Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Barbour County, AL, 3477 [E7-913]

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Go to the Docket Management System (DMS) Web page of the Department of Transportation (http:// dms.dot.gov). B. On that page, click on ‘‘Simple Search.’’ C. On the next page (http:// dms.dot.gov/search/ searchFormSimple.cfm/) type in the five-digit Docket number shown at the VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:58 Jan 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 beginning of this Notice (20132). Click on ‘‘Search.’’ D. On the next page, which contains Docket summary information for the Docket you selected, click on the desired comments. You may also download the comments. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30111, 30168; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Dated: January 18, 2007. Nicole R. Nason, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–1130 Filed 1–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–1000X] Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Barbour County, AL On January 5, 2007, Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc. (GSWR), filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903–05 1 to abandon a 4.54-mile line of railroad extending from milepost H–334.46, at Eufaula, to milepost H–339.00, near Eufaula, in Barbour County, AL. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 36027. The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in GSWR’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by April 25, 2007. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,300 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 1 In addition to an exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903, GSWR seeks exemption from 49 U.S.C. 10904 (offer of financial assistance procedures) and 49 U.S.C. 10905 (public use conditions). GSWR states that it has agreed to donate the subject line to the City of Eufaula for the purpose of constructing a trail along the corridor and that the City’s Federal grant money for the project is about to expire. GSWR’s request for exemption from sections 10904 and 10905 will be addressed in the final decision. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3477 All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than February 14, 2007. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB– 1000X, and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. Replies to the petition are due on or before February 14, 2007. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Services at (202) 565–1592 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at (202) 565–1539. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by SEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on the EA will generally be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: January 17, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–913 Filed 1–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-1000X]


Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in 
Barbour County, AL

    On January 5, 2007, Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc. (GSWR), 
filed with the Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption 
from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903-05 \1\ to abandon a 4.54-mile 
line of railroad extending from milepost H-334.46, at Eufaula, to 
milepost H-339.00, near Eufaula, in Barbour County, AL. The line 
traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 36027.
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    \1\ In addition to an exemption from the prior approval 
requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903, GSWR seeks exemption from 49 U.S.C. 
10904 (offer of financial assistance procedures) and 49 U.S.C. 10905 
(public use conditions). GSWR states that it has agreed to donate 
the subject line to the City of Eufaula for the purpose of 
constructing a trail along the corridor and that the City's Federal 
grant money for the project is about to expire. GSWR's request for 
exemption from sections 10904 and 10905 will be addressed in the 
final decision.
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    The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any 
documentation in GSWR's possession will be made available promptly to 
those requesting it.
    The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the 
conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.--Abandonment--Goshen, 
360 I.C.C. 91 (1979).
    By issuing this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption 
proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be 
issued by April 25, 2007.
    Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) 
will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting 
the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,300 
filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25).
    All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment 
of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for 
other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public 
use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 
49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than February 14, 2007. Each trail 
use request must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 
1002.2(f)(27).
    All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. 
AB-1000X, and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423-0001; and (2) Karl Morell, Ball Janik 
LLP, 1455 F Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. Replies to 
the petition are due on or before February 14, 2007.
    Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment 
procedures may contact the Board's Office of Public Services at (202) 
565-1592 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations 
at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be 
directed to the Board's Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at 
(202) 565-1539. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available 
through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-
8339.]
    An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement 
(EIS), if necessary) prepared by SEA will be served upon all parties of 
record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its 
preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy 
of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will 
be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The 
deadline for submission of comments on the EA will generally be within 
30 days of its service.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: January 17, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-913 Filed 1-24-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P