BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in King County, WA, 65567-65568 [E6-18647]

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E6–18867 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub-No. 453X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in King County, WA BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 0.65 miles of rail line, extending between milepost 10.60 and milepost 11.25, near Wilburton, in King County, WA. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 98005. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) overhead traffic on the line will 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 Surface Transportation 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 at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 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 (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 December 8, 2006, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65567 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 November 20, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 28, 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 a combined environmental and historic report which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by November 13, 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. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by November 8, 2007, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. 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\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 65568 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Notices Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: October 30, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–18647 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34944] cprice-sewell on PRODPC62 with NOTICES Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—BNSF Railway Company Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to Portland & Western Railroad, Inc. (PNWR), extending from the facilities of the Portland Terminal Railroad Company at Portland, OR, to Willbridge, OR, on (a) BNSF main track #1 between milepost 0.69 and milepost 4.32 and (b) BNSF main track #2 between milepost 0.91 and milepost 4.25 (including use of the crossover), a distance of approximately 3.6 miles. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or after October 30, 2006, and the temporary trackage rights are scheduled to expire on December 30, 2006. This transaction is related to two concurrently filed notices of exemption in STB Finance Docket No. 34945, Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.— Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company, and STB Finance Docket No. 34946, Portland & Western Railroad, Inc.—Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption—Portland Terminal Railroad Company. In STB Finance Docket No. 34945, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to PNWR over a 50-mile line of railroad extending between milepost 0.0 on UP’s Portland Subdivision at Portland, OR, and milepost 720.9 on UP’s Brooklyn Subdivision at Labish, OR. In STB Finance Docket No. 34946, Portland Terminal Railroad Company has agreed to grant temporary overhead trackage rights to PNWR over a 1.5-mile line of railroad extending between milepost 0.91 on BNSF’s Fallbridge Subdivision and milepost 0.0 on UP’s Portland Subdivision, all located near Union Station in Portland, OR. The VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 trackage rights in these proceedings will connect to make a continuous detour route between Willbridge and Labish, OR, that will allow PNWR to continue to handle traffic while its line is undergoing rehabilitation and reconstruction. 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 employees 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 8, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65567-65568]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-18647]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-6 (Sub-No. 453X)]


BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in King County, WA

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 
49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon 
approximately 0.65 miles of rail line, extending between milepost 10.60 
and milepost 11.25, near Wilburton, in King County, WA. The line 
traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 98005.
    BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) overhead traffic on the line will 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 Surface Transportation 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 at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental 
reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 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 (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 December 8, 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 
November 20, 2006. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 28, 2006, 
with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20423-0001.
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    \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 Out-of-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).
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    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 a combined environmental and historic report which 
addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) 
by November 13, 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.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file 
a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has 
exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If 
consummation has not been effected by BNSF's filing of a notice of 
consummation by November 8, 2007, and there are no legal or regulatory 
barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically 
expire.

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    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: October 30, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-18647 Filed 11-7-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P