Chattahoochee Bay Railroad, Inc.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Certain Assets of H&S Railroad Company, Inc., and Chattahoochee & Gulf Railroad Co., Inc., 54550-54551 [E6-15270]

Download as PDF 54550 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 179 / Friday, September 15, 2006 / Notices Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Van Gogh’s Sheaves of Wheat,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, from on or about October 22, 2006, until on or about January 7, 2007, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. 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AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation is directing all interested persons to show cause why it should not issue an order finding Compass Airlines, Inc. fit, willing, and able, and transfer to Compass the interstate scheduled passenger certificate authority currently held by Independence Air, Inc. DATES: Persons wishing to file objections should do so no later than September 25, 2006. ADDRESSES: Objections and answers to objections should be filed in Docket VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:51 Sep 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 OST–2006–24295 and addressed to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, (M–30, Room PL–401), 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, and should be served upon the parties listed in Attachment A to the order. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Damon D. Walker, Air Carrier Fitness Division (X–56, Room 6401), U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–9721. Dated: September 11, 2006. Michael W. Reynolds, Acting Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–15333 Filed 9–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee—Open Meeting; Sunshine Act Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee Open Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2006, starting at 8 a.m. at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, in the Bessie Coleman Conference Center, located on the 2nd Floor. This will be the forty-fourth meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed agenda for the meeting will feature information on recipients of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services award; briefings on a study of the Commercial Space Launch Liability Risk-Sharing Regime and the environmental activities in FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST); and an AST activities report. An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at http:// ast.faa.gov/COMSTAC. Meetings of the COMSTAC Working Groups (Technology and Innovation, Reusable Launch Vehicle, Risk Management, and Launch Operations and Support) will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. For specific information concerning the PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 times and locations of the working group meetings, contact the Contact Person listed below. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Parker (AST–100), Office of Commercial Space Transportation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–3674; E-mail brenda.parker@faa.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, September 12, 2006. Patricia Grace Smith, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation. [FR Doc. 06–7737 Filed 9–13–06; 3:28 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34912] Chattahoochee Bay Railroad, Inc.— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Certain Assets of H&S Railroad Company, Inc., and Chattahoochee & Gulf Railroad Co., Inc. Chattahoochee Bay Railroad, Inc. (CBRR),1 a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire (by purchase) and operate certain rail assets of H&S Railroad Company, Inc. (H&S), and Chattahoochee & Gulf Railroad Co., Inc. (CHAT),2 Class III rail carriers.3 Pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement entered into by and among CBRR, CHAT, and H&S, CBRR will acquire: (1) Approximately 24.2 miles of rail line owned and operated by CHAT extending from approximately milepost 382.0, at or near Dothan, in Houston County, AL, through Henry County, AL, to approximately milepost 357.8, at or near Hilton, in Early County, GA (the 1 CBRR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI). 2 H&S is owned and controlled by H. Peter and Linda C. Claussen (collectively, the Claussens). CHAT is owned and controlled by the Gulf & Ohio Railways Holding Co., Inc., which is owned by the Claussens. 3 This proceeding is related to STB Finance Docket No. 34913, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.— Continuance in Control Exemption—Chattahoochee Bay Railroad, Inc., wherein GWI, a noncarrier holding company, has simultaneously filed a petition for exemption to continue in control of CBRR upon CBRR’s becoming a rail carrier. E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 179 / Friday, September 15, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES CHAT Line); 4 and (2) H&S’s exclusive freight rail easement over an approximately 4-mile line of railroad between approximately milepost 382 at Dothan, and approximately milepost 386 at Taylor, in Houston County, AL (the H&S Line).5 CBRR states that the CHAT Line and the H&S Line physically connect at Dothan, and CBRR will operate them as one continuous rail line. The total distance of rail lines to be purchased and operated by CBRR is approximately 28 miles. In addition, CBRR will acquire CHAT’s incidental overhead trackage rights over approximately 2.8 miles of Central of Georgia Railroad Company’s line of railroad between approximately milepost 357.8 and approximately milepost 355 near Hilton, for the purpose of interchange with the Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad. CBRR also will acquire by assignment the interests of H&S and CHAT in an agreement that gives H&S trackage rights over the CHAT Line between approximately milepost 382 and approximately milepost 378.88 near Dothan, for the purpose of interchange with CHAT.6 CBRR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of the transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. The transaction was expected to be consummated on or after August 25, 2006, the effective date of this notice of 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. 34912, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 4 CHAT acquired the rail line from Central of Georgia Railroad Company. See Chattahoochee & Gulf Railroad Co., Inc.—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Line of Central of Georgia Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34298 (STB served Mar. 26, 2003). 5 H&S acquired the rail line from Hartford and Slocomb Railroad Company. See H&S Railroad Company, Inc.—Acquisition, Operation, and Trackage Rights Exemption—Lines of Hartford and Slocomb Railroad Company, Finance Docket No. 32089 (ICC served July 22, 1992). 6 CBRR states that its acquisition of these merging interests and operation of the H&S Line and the CHAT Line as one property will cause that trackage rights agreement to be extinguished. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:51 Sep 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 54551 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Kevin M. Sheys, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, 1601 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Dated: September 6, 2006. John Fay, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. E6–15300 Filed 9–14–06; 8:45 am] Decided: September 8, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 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The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 3, 2006. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Coffman at 1–888–912–1227, or 206–220–6096. 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 Taxpayer Assistance Center Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Tuesday, October 3, 2006 from 9 a.m. Pacific Time to 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time via a telephone conference call. If you would like to have the TAP consider a written statement, please call 1–888– 912–1227 or 206–220–6096, or write to Dave Coffman, TAP Office, 915 2nd Avenue, MS W–406, Seattle, WA 98174 or you can contact us at http:// www.improveirs.org. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34912]


Chattahoochee Bay Railroad, Inc.--Acquisition and Operation 
Exemption--Certain Assets of H&S Railroad Company, Inc., and 
Chattahoochee & Gulf Railroad Co., Inc.

    Chattahoochee Bay Railroad, Inc. (CBRR),\1\ a noncarrier, has filed 
a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to acquire (by 
purchase) and operate certain rail assets of H&S Railroad Company, Inc. 
(H&S), and Chattahoochee & Gulf Railroad Co., Inc. (CHAT),\2\ Class III 
rail carriers.\3\
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    \1\ CBRR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. 
(GWI).
    \2\ H&S is owned and controlled by H. Peter and Linda C. 
Claussen (collectively, the Claussens). CHAT is owned and controlled 
by the Gulf & Ohio Railways Holding Co., Inc., which is owned by the 
Claussens.
    \3\ This proceeding is related to STB Finance Docket No. 34913, 
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.--Continuance in Control Exemption--
Chattahoochee Bay Railroad, Inc., wherein GWI, a noncarrier holding 
company, has simultaneously filed a petition for exemption to 
continue in control of CBRR upon CBRR's becoming a rail carrier.
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    Pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement entered into by and among 
CBRR, CHAT, and H&S, CBRR will acquire: (1) Approximately 24.2 miles of 
rail line owned and operated by CHAT extending from approximately 
milepost 382.0, at or near Dothan, in Houston County, AL, through Henry 
County, AL, to approximately milepost 357.8, at or near Hilton, in 
Early County, GA (the

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CHAT Line); \4\ and (2) H&S's exclusive freight rail easement over an 
approximately 4-mile line of railroad between approximately milepost 
382 at Dothan, and approximately milepost 386 at Taylor, in Houston 
County, AL (the H&S Line).\5\ CBRR states that the CHAT Line and the 
H&S Line physically connect at Dothan, and CBRR will operate them as 
one continuous rail line. The total distance of rail lines to be 
purchased and operated by CBRR is approximately 28 miles. In addition, 
CBRR will acquire CHAT's incidental overhead trackage rights over 
approximately 2.8 miles of Central of Georgia Railroad Company's line 
of railroad between approximately milepost 357.8 and approximately 
milepost 355 near Hilton, for the purpose of interchange with the 
Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad. CBRR also will acquire by assignment 
the interests of H&S and CHAT in an agreement that gives H&S trackage 
rights over the CHAT Line between approximately milepost 382 and 
approximately milepost 378.88 near Dothan, for the purpose of 
interchange with CHAT.\6\
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    \4\ CHAT acquired the rail line from Central of Georgia Railroad 
Company. See Chattahoochee & Gulf Railroad Co., Inc.--Acquisition 
and Operation Exemption--Line of Central of Georgia Railroad 
Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34298 (STB served Mar. 26, 2003).
    \5\ H&S acquired the rail line from Hartford and Slocomb 
Railroad Company. See H&S Railroad Company, Inc.--Acquisition, 
Operation, and Trackage Rights Exemption--Lines of Hartford and 
Slocomb Railroad Company, Finance Docket No. 32089 (ICC served July 
22, 1992).
    \6\ CBRR states that its acquisition of these merging interests 
and operation of the H&S Line and the CHAT Line as one property will 
cause that trackage rights agreement to be extinguished.
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    CBRR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of 
the transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class 
I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million.
    The transaction was expected to be consummated on or after August 
25, 2006, the effective date of this notice of 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. 34912, 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 Kevin M. Sheys, Kirkpatrick & 
Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, 1601 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20006.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: September 8, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
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