 21.0 at Elgin and milepost 83.58 at Joseph, OR. See Wallowa 
Union Railroad Authority-Acquisition and Operation Exemption--
Wallowa County, OR, and Idaho Northern & Pacific Railroad Company, 
STB Finance Docket No. 34349 (STB served Nov. 26, 2003).
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    WURA certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
the transaction will not result in WURA becoming a Class II or Class I 
rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.
    The transaction was expected to be consummated shortly after July 
20, 2006, the effective date of this exemption (7 days after the 
exemption was filed).
    If the verified 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. 34879, 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 Karl Morell, Of Counsel, Ball 
Janik LLP, Suite 225, 1455 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: July 28, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-12643 Filed 8-3-06; 8:45 am]
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