Utah Transit Authority-Acquisition Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company, 21069-21070 [E7-8069]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 81 / Friday April 27, 2007 / Notices agency’s goal is to reduce the rate of fatalities in high (0.08+) Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled from 0.51 in 2003 to 0.48 in 2008. In order to plan and evaluate programs intended to reduce alcohol-impaired driving, NHTSA needs to periodically update its knowledge and understanding of the public’s attitudes and behaviors with respect to drinking and driving. NHTSA began measuring the driving age public’s attitudes and behaviors regarding drinking and driving in 1991. The proposed study, to be administered in the 1st quarter of 2008, and the eighth in this series of surveys, will collect data on topics included in the first seven studies (and some additional topics), including: frequency of drinking and driving and of riding with a driver who has been drinking, ways to prevent drinking and driving, enforcement of drinking and driving laws, and understanding of BAC levels and legal limits. The findings from this proposed collection of information will assist NHTSA in addressing the problem of alcohol-impaired driving and in formulating programs and recommendations to Congress. NHTSA will use the findings to help focus current programs and activities to achieve the greatest benefit, to develop new programs to decrease the likelihood of drinking and driving, and to provide informational support to States, localities, and law enforcement agencies that will aid them in their efforts to reduce drinking and driving crashes and injuries. Description of the Likely Respondents (Including Estimated Number, and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information)—Under this proposed effort, the Contractor would conduct a survey pretest and final survey administration. A total of 18 telephone pretest interviews averaging 20 minutes in length would be administered to test the computer programming of the questionnaire, and to determine if any last adjustments to the questionnaire are needed. Following any revisions carried out as a result of the pretest, the Contractor would conduct telephone interviews averaging approximately 20 minutes in length with 6,000 randomly selected members of the general public age 16 and older in telephone households. For nondrinkers and non-drivers the interview will average below 20 minutes, while for drinker-drivers it will average slightly over 20 minutes. The respondent sample would be selected from all 50 States plus the District of Columbia. Interviews would be VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Apr 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 conducted with persons at residential phone numbers selected through random digit dialing. Businesses are ineligible for the sample and would not be interviewed. No more than one respondent would be selected per household. Each member of the sample would complete one interview. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information—NHTSA estimates that the pretest interviews would require an average of 20 minutes apiece or a total of 6 hours for the 18 respondents. Each respondent in the final survey sample would require an average of 20 minutes to complete the telephone interview or a total of 2,000 hours for the 6,000 respondents. Thus, the number of estimated reporting burden hours a year on the general public would be 2,006 for the proposed survey (6 for the pretest, and 2000 for the final survey administration). The respondents would not incur any reporting cost from the information collection. The respondents also would not incur any record keeping burden or record keeping cost from the information collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Marilena Amoni, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. E7–8072 Filed 4–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35008] Utah Transit Authority—Acquisition Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company Utah Transit Authority (UTA), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 1 to acquire from Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) the ‘‘remaining width’’ 2 of a portion of the Bingham Industrial Lead (Lead) extending from milepost 0.0. at Midvale to milepost 6.60 at Bagley, in Salt Lake County, UT. UTA 1 The notice was filed on March 27, 2007, and, at the Board’s request, was supplemented on April 16, 2007, with a letter describing the trackage to be acquired. April 16, 2007 will be considered the filing date and the basis for all due dates. 2 According to UTA, the remaining width is a 35foot wide strip of land, the portion of the right-ofway on which the rail and supporting operating infrastructure are located. UTA previously acquired a 35-foot wide strip of the Bingham Industrial Lead right-of-way. See Utah Transit Authority— Acquisition Exemption—Certain Assets of Union Pacific Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34170 (STB served May 22, 2002). PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21069 attached a copy of the agreement with UP, captioned ‘‘Eighth Amendment to Purchase and Sale Agreement.’’ UTA maintains that the acquisition does not require Board authorization and, on April 20, 2007, filed a motion to dismiss the notice of exemption and also filed a copy of its Administration and Coordination Agreement with Savage Bingham & Garfield Railroad Company (SBGR), the carrier that is to operate the Lead. Previously, on February 27, 2007, SBGR, a noncarrier, invoked the class exemption to acquire from UP and operate freight easements upon, over, and across a number of rail lines and track, including the Lead between milepost 0.18 at Midvale and milepost 6.60 at Bagley Spur. See Savage Bingham & Garfield Railroad Company—Acquisition and Operation Exemption, STB Finance Docket No. 35002, served and published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2007 (72 FR 12261) (Savage Bingham). In the notice of exemption, SBGR stated that in a separate transaction UP would: (1) Convey the right-of-way of the Lead to UTA; (2) reserve an operating easement over the Lead; and (3) convey the operating easement over the Lead to SBGR. SBGR also stated that it would enter into an Administration and Coordination Agreement with UTA to govern the rail freight services SBGR would provide over the Lead during specified periods when UTA’s planned passenger light rail services would operate.3 UTA certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III rail carrier. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is May 16, 2007, the effective date of the notice of exemption, as supplemented (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 3 That exemption was scheduled to become effective on March 29, 2007, but was stayed at the request of Utah Shipper Coalition (Coalition) in a decision served on March 28, 2007, pending further action by the Board. The Board stated that UTA must obtain Board approval or a finding that Board approval is not needed for it to acquire the Lead before SBGR may proceed with the acquisition in STB Finance Docket No. 35002. Additionally, the Board stated that UTA’s submission should include a copy of the Administration and Coordination Agreement it plans to enter into with SBGR and a copy of any other related agreements not previously submitted that would allow the Board to ascertain whether the proposed transaction would allow SBGR to fulfill the common carrier obligation it seeks to acquire. E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 21070 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 81 / Friday April 27, 2007 / Notices a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than May 9, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective).4 An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35008, 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 Charles A. Spitulnik, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Suite 905, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: April 23, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–8069 Filed 4–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning an extension of OMB approval of the information collection titled, ‘‘Lending Limits—12 CFR 32.’’ The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the information collection to OMB for review and approval. 4 An April 17, 2007 filing by the Coalition asks that the notice be stayed, pointing out that a notice in a related proceeding, Savage Bingham, was stayed at the Coalition’s request on March 28, 2007. See supra note 3. UTA replied in opposition. The Coalition recites no stay criteria and acknowledges that the stay imposed in Savage Bingham operates to prevent the transaction in STB Finance Docket No. 35008 from going forward. No action will be taken on this request. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Apr 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 Comments should be submitted by May 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0221, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874–4448, or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC’s Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling (202) 874–5043. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0221, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725, 17th Street, NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may request additional information from Mary Gottlieb, Clearance Officer, or Camille Dickerson, (202) 874–5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Lending Limits—12 CFR 32. Type of Review: Extension, without revision, of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1557–0221. Description: 12 CFR 32.7(b) established a pilot program providing exceptions to the lending limits for 1–4 family residential real estate loans and loans to small businesses. The exceptions benefit national banks, purchasers of real estate, and small businesses. This information collection requires national banks that want to take advantage of the exceptions to apply to OCC and receive approval before using the exceptions. The OCC needs the information to evaluate whether a bank is eligible to use the exceptions and to insure that the banks safety and soundness will not be jeopardized. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Burden Estimates: Estimated Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Number of Responses: 100. Estimated Annual Burden: 2,600 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: A 60-day Federal Register Notice was issued on February 7, 2007 (72 FR 5800). No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection is necessary for the proper performance of DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: April 23, 2007. Stuart Feldstein, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. E7–8110 Filed 4–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning an extension of OMB approval of the information collection titled ‘‘Consumer Protections for Depository Institution Sales of Insurance.’’ The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the information collection to OMB for review and approval. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0220, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 81 (Friday, April 27, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21069-21070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8069]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board

[STB Finance Docket No. 35008]


Utah Transit Authority--Acquisition Exemption--Union Pacific 
Railroad Company

    Utah Transit Authority (UTA), a noncarrier, has filed a verified 
notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 \1\ to acquire from Union 
Pacific Railroad Company (UP) the ``remaining width'' \2\ of a portion 
of the Bingham Industrial Lead (Lead) extending from milepost 0.0. at 
Midvale to milepost 6.60 at Bagley, in Salt Lake County, UT. UTA 
attached a copy of the agreement with UP, captioned ``Eighth Amendment 
to Purchase and Sale Agreement.'' UTA maintains that the acquisition 
does not require Board authorization and, on April 20, 2007, filed a 
motion to dismiss the notice of exemption and also filed a copy of its 
Administration and Coordination Agreement with Savage Bingham & 
Garfield Railroad Company (SBGR), the carrier that is to operate the 
Lead.
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    \1\ The notice was filed on March 27, 2007, and, at the Board's 
request, was supplemented on April 16, 2007, with a letter 
describing the trackage to be acquired. April 16, 2007 will be 
considered the filing date and the basis for all due dates.
    \2\ According to UTA, the remaining width is a 35-foot wide 
strip of land, the portion of the right-of-way on which the rail and 
supporting operating infrastructure are located. UTA previously 
acquired a 35-foot wide strip of the Bingham Industrial Lead right-
of-way. See Utah Transit Authority--Acquisition Exemption--Certain 
Assets of Union Pacific Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 
34170 (STB served May 22, 2002).
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    Previously, on February 27, 2007, SBGR, a noncarrier, invoked the 
class exemption to acquire from UP and operate freight easements upon, 
over, and across a number of rail lines and track, including the Lead 
between milepost 0.18 at Midvale and milepost 6.60 at Bagley Spur. See 
Savage Bingham & Garfield Railroad Company--Acquisition and Operation 
Exemption, STB Finance Docket No. 35002, served and published in the 
Federal Register on March 15, 2007 (72 FR 12261) (Savage Bingham).
    In the notice of exemption, SBGR stated that in a separate 
transaction UP would: (1) Convey the right-of-way of the Lead to UTA; 
(2) reserve an operating easement over the Lead; and (3) convey the 
operating easement over the Lead to SBGR. SBGR also stated that it 
would enter into an Administration and Coordination Agreement with UTA 
to govern the rail freight services SBGR would provide over the Lead 
during specified periods when UTA's planned passenger light rail 
services would operate.\3\
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    \3\ That exemption was scheduled to become effective on March 
29, 2007, but was stayed at the request of Utah Shipper Coalition 
(Coalition) in a decision served on March 28, 2007, pending further 
action by the Board. The Board stated that UTA must obtain Board 
approval or a finding that Board approval is not needed for it to 
acquire the Lead before SBGR may proceed with the acquisition in STB 
Finance Docket No. 35002. Additionally, the Board stated that UTA's 
submission should include a copy of the Administration and 
Coordination Agreement it plans to enter into with SBGR and a copy 
of any other related agreements not previously submitted that would 
allow the Board to ascertain whether the proposed transaction would 
allow SBGR to fulfill the common carrier obligation it seeks to 
acquire.
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    UTA certifies that its projected revenues as a result of this 
transaction will not exceed those that would qualify it as a Class III 
rail carrier.
    The earliest this transaction may be consummated is May 16, 2007, 
the effective date of the notice of exemption, as supplemented (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

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a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction. 
Petitions for stay must be filed no later than May 9, 2007 (at least 7 
days before the exemption becomes effective).\4\
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    \4\ An April 17, 2007 filing by the Coalition asks that the 
notice be stayed, pointing out that a notice in a related 
proceeding, Savage Bingham, was stayed at the Coalition's request on 
March 28, 2007. See supra note 3. UTA replied in opposition. The 
Coalition recites no stay criteria and acknowledges that the stay 
imposed in Savage Bingham operates to prevent the transaction in STB 
Finance Docket No. 35008 from going forward. No action will be taken 
on this request.
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    An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB 
Finance Docket No. 35008, 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 Charles A. Spitulnik, 1001 
Connecticut Avenue, NW., Suite 905, Washington, DC 20036.
    Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at 
``WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.''

    Decided: April 23, 2007.

    By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of 
Proceedings.
Vernon A. Williams,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-8069 Filed 4-26-07; 8:45 am]
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