BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Clinton and Marion Counties, IL, 20010-20011 [E7-7535]

Download as PDF 20010 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 76 / Friday, April 20, 2007 / Notices a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than April 27, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35016, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Thomas F. McFarland, 208 South LaSalle St., Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604–1112. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: April 13, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–7590 Filed 4–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35015] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Kaw River Railroad, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption 1—BNSF Railway Company Kaw River Railroad, Inc. (KRR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and operate approximately 14.66 miles of rail lines located in BNSF’s Bedford Yard and the Bedford Industrial Park, in North Kansas City, MO, as follows: Track Numbers 1601 through 1605, including associated lead Track Numbers 1 through 10 coming off of Track Number 1606, and Track Number 1606 starting on the west end from the clearance point of the switch with Track Number 1502. In conjunction with the lease of these rail lines, KRR will acquire incidental, restricted overhead trackage rights over a 1.52-mile BNSF rail line located between the Bedford Yard and the Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) track leading to KCS’s Knoche Yard via the ASB Bridge, in North Kansas City. KRR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class 1 The original notice did not include ‘‘operation’’ in the title. Because it is clear that KRR will also become the operator of the leased lines, the title has been revised accordingly. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Apr 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 II or Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is the May 6, 2007 effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). If the verified 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 transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than April 27, 2007. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35015, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E. Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Karl Morell, 1455 F Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: April 12, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–7544 Filed 4–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub-No. 452X)] BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Clinton and Marion Counties, IL BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 1.05 miles of rail line, extending between milepost 13.97 and milepost 15.02, near Centralia, in Clinton and Marion Counties, IL.1 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 62801. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line will be rerouted; (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 1 In a letter filed on April 5, 2007, BNSF clarifies that its use of MN in the headings of the notice is a clerical error, and that MN should be replaced with IL in the headings, as is consistent with the use of IL or Illinois in the text of the notice and newspaper publication. PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation 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 at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 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 May 22, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by April 30, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by May 10, 2007, with: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to BNSF’s representative: Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., Sidney Strickland and Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF has filed a combined environmental and historic report which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by April 27, 2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to 2 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. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 76 / Friday, April 20, 2007 / Notices 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), BNSF 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 BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by April 20, 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 http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: April 9, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–7535 Filed 4–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES April 13, 2007. The Department of the 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 May 21, 2007 to be assured of consideration. Bureau of Public Debt (BPD) MB Number: 1535–0094 Type of Review: Extension. Title: Regulations Governing Payments by the Automated Clearing VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Apr 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 House Method on Account of United States Securities. Description: The information is needed in order to make payments to investors in United States Securities by the Automated Clearing House (ACH) method. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1 hour. OMB Number: 1535–0131. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Application For Disposition of Series I Savings Bonds after the Death of the registered owner(s). Form: PD F 5394. Description: Used to distribute Series I savings bonds after the death of the registered owner(s). Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,050 hours. OMB Number: 1535–0095. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Regulations Governing United States Savings Bonds Series E/EE and H/HH. Description: The regulations mandate the payment of H/HH interest by Direct Deposit (ACH method). Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1 hour. OMB Number: 1535–0121. Type of Review: Extension. Title: U.S. Treasury Securities State and Local Government Series Early Redemption Request. Form: PD F 5377. Description: Used for early redemption of State and Local Government Series Securities. Respondents: State, Local and Tribal Government. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 247 hours. Clearance Officer: Vicki S. Thorpe (304) 480–8150, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26106. OMB Reviewer: Alexander T. Hunt (202) 395–7316, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. 20011 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Hudson Insurance Company Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is Supplemental No. 8 to the Treasury Department Circular 570; 2006 Revision, published June 30, 2006, at 71 FR 37694. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Surety Bond Branch at (202) 874–6850. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Certificate of Authority as an acceptable surety on Federal bonds is hereby issued under 31 U.S.C. 9305 to the following Company: Hudson Insurance Company (NAIC #25054). Business Address: 17 State Street, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Phone: (212) 978–2851. Underwriting Limitation b/: $11,542,000. Surety Licenses c/: AL, AK, AR, CA, CO, DE, DC, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NIM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY. Incorporated IN: Delaware. Federal-bond-approving officers should annotate their reference copies of the Treasury Circular 570 (‘‘Circular’’), 2006 Revision, to reflect this addition. Certificates of Authority expire on June 30th each year, unless revoked prior to that date. The Certificate are subject to subsequent annual renewal as long as the companies remain qualified (see 31 CFR part 223). A list of qualified companies is published annually as of July 1st in the Circular, which outlines details as to underwriting limitations, areas in which companies are licensed to transact surety business, and other information. The Circular may be viewed and downloaded through the Internet at http://www.fms.treas.gov/c570. Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service, Financial Accounting and Services Division, Surety Bond Branch, 3700 East-West Highway, Room 6F01, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Michael A. Robinson, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–7562 Filed 4–19–07; 8:45 am] Dated: April 5, 2007. Vivian L. Cooper, Director, Financial Accounting and Services Division, Financial Management Service. [FR Doc. 07–1954 Filed 4–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–39–P BILLING CODE 4810–35–M PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 76 (Friday, April 20, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20010-20011]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7535]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Docket No. AB-6 (Sub-No. 452X)]


BNSF Railway Company--Abandonment Exemption--in Clinton and 
Marion Counties, IL

    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 
49 CFR 1152 Subpart F--Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 
1.05 miles of rail line, extending between milepost 13.97 and milepost 
15.02, near Centralia, in Clinton and Marion Counties, IL.\1\ The line 
traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 62801.
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    \1\ In a letter filed on April 5, 2007, BNSF clarifies that its 
use of MN in the headings of the notice is a clerical error, and 
that MN should be replaced with IL in the headings, as is consistent 
with the use of IL or Illinois in the text of the notice and 
newspaper publication.
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    BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the 
line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line will be 
rerouted; (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 or with any U.S. District 
Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year 
period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental 
reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 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 May 22, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. 
Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,\2\ formal 
expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),\3\ and 
trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by 
April 30, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use 
conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by May 10, 2007, with: 
Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423-
0001.
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    \2\ 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.
    \3\ 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 
BNSF's representative: Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., Sidney Strickland and 
Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007.
    If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, 
the exemption is void ab initio.
    BNSF has filed a combined environmental and historic report which 
addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment 
and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) 
by April 27, 2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by 
writing to

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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), BNSF 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 BNSF's filing of a notice of 
consummation by April 20, 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 http:/
/www.stb.dot.gov.

    Decided: April 9, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-7535 Filed 4-19-07; 8:45 am]
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