Intermountain Railroad LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Line of Wyoming and Colorado Railroad Company, Inc., 52619-52620 [E6-14635]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 6, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Section 5310, however, the data collection requirements could change if the performance measures are implemented as drafted in the proposed circulars. We invite comments to inform our next submissions to OMB, and invite comments on the reporting requirements for New Freedom. G. Chapter VII—State and Program Management Plans FTA requires States and designated recipients responsible for implementing the Section 5310, JARC, and New Freedom (and Section 5311) programs to document their approach to managing the programs. Chapter VII proposes guidance on how to create and use State Management Plans (for the Statemanaged aspects of the programs), and Program Management Plans (for designated recipient-managed aspects of the programs). The primary purposes of Management Plans are to serve as the basis for FTA management reviews of the program, and to provide public information on the administration of the programs. FTA notes that Chapter VII in the proposed circulars is largely a restatement of the State Management Plan chapter in the current Section 5310 Circular 9070.1E (Chapter VII). The proposed chapter includes FTA’s intention to make designated recipients of the JARC and New Freedom programs subject to management reviews. In all three program circulars, the first two parts of Chapter VII explain the general requirements and purpose of Management Plans. The third part, ‘‘Reviews,’’ differs slightly among the programs. The Section 5310 circular discusses only State Management Reviews (as it is an entirely Statemanaged program), while the JARC and New Freedom circulars discuss reviews at both the State and designated recipient level. The Reviews part of Chapter VII is an addition to the current Section 5310 circular. The fourth part of Chapter VII discusses the content of Management Plans. The suggested content of State and Program Management Plans is essentially identical in all three circulars, but the Section 5310 circular reflects the fact that Section 5310 is entirely State administered. Management Plans are to include a section on use of the 10% of the apportionment available for administration and technical assistance, and a description of how the State or designated recipient makes additional resources available to local areas. The State Management Plan content for Section 5310 remains largely as it is written in the current circular. Two sections have been added regarding the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Sep 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 use of the 10% for administration, planning and technical assistance, and transfer of funds, consistent with the sections in the new proposed circulars. The final part of Chapter VII, which discusses revisions to the Management Plan, is the same for all three circulars, and mirrors the language in the existing Section 5310 circular. FTA received only one comment on Chapter VII material, asking what type of oversight will be applied in areas with population under 200,000. In response, FTA notes that in areas under 200,000 in population, the programs are all exclusively State-managed. Therefore, the State Management Plan and State Management Review will be used for oversight in these areas. H. Chapter VIII—Other Provisions This chapter is an expansion of the current ‘‘Other Provisions’’ chapter in the existing Section 5310 circular, and is virtually the same for all three circulars. Chapter VIII summarizes a number of FTA-specific and other Federal requirements that FTA grantees are held to in addition to the programspecific requirements and guidance provided in these circulars. This chapter explains some of the most relevant requirements and provides citations to the actual statutory or regulatory text. Grantees should use this document in conjunction with FTA’s ‘‘Master Agreement’’ and the current fiscal year ‘‘Certifications and Assurances’’ to assure that they have met all requirements. Grantees may contact FTA Regional Counsel for more detail about these requirements. I. Appendices The Appendices sections for the Section 5310, JARC, and New Freedom programs are intended as tools for developing a grant application. Appendix A specifically addresses steps and instructions for preparing a grant application, including pre-application and application stages. Appendix A also includes an application checklist and information for registering with the Electronic payment system (ECHO). Appendix B includes a sample program of projects. For the Section 5310 circular, Appendix C provides contact information for FTA’s regional offices, and Appendix D provides technical assistance information. In the JARC and New Freedom circulars, Appendix C includes budget information and provides specific activity line item (ALI) codes for specific types of eligible costs (i.e., capital, operating, planning, etc.). A sample approved budget is included in Appendix D. Appendix E provides PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52619 contact information for each of FTA’s 10 regional offices. Appendix D in Section 5310 and Appendix F in the JARC and New Freedom circulars list potential sources of technical assistance. A number of commenters identified a need to have technical assistance available to specific types of service providers, including public and private transportation providers, MPOs, and human service agencies. Commenters also expressed a need for technical assistance and training relative to the coordinated planning process. FTA supports a wide range of technical assistance and training initiatives that are available to service providers and members of the public. Each of the technical assistance activities is outlined in Appendix F. Issued in Washington, DC, this 30th day of August, 2006. James S. Simpson, Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–14733 Filed 9–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34921] Intermountain Railroad LLC— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Line of Wyoming and Colorado Railroad Company, Inc. Intermountain Railroad LLC, (IMR),1 a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire and operate a rail line from Wyoming and Colorado Railroad Company, Inc., extending between milepost 0.57 and approximately milepost 1.07, near Walcott, a distance of approximately 0.5 miles, in Carbon County, WY. IMR certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier. IMR stated that the parties intended to consummate the transaction no earlier than on August 14, 2006 (the effective date of the exemption). 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 1 IMR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intermountain Resources LLC that was formed to acquire and operate the subject line. E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 52620 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 172 / Wednesday, September 6, 2006 / Notices Docket No. 34921 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 Edward J. Fishman, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, 1601 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006–1600. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 28, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–14635 Filed 9–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Funding Opportunity Title: Change of Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) inviting applications for the FY 2007 Funding Round of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program. Announcement Type: Change of certain dates and application submission information in the announcement of funding opportunity published on August 28, 2006. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 21.020. Change of Application Deadlines: On August 28, 2006, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the Fund) published the NOFA for the FY 2007 funding round of the CDFI Program (71 FR 50983). This notice announces the correction of two dates set forth in the NOFA: (i) Section II.E (Matching Funds), subsection 2(b) of the NOFA (71 FR 50987) states: ‘‘A Category II/Core Applicant must demonstrate that it has eligible matching funds equal to no less than 100 percent of the amount of the FA award requested in-hand or firmly committed, on or after January 5, 2006 and on or before the application deadline.’’ The correct date is January 1, 2005, not January 5, 2006. (ii) Section II.E (Matching Funds), subsection 5 of the NOFA (71 FR 50988) states: ‘‘In the case of item (i) of this paragraph, the Applicant must demonstrate that it has eligible matching funds equal to no less than 25 percent of the amount of the FA award requested in-hand or firmly committed, on or after January 1, 2006 and on or before the application deadline.’’ The correct date is January 1, 2005, not January 1, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Sep 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 Change in Application and Submission Information: Section IV (Application and Submission Information), subsections A and B of the NOFA are incorrect. This notice replaces said subsections with the following language: A. Form of Application Submission: Applicants may submit applications under this NOFA either (i) Through Grants.gov or (ii) in paper form. Applications sent by facsimile or other form will not be accepted. B. Grants.gov: In compliance with Public Law 106–107 and Section 5(a) of the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act, the Fund is required to accept applications submitted through the Grants.gov electronic system. The Fund has posted to its Web site, at http:// www.cdfifund.gov, instructions for accessing and submitting an application through Grants.gov. Applicants are encouraged to start the registration process now at http://www.Grants.gov as the process may take several weeks to fully complete. See the following link for information on getting started on Grants.gov: http://grants.gov/assets/ GrantsgovCoBrandBrochure8X11.pdf. All other information and requirements set forth in the August 28, 2006 NOFA for the FY 2007 Fund Round of the CDFI Program shall remain effective, as published. Agency Contacts: The Fund will respond to questions and provide support concerning the NOFA and the funding application between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, starting the date of the publication of the NOFA through November 10, 2006. The Fund will not respond to questions or provide support concerning the application that are received after 5 p.m. ET on said dates, until after the respective funding application deadline. Applications and other information regarding the Fund and its programs may be obtained from the Fund’s Web site at http:// www.cdfifund.gov. The Fund will post on its Web site responses to questions of general applicability regarding the CDFI Program. A. Information Technology Support: Technical support can be obtained by calling (202) 622–2455 or by e-mail at ithelpdesk@cdfi.treas.gov. People who have visual or mobility impairments that prevent them from creating an Investment Area map using the Fund’s Web site should call (202) 622–2455 for assistance. These are not toll free numbers. B. Programmatic Support: If you have any questions about the programmatic requirements of the NOFA, contact the Fund’s Program office by e-mail at PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov, by telephone at (202) 622–6355, by facsimile at (202) 622–7754, or by mail at CDFI Fund, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005. These are not toll-free numbers. C. Grants Management Support: If you have any questions regarding the administrative requirements of the NOFA, including questions regarding submission requirements, contact the Fund’s Grants Manager by e-mail at grantsmanagement@cdfi.treas.gov, by telephone at (202) 622–8226, by facsimile at (202) 622–6453, or by mail at CDFI Fund, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005. These are not toll free numbers. D. Compliance and Monitoring Support: If you have any questions regarding the compliance requirements of the NOFA, including questions regarding performance on prior awards, contact the Fund’s Compliance Manager by e-mail at cme@cdfi.treas.gov, by telephone at (202) 622–8226, by facsimile at (202) 622–6453, or by mail at CDFI Fund, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005. These are not toll free numbers. E. Legal Counsel Support: If you have any questions or matters that you believe require response by the Fund’s Office of Legal Counsel, please refer to the document titled ‘‘How to Request a Legal Review,’’ found on the Fund’s Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov. Further, if you wish to review the Assistance Agreement form document from a prior funding round, you may find it posted on the Fund’s Web site (please note that there may be revisions to the Assistance Agreement that will be used for Awardees under the NOFA and thus the sample document on the Fund’s Web site is provided for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied on for purposes of the NOFA). Information Sessions and Outreach: The Fund may conduct Information Sessions to disseminate information to organizations contemplating applying to, and other organizations interested in learning about, the Fund’s programs. For further information on the Fund’s Information Sessions, dates and locations, or to register to attend an Information Session, please visit the Fund’s Web site at http:// www.cdfifund.gov or call the Fund at (202) 622–9046. Authority: 12 U.S.C. 4703, 4703 note, 4704, 4706, 4707, 4717; 12 CFR part 1805. E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 172 (Wednesday, September 6, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52619-52620]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14635]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34921]


Intermountain Railroad LLC--Acquisition and Operation Exemption--
Line of Wyoming and Colorado Railroad Company, Inc.

    Intermountain Railroad LLC, (IMR),\1\ a noncarrier, has filed a 
verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire and 
operate a rail line from Wyoming and Colorado Railroad Company, Inc., 
extending between milepost 0.57 and approximately milepost 1.07, near 
Walcott, a distance of approximately 0.5 miles, in Carbon County, WY.
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    \1\ IMR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intermountain Resources 
LLC that was formed to acquire and operate the subject line.
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    IMR certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this 
transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III 
rail carrier.
    IMR stated that the parties intended to consummate the transaction 
no earlier than on August 14, 2006 (the effective date of the 
exemption).
    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

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Docket No. 34921 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 Edward J. Fishman, Kirkpatrick & 
Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, 1601 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20006-1600.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: August 28, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-14635 Filed 9-5-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P