High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and Southern Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Guilford County, NC; Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Guilford County, NC, 76724-76725 [E6-21526]

Download as PDF 76724 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 245 / Thursday, December 21, 2006 / Notices K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on John D. Heffner, John D. Heffner, PLLC, 1920 N Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on its Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 14, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–21761 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34954] Commonwealth Railway, Inc.— Acquisition and Operation Exemption—Norfolk Southern Railway Company sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Commonwealth Railway, Inc. (CWRY), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire and operate approximately 12.5 miles of rail line owned by Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS) between milepost F–4.0 and milepost F–16.5 near Portsmouth, VA. CWRY currently operates the subject line pursuant to a lease with an option to purchase from NS (as the successor to Norfolk and Western Railway Company).1 CWRY states that it has agreed to grant NS and CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) trackage rights over a portion of the subject line between milepost F–16.5 and approximately milepost F–9.9 to allow each connecting carrier equal access to CWRY and the rail line.2 CWRY certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier, and that its projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. CWRY states that the parties intend to consummate the transaction after November 28, 2006 (the effective date of the exemption). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption 1 See Commonwealth Railway Incorporated— Lease, Operation, and Acquisition Exemption—Rail Lines in Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Suffolk, VA, Finance Docket No. 31528 (ICC served Sept. 8, 1989). As part of that transaction, CWRY also acquired a 3.92-mile line of railroad between milepost F–0.8 and milepost F–4.0. 2 According to CWRY, both NS and CSXT will seek the Board’s approval for the trackage rights in separate filings. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Dec 20, 2006 Jkt 211001 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. 34954, 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: Eric M. Hocky, Four Penn Center, Suite 200, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103–2808. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 12, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–21614 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–290 (Sub-No. 285X), STB Docket No. AB–290 (Sub-No. 276X)] High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and Southern Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Guilford County, NC; Norfolk Southern Railway Company—Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Guilford County, NC Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and Southern Railroad Company (HPRAS), a majority-owned NSR subsidiary, have jointly filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for NSR to discontinue service over, and for HPRAS to abandon, 1.5 miles of railroad between milepost M 0.0 and milepost M 1.5 in High Point, Guilford County, NC. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 27260, and includes the former station of High Point. NSR and HPRAS have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic can be rerouted over other lines; (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 (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 these exemptions, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment or discontinuance 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, these exemptions will be effective on January 20, 2007, 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 January 2, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by January 10, 2007, with: Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to applicants’ representative: James R. Paschall, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemptions are void ab initio. NSR and HPRAS have filed an environmental report which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment and discontinuance on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by December 26, 2006. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 500, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423) 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 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 exemptions’ 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 exemptions’ effective date. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 245 / Thursday, December 21, 2006 / Notices 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), HPRAS 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 HPRAS’s filing of a notice of consummation by December 21, 2007, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 11, 2006. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–21526 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS The Department of Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 11000, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20220. Dates: Written comments should be received on or before January 22, 2007 to be assured of consideration. United States Mint OMB Number: 1525–0012. Type of Review: Revision. Title: Generic Clearance for Voluntary Surveys to Implement E.O. 12862. Implemented by Sales and Marketing Division. Description: This is revised a Generic Clearance for an undefined number of customer satisfaction and opinion surveys or focus group interviews to be conducted over the next three years. Jkt 211001 Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: December 15, 2006. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4810–37–P Proposed Information Collection Activity: Proposed Collection; Comment Request DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 17:01 Dec 20, 2006 Michael A. Robinson, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–21823 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] [OMB Control No. 2900–0002] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 The information collected from these surveys will be used to improve mint products and services. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 81,508. Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 10,996 hours. Clearance Officer: Yvonne Pollard, (202) 722–7310, United States Mint, 799 9th Street, NW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20220. OMB Reviewer: Alexander T. Hunt, (202) 395–7316, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a claimant’s entitlement to disability pension. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before February 20, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. 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Abstract: VA Form 21–527 is completed by claimants who previously filed a claim for compensation and/or pension and wish to file a new claim for disability pension or reopen a previously denied claim for disability pension. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 104,440. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 60 minutes. Frequency of Response: One-time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 104,440. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: Decmber 7, 2006. By direction of the Secretary. Cindy Stewart, Program Analyst Initiative Coordination Service. [FR Doc. E6–21771 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-290 (Sub-No. 285X), STB Docket No. AB-290 (Sub-No. 
276X)]


High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and Southern Railroad Company--
Abandonment Exemption--in Guilford County, NC; Norfolk Southern Railway 
Company--Discontinuance of Service Exemption--in Guilford County, NC

    Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and High Point, Randleman, 
Asheboro and Southern Railroad Company (HPRAS), a majority-owned NSR 
subsidiary, have jointly filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 
Subpart F--Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service for NSR 
to discontinue service over, and for HPRAS to abandon, 1.5 miles of 
railroad between milepost M 0.0 and milepost M 1.5 in High Point, 
Guilford County, NC. The line traverses United States Postal Service 
Zip Code 27260, and includes the former station of High Point.
    NSR and HPRAS have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved 
over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic can be 
rerouted over other lines; (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 (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 these exemptions, any employee adversely affected 
by the abandonment or discontinuance 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, these exemptions will be 
effective on January 20, 2007, 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 
January 2, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by January 10, 2007, 
with: 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 exemptions' 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 exemptions' 
effective date.
    \2\ Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which 
currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
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    A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to 
applicants' representative: James R. Paschall, Three Commercial Place, 
Norfolk, VA 23510.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemptions are void ab initio.
    NSR and HPRAS have filed an environmental report which addresses 
the effects, if any, of the abandonment and discontinuance on the 
environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental 
assessment (EA) by December 26, 2006. Interested persons may obtain a 
copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 500, Surface Transportation 
Board, Washington, DC 20423) 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

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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), HPRAS 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 HPRAS's filing of a notice of 
consummation by December 21, 2007, and there are no legal or regulatory 
barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically 
expire.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: December 11, 2006.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary. 1 4
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