Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company, Inc. d/b/a Canadian Pacific Railway-Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc., 3912-3913 [E7-1252]

Download as PDF 3912 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety’s Office of International Standards will conduct a public meeting to review and solicit input on the program of work agreed to by the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN SCOE) for its 2007–2008 biennium and in particular, to solicit input relative to requirements for the transport of dangerous goods in limited quantities, including consumer commodities, which is a major item on this program of work. In addition, the Office of International Standards is developing a five year work plan to address international and domestic harmonization efforts taking into account its role in representing the U.S. in international forums. The public is invited to comment on any areas of a general or specific interest which should be included in this plan. DATES: February 28, 2007; 9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at DOT Headquarters, Nassif Building, Room 3200, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Duane Pfund, Director, Office of International Standards, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366–0656. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At its December 2006 session, the UN SCOE discussed a program of work for its 2007–2008 biennium. Proposals adopted during the 2007–2008 biennium will form the basis for the 16th Revised Edition of the UN Model Regulations which will come into force in the relevant national and international regulations from January 1, 2011. A major item on the program of work anticipated to be of interest to our stakeholders is requirements for the transport of dangerous goods in limited quantitites, including consumer commodities. These requirements are found in Chapter 3.4 of the UN Model Regulations and have been adopted to VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jan 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 various extents within national and international regulations including the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions on the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and the European Agreement for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road. 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[FR Doc. 07–341 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34981] Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company, Inc. d/b/a Canadian Pacific Railway—Trackage Rights Exemption—CSX Transportation, Inc. Pursuant to a draft trackage rights agreement, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights 1 to Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company, Inc. d/b/a Canadian Pacific Railway (D&H), over CSXT’s line of railroad between the connection with D&H at D&H’s Kenwood Yard at CSXT milepost 7.14± in Albany, NY, and the connection with CSXT’s Castleton Secondary at CSXT’s milepost 0.10±; and CSXT’s Castleton Secondary at CP–SK and CSXT’s Selkirk Yard, in Selkirk, NY, a distance of approximately 7.2± miles.2 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after February 16, 2006. 1 D&H’s overhead service on the line is limited to trains operated pursuant to a haulage agreement between D&H and CSXT. 2 A redacted version of a draft trackage rights agreement between D&H and CSXT was filed with the notice of exemption. Public and confidential copies of the executed trackage rights agreement (as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii)) will be filed within 10 days of the date of its execution. The request for a protective order is being addressed in a separate decision. E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices The purpose of this transaction is to allow D&H to handle CSXT’s trains between Rouses Point, NY, and CSXT’s Selkirk Yard pursuant to the aforementioned haulage agreement between the parties. As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the acquisition of the 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). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If it 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by February 2, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34981, 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 Leigh K. Currie, Leonard, Street and Deinard, 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MI 55402. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: January 22, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–1252 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] 15.2 at the connection with the BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) at Columbus, a total distance of approximately 11.7 miles.1 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after February 11, 2007 (the effective date of the exemption). The purpose of the trackage rights is to enable CAGY to provide competitive rail service to a new steel mill being constructed by SeverCorr LLC, at the Lowndes County Industrial Mega Site.2 As a condition to this exemption, any employee affected by the 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). This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If it 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. Stay petitions must be filed by February 2, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34868, 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 John D. Heffner, John D. Heffner, PLLC, 1920 N Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘http:// www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Surface Transportation Board Decided: January 22, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–1254 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] [STB Finance Docket No. 34868] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Columbus and Greenville Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Kansas City Southern Railway Company 1 A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between CAGY and KCSR was filed with the notice of exemption. The full version of the agreement, as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii), was concurrently filed under seal along with a motion for protective order. The request for a protective order is being addressed in a separate decision. 2 Specifically, these rights provide CAGY direct access to handle rail traffic between the site of SeverCorr LLC, located in the Lowndes County Industrial Mega Site, at milepost 4.0 near Columbus, on the one hand, and, on the other hand (1) the Lowndes County Port at milepost 13.4, (2) the BNSF connection near milepost 15.2, (3) points on CAGY’s lines, and (4) interchange points with other carriers located on CAGY lines in or east of Columbus, as they existed on October 5, 2005. BILLING CODE 4915–01–P sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pursuant to a trackage rights agreement dated March 3, 2006, between Columbus and Greenville Railway Company (CAGY) and Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), KCSR has agreed to grant CAGY nonexclusive overhead trackage rights over KCSR’s Tuscaloosa Subdivision between milepost 3.5 west of Columbus, MS (near Artesia, MS), and milepost VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jan 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3913 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–290 (Sub-No. 294X); STB Docket No. AB–55 (Sub-No. 676X)] Norfolk Southern Railway Company— Discontinuance Exemption—in Mercer County, NJ; CSX Transportation, Inc.— Discontinuance Exemption—in Mercer County, NJ AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Notice of exemption. SUMMARY: The Board, on its own motion, in a decision served on January 26, 2007, is exempting Norfolk Southern Railway Company and CSX Transportation, Inc. from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to discontinue service over a line of railroad known as the Robbinsville Industrial Track, subject to the employee protective conditions in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). The line extends between milepost 32.20± and milepost 37.90± in the cities of Hamilton Township and Washington Township, Mercer County, NJ, a distance of approximately 5.7 miles. The decision also grants a petition for reconsideration filed by Mr. James Riffin in a related docket, STB Docket No. AB–167 (Sub-No. 1185X), a proceeding in which Consolidated Rail Corporation filed a notice of exemption to abandon the instant line. DATES: Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(c) must be received by the railroad and the Board by February 5, 2007. Provided no OFA has been received, the exemptions will be effective on February 15, 2007. ADDRESSES: An original and 10 copies of all pleadings referring to STB Docket No. AB–290 (Sub-No. 294X) or STB Docket No. AB–55 (Sub-No. 676X) must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, send one copy of any pleadings to: (1) James R. Paschall, Senior General Attorney, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Three Commercial Place, Norfolk, VA 23510; (2) Steven C. Armbrust, Counsel, CSX Transportation, Inc., 500 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202; (3) and all parties of record in STB Docket No. AB– 167 (Sub-No. 1185X). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph H. Dettmar, (202) 565–1609. (Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.) E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 17 (Friday, January 26, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3912-3913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-1252]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34981]


Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company, Inc. d/b/a Canadian Pacific 
Railway--Trackage Rights Exemption--CSX Transportation, Inc.

    Pursuant to a draft trackage rights agreement, CSX Transportation, 
Inc. (CSXT) has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights \1\ to 
Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company, Inc. d/b/a Canadian Pacific 
Railway (D&H), over CSXT's line of railroad between the connection with 
D&H at D&H's Kenwood Yard at CSXT milepost 7.14 in Albany, 
NY, and the connection with CSXT's Castleton Secondary at CSXT's 
milepost 0.10; and CSXT's Castleton Secondary at CP-SK and 
CSXT's Selkirk Yard, in Selkirk, NY, a distance of approximately 
7.2 miles.\2\
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    \1\ D&H's overhead service on the line is limited to trains 
operated pursuant to a haulage agreement between D&H and CSXT.
    \2\ A redacted version of a draft trackage rights agreement 
between D&H and CSXT was filed with the notice of exemption. Public 
and confidential copies of the executed trackage rights agreement 
(as required by 49 CFR 1180.6(a)(7)(ii)) will be filed within 10 
days of the date of its execution. The request for a protective 
order is being addressed in a separate decision.
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    The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or after February 
16, 2006.

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    The purpose of this transaction is to allow D&H to handle CSXT's 
trains between Rouses Point, NY, and CSXT's Selkirk Yard pursuant to 
the aforementioned haulage agreement between the parties.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the 
acquisition of the 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).
    This notice is filed under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7). If it 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed 
by February 2, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes 
effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 34981, 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 Leigh K. Currie, Leonard, 
Street and Deinard, 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MI 
55402.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: January 22, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-1252 Filed 1-25-07; 8:45 am]
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