BNSF Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company, 7506 [E7-2440]

Download as PDF 7506 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 31 / Thursday, February 15, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34977] BNSF Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Illinois Central Railroad Company ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated December 18, 2006, Illinois Central Railroad Company (CN) has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF): (1) On CN’s Centralia Subdivision, extending between the connection with BNSF trackage at or near CN’s milepost 252.5 in Centralia, IL, and, on CN’s Fulton Subdivision, the connection with BNSF trackage at or near CN’s milepost 392.3 in Memphis, TN; 1 and (2) on CN’s Bluford Subdivision, extending between the connection with Paducah and Illinois Railroad Company and Paducah and Louisville Railway Inc. trackage at or near CN’s milepost 0.2 in Chiles Junction, KY, and CN’s milepost 2.2 in Maxon, KY, respectively, and, on CN’s Fulton Subdivision, the connection with BNSF at or near CN’s milepost 392.3 in Memphis, TN, a distance of approximately 437 miles, all within the states of IL, TN and KY.2 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on March 1, 2007.3 The purpose of the trackage rights is to facilitate the movement of traffic between (1) Centralia, IL, and Memphis, TN, (2) Maxon, KY, and Memphis, TN, and (3) Chiles Junction, KY, and Memphis, TN. BNSF will operate its own trains with its own crews over the lines. As a condition to this exemption, any employees 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 the notice contains false 1 Trackage rights extending between milepost 387.91 and milepost 389.98 on CN’s Fulton Subdivision are excluded because that segment of track is owned and operated by CSXT Transportation, Inc. 2 A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between CN and BNSF 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 motion is being addressed in a separate decision. 3 The trackage rights agreement provides for an initial term of 20 years from December 18, 2006, and that BNSF shall have the right to terminate the agreement upon advising CN 60 days in advance by written notice. The parties must seek appropriate Board authority for the trackage rights to expire. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:37 Feb 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 22, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34977, 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 Sidney L. Strickland Jr., Sidney Strickland and Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: February 6, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–2440 Filed 2–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34979] BNSF Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Grand Trunk Western Railroad Incorporated Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated December 18, 2006, Grand Trunk Western Railroad Incorporated (CN) has agreed to grant overhead trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) over a line of railroad known as CN’s Elsdon Subdivison extending between the connection with Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) trackage at or near CN’s milepost 8.5 and the connection with NS at the west end of CN’s Fence Track at or near CN’s milepost 6.1, a distance of approximately 2.4 miles, all within the State of Illinois.1 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on March 1, 2007.2 1A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between CN and BNSF 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 motion is being addressed in a separate decision. 2 The trackage rights agreement provides for an initial term of 20 years from December 18, 2006, and that BNSF shall have the right to terminate the agreement upon advising CN 60 days in advance by PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The purpose of the trackage rights is the movement of specific traffic between Corwith, IL, and Railport, IL. BNSF will operate its own trains with its own crews over the line. As a condition to this exemption, any employees 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 the 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by February 22, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34979, 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 Sidney L. Strickland Jr., Sidney Strickland and Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: February 6, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. FR Doc. E7–2443 Filed 2–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 06–109 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information written notice. The parties must seek appropriate Board authority for the trackage rights to expire. E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 34977]


BNSF Railway Company--Trackage Rights Exemption--Illinois Central 
Railroad Company

    Pursuant to a written trackage rights agreement dated December 18, 
2006, Illinois Central Railroad Company (CN) has agreed to grant 
overhead trackage rights to BNSF Railway Company (BNSF): (1) On CN's 
Centralia Subdivision, extending between the connection with BNSF 
trackage at or near CN's milepost 252.5 in Centralia, IL, and, on CN's 
Fulton Subdivision, the connection with BNSF trackage at or near CN's 
milepost 392.3 in Memphis, TN; \1\ and (2) on CN's Bluford Subdivision, 
extending between the connection with Paducah and Illinois Railroad 
Company and Paducah and Louisville Railway Inc. trackage at or near 
CN's milepost 0.2 in Chiles Junction, KY, and CN's milepost 2.2 in 
Maxon, KY, respectively, and, on CN's Fulton Subdivision, the 
connection with BNSF at or near CN's milepost 392.3 in Memphis, TN, a 
distance of approximately 437 miles, all within the states of IL, TN 
and KY.\2\
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    \1\ Trackage rights extending between milepost 387.91 and 
milepost 389.98 on CN's Fulton Subdivision are excluded because that 
segment of track is owned and operated by CSXT Transportation, Inc.
    \2\ A redacted version of the trackage rights agreement between 
CN and BNSF 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 motion is being addressed in a separate decision.
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    The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on March 1, 2007.\3\
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    \3\ The trackage rights agreement provides for an initial term 
of 20 years from December 18, 2006, and that BNSF shall have the 
right to terminate the agreement upon advising CN 60 days in advance 
by written notice. The parties must seek appropriate Board authority 
for the trackage rights to expire.
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    The purpose of the trackage rights is to facilitate the movement of 
traffic between (1) Centralia, IL, and Memphis, TN, (2) Maxon, KY, and 
Memphis, TN, and (3) Chiles Junction, KY, and Memphis, TN. BNSF will 
operate its own trains with its own crews over the lines.
    As a condition to this exemption, any employees 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 the 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 effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions 
must be filed by February 22, 2007 (at least 7 days before the 
exemption becomes effective).
    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 34977, 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 Sidney L. Strickland Jr., 
Sidney Strickland and Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, 
Washington, DC 20007.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``www.stb.dot.gov.''

    Decided: February 6, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-2440 Filed 2-14-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P