CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Manatee County, FL, 14861-14862 [E7-5472]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 60 / Thursday, March 29, 2007 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES circulars is largely a restatement of the SMP chapter in the 1998 Section 5310 Circular 9070.1E (Chapter VII). FTA did not make any changes to the proposed Chapter VII; we have adopted the proposed Chapter VII as the final Chapter VII. In all three program circulars, the first two parts of Chapter VII explain the general requirements and purpose of Management Plans. The third part, ‘‘Reviews,’’ differs slightly among the programs. The Section 5310 circular discusses only State Management Reviews (as it is an entirely Statemanaged program), while the JARC and New Freedom circulars discuss reviews at both the State and designated recipient level. The ‘‘Reviews’’ part of Chapter VII is an addition to the 1998 Section 5310 circular. The fourth part of Chapter VII discusses the content of Management Plans. The suggested content of SMPs and PMPs is essentially identical in all three circulars, but the Section 5310 circular reflects the fact that Section 5310 is entirely State administered. Management Plans are to include a section on use of the 10 percent of the apportionment available for administration and technical assistance, and a description of how the State or designated recipient makes additional resources available to local areas. The final part of Chapter VII, which discusses revisions to the Management Plan, is the same for all three circulars, and mirrors the language in the 1998 Section 5310 circular. One commenter requested that FTA make the information in the SMP and PMP more available to the public. Members of the public can obtain this information from the FTA regional office that serves the designated recipient or State. In addition, some grantees make this information available on their Web sites. H. Chapter VIII—Other Provisions This chapter is an expansion of the current ‘‘Other Provisions’’ chapter in the 1998 Section 5310 circular, and is virtually the same for all three circulars. Chapter VIII summarizes a number of FTA-specific and other Federal requirements that FTA grantees are held to in addition to the program-specific requirements and guidance provided in these circulars. This chapter explains some of the most relevant requirements and provides citations to the actual statutory or regulatory text. Grantees should use this document in conjunction with FTA’s ‘‘Master Agreement’’ and the current fiscal year ‘‘Certifications and Assurances’’ to assure that they have met all VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:20 Mar 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 requirements. Grantees may contact FTA Regional Counsel for more details about these requirements. In paragraph 10(b) of the proposed JARC circular, describing transit employee protection under 49 U.S.C. 5333(b), FTA stated that we anticipate the Department of Labor (DOL) will revise the warranty and procedures currently in use relative to Section 5311. One commenter wanted to know, until such action is taken by DOL, what provisions are being made to allow the Section 5311 process to be applied to rural grantees of the JARC program. We have removed this language from the JARC circular, and will amend the circular when/if DOL changes its procedures. Until DOL changes its procedures, the Section 5311 warranty will not apply to rural JARC projects, and FTA must transmit JARC grants to DOL for certification. JARC projects should not be combined in a single grant with Section 5311 funds. Paragraph 14 discusses the Drug and Alcohol testing requirements for Section 5310, JARC, and New Freedom. Recipients that only receive Section 5310, JARC, or New Freedom funds are not subject to FTA’s drug and alcohol testing rules, but must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rule for employees who hold Commercial Driver’s Licenses. Recipients of other FTA programs that also receive Section 5310, JARC, or New Freedom funds should include any employees funded under these programs in their testing program. One commenter asserted that FTA rules do not allow employees not covered by FTA’s drug and alcohol rules to be tested under FTA rules, and therefore they would have to have two testing programs. An FTA compliant testing program, as required by the receipt of FTA operating or capital funding (5307, 5309, 5311), can be used for Section 5310, JARC, and New Freedom employees; there is no need to have two testing programs. Employees of a subrecipient of Section 5310, JARC, or New Freedom funds from a designated recipient of another FTA program (such as 5307 or 5311) should also be included in the designated recipient’s testing program. I. Appendices The Appendices sections for the Section 5310, JARC, and New Freedom programs are intended as tools for developing a grant application. Appendix A specifically addresses steps and instructions for preparing a grant application, including pre-application and application stages. Appendix A also includes an application checklist and PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14861 information for registering with the Electronic Clearinghouse Operation System (ECHO). One commenter questioned why both an Allocation Letter and a Program of Projects (POP) needed to be submitted at the same time, since the POP is included with the grant application and includes the same information as the Allocation Letter. We have revised the language in paragraph 1(f) of Appendix A to state that the Allocation Letter is only necessary if the State is allowing a public entity in a small urbanized area under 200,000 in population to apply for funds directly from FTA. Appendix B includes a sample program of projects. Appendix C in the 5310 circular and Appendix E in the JARC and New Freedom circulars provides contact information for FTA’s regional offices. In the JARC and New Freedom circulars, Appendix C includes budget information and provides specific activity line item (ALI) codes for specific types of eligible costs (i.e., capital, operating, planning, etc.). A sample approved budget is included in Appendix D. Appendix C in the Section 5310 circular and Appendix E in the JARC and New Freedom circulars contain contact information for FTA’s regional and metropolitan offices. Appendix D in Section 5310 and Appendix F in the JARC and New Freedom circulars list potential sources of technical assistance. In the final circulars, we added Appendix E in the Section 5310 circular and Appendix G in the JARC and New Freedom circulars, ‘‘Relationship Between Coordinated Planning and Metropolitan and Statewide Planning.’’ The final Appendix in each circular is a list of References, traditionally at the front of FTA circulars. FTA has moved this list to an appendix for ease of reading. Issued in Washington, DC, this 22nd day of March 2007. James S. Simpson, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–5734 Filed 3–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–55 (Sub–No. 672X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Manatee County, FL CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.66-mile E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 14862 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 60 / Thursday, March 29, 2007 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES line of railroad on its Southern Region, Jacksonville Division, Palmetto Subdivision, from milepost SWC 871.0 to the end of track at milepost 871.66, known as the west end of the Parrish Spur, City of Palmetto, in Manatee County, FL. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 34221. CSXT has certified that: (1) No traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line 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 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 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 April 28, 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 April 9, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 18, 2007, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to CSXT’s representative: Steven C. Armbrust, 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 is currently set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:20 Mar 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 Esq., CSX Transportation, Inc., 500 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CSXT has filed environmental and historic reports which address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by April 3, 2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305. [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), CSXT 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 CSXT’s filing of a notice of consummation by March 29, 2008, 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 WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. Decided: March 20, 2007. By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–5472 Filed 3–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Credit for Renewable Electricity Production, Refined Coal Production, and Indian Coal Production, and Publication of Inflation Adjustment Factors and Reference Prices for Calendar Year 2007 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Publication of inflation adjustment factors and reference prices for calendar year 2007 as required by section 45(e)(2)(A) of the Internal AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 45(e)(2)(A)), section 45(e)(8)(C) (26 U.S.C. 45(e)(8)(C)), and section 45(e)(10)(C) (26 U.S.C. 45(e)(10)(C)). SUMMARY: The 2007 inflation adjustment factors and reference prices are used in determining the availability of the credit for renewable electricity production, refined coal production, and Indian coal production under section 45. DATES: The 2007 inflation adjustment factors and reference prices apply to calendar year 2007 sales of kilowatt hours of electricity produced in the United States or a possession thereof from qualified energy resources, and to 2007 sales of refined coal and Indian coal produced in the United States or a possession thereof. Inflation Adjustment Factors: The inflation adjustment factor for calendar year 2007 for qualified energy resources and refined coal is 1.3433. The inflation adjustment factor for Indian coal is 1.0293. Reference Prices: The reference price for calendar year 2007 for facilities producing electricity from wind is 3.29 cents per kilowatt hour. The reference prices for fuel used as feedstock within the meaning of section 45(c)(7)(A) (relating to refined coal production) are $31.90 per ton for calendar year 2002 and $48.35 per ton for calendar year 2007. The reference prices for facilities producing electricity from closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, geothermal energy, solar energy, small irrigation power, municipal solid waste, and qualified hydropower production have not been determined for calendar year 2007. The IRS is exploring methods of determining those reference prices for calendar year 2008. Because the 2007 reference price for electricity produced from wind does not exceed 8 cents multiplied by the inflation adjustment factor, the phaseout of the credit provided in section 45(b)(1) does not apply to such electricity sold during calendar year 2007. Because the 2007 reference price of fuel used as feedstock for refined coal does not exceed the $31.90 reference price of such fuel in 2002 multiplied by the inflation adjustment factor and 1.7, the phaseout of credit provided in section 45(e)(8)(B) does not apply to refined coal sold during calendar year 2007. Further, for electricity produced from closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, geothermal energy, solar energy, small irrigation power, municipal solid waste, and qualified hydropower production, the phaseout of credit provided in section 45(b)(1) does not apply to such electricity sold during calendar year 2007. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 60 (Thursday, March 29, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14861-14862]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-55 (Sub-No. 672X)]


CSX Transportation, Inc.--Abandonment Exemption--in Manatee 
County, FL

    CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) has filed a notice of exemption 
under 49 CFR part 1152 Subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 
0.66-mile

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line of railroad on its Southern Region, Jacksonville Division, 
Palmetto Subdivision, from milepost SWC 871.0 to the end of track at 
milepost 871.66, known as the west end of the Parrish Spur, City of 
Palmetto, in Manatee County, FL. The line traverses United States 
Postal Service Zip Code 34221.
    CSXT has certified that: (1) No traffic has moved over the line for 
at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line 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 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 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 April 28, 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 
April 9, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by April 18, 2007, with 
the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., 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 is 
currently 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 
CSXT's representative: Steven C. Armbrust, Esq., CSX Transportation, 
Inc., 500 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32202.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    CSXT has filed environmental and historic reports which address the 
effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic 
resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by April 3, 
2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA 
(Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423-0001) or 
by calling SEA, at (202) 245-0305. [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), CSXT 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 CSXT's filing of a notice of 
consummation by March 29, 2008, 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 
WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.

    Decided: March 20, 2007.

    By the Board, Joseph H. Dettmar, Acting Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-5472 Filed 3-28-07; 8:45 am]
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